All Digital supply chain articles – Page 14

  • ntt.automotiveIT
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    Acquisition makes NTT 3rd largest European data center provider

    2015-03-03T20:06:08Z

    NTT operates 130 data centers worldwide, including this one in Thailand(Photo: NTT) NTT Communications is buying 86.7 pc of Germany's e-shelter, propelling the Japanese company into third place among data center service providers in Europe. NTT Communications, a division of the NTT telecommunications group, said the acquisition of e-shelter ...

  • audi.automotiveIT
    Article

    At Audi plant, a new form of human-robot cooperation

    2015-02-12T10:33:41Z

    Audi plans to use new human-robot cooperation technology at more plants (Photo: Audi) There's nothing new about robots building a major part of the car, but Audi has introduced a new process that lets these robots cooperate more directly with human plant workers. The German premium car maker said ...

  • hella.automotiveIT
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    Germany's Hella implements CRM platform from Salesforce

    2015-01-30T12:26:48Z

    Hella went public in late 2014 but continues to be majority-owned by family interests (Photo: Hella) In a bid to increase its operational efficiency, Hella has implemented a cloud-based CRM software platform built by Salesforce. The German automotive lighting specialist said in a press release that it had decided ...

  • robots.automotiveIT
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    Chinese robot density set to grow sharply

    2015-01-28T13:12:13Z

    Robots are in demand in China (Graphic: IFR) Starting from a low base, China is set to see a sharp increase in the use of robots in manufacturing, according the International Federation of Robotics (IFR). Today's 200,000 robots in Chinese plants are set to double to more than 400,000 ...

  • automotive strategy book.automotiveIT
    Feature

    automotiveIT publishes book about car industry's future

    2014-12-21T18:30:15Z

    MUNICH ”“ Germany's Media-Manufaktur has published a book that provides an in-depth look at how the world's biggest car companies are preparing for an era of new mobility. The German business publisher, parent company of automotiveIT and automotiveIT international, said the new 88-page ”“ English-language ”“ book is titled “ ...

  • (Photo: IBM)
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    IBM adds data centers to offer companies more local storage

    2014-12-18T10:47:59Z

    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
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    Study: Industry revenue is hit by data losses

    2014-12-09T15:53:13Z

    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 ...

  • bmw.automotiveIT
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    BMW plans more plug-in hybrids for its core model range

    2014-12-01T13:03:13Z

    BMW has developed a plug-in hybrid powertrain that can be used across its model range (Photo: BMW) BMW plans to roll out plug-in hybrid versions of all BMW models in the long term. The premium car maker is unveiling a plug-in hybrid 3 Series prototype as well as a ...

  • automotiveIT Kongress
    Article

    automotiveIT Congress - Hanover

    2014-11-17T18:37:50Z

    Around 500 automotive and IT executives each year attend the Hanover Congress (Photo: Claus Dick) The automotiveIT Group will host its annual Congress during the CeBIT high-tech fair in Hanover March 19, 2015. The event will focus on the new role IT is playing in tomorrow's car industry. It ...

  • cisco.automotiveIT
    Article

    Cisco sees data-center traffic tripling in 5 years

    2014-11-12T15:52:36Z

    (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 ...

  • bmw.automotiveIT
    Article

    BMW on track with efforts to reduce energy consumption in plants

    2014-11-12T15:33:23Z

    At BMW's Spartanburg plant, more than 80 production units and robots have smart meters (Photo: BMW) BMW is on track with efforts to lower the amount of energy it needs to build cars, with energy consumption per vehicle dropping 31 percent between 2006 and 2013. By 2020, the Munich-based ...

  • Siemens.automotiveIT
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    In PLM move, Siemens to acquire Camstar

    2014-10-28T14:28:51Z

    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 ...

  • KIT.automotiveIT
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    German R&D platform for smart data innovation launched

    2014-10-20T16:53:18Z

    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, ...

  • mobile.fraunhofer.automotiveIT
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    Study: Industry 4.0 mobile apps not meeting requirements

    2014-10-20T16:22:18Z

    Mobile applications are key for Industry 4.0 and users are particularly keen on solutions for tablets (Photo: Fraunhofer IGD) Mobile computing is becoming ever more important in manufacturing, but many so-called "Industry 4.0" apps aren't meeting the needs of their users. That's one of the conclusions from a study ...

  • salesforce.automotiveIT
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    Salesforce expands offering, provides more integration with Microsoft

    2014-10-14T14:21:44Z

    This year's Dreamforce gathering has 140,000 registered participants (Photo: Arjen Bongard) SAN FRANCISCO -- Salesforce.com opened its annual mega-convention here with a series of announcements that underscored the business software group's determination to continue to grow its business sharply. The company announced at its Dreamforce event here how it ...

  • inrix.automotiveIT
    Article

    Inrix, PTV cooperate on smart-city mobility

    2014-09-08T18:36:23Z

    Inrix offers a wide range of traffic data services (Photo: Inrix) PTV and Inrix plan to work together to provide modeling software to address mobility issues in smart cities. PTV, a Germany-based logistics software group, and Inrix, a provider of real-time traffic information, said the cooperation will combine PTV's ...

  • steria.automotiveIT
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    Report: Software anarchy endangers Industry 4.0

    2014-09-02T10:56:19Z

    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. ...

  • cisco.automotiveIT
    Article

    Cisco: cyber-security threats require high-level attention

    2014-08-15T14:20:08Z

    Cisco's mid-year report looks at the state of cyber security in the 1st half of 2014 (Photo: Cisco) As companies look to defend themselves against high-profile digital threats, cyber criminals are exploiting other, less obvious weaknesses in companies' IT landscape, according to a new report published by Cisco. A ...

  • tesla.automotiveIT
    Article

    Tesla, Panasonic build US battery plant

    2014-07-31T17:12:50Z

    The Tesla Model S electric sports sedan outsells traditional premium competitors in some markets (Photo: Tesla) Tesla and Panasonic, seeking to lower costs for a core component of electric vehicles, will jointly build a large-scale battery plant in the US, the two companies said in a press statement. Tesla ...

  • trw anting tech ctr.automotiveIT
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    TRW opens tech center in Anting, China

    2014-06-24T16:49:39Z

    TRW's Anting tech center is its largest worldwide (Photo: TRW) TRW is opening a technical center in China that will be its largest worldwide. The US automotive supplier group said the 66,000 square meter facility, which is located in Anting, near Shanghai, will have more than 20 scientific testing ...