Measuring the level of digital maturity of Bulgarian industrial enterprises

    Industry 4.0, Vol. 4 (2019), Issue 5, pg(s) 258-264

    Bulgaria is considerably lagging behind the general trends in the EU for the introduction of a digital society and it is therefore necessary to adopt specific measures and to focus efforts on overcoming the lagging behind. Creating the right conditions for the introduction of Industry 4.0 will support, on the one hand, the competitiveness of production and attracting investment in the economy and, on the other, will help to increase efficiency in optimal resource use. The aim of the study is to reveal the possibilities for digital transformation of the Bulgarian business and to give recommendations for process transformation, using adequate strategic tools. The results of the study show that investment and innovation in IT are a key factor in boosting productivity in the EU and it is expected that three quarters of the value of the digital economy will come from traditional sectors (industry), so it is crucial to support its digital transformation.

  • Smart services as scenarios for digital transformation

    Industry 4.0, Vol. 3 (2018), Issue 6, pg(s) 301-304

    Digital transformation, new business models development and business processes automation ranks among the key business concerns and company priorities. In this context, smart services propose new models for service automation, combining data, analytical components and physical infrastructure in unique customer offerings. The present research aims to present the smart services potential, exploring its characteristics, perspectives and fields of application. First, the paper makes an overview of smart services features and concepts, then, it determines smart services perspectives and last, it presents use cases and industry sectors for smart services implementation.



    Industry 4.0, Vol. 2 (2017), Issue 4, pg(s) 193-196

    This study discusses the structure of Turkish National Innovation System (NIS) and challenges faced in the last decade in the context of the digital transformation. As a developing country and a member of G-20, how these challenges of Turkish NIS are mitigated and further be dealt with. It comprises lessons and provides cases for various similar NISs. In order to evaluate and provide policy recommendations for accelerating the transformation of Turkish economy, it benefits from systems approach as a basic academic framework. It is found that Turkey faces four key structural challenges calling for urgent response for their targets of 2023 (hundredth year of the Republic), namely productivity, growth, employment and investment. Implementing a relatively simple rule compatible with the peculiarities of the system and focusing on the diversity of policy mix, the study proposes ways to mitigate these structural challenges towards digital transformation.



    Industry 4.0, Vol. 2 (2017), Issue 2, pg(s) 64-65

    Modern gadgets or IoTs miniaturization and embodiment into new technological users are inevitably producing numerous opportunities and disruptive threats towards digital transformation of their lifestyle, behaviour and understandings. The paper outlines a snapshot of user beliefs implemented in an analytical system model. The obtained results, matching with numerical stochastic simulations is further given in regards to potential disruptive threats proactive identification. Possible further verification is finally discussed.