The Business Informatics Technology Centre is an independent association that promotes the appropriate use of information and communication technologies in business and administration in the Canton of Valais. In cooperation with the Swiss Distance University of Applied Sciences (Fernfachhochschule Schweiz – FFHS) and the Institute of Information Systems at the University of Bern, professors, PhD Candidates and student assistants work as research assistants in the areas of research, training and services.
Since 2018, the Technology Centre has placed a research focus on virtual team collaboration. To this end, the project Digitisation of Virtual Courses was carried out in collaboration with the Swiss Distance University of Applied Sciences and the Institute of Information Systems of the University of Bern. Through this research, risks and problems related to virtual team collaboration could be revealed. Accordingly, recommendations for action were empirically developed to enable happy collaboration. The project increases the attractiveness of Valais as a business location, as more knowledge can be retained in the canton of Valais through distributed collaboration. For example, through new job profiles that can be created or better educated students who are available to the labour market in Valais.
The vision of the Business Informatics Technology Centre is to follow current trends in business informatics and analyse their impact as opportunities and threats for the Valais region. The Business Informatics Technology Centre thus mixes research topics of digitalisation with a focus on the canton of Valais, as well as the topicality and emerging trends.