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IoT use case from our Innovation Register: How Cargobull connects trailers

Posted on August 23, 2016

Schmitz Cargobull Telematics, an independent subsidiary of trailer company Schmitz Cargobull AG, is currently renewing its “TrailerConnect” telematics portal by means of IoT. It will provide detailed monitoring of status information such as ...

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"I’ll be back": Why artificial intelligence is back in fashion

Posted on August 25, 2016

Artificial intelligence (AI) technologies are once again perceived by IT market players as a key competitive advantage. Why?

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Übernahme „in Sack und Tüten“ - Was der Zusammenschluss von Diebold und Wincor Nixdorf für deutsche Einzelhändler bedeutet

Posted on August 23, 2016

Vor wenigen Tagen nahm das neue Unternehmen Diebold Nixdorf nun offiziell seine Arbeit auf. Die Versprechen sind vielfältig – jedoch ist über die Zukunft des Retail-Segments gerade bei den deutschen Einzelhändlern auch Verunsicherung zu spüren. Zu Recht?

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EY looks to Industrial IoT for digital momentum

Posted on August 9, 2016

EY, one of the Big 4 firms, has recently started to make a bigger push around IoT. Things changed since its recent alliance with GE Digital, which secured it one of the best seats at the IoT table. PAC views EY as a serious contender in the IoT race and it will use its influence at CxO level in client organizations. Its wide European ...

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Sage pushes Salesforce.com as its strategic development platform

Posted on August 1, 2016

Sage has outlined a strategy to innovate and transform its business solutions towards the cloud. Solutions that are globally available and cloud-based are the cornerstone of this transition. Expanding the market in the U.S. is in the focus of these efforts.

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GE Digital raises stakes on European IoT market

Posted on August 1, 2016

PAC spoke with Bill Ruh who is currently at the forefront of GE's digital efforts as GE Digital CEO and Chief Digital Officer of GE. GE Digital is trying to position itself as the number one IoT provider with Predix, its vendor-agnostic platform purpose built for industrial customers. To retain its leading position in the industrial IoT ...

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Oracle is shifting its Cloud ERP strategy with Netsuite bid

Posted on July 29, 2016

Oracle has been developing Cloud ERP on the basis of its Fusion platform, the deal to buy Netsuite is a strong shift in the vendor’s strategy. Not every customer is going to like that.

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Usage-based insurance: How to get access to the required data?

Posted on July 27, 2016

Connected cars promise new business models, as does usage-based insurance (UBI) for the insurance industry. Currently it is still unclear how insurance companies will get access to the required data. What is clear, however, is that OEMs will not offer their help. 

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Olympics D-14 days, Atos is ready!

Posted on July 22, 2016

For those living in Europe, and for all the sports enthusiasts across the globe, we haven’t recovered yet from the Euro soccer hangover and now we have to shift our focus to the Olympics! Yes, Rio 2016 is coming!

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Welding company ESAB realizes an IoT connected vision

Posted on July 20, 2016

ESAB, a world leader in the production of welding and cutting equipment and consumables, has started a new offering called Weld Cloud. Related services gather data from connected welding equipment to lower operation costs and create new business opportunities.

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What progress are HPE Services and CSC making on cloud?

Posted on July 19, 2016

Large mergers and acquisitions of technology companies aren’t endeavours for the faint of heart given the complexity and high failure rate. The pending merger of Computer Sciences Corp. (CSC) and HP Enterprise’s services unit, which will create a $26bn IT services behemoth next year, is no different given the size of the players involved and ...

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What if we started by simplifying the basics?



Posted on July 19, 2016

Aren't you fed up of hearing about 'digital transformation' all day long, as if with a snap of the fingers, a miracle could save your business or make the meters explode? Because what are we actually talking about? Black magic, redemption, a magic potion? What if we made a small suggestion. That you are going to have to simplify, simplify, ...

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When machines do nothing for humans

Posted on July 13, 2016

Three quite serious anecdotes remind us that “bugs” are and remain IT’s worst enemy. And they will continue to have an impact on our daily lives.

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Cloud Week Paris 2016

Posted on July 12, 2016
For French CIOs, DevOps and big data are the main triggers for the adoption of a cloud-based infrastructure. But this is just a beginning…

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The Internet of Things needs to be more than a rabbit now. It needs to be a real subject.

Posted on July 6, 2016

Perhaps you've forgotten - or perhaps you missed it - but the first connected thing was a rabbit. Why a rabbit? That's a question I asked Rafi Haladjian, the creator of the Nabastag, this famous rabbit, a few years ago now. His answer was "to show that absolutely anything could be connected to the Internet. It was a demonstration through the ...

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Le top 10 des ESN retrouve des couleurs

Posted on July 5, 2016

Après une année 2014 en décroissance (-0,3%), le top 10 des ESN sur le marché français est repassé dans une dynamique positive avec une croissance de 1,9%. Toutefois (et comme en 2014), deux des poids lourds américains, IBM et HP, ont encore souffert du transfert d’une partie de leurs activités d’infogérance d’infrastructures vers le cloud. ...

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Changing sourcing strategies in times of digitization

Posted on July 5, 2016
The annual Sourcing Day is a platform for users and providers to discuss the latest trends as well as long-term experience with the sourcing of IT services. PAC was a co-organizer of the event, and in this blog post we would like to share our key findings.

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Brexit Effect: UK Software & IT Services Growth to Relent Given Murkier Market Outlook

Posted on July 4, 2016

The outlook for the United Kingdom’s tech industry and its customers is murkier at best in the wake of the recent majority decision by the country’s electorate to leave the European Union (a.k.a. Brexit). Brexit has given the UK’s business and tech communities reason to wring their hands collectively given the climate of uncertainty that ...

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After Brexit the UK enters the superunknown on data protection

Posted on June 30, 2016

The result of the UK’s divisive referendum came as a shock to me. I knew the vote would be close but until waking up on Friday morning to the news that the UK had actually voted to leave the EU, I was confident that Remain would shade it.  

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How do you manage your digital ecosystem?

Posted on June 30, 2016

As PAC has stressed in various research papers, we believe that there are three distinct stages of digital transformation: 1) digital frontend transformation, focusing on customer experience in the frontend; 2) digital enterprise integration, focusing on integrating frontend and backend systems to provide for an optimized end-to-end customer ...

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You, too, have the power to implement your digital transformation

Posted on June 30, 2016

Benoît Thieulin, who was president of the CNNum from 2013 to 2016, used the occasion of the CXP Group's Digital Forum to share his vision of what digital transformation means to him.

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