Nine percent of all employees in Vienna work in the field of information and communication technologies. Some 65,000 people in 5,500 companies make Vienna one of Europe’s top business locations for the ICT sector. In particular, core strengths include open source technologies, computer vision and IT security. Similarly, medical informatics and pervasive computing both have considerable development potential. The City of Vienna aims to create an even more favorable business environment for this technological sector, in order to enhance existing strengths and utilize new opportunities. For this reason, ZIT has carried out three ICT calls, most recently in the year 2007.
impactit GmbH is an innovative Viennese technology company focusing on “mobile computing“ solutions for field staff. Its flagship product EDOCTA is a mobile hand-held device with a printer and e-card slot, facilitating patient data collection in ambulances and communications with the emergency control center.
MERLINnovations & Consulting GmbH was founded in 2005 by Helmut Schluderbacher and specializes in IT security systems. The company’s most important product is SecLookOn, a nationally and internationally acclaimed and award-winning log-in process stands out on the basis of its unique mode of operation.
Blue Monkeys GmbH, a Viennese Web agency specializing in the consulting, development and support of projects in the field of new media, was established in 2007 from the original start-up MC3000. The company is working on the development and implementation of user-friendly content management systems (CMS), Web 2.0 platforms and Web applications.
The organization of seminars is not child’s play, and sometimes costs companies a lot of time. For this reason, the Viennese company Symposionline has specialized in seminar organization, and offers its customers an all-in-one solution on its intelligent platform, featuring the optimal search, booking and invoicing of the desired seminar hotel. This Vienna-based company is the first contact point, offering more than 1,100 hotels in its data base with a best price guarantee.
Every austrian has five store cards on average. Often, we don’t have all of our cards in the purse. Marks Lobmaier, founder of Kadona, remembers standing at the checkout without bonus points, vouchers, etc. “I couldn’t make use of my benefits as a costumer, which is too bad when you have to pay large sums. That’s when I thought of my mobile: why don’t charge the phone with all these informations? I carry it around all the time.”