Most industrial companies believe in a major role for predictive maintenance, but very few have already commissioned projects, according to a new study by BearingPoint. The consultants found that 84 pc of companies had researched predictive maintenance, but only one in four had actually started implementing it. According to the survey, 76 pc of executives Read More..
Companies are investing heavily in artificial intelligence, but adoption is often hindered by a lack of IT infrastructure, according to a new survey. The poll, conducted by market researchers Vanson Bourne on behalf of business software group Teradata, found that 80 pc of companies are already investing in AI and related technologies and 30 pc Read More..
German companies are not well prepared for espionage, sabotage or data theft, according to a new poll. The country’s high-tech association interviewed 1,069 executives in charge of corporate security and found that only four out of 10 companies had a disaster-recovery plan in place. InÂ critical infrastructure areas such as energy or financial services, 53 percent Read More..
Three out of four automotive companies have serious concerns about the future as the industry faces massive disruption, according to a new study. The survey alsoÂ found that half of all companies interviewed felt that digital change could actually pose an existential threat. The poll, conducted by management consultants Staufen, asked 650 executives at German companies Read More..
BMW, Audi, Daimler and Porsche are the the car companies that IT graduates would most like to work for, according to a new survey. But the trendence Graduate Barometer 2017 found that Google tops all other companies as the most attractive potential employer. The internet group continued in first place in the rankings, followed by Read More..
CIOs in German-speaking countries put a high priority on improving dataÂ networking and the development of data analysis. According to a new study, they also prioritize new products and services and the expansion of cloud capacity. The “IT Trends 2017” survey conducted by consultants Capgemini last September and October in Germany, Switzerland and Austria found that Read More..
Automotive companies see the relevance of big data and analytics, but few have effectively introduced the new technologies, according to a new study. Consultants BearingPoint polled 120 European decision makers at car companies and suppliers and found that 94 pc consider big data relevant to their businesses. But only 7 pc said they had fully 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..
Independent IT divisions could be gone in three years, according to a majority of IT executives polled by EMC. The cloud computing specialist in February interviewed 2,741 IT decision makers and business managers across companies in 13 countries. One of the key findings was that 58 pc of CIOs polled expect their IT organizationÂ to all Read More..
Industrial companies in Germany expect Industry 4.0 to change their business models and most see the so-called “smart factory” as positive, according to a new study. A pollÂ by management consultants Staufen found that roughly a third of German companies are already adopting Industry 4.0 technologies either on a bigger scale or in individual projects. That’s Read More..