Digital Business

Exploit digitalization opportunities | Profitably utilize artificial intelligence and IT technologies | Successfully implement process and product innovations

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Tailor-made and secure IT solutions for versatile applications

Digital transformation and new IT technologies are creating a lot of opportunities for companies. Examples include innovative products for new target groups, cheaper yet better processes, more intelligent communication with customers and greater automation. Businesses can tap into these opportunities by leveraging innovative, connected solutions based on big data and artificial intelligence as well as cloud and online platforms.

The right strategy and IT infrastructure are essential building blocks for companies to succeed and remain competitive. Outlining clear benefits for the company, its customers and its partners is key to ensuring successful applications.

We use future-proof strategies and innovative IT solutions to help you exploit the opportunities that digitalization offers. Key sectors for Digital Business include insurance, manufacturing, mobility services and energy.

Our Digital Business researchers focus on:

  • Digitalization strategies and solutions,
    including innovation networks, future scenarios, benchmarks, new business radars, blockchain applications and seminars on data science
  • Data-based automation solutions and artificial intelligence,
    including automation, digital assistants, machine learning processes, knowledge-based workspaces, chatbots, big data solutions
  • Cloud-based platforms and business models,
    including web-based services, smart products and services, service-oriented architectures, security and data protection
  • Integrated IT systems for the Internet of Things (IoT),
    including IoT solutions, real-time data platforms, analysis systems, control solutions, autonomous systems and smart cities
  • Corporate software and process optimization,
    including enterprise content management, management of business processes and customer relationships, master data management and enterprise resource planning, cloud solutions for various business fields
  • Intelligent and connected energy systems,
    including electromobility and charging management, reservation and planning management of electric vehicle fleets, predictive analytics, simulation and optimization, load management, procurement optimization and service-based platforms

Our services are based on sound expertise in technologies and markets as well as cross-industry experience. Our proven methods and experienced employees ensure that projects we work on succeed. As an active member of the Fraunhofer network we possess an extraordinary range of skills .

Teams

The Digital Business Research Unit is organized into the following teams:

 

Digital Business

Our Digital Business team develops IT technologies and service platforms based on artificial intelligence and big data for the purposes of digitalization, automation and assistance with making decisions regarding business processes; we also consult companies on the use of our solutions.

 

Digital Business Innovation

The Digital Business Innovation team helps businesses to introduce new technologies and related innovations and to optimize in-house processes using artificial intelligence.

 

Digital Business Services

Our Digital Business Services team supports companies with the design and development of innovative cloud services, smart products and smart services; the selection and use of cloud platforms and ecosystems; and the implementation of web-based technologies and business models.

 

IT and Software Management

The Management of IT and Software team aids its customers with projects on IT strategy, management of master data, digitalization of processes, and the design, selection and implementation of corporate software.

 

Cognitive IoT Applications

Our Cognitive IoT Applications team designs intelligent services and platforms based on data from processes, products, infrastructures and sensors – particularly for the development, manufacture and operation of connected products and systems.

 

Smart Energy Systems

The Smart Energy Systems team researches and develops IT solutions as well as concepts and methods for the design, optimization and forecast-based operation of connected energy systems involving electromobility.