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Why scientists, vendors and end users are usually wrong about artificial intelligence

Posted on August 3, 2017

Artificial intelligence can be many things - depending on who you’re talking to. To scientists, AI is a work in progress, with decades of research still required to achieve perfection. To software vendors, AI is an existing and quite amazing...

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Vodafone: “a cloud that can” from a company with a plan

Posted on August 15, 2017

PAC recently attended a cloud briefing with Vodafone. Although the brand is most highly visible for its B2C and B2B mobile services, the company’s Vodafone Global Enterprise subsidiary focuses on the overall telecommunications and IT needs of Enterprise and MNC clients.

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Infosys’ Innovation Fabrik (Berlin): a space for fostering collaboration and enabling & accelerating innovation

Posted on August 11, 2017

My colleague Katrin Schleife and I were recently invited to visit Infosys’ new “Innovation Fabrik” in Berlin. The Innovation Fabrik is the first innovation lab of this kind and adds to a number of competence centers around the globe. The focus of the Innovation Fabrik is quite different from that of other centers: it is designed to provide a ...

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HCL is continuing on its growth path in the DACH region

Posted on August 7, 2017

With revenues of $6.7billion and 116,000 employees in 32 countries, HCL is among the top 25 global IT services companies and one of the leading India-centric players. HCL has been a global success story in the IT services market by managing to achieve a profitable revenue growth of 42% for the 2010-2016 period.

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IoT deals in European transport are getting bigger

Posted on August 3, 2017

The transport and logistics sectors are probably some of the strongest when it comes to appetite for IoT solutions and willingness to invest. We can see a growing number of deals being inked lately on the back of IoT solutions and platforms.

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HPE repositions in IoT to focus on Intelligent Edge

Posted on August 3, 2017

The spin-out of the HP Enterprise Services business means that HPE also needs to reposition in the IoT ecosystem. PAC recently caught up with the company's IoT leadership and discussed where their ambitions lie in the post-separation world.

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Accenture drives growth through its Innovation Architecture

Posted on August 3, 2017

Accenture is putting innovation at the core of its business model and has declared “to lead with (applied) innovation in everything we do”. This is manifested in the launch of the Accenture Innovation Architecture, which consists of six parts.

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How SAP Ariba intends to digitize procurement

Posted on July 25, 2017

From June 12-14, 2017, SAP Ariba held its annual conference dedicated to European customers. The conference reunited the entire Ariba ecosystem, customers, partners, press and analysts.

A few novelties were presented and announcements made, such as on the launch of SAP Ariba® Spot Buy capability for European customers with Mercateo as the ...

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SAP Leonardo: lots of potential but still a work in progress

Posted on July 14, 2017
For us, SAP Leonardo is SAP’s approach to a platform that allows for the development and deployment of data-driven applications leveraging technology components such as analytics, IoT, blockchain and machine learning. The promise is for companies to be able to create solutions ranging from edge devices to back end without the need to leave the ...

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Moving the GDPR goal posts

Posted on July 13, 2017

GDPR has been a big wake up call to many businesses. The non-negotiable and permanent nature of the EU regulation means that businesses have been compelled to put far better data management in place to avoid prosecution and fines of up to 4% of annual revenue.

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AWS London Summit 2017: A meeting of the faithful

Posted on July 11, 2017

PAC attended Amazon’s 2017 London Summit last month, an exhilarating event that at times was truly a meeting of the faithful.That description is justified by the real and evident enthusiasm of the attendees, which was several notches up the energy scale from other large events held by other large vendors (usually in the very same hall).

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3 questions à... Claire-Marie de Vulliod : Quels impacts sur le SI ?

Posted on July 11, 2017

3 questions à...
Claire-Marie de Vulliod, Director and Market Leader, HR & HCM solutions

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What to expect from next generation storage?

Posted on July 10, 2017

Storage technology is currently changing in three ways. NVRAM, NVMe, and all-flash arrays optimize bandwidth and latency. On the one hand, hyper-converged infrastructure and software defined storage reduce complexity for IT departments. On the other hand, however, the task of connecting the different storage pieces in different converged ...

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EY sets out Technology strategy for continued advisory momentum

Posted on June 28, 2017

PAC recently attended the Tech Advisory Summit in New York where EY provided an update on its advisory business and showcased its digital capabilities.

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GE has established a remarkable ecosystem around Predix

Posted on June 27, 2017

GE Digital has positioned its IoT platform Predix at the heart of digital transformation. Via the Predix marketplace, users can take their pick from solutions and apps from more than 700 development partners.  

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Le plus grand bénéfice de Marketo pour les clients: la transformation du service marketing

Posted on June 27, 2017

« L’an dernier, on était le service goodies et petits fours. » En une petite phrase en introduction de son intervention, Christophe Kühner, vice-président field marketing & communication de l’éditeur Generix, a résumé le désarroi des directions marketing, qui ont du mal à trouver leur place et à justifier leur rôle. Aujourd’hui, Christophe ...

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Kollaboration und Agilität in der öffentlichen Verwaltung – erfolgversprechende Ansätze auf dem Weg zum digitalen Bürgerservice

Posted on June 26, 2017

Die Liste der Herausforderungen rund um die digitale Verwaltung in Deutschland ist lang und ein Vorankommen dringend erforderlich. Um entsprechende Lösungsansätze zu diskutieren, fand am 20. und 21. Juni 2017 in Berlin der "5. Zukunftskongress Staat und Verwaltung“ statt. Welche Erkenntnisse habe ich mitgenommen?

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IBM and Hortonworks are moving closer together

Posted on June 23, 2017

IBM has announced to expand its partnership with Hortonworks, a move reflecting IBM’s overall strategy. Hortonworks main focus has always been on data collection and data storage. However, what used to be an open question is how actual value can be generated from this data.

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Equinix – bigger and better through interconnections

Posted on June 22, 2017

Equinix has long been known in both Enterprise and Service Provider circles as a (probably the) leading name for colocation services. Today Equinix is increasingly focused on providing the best locations from which to access reliable, secure, low-latency connections to a broad range of the world’s leading clouds.

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Vivatech : les écosystèmes numériques à l’honneur

Posted on June 19, 2017

Vivatech aura parfois été qualifié de « mini-CES à la française ». Si on se réfère au nombre de start-up venues exposer leur savoir-faire et leurs innovations – en particulier des robots, des robots, et encore des robots – alors c’est assez vrai. Mais Vivatech, de notre point de vue, c’est surtout la célébration d’un heureux mariage, entre ...

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Sapphire Now 2017: key take-aways on SAP's innovation roadmap

Posted on June 1, 2017
Last week, Julia Reichhart and I took part in the Sapphire Now 2017 conference in Orlando/Florida, where we could talk to SAP representatives and many of its partners. In this blog post, we would like to share some of the key take-aways from the conference as well as from the SAP Partner Summit.

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