Completed Projects

Scale and scaling of IoT: from digital sensor to global information infrastructure

This interdisciplinary study is being conducted with colleagues from the Sydney University Business School. The aim of the project is to deepen understanding of the Internet of Things (IoT) and digital transformation through an interdisciplinary examination of matters of scale, scaling and cross-scale dynamics in IoT information infrastructures. The IoT is widely acknowledged as a key driver in transforming business and society. Yet to date limited attention has been directed towards socio-technical change issues and considerable uncertainty remains about the scale, nature, timing and impact of the associated digital transformations.

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Mittelstand 4.0 - Digitales Handwerk

The development and use of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions within large enterprises has increased significantly in recent years. However, whilst small and medium-sized enterprises may also utilise and benefit from these technological developments, they are not always able to seize the opportunities IoT can bring about for their company. In cooperation with HUEBINET Informationsmanagement and the Handwerkskammer Koblenz, the project “Mittelstand 4.0 – Digitales Handwerk” was initiated to train skilled craftsperson in the area of Enterprise of Things (EoT) and introduce them to key use cases and scenarios that can be embedded in, enhance, or substitute their existing business processes to deliver new or improved business products and services. The EIM Research Group is responsible for basic research into EoT in our Enterprise of Things Lab and delivering the training workshops in cooperation with the Handwerkskammer Koblenz and HUEBINET Informationsmanagement.

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Hackathon Handwerk 

The digitisation agenda and the Internet of Things (IoT) are topics of considerable interest to organisations, governments and researchers. The field of IoT is rapidly changing, what seems like an innovation today may be a business necessity of tomorrow. Failing to keep up or to make technology decisions and investments today can have a serious impact on the business of tomorrow. This requires organisations to be future-oriented. A key characteristic of IoT is its role in bringing the physical world and the digital world together. This makes it especially interesting to the many organisations in the skilled crafts sector that provide goods and services based on physical things. 

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Social Media Risk and Governance

Social media risk has gained a lot of attention in recent years. This study investigates the governance of social media risk and risk assessment. The first phase of the work (conducted between December 2014 and July 2015) examines risk governance and the readiness of executive board members/risk committees for managing emerging social media risks. 

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Developing an Information Capability

The project "Developing an Information Capability" is a joint project of the University of Koblenz (Prof. Williams) and the University of Sydney (Hardy, Ph.D.). The aim is to investigate and understand the problems and challenges in the area of enterprise information management by means of surveys and case studies. It is to be examined how companies can achieve effective information management.

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Passport 2 Trade 2.0

The EU project "Passport to Trade 2.0", launched by the University of Salford, UK, was supported by the FGBAS. The content of this project was the creation of an Internet platform where small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), as well as students, can inform themselves about other European countries.

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