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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 ...

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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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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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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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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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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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Why digital ecosystems matter for manufacturing companies

Posted on August 9, 2018

Many digital transformation initiatives started by digitally transforming their customer-facing front-ends, driven by sales, marketing, or customer service. The second stage of the digital journey was to digitize the company’s back-end processes and integrate them with the customer-facing processes. We now believe that companies have started ...

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How SAP enables data-driven business innovation in manufacturing

Posted on August 1, 2018

At the recent SAP Industry Analyst Base Camp 2018, which took place on July 16th and 17th in Philadelphia (US), PAC had the opportunity to meet with SAP’s industry executives responsible for the global manufacturing business and be given a “deep-dive” update on SAP’s focus topics, specifically in the manufacturing industry.

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Digital factory – still a long way to go

Posted on July 10, 2018

The term digital factory can mean a lot of things. So, before discussing the reasons behind our view that there is still a long way to go for manufacturers, we would like to provide a clear definition of what we mean by this buzz word. 

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The IoT Survey

Posted on July 4, 2018

The IoT survey is the first of its kind to evaluate the leading IoT platform providers based on feedback from users worldwide available to participants in English, German, French and Spanish. 

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Your AI Friday - 11000

Posted on June 29, 2018

Welcome to the weekly selection of links compiled by PAC's AI team. This week, we offer you some good reads connected to this new world in the making. Please note that we, the A(I) Team, will take a little break over the summer months and see you back in 2 months – in case we haven't been replaced by AI til then... Enjoy reading!

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Dassault Systèmes’ Industry Analyst Meeting 2018: It’s all about cloud and marketplaces!

Posted on June 25, 2018

Last week, PAC attended the Dassault Systèmes Industry Analyst Meeting 2018, which was held at the company's headquarters in Vélizy-Villacoublay, France. During the event we met with corporate, industry and product executives to hear about and discuss the latest updates and plans for the company. In the following, please find some of our ...

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PTC turns away from GE and partners with Rockwell Automation to fulfil its ambition to become a leading digital solution provider for the whole industrial value chain

Posted on June 21, 2018

At LiveWorx, PTC's large ecosystem event, which was held in Boston from June 17-20 and had a turnout of over 6,000 participants, PTC announced interesting new partnerships with Rockwell Automation, ANSYS and Microsoft. PTC, who has a strong track record of acquisitions done over the last few years (ThingWorx, Vuforia), took the opportunity ...

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EOS – a viable alternative to Ethereum, Hyperledger and IOTA?

Posted on June 12, 2018

This past weekend, the mainnet of EOS, a new cryptocurrency, was officially launched. This is especially remarkable, since the event was preceded by a noteworthy ICO (initial coin offering, during which more than $4 billion in initial investment were raised), a bitter conflict among the community and quite some chaos with respect to ...

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Your AI Friday – 10101

Posted on June 8, 2018

Welcome to the weekly selection of links compiled by PAC's AI team. This week, we'd like to invite you to a little game: Who can define a suitable image for AI? Enjoy reading!

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The top 10 trending topics in the manufacturing industry

Posted on June 6, 2018

Based on our numerous conversations and interviews held with CxOs of manufacturing companies, briefings with IT vendors, insights from various customer projects as well as a visit to the Hannover Messe 2018, we have recently published an overarching analysis of the major topics and themes that are currently trending in the manufacturing ...

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What happens in the "digital factory"? Key trends from the Hannover Messe 2018

Posted on May 9, 2018

At the world's leading trade show for industrial technology, state-of-the-art production technologies and solutions for industrial automation were once again on display this year. In view of the trend towards a digital transformation in the manufacturing industry, we took a look around the trade fair to see which technologies are currently ...

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Hannover Messe: Blockchain is given a supporting role, but offers a convincing performance

Posted on April 26, 2018

Hannover Messe (April 23-27) is the most important showcase for the global manufacturing industry. The trade fair this year has shown that the performance of machines and systems is increasingly determined by IT and software. And for the first time, the use of blockchain in production has played a part, too – even though it was just a minor ...

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Stefanie Naujoks als Research Director Manufacturing zurück bei PAC

Posted on April 12, 2018

Stefanie Naujoks ist zum 1. April 2018 als Research Director Manufacturing zum Marktanalyse- und Beratungsunternehmen PAC (CXP Group) zurückgekehrt. In dieser Position verantwortet sie europaweit die PAC-Marktforschung im Bereich Fertigungsindustrie. Dabei liegt der Fokus auf neuen Technologien wie Internet of Things (IoT), Robotik, ...

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Stefanie Naujoks appointed Research Director Manufacturing

Posted on April 12, 2018

PAC appointed Stefanie Naujoks as Research Director for its global Digital and IoT practice. In this role, Stefanie will be working with manufacturing companies and IT vendors across Europe, to help them understand how new technologies like the IoT, robotics, AI, augmented reality or additive manufacturing will impact traditional processes ...

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European transport industry bets on IoT and AI

Posted on March 6, 2018

Transport incumbents across all sub-segments are investing in technology solutions based on IoT and AI to boost their operational efficiency while improving the customer experience at the same time. PAC recently published several reports on the back of its recent projects in the transport segment and recent engagements with the players on ...

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