empirica to help the European Commission in the development of Digital Organisational Reference Frameworks to help move towards IT Professionalism

The aim of this service contract for the European Commission, represented by the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, is to provide a key contribution to the development and the promotion of digital organisational frameworks and IT professionalism in support of the digital transformation of enterprises in Europe. It will investigate how enterprises, especially SMEs, could benefit from a coordinated approach for the effective adoption of digital organisational frameworks and IT professionalism to help them take advantage of the opportunities offered by digital technologies. The partners Capgemini, IDC and empirica will perform an in-depth analysis to provide a clear vision of the state-of-the-art in the EU based on the latest information, data, trends and developments which will include best practices in the top ten EU countries (and sectors at EU level) where they are used. The results of this analysis will be complemented by an in-depth review of at least ten of the most relevant frameworks, an estimate of the potential benefits of their possible use in conjunction with the e-CF to strengthen the digital capability of enterprises, an overview of the situation at international level (North America and Japan) to draw meaningful conclusions and comparisons, two annual updates of the evolution of the supply and demand of IT professionals and e-leaders in Europe at the end of 2017 and 2018. A proposal for an integrated digital organisational reference framework will be elaborated and general guidelines for the use of the digital organisational reference framework created, to help enterprises and SMEs assess their digital capabilities. Concrete recommendations for implementation will be provided for at least three EU Member States (and sectors) and the results will be widely promoted and disseminated.