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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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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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Bosch Connected World 2018 - focus on autonomous driving and smart logistics

Posted on February 27, 2018

At this year’s Bosch Connected World in Berlin (Feb 21-22) it became obvious yet again that Bosch’s IoT-related focus was on the topics of connected car and autonomous driving. At the same time, the topics of logistics and supply chain within the area of industrial IoT/Industry 4.0 have gained momentum. Bosch is still very keen to expand its ...

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Bosch Connected World 2018 - autonomes Fahren und Smart Logistics im Fokus

Posted on February 26, 2018

Die Bosch Connected World in Berlin (21.02.-22.02.) hat auch dieses Jahr wieder deutlich gemacht, dass der IoT-Fokus von Bosch ganz klar auf den Themen Connected Car und autonomes Fahren liegt. Gleichzeitig gewinnt das Thema Logistik und Supply Chain innerhalb des Bereichs Industrie 4.0 an Bedeutung. Nach wie vor legt Bosch großen Wert auf ...

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Can IoT drive digital transformation in European transport?

Posted on December 14, 2017

Thanks to fierce competition and high operating costs, European transport operators are under tremendous pressure to evolve. The collapse of Monarch Airlines and AirBerlin shows how serious the challenges are that the transport sector faces. 

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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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Atos looks to Codex to drive IoT momentum

Posted on September 21, 2017

Codex is one of the four main pillars of the offerings that European IT services giant Atos provides to its customers. Codex aims to bring smart business services onto the digital transformation agenda by leveraging the power of data and providing Data Insights as a Service (DIasS). 

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Oracle bets on IoT to digitize supply chain and transport

Posted on August 28, 2017
Oracle is one of only a handful of applications players with the potential to get a prominent seat at the IoT table.  The software giant has the opportunity to leverage its scale, the breadth of its portfolio (including its rising cloud business), and its wide partnership network, to push its Oracle IoT Cloud Platform forward.

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IoT deals in European transport are getting bigger

Posted on August 3, 2017

The transport and logistics sectors are probably some of the strongest when it comes to appetite for IoT solutions and willingness to invest. We can see a growing number of deals being inked lately on the back of IoT solutions and platforms.

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