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..
Its name says it all: “One Ford.” The strategy that Ford wants to use to boost its presence in global markets is based on the idea of the “global customer.” And IT is playing a big role in making the plan work. The background: customers’ desires and demands are becoming more and more similar worldwide. Read More..
Better use of data within a company will substantially boost performance, according to a study by software company Sybase, a unit of Germanyâ€™s SAP. According to the study, named â€œMeasuring the business impacts of effective data,â€ a 10 percent increase in the availability of data will boost sales per worker on average by 14.4 percent. Read More..
Stefan Ihringer is IT manager at German automotive supplier Mann and Hummel. He studied mathematics and controlling before beginning his professional career as a software developer and database administrator in technical sales at a telecommunications company. After several positions at supplier Robert Bosch and Germanyâ€™s Telekom, he joined Mann and Hummel, where he has been Read More..
Peter Kraus is in charge of corporate IT at ZF Friedrichshafen. In an interview with AutomotiveIT earlier this year, the graduate in mathematics explained the role IT plays at the German automotive supplier. How does IT support the business strategy at ZF? Technology leadership, customer benefits and global business processes are major ZF strategic elements.Â Read More..