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  • Imperative of the Digital Business Transformation19.01.2022.
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    Imperative of the Digital Business Transformation

    The global pandemic, acted as a catalyst, reinforced the pre-existing transformation tendencies and increased the sense of urgency for businesses to focus on the right technologies and get the best out of them.

  • Blogs – a perennial favourite12.01.2022.
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    Blogs – a perennial favourite

    The little black dress among communication channels. It goes well with everything, always looks good and when you put it on, it fits like second skin – the blog. Here’s how it emerged from the niche corners of the early internet to become a perennial favourite, what you need to consider and what you get out of it.

  • Success through stories04.01.2022.
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    Success through stories

    Stories have shaped humanity like little else. They have brought people together and torn them apart, triggered wars and inspired peace. They are powerful! Even in marketing and corporate communication.

  • Good behaviour depends on the context28.12.2021.
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    Good behaviour depends on the context

    Have you ever stumbled upon a video on YouTube that was produced for Instagram and then watched the video in portrait format on your computer screen? Or did you click it away again immediately? That’s why it’s important to optimise content for different channels.

  • New content forms21.12.2021.
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    New content forms

    First there were tales told orally, then (cave) paintings and then the first written texts. The way we package our content has always been subject to change and even today new possibilities are constantly emerging. Here you can find out how to make use of them and what to look out for.

  • M2M, IoT and Edge Computing16.12.2021.
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    M2M, IoT and Edge Computing – History, technology and trends

    Digitalisation is the topic of the day. In a nutshell, it is about the increasing networking of the world. Of course, the bottom line is that it is not “the world” that is being networked, but devices and machines. The foundation of this transformation is so-called M2M or machine-to-machine communication. Very roughly, M2M refers to the automatic exchange of information between different end devices.

  • Big Data in Numbers15.12.2021.
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    Big Data in Numbers

    Data is driving the future of businesses, and companies not prepared for this transformation are at risk of being left behind. Let us uncover some facts and figures about Big Data.

  • Data-driven prototype with gamification factor in banking08.12.2021.
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    Data-driven prototype with gamification factor in banking

    Nowadays, companies face many digital challenges, especially with regard to current and future customer target groups and their needs. For a local bank, we looked at how to better serve customers in the digital space with the help of collected data.

  • Often there is a lack of a uniform data view header image01.12.2021.
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    Often there is a lack of a uniform data view

    Dr Stephanie Friedrich has focused on insurance fraud for years. In this issue of .experience, she spoke with us about the changes Big Data and analytics are bringing to the industry.

  • Smart maintenance - header image25.11.2021.
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    Smart maintenance – Intelligent maintenance and servicing of machines and production facilities

    Smart and predictive maintenance refers to all technical and organizational measures that use digital tools, to rapidly increase the maintenance and service efficiency. Thereby on the one hand creating new business opportunities and on the other hand reducing costs. A central component of smart maintenance is the collection, processing and analysis of data from machines, plants and even whole production facilities. The goal is to detect errors and defects in advance, before they occur. This makes maintenance more effective and prevents breakdowns. It saves costs and resources. In this interview Anastasia Rachmann from ERNI Switzerland talks about why a company should invest into smart maintenance and what its advantages are.

  • How to increase competitiveness in Banking18.11.2021.
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    How to increase competitiveness in Banking

    The Swiss Banking domain is facing a change. There are factors and economical and political framework conditions which banks are exposed to. These conditions are making their existence a challenge, and if nothing changes, the financial institutions will lose their revenues and contact with the clients.

  • Teodor Vasile16.11.2021.
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    IoT Greets Blockchain

    The Internet of Things (IoT) and blockchain are relatively new technologies, with the latter being the younger invention. Both are highly used all over the Internet as top tech buzzwords for attracting attention or intriguing the reader. This intrigue obviously exists, as you are curiously reading this article to find out more about this technological blending and how it impacts our society.

