The German IT and telecommunications market is set to grow 1.4 percent to 141.6 billion euros this year, according to the industry association, BITKOM. The projection marks a change from just six months ago, when the association expected sales for the year to remain flat. “The high-tech market is picking up strongly,” said BITKOM President Read More..
Computer crime is on the rise in Germany, in particular in the automobile, electronics and machine-building industries, according to a study by consultants KPMG. The reason: more companies and people are networked, which lets information flow more freely than ever before. In the “E-Crime Study 2010,” which polled 500 executives in Germany, KPMG found that Read More..
A converted battery-powered Audi A2 covered the 600km stretch from Munich to Berlin this week without stopping to recharge its battery pack, the German Economics Ministry said. The test vehicle, developed by Berlin-based DBM Energy with support from the Economics Ministry, covered the distance in seven hours at temperatures around freezing. Most plug-in electric vehicles Read More..
Volkswagen brand is embarking on a worldwide digital sales and marketing offensive. The plan acknowledges the growing importance of the internet in car sales. The new offering will start in the US and will then be rolled out globally. “The United States is the global leader when it comes to the Internet. That’s why we’re Read More..
Automotive electronics will dominate the electronica trade fair, which will be held in Munich Nov 9 â€“ Nov 12. The trade show will feature an automotive conference that will focus on electromobility, battery-recharging systems for electric vehicles, driver assistance systems and global growth markets. The world market for electrical and electronic products has been growing Read More..
The annual CeBIT digital trade fair will have as one of its themes â€œWork and Life with the Cloud.â€ The fair will take place March 1 through March 5, 2011, in Hanover, Germany. Few IT issues are as hotly debated. â€œCloud computing is on its way to revolutionize the entire IT world,â€ said Ernst Raue, Read More..
4flow is taking over a big part of the management and optimization of Johnson Controls’ global logistics network. The German company, a leading provider of supply chain consulting, software and network management services, has signed a five-year agreement with Johnson Controls Automotive Experience to manage European supplies of Johnson Controls plants in Brazil, China, Malaysia, Read More..
European IT providers are better-positioned than their US competitors for long-term sales and earnings growth, according to a study conducted by German strategy consultants Roland Berger. According to the study, European IT providers outperformed US rivals in both sales and earnings growth in the 1998-2007 period. They also compared favorably to Japanese competitors. Roland Berger Read More..
Klaus Draeger began his career as a scientific staff member at the university before earning his PhD. In 1985, he joined BMW as a trainee in the manufacturing area. He passed through various posts at the German premium carmaker, including manager of purchasing for special models. In the second half of the 1990s, Draeger was Read More..