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Mobile World Congress 2018: Ecosystems at the forefront of innovation

Posted on March 12, 2018

At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona companies felt a greater need for reassurance than for showing off revolutionary new products. While they certainly came to showcase a number of innovations, what they predominantly brought were a variet...

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Holes in smart contracts - Blockchain does not release anyone from the need to be accurate

Posted on March 13, 2018

The security vulnerabilities in smart contracts that have been found in Ethereum environments do not mean that Blockchain per se is insecure, but they do show the importance of an early integration of security into the programming process. 

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Cyber attacks in Germany: cyber warfare continues…

Posted on March 5, 2018

German authorities this week revealed an unprecedented and still running computer attack against some ministries, whose authors are to be found in Russia, according to media reports. While we are all focused on the GDPR, are critical infrastructures in Europe well protected?

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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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Google is using SAP as a tool to get GDPR trust

Posted on November 16, 2017

Google is expanding its presence in enterprises beyond the classic advertising business. Cloud offerings are being pushed and new partnerships (e.g. with Walmart) are moving into focus.

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The Google/SAP partnership may be underestimated

Posted on September 13, 2017

In March of this year, SAP and Google announced a business partnership. Initially, some observers thought that this partnership might mainly focus on SAP's usage of Google's artificial intelligence engine, Tensorflow. However, this was a misinterpretation.

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The problem with anonymous data and GDPR

Posted on September 5, 2017

GDPR is just around the corner. Depending on where they are with preparations CISOs and Privacy Officers will either be starting to relax, or starting to panic.  

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Watch out for Accenture on cyber security

Posted on August 29, 2017

We recently spoke with Floris van den Dool, MD of Accenture Security for Europe, and with Marius von Spreti, who heads the practice in DACH and Eastern Europe.
Cyber security is a key component of Accenture’s overall positioning, which is to support its clients’ perilous journey towards digital transformation.

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Moving the GDPR goal posts

Posted on July 13, 2017

GDPR has been a big wake up call to many businesses. The non-negotiable and permanent nature of the EU regulation means that businesses have been compelled to put far better data management in place to avoid prosecution and fines of up to 4% of annual revenue.

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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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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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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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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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Internet exchange points: a key link of the Internet value chain

Posted on September 30, 2016

Digital transformation is the future for many companies and it is a future that is based on the Internet’s long value chain, with all its risks and weaknesses. Interconnection is a crucial but fragile aspect of the Internet because few players have sufficient investment capacity to meet the challenge of supporting the entire digital value ...

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Ungenutztes Potenzial: Prozesseffizienz steigern mit elektronischen Signaturen

Posted on September 2, 2016

PAC hat im Rahmen einer von DocuSign in Auftrag gegebenen Studie die Rolle der elektronischen Signatur bei der Reduzierung von Papier als Teil von Digitalisierungsinitiativen deutscher Firmen analysiert.

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Would you entrust your IT to Facebook?

Posted on June 7, 2016

I don’t know about you, but it would never enter my head to entrust my company's data to Facebook. And yet this is what Facebook is about to propose with its Corporate Social Network “Facebook at work".

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