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SAP drives blockchain use cases in standard applications

Posted on October 2, 2018

PAC recently caught up with SAP on its initiatives in the blockchain area. The company‘s endeavors are aimed at complementing its SAP Leonardo portfolio with Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT) in order to increase both the efficiency and ...

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Impressions from the newNew Festival 2018 – regional but dynamic

Posted on October 18, 2018

PAC recently launched its technology intelligence agent, DETEKTION, which focuses on innovative disruptors, and it was in this context that we attended the new.NEW festival in Stuttgart last week. Under this year’s motto, "Explore the DNA of digital innovation“, the event gave an overview of the digitalization landscape, presenting use cases ...

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Cloud 2020 and beyond

Posted on October 17, 2018

PAC was recently asked to contribute to Cloud Week by TechUK, the industry association representing the IT industry within the United Kingdom. This is our potted prediction of what the cloud future holds.

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Capgemini Invent: a new face for digital consulting presents new challenges and opportunities

Posted on October 12, 2018

Capgemini unveiled their new sub-brand this past September, putting some emphasis on their digital consulting capabilities: they have brought together their Consulting, Technological Expertise and Creative Business units and put them under one new roof - Capgemini Invent.

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Les plateformes IoT en Europe : 12 acteurs "best in class" dans le Radar PAC

Posted on October 8, 2018

PAC vient de publier la plus grande analyse du marché des fournisseurs de plateformes IoT. Le Radar PAC « Les plateformes IoT en Europe 2018 » analyse plus de 120 plateformes, et en évalue 43 d'entre elles dans sept segments différents, afin d’identifier les meilleurs fournisseurs de chaque catégorie dans différents domaines. Sur l'ensemble ...

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Dreamforce: Salesforce pushes better integrated customer experience suite

Posted on October 8, 2018

For me integration was the key topic of this year’s Dreamforce. With Customer 360, Salesforce has started its journey of integrating its different cloud applications. With MuleSoft it addresses the fast-growing demand from customers that require integration of back-end systems and other third-party data and systems.

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Multi-Cloud und Cloud Managed Services im Manufacturing-Umfeld - Teil 9/10

Posted on October 8, 2018

Im vorletzten Blog-Beitrag zur Studie „Multi-Cloud und Cloud Managed Services im Manufacturing-Umfeld“ betrachten wir heute die Zusammenarbeit mit externen Dienstleistern.

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HPE - Enabling companies' journey to SAP HANA

Posted on September 28, 2018

PAC recently had the opportunity to attend a briefing event held by HPE (Hewlett Packard Enterprise) at the SAP Customer Competence Center in Walldorf, Germany, to discuss the company’s portfolio and strategy with regard to the SAP HANA ecosystem.

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Oracle’s six degrees of autonomous computing, and why they matter

Posted on September 27, 2018

At its digital-transformation-focused Impact Event in Liverpool Street in London this week, Oracle outlined what it described as six levels of autonomous computing. Here's why they matter. A lot.

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Understanding robotic process automation, artificial intelligence and intelligent automation

Posted on September 26, 2018

Robotic process automation (RPA), artificial intelligence (AI) and intelligent automation (IA) are recurring terms in events, specialized and generalist media since the last three years. There is undoubtedly an increasing hype around these subjects, but some companies and people are using it as buzzwords, without fully understanding it, ...

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Greetings from Cloud Town – Alibaba Computing Conference 2018

Posted on September 26, 2018

Last week PAC attended Alibaba’s huge computing conference in the company’s home town of Hangzhou, China. The event showcased the company's enormous capability to enable international expansion both to and from China, building on robust cloud and increasingly advanced AI capabilities. 

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How AWS plans to strengthen its cloud proposition for manufacturing companies

Posted on September 26, 2018

On September 18, PAC attended the AWS Transformation Day 2018 in Munich. The event was specifically targeted at enterprise customers and aimed to demonstrate how cloud can accelerate companies‘ digital transformation. AWS also used the event to present to visitors from industrial companies its new partner program specially designed for ...

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3D printing: what manufacturing CxOs need to consider now

Posted on September 26, 2018

In PAC’s latest report “3D printing in manufacturing – use cases, maturity and outlook”, PAC provides an overview of the major use cases for 3D printing technologies applied in manufacturing industries. We also make an assessment of the maturity and speed of adoption for various manufacturing sub-segments. The report in particular highlights ...

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The transformation of cyber security: how to deliver the new cyber security paradigm

Posted on September 25, 2018

Back in the Renaissance, new chances arose from new trade routes and the world started growing together. The same happens today: in our digital era, new opportunities abound, but just as back then, pirates and corsairs are lurking out there to seize those riches. To protect the digital world from those threats, cyber security needs to ...

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Multi-Cloud und Cloud Managed Services im Manufacturing-Umfeld - Teil 8/10

Posted on September 24, 2018

Wir freuen uns, dass Sie nach wie vor unserer Blog-Serie folgen. In diesem Blog-Beitrag betrachten wir die besonderen Herausforderungen einer Multi-Cloud-Architektur.

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Adobe's acquisition of Marketo: new evolutions in sight for service providers

Posted on September 21, 2018

When the leader of digital customer experience software buys the most promising company in marketing automation, what does that mean? It means that IT services providers must become serious contenders in marketing expertise and in the marketing office transformation. And they must do it quick, as Adobe confirmed the rumors: it agreed to buy ...

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SoftServe Targets $1bn as it Tackles Innovation Challenge

Posted on September 20, 2018

PAC has written several times about the return to prominence of mid-sized IT services providers, as buyers look for a more agile and personal touch in supporting their digital strategies. 

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Insights from this year's DMEXCO Conference

Posted on September 19, 2018

We were among the 40,000 visitors (10,000 more than last year) that descended on Cologne last week to attend the Digital Marketing Expo & Conference (DMEXCO). The event, which gathers decision-makers from digital business, marketing and innovation, hosted 1,000 exhibitors and 170 start-ups this year. So, judging purely by numbers, the DMEXCO ...

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Hosting innovation and co-creation: IBM’s Watson IoT Center in Munich

Posted on September 18, 2018

PAC recently had the chance to visit IBM's Watson IoT Center in Munich. Discussions quickly revolved around topics like connected objects, artificial intelligence (AI), and smart cities, and took a cross-vertical perspective.

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Comtrade Digital Services sets out European growth strategy

Posted on September 18, 2018

Comtrade Digital Services is one of the latest ventures of €300m+ Comtrade Group, which is among the largest technology players in South Eastern Europe. The group's focus is on a wide range of IT services.

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Maternas ÖV-Symposium 2018: Digitalisierung auf Nordrhein-westfälisch

Posted on September 14, 2018

Das 19. ÖV-Symposium des Dortmunder IT-Dienstleisters Materna bot interessante Einblicke in die Digitalisierungsaktivitäten im Land NRW. Aus meiner Sicht positiv: Die Zusammenarbeit zwischen kommunaler und Landesebene funktioniert gut, und auf Bürgerbeteiligung wird Wert gelegt.

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