Category Archives: N4S

The Need for Speed program: 100 scientific articles already published

The digital change in the economy has been rapid. Digital commodities are available to everyone immediately, at any time of the day. The Need for Speed program of Digile and Tekes has studied and developed business models, operating practices and tools for the now real-time digital economy. As part of the program, one hundred scientific…

Stairway to Heaven – A Model for Companies

These days, successful software development requires involving the clients in the design. However, this means that the management of customer feedback already has to be in order. Stairway to Heaven is a model which was created at the Universities of Malmö and Chalmers for industrial co-operation. Through the N4S programme, a similar, sufficiently long-term model…

Radio Station Broadcasted By Tablet

Jutel, one of the world’s leading digital radio station system providers, has developed a fully digital, web-based public audio solution for large public spaces. The project also involves speaker manufacturer Genelec and a healthy dose of agile software development. The system is the first one of its kind in the world. The Oulu-based Jutel is…

Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (FIOH) studies the impact of change in software production practices on well-being at work.

FIOH’s project studies well-being at work in software development groups who are taking advantage of agile methods and constantly creating and releasing new software versions. Researchers are particularly interested in well-being at work of software developers as companies in the N4S program are adopting new methods and practices. ”There have been some studies on the motivation…

Snapwallet: a Safe Photo Service for Smart Phone

Snapwallet is a free smart phone application that offers a safe place for storing important documents and passwords. Snapwallet has military-level information security and privacy protection. The Snapwallet application for Android phones is based on the Secure Selfie Camera application developed by DF-Data Ltd. DF-Data is F-Secure’s separate company for test marketing. Test marketing is…

Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda published

The Need for Speed (N4S) Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) describes the position and intent of the Finnish software intensive industry and research in the context of the transformation as well as the critical research areas that should be tackled in order to ensure that the Finnish industrial organizations and society can build a…

Overly Fast Software Development Creates Technical Debt

In fast software development, companies may take shortcuts and utilize quick solutions that make further development of the software more difficult. These speed-driven shortcuts are called technical debt, which must be paid back during further development. A group led by Professor of Software Engineering Kari Smolander from the Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) analyzes the…

Open Seminar presentation videos published on N4S-website: From Agile Development to Mercury Business

Open seminar on the future of Software Business featured high profile speakers, representing both industry and academy addressing latest knowledge and experiences about software engineering, testing, development and business. Now presentations are available on N4S-website. Lionel C. Briand – Cost-Effective Model-Based Testing Natalia Juristo – Experiments in the Finnish software industry Omar Mohout – Hyper…

F-Secure’s location service code freely available for the user community

The Lokki location sharing service, launched by F-Secure in 2013, shares information among a selected group about where each member is at a certain time. The service, based on voluntary information sharing, helps families and groups by identifying and sharing the locations of the group members that have been marked in advance, or by announcing…