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ICT and innovation: The Swiss are late starters

Focus

Title topic “ICT and innovation”

In competition with their own mentality

Quality and reliability are the top priority for Swiss CIOs. In an increasingly volatile business world, these character strengths are becoming obstacles. New, flexible ICT technologies are implemented only hesitantly and digital business models are hardly being promoted.

Interview

“Customers don’t want innovation”

As the CIO Sylvère Leu steers the innovation capability of Meyer Burger. Personally, Leu does not chase every new development.

Expert interview

Modalek demands: Get back control!

If IT does not provide the business with answers, it will build up shadow IT. When it comes to the cloud, the issue is therefore also the need to regain control of the data, says Swisscom cloud expert Eduard Modalek.

Trend

On the go

The obligation to be present versus flexibility

In Germany, companies are calling employees who work from home back into the office. Swiss companies, on the other hand, are placing an emphasis on working from home. The difference is in the management culture.

Caught our eye

Robots, friends and a toy as a prototype

Spectacular, aesthetic, practical, binding – current Web videos show how digitisation is continuously reaching new sectors.

Trend scout

Driver steers, car thinks

Smartphones are becoming part of on-board electronics. This is not only bringing voice control and Internet entertainment into cars – the app ecosystem is opening up almost unlimited possibilities.

Insights

Wolf tests: Samsung Galaxy S5

Watertight for business and lifestyle

A large display, an unusually good keyboard, all the required productivity tools and security thanks to fingerprints make work easier. A fast 16 MP camera, NFC technology and heart rate sensor provide the lifestyle aspect.

Events

Experts meet experts

Register now for the Swisscom Dialog Arena. Also: the Cloud Innovation Roundtable and BankersCOM.

Offer

Smart youngsters and a clever consulting service

Swisscom trainees train customers, bankers give advice via iPad and Executive Brief – which IT topics are Swiss companies really dealing with in 2014?