3 Danish IT Innovations for Businesses

The study shows the most innovative countries in the world and its contribution to Information and Technology, particularly to the advancement of mankind’s wellbeing. How does Denmark get on the top? Well, online IT training sites available in their own native language might be one of the reasons why Denmark topped the list. There have been several studies linking the use of native language in teaching courses to faster skill and knowledge absorption among students.

Whatever the reason may be, let us look at the top three Danish IT Innovations for business we have today; Navision, Skype, and Giga.


The Microsoft Dynamics is in line with Enterprise Resource Planning, or simply known as ERP applications made as part of Microsoft’s Business Solutions group. Navision is a software that is in line with Microsoft Dynamics, which purpose is to provide help for various business.

Also called as Microsoft Dynamics Nav, Navision is designed to help small to medium-sized enterprises in their needs, such as finance, manufacturing and customer relationship management.

The software includes analytical tools and budget management, business resource, expense tracking, employee reporting tools for human resource, and quick access to real-time business-critical information. This software allows users to implement its business solution to multiple sites with the help of these tools.


Probably the biggest VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) we have today, Skype is both a free and subscription-based online phone service. It’s a software that allows users across the world to communicate through phone calls, video calls, and chat. Skype was founded by Niklas Zennström, a Swedish entrepreneur, and his Danish partner, Janus Friis. Niklas and Janus previously created a peer-to-peer file sharing application called KaZaA and they used its backbone in creating Skype, an instant messenger with peer-to-peer characteristics.

Rather than using the traditional phone line, Skype connect people from all corners of the world with just a couple of clicks of the mouse. It includes all the features you can find in a standard phone, plus extras like such as video calls and online phone number. Skype is also packed with features that make it very accessible and convenient communication software, such as call forwarding, Instant Messaging, and SMS text messaging.

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The Skype to Skype conversation is a free service, while landline and cellphone calls are subscription services. Also, this software allows callers to purchase airtime as they need with its “Pay as you go” service.

Skype is popular among businesses since it has low cost-calling between computers or smartphones (through 3G or WiFi) to regular landline phones and cellphones. Aside from this, Skype can redirect its Skype number to an actual handset. With this, voicemails can be accessed at computers or phones. Most businesses use Skype as an collaboration tool since it is already complete with the ability to call both phones and computers, send instant messages, transfer files, video conferences and allows collaborators to see each other statuses.


Introduced in the IT world in 1988, Giga is a Danish cable company that specializes in advanced hi-speed communication and networking chip units used for optical networking. Its products target a wide array of applications that speeds up the transmission over the Internet backbone.

The need for bigger capacity right at the core of networking arises as the higher-bandwidth access technologies like cable and xDSL are being deployed. It’s the reason why the computer chip giant Intel Corp, acquired Giga in March of 2000, to address this growing demand.

With Giga acquisition, Intel targets the market segment for high-performance networking chips allowing quick build-out of fiber optic arrangement needed to support the explosive growth of the World Wide Web.

Aside from these three IT innovations for business, the Danes also have the Innovation Center Denmark, a joint effort between The Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and The Ministry of Science. It facilitates the entry of technology of Danish-based companies to Silicon Valley, capital and companies, connects research, and innovates business models and market strategies.

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