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  • hilmar dunker.automotiveIT

    Point of View: Germany needs Industry 4.0


    Hilmar Dunker (Photo: Claus Dick)Industry 4.0 is the new buzzword and rightly so. The term attempts to capture the comprehensive change that is sweeping the global industrial landscape. It's therefore no exaggeration to use "4.0" to define the fourth industrial revolution that is upon us.But dig a little deeper ...

  • hp.automotiveIT

    automotiveIT Congress: HP exec calls for cooperative approach to exploding data volumes


    HP's Postels (left)  and IAV's Schonlau agreed a new approach to growing data volumes  is needed (Photo:Claus Dick)HANOVER - Connected cars will generate more data than current IT systems can manage, an HP executive told the automotiveIT Congress here Thursday.Swen Postels, strategist and chief automotive technologist at ...

  • Outsourcing der neuen Generation: Siemens eröffnet Hybrid-Cloud-Rechenzentrum in Belgien / State-of-the-art outsourcing: Siemens opens hybrid cloud data center

    Siemens to build industrial cloud platform


    Siemens operates cloud competence centers, combining all its cloud activities (Photo: Siemens)Siemens will build a cloud platform for data-based services, working with business software maker SAP to create a new product for industrial companies."The establishment of the new cloud platform will make a significant contribution to driving forward the ...

  • bmw zipse.automotiveIT

    BMW: Zipse to become new production boss


    Oliver Zipse (Photo: BMW)Oliver Zipse will become the new production chief at BMW, succeeding Harald Krueger, who will take over as CEO May 13.BMW, in particular, cited the international manufacturing experience Zipse has gathered in his 24 year career at the premium car maker.Zipse, 51, joined BMW as a ...

  • nxp.automotiveIT

    NXP, Freescale in semiconductor mega-merger


    (Photo: NXP)Netherlands-based NXP has agreed to acquire Freescale, creating a mixed signal semiconductor group with combined annual revenue of more than 10 billion dlrs.The two companies said in a press release that the combined group, which will have a leading position in automotive semiconductor products, will be able to, ...

  • apple.automotiveIT

    Apple will build 2 data centers in Europe


    (Photo: Apple)Apple will build two data centers in Europe, spending 1.7 billion euros to construct and operate the facilities, which will be located in Ireland and Denmark.The US based consumer technology group said the centers will provide the European backend for online services that include the company's iTunes store, ...

  • hp.automotiveIT

    HP announces leadership for split company


    (Photo: HP)Hewlett Packard said last year that it would be splitting the technology company in two. Hewlett Packard Enterprise is set to handle hardware, software and services in the business market, while HP Inc will take over printer and PC businesses.Now, the company, which will continue to operate as ...

  • (Photo: IBM)

    IBM adds data centers to offer companies more local storage


    IBM, which wants to solidify its position as a leading provider of cloud-based services, has expanded its global data center network through the addition of 12 new locations. Nine of them are operated by partner Equinix, while the US-based software group is opening new data centers of its own in ...

  • emc.automotiveIT

    Study: Industry revenue is hit by data losses


    An EMC poll shows that unplanned downtime and data losses cost companies money (Graphic: EMC)German companies and larger public organizations have posted 33.6 billion euros less revenue in the past 12 months because they have lost data as a result of a technical problem, according to a new study.The ...

  • bosch.automotiveIT

    ABB, Bosch, Cisco cooperate on smart-home platform


    Bosch, ABB and Cisco see the home as an integral part of the internet of things (Photo: BoschABB, Robert Bosch and Cisco are forming a joint venture to develop and operate a smart-home software platform. The three companies expect the Germany-based joint venture to start operations in early 2015.Bosch ...

  • telekom.automotiveIT

    Germany's Telekom to invest more in tech innovation


    Telekom is expanding its venture capital operations to look for new business opportunities (Photo: Deutsche Telekom)Deutsche Telekom plans to invest an additional 500 million euros in venture capital and new technologies in an effort to explore new business opportunities outside its core area of activities.The German telecommunications group said ...

  • cisco.automotiveIT

    Cisco sees data-center traffic tripling in 5 years


    (Photo: Cisco)Data-center traffic will nearly triple between 2013 and 2018 and cloud-based interactions will represent 76 pc of that traffic, according to a study by Cisco.The US-based networking specialist also predicted that, by 2018, half of the world's population will have residential internet access and 53 pc of them ...

  • emc.automotiveIT

    EMC acquires 3 cloud companies


    (Photo: EMC)EMC has acquired three cloud technology companies in a move to further strengthen its core product offering. The US-based IT group said it has bought The Cloudscaling Group, Maginatics and Spanning Cloud Apps. EMC said the acquisition will help enable it to provide better hybrid cloud services. Cloudscaling ...

  • Siemens.automotiveIT

    In PLM move, Siemens to acquire Camstar


    Siemens aims to strengthen its PLM activities (Photo: Siemens)Siemens plans to acquire Camstar in a bid for leadership in products that help companies digitize all areas of their business.The Germany-based diversified engineering group said its Siemens PLM software division will broaden its portfolio of product development and production automation ...

  • ibm.automotiveIT

    IBM, SAP to cooperate on cloud-based business services


    SAP will use IBM data centers to offer business services to its customers  (Photo: IBM)IBM will start offering SAP infrastructure services to companies as part of a new strategic partnership between the US IT group and the German business software company.Under the pact, IBM will become a provider ...

  • KIT.automotiveIT

    German R&D platform for smart data innovation launched


    The new platform hopes to turn big data into smart data (Photo: KIT)A German research institute has launched a "Smart Data Innovation Lab" to develop tools to handle large amounts of data. The venture, led by the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), is supported by industrial companies Bayer, Bosch, ...

  • Social media.automotiveIT

    Study: Automotive suppliers lack well-defined social media plan


    Suppliers can benefit from greater use of social media (Photo: LinkedIn)The world's biggest automotive suppliers only rarely have a clear social-media strategy, according to a study conducted by German PR agency vibrio. They need one, says the agency, because supplier content is becoming ever more important for automakers.As the ...

  • zf.trw.automotiveIT

    ZF takes over TRW


    ZF will continue to be headquartered in Friedrichshafen. TRW will be a separate division (Photo: ZF)Germany's ZF Friedrichshafen is taking over TRW Automotive to form a new global supplier group that, with combined annual revenue of around 30 billion euros and 138,000 employees, will be among the world's 10 ...

  • africa.automotiveIT

    SAP invests in Africa


    SAP executive Enslin says now is the time to invest in Africa (Photo: SAP)SAP plans to invest as much as 500 million dlrs in Africa through 2020 in a bid to help the continent accelerate growth in its biggest economies. The business software maker's focus is on South Africa, ...

  • steria.automotiveIT

    Report: Software anarchy endangers Industry 4.0


    Without proper IT governance Industry 4.0 won't work, Steria Mummert says (Photo: Kuka)Failing IT governance is jeopardizing "Industry 4.0," according to a new report from German IT management consultants Steria Mummert.The study cites uncontrolled growth of software in the area of manufacturing as production facilities are networked. As a ...