Cloud & Edge Computing

  • toyota salesforce.automotiveIT

    At Toyota, a private social network for customers


    Toyota Friend will first be available in Japan Toyota will build a private social network for its customers and their cars. The network will be first launched in Japan. The Japanese carmaker said it will work with, a U.S. enterprise cloud computing company specialized in social collaboration, to build ...

  • Ford Google_Prediction

    Using Google's predictive software, Ford cars may get a lot smarter


    With the help of Cloud computing, analytics and Google's predictive software, the car of the future can learn a driver's habits and help improve vehicle performance. Ford researchers are testing whether a car can be made smart enough to independently change its performance to deliver optimal driving characteristics and fuel ...

  • kroes.automotiveIT

    Brussels to CIOs: help build a digital single market


    Kroes: CIO views matter EU Commissioner Neelie Kroes last week called on CIOs to help improve Europe's IT infrastructure by together building an EU-wide digital single market. In a speech on the occasion of the European CIO of the Year award, Kroes said CIOs from both the public and private ...

  • Neelie Kroes.automotiveIT

    EU's Kroes: "Let's aim high" with European cloud strategy


    EU Commissioner Kroes hopes EU strategies will help define global standards in cloud computing Neelie Kroes urged Europe's IT industry last week to "aim high" and help Brussels forge a truly European Cloud computing strategy. The European commissioner in charge of Europe's digital agenda said data protection, interoperability and standardization ...

  • google plugless power.automotiveit

    Google trials Evatran’s Plugless Power EV recharging


    Evatran is showing its Plugless Power at the Ideal Home Show in London this month Google is trialing an inductive battery charging technology developed by Evatran, a US charging specialist. The cloud computing and internet search company has several electric vehicles for short-range travel arounds its campus in Mountain View, ...

  • cloud world forum.automotiveit

    Cloud Computing World Forum, London


    The third annual Cloud Computing World Forum will take place in London June 21st and 22nd. The organizers expect more than 2,500 IT and telecoms executives to attend. The forum, which features workshops, seminars and an exhibition,will discuss security and privacy issues in Cloud computing; how to reduce costs; mobile ...

  • experton cloud calculator.automotiveIT

    Help available in calculating cost of Cloud computing


    Germany’s Experton group is providing an online calculator that can help companies determine the cost of Cloud computing. The calculator shows what potential cost advantages can be realized in a company’s IT operations through the implementation of Cloud computing. To do the math, the software compares investment and operating costs ...

  • accenture automotive.automotiveIT

    Accenture: Cloud computing key to automotive success


    Cloud computing is particularly well suited to deal successfully with the challenges and opportunities of the auto industry, according to an Accenture report. The consultants cited three business areas where Cloud computing can provide a major benefit: Handling multi-brand dealer operations, integrating new alliances and takeovers, and supporting the further ...

  • ibm midsize study.automotiveIT

    For midsized companies, a planned IT boost


    More than half of all midsized companies interviewed for an IBM-commissioned study late last year plan to boost their IT spending in 2011. Of the 2,112 companies polled, 53 pc projected an increase, which compares with only 20 pc in a similar study conducted in 2009. No change was budgeted ...

  • IBM LotusLive_Suite.automotiveIT

    IBM signs new Cloud partnerships, adds GM unit to customer base


    IBM said it is expanding its Cloud offering and has signed up a range of new customers ”“ including a General Motors unit ”“ for its LotusLive software suite. The US computer and IT services group said it signed partnerships with Ariba and SugarCRM to expand its Cloud offering to ...