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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we, the A(I) Team, will take a little break over the summer months and see you back in 2 months – in case we haven't been replaced by AI til then...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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Artificial intelligence in healthcare – great fear but even greater potential!

Posted on June 26, 2018

The rapid commercialization of machine learning and big data has helped bring artificial intelligence (AI) to the forefront in healthcare, giving it the capacity to change healthcare and everyday medicine for doctors and patients alike. AI’s potential ranges from IT tools that can impressively interpret images to devices that present users ...

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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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Lessons learned at ConhIT

Posted on May 4, 2018

Last week, PAC attended conhIT in Berlin, Europe's leading health IT event. The motto of conhIT, a combination of trade fair and congress, was “transforming healthcare.” It hosted over 570 exhibitors and approximately 10,000 visitors, so judging by mere attendance figures, conhIT clearly was a success. What is our takeaway from the event?

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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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