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Coordination Chaos Will Ruin Your Software Design

Software solutions often go awry. The underlying reason is not technology, but poor management. Partial optimisation as well as divide and conquer strategy, will lead to fragmentation of activities and inevitably to an increase in bureaucracy. Each employee is given strictly defined role descriptions, which are also narrow, because otherwise they cannot be defined with…

Era of Internet of Things needs new business models

Internet of Things (IoT) means that businesses make use of electronic information exchange and interaction increasingly. IoT makes business modelling more challenging but also more valuable. However, majority of current business models do not take account the interconnected nature of firms that evolve in the same innovation ecosystem. New business models suitable for future needs…

New Ecosystems Require Specialization and Internal Startups

Digile’s research programs IoT and N4S opened many new perspectives to the operation of a traditional device supplier such as Ericsson. This means an environment where creating, testing and releasing software can happen rapidly, frequently and more reliably. According to an estimate by the Gartner research company, there will be as many as 25 billion…

Cookbook for Successful Internal Startups Published

Things have been difficult for businesses in Finland and many other countries – many businesses have had to start saving, cutting costs and laying people off. It is easy to get stuck in this cost-cutting mode when you should be looking forward to the future. Internal startups are a way of thinking forward and a…

17 pieces of open source software published in the N4S program

As the design cycles in the software industry get faster, streamlined and agile methods have proven successful. The premise of the N4S program is that the agility of large projects can and should also be increased. In joint projects, it is essential that all results are shared as transparently as possible. Participating organizations develop products,…

The Need for Speed program: 100 scientific articles already published

The digital change in the economy has been rapid. Digital commodities are available to everyone immediately, at any time of the day. The Need for Speed program of Digile and Tekes has studied and developed business models, operating practices and tools for the now real-time digital economy. As part of the program, one hundred scientific…

Stairway to Heaven – A Model for Companies

These days, successful software development requires involving the clients in the design. However, this means that the management of customer feedback already has to be in order. Stairway to Heaven is a model which was created at the Universities of Malmö and Chalmers for industrial co-operation. Through the N4S programme, a similar, sufficiently long-term model…

Radio Station Broadcasted By Tablet

Jutel, one of the world’s leading digital radio station system providers, has developed a fully digital, web-based public audio solution for large public spaces. The project also involves speaker manufacturer Genelec and a healthy dose of agile software development. The system is the first one of its kind in the world. The Oulu-based Jutel is…