Industrial IoT platforms at HMI 2019: AWS and Microsoft are becoming the digital platforms of the German manufacturing backbone

Posted on April 8, 2019

At HMI 2019, two bold announcements of partnership were made in the context of industrial IoT platforms: AWS with VW and BMW with Microsoft. Both partnerships underpin the fact that hyperscalers are increasingly becoming the cloud infrastructure for the backbone of the German manufacturing industry, the automotive sector. The evolution to ...

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The Mobile World Congress (MWC) is becoming the “new CeBIT” – MWC19 served as a stage to present many new connected devices and announce what is new around platforms

Posted on March 4, 2019

The Mobile World Congress (MWC) was initiated in 1987 by the GSMA, the global association of the telco industry. It has always been a big hardware show, especially around new smartphones, and of course it still is.

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The IoT Survey 2019 gives a voice to IoT platform users

Posted on February 21, 2019

We are happy to present the world’s first comprehensive overview of the IoT platform market from a user perspective: The IoT Survey 2019. It presents 38 IoT platform providers and makes them easier to compare thanks to the categorization according to 24 KPIs and 8 peer groups. The first issue of teknowlogy's annual report provides an ...

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teknowlogy's top IT trends for 2019 – 9/10 IoT security and ICS security (industrial control systems)

Posted on January 23, 2019

The Internet of Things (IoT) brings completely new risks. To enable new services and business models, manufacturing companies are creating new points of access for the data pools of machinery. However, this trend towards opening up is not a process limited to the manufacturing industry. Comparable developments can be observed in almost all ...

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teknowlogy´s top IT trends for 2019 – 8/10 Edge computing

Posted on January 22, 2019

Edge computing supplements the centralized cloud computing approach with a decentralized component. While cloud computing provides all functions from a central data center, edge computing shifts data processing to the edge of an IoT installation. Learn more about teknolowgy´s view on this IT trend for 2019.

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Les 10 concepts qui feront buzzer l'IT en 2019

Posted on January 16, 2019

2019 sera l’année où l’on se pose les questions fondamentales. Au sens propre, d'ailleurs : quelles sont les fondations nécessaires pour mettre en œuvre de façon pérenne les programmes de transformation numérique ?

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GE Digital – exciting times ahead!

Posted on December 17, 2018

GE’s recent announcement to establish a new GE-owned, independently run entity to expand the company’s leadership in the Industrial IoT market and to better serve industrial customers probably did not come as a surprise to the industry.

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IoT at AWS re:invent 2018 – disappointments & discoveries

Posted on December 6, 2018

When I attended the latest re:invent in Las Vegas, I was primarily looking to get the latest news on IoT from AWS. In a nutshell, I was a little disappointed about IoT, but discovered plenty of news from areas related to IoT. Let me outline here my 3 disappointments and my 3 main discoveries.

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HCL sees growing demand for IoT in Europe, and we’re not surprised

Posted on November 26, 2018

HCL is making headway particularly in manufacturing, healthcare and life sciences as it looks to cash in on its IoT experience with global enterprises.

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Infosys drives forward its network of co-innovation spaces and a digital learning platform

Posted on November 22, 2018

PAC had the opportunity to participate in Infosys' EMEA Confluence 2018, the European flagship event of the company, taking place in Rome at the end of October. PAC expected Infosys to focus above all on its AI platform NIA, which combines big data/analytics, machine learning, knowledge management and cognitive automation capabilities and ...

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Seeq looks to build momentum in Europe

Posted on October 30, 2018

The supplier landscape targeting the €92bn European IoT opportunity is large and diverse, and advanced analytics firm Seeq is hoping to cash in.

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Les plateformes IoT en Europe : 12 acteurs "best in class" dans le Radar PAC

Posted on October 8, 2018

PAC vient de publier la plus grande analyse du marché des fournisseurs de plateformes IoT. Le Radar PAC « Les plateformes IoT en Europe 2018 » analyse plus de 120 plateformes, et en évalue 43 d'entre elles dans sept segments différents, afin d’identifier les meilleurs fournisseurs de chaque catégorie dans différents domaines. Sur l'ensemble ...

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SAP drives blockchain use cases in standard applications

Posted on October 2, 2018

PAC recently caught up with SAP on its initiatives in the blockchain area. The company‘s endeavors are aimed at complementing its SAP Leonardo portfolio with Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT) in order to increase both the efficiency and transparency of transaction processes in networks made up of multiple different business partners.

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Oracle’s six degrees of autonomous computing, and why they matter

Posted on September 27, 2018

At its digital-transformation-focused Impact Event in Liverpool Street in London this week, Oracle outlined what it described as six levels of autonomous computing. Here's why they matter. A lot.

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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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Comtrade Digital Services sets out European growth strategy

Posted on September 18, 2018

Comtrade Digital Services is one of the latest ventures of €300m+ Comtrade Group, which is among the largest technology players in South Eastern Europe. The group's focus is on a wide range of IT services.

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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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Wie sich die Schweiz zu einem Zentrum für künstliche Intelligenz entwickelt

Posted on July 25, 2018

Die Schweiz – beim Gedanken an dieses schöne Land fallen einem normalerweise immer die gleichen Dinge ein: Berge, Schokolade, Banken. Aber wie sieht’s mit künstlicher Intelligenz (KI) aus? Nein? Vielleicht momentan noch nicht, aber der Alpenstaat wandelt sich langsam zu einem der wichtigsten Zentren für die Weiterentwicklung der KI-Technologie.

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Shifts in AI for IBM

Posted on July 13, 2018

IBM is shifting its vertical main focus for Watson away from healthcare and towards retail. The market is broader and the competitive pressure of customers is higher.

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