The “internet of services” was the object of a study which the Berlecon Research carried out in cooperation with Pierre Audoin Consultants (PAC), the International School of Service Management (ISS) and the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWI).

The aim of this study was to determine the economic potential of the technologies which are summarized with the collective “internet of services” for Germany. In the center of the analyses were technology and market trends such as SOA, Cloud Computing and Semantic Web, on the basis of which services on the internet can be developed, traded and linked within a new service ecosystem.
In the process, it was investigated how a developing “internet of services” will affect ICT providers and selected user branches in the short, middle, and long term, which drivers and restraints can be expected and which kind of effects arise for competitiveness, growth and occupation of the businesses in Germany as a location of business.

The executive summary of the study is only available in German.

Selected Publications


Dufft, Nicole, Katrin Schleife, Irene Bertschek, Margit Vanberg, Tilo Böhmann, Ann Kristin Schmitt and Martin Barnreiter (2010), Das wirtschaftliche Potenzial des Internet der Dienste, Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Technologie, Berlin. Download