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Our life with robots

Robots are more and more part of everyday life. Most of them are thinking of the classic industrial robot. But the technologies are progressing. We build more and more intelligent robots, link them together to smart systems and give them in the form of artificial intelligence the ability to learn. That changes their role in our lives.   Indust...
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Gossip – Creeping poison or social fertilizer?

On the way past the coffee kitchen: "Have you heard ... Yesterday Claus told me that in a personal conversation he was told that ..." damn, the coffee machine covers the rest of the sentence with a double espresso - the grinder let me miss the most interesting part. The thoughts circle: "How annoying! Should I ask - today at badminton in the aftern...
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We went out looking for meaning, and found something even more valuable.

We have long sought for meaning in business. We have sought it for many years in many ways, from going within ourselves on solitary retreats to free and guided workshops with the entire staff, from top-down management fiat to bottom-up definition of the self-view of each person who works at APUS. All of these have brought a measure of understanding...
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Self-determined in old age

We all get old. It is neither preventable nor reversible. We must all live with it and its consequences. When we talk about aging, the first thing we think of is physical disabilities. But health is more than physical. It is also mental and emotional. One of the great fears of people between 65 and 85 is the loss of independence, autonomy and socia...
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Scrum and discgolf – an analogy?

We at APUS Software GmbH consider ourselves an agile company. While project management outside APUS might often take rather familiar routes, internally we work by scrum or kanban. Our Public Transport Team has been very successful with this for years. Scrum project management implies a retrospective at the end of every sprint, to take stock. We wan...
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A world without borders?

Many companies today are wrestling with the question of how we'll be working in 10 or 20 years. Will we still need offices, or will we work from wherever we happen to be, since everything is networked anyway? In 20 years will we just be checking the results of what machines do? Let's be honest for a moment. Absolutely nobody can answer this questio...
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A person, a lighthouse

Digitalization is a word we've all been hearing a lot lately. It's ubiquitous, and used for all kinds of phenomena in the area of mobile gadgets and IT. This intoxication with all the wonderful new things that network our lives and make everything better, and are drowning us in a flood of information in the process, has a downside. But because into...
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