Digitalization

Chances or Risk?

What does the future hold?

Digitalization describes the increasing penetration of digital technologies (e.g. social media, mobile computing, big data analytics, cloud computing, Internet of Things, artificial intelligence and blockchain) in business and society and its corresponding changes between organizations and individuals. The resulting pressure for innovation and technology means that digital change is capturing a large part of society, the private sector, administration and especially the business world at an unprecedented speed and disruptive force. Digitalization is forcing companies to radically adapt their strategies, business models, processes, structure and culture in order to ensure sustainable value creation in the long term. Therefore, digitalization offers considerable opportunities for companies, but it also creates risks (e.g. through changes in established business models or investments in immature IT innovations). In particular, there is a massive pressure for companies to act, as new technologies and software-based innovations enter the market in shorter intervals and do not always establish themselves there. Companies that are too passive or too hesitant are in danger of losing out in the increasingly dynamic global competition. At the same time, economically unsound decisions on how to deal with new technologies entail the risk of considerable bad investments. For established companies, the main question is how to combine existing resources with new technologies to create viable business models.

A secure future for business

Qualitative Lösungen für individuelle Fragen

The challenges for companies are therefore to make their business models future-proof (digital business), to make the best possible use of the potential of new technologies to enable innovative business models (digital disruption) and to continually adapt corporate structures to changed innovative business models (digital transformation).

We at the FIM Research Center and the Fraunhofer FIT Business Informatics Project Group offer companies scientifically, innovative insights and R&D services they need in order to create differentiating features in increasingly competitive ecosystems, considering the specific characteristics of each company and its competitive environment. Our services align to the individual customer needs of the companies in order to enable long-term sustainable improvements for companies. Due to the integration into the Fraunhofer Organization, the project group is able to take a holistic and integrated view on technology potentials, which guarantees a high usability of the developed solutions and results in the areas of Digital Business, Digital Transformation and Digital Disruption.

Studies

"Smart Devices erfolgreich in Produktionsprozesse integrieren"
"Digital Transformation Changes and Chances"
„What’s Beyond Digital: Defining the Corporate Agenda 2025“ -in Kooperation mit Fujitsu
„Blockchain: Grundlagen, Anwendungen und Potenziale“
„eHealth: Innovationspotentiale im Gesundheitswesen oder der Weg zum gläsernen Menschen?“
„Datenschutz: Notwendige Bürokratie oder Wettbewerbsvorteil im Umgang mit digitalen Kundendaten“
„Digitaler Stress in Deutschland“ - mit Unterstützung der Hans-Böckler-Stiftung
„IT-Management im Zeitalter der Digitalisierung“ - Buch von Prof. Dr. Nils Urbach und Prof. Dr. Frederik Ahlemann
„Digitalization Cases“Buch von Prof. Dr. Nils Urbach und Prof. Dr. Frederik Ahlemann
„Digital Finance: Ergebnisse einer empirischen Untersuchung zur Digitalisierung im Finanzbereich“ - in Kooperation mit KPMG
„Studie: Designing IT Setups in the Digital Age“ - in Kooperation mit A.T. Kearney
„Smart Data Transformation“ - in Kooperation mit Infosys Consulting
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Unsere Tätigkeit

Carl Zeiss

Digital Progress Assessment – Erstellung einer Steuerungsmatrix für digitale Projekte auf Unternehmensebene sowie Definition eines Digital-Trend-Indikators zur internen und externen Kommunikation

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Versicherungskammer Bayern

Entwicklung von Architekturlinien für Mobile Apps sowie Definition von Deploymentprozessen

Medi
Medi

Entwicklung einer unternehmensweiten Digitalstrategie, sowie Defintion einer daraus abgeleiteten Projekt-Roadmap für die operative Umsetzung

Deutsche Bahn

Entwicklung eines Konzepts zur IT-Unterstützung und Prozessverbesserung im Kontext der Digitalisierung bei DB Fernverkehr

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Raps

Identifikation & Entwicklung von digitalen Services für Kunden im Fleischerhandwerk

Deutsche Bank

Entwicklung datenbasierter Dienstleistungen inklusive Go-To-Market-Strategien

Infineon

Entwicklung eines treiberbasierten Forecasting-Tools zur datengetriebenen Vorhersage der gesamten Gewinn- und Verlustrechnung sowie zur Ermöglichung dynamischer Ad-hoc-Forecasts mit umfassender Szenariofunktionalität

Approaching Digital Transformation : Development of a Multi-Dimensional Maturity Model
in: Proceedings of the 28th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), s.l., 2020
Berger, Stephan
Bitzer, Michael
Häckel, Björn
Voit, Christian
Investigating the Co-Creation of IT Consulting Service Value : Empirical Findings of a Matched Pair Analysis
in: Electronic Markets, 2020
Oesterle, Severin
Buchwald, Arne
Urbach, Nils
Assessing IT Availability Risks in Smart Factory Networks
in: Business Research, 2019
Häckel, Björn
Hänsch, Florian
Hertel, Michael
Übelhör, Jochen
Capturing Smart Service Systems : Development of a Domain-specific Modeling Language
in: Information Systems Journal, 2019
Huber, Rocco
Püschel, Louis
Röglinger, Maximilian
The Impact of Digitalization on the IT Department
in: Business & Information Systems Engineering, 2019
Urbach, Nils
Ahlemann, Frederik
Böhmann, Tilo
Drews, Paul
Brenner, Walter
Schaudel, Florian
Schütte, Reinhard
Structuring Digital Transformation : A Framework of Action Fields and its Application at ZEISS
in: Journal of Information Technology Theory and Application, 2018
Gimpel, Henner
Hosseini, Sabiölla
Huber, Rocco
Probst, Laura
Röglinger, Maximilian
Faisst, Ulrich
Conceptualizing Business-to-Thing Interactions : A Sociomaterial Perspective on the Internet of Things
in: European Journal of Information Systems, 2018
Oberländer, Anna Maria
Röglinger, Maximilian
Rosemann, Michael
Kees, Alexandra
How to Exploit the Digitalization Potential of Business Processes
in: Business & Information Systems Engineering, 2018
Denner, Marie-Sophie
Püschel, Louis
Röglinger, Maximilian
How to Implement Agile IT Setups : A Taxonomy of Design Options
presented at: 25th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), Guimarães, Portugal, 2017
Jöhnk, Jan
Röglinger, Maximilian
Thimmel, Markus
Urbach, Nils
Zehn Handlungsfelder für die digitale Transformation der IT
in: Computerwoche, 2017
Ahlemann, Frederik
Urbach, Nils
Digital Business Transformation and the Changing Role of the IT Function
in: MIS Quarterly Executive, 2017
Urbach, Nils
Drews, Paul
Ross, Jeanne
Performance Measurement im Zeitalter der Digitalisierung : Eine Balanced Scorecard für die Industrie 4.0
in: Winkler, Herwig: Flexibilisierung der Fabrik im Kontext von Industrie 4.0, Logos Verlag, Berlin, 2017
von Entreß-Fürsteneck, Matthias
Karl, Johannes
Urbach, Nils

Contact person

Should you be interested in our studies or a cooperation with us in the area of digital transformation, we welcome you to contact us through the following email address: digital@fim-rc.de