Studies, white papers and information for specialists on the topic of digitalization

The digital transformation has revolutionized the world of work and the economy as a whole – and it is set to continue doing so. Businesses wishing to benefit from these changes need to adapt to meet new conditions. But what exactly is changing? What challenges are involved? And what will the future bring? On this page, you will find studies, white papers and other information for specialists on the topic of digitalization available to download for free.

How can companies use machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) to boost their efficiency? What are the key points of a digitalization strategy? What makes IoT projects successful? What are the opportunities and possibilities opened up by digitalization? And what challenges does the IT industry face in order to meet its own needs? Find out all of this and more in the studies, white papers and information for specialists mentioned below.


Whitepaper: Artificial Intelligence as a Service

The Artificial Intelligence technology offers exciting prospects, but there are just as many challenges associated with it. With Artificial Intelligence as a Service (AIaaS), many of these hurdles can be overcome more easily. Learn about the benefits of AIaaS in this whitepaper.

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“New Work” White Paper 2021

Many companies are facing new challenges thanks to “New Work” and digitalized work. These concepts require employers and employees to develop new skills and working methods, and, ultimately, a brand-new mindset.

This white paper presents the current status according to a recent survey and explains which digital tools can help.

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Digital solutions for Covid protection (LHIND whitepaper 2020)

Digitalization can help companies and their employees to deal with the unique challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic. How to maintain the regular working day and optimize prevention? How to prepare for a restart with the lowest possible risk of infection?

The whitepaper will provide an overview of various approaches to the problem.

Link to whitepaper digital solutions for Covid protection


Cloud Migration (IDG Study 2021)

Migration to the cloud is an essential element of digitalization and digital transformation. This study explains how such a project can be managed, what constitutes a good cloud strategy and what challenges are involved.

Find out in this study why migration to the cloud is so crucial.

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Machine Learning (IDG Study 2021)

German companies have been using machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies for some time now. This follow-up study explains how the COVID-19 pandemic has influenced investments, which hurdles still need to be overcome, and what successes can be achieved.

Find out in this study what is important when using machine learning.

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Machine Learning (IDG Study 2020)

German companies have made great strides in the field of machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) over the last year. Which objectives are pursued, which AI / ML methods are used and how successful companies are – all these aspects are examined in this follow-up study.

In this study, find out how the field of machine learning is developing.

Link to machine learning study 2020

Machine Learning / Deep Learning (IDG study 2019)

Nearly all industries can use machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) to boost their efficiency and can apply these technologies in various fields. But how exactly are AI and ML being prioritized and implemented at companies?

In this follow-up study, find out how the fields of machine learning and deep learning are developing.

Link to machine learning / deep learning study 2019

Machine Learning / Deep Learning (IDG study 2018)

Pioneering technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) or machine learning (ML) are on the rise. All industries are aware of how important these technologies are and of their enormous potential, but often they are still hesitant to seize it.

The study asked companies from different industries to give their assessment of AI and ML, of how they are prioritized and implemented.

Link to machine learning / deep learning study 2018

Becoming an intelligent company with SAP (2020 techconsult study)

With the help of innovative products, intelligent companies are accelerating the digital transformation and automating their work procedures across all departments and beyond.

Find out how SAP supports companies with its “SAP Intelligent Enterprise” solutions framework in this study.

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Predictive Analytics (IDG study and white paper 2018)

Looking ahead using comprehensive data analyses is possible – with predictive analytics. Data-based predictions are becoming increasingly relevant for businesses. Even though there are some initial hurdles to overcome, predictive analytics measures can be worthwhile.

This study shows exactly how companies can use predictive analytics to find out today what will be important tomorrow.

Link to predictive analytics study 2018

Relevance of AI for large companies (Lünendonk 2018)

Technologies based on artificial intelligence (AI) are finding their way into more and more companies. Yet the possibilities are far from being exhausted, and nearly all industries could benefit even more from AI. If companies want to stay competitive on the market, they need to identify application scenarios and incorporate AI technologies into their strategies.

The detailed study shows what matters when it comes to implementing AI and how German companies assess the situation.

Link to relevance of AI study 2018

IoT – Make or Buy? (Crisp Research study 2019)

IoT projects are currently an issue of relevance for many companies. The answer to the “make or buy” question – optimize or differentiate – is a decisive one when it comes to continued survival in a changing market.

In this study, you can read how German companies are implementing and operating IoT platforms and projects.

Link to IoT – make or buy study 2019

Industry 4.0 (IDG study 2017)

“Digitalization”, “Industry 4.0” and “digital transformation” are three terms for the long overdue paradigm shift in industrial production. So why are digitalization and the connectivity of systems, processes and machines at companies still being neglected?

Read the IDG study to find out the competitive advantages brought about by the digital revolution and what challenges are presented to businesses by the implementation of Industry 4.0 projects

Link to industry 4.0 study 2017

No Industry 4.0 without a digitalized supply chain (Lünendonk white paper 2016)

How does the logistics industry need to change to remain a reliable partner for the manufacturing industry in times of Industry 4.0? Here too, gathering, processing and exchanging important data with the help of IT systems is the only way to keep the modern supply chain operating smoothly.

The Lünendonk white paper shows how the supply chain needs to change to keep pace with digitalization processes.

Link to Lünendonk white paper on the digitalization of the supply chain 2016

Already digitalizing? A benchmark for the digital agenda (Lünendonk study 2016)

Every sector can benefit from an integrated digital concept that meaningfully connects people, products, machines and services. Yet what is the status of digital maturity at companies, and where is there still a long way to go?

Read this Lünendonk study to see how far the required digitalization processes surrounding big data, social business collaboration and Industry 4.0 have come at German companies.

Link to digital maturity study 2016

The market for IT consultancy and IT services in Germany (Lünendonk 2020)

In the area of consultancy and services, the IT sector has been unable to meet its own projections for 2019. And as is well known, 2020 has not been any easier. However, the market can benefit from increased demand as before. This follow-up study concerns itself with important topics in this sector and also deals with the challenges related to Covid-19.

Find out how the IT market has developed in this study.

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The market for IT consulting and IT services in Germany (Lünendonk 2019 study)

If companies want to be successful on the market today, they cannot avoid digitalization processes. They are often dependent on the help and expertise of IT service providers as a result, and these IT service providers also need to expand their portfolio of services and constantly broaden their area of expertise to include new topics.

Read the Lünendonk study to find out how the market for IT consulting and IT services in Germany is developing and how the new challenges are being tackled.

Link to IT consulting and services study 2019

The market for IT consulting and IT services in Germany (2018 Lünendonk study)

The digital transformation is changing companies around the world. Even in Germany, companies from all industries are continuing to drive forward digitalization in their business processes. To do so, however, they are often dependent on alliances with external IT service providers. Yet the IT industry is not fully up to the demands and requirements.

Read this Lünendonk study to find out what challenges the IT industry faces and how it needs to change according to the view of 78 IT service providers.

Link to IT consulting and IT services study 2018