IT service providers and software vendors are especially confident. 85 percent of ICT companies are expecting rising sales in 2015. Even more are happy with the domestic demand.
Just before the CeBIT 2015, the mood among enterprises in the IT industry is very good and confident. This is the result of the recent survey of the German high-tech association BITKOM.
85 percent of the companies questioned are expecting rising sales for the full year 2015, only 4 percent forecast losses in sales. The BITKOM index - a mood indicator for the German IT sector - remains unchanged over the last six months at an all-time high level of 72. One year ago the index was at 67. IT service providers and software vendors are the most optimistic while communications technology providers are the most skeptical.
A recent survey by BITKOM shows that "Industry 4.0" is one of the trend topics in 2015. This creates huge demands regarding IT security and Big Data and therefore is a great chance to enter a new market.
For the German IT market, Industry 4.0 is a new trend topic of the year 2015. Industry 4.0 promotes the computerization of the manufacturing industry. The goal is the intelligent factory (Smart Factory), which is characterized by adaptability, resource efficiency and ergonomics as well as the integration of customers and business partners in business and value processes. It includes adopting the Internet-of-Things (IoT) for manufacturing plants and processes.
In a recent trend survey by the German high-tech association BITKOM, "Industry 4.0" was ranked on position 4 with 42 percent of the questioned companies naming the topic as very relevant for them. This is a massive improvement compared to last year's result when the topic just emerged on position 10 with 22 percent of mentions.
Important players in the area of cyber security build an alliance. bloodsugarmagic now is a member of the network to sensitize for the topic and support IT companies to communicate even complex security issues.
bloodsugarmagic, the experts in positioning, strategic marketing and go-to-market strategies for IT companies, join the Alliance for Cyber Security.
The Alliance for Cyber Security has been founded in 2012 upon the initiative of the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) and in cooperation with the Federal Association for Information Technology, Telecommunications and New Media (BITKOM).
The latest numbers of the German IT market show a further growth of the industry with significant increases for IT hardware and software. Time for international companies to enter the market, experts suggest.
High-tech association BITKOM has published the latest numbers of the German IT market at its press conference held on October 28th. BITKOM reaffirms its forecast of the spring but also points out significant deferments on the whole market in the last six months: the downward trend on the PC market has been stopped while at the same time the growth of smartphones and tablets has slowed down.
Germany's need for security in the digital world creates chances for foreign IT companies
When the sky over Germany is becoming increasingly cloudy these days this has only in part to do with the arrival of fall. The main reason lies in a new trend on the IT market: more and more US companies are opening data center in Germany to offer local cloud services to potential customers in Germany.
Enterprises such as Google, Oracle, Microsoft or Hewlett-Packard have already started establishing new computer centers in Germany or other European countries. Now the online retailing giant Amazon also announced that it will be opening a data center in Frankfurt for its Web Services unit that rents computing power and storage to consumers, businesses and government agencies.
The high demand of skilled IT personnel and the booming software market in Germany create great opportunities for Indian IT companies to enter the German market.
bloodsugarmagic is now a member of the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce. With this step the international experts of go-to-market strategies for IT companies acknowledge the growing importance of the Indian IT industry und want to support Indian IT companies in entering the German market.
According to BITKOM, the Federal Association for Information Technology, Telecommunications, and New Media, there still is a high demand for IT professionals in Germany. At the moment about 39.000 IT specialists are needed, especially in the field of software development. Every second IT company declares that the lack of appropriate personnel is hindering the development of their business.
At Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference in July, we once again had the chance to meet marketing expert David Meerman Scott, who also held several speeches at the conference. David is considered as being one of the "inventors" of the marketing trend ne
bloodsugarmagic: David, you are one of the intellectual fathers of newsjacking and monitor the trend since years. What has changed over the last 1-2 years in using newsjacking?
David: What I’ve noticed recently is that almost everybody talking about newsjacking is doing so about events that you can predict the timing of. While I am encouraged by people newsjacking the World Cup and other events where we know the timing, I think the bigger opportunity is when something unexpected happens and you can jump in when nobody else is paying attention.
By the way, congratulations to Germany on the World Cup. I think Lufthansa did a great job newsjacking - this went out at the moment Germany clinched the title.
