Editorial

Investments in ICT business development delivering results

Internationalisation has been vital for the business development of ICT companies. In addition to new clientele, internationalisation has also been beneficial in terms of personnel and operating procedures, making it possible to address a variety of challenges such as the lack of local special expertise.

Behind the success stories, factors such as increased level of commercialisation, successful customer relationship management and continuously maintained employee satisfaction can be seen as contributing to the company's success. The ones to succeed have also most likely identified their core competences and focused their operations in a customer-oriented manner.

Nevertheless, business in the ICT industry is driven by technology, its development and intelligent application for the benefit of the customers. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has been involved in many success stories. The co-operation with F-Secure, for example, created cost savings of nearly 70% in the customer's product development. To name another example, NetHawk's software testing times were likewise reduced by 70%.

We can help our customers to anticipate future opportunities. By means of our extensive concept expertise, we can also help them to assess new technology and business concepts before making substantial investments. We produce comprehensive solutions for the development and market introduction of products and services. If applicable, we serve as a technology transfer partner, and our solid experience in directing research and development activities is also at our customers' disposal.

The new technologies presented in this newsletter serve as excellent starting points for future success stories. A partnership based on genuine co-operation turns technology into a successful business.

 


Additional information

VTT is an impartial expert organisation. Its objective is to develop new technologies, create new innovations and value added thus increasing customer's competencies. With its know how VTT produces research, development, testing and information services to public sector and companies as well as international organisations.