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Report: 15 (08. Apr. 2019 - 21. Apr. 2019)
Article Update of the Report 15, 2019!
Microsoft & BMW industrial partnership downsides
Future Industry 4.0 solutions will be built on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform. BMW is already client of Azure. Over 3,000 machines, robots and autonomous transport systems are connected through the BMW Group IoT platform.
Sounds like great news, but for many suppliers in traditional industries like manufacturing who resist a change or the investments not that much. They will be the victims of the digital disruption. Chinese companies according to Yi Sun from Ernst & Young Consulting are searching intensively for Joint Ventures with German suppliers.
Whether Volkswagen, Daimler or Siemens: almost every major group from the Old Economy has already made comparable partnerships with Microsoft, Amazon, Google or Alibaba.