SAXON STATE SECRETARY STEFAN BRANGS VISITS C.A.P.E. IT
June 13, 2018, 10:48
Alongside members of the Digital Agenda working group from the German Federal Parliament, Saxon State Secretary Stefan Brangs also visited c.a.p.e. IT's stand yesterday (Tuesday). Stefan Brangs from the Saxon State Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labor, and Transport as well as Business Development discovered more about open source (OS) and how digitalization and Industry 4.0 dovetail with one another. As a Saxon company, he naturally also wanted to find out more about c.a.p.e. IT. c.a.p.e. IT gave a detailed explanation of KIX Professional as one of its core products: Where is the software being used, what are its advantages – these were just two of the many aspects that Mr. Brangs wanted to find out more about.
In their discussions, both parties agreed that open source is already playing a crucial role and is set to continue gaining in importance. After all, open-source software meets the security requirements in force for public authorities and industry, and open source is a demonstrable driver of innovation. Companies who have committed themselves to OS cannot rest on their laurels; they continuously need to develop the software further in order to tap into new areas. What's more, open-source software can be audited by external third parties, which is a major advantage over licensed software. These open systems, with their open standards, are the key to making Industry 4.0 a success. Rico Barth, Managing Director of c.a.p.e. IT GmbH, commented: "We had a very pleasant discussion with Mr. Brangs. As Managing Director of c.a.p.e., I'm of course delighted about the visit as it demonstrates the role we play as a company in Saxony. The visit confirms that we do excellent work here, and I'll be delighted to pass that on to all my employees. Of course, receiving such great feedback spurs us on to continue on our path."