Few German companies have a coordinated strategy to prepare their employees for the digital era, according to a new poll conducted by Bitkom, the countryâ€™s high-tech association. A survey of 305 companies found that only one in five companies with more than 50 employees has a core strategy aimed at expanding the digital competencies of Read More..
The global market for so-called “cognitive computing” application is set to almost double in 2017, according to Germany’s high-tech association, Bitkom. The projection reflects the focus that many companies, including automakers, are putting on hardware and software that mimics the workings of the human brain. Cognitive computing, artificial intelligence and machine learning are all seen Read More..
Many German startup companies say they are having trouble getting enough money to develop their businesses. According to a survey by the country’s high-tech association – Bitkom – 55 pc of company founders say that acquiring startup capital is the single biggest barrier to getting new businesses off the ground. Only 34 pc say they Read More..
Manufacturing companies are particularly threatened by surging levels of cybercrime, according to a new study. Germany’s high-tech industry association Bitkom polled 504 manufacturers and found that two thirds of them had been the target of data theft, industrial esponiage or sabotage in the past two years. Bitkom puts the financial damage from cybercrime at around Read More..
Almost half (48 pc) of Germany’s top automotive managers believe that self-driving cars will be widely adopted by 2030 and only 2 pc believe this will happen earlier. Fifteen pc predict 20 years and about one-third (29 pc) foresee thatÂ the trend will take 25 years to establish itself. Those are some of the outcomes of Read More..
More than half of all German industrial companies have been the object of industrial espionage, sabotage or data theft in the past two years, according to a study by the country’s high-tech association, Bitkom. The study, which polled senior managers at 1,074 companies, found that car companies are most frequently targeted, followed by the chemical Read More..
The German market for big-data analysis is set to jump 59 pc to 6.1 billion euros this year, according to a study by Â Crisp Research. The consultants see the market growing to 13.6 billion euros by 2016. The study was commissioned by Germany’s high-tech industry association, Bitkom, which highlighted the far-reaching potential of big data. Read More..
Corporate use of the cloud is growing at a slower pace than before in Germany, as companies worry about the extent of US surveillance of private data. According to a study by Germany’s high-tech association Bitkom, cloud use grew 3 percent in 2013, compared with a 9 percent increase in 2012. “The trend toward cloud Read More..
App downloads soared in Germany last year as consumers bought more smartphones and tablets. Bitkom, the country’s high-tech industry association, said app downloads jumped 80 pc to more than 1.7 billion in 2012. “The megatrend toward mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets is unbroken,” said Tobias Arns, a mobile expert at Bitkom. “Smartphone programs Read More..
Three-quarter of Germany’s IT and telecommunications companies expect higher sales in the first half of 2013, while 14 pc expect stable revenues, according to a survey by Germany’s high-tech association, Bitkom. About 11 pc see business declining in the first half. “The Bitkom sector was and is an engine of growth for Germany,” said Bitkom Read More..