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Why scientists, vendors and end users are usually wrong about artificial intelligence

Posted on August 3, 2017

Artificial intelligence can be many things - depending on who you’re talking to. To scientists, AI is a work in progress, with decades of research still required to achieve perfection. To software vendors, AI is an existing and quite amazing...

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Vodafone: “a cloud that can” from a company with a plan

Posted on August 15, 2017

PAC recently attended a cloud briefing with Vodafone. Although the brand is most highly visible for its B2C and B2B mobile services, the company’s Vodafone Global Enterprise subsidiary focuses on the overall telecommunications and IT needs of Enterprise and MNC clients.

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AWS London Summit 2017: A meeting of the faithful

Posted on July 11, 2017

PAC attended Amazon’s 2017 London Summit last month, an exhilarating event that at times was truly a meeting of the faithful.That description is justified by the real and evident enthusiasm of the attendees, which was several notches up the energy scale from other large events held by other large vendors (usually in the very same hall).

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What to expect from next generation storage?

Posted on July 10, 2017

Storage technology is currently changing in three ways. NVRAM, NVMe, and all-flash arrays optimize bandwidth and latency. On the one hand, hyper-converged infrastructure and software defined storage reduce complexity for IT departments. On the other hand, however, the task of connecting the different storage pieces in different converged ...

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EY sets out Technology strategy for continued advisory momentum

Posted on June 28, 2017

PAC recently attended the Tech Advisory Summit in New York where EY provided an update on its advisory business and showcased its digital capabilities.

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GE has established a remarkable ecosystem around Predix

Posted on June 27, 2017

GE Digital has positioned its IoT platform Predix at the heart of digital transformation. Via the Predix marketplace, users can take their pick from solutions and apps from more than 700 development partners.  

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Kollaboration und Agilität in der öffentlichen Verwaltung – erfolgversprechende Ansätze auf dem Weg zum digitalen Bürgerservice

Posted on June 26, 2017

Die Liste der Herausforderungen rund um die digitale Verwaltung in Deutschland ist lang und ein Vorankommen dringend erforderlich. Um entsprechende Lösungsansätze zu diskutieren, fand am 20. und 21. Juni 2017 in Berlin der "5. Zukunftskongress Staat und Verwaltung“ statt. Welche Erkenntnisse habe ich mitgenommen?

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Cloud Security

Posted on March 30, 2017

Cloud security is mandatory in our digital world, the foundation of which is in fact the cloud. Security for the cloud is therefore critical, and security from the cloud could be the solution.

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Sage buys its strategic partner Fairsail to push mid-market HCM

Posted on March 6, 2017

Business software vendor Sage has acquired Fairsail, a provider of SaaS solutions for human capital management. Both companies had been strategic partners before. We think that Fairsail as a modern, cloud-based application for HCM fits well into Sage’s portfolio. Fairsail is based on the Salesforce platform, which has become strategic for ...

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Public Cloud für datensensible Kundengruppen? - Microsoft erweitert seine Cloud Deutschland um Office-365-Services

Posted on January 26, 2017

Beim „Grand Opening“ in Berlin präsentierte Microsoft den Start seiner Office 365 Suite aus der Microsoft Cloud Deutschland. Das Besondere: die deutsche Datentreuhand.

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AI, a rapidly growing reality

Posted on December 12, 2016

AI is among us. All sorts of people gathered to attend the #AIEurope conference in London past week. Text recognition solutions, image analysis solutions, algorithms for natural language processing. We also encountered more discrete forms of AI specialized in the high speed processing of masses of unstructured data. AI, eagerly awaited by ...

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Les IA, une réalité en croissance accélérée

Posted on December 7, 2016

Les IA sont parmi nous. Il y en avait même de toutes sortes rassemblées à Londres en ce début de semaine, à l’occasion de la conférence #AIEurope. Des solutions de reconnaissance de texte, des solutions d’analyse d’images, des algorithmes capables de produire des phrases à consonance humaine (Natural Language Processing). Nous avons ...

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Rückblick zum Telekom Dialog in Berlin am 10.-11. November 2016

Posted on November 21, 2016

Unter dem Motto „Digitalisierung.Einfach.Machen“ hatte der Geschäftskundenbereich der Telekom Deutschland zum alljährlichen Kundenevent gebeten. An geschichtsträchtiger Stätte, dem Berliner E-Werk wurde an 2 Tagen über die Chancen und Risiken der Digitalisierung für Unternehmen diskutiert.

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Will more developers fall in love with SAP HANA?

Posted on November 9, 2016

While there can be no doubt that SAP is a leading provider of business application software, this does not apply to the vendor's role as development platform player. The software maker hopes that an extended offering named SAP HANA 2 will resonate with the developer community. 

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CenturyLink Offloads Data Centres: More Telco Divestitures to Come

Posted on November 9, 2016

CenturyLink’s recently-announced decision to sell its data centres in a £1.7-bn transaction is reflective of the telcos struggle to effectively battle with hyperscale providers in the ultracompetitive infrastructure services market.

Monroe, La.-based CenturyLink decided to sell its data centres, including the five it owns in Slough, ...

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U.K. Public Cloud Adoption: Infrastructure Investment to Grow With Additional Capacity

Posted on November 8, 2016

It’s tempting to assume infrastructure and operations professionals in the U.K. will clamber over themselves to outsource all sorts of enterprise data given the vast amount of technology infrastructure that will be made available this year.

More infrastructure capacity is coming online as a result of massive data centre buildouts by ...

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NetSuite: Time to scale up the cloud ERP business truly globally

Posted on October 19, 2016

NetSuite is among the few global players that offer cloud-based ERP. The company has a good chance of growing its business globally. But the future is very much in the hands of the potential new owner, Oracle.

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Cloud Collaboration: AWS and VMWare Strike Groundbreaking Partnership

Posted on October 19, 2016

Amazon’s newfound friendship with VMWare opens up the lucrative cloud market for the infrastructure services company by broadening its appeal to companies looking to combine data centre resources with AWS’ public cloud services in ‘hybrid cloud’ scenarios. 

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Die „neue Citrix“: Auf Kurs in Richtung Workspace IoT

Posted on October 18, 2016

Citrix Systems befindet sich nach turbulenten Monaten wieder in ruhigerem Fahrwasser. Dafür spricht nicht nur die deutliche Steigerung bei Umsatz und Gewinn, wie in den letzten Quartalsberichten ausgewiesen. Noch wichtiger, weil nachhaltig: Citrix präsentiert sich (wieder) mit einer klaren, zukunftsgerichteten Strategie rund um den Digital ...

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Red Hat Adapting to Cloud-Centric World

Posted on October 10, 2016

Red Hat, like any company or person trying to change, is its greatest competition. The Raleigh, North Carolina-based company has built strong infrastructure subscription, training and consulting businesses based on the Linux operating system primarily.

However, the cloud has given Red Hat the impetus to change despite the fact it’s running ...

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Citrix Poised For Bounceback with Microsoft Partnership

Posted on October 5, 2016

Will the leadership changes and a new strategic direction reignite Citrix’s growth prospects?

PAC analysts recently attended the company’s recent event in Santa Clara, California, where senior management talked up its renaissance in the wake of an annus horribilus that was 2015.

Last year, Citrix cut 1,000 jobs, spun off its ‘GoTo’ ...

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