The United Kingdom is now the number one export market for German IT products and services. As ties between Germany and the UK get closer, bloodsugarmagic sees great opportunities for UK IT firms to enter the German market.
In the first quarter of 2014 Great Britain became the most important buying country for ICT products made in Germany. As latest figures from BITKOM, the German Federal Association for Information Technology, Telecommunication and New Media, and the Federal Statistical Office show, the UK replaced France at the top position with approximately 640 million Euros IT imports from Germany.
France bought ICT products worth 609 million Euros on the German IT market. On position three follows the Czech Republic with 525 million Euros export value. The US are the only non-European country among the top ten export markets placed on rank 8.
900 participants of Vogel IT Akademie vote for Bernd Hoeck as Best Value Speaker in IT. Story building is key to translate complex IT topics.
Bernd Hoeck, managing partner and founder of bloodsugarmagic, is awarded in his role as a speaker. The specialist of positioning and go-to-market strategies in the IT industry receives the award as best speaker in the category "value".
The prize is given every year by Vogel IT-Medien based on an audience vote.
A large number of the 900 participants of the conference for "IT-Security Management & Technology" voted for Hoeck and his speech for dataglobal, a long-standing client of bloodsugarmagic.
The award acknowledges the "outstanding performance with regards to content and a presentation with a high practical value".
The Swiss ICT market is still slowly on the rise. The total turnover has increased in 2013 and market researchers as well as members of the branch are optimistic that this trend continues.
The Swiss market for information technology and telecommunication (ICT) is gently but steadily growing. According to a press release by BITKOM, the German Federal Association for Information Technology, Telecommunication and New Media, the total turnover of the Swiss ICT market has increased by 1,4 % in 2013. For 2014 the experts expect a growth of 1,7 % to CHF 30,4 billion. These numbers base on data by the European Information Technology Observatory (EITO).
The IT market in Germany is on the rise. German IT companies could raise their sales in the first half of 2014 and are optimistic that this development will continue throughout the year.
German IT companies are very optimistic and content with their current economic situation. This is the result of the latest economic survey of BITKOM, the German Federal Association for Information Technology, Telecommunication and New Media.
The market for applications for mobile devices in Germany is growing rapidly. The number of downloads is massively increasing as well as the turnout. To profit from this development visibility of your product is key.
The market for Apps in Germany is booming. According to a press release published by BITKOM, the German Federal Association for Information Technology, Telecommunication and New Media, in 2014 approximately 717 million Euro of sales are expected to be made with Apps, applications for mobile devices like smartphones and tablet computers. This is a plus of 31 per cent in comparison to the previous year (547 million Euro). BITKOM leans on data collected by the market research institution research2guidance.
UK’s Partnership with CeBIT Substantially Pays Off For The Country | UK IT firms Successfully Explored Go-To-Market Opportunities in Germany and the U.S. | UK startup Viewsy wins CODE_n Award.
CeBIT 2014 closed at Friday, so today, it is time to evaluate this year’s engagement of the United Kingdom as the show’s official partner country of 2014. With more than 60 IT companies from the UK using CeBIt to explore new opportunities, meet new customers and discuss new business partnerships, the country’s strategy appeared to pay big dividends by showcasing UK’s IT innovation at work.
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The United Kingdom was named partner country for BITKOM and CeBIT back in September and is home to some superb software and IT services companies. In the latest comprehensive infographic in the CeBIT blog you can take a look behind the technical scenes in the UK and its fast growing tech industry.
bloodsugarmagic is an international network of experts in positioning, marketing programs, and go-to-market strategies for IT companies. We offer all that’s needed for UK IT companies wanting to enter the German IT market. Examine our ready-to-run Bento Box Approach for seeding the German market with your message or the Story Building method for deep customer engagement.
German speaking market promises the best opportunities for UK software and IT services companies in 2014. UK’s partnership with CeBIT creates perfect atmosphere for first explorations.
Villingen-Schwenningen (D) / Boston (USA), February 25th 2014 – With just 10 day to go before the worlds largest IT fair in Hannover, Germany kicks off, the go-to-market and positioning experts of bloodsugarmagic stress the opportunities for UK It companies to approach the German market.