The “positive contribution” of the COVID-19 pandemic to the fastest technological development of Greece
Title: The Digital Transition in Greece – Challenges and Opportunities
In the midst of this unprecedented and challenging situation our country is experiencing, it is evident that a path of proper technology utilization and digitization has opened for the benefit of all.
It is now well-known that the pandemic accelerated the digitization processes of public services. With the creation of an online platform serving citizens, remote services such as authorizations, responsible declarations, and e-prescriptions are provided.
The banking system also simplified various processes, such as remote registration for e-banking to facilitate everyday transactions. Previously, physical presence at the branch, numerous documents, and almost a whole day, considering the traffic, queue waiting, bureaucracy, etc., were required.
Simultaneously, remote work became widely known in the business sector, benefiting both employers and employees. This helped several companies operate smoothly during this particular period, demonstrating improved employee performance from their home environment (as confirmed by studies worldwide).
However, are businesses in Greece ready to welcome and manage such an increased volume of network data from now on? The answer is probably no. While some entrepreneurs had previously invested in their network, many had not realized its value. Now and in the decades to come, entrepreneurs must understand and invest in the proper network infrastructure. Trusted and specialized network service providers play a crucial role, advising, guiding entrepreneurs, and professionally maintaining their entire network.
The truth is that our country is at the beginning of this abrupt digital transition. There are still several steps that the state and all professional sectors must take with technology in mind to improve our lives the next day.
Better late than never!