  • 15.11.2021.
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    Digital twins and their application to improve product innovation success rates and business productivity in industry

    Today, more and more companies – from the manufacturing sector to the engineering industry – are starting to use digital twins to optimise products, refine processes and predict possible failures. What is the technology all about and when to take it into account – we spoke to Anastasia Rachman, ERNI Switzerland.

  • 11.11.2021.
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    Ecosystems along the healthcare customer journey

    The perspective from which we look at health insurers is changing. With the shift to an ecosystem, insurers are transforming from a pure service provider to a health manager that accompanies the patient along the entire customer journey. This, in turn, has a huge impact on the perception of the customer – from the bad guy who doesn’t want to pay the treatment bills to someone who helps to manage the customer’s wellbeing to avoid future costs. This creates a whole new set of business model opportunities and exponential innovation within the healthcare industry, with many insurance companies tipped to become such a partner in healthcare. Accompanying the customer along the entire journey and orchestrating the various touchpoints and stakeholders has many benefits besides changing customer perception. Insurance companies can automate, control costs and create value – extending the value chain along the treatment path. Healthcare is no longer limited to business days and office hours. More and more, it’s about 24/7 treatment.

  • Healthcare industry03.11.2021.
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    How can Big Data improve the customer experience in a healthcare ecosystem

    The healthcare ecosystem is expanding towards including new types of data, new methods for collecting and analyzing them, and including new players. The future of healthcare is likely to be driven by digital transformation enabled by interoperable data and open secure platforms. Health will likely be about maintaining wellness rather than responding to illness. According to McKinsey, 30% of global revenue will be attributable to ecosystems by 2025. It is expected that 12 distinct and massive ecosystems will form around basic human and organisational needs.

  • Thorsten Ulbricht IoT ERNI manufacturing19.10.2021.
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    Meet our experts: Thorsten Ulbricht, ERNI Switzerland

    In our series Meet our experts, we move now from MedTech to the Manufacturing domain. Thorsten Ulbricht joined ERNI as Principal Consultant in the area of IoT. Read about his passion for all aspects related to IoT and Smart Manufacturing.

  • Ruben Rodriguez12.10.2021.
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    Meet our experts: Ruben Rodriguez, ERNI Spain

    Have you ever wondered who the faces are behind our expertise? In our new series, we will reveal and introduce our teams working on customer projects in various industry domains. Today, we start with Ruben Rodriguez from ERNI Spain and will talk about his insights from MedTech.

  • ERNI Ioana Bucur Test Automation Engineering07.10.2021.
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    A day in the life of a GUI Test Automation Engineer – The responsibilities and challenges your Test Automation Engineer faces on a daily basis and what you can do to help

    Whether you are a young professional unsure which path to take in your career, a recruiter trying to better understand the role of a GUI (Graphical User Interface) test automation engineer or a project manager trying to get a better picture of the challenges faced in this role, this article is for you.

  • ERNI I Evolution in Diagnostics and MedTech04.10.2021.
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    Evolution in Diagnostics and MedTech

    When we look at the evolution of technology in the diagnostics area, we can differentiate three main phases in the evolution of its intended use.

    At the beginning, diagnostics companies were focused on improving analytic instruments in terms of accuracy, velocity and usage. In this first phase, the need appeared to centralise and manage the information provided by the instruments to improve medical decisions.

    The second phase was focused in the automation of laboratories. Instruments were not isolated anymore. Step by step, the whole laboratory became a big interconnected system, and the sample workflows were centralised and controlled automatically. The focus was put on maximising performance and minimising human interaction.

    Nowadays, we are finding ourselves in the first steps of the third phase in the area of diagnostics automation: use the technology for moving from sickness care to health care or, in other words, from being reactive to being proactive.

  • Intelligent apps in smart manufacturing28.09.2021.
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    Intelligent apps in Smart Manufacturing

    Intelligent apps are the core of smart businesses. They are, just as their name suggests, AI-enabled apps that use machine learning. The intelligence of the apps is derived from processing vast amounts of data and it has the ability to come to conclusions that are otherwise hidden to a human mind.

