Digital Enterprise – Page 8

  • mazda.automotiveIT

    Tanaka to head Mazda's European R&D center


    Tanaka has worked at Mazda for more than 30 years (Photo: Mazda)Matsuhiro Tanaka has taken over from Kenichiro Saruwatari as head of Mazda's European R&D center in Oberursel, outside Frankfurt.The 55-year-old engineer has worked at the Japanese carmaker since 1984, most recently in vehicle development and testing.Saruwatari, 51, is ...

  • Panasonic.automotiveIT

    Panasonic buys embedded software company OpenSynergy


    OpenSynergy can integrate infotainment and driver-assistance functions (Photo: Ford)Panasonic has acquired German embedded software specialist OpenSynergy, in a bid to strengthen its automotive cockpit portfolio.The Japanese electronics group said OpenSynergy, which can integrate different in-car software systems, will help it provide a more competitive offering for the next-generation car ...

  • zf.automotiveIT

    ZF plans tech center in India


    ZF runs a global network of R&D centers from its headquarters in Friedrichshafen (Photo: ZF)ZF plans to open an Indian technology center next year that will focus on software and mechanical engineering.The center, which will be located in Hyderabad, will employ 2,500 engineers by 2020. It will open with ...

  • Steven Armstrong.automotiveIT

    At Ford Europe, Armstrong takes on COO role


    Armstrong's appointment is part of a broader management reshuffle at Ford (Photo: Ford Motor)Steven Armstrong was appointed COO of Ford of Europe, replacing Barb Samardzich, who is retiring from the carmaker. The company also announced that Lyle Watters is succeeding Armstrong as president of Ford's South American operations.Armstrong, 52, ...

  • thyssenkrupp.automotiveIT

    Hoelz set to take over as Thyssenkrupp CIO July 1


    Hoelz previously worked at Deloitte, Daimler and the VW Group (Photo: Thyssenkrupp)Martin Hoelz will take over from Klaus Hardy Muehleck as CIO of Thyssenkrupp July 1. The 47-year-old will also head the company's Group Processes & Information Technology (GPI) unit.Hoelz has been with Thyssenkrupp since 2014. Most recently, he ...

  • gartner.automotiveIT

    Gartner: "Major" service failures likely for digital businesses


    Gartner says outsourcing dilutes control over key parts of corporate ITÂ (Photo: Gartner)IT security teams are having trouble managing digital risk and, as a result, 60 percent of digital businesses will suffer major service failures by 2020, according to a new report.Market researchers Gartners say infrastructure and services outsourcing ...

  • t-systems.automotiveIT

    T-Systems promotes "zero outage" strategy


    T-Systems says zero-outage should become an industry standard (Photo: Telekom)T-Systems wants to turn its "zero-outage" goal into an industry standard, citing the need to make sure IT can be relied upon to help in the digital transformation."All industries are getting ready for a digital future, but providing quality assurance ...

  • gm.automotiveIT

    GM appoints new global quality chief


    Tony Francavilla (Photo: GM)General Motors named Tony Francavilla vice president, global quality, effective immediately.Francavilla, 58, succeeds Grace Lieblein, who retired at the end of last year. He reports directly to CEO Mary Barra.In his new role, Francavilla is tasked with assuring that GM vehicles meet the company's high quality ...

  • doubleyuu.automotiveIT

    Study: German managers confident of digital skills


    Study finds that German companies aren't yet ready for digital era (Photo: E&Y)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 ...

  • tesla.automotiveIT

    Audi executive to head Tesla car production


    At the automotiveIT Forum, Hochholdinger spoke about change in manufacturing (Photo: Jonas Wresch)Former Audi executive Peter Hochholdinger will take charge of manufacturing at electric-car maker Tesla.Hocholdinger, who has worked at Audi for 22 years, will be responsible for the production of Tesla's Model S sedan and Model X crossover ...

  • bosch.automotiveIT

     “One out of every two open positions at Bosch involves IT or software”


    Pritsch wants to network all Robert Bosch processes (Photo: Claus Dick)The Bosch Group championed hot topics such as digitization, networked products and Industry 4.0 at an early stage. In an interview, CIO Elmar Pritsch explains the focus of the Stuttgart-based technology company in its individual business areas and how ...

  • emc.automotiveIT

    EMC poll: Independent IT divisions could disappear by 2019


    (Graphic: EMC)Independent IT divisions could be gone in three years, according to a majority of IT executives polled by EMC.The cloud computing specialist in February interviewed 2,741 IT decision makers and business managers across companies in 13 countries. One of the key findings was that 58 pc of CIOs ...

  • ford.automotiveIT

    Ford embarks on 10-year headquarters revamp


    Ford says its centralized new campus will help it become an auto and mobility company (Photo: Ford)Ford Motor this week embarked on a 10-year project to renew the carmaker’s headquarters and research and development buildings in Dearborn, Michigan.The plan will ultimately move 30,000 employees from 70 different buildings into ...

  • vw.automotiveIT

    VW opts for Mirantis private cloud


    VW showed an electric bus concept at the 2016 CES in January (Photo: Bongard)Volkswagen Group will use the OpenStack software platform for its next-generation private cloud, Mirantis, the open-source specialist that will roll out the technology, said in a press statement.OpenStack is an open-source cloud-based software platform that is ...

  • bosch.automotiveIT

    Study: Automotive suppliers move into new businesses


    Bosch, which just released new parking technology, remains the world's biggest supplier (Photo: Bosch)Automotive suppliers are in the midst of a strategic reorientation marked by high investment and stepped-up merger and acquisition activity, according to a new study by Berylls.In 2015, companies especially targeted emissions technologies, autonomous driving systems ...

  • automotiveIT

    For networked plants, IT security is key


    Industry 4.0 holds out the promise of smarter manufacturing, but with increased connectivity between plants and machinery, the risk of cyber attacks rises. That’s a major problem for companies trying to transform their manufacturing operations to take advantage of the new technologies. Germany’s Deutsche Telekom polled IT and business decision ...

  • wind river.automotiveIT

    Intel's Wind River adds Arynga software for better OTA capabilities


    Remote updates of vehicle ECUs will lower costs, Wind River says (Photo: Wind River)Wind River said it has added Arynga software to its automotive portfolio in a bid to accelerate the introduction of over-the-air (OTA) updates to embedded software.The product lifecycle management (PLM) company, which is part of the ...

  • 3ds.automotiveIT

    Dassault Systemes to acquire all of 3DPLM software company


    (Graphic: 3DPLM)Dassault Systemes said it will acquire all of 3DPLM Software, an India-based R&D company it owns jointly with Geometric, an Indian engineering services provider.The transaction means the French product lifecycle management software group will be able to fully integrate 3DPLM into its operations, which center around its 3D ...


    NTT Data's Dell Services acquisition aims to grow US business


    Dell Services has a strong position in the market for infrastructure services (Photo: Dell)NTT Data has agreed to acquire Dell Services for a reported 3.1 billion dollars, in a move that will strengthen the Japanese IT service provider’s position in North America and boost its ability to deliver infrastructure ...

  • desay.automotiveIT

    China’s Desay to deploy Siemens PLM software


    Desay SV makes infotainment systems for more than 60 car brands (Photo: Desay)Siemens said China’s Desay SV will adopt its product lifecycle management (PLM) software, as the automotive electronics supplier prepares to implement new manufacturing technologies.Desay Chairman Tan Choon Lim said in a press statement that the software “will ...