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The IoT Survey 2019 gives a voice to IoT platform users

Posted on February 21, 2019

We are happy to present the world’s first comprehensive overview of the IoT platform market from a user perspective: The IoT Survey 2019. It presents 38 IoT platform providers and makes them easier to compare thanks to the categorization acc...

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The Mobile World Congress (MWC) is becoming the “new CeBIT” – MWC19 served as a stage to present many new connected devices and announce what is new around platforms

Posted on March 4, 2019

The Mobile World Congress (MWC) was initiated in 1987 by the GSMA, the global association of the telco industry. It has always been a big hardware show, especially around new smartphones, and of course it still is.

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Industrial companies & IT providers cooperate to enable IoT business cases

Posted on March 4, 2019

Insights from the MWC19: Apart from the omni-present 5G buzzword (see my colleague’s sobering view on this in another blog post), we got to see an increasing trend towards IT companies, industrial companies and niche experts bundling forces to develop real IoT solutions for new business models.

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Les 10 concepts qui feront buzzer l'IT en 2019

Posted on January 16, 2019

2019 sera l’année où l’on se pose les questions fondamentales. Au sens propre, d'ailleurs : quelles sont les fondations nécessaires pour mettre en œuvre de façon pérenne les programmes de transformation numérique ?

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GE Digital – exciting times ahead!

Posted on December 17, 2018

GE’s recent announcement to establish a new GE-owned, independently run entity to expand the company’s leadership in the Industrial IoT market and to better serve industrial customers probably did not come as a surprise to the industry.

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The Dutch transport sector is advancing digitization with the help of IoT

Posted on October 22, 2018

Compared with the transport sectors in other countries, and with other vertical segments in the Netherlands, the Dutch transport sector is probably one of the strongest when it comes to its appetite for Internet of Things (IoT) solutions and its willingness to invest.

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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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