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  • ferrari.automotiveIT

    Kaspersky becomes main IT security provider to Ferrari


    Ferrari opted for Kaspersky because the internet security specialist could meet its special requirements (Photo: Ferrari)Kaspersky Lab will become the primary IT security provider to race car maker Ferrari.The internet security specialist, which has been sponsoring Ferrari since 2010, said it has signed a new five-year commercial agreement to ...

  • BPM.metasonic.automotiveIT

    German companies see big savings potential from BPM software


    Companies want BPM software to be simple (Photo: Metasonic)German managers see big savings potential from the use of business process management software, according to a recent poll.The Software Initiative Germany (SID), an industry association, and software group Metasonic interviewed 100 German business managers and found that 58 pc of ...

  • kuka.automotiveIT

    German robot maker Kuka expands in US


    Kuka is one of the world's biggest makers of industrial robots (Photo: Kuka)German industrial robot maker Kuka is boosting its presence in the US through the acquisition of the plant engineering business of privately owned Utica Companies. Utica is a Michigan-based welding equipment specialist with a focus on the ...

  • EU ACEA.automotiveIT

    EU car sales plunge 10.2 pc in March


    European sales are hurt by continuing economic uncertainty (Photo: EIB)Passenger car sales in the European Union fell 10.2 pc in March, posting the 18th consecutive monthly decline, the European auto industry association, ACEA, said Wednesday.Unit sales fell to 1.307 million in March from 1.455 million a year earlier. Sales ...

  • covisint.automotiveIT

    Covisint launches new automotive supplier portal


    Covisint has launched a new cloud-based collaboration platform for automotive suppliers.The US based cloud services company, which is a subsidiary of technology group Compuware, said its new global platform connects more than 80,000 organizations and eight major auto manufacturers.Covisint has teamed up with Akamai, a US based provider of cloud ...

  • daimler china.automotiveIT

    Daimler starts product development for vans in China


    Daimler and Fujian Motor executives officially opened the new center (Photo: Daimler)Daimler's Chinese joint venture officially opened a new product development center for vans this week, as the German premium car and truck group continues to broaden the geographical spread of its operations.The center, located in Fuzhou in southeastern ...

  • kuka chassis build.automotiveIT

    Survey: Independent IT consultants earn 79 euros an hour


    As the role of IT grows, consultants can charge higher rates (Photo: Kuka)Independent IT and engineering consultants can command higher fees as demand for IT services continues to pick up, according to a survey of German IT specialists.According to the survey, which was conducted this month by the Gulp ...

  • big data t-systems.automotiveIT

    T-Systems, Cloudera to offer cloud-based analytics-as-a-service


    Big data analytics is a becoming a key offering for T-Systems (Photo: T-Systems)T-Systems has entered into a cooperation with US-based Cloudera to boost its offering of big data analytics.The business services arm of Germany's Deutsche Telekom said it will deliver cloud-based data analytics solutions based on Cloudera's platform for ...

  • rtt.automotiveIT

    RTT, Canon combine virtual-reality products


    3D imaging can help speed up design and engineering processes (Photo: RTT)RTT and Canon are joining forces to help companies speed up development times in the product design process.RTT, a Germany-based 3d software specialist, said it has agreed with Canon, a Japanese maker of digital imaging hardware and software, ...

  • cloud.varonis.automotiveIT

    Study says cloud-based data sharing is high-risk


    Most companies don't allow cloud-based file synchronization but employees are keen to do so anyway (Photo: Varonis)Cloud-based data sharing poses major risks for companies, according to a new report."There is potentially a wave of disruption that could spread over corporations," data specialist Varonis Systems warns in a report on ...


    Oracle modernizes Mazda's IT infrastructure


    Mazda installed its original MDI system in 1996 (Photo: Mazda)Oracle has implemented an IT overhaul at Mazda that will reduce the carmaker's server operating costs by 40 pc and lower power consumption by 75 pc.The US-based hardware and business software group said it had modernized and consolidated the Mazda ...

  • ntt data.automotiveIT

    NTT Data appoints new European CEO


    Patrizio Mapelli (Photo: NTT Data)NTT Data has appointed Patrizio Mapelli to lead its operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Mapelli will also be in charge of the key German business.Mapelli, who currently heads NTT Data's Italian operations and is also in charge of the IT consultancy's enterprise ...

  • oracle.automotiveIT

    Oracle to buy Acme Packet


    As mobile applications grow, Oracle wants to expand into telecommunications markets (Photo: GM)Oracle has agreed to buy Acme Packet in a move that will boost its expertise in secure data communications.The US-based IT group said it will pay 1.7 billion dlrs for Acme Packet, a company that specializes in ...

  • daimler.baic.automotiveit

    Daimler takes 12 pc stake in China's BAIC Motor


    Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche (l) and BAIC ChairmanXu Heyi formally agreed on greater cooperation Feb 1 (Photo: Daimler)Daimler will acquire a 12 pc stake in Beijing Automotive Group's (BAIC) passenger car division, the first time a western carmaker invests directly in a Chinese auto group.The two companies were already ...

  • kuka chassis build.automotiveIT

    Kuka gets big German carmaking order in China


    Kuka hopes its most recent order will help strengthen its position in the Chinese car market (Photo: Kuka)Kuka said it had received a major order to build a car body assembly line for a German premium carmaker in China.The German robotics and plant engineering group said its Chinese subsidiary ...

  • vw hofmann.automotiveIT

    AutomotiveIT Newsletter: An interview with VW CIO Martin Hofmann


    CIO Hofmann wants Volkswagen to have the best IT in the auto industry (Photo: Claus Dick)After a decade working for the Volkswagen Group in various positions, Martin Hofmann became CIO of Europe's largest carmaker a year ago.He took on the position at a time when VW is trying to ...

  • dudenhoeffer.automotiveIT

    CAR Symposium: Dudenhoeffer says European car slump far from over


    Dudenhoeffer says Western Europe still won't have fully recovered by 2020BOCHUM --The slump in European car sales is likely to last a bit longer than many people expect or hope, car expert Ferdinand Dudenhoeffer said Tuesday."Europe will come back very slowly," Dudenhoeffer told reporters attending the CAR Symposium here. ...

  • JUQUEEN.automotiveIT

    Germany is site of Europe's fastest supercomputer


    The Juqueen supercomputer has as much power as 100,000 PCs (Photo: Juelich Research Center)Researchers at the Juelich Research Center near Aachen in western Germany started work with a new high-performance computer that is the fastest supercomputer in Europe and the fifth-fastest worldwide.The computer, which is an IBM BlueGene/Q system ...

  • vw chattanooga.automotiveIT

    VW inaugurates solar park in Chattanooga


    The Chattanooga facility is the largest of VW's solar parks (Photo: VW)Volkswagen has inaugurated its largest solar park worldwide at its plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee.The German carmaker said the solar park has a peak output of 9.5 megawatts and will generate power to build the US version of the ...

  • AVL.hp.automotiveIT

    HP to host AVL's SAP applications in the cloud


    AVL will depend on HP for the management of its SAP application infrastructure (Photo: AVL)HP will host AVL's SAP applications in a new hybrid cloud-based infrastructure.The US-based IT group said it has migrated a range of SAP applications used within AVL, deploying a cloud-based solution it says will boost ...