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A new relationship – people and cars in Germany

A new relationship – people and cars in Germany

Updated 28 June 2017

How German consumers want cars to fit their lives

A new relationship - people and cars in India: How Indian consumers want cars to fit their lives

A new relationship - people and cars in India: How Indian consumers want cars to fit their lives

Updated 25 Apr 2017

Consumers in India are ready for industry innovation that deepens their connections with cars and the expanding Internet of Things.

 A new relationship – people and cars in the United States: How U.S. consumers want cars to fit their lives

A new relationship – people and cars in the United States: How U.S. consumers want cars to fit their lives

Updated 16 Feb 2017

Even as cars remain a fixture in personal transportation, U.S. consumers want innovative mobility options that can transform their lives.

 Accelerating security: Winning the race to vehicle integrity and data privacy

Accelerating security: Winning the race to vehicle integrity and data privacy

Updated 09 Jan 2017

Automakers must be sure that they can prevent, detect and respond to the new threats confronting connected vehicles.

A new relationship - people and cars in China: How Chinese consumers want cars to fit their lives

A new relationship - people and cars in China: How Chinese consumers want cars to fit their lives

Updated 15 Nov 2016

Even as cars remain a fixture in personal transportation, Chinese consumers want innovative mobility options that can transform their lives.

A new relationship - people and cars: How consumers around the world want cars to fit their lives

A new relationship - people and cars: How consumers around the world want cars to fit their lives

Updated 12 Jan 2016

Even as cars remain a fixture in personal transportation, consumers want innovation and mobility options that transform lives and expectations.

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Cloud for automotive

Driving innovation, fostering collaboration and improving operational efficiency

September 2015

Within an ever-changing landscape, cloud computing offers automotive organizations a new path for sustainable, efficient, flexible growth.


The business of social business – Automotive industry

Updated 15 May 2015

Learn how automotive companies can use social approaches to create meaningful business value.


Automotive 2025 - Industry without borders

Updated 13 Jan 2015

As 2025 approaches, success requires thriving under disruption as industry lines blur: consumers are more involved, vehicles are more intelligent and other industries are joining the ecosystem.


Transforming the automotive industry: A globally integrated enterprise point of view

Updated 05 Sep 2014

In today’s global environment, individual fiefdoms among business units and geographies can keep automotive enterprises from realizing their potential.


Driving security - Cyber assurance for next-generation vehicles

Updated 09 Jul 2014

Today’s instrumented and intelligent automobiles offer a plethora of driver features, but also pose the risk of system and vehicle security breaches.


The “upwardly mobile” automotive enterprise: Setting the strategic agenda

Updated 05 May 2014

Much as e-commerce represented a fundamental business shift in the early part of this century, mobile technology offers a unique opportunity for automotive enterprises today


The Customer-activated Enterprise: Automotive industry insights from the Global C-suite Study

Updated 14 Apr 2014

In this report, we present the automotive industry perspective on the IBM Global C-suite Study based on 201 conversations with executives in 22 countries.


Transforming Retail: Engaging customers through information, influencers and interactions

Updated 04 Jun 2012

To navigate today's changing marketplace, automakers can solve the retail puzzle by demonstrating excellence across four dimensions that can turn today’s discerning customer into tomorrow’s valued advocate.


The shift to electric vehicles: Putting consumers in the driver's seat

Updated 08 Nov 2011

Although the world seems poised for an electric vehicle (EV) rebirth, automakers need to nudge drivers to "plug in" by increasing education efforts, offering a uniquely "connected" driving experience, and embracing innovative business models and partnerships.


Advancing mobility: The new frontier of smarter transportation

Updated 10 Nov 2010

By extending their services and enriching their value, automakers can simplify how customers purchase, use, access and finance transportation.


Truck 2020: Transcending turbulence

Updated 12 Oct 2009

To transform the truck industry for success in 2020, today's leaders must take decisive actions in the areas of globalization, brand development, technology integration, partnerships and workforce transformation.


Global Chief Supply Chain Officer Study - Automotive Industry Edition

Updated 18 May 2009

The smarter supply chain of the future.


Performance in reserve: Protecting and extending automotive spare parts profitability by managing complexity

Updated 06 Mar 2009

New strategies, transformed processes and next generation technology will help reduce overall complexity and success in the auto spare parts business will hinge upon understanding customers, optimizing supply chains, improving collaboration and strengthening competitiveness.


The Enterprise of the Future... in the automotive industry

Updated 15 Jan 2009

CEOs from the Automotive industry weigh in on the future of business.


Automotive 2020: Clarity beyond the chaos

Updated 26 Aug 2008

Confronted by multi-dimensionsal changes in its underlying ecosystem, automakers should focus on five key areas of differentiation to position themselves for success in 2020 and beyond.


Performance in reserve: Protecting and extending automotive spare parts profitability by managing complexity

Updated 15 Apr 2008

Profit as a percentage of sales for aftermarket autoparts is strong, but for OEMS, suppliers and dealers to take advantage of the opportunity, they should focus on better understanding of customer needs and supply chain optimization.


Hiding in plain sight: Service innovation, a new priority for chief executives

Updated 28 Nov 2006

Manufacturers may find a tremendous business opportunity "hiding" in their Service function.


Changing lanes for success: Flexible automotive business models in times of accelerated change

Updated 14 Jul 2006

Companies in today's changing automotive industry need flexibility at the core of their business models. Are you flexible enough to be able to change lanes for success?


Inside China: The Chinese view their automotive future

Updated 09 Jan 2006

China shares the outside world's hope and enthusiasm for the development of its automotive market. This interim report highlights some of the major automotive industry challenges associated with future market structure and joint venture relationships.

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