• Thomas Renner

    Thomas Renner

    Head of Business Unit
    Information and Communication Technology


    Fraunhofer IAO
    Nobelstraße 12
    70569 Stuttgart, Germany

    • Phone +49 711 970-2417
Informations- und Kommunikationstechnik © Fraunhofer IAO

IT for successful companies

The »right« IT is essential to the success and competitiveness of any company. It is especially important that the relevant systems employed are intuitive and easy to use. Interactive applications will only then find acceptance in the company, so that they can be used to the greatest possible effect, when the company’s requirements with regard to its services and products, its customers and partners as well as its organization and employees are clearly analyzed. We employ innovative, but also tried and tested information technology to assist customers and institutions in carrying out their tasks more efficiently and economically.

Focal points of the Information and Communication Technology business unit include:

  • Design of information processes employed across departmental and organizational structures
    (portals, mobile services, IT security, electronic business traffic)
  • Conceptual assessment and selection of company software
    (document management, business process and customer relationship management, product information management and enterprise resource planning)
  • Design and optimization of IT architectures
    (web services, service-oriented architectures, software as a service,
    cloud and grid computing)
  • Development, evaluation and optimization of interactive and intelligent IT systems
    (interface design, usability, intelligent service-based systems,
    backend integration and introduction strategies)
  • Definition and application of standards and interfaces
    (electronic business, enterprise application integration,
    master data management, style guides and design pattern libraries)

Our services are based on an in-depth knowledge of the market and experience across many business sectors. Our practically tested methods and the professional implementation of projects by our experts ensure the long-term success of our clients. Additional expertise on information technology and organizational skills are available as required through the Fraunhofer network. This guarantees that the most up-to-date technological know-how is available for all projects being implemented.


The Information and Communication Technology business unit is organized into the following teams:

Digital Business
The Digital Business Competence Center advises companies in the conception and implementation of innovative e-Business and IT solutions.

Digital Business Services
The Digital Business Services competence team uses models and techniques developed in house to help companies plan and develop new web-based business models and innovative cloud services.

Smart Energy Systems
The competence team researches and develops new IT-based solutions as well as related concepts and methods that help users design, optimize and operate connected energy systems.

Software Management
The Software Management Competence Center supports its customers in the conceptual development, selection and implementation of company software.

Fraunhofer Application Center KEIM
KEIM, the competence center for energy and information technology mobility interfaces, strives to translate the vision of shared electromobility resources into practice. This sees the team working alongside industry partners to develop solutions that will create the necessary energy and information technology mobility interfaces.

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