Around the world, technology decision-makers at automotive OEMs and their suppliers are wrestling with some difficult decisions. How can they digitalise their supply chains in order to compete more effectively in the industry today, while at the same time preparing those supply chains for major disruption down the road? By Jessica Twentyman It’s a challenge Read More..
IT security teams are having trouble managing digital risk and, as a result, 60 percent of digital businesses will suffer major service failures by 2020, according to a new report. Market researchers Gartners say infrastructure and services outsourcing puts a key part of a digital companyâ€™s operations outside of the control of corporate IT departments. Read More..
Continuing anÂ auto industry trend to bring inÂ Silicon Valley experts to oversee digitalization efforts, Porsche has hired Thilo Koslowski. The renowned Gartner analyst will assume “a key role in the area of digital mobility,” the German sports car maker said in a press statement. Koslowski, who will report directly to Porsche CEO Oliver Blume, has been Read More..
The internet of things will be marked by a notable absence of business or technical models in coming years, according to market researchers Gartner. Through 2018, the company predicts there will be no dominant internet-of-things ecosystem platform. Most IoT projects will continue to contain custom elements and there won’t be any dominant technology service providers Read More..
Global IT spending is set to rise 3 pc in 2012 to 3.6 trillion dlrs, with investments in cloud-based services posting particularly strong growth, according to a Gartner forecast. The market researchers said the increase is slightly higher than the 2.5 pc growth they forecast earlier this year. Gartner said the overall outlook for IT Read More..
Germans aren’t ready to buy battery-powered electric vehicles yet, according to a recent Gartner study. The market researchers said a study conducted in Europe’s biggest car market in the first half of 2011 showed that a majority of consumers prefer gasoline-powered vehicles for their next purchase. Hybrid vehicles came second, while diesel-powered cars ranked third. Read More..
Experts say managed security is a major growth area for Cloud-based services. “We estimate that through 2015 half of all e-mail security products will be used in SaaS form,” said Ruggero Contu, principal research analyst at market researchers Gartner. For small and medium-sized companies, with limited IT staff, Security as a Service may be particularly Read More..
Gartner analyst Thilo Koslowski said Wednesday that access to data will become a must-have feature for car owners in the next six years. In the premium segment it will be a requirement even sooner, he said. “Consumers will want access to in-vehicle data by 2016,” Koslowski told the Telematics Update conference in Munich. “Premium vehicle Read More..