  • 03.09.2021.
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    Meet our experts: Stefan Riesen, ERNI Switzerland

    In the last year and a half, Stefan was assigned a project leadership mandate in the Med Tech Industry. We have met him for an interview, and he shares his lessons with us.

  • digital business transformation technology driven24.08.2021.
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    Digital transformation as an adaptive approach to an ever-changing environment

    It has become obvious that being ready for a digital change has become one of the biggest challenges tech companies face nowadays and we will certainly all be a part of it.

  • 17.08.2021.
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    Introduction to Apache Kafka – Swiss Army Knife of Just about Everything High on the Hype Cycle

    This Techletter provides you with a brief overview of Apache Kafka, its concepts and its use and benefit in context of various architectural approaches and use cases.

  • Next PI planning03.08.2021.
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    Setting priorities – How to prepare for your next PI planning

    The next PI planning is around the corner and your Product Management has already planned to bring a lot of new features for the customers. At the same time, your System Architects have planned to migrate some components to new services in order to be compliant with the company guidelines and the development teams are struggling with some technical debt that was always deprioritized in favor of new business features. How can you explain why we have to work on some enablers first?

  • ERNI I Machine Learning02.08.2021.
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    Defining the requirements for machine learning products

    Complex software development projects traditionally incorporate requirements engineers who elicit and define the requirements of a piece of software by means of various tools. Although the agile process assigns requirements specification responsibilities to the product owner, who may delegate tasks to the developers, highly skilled requirements engineers are a much-solicited role (at ERNI). As many companies are deciding to launch machine learning projects, we want to discuss the requirements that must be considered and understood by all stakeholders.

  • agile transformation in medtech26.07.2021.
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    Agile Transformation in MedTech: Challenges and Chances

    Agile is becoming more and more of a commodity, even in MedTech. There have been many conversations about whether the medical device design process could be enhanced by becoming more “agile”. Start-ups that are coming up are functioning this way from the start and the big players are introducing it as well. Read about our expertise not only on what challenges this brings but also what chances come with it.

  • MBSE medtech15.07.2021.
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    When to switch to Model-Based Systems Engineering in MedTech

    Model-Based Systems Engineering allows a medical product development organization to handle the dependencies and interactions between the parties involved in the development through a formal, data-based system model.

  • agile manifesto header07.07.2021.
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    Manifesto of Agile Leadership

    Everyone who knows agile knows the Agile Manifesto. It covers the principles which formed the foundation of our agile mindset. In this article we deal with them in more depth.

  • 24.06.2021.
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    My first months at ERNI: Carlos Zaballos

    Carlos studied Chemical Engineering in Valencia and just recently in April joined ERNI as the new QM and PQM responsible for global activities in the newly to be opened site. Read about his experience with the company during his first months.

  • ERNI EDD global18.06.2021.
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    First global EDD held remotely

    On the backgrounds of the recent pandemics, good global activities arise. The ERNI Development Days (EDD) have always been held per country locally and in person, now for the first time in history all 800 ERNI employees took part at the very first global EDD held remotely.

  • 18.06.2021.
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    Predictive Maintenance in MedTech

    There are many companies in MedTech, and more generally speaking in all industries, that are considering Predictive Maintenance and seeing huge potential in saving services costs and increasing customer satisfaction. The approach is part of their service strategy. Why is it important for the MedTech area?

  • 03.06.2021.
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    The influence of the uncontrollable

    Although we are able to influence certain aspects and features of the environment we show to our customers, we can’t control how they will be perceived.

  • expectations on touchpoints20.05.2021.
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    Expectations on touchpoints

    Each touchpoint is an opportunity to excite your customers. We will show you how best to use these opportunities.

  • content shows the way11.05.2021.
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    Content shows the way

    The right content in the right place might just be the one thing that turns a prospective buyer into a customer. People don’t want to search aimlessly; they want to be pointed in the right direction – so make sure they find their way to you!

  • 05.05.2021.
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    How to keep morale high in the home office

    A year has passed now since the start of remote work at ERNI in regard to the corona outbreak. How has the everyday working life changed and how do we tackle the related challenges? Today Joel Sommer from our Zurich site shares his tips for an efficient home office practice.

