US President-elect Donald Trump has put together a business advisory council that includes General Motors CEO Mary Barra, IBM CEO Ginny Rometty and a host of other US business leaders. Trump said the “Presidentâ€™s Strategic and Policy Forum” will meet with him frequently and members will be called upon to provide opinions on the impact Read More..
Schaeffler has signed an agreement with IBM to create a digital platform that will beÂ the foundation of the German automotive supplier’s digitization strategy. Schaeffler said the platform willÂ let it process large amounts of data that willÂ offer the insights needed to upgrade its operations. IBM will provide the technology and act as a consultant and development Read More..
Toyota is the highest ranking automaker on Interbrand’s annual list of the Top 100 global brands, bestingÂ Mercedes-Benz and BMW, which came second and third, respectively. The brand consultancy named Apple, Google and Coca-Cola the three most valuable brands overall this year. Apple and Google were in the top positions for the fourth consecutive year. Automotive Read More..
Apple announced a partnership with SAP aimed at giving the California-based technology group a stronger position in the business market. Apple and SAP, the worldâ€™s biggest business software maker, announced this week that they will jointly develop native apps for the iPhone and iPad that will give users access to the SAP Hana cloud platform. Read More..
One of the bigger challenges IT and other technology-driven industries have faced for decades is how to attract more female engineers. Efforts to boost the relatively low number of women in engineering companies remain largely unsuccessful. The same holds true for the top management ranks. There are some exceptions. In the world of high tech, Read More..
The international CES is stagingÂ an Asian version of its flagship Las Vegas consumer electronics trade show in Asia this year. CES Asia will take place in Shanghai May 25 through 27. One of the keynote speakersÂ at the event will be Rupert Stadler. The Audi CEO, noting that China is Audi’s biggest sales market, said in 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..
IBM will start offering SAP infrastructure services to companies as part of a new strategic partnership between the US IT group and the German business software company. Under the pact, IBM will become a provider of cloud infrastructure services for business-critical SAP applications. SAP HANA, the company’s cloud-based analytics platform, will be available through the Read More..
FRANKFURT â€“ Continental and IBM will jointly develop connected-vehicle technologies for the auto industry. The two companies announced their joint plans at a press conference at the Frankfurt auto show (IAA) Tuesday. “Step-by-step development of future mobility is highly complex and requires strong partnerships with global IT industry players,” said Continental CEO Elmar Degenhart. Degenhart, Read More..
IBM has signed a definitive agreement to buy SoftLayer technologies in a bid to strengthen its cloud-based services offering. The US-based IT group said the acquisition will help speed business adoption of public and private cloud solutions. “With SoftLayer, IBM will accelerate the build-out of our public cloud infrastructure to give clients the broadest choice Read More..