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..
Daimler has been a big user of Web 2.0 technology to generate new ideas and boost its three-year old Business Innovation initiative. The German premium-car maker said that, after three years, the unit has generated 58 new business ideas. About 12 of these have been launched through pilot projects so far. Business Innovation started in Read More..
Toyota Germany is replacing its dealer management system. The company is using the LAMP open source tools to develop the new system. It will also deploy the SCRUM process-automotion tool in the project. The new DMS will be used by Toyota’s German sales arm as well as by its German financial-services and insurance operations. The Read More..
Volkswagen’s Audi subsidiary and Daimler will be the first automakers to integrate the new MOST generation, MOST150, into their model range. “Infotainment applications make very different demands on the network infrastructure,: said Jens KÃ¶tz, manager responsible for the MOST150 integration at Audi. “MOST150 offers all the necessary communication mechanisms through an “all-in-one” interface,” he added. Read More..
It was a Friday afternoon when alarms began blinking at ZF Steering Systems in SchwÃ¤bisch GmÃ¼nd â€“ level red. Stefan Zeul, who is in charge of network and infrastructure at ZF Steering Systems, quickly recognizes that this is a virus attack on a Chinese factory. He cuts off the replication of the Chinese active domain Read More..
Caglayan Arkan is in charge of Microsoftâ€™s activities in the manufacturing and resources industries. In that role, he is also responsible for the software makerâ€™s automotive business. He spoke this summer to automotiveITâ€™s Ralf Bretting about cloud computing, Microsoftâ€™s automotive platform and the companyâ€™s ambitions in the automotive field. Microsoft expects the auto industry to Read More..
When the Sao Paulo auto show opens next week, it will feature at least one concept car that has been designed in a completely novel way: Fiatâ€™s Mio. When the Italian automaker started to develop its new city car, it turned to a new tool: the Internet. And with its daring move to let the Read More..