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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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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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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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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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Disruption in the German Energy Sector: E.ON and RWE take a major repositioning step

Posted on March 14, 2018

The announcement came as a surprise this Monday: Previously key competitors, E.ON and RWE have agreed that E.ON will acquire RWE's renewables subsidiary Innogy, and the two utilities will exchange large parts of their assets to focus their activities. The €20bn deal will see E.ON concentrate on distribution grid and end-customer focused ...

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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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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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TechEd: SAP works out details of Leonardo

Posted on November 17, 2017

At its tech conference in Barcelona, SAP demonstrated the progress it had made on its SAP Leonardo strategy. This includes additions to machine learning features and the availability of ABAP as a programming language for SAP Cloud Platform.

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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 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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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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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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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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EY looks to Industrial IoT for digital momentum

Posted on August 9, 2016

EY, one of the Big 4 firms, has recently started to make a bigger push around IoT. Things changed since its recent alliance with GE Digital, which secured it one of the best seats at the IoT table. PAC views EY as a serious contender in the IoT race and it will use its influence at CxO level in client organizations. Its wide European ...

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