Digital Platform Strategies

SASSE organised an online event titled “Global and Local Digital Platform Strategies” on 22 April, 2021.  The event discussed the topic from the perspectives of both academia and practitioners while also presenting some of the results obtained from our research project so far. In the opening presentation of the event, professor Kari Smolander from LUTContinue reading “Digital Platform Strategies”

Join Our Online Event: Global and Local Digital Platform Strategies

ONLINE EVENT | 22.4.2021 15:30 – 18:00 Globally run digital platforms have great local impacts as companies of various sizes seek to utilize these platforms in their daily businesses. Various questions emerge on the use of these platforms, such as whatare the benefits and possibilities these platforms offer, how to form successful business strategies aroundContinue reading “Join Our Online Event: Global and Local Digital Platform Strategies”

SASSE Project Holiday Greetings

Year 2020 must have been quite a surprise to all of us, so thank you to everyone who made it possible for our research to continue – even remotely.    However, the focus is already in the future, and in spring 2021 we will organize the first SASSE seminar under the theme “Digital platforms in Finland” – practical examples,Continue reading “SASSE Project Holiday Greetings”

Defining and Designing a Strategy for Successful Integrations

One of the issues that has emerged from our data collected so far is the lack of strategy and long-term planning when designing and making integrations to external platforms and other technological resources. Defined as “a long-range plan for achieving something or reaching a goal” by the Cambridge dictionary, strategy in terms of integrations wouldContinue reading “Defining and Designing a Strategy for Successful Integrations”

Compensating for Lack of Control while Utilizing External Resources

One of the initial findings from the project is the balancing act between maintaining control over developed software while simultaneously utilizing external resources in developing the software. In other words, while integrations to externally provided resources and systems provide companies multiple benefits and in some cases are more of a necessity than an option, theyContinue reading “Compensating for Lack of Control while Utilizing External Resources”

February project status update

After the initial discussions on the next steps, we have now moved onto the data collection phase. At first instance we will be collecting data in the form of interviews and focusing on different kinds of IT companies based in Finland that have a clear connection to external integrations, either as solution providers or thenContinue reading “February project status update”


SASSE project tackles the problem of utilizing and integrating to external software-based platforms and infrastructures. Our main objective is to create a theory that explains the success of how software and systems developing organizations can exploit external and often global platforms for creating scalable systems and services. We analyze Finnish development organizations and distill fromContinue reading “Introduction”