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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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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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SAP broadens Leonardo as a digital toolset for data-driven applications

Posted on May 18, 2017

On top of its cloud platform, with a broader SAP Leonardo, SAP launches a set of components for the design, development and deployment of digital applications that complement its business applications. Components provide features for big data analytics, machine learning, IoT and blockchain.

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Adobe Summit puts the light on data, analytics and AI to optimize customer experience

Posted on May 11, 2017

Do you know many tech conferences making you think: "oh, I so wish my own customers could come and attend these sessions" ? The Adobe Summit is one of them.

The annual Adobe event took place in London this week, drawing 5,000+ people from 60 countries. And through the core audience and messaging of the event is around marketing, you could ...

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Add ecosystem thinking to your digital transformation strategy!

Posted on April 25, 2017

In early 2015, when the much-hyped term “digital transformation” was still young, PAC defined three stages of digital transformation that the majority of businesses typically go through: digital frontend transformation (stage 1), digitally integrated enterprises (stage 2) and digital ecosystems (stage 3). Since then we have discussed the ...

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Se débarrasser du poids de l’existant pour approcher le SI idéal

Posted on April 13, 2017

Le poids de l'existant. Point n'est besoin d'en dire plus, l'argument est imparable. « Ce que vous me présentez est bien beau, mais c'est bon pour une start-up, alors que chez nous, avec notre existant... » De fait, les systèmes en place sont une réalité, ils ont demandé de l'investissement, en temps, en argent, en compétences et, surtout, ...

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IoT news from the Bosch ConnectedWorld conference

Posted on March 23, 2017

The ConnectedWorld conference, which took place in Berlin from March 15-16, 2017, clearly indicated the direction Bosch will be heading in in the following years. Three subjects will be at the center of undertakings: the connected car and autonomous driving, expansion of the Bosch IoT partner ecosystem and pursuit of its own digital ...

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IoT-News von der Bosch ConnectedWorld

Posted on March 22, 2017

Die ConnectedWorld in Berlin hat deutlich gemacht, wohin die IoT-Reise bei Bosch in den nächsten Jahren gehen wird. Im Zentrum stehen die folgenden drei Themen: Connected Car und autonomes Fahren, der Ausbau des IoT-Partner-Ökosystems und die eigene digitale Transformation.

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BearingPoint: making good progress towards achieving its goal of becoming a €1bn consulting firm!

Posted on March 22, 2017

BearingPoint demonstrates a strong performance and has reaffirmed its ambition to reach the 2020 revenue target of €1 billion. In this regard, inorganic growth will play a more important role than has been the case in the last few years.

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NIIT Technologies bets on customer experience for growth in the digital age

Posted on March 14, 2017

PAC attended the European Analyst Day of NIIT Technologies and discussed the company's growth ambitions, strategy and current developments with its executive team. The key takeaway from the event is the company's prime focus to go an extra mile with their customers, be it on-premise or off-shore.

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Digital twins – a new trend in mass customization enabled by IoT

Posted on February 22, 2017

The Internet of Things (IoT) – aka Industry 4.0 – brings concepts which have been known for quite some time in the high-tech investment goods sector (e.g., aeronautics, process manufacturing) to a more diverse marketplace. The digitization of production processes and the Internet of Things, and the possibility to incorporate a multitude of ...

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Digitale Verwaltung 2025 - Fujitsu wagt einen Ausblick

Posted on February 17, 2017

Mit spannenden Vorträgen und Podiumsdiskussionen lud Fujitsu am 14. und 15. Februar 2017 zum „Jahreskongress Digitale Verwaltung“ nach Berlin. Dabei standen nicht nur IT-Themen im Zentrum, sondern vor allem auch der Kulturwandel im Zuge der Digitalisierung.

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Digitale Verwaltung? - Manch engagiertem IT-Leiter sind nach wie vor die Hände gebunden!

Posted on February 2, 2017

Man könnte meinen, ein Oberbürgermeister würde sich glücklich schätzen, einen IT-Leiter zu haben, der innovative Ideen hat und die Digitalisierung für seine Stadt vorantreiben möchte. Leider ist häufig das Gegenteil der Fall, wie mir der IT-Leiter einer Stadtverwaltung bedauernd berichtete.

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From big data to actionable customer knowledge – still a challenge for most companies

Posted on January 19, 2017

The intelligent use of customer data with the goal to optimize customer experience management and to increase the effectiveness of marketing and sales campaigns is of rising importance – pushed by a new generation of analytics solutions in this field. However, the potential of these advanced big data analytics technologies is far from being ...

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How HPE helps the CFO to get ready for the digital age

Posted on January 13, 2017


Digital technologies are disrupting the business models of companies – and many of these technologies, such as cloud computing, automation and analytics, are also significantly impacting back-office functions, such as the finance department or shared service organizations. 

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Siemens aims for a comprehensive approach to digitalization with MindSphere at its center

Posted on December 16, 2016

At its recent 2016 Innovation Day, Siemens made it clear that the MindSphere IoT platform was at the center of its digitalization efforts. Particularly noteworthy is the fact that Siemens announced the openness and cross-vertical enhancement of the platform.

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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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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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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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Cognizant continues its “digital shopping tour” and acquires Netherlands-based digital agency Mirabeau

Posted on November 30, 2016

Cognizant, a global IT and business process outsourcing services provider, announced this week that it had entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held Mirabeau BV, a digital marketing and customer experience agency located in the Netherlands. Thus the widespread trend of IT services providers and management consultants ...

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Workplace Enablement and Transformation: The Need for Unified Endpoint Management

Posted on November 18, 2016

Businesses are replete with connected devices owned by the enterprise and employees. Smartphones, tablets, PCs and Macs collectively represent a threat and an opportunity for companies.
Managed improperly, connected devices are gaping security holes and even legal liabilities in some cases. If corralled properly for corporate purposes, the ...

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