IBM counts about 5,000 partners in Europe alone, and German companies are disproportionately represented among them. A considerable ecosystem that is the central prerequisite for the next push in digitalization. Nowhere can solutions be found with technology alone. The expertise of the domains and sectors in which the solution is to be used is always needed. The call for open standards is becoming ever stronger.
Bernd Kremer (bottom photo, Sendler), COO German Edge Cloud Digital Industrial Solutions, Friedhelm Loh Group, reported on initial deployments of hybrid multicloud solution technology in production at the Friedhelm Loh Group’s Rittal plant in Haiger. “Microservices and low-code are not simply already the solution, but elementary components. The solution can only be found on site together with the experts and their knowledge. The fact that such technologies are now available is something that a still small but growing part of those responsible in the industry are aware of.”
There was a lively debate with the media representatives. The change that is taking place was not doubted by anyone. It is obviously already noticeable in many places and can be seen in numerous examples. However, it became clear that the necessary change from thinking in terms of “old IT” to thinking in terms of open cloud services is only just beginning. Events like this roundtable are very helpful in this respect: No PowerPoint. Open conversation. Roundtable. This is how we can deal with these issues.