SAP said ZF Friedrichshafen will adopt a range of software products to streamline human resources, finance and purchasing operations. The business software group said ZF, one of the world’s Top 5 automotive suppliers, will implement products that includeÂ SAP S/4HANA, the SAP BW/4HANA and SAP SuccessFactors. Using the various SAP software suites will allow ZF to Read More..
Ford Motor has engaged Pivotal to develop new software, marking the second time this year that a major automaker is contracting with the California specialist. In September, Daimler announced that it had quickly developed its Mercedes me application with the help of Pivotal. Ford Â said it had turned to Pivotal, which is part of the Read More..
Dell will acquire EMC for 67 billion dlrs, the two companies said in a press release Monday. The move, which had been rumored for weeks, “will create the world’s largest privately controlled, integrated technology company,” the two corporations said. Dell, one of the world’s biggest makers of computer hardware, and cloud specialist EMC will, together Read More..
Enthusiasm was high at the outset, but now a survey shows that companies are beginning to have second thoughts about relying on cloud-based architectures. Many experts, for example, are increasingly questioning whether cloud computing centers in fact can control production facilities or manage logistics centers without difficulties, as the providers promise. IT managers are especially Read More..
MUNICH – With 7,100 guests registered to attend the German part of its World Tour, Salesforce.com is sending a clear signal that it aims to grow its presence in Europe. The San Francisco-based business software group has been on a roll worldwide, with sales jumping 32 pc in 2014 to 5.37 billion dlrs.Â Co-founder and CEO Read More..
Security concerns are growing over cloud-based applications used by industrial companies and other businesses, according to a new Netskope survey. The cloud security specialist said that, following recent security breaches at major corporations such as Sony and JP Morgan, a growing number of CEOs and other top executives have inquired with their IT teams about Read More..
Siemens will build a cloud platform for data-based services, working with business software maker SAP to create a new product for industrial companies. “The establishment of the new cloud platform will make a significant contribution to driving forward the digitalisation of automation,” Siemens Managing Board Member Klaus Helmrich said in a press release. The German Read More..
In a bid to increase its operational efficiency, Hella has implemented a cloud-based CRM software platform built by Salesforce. The German automotive lighting specialist said in a press release that it had decided to implement the technology to speed up the time it takes to respond to customer requests. Hella said the Salesforce platform, which Read More..
IBM, which wants to solidify its position as a leading provider of cloud-based services, has expanded its global data center network through the addition of 12 new locations. Nine of them are operated by partner Equinix, while the US-based software group is opening new data centers of its own in Frankfurt, Mexico City and Tokyo. Read More..
Data-centerÂ traffic will nearly triple between 2013 and 2018Â and cloud-based interactions will represent 76 pc of that traffic, according to a study by Cisco. The US-based networking specialist also predicted that, by 2018, half of the world’s population will have residential internet access and 53 pc of them will use some kind of personal cloud storage Read More..