The free offers, which are available online, build upon a growing data base and offer empirically based recommendations. They are results of research projects within the German Federal Government's Leading-Edge Cluster Competition.
Software Process Wizard
Decisions regarding business models and software development methods in the software industry have often been made more intuitively than empirically. If, for example, the emphasis is on a license model or software as a service (SaaS), will the emphasis be on lean software development or Scrum as the method?
These are questions that start-ups with little experience as well as established companies developing new products or services or subjecting their existing portfolio to close scrutiny need to answer. Companies and research institutes in the Software Cluster encompassing the area surrounding Darmstadt, Kaiserslautern, Karlsruhe, and Saarbrücken are working together in several collaborative projects to maintain and increase the competitiveness of the German software industry. The latest results of this cooperation are the prototypes of two tools available free online:
Business Model Wizard
The Business Model Wizard allows for the comprehensive and standardized description of business models via a web interface. Benchmarking and evaluation of these business models is made possible through comparison with a constantly expanding reference database with current information about more than 500 IT companies in Germany. This results in suggestions for improvement regarding how one's business model can be optimally adapted to current needs. The tool's recommendations are based on the results of the annual “Software Industry Survey” (http://www.softwareindustrysurvey.de).The Business Model Wizard is based on the contributions of the following partners:
Five developments for improved data exploitation
19.04.2017 | Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz GmbH, DFKI
Smart Manual Workstations Deliver More Flexible Production
04.04.2017 | Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz GmbH, DFKI
More and more automobile companies are focusing on body parts made of carbon fiber reinforced plastics (CFRP). However, manufacturing and repair costs must be further reduced in order to make CFRP more economical in use. Together with the Volkswagen AG and five other partners in the project HolQueSt 3D, the Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (LZH) has developed laser processes for the automatic trimming, drilling and repair of three-dimensional components.
Automated manufacturing processes are the basis for ultimately establishing the series production of CFRP components. In the project HolQueSt 3D, the LZH has...
Reflecting the structure of composites found in nature and the ancient world, researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have synthesized thin carbon nanotube (CNT) textiles that exhibit both high electrical conductivity and a level of toughness that is about fifty times higher than copper films, currently used in electronics.
"The structural robustness of thin metal films has significant importance for the reliable operation of smart skin and flexible electronics including...
The nearby, giant radio galaxy M87 hosts a supermassive black hole (BH) and is well-known for its bright jet dominating the spectrum over ten orders of magnitude in frequency. Due to its proximity, jet prominence, and the large black hole mass, M87 is the best laboratory for investigating the formation, acceleration, and collimation of relativistic jets. A research team led by Silke Britzen from the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy in Bonn, Germany, has found strong indication for turbulent processes connecting the accretion disk and the jet of that galaxy providing insights into the longstanding problem of the origin of astrophysical jets.
Supermassive black holes form some of the most enigmatic phenomena in astrophysics. Their enormous energy output is supposed to be generated by the...
The probability to find a certain number of photons inside a laser pulse usually corresponds to a classical distribution of independent events, the so-called...
Microprocessors based on atomically thin materials hold the promise of the evolution of traditional processors as well as new applications in the field of flexible electronics. Now, a TU Wien research team led by Thomas Müller has made a breakthrough in this field as part of an ongoing research project.
Two-dimensional materials, or 2D materials for short, are extremely versatile, although – or often more precisely because – they are made up of just one or a...
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