Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Bitkom: German IT industry wants to build core technology itself – Golem.de

Members of the industry association Bitkom want Germany and Europe become less dependent on IT products from abroad. Germany must create centralized technologies themselves and to keep up on the world market, Bitkom President Dieter Kempf said on May 12, 2015 Berlin. Especially with products for end users is the “very limited” now realized

Kempf:. “On a global scale leading other companies but not those from Europe and certainly not those from Germany. “ Of the hundred leading global scale business from the core areas of information and telecommunications technology (ICT) had only nine are based in Europe, only two of them in Germany. With the merger of Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent were soon only eight.

Germany must in digital key technologies, services and platforms reach an international level and “the same time be able to independently and confidently between Alternatives trustworthy partner to decide “, emphasized Kempf.

This is also important for safety. Local businesses, government agencies and individuals should be free to decide what programs and equipment they want to use.

independence of individual states and businesses

However, it should not be confused with self-sufficiency sovereignty. Trying to do everything ourselves, with our own resources and with corresponding welfare losses, in a globalized world would be a downright madness and devastating for an export-oriented economy like the German one.

“It’s us also about” , said Kempf, “establish independence of individual economic regions, countries and companies in digital technologies, services and platforms.”

Privacy-anonymization and Pseudonymisierungstechnologien are promoting. Germany would protect its communication optimally.
 Europe’s economy, government and citizens have to be able, with absolute confidentiality and protected in digital networks to communicate. Such work relevant know-how, reliable guidance and trustworthy partners.


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