Most companies and organizations are either implementing blockchain or testing the technology as a key tool to boost efficiency and security in their operations, according to a new study. A report by consultants PwC finds that a quarter of executives are piloting a blockchain implementation and almost a third have projects in development. Around 20 Read More..
Industry 4.0 holds out the promise of smarter manufacturing, but with increased connectivity between plants and machinery, the risk of cyber attacks rises. Thatâ€™s a major problem for companies trying to transform their manufacturing operations to take advantage of the new technologies. Germanyâ€™s Deutsche Telekom polled IT and business decision makers about Industry 4.0 and Read More..
The market for networked mobility products and services is set to almost quadruple between 2015 and 2020, but data securityÂ issues will become a big problem once more cars are connected, according to a new study. The study projects that the market for networked mobility will grow to 115.2 billion euros by 2020 from 31.87 billion Read More..
Only 30 pc of top managers in the auto industry expect sales growth in 2013, according to a survey by consultants PricewaterhouseCoopers. The annual PwC Global CEO Survey shows that the car industry is more pessimistic than other sectors. On average, 36 pc of the 1,330 top managers polled said they were “very confident” about Read More..
Chinese â€“ and Asian -Â companies, looking to improve their competitive standing, are stepping up their role in the consolidation of the global auto industry, according to a report by consultants PricewaterhouseCoopers. The study â€“ Automotive M&A Insights: Driving Value â€“ found that in 2011 there were 594 mergers, takeovers or partial acquisitions in the Read More..
HANOVER — One thing was clear at the 2012 automotiveDAY conference: IT is quickly becoming one of the major differentiators in the competition between the world’s car brands. Until recently, IT was mostly seen as way to reduce costs and boost efficiency. But in addresses to the conference, IT directors outlined how the services they Read More..