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  • dell.automotiveIT

    Dell to acquire software maker Quest


    Dell is acquiring Quest in a move that will expand the company's software capabilities in systems management, security and other areas.The US-based computer and IT services group said it hopes the acquisition will bolster its competitive position in delivering end-to-end IT solutions."The addition of Quest will enable Dell to deliver ...

  • bmw reithofer toyoda.automotiveIT

    Toyota, BMW broaden pact and may build joint sports car


    Toyota’s Toyoda (left) and BMW’s Reithofer agree to step up cooperation (Photo: BMW)Toyota and BMW last week said they plan to broaden their cooperation in technologies that will help define the cars of tomorrow.The two automakers said they will explore cooperation possibilities in the areas of powertrain electrification, lightweight technologies, ...


    With Yammer acquisition, Microsoft to offer more cloud-based software


    Yammer provides an internal business communication platform for companies (Photo: Yammer)With the planned acquisition of the Yammer social-networking company, Microsoft plans to further expand its offering of cloud-based services.The US-based s0ftware group said it will pay 1.2 billion dlrs in cash for Yammer, which provides a business-oriented social networking service ...

  • Kroes.Marchionne..automotiveIT

    EU's Kroes: Europe needs a Cloud strategy


    Kroes, seen here meeting with Fiat Chief Sergio Marchionne, wants Cloud computing to help improve competitiveness (Photo: EU Commission)European Union Commissioner Neelie Kroes this week made an impassioned plea for a European Cloud strategy, saying a coordinated approach to the new technology could generate major savings for businesses and private ...

  • sap graphic.automotiveIT

    Walldorf - SAP partner conference


    SAP partners want a joint strategy to cooperate with the business software maker (Photo: SAP)The SAP community will discuss IT security, compliance and other key issues when it holds its annual partner conference on Oct 17 near the SAP headquarters in Walldorf, Germany.The event, organized by the International Association for ...

  • catia v6.dassault.automotiveIT

    Webasto upgrades to Catia V6


    Dassault Systemes also announced the latest release of its  Catia software (Photo: Dassault Systemes)Webasto is upgrading its PLM systems to Catia V6 from V5, software consultancy Cenit said.The upgrade will allow the Germany-based automotive roof specialist to manage all licenses held by its global units centrallyBernd Goellnitz, IT director ...

  • bmw-telekom.automotiveIT

    50,000 German BMW employees get Telekom sim cards


    More than 50,000 German BMW employees will get Deutsche Telekom sim cards for their business-related mobile communications, the German telecommunications group said.The two companies signed an agreement that runs through the end of 2019 and plan to expand the cooperation to other countries.Telekom said it will integrate the employee sim ...

  • hella baic.automotiveIT

    With BAIC tie-up, Hella wants to move into Chinese passenger car market


    Hella and BAIC executives meet to sign their joint venture agreement (Photo: Hella)Hella plans to expand its Chinese activities into passenger car lighting systems by teaming up with BAIC, one of the country's biggest automotive groups.The German automotive lighting specialist said BAIC will own 50 pc of a local lighting ...

  • trumpf.automotiveIT

    Germany's Trumpf opts for Pool4tool supplier portal


    Trumpf headquarters in Ditzingen, southern Germany, manages all group processes (Photo: Trumpf)German machine-tool maker Trumpf has chosen the Pool4tool portal to improve its management of supplier relations.ESolutions from Pool4tool, an Austrian specialist for eBusiness and SAP software solutions, is used as a Cloud-based service. The processes are fully integrated into ...


    BMW opens 2nd China plant


    BMW, Brilliance and local Chinese officials attended the official opening of BMW’s 2nd Chinese plant this week (Photo: BMW)BMW and its joint-venture partner Brilliance opened a second plant in China,increasing production capacity in the key market to 200,000 vehicles a year.The German premium car makerand its partner will invest another ...

  • SAP.automotiveIT

    SAP to acquire Cloud services provider Ariba


    SAP’s Ariba acquisition is set to boost the German group’s Cloud-based offering (Photo: SAP)SAP plans to acquire US-based Cloud services provider Ariba for about 4.3 billion dlrs.The German business software group said the acquisition, which is set to close in the third quarter, will combine Ariba's buyer-seller collaboration network with ...

  • sap purchasing.automotiveIT

    Survey: Purchasers do without IT support


    SAP and other sofware makers have limited success in corporate purchasing departments, a RAAD study shows (Photo: SAP)Purchasing departments at German companies more often than not manage without IT systems that are tailored to their requirements.According to a survey conducted last year by Germany's RAAD Research, fewer than 20 pc ...

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    Automotive microsystems conference - Berlin


    The two-day conference will take place at Harnack House in Berlin (Photo: AMAA)The 16th International Forum on Advanced Microsystems for Automotive Applications will take place in Berlin May 30-31.The conference, which will focus on "Smart Systems for Safe, Sustainable and Networked Vehicles," will look at how the car is changing ...

  • mclaren sports car.automotiveIT

    McLaren signs new contract with SAP


    Sports cars generate large amounts of performance data that need to be analyzed (Photo: McLaren)McLaren will use SAP software tobetter handle data flows, optimize its infrastructure and improve group operations.The British automotive racing technology company said it had signed a new contract with SAP to use the business software maker's ...

  • infineon ceo change.automotiveIT

    Infineon CEO Bauer resigns for health reasons; Ploss takes over


    Reinhard Ploss (left) takes over as Infineon CEO Oct 1; Peter Bauer is leaving his post for health reasonsInfineon CEO Peter Bauer is stepping down for health reasons, but the Germany-based semiconductor groupimmediately announced he would be succeeded by another board member, Reinhard Ploss.Infineon said in a press release that ...


    Google gets Nevada OK to test self-driving cars on public roads


    Nevada is the first US state to approve public-road testing of Google’s driverless car (Photo: DMV Nevada)Nevada became the first US state to give the green light for Google to test its driver-less car on public roads.The state's Department of Motor Vehicles said in a statement that it had approved ...

  • audi computer center.automotiveIT

    Survey: Green IT on the rise in Europe


    Audi’s new Ingolstadt computer center, which opens this summer, boasts lower CO2 emissions (Photo: Audi)Green IT is on the rise, according to a survey conducted by German IT consultants Devoteam.The survey, which included responses from 270 companies in 22 European countries, found that 78 pc of those polled considered green ...

  • plm data.automotiveIT

    PLM survey: Standards needed for data exchange


    Manufacturing companies need a universally recognized standard for the exchange of product data across the supply chain, according to a survey of industry executives.The survey, conducted by Germany's RAAD Research in cooperation with Contact Software and Siemens PLM, found that manufacturing companies are challenged by an absence of standards when ...

  • psi.automotiveIT

    VW opts for new positioning system in high-bay warehouse


    Car bodies are stacked 20 meters high at VW’s high-bay warehouse in Wolfsburg (Photo: PSI Technics)Volkswagen Group has decided to instal new software to operate a high-bay warehouse at its Wolfsburg factory more efficiently.The carmaker is replacing an old Trimble ICS5000L positioning systems with the so-called Positioning Solution System developed ...

  • sanjay rishi jci-automotiveIT

    Interview: JCI's automotive CIO on course to meet global targets


    Sanjay Rishi is CIO and group vice president, information technology, at Automotive Experience, the biggest division of US-based Johnson Controls.Rishi runs a global IT operation with between 400 and 500 people worldwide, not including a "partner ecosystem" of companies that provide a broad range of IT services to JCI.The automotive ...