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Tendances 2018 : plus d'intelligence et d'automatisation

Posted on December 5, 2017

Le numérique reste un sujet prédominant dans le programme des DSI pour l'année à venir. Ce concept a déjà fait couler beaucoup d'encre et suscité de nombreuses discussions. Bon nombre d'entreprises ont déjà lancé des projets et augmenté leur...

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Huawei – a hidden force in European cloud

Posted on December 5, 2017

Some weeks back PAC attended Huawei’s Eco-connect Europe 2017 event, and although the company’s expertise spans many interesting areas including 5G and IoT, this author’s interest was squarely on their cloud activity.  The big picture in Europe is truly impressive – the company is aiming to rival the hyperscalers in some markets, and all ...

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The Trends of 2018: Our Predictions

Posted on December 1, 2017
Digitalization will remain the dominant issue on the CIO agenda for the coming year. Even though much has already been said and written about it, even though most companies have started projects and many have greatly increased their digitalization budgets, it is clear that, for most companies and organizations, the majority of the work still ...

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Take advantage of artificial intelligence: a necessary demystification

Posted on November 27, 2017

It is hard to miss artificial intelligence in 2017: it has been mentioned in all the last fairs about new technologies and even had its own successful exhibitions in London (2016 and 2017) and Paris (2017). AI is also the new marketing asset of big companies and start-ups, even if it is sometimes to wrap up an empty shell.

 

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L’IT contextuelle tire fortement la croissance du marché !

Posted on November 22, 2017

Le modèle traditionnel de l’IT a fait son temps. C'est ce que nous expliquions en début d'année, et les chiffres que nous venons de publier confirment bien qu’au-delà d’un angle vertical et/ou métier, l’approche doit se faire selon un « contexte » donné qui est centré sur l’usage et peut donc déborder des schémas classiques. Nous avons ...

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Dreamforce: Details enrich the Salesforce platform in various respects

Posted on November 20, 2017

At its annual Dreamforce mega event in San Francisco, Salesforce presented a number of enrichments and expansions for the various components of its cloud platform. This includes Einstein Analytics as well as the integration of its solutions.

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Forum parlementaire de l’IA : des idées, et après ?

Posted on November 17, 2017
Ce mardi 14 novembre s’est tenu le premier forum parlementaire de l’intelligence artificielle (IA) à la Maison de la Chimie à Paris. Et le succès était visible avant même le début des débats : l’amphithéâtre étant bien trop petit pour faire tenir les 600 personnes présentes à l’évènement. Tout le monde a quand même pu assister aux discussions ...

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TechEd: SAP works out details of Leonardo

Posted on November 17, 2017

At its tech conference in Barcelona, SAP demonstrated the progress it had made on its SAP Leonardo strategy. This includes additions to machine learning features and the availability of ABAP as a programming language for SAP Cloud Platform.

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SAP as a prism

Posted on November 16, 2017

SAP unveiled its new face at TechED Barcelona in November 2017.

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Is blockchain eating SAP’s lunch?

Posted on November 16, 2017

The blockchain technology is making a huge media impact. Enterprise leaders are pushing their IT departments to set up blockchain projects just to be part of the trend. For some established enterprise software vendors - like SAP - blockchain can be a threat or a big chance. For those not in the enterprise application software business - like ...

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Google is using SAP as a tool to get GDPR trust

Posted on November 16, 2017

Google is expanding its presence in enterprises beyond the classic advertising business. Cloud offerings are being pushed and new partnerships (e.g. with Walmart) are moving into focus.

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Interview with Peter Leav, BMC's CEO

Posted on November 13, 2017

There is a new BMC in town, according to Peter Leav, the new CEO of BMC.

BMC has invited its most important French clients to a Paris executive summit. I co-presented on multi-cloud at this event with their new CEO, Peter Leav. Prior to the event, we had a meeting to align our views. Here is a summary of this interview and of my analysis ...

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CGI en ordre de bataille pour être un partenaire majeur de la transformation digitale du secteur bancaire

Posted on November 10, 2017

PAC a rencontré récemment les responsables du secteur bancaire de CGI en France. Force est de constater que l’ESN se met en ordre de marche pour se positionner comme un acteur de référence.

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Veolia et Décathlon optent pour le "full Cloud" chez AWS

Posted on November 9, 2017

Entre des grands groupes qui décident de basculer toute leur IT ou presque sur le Cloud et des entreprises pour lesquelles on ressent encore le besoin de faire de l’évangélisation, l’écart est immense. AWS a néanmoins tenté l’exercice hier, lors d’un AWS Transformation Day. Cette édition parisienne d’une série de conférence utilisateurs ...

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Öffentliche Verwaltungsarbeit 4.0

Posted on October 25, 2017

Die Verwaltungsdigitalisierung geht in Deutschland in vielen Bereichen nur schleppend voran. In der Folge akuter Personalengpässe muss sie zugleich mit immer weniger und immer älteren Mitarbeitern gestemmt werden. Der digitale Arbeitsplatz birgt große Chancen, erfordert aber einen Kulturwandel!

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Europe’s utilities braced for change as churn increases

Posted on October 17, 2017

​Life is not getting any easier for Europe’s largest utilities.

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Cloud Foundry Summit 2017 in Basel, Switzerland, on October 11-12, 2017

Posted on October 12, 2017

Cloud Foundry is one of the liveliest open source projects around today. It provides a comprehensive multi-cloud application platform as a service (PaaS) governed by the Cloud Foundry Foundation. The foundation was established in 2015 as an independent not-for-profit organization. The best-known software piece besides Cloud Foundry is BOSH, ...

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Cornerstone is pushing employee experience with its HCM suites

Posted on October 9, 2017
The provider of cloud-based solutions for human capital management has started out as a specialist in the field of learning, an area that is still key for its business. Now Cornerstone wants to grow with a more comprehensive HCM approach that comprises suites for employee performance, recruiting, learning and human resources management. ...

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

Posted on October 6, 2017

PAC recently attended a cloud briefing with Vodafone, to understand its strategy and direction on cloud where to date the company's initiatives have seemed far less visible than many of its competitors.  Vodafone is keen to challenge these perceptions, and the company’s vision of its future, known as “Gigabit Vodafone for the Gigabit ...

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German SAP users call for IoT-ready software license models

Posted on September 28, 2017

Companies have started their digital journey and  for SAP customers, the ERP backend is a fundamental part of the technological foundation. These firms evaluate other SAP solutions such as SAP Leonardo that support IoT-based applications and the SAP Cloud Platform as development and deployment environment for native applications that run on ...

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Mass Customization erreicht die Getränkeindustrie – Insights von der Drinktec, der Weltleitmesse für die Getränke- und Liquid-Food-Industrie

Posted on September 26, 2017
Digitalisierung und IoT haben auch in der Getränkeindustrie in vielen Bereichen Einzug gehalten. Neben den andauernden Optimierungen der Abfüllanlagen hinsichtlich Leistungsfähigkeit und Optimierung der Bedienungsführung setzen die wesentlichen Player bei den Anlagenherstellern auf die Digitalisierung.

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