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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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Maternas ÖV-Symposium 2018: Digitalisierung auf Nordrhein-westfälisch

Posted on September 14, 2018

Das 19. ÖV-Symposium des Dortmunder IT-Dienstleisters Materna bot interessante Einblicke in die Digitalisierungsaktivitäten im Land NRW. Aus meiner Sicht positiv: Die Zusammenarbeit zwischen kommunaler und Landesebene funktioniert gut, und auf Bürgerbeteiligung wird Wert gelegt.

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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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Digitalisierung in der öffentlichen Verwaltung bedeutet einen Kulturwandel

Posted on June 25, 2018

Proaktive Verwaltung, Registermodernisierung, neue Ausbildungs- und Führungsmodelle – die Digitalisierung der Verwaltung in Deutschland erfordert nicht mehr und nicht weniger als einen Kulturwandel!

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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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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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Lessons learned at Mobile World Congress about smart cities

Posted on March 20, 2018

It seems that Europe has been getting ready for smart cities for a while and many European cities came up with their strategies and initiatives in a push to catch up with some of the more advanced regions in the world such as the Middle East.

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CoSMoS – Conference on Smart Mobility Services

Posted on March 13, 2018

This year, the third edition of CoSMoS took place at the Technical University of Ingolstadt (THI) in Germany, with about 170 participants in attendance. As the name of the conference suggests, the presentations revolved around smart mobility. It was not only the latest trends from a business perspective that were on display, but also the ...

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CoSMoS – Conference on Smart Mobility Services

Posted on March 12, 2018

Dieses Jahr fand die CoSMoS zum dritten Mal mit rund 170 Teilnehmern an der Technischen Hochschule (THI) in Ingolstadt statt. Wie der Name der Konferenz schon vermuten lässt, drehten sich die Vorträge rund um das Thema Smart Mobility. Und es wurden nicht nur die neuesten Trends aus der Businessperspektive gezeigt, sondern auch der aktuelle ...

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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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And the winner is… Thales Group (at least so far…)

Posted on December 19, 2017

Last week, we explained the rationale behind Atos’ “friendly” offer to acquire Gemalto. Unfortunately for Atos, their proposal was rejected and less than a week later, Gemalto’s shareholders gave green light to the company’s acquisition by the Thales Group – a French defense and technology giant. The discussions have been ongoing at least ...

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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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