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

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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 market...

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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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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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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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Paris Retail Week illustre la nécessité de penser au-delà de l'omnicanal

Posted on September 11, 2018

La problématique de l’omnicanal est dépassée, il est temps de s’atteler à ce qui vient ensuite, avons-nous écrit dans notre dernier rapport sur le marché du retail en France. C’est un brin provocateur car, comme le montre le salon Paris Retail Week, qui se tient à Paris jusqu’à mercredi soir, l’omnicanal fait encore les beaux jours de ...

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Deloitte increases its focus on AI & Marketing Technology through new acquisition

Posted on September 11, 2018

This week Deloitte announced its acquisition of Magnetic Media’s AI Platform Business, further increasing its focus on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Marketing Technology. Magnetic Media is a 10-year-old ad-tech firm that collects purchase intent information based on browsing habits and forms anonymous profiles used by Machine Learning ...

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Cyber security in healthcare - key issues and trends

Posted on September 11, 2018

Cyber attacks have been on the rise in the past few decades. The reasons are numerous, but they all boil down to the increase in digitalization and the associated massive availability of data, rendering cyber security one of the major issues in today’s digitized world. The number of cyber attacks in the healthcare sector has exponentially ...

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Key cyber security issues in the aerospace & defense industry

Posted on September 11, 2018

The aerospace & defense industry has a very specific business where security plays a key role. Cyber security issues are also very specific, and the level of expectation as regards cyber security is quite often very high.

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Sonata Pushes Platform Approach in Europe

Posted on September 10, 2018

Every company would love to become the Amazon, Uber or airbnb of their industry sector. 

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Multi-Cloud und Cloud Managed Services im Manufacturing-Umfeld - Teil 7/10

Posted on September 10, 2018

In diesem Blog-Beitrag betrachten wir die Zusammenarbeit mit Public-Cloud-Anbietern.

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Virtustream – the cloud for mission-critical enterprise apps

Posted on September 10, 2018

PAC recently attended a briefing with Virtustream, a very interesting company that  occupies a completely unique position within the cloud ecosystem.  PAC is very impressed by the company's niche capabilities, and hopes Virtustream can maintain its focus.

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Why is Munich Re paying $300m for IoT startup Relayr?

Posted on September 7, 2018

Relayr started out as an IoT middleware platform developer back in 2013. Fast forward five years: Relayr expanded its portfolio into IoT analytics and a range of supporting services around its products. Now it is being acquired by the €50bn insurance giant Munich Re for an eye-catching price tag of $300m.

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Key cyber security issues in digital finance

Posted on September 3, 2018

Financial institutions across the world are in the midst of their digital transformation process, already being strongly IT-centric. However, a lot of them have come to find that one of their key business assets, i.e. security, may actually turn into a risk in the cyber space, with strong impacts on IT and business.

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Could Slack’s $7.1bn valuation be a poisoned chalice?

Posted on August 29, 2018

Latest funding round leaves it valued a staggering 40% more than at its last funding round less than a year ago

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Multi-Cloud und Cloud Managed Services im Manufacturing-Umfeld - Teil 6/10

Posted on August 27, 2018

In diesem Blog-Beitrag betrachten wir die Organisation der Cloud-Zuständigkeiten und die Umsetzungsstrategien.

 

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Testing Specialist Eurofins on the Acquisition Trail

Posted on August 22, 2018

Eurofins has emerged as one of the most interesting new names in the world of software testing.

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Accenture’s IIoT Center in Garching showcases digital innovation in practice

Posted on August 22, 2018

At a recent analyst event, Accenture provided an update and showcase of its activities in its Industrial IoT (IIoT) Innovation Center in Garching, near Munich, which is one of around 20 such centers that the company operates around the globe to foster innovation and co-creation with clients.

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Low-Code Leader OutSystems Steps Up European Push

Posted on August 16, 2018

Low code development platforms are an increasingly attractive prospect for organisations under pressure to accelerate the launch of new apps, while easing the pressure on stretched internal development teams.

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How artificial intelligence can innovate the client acquisition process

Posted on August 16, 2018

Today, sales and marketing teams are faced with new challenges: consumers, although constantly connected, are becoming harder and harder to reach as messages get lost in a plethora of media and notifications. The superficial personalization of automated messages is no longer enough to stand out in consumer inboxes. A new PAC Expert View now ...

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