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Atos looks to Codex to drive IoT momentum

Posted on September 21, 2017

Codex is one of the four main pillars of the offerings that European IT services giant Atos provides to its customers. Codex aims to bring smart business services onto the digital transformation agenda by leveraging the power of data and pro...

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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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Démystifier l’intelligence artificielle pour en tirer le meilleur parti

Posted on September 21, 2017

Difficile de passer à côté en 2017 : on retrouve l’intelligence artificielle dans tous les derniers salons sur les nouvelles technologies et elle a même eu droit à ses propres événements à Londres (2016) et Paris (2017) avec un succès certain. Elle est aussi le nouvel atout charme des services marketing des grandes entreprises et start-up... ...

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Hitachi launched a new IoT company called Hitachi Vantara

Posted on September 21, 2017

Hitachi is taking the IoT seriously and launched a new IoT company at its flagship event, Hitachi NEXT, in Las Vegas.

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Device management is not just “nice to have”, it is a core capability of an IoT platform

Posted on September 21, 2017

IoT is about two things, managing applications driven by the data coming from “things” and managing the “things” themselves. According to PAC’s definition, a platform should address both areas to be called an “IoT platform”.

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Siemens Analyst Event – both impressive and disappointing

Posted on September 18, 2017
PAC had the opportunity to participate at the analyst conference held by Siemens PLM Software in Boston from September 6-7. Siemens’ software business unit hosted around 200 analysts to showcase, among other things, its extended capabilities after the acquisition and integration of Mentor Graphics. And while we were indeed demonstrated ...

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​Filesharing und Synchronisation: Sturm abgeflaut, frische Brise erwartet

Posted on September 14, 2017

Die IT-Verantwortlichen erlebten vor einigen Jahren, ausgelöst durch Dropbox & Co., einen nahezu „perfekten Sturm“. Um dem steigenden Wildwuchs beim Thema Filesharing & Synchronisation zu begegnen, wurde vielfach in unternehmenstaugliche Lösungen als Alternative zu den immer populäreren Consumer-Anwendungen investiert. Doch wie sehen die ...

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Google on the move

Posted on September 13, 2017

On September 12, 2017, Google opened its first data center in Frankfurt, Germany. This is Google's third data center in Europe, which clearly acknowledges again the fact that a globally active cloud computing company cannot survive with US data centers only. Local requirements with respect to data security and data privacy need to be met.

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The Google/SAP partnership may be underestimated

Posted on September 13, 2017

In March of this year, SAP and Google announced a business partnership. Initially, some observers thought that this partnership might mainly focus on SAP's usage of Google's artificial intelligence engine, Tensorflow. However, this was a misinterpretation.

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The Era of DevOps

Posted on September 12, 2017

The DevOps movement was created in 2009 by a Belgian IT consultant, Patrick Debois, and the concept is now widely used across internet, Over the Top (OTT) and gaming companies. Mainstream companies started to embrace DevOps in an attempt to emulate the infrastructure of internet companies and the agility of OTT and gaming companies.

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The problem with anonymous data and GDPR

Posted on September 5, 2017

GDPR is just around the corner. Depending on where they are with preparations CISOs and Privacy Officers will either be starting to relax, or starting to panic.  

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Open Innovation with Open Source

Posted on September 1, 2017

The Open Source movement is fuelling the Open Innovation, a key element of the digital transformation.

 

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L'IA, l'automatisation et la peur du changement

Posted on August 30, 2017

Utiliser des solutions à base d'intelligence artificielle pour automatiser ses processus est une très bonne chose. Mais c'est comme les plats surgelés : "ce n'est pas parce que c'est tout prêt qu'il ne faut rien faire", bien au contraire. L'intelligence artificielle fonctionne comme une enzyme, elle accélère une reaction existante. A chaque ...

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Watch out for Accenture on cyber security

Posted on August 29, 2017

We recently spoke with Floris van den Dool, MD of Accenture Security for Europe, and with Marius von Spreti, who heads the practice in DACH and Eastern Europe.
Cyber security is a key component of Accenture’s overall positioning, which is to support its clients’ perilous journey towards digital transformation.

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Oracle bets on IoT to digitize supply chain and transport

Posted on August 28, 2017
Oracle is one of only a handful of applications players with the potential to get a prominent seat at the IoT table.  The software giant has the opportunity to leverage its scale, the breadth of its portfolio (including its rising cloud business), and its wide partnership network, to push its Oracle IoT Cloud Platform forward.

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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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