Digital Business and Finance

How can businesses leverage digital technologies to improve their efficiencies, create new froms of value, and transform whole markets and industries? How do digital plattforms impact our businesses and the economy as a whole?

These are examples for the questions we strive to answer in this section of SocietyByte. We will present the results of own cutting-edge research, augmented with contributions from leading experts in industry and academia. Together, we want to shape future leaders that know how to effectively leverage digital innovation fro the benefit of their organizations and the economy as a whole, all the while being conscious about their role to foster a sustainable and responsible digital future for us all.

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Shadow IT and Accidental Servitization

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In the labyrinth of modern business shadow IT and accidental servitization lurk like shape-shifting monsters, transforming helpful tools into…

How digitalisation is affecting local taxi companies

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The taxi industry has been particularly affected by digitalisation in recent years. Whereas previously you had to look for free taxis on the…
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From technology to farm management – how smart is Swiss agriculture, part 1

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Apps and digital business models have also long been used in agriculture. Although not everything is running smoothly, Switzerland is still in…

Why start-ups benefit from experience and diversity – a podcast episode

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Start-ups drive innovation. Start-up expert Martin Murmann from BFH Wirtschaft analyses why older founders often pursue more risk-taking ideas…

A platform for the health of pigs

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How healthy are Swiss pigs? The "Pig Health Info System" (PHIS) application has been providing information on this since 1 May. It enables data-supported…

Open Source Business Potential: A Look at Odoo’s Open Core Model

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Open source software (OSS) has long been a cornerstone of the IT industry. But how can money be made with freely available software? This article…

Two sides of the same coin: together, CSR and ESG concepts unfold their effectiveness

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In public and in business, the demand is becoming louder and louder that companies must play an active role in sustainable development. And companies…

How digital tools improve cooperation in the export business

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In an Innosuisse project, the Bern University of Applied Sciences and the University of Applied Sciences Grisons investigated how digital tools…

Making the world more sustainable with second-hand clothes

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Solving social problems that would otherwise fall through the cracks? More and more start-ups see this as an opportunity to implement their sustainable…

“With process mining, we are helping to reduce CO2 emissions”

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Founded by three students, Celonis has grown from a start-up to one of the fastest growing software companies in Europe. They develop process…

“Failure without a happy ending is not publishable” – Podcast about the dark side of entrepreneurship

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Successful entrepreneurs have visions, turn them into sensational business models and only sleep 4 hours. We know this glorified image, but hardly…

How can inclusion succeed with the help of digital skills?

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Social organisations are directly affected by the digital transformation .It is not only a question of whether today's work components could…