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Posted on April 5, 2018

IBM’s gigantic Think 2018 conference came on the back of the company’s first quarterly revenue rise since Q1 2012. Good news then, and it undoubtedly lent an extra spring to the proceedings at the Mandalay Bay convention centre in Las Vegas....

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Digitalization and healthcare – quo vadis, Germany?

Posted on April 16, 2018

From all the industry segments in Germany, the level of digitalization is lowest in healthcare. There, the share of SITS expenditures in terms of total IT spend stands at 37% and is thus below the average of 50% we see across the other sectors.

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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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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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GE Digital raises stakes on European IoT market

Posted on August 1, 2016

PAC spoke with Bill Ruh who is currently at the forefront of GE's digital efforts as GE Digital CEO and Chief Digital Officer of GE. GE Digital is trying to position itself as the number one IoT provider with Predix, its vendor-agnostic platform purpose built for industrial customers. To retain its leading position in the industrial IoT ...

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AI will shake things up a bit

Posted on May 25, 2016

Are you familiar with the Tensor Processor Unit or “TPU”? It is a brand new processing unit, or chip, unveiled last week at Google’s I/O conference keynote. This “accelerator” chip - which can fit into a hard drive slot in Google’s data center rack - can speed up machine learning processes, the science and technology that imitates, extends ...

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BMW the role model for European Identity in the digital age

Posted on May 13, 2016

Germany is rightly credited with producing some of the finest cars in the world. From its headquarters in Munich BMW continues to innovate as part of its goal to produce the best high performance and luxury cars of the future. More than likely these will be electric, fully connected and driverless vehicles. But they will still be BMWs with ...

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IoT : les industriels en France sur la bonne voie… mais le chemin est encore long

Posted on April 6, 2016

Aujourd’hui, environ 10% des industriels ont mis en place une stratégie IoT ! Cela peut paraître faible mais le sujet est relativement nouveau. De plus, il existe une réelle dynamique puisque 6% ont d’ores et déjà prévu de définir une stratégie IoT avant fin 2017.

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Bosch starts its own IoT cloud

Posted on March 30, 2016

Bosch officially launched its own cloud solution, the Bosch IoT Cloud. From PAC’s point of view this is a strong commitment to the IoT and also a signal that Bosch continues to extend its software and service offerings towards completing its portfolio. For now, access is limited to different Bosch divisions and some partners. It will be open ...

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IoT: manufacturers in France are on the right road... but there's still a long way to go

Posted on March 30, 2016

Today, around 10% of manufacturers have implemented an IoT strategy! That may seem low but the subject is relatively new. In addition, there is real momentum since 6% have already planned to define an IoT strategy before the end of 2017. These figures come from a study we have just completed on IoT in the industrial sector in France.

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Fünf Jahre Industrie 4.0 – wie weit sind deutsche Unternehmen?

Posted on March 8, 2016

Der Terminus Industrie 4.0 wurde erstmals zur Hannover Messe 2011 vorgestellt. Leuchtturmprojekte, Initiativen großer Konzerne und wissenschaftliche Arbeiten zum Thema prägen seitdem das Bild. Doch wie ist der Status quo in der Praxis nach fünf Jahren?

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The PAC Innovation Register – real-world use cases for IoT and Industry 4.0

Posted on February 29, 2016

Since Pierre Audoin Consultants (PAC) published its new end-customer online service “Innovation Register” last year, the number of tested and evaluated case studies for Industry 4.0/Internet of Things (IoT) has reached 200 real-world examples. Organizations are welcome to add their story to this unique offering!

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La trinité de la e-santé

Posted on February 19, 2016
Le principal constat concernant la e-santé à l’issue du CES 2016, grand-messe des innovations numériques de Las Vegas, fut le suivant : « La transformation numérique du domaine de la santé constituera pendant les 10 ou 15 prochaines années l’un des plus grands chantiers technologiques de tous les temps ». Cette transformation impactera aussi ...

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2016, année de l’expérience patient dans les SI de santé

Posted on February 5, 2016
Chaque année le patient a le droit à un nouveau sobriquet : l’actient (pour patient/acteur), le patient 2.0, le patient conscient, le patient connecté… Et c’est à peu près tout. Les technologies évoluent, les pratiques aussi (un peu), mais l’expérience patient, pas vraiment. Cependant, après une année 2015 sous le signe de la e-Santé l’année ...

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