Project management is no longer a matter of having good software.In the current difficult economic climate, corporate decision makers see that good project management can help improve financial results. â€œThe top trend in 2011 is the anchoring of project management in the boardroom,â€said Michael Streng, CEO of German project management consultants parameta. â€œ â€œCompanies realize 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..
The eighth Seoul motor show will take place March 31 through April 10. March 31 is the press day and the official opening ceremony will be April 1. The theme of the 2011 show will be “Evolution, Green Revolution on Wheels.” The organizers expect more than 1 million visitors to come to Korea’s premier automotive Read More..
A two-week trial of Europeâ€™s planned eCall mobile emergency warning system ended successfully this week, with three test cars transmitting 15,000 calls across sixteen EU member states. One of the goals of the test was to see whether the technology can function across borders, regardless of the mobile-connection technologies used in individual countries. The system Read More..
The 2011 North American International Auto Show will take place in Detroit Jan 10 through Jan 23. After two difficult years in the auto industry, the 2011 show will be held against a backdrop of recovery and a new sense of optimism, both in the US and worldwide. US carmakers are expected to showcase the Read More..
Daimler said it will, from the summer of 2012, integrate work from moreÂ than 20 development centers and their most important suppliers on a single product development platform provided by Siemens. The move came as a surprise to Dassault Systemes, the French maker of CATIA PLM software, whichÂ renewed its CATIA contract with Daimler for Read More..