Europeâ€™s biggest software maker, SAP, would like to cooperate more closely with HP. â€œHP has been a good partner to us for many years and we are open to expanding that cooperation,â€ said Jim Hagemann Snabe, co-CEO of SAP. In an interview with Germanyâ€™s Sueddeutsche Zeitung, Snabe said cooperation with the US-based technology group makes Read More..
German companies donâ€™t have a strategy to implement green IT, according to a survey of managers at small and medium-sized enterprises. Though 70 percent of managers interviewed said green IT is an important issue for them, few have taken steps to implement green-IT programs such as systems consolidation or virtualization. â€œThereâ€™s a lot of talk Read More..
Renault is launching an advertising campaign for its Twizy ultra-compact electric car that specifically targets Apple iPhone and iPad users. The French carmaker is launching a so-called â€œiAdâ€ because it sees common ground between users of iPhones and iPads and future buyers of its electric city car. â€œBy launching Twizyâ€™s mobile marketing with iAd, Renault Read More..
Consolidation of SAP software systems can generate sizeable cost savings, but IT managers are slow to act, according to a study by consultants Accenture. Companies often fail to take the necessary steps, the study says, because of the high costs involved, the absence of a budget and resistance from corporate divisions. For Accentureâ€™s study, called Read More..
India is the preferred destination for German countries that want to outsource services. According to a survey by Germanyâ€™s Steria Mummert Consulting, 26 percent of the companies polled said India was the preferred outsourcing destination. Outsourcing is on the rise in Germany, with 62 percent of all companies inÂ favor of moving some processes to Read More..
A representative survey of 500 German car drivers shows that internet connectivity in the car is likely to rise sharply in coming years. According to the survey, conducted by German market researchers TEMA-Q, 43 percent of all new cars are likely to be connected to the internet in five years. Currently, very few cars are Read More..
Sebastian Vettelâ€™s world championship in Formula One undoubtedly reflected the Red Bull driverâ€™s superior racing skills. But the effort was underpinned by the Siemens product lifecycle management (PLM) software Red Bull used to develop and build its world champion Formula One car. The software forms the digital electronic backbone of the manufacturing process, Siemens said Read More..
The University of Stuttgart will host SimTech 2011, an international conference on simulation technology, June 14 through 17. The focus will be on molecular simulations, multi-scale and multi-physics mechanics, numerical mathematics, interactive visualization and related issues. More than 150 scientists from Stuttgart will present their latest research. SimTech adopts a cross-disciplinary approach and wants scientists Read More..