All BITKOM articles

  • bitkom.automotiveIT

    Bitkom poll: Many companies don't have a CDO


    Digital transformation may be high on the agenda of just about every company, but few have made the organizational changes needed to effectively execute the required processes. That is one of the outcomes of a survey by Germany s high-tech association, Bitkom, which found that two-thirds of companies polled ...

  • bitkom.automotiveIT

    Poll: German industry lacks company-wide strategies for digital training


    Bitkom says training is crucial for the digital transformation (Photo: Alstom) Few German companies have a coordinated strategy to prepare their employees for the digital era, according to a new poll conducted by Bitkom, the country’s high-tech association. A survey of 305 companies found that only one in five ...

  • NVIDIA.automotiveIT

    Bitkom: Cognitive computing market set to double in 2017


    At CES, chipmaker Nvidia announced it will equip Mercedes with AI technology (Photo: Nvidia) The global market for so-called "cognitive computing" application is set to almost double in 2017, according to Germany's high-tech association, Bitkom. The projection reflects the focus that many companies, including automakers, are putting on hardware ...

  • bitkom.automotiveIT

    Survey: German startups hampered by funding difficulties


    Bitkom says startups need public and private funding (Photo: Ford) Many German startup companies say they are having trouble getting enough money to develop their businesses. According to a survey by the country's high-tech association - Bitkom - 55 pc of company founders say that acquiring startup capital is ...

  • cybercrime.automotiveIT

    Survey: Manufacturing companies under threat from cybercrime


    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 ...

  • bitkom.automotiveIT

    Bitkom: Auto managers expect driverless cars by 2030 or later


    The study shows that opinions vary on when driverless driving will be widely adopted (Photo: Robert Bosch) Almost half (48 pc) of Germany's top automotive managers believe that self-driving cars will be widely adopted by 2030 and only 2 pc believe this will happen earlier. Fifteen pc predict 20 ...

  • cyber crime.automotiveIT

    German companies under (cyber) attack


    (Photo:Symantec) More than half of all German industrial companies have been the object of industrial espionage, sabotage or data theft in the past two years, according to a study by the country's high-tech association, Bitkom. The study, which polled senior managers at 1,074 companies, found that car companies are ...

  • big data.automotiveIT

    Big-data market expected to soar in Germany


    Big Data analysis makes sense of large amounts of information (Photo: Wikimedia) The German market for big-data analysis is set to jump 59 pc to 6.1 billion euros this year, according to a study by  Crisp Research. The consultants see the market growing to 13.6 billion euros by ...

  • cloud.automotiveIT

    German cloud growth slows amid NSA concerns


    Bitkom says the cloud can also protect companies (Photo: T-Systems) Corporate use of the cloud is growing at a slower pace than before in Germany, as companies worry about the extent of US surveillance of private data. According to a study by Germany's high-tech association Bitkom, cloud use grew ...

  • apple iphone.automotiveIT

    German app downloads jump 80 pc in 2012


    (Photo: Apple) App downloads soared in Germany last year as consumers bought more smartphones and tablets. Bitkom, the country's high-tech industry association, said app downloads jumped 80 pc to more than 1.7 billion in 2012. "The megatrend toward mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets is unbroken," said Tobias ...

  • bitkom

    Germany's IT sector expects further growth in 2013


    Bitkom says German IT companies continue to have trouble filling vacancies (Photo: Bitkom) Three-quarter of Germany's IT and telecommunications companies expect higher sales in the first half of 2013, while 14 pc expect stable revenues, according to a survey by Germany's high-tech association, Bitkom. About 11 pc see business ...

  • bitkom kempf.automotiveIT

    Bitkom's social media checklist for small and mid-sized companies


    Bitkom President Kempf says companies can get more value out of social media (Photo: Bitkom) Bitkom, Germany's high-tech industry association, has drawn up a checklist for social media implementation in small and mid-sized companies. The list aims to help companies, which increasingly use social-media tools, get more value out ...

  • cybercrime.automotiveIT

    Employers fail to prevent data crime - German survey


    Many German workers don't get guidelines on dealing with computer threats (Photo: Wikimedia) Many employers don't properly guard against computer crime and leave their workers to deal with IT security, according to a German survey. The country's high-tech association, BITKOM, polled workers on these issues and found that 21 ...

  • Basel III.automotiveIT

    Germany's BITKOM: Basel III could hurt IT industry


    EU member nations are planning to tighten rules governing bank lending Germany's IT lobby warns that plans for a Europe-wide tightening of credit regulation under the so-called "Basel III" rules will negatively affect many small and medium-sized IT companies. The European Union is currently discussing new rules that would ...

  • infineon watchdog chip

    Global IT market set to top 1 trillion euros in 2012


    Global IT demand continues to rise despite the Japanese earthquake and weak consumer spending in some European countries (Photo: Infineon) The global IT market is set to top 1 trillion euros in 2012, according to the European Information Technology Observatory (EITO). The IT researchers expect the market to grow 4.3 ...

  • detecon study.automotiveIT

    Meet the new CIO: study shows role should be split


    The traditional responsibilities of the CIO would be better handled by two separate top executives, according to a survey of 1,000 managers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. According to the study, carried out by consultants Detecon with the help of Germany's hi-tech association Bitkom, companies need a stronger separation between ...

  • BITkom.automotiveIT

    Germany sets software, IT export record in 2010.


    Exports from Germany, left, and imports soared in 2010 According to BITKOM, the country's high-tech association, exports jumped 16 pc in 2010 to 12.1 billion euros, more than double what they were in 2003. "Software made in Germany is turning into a major export success," said August-Wilhelm Scheer, BITKOM president. ...

  • Article

    German IT Association sees 1.4 pc growth in 2010


    The German IT and telecommunications market is set to grow 1.4 percent to 141.6 billion euros this year, according to the industry association, BITKOM. The projection marks a change from just six months ago, when the association expected sales for the year to remain flat. "The high-tech market is picking ...