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Pierre Audoin, fondateur de PAC et pionnier du numérique, nous a quittés…

Posted on January 17, 2018

L’histoire de Pierre Audoin se confond avec celle de l’Informatique… Pourtant rien ne destinait ce diplômé de Sciences Po Paris à une telle aventure… Lorsqu’en 1960, il intègre le BIPE (Bureau d’Informations et de Prévisions Economiques), il...

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Predictive maintenance gains momentum as demand among vendors, buyers and VC investors grows

Posted on January 9, 2018

In 2017 we've seen that the scale of IoT initiatives in Europe is increasing and is going beyond the proof of concept stage as enterprises start to see IoT's strategic importance in their future growth. PAC surveyed more than 250 senior decision makers of European manufacturers and more than 200 senior decision makers of European transport ...

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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 budget numérisation de manière significative. Pourtant, il est clair qu'il reste encore beaucoup à ...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Hannover Messe: Companies are Getting Ready for the Industrial Internet

Posted on May 8, 2017

Hannover Messe is blossoming into a performance show for innovation in the manufacturing segment. The overall signs point towards a holistic Industrial Internet approach which goes beyond a mere focus on manufacturing as represented by Industrie 4.0.

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Hannover Messe Industrie: Aufbruchstimmung Richtung Industrial Internet

Posted on May 5, 2017
Die Hannover Messe Industrie mausert sich zur Leistungsschau der Innovationen in der Fertigung. Die Zeichen weisen über den produktionslastigen Industrie 4.0-Ansatz hinaus in Richtung eines ganzheitlichen Industrial-Internet-Konzepts.

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Munich is becoming the IIoT innovation hub

Posted on April 13, 2017

While Berlin has developed a vibrant start-up scene and has become an innovation hub for digital technologies and business models largely in the context of digital customer experience, the Munich area has more recently started turning into an international hub for innovation for (industrial) IoT developments, aimed at the manufacturing ...

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SAP introduces its IoT portfolio - is Leonardo a big step forward or rather a big hype?

Posted on March 7, 2017

To answer the question right away – this announcement is neither a big step nor a big hype, it is a logical evolution of what we saw SAP doing in 2016. After the acquisition of the Plat.One IoT platform in the 2nd half of 2016, the announcement of the SAP Leonardo Innovation Portfolio demonstrates the integration of SAP’s existing IoT ...

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Digital twins – a new trend in mass customization enabled by IoT

Posted on February 22, 2017

The Internet of Things (IoT) – aka Industry 4.0 – brings concepts which have been known for quite some time in the high-tech investment goods sector (e.g., aeronautics, process manufacturing) to a more diverse marketplace. The digitization of production processes and the Internet of Things, and the possibility to incorporate a multitude of ...

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PTC, Siemens PLM Software and Dassault Systèmes: PAC’s analysis of the three major PLM software providers

Posted on February 21, 2017

PAC recently updated its SITSI® company profiles portraying the three leading PLM software providers, PTC, Siemens PLM Software, and Dassault Systèmes.

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Impressions from the Genius of Things Summit: A new IoT Crystallization Point

Posted on February 17, 2017

IBM’s recent IoT (Internet of Things) Summit at the now officially opened ‘Watson IoT Center’ global headquarters in the heart of Munich gave a lot of insight into how far the industry has come with its industrial IoT efforts. The industry seems to have found a new IoT crystallization point.


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AI, a rapidly growing reality

Posted on December 12, 2016

AI is among us. All sorts of people gathered to attend the #AIEurope conference in London past week. Text recognition solutions, image analysis solutions, algorithms for natural language processing. We also encountered more discrete forms of AI specialized in the high speed processing of masses of unstructured data. AI, eagerly awaited by ...

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HCL appoints new leader to continue digital momentum

Posted on December 8, 2016

It was a strong quarter for HCL whose growth has now moved ahead of its bigger peers such as TCS, Cognizant and Wipro. And the company has a new man tasked with continuing this momentum, with former COO C Vijayakumar stepping up to the CEO position.

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Les IA, une réalité en croissance accélérée

Posted on December 7, 2016

Les IA sont parmi nous. Il y en avait même de toutes sortes rassemblées à Londres en ce début de semaine, à l’occasion de la conférence #AIEurope. Des solutions de reconnaissance de texte, des solutions d’analyse d’images, des algorithmes capables de produire des phrases à consonance humaine (Natural Language Processing). Nous avons ...

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NTT DATA Services sets out positioning in Industrial IoT

Posted on November 7, 2016

It has been a year of massive change for Dell, which has seen it snap up EMC for a whopping £43bn and sell its IT services business to NTT DATA for $3bn. The NTT DATA deal closed this week, and PAC recently caught up with executives from NTT DATA Services, formerly Dell Services, to discuss its positioning around IoT.

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F&A BPS as enablers of innovative strength for companies in the manufacturing industry

Posted on November 4, 2016

CFOs have the chance to significantly contribute to the successful digital transformation of their organization. F&A BPS providers are important enablers to achieve this.

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