US companies are digitizing their operations at a faster pace than their German competitors, according to a new study by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG). In a poll ofÂ 700 executives in the US and Germany, the consultants found that 28 pc of companies in the US could be considered digital leaders, compared with only 21 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..
Global sales of electric vehicles are set to start growing rapidly in the next decade, according to a new study. The report by Germany’s Center of Automotive Management (CAM) said that, so far, car buyers are still showing little interest in EVs. “But on the basis of technological innovation and a change in the political Read More..
Internet-of-Things related revenue is set to double in Germany to 23 billion euros a year by 2020 from less than 10 billion euros today, according to a new McKinsey study. The consultants said IT and telecommunications service providers are set to gain business especially from manufacturing industries and the connected car. Industry 4.0, which foresees 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..
A new study concludesÂ that relatively few automakers are implementing a consistent digitization strategy, though most agree on what needs to be done. Berylls Strategy Advisors, which polled digital decision makers at six European automotive companies, found that carmakers had correctly identified three core characteristics of the digital revolution: Increased competition from new players from other Read More..
Top executives at medium-size companies often sidestep corporate data security rules, according to a new study. CEOs and other senior executives could well be the weakest link in corporate efforts to protect highly sensitive and confidential company information, the study by Iron Mountain found. The information management and archiving specialist Iron Mountain polled company managers Read More..
One in three trucks will be able to drive autonomously under certain conditions, according to a new McKinsey study. Driverless technology will account for a sizable chunk of theÂ market growth expected for trucks weighing more than six tons. Sales are forecast to surge to 240 billion euros a year by 2025 from 150 billion euros Read More..
Automakers still have time to adapt their business models to changing consumer preferences, according to a report by the US Center for Automotive Research (CAR). The study, titled â€œThe impact of new mobility services on the automotive industry,â€ Â identifies seven types of new-mobility services: ride-hailing, ride-sharing, car-sharing, bike-sharing, micro-transit, mobility-as-a-service and shared autonomous vehicles. Micro-transit Read More..
Senior German managers are highly confident that they have the digital skills to adapt their companies to a new era of digitized business processes. But many of their staff have a different opinion. According to a poll conducted by digital change consultants Doubleyuu, 44 pc of managers rate their digital competency as “very high.” But Read More..