Schaltbau Group reports sales increase and sharp earnings improvements for first six months of year

– Order intake and order book both higher than in the previous year
– Negative organic growth more than offset by the impact of acquisitions
– EBIT negatively affected by project delays and acquisitions – exceptional one-time gain on consolidation nevertheless gives rise to record earnings
Based on provisional figures, the Schaltbau Group increased order intake by 6.7 per cent to ?227.7 million in the first six months of 2014. Group sales edged up by 1.6 per ce

Worldwide Digital Production Color Print Market to See Cumulative Value of Shipments Reach Nearly $25 Billion Over 2014-2018 Forecast Period, IDC Says

.2014 – According to new research from International Data Corporation (IDC), the worldwide digital production color market continued its unabated growth of top-line shipment value in 2013. The industry achieved record shipment values of $4.4 billion in 2013, fueled by growth in a range of technologies, from mid-production cut sheet to ultra-high volume inkjet systems. The cumulative value of shipments is expected to approach $25 billion over the 2014-2018 forecast period, climbing from $4.6 bill

External Knowledge – Underestimated Potential for Innovation

– Survey of German industrial managers on success factors of innovative companies
– Systematic use of external knowledge ranked lowest
– Only seven percent of companies consistently incorporate external expertise into their innovation processes
Globalization and short product life cycles are increasing the pressure on companies to open up their innovation processes. However, currently German industrial managers rate the use of external knowledge as least releva

First-half sales ahead of forecast

– Sales up 7 percent compared with first half of 2013
– Margins hurt by weak yen and start-up costs for new products
– Product portfolio enhanced by next generation of Hall switches and additional direct angle sensors
– Net sales of CHF 158 million and EBIT margin in lower single-digit percentage range expected for 2014 as a whole
The worldwide automotive market performed well in the first half of 2014. Micronas, with its innovative Hall sensor and embe

Cloud Hardware Spending Breaks $4 Billion Mark in 2014 in EMEA, IDC Study Reveals

A new International Data Corporation (IDC) study confirmed that cloud is the major disruption factor in the EMEA infrastructure hardware market, accounting for a growing portion of hardware spending and exerting influence on hardware architectures and vendors- strategies. The overall investment in hardware for cloud environments in EMEA is expected to exceed $4 billion in terms of user value by the end of 2014, with a strong 19% YoY growth. 15% of the infrastructure spend in EMEA will be relate

Schaltbau raises earnings forecast

The Schaltbau Group, a leading supplier of systems and components for transportation technology and industry, is raising its previously announced target for Group net profit in 2014 of ? 25 million to ? 29.4 million. The new target is equivalent to raising the forecast earnings per share from ? 3.50 to ? 4.15. The main reason is the increasing of its share in the Polish subsidiary RAWAG Sp.z.o.o. by 46.5% to 89.1%. The required revaluation of the previous shareholding of 42.6% results in a posi

New IDC Study Uncovers Best Practices in Unlocking the Hidden Value of Information

.2014 – Research from International Data Corporation (IDC) shows that unstructured content accounts for 90% of all digital information. This content is locked in a variety of formats, locations, and applications made up of separate repositories. When connected and used properly, such information typically can help increase revenue, reduce costs, respond to customer needs more quickly and accurately, or bring products to market faster. The best practices and strategies to unlock the hidden value

PC Rebound in Mature Regions Stabilizes Market, But Falls Short of Overall Growth in the Second Quarter of 2014, According to IDC

.2014 – Worldwide PC shipments totaled 74.4 million units in the second quarter of 2014 (2Q14), a year-on-year decline of -1.7%, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker. The results reflect the smallest decline in global PC shipments since the second quarter of 2012 when declining shipments of mini notebooks combined with a surge in tablet sales to disrupt the PC market.
Buoyed by both continued business PC replacements and returning consumer

A New Series of IDC MarketScape Reports Evaluates the Leading Vendors for Enterprise Performance Management, Strategy, and Finance and Accounting Consulting Services

International Data Corporation (IDC) has published three new IDC MarketScape reports evaluating the enterprise performance management consulting, strategy consulting, and finance and accounting consulting capabilities offered by management consulting firms. IDC MarketScape vendor analysis reports utilize a rigorous scoring methodology that produces a definitive assessment of each vendor-s current market capabilities and strategies for competing in the future.
The IDC report, IDC MarketS

Hot Summer at EUserv Internet: Summer Server 2014 „Classic“ with 30 IPv4 addresses

The German hosting provider EUserv Internet ( provides its customers a special offer with favourable conditions as part of the "Summer Server Specials"- The Summer Server 2014 "Classic".


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