The digital revolution hits the SMB sector
Experts and politicians agree: the fourth industrial revolution will profoundly change the world. The keywords Industry 4.0 and SMB 4.0 represent the digital transformation, which will also profoundly change companies and the world we work in. The first signs are noticeable already.
by Martin Hubschneider
My first PC, which I purchased for a whole 1,490 DM, was a TI 99 4A from Texas Instruments. That was in 1981. I was still a student and was very happy to have a powerful 16-bit main processor and 16 kilobytes of RAM. I was not familiar with Moore's law back then. In 1965 a certain Gordon Moore had already come up with the theory that the computing power of modern computers doubles every 18 to 24 months.
Today the computing power of my Smartphone is about 100,000 times as high. In fact, the device's memory is 4 million times as big as that of my first PC. And by the way, my current iPhone is 50 times faster than the model generation of exactly 8 years ago. What do we learn from this? Moore was right. And: exponential growth turns small inventions into sweeping revolutions.
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