  • 28.04.2021.
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    Senior Masterpiece: Helping the customer to build the right product

    Every year, the number of companies that are involving end-users in the earliest stages of software development to gather and incorporate feedback as soon as possible rises. But there are still plenty of companies that are getting in touch with the end-user only after the entire product is released and ready to be used for the first time.

  • 21.04.2021.
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    Techletter: IoT vs. IIoT

    The IoT world is a big world that everybody is talking about. IoT products nowadays come in different forms –some are labelled as IoT, but in fact they represent only a small portion of what an IoT product really entails. A fully fledged IoT project not only requires programming and hardware expertise but also expertise on a broad range of domains from energy to smart home and even automotive.

  • 15.04.2021.
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    #buzz-words: NewWork, Agile and Digital Transformation

    The business world is influenced by trendy buzzwords, often tagged with the hashtag #. In this article I am taking a deeper look at three of those that are related to the current work setting: NewWork, Agile and Digital Transformation.

  • customer journey ERNI map12.04.2021.
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    It’s the customer’s journey, yet you’re the one who needs the map

    Travelling can be chaotic, so count yourself lucky if you have a map. It’s essentially the same for the customer journey, with one small difference – it’s not the travellers who need a map.

  • overcoming remote work tiredness22.03.2021.
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    How to overcome the remote tiredness syndrome

    With the ongoing home-office situation more and more people are getting tired of remote settings; be it business meetings, virtual networking events, team (building) sessions, virtual coffee breaks, live streams, and so on. Based on our experience from the Service Agile Transformation and DevOps, here are our four favourite tips on how to overcome the “remote setting tiredness syndrome”.
  • ERNI I First year Georgi17.03.2021.
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    My first year at ERNI: Georgi Stoev

    We are continuing our series on experiences of newjoiners at ERNI. Now, Georgi, our colleague from ERNI Germany speaks about his first year at the company.

  • 11.03.2021.
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    Book summary: Drive

    Have you ever found yourself thinking about what drives us as people and keeps us motivated? Today, our colleague Barbara Schiller from ERNI Germany tells us about a book that changed her perspectives – Drive by Daniel H. Pink. Read the book summary.

  • team morale03.03.2021.
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    How to keep team morale on a high level during remote work

    How to keep team morale on a high level during remote work? That was the question I asked myself as a Scrum Master after the situation Covid-19 forced the teams to work from home.

  • M Piskozub First month at ERNI01.03.2021.
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    First month at ERNI: Michal Piskozub

    Michal Piskozub joined ERNI Germany in January. He is part of the new team in Schorndorf and works as a Test Engineer. Read about his experience during the first month at the company.

  • ERNI I Digital maturity fitness check19.02.2021.
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    Digital Maturity Fitness Check: Seeing the entire forest and not every single tree

    Where do banks and insurance companies stand in the digital change? Where do they want to go and how is this to be achieved? For the purpose of situation assessment, ERNI has developed the Digital Maturity Fitness Check.

  • 15.02.2021.
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    Leonard Cheong: My first month at ERNI

    A month since Leonard started his journey at ERNI on 4 Jan 2021, he would love to share his discoveries with regards to ERNI. Some nuggets of information using the 10P’s for Business model that Leonard has created back in 2019, over a period of time he mentions here.

  • first month at ERNI header de10.02.2021.
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    My first month at ERNI: Florian Benzler

    “Erni? Like Erni and Bert? No ERNI! So, my family and friends didn’t just react once when I talked about my new job”, says Florian Benzler. Here is his experience during the first month at the company.

  • kanban best practice28.01.2021.
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    Adding visibility to work with Kanban: How to do it right

    With Kanban, the flow of tasks is being visualised. That is the basic perception people have about it. But Kanban can be also much more. Most of the users however do not know all the possibilities it offers. The basic use of Kanban is the tracking and overview of open tasks. Yet, as an experience, Kanban is often set up and drafted but then in the end not developing further. It is there, defined, but not really used.

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