The next financial year will be marked by uncertainty and new business trends linked to stability and securityAs confirmed by Dynabook SMEs will remain very concerned about the effects of talent shortage and skills shortage as well as the problems caused by the supply crunch.
Dynabook’s study also revealed that 64% of European SMEs consider laptop buying decisions more important now than before the pandemic And that hybrid work is still the norm for many. As older devices reduce laptop battery life, this has led users to use power more often to power their devices. This, combined with rising energy costs, means companies have to update with new technologies that can deliver better battery performance.
On the other hand, supply chain challenges have persisted post-pandemic and will continue to do so next year: Nearly a quarter (23%) of companies expect this to be a continuing challenge until at least next summer, It hasn’t been helped by the recent global economic woes either, which has ultimately led to a drop in shipments of tech gadgets across Europe.
Nearly a quarter (23%) of companies expect supply problems to continue affecting the market at least until next summer
With regard to the talent shortage, Dynabook ensures that this aspect will continue to be a central issue for all companies that want to be appropriately updated. With technology and business models constantly evolving, In 2023 companies will need to implement more training and graduation programs to improve skills future workforce and prepare them for a hybrid digital world.
Safety will continue to be a priority for hybrid work
As large organizations strive to enhance their security measures, a Dynabook report revealed that only 46% of European SMEs believe that improving their cyber security infrastructure is an investment priority for the next 12 months. However, this still leaves a large percentage of companies that do not focus their efforts on security and demonstrates that not enough is being done across the industry to prevent cyber attacks on sensitive company data.
In 2023, SMEs should make this a central point of their strategies and strive to strengthen security measures, ensuring that Remote workers use cloud-based solutions to save data, Providing employees with secure devices that include two-factor authentication and features such as Windows 11 can also help reduce risk.
To address productivity barriers, which is a worrying issue for 19% of companies SMBs will need to focus on technologies such as devices, secure communication tools and device accessories to improve productivity. And re-engage your employees remotely. To facilitate this, in 2023 we could see IT budgets re-prioritised towards more reliable technology solutions and enhanced IT support, so that employees feel supported, regardless of where they work from.