Shaping smart city initiatives – who are the protagonists that need to collaborate to succeed?

Posted on November 7, 2018

If you take a look at the areas brought together by the smart city concept, you inevitably realize that smart cities is a highly interdisciplinary subject. Consequently, in order to get the best possible outcome, it is crucial to create a smart city ecosystem that involves all affected parties. But who are the major parties that want to ...

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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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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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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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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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Key digital transformation requirements and their implications for software providers

Posted on February 5, 2016

Software providers with a focus on digital transformation support are currently confronted with highly dynamic market conditions and have to find appropriate ways to address them. They need to transform themselves in order to support their digitally transforming customers.

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IT challenges in the year ahead

Posted on December 21, 2015

In 2016 we will see IT departments start taking digital transformation seriously. But we expect to see less about disruptive technologies and more on the implementation and convergence of a number of trends from recent years.

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Herausforderungen für die IT in 2016

Posted on December 16, 2015

Das Jahr 2016 steht für die IT-Abteilung ganz im Zeichen der Digitalisierung. Dabei geht es weniger um disruptive Technologien oder völlig neue Themen, sondern um die pragmatische Umsetzung – und das Zusammenwachsen – der Trends der vergangenen Jahre.

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PAC ranks 2nd in Top 10 EMEA Analyst Firm Awards 2016

Posted on October 28, 2015

PAC ranks 2nd in Influencer Relations’ 2016 EMEA Analyst Firm Awards. PAC’s users, mostly providers of high technology solutions and services, rated our research and advisory services very highly. We would like to thank all our customers and supporters for their trust!


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Digital transformation at German airports - current projects and challenges

Posted on September 29, 2015

Digital transformation is a major topic for German airports today. But what are the concrete IT projects that have been or will be undertaken? And what are the major challenges that airport CIO's are faced with when thinking about going digital? Some answers to these questions were given at the Aviation Day 2015, a networking confernce ...

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Consultant daily rates for cloud and big data well above market average

Posted on July 14, 2015

The highest daily rates can currently be achieved with ‘hot topics’ such as cloud, mobility, digital transformation and big data & co. They are well above the average daily rates in Germany, France and the UK. Such were the findings of the recently published PAC IT Services Rates Database for these three countries.

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Berater-Tagessätze für Cloud und Big Data deutlich über Marktdurchschnitt

Posted on July 6, 2015

Mit aktuellen Hot Topics wie Cloud, Mobility, Digitalisierung, Big Data & Co. lassen sich derzeit die höchsten Berater-Tagessätze erzielen. Sie liegen deutlich über dem Durchschnitt der Tagesätze in Deutschland, Frankreich und Großbritannien. Das belegen die kürzlich von PAC veröffentlichten IT-Services-Preisdatenbanken für die drei Länder.

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The ambitious ‘Digital India’ programme takes flight

Posted on July 3, 2015

After its initial announcement in 2014, the Prime Minister of India has finally launched the massive and ambitious ‘Digital India’ programme. It comprises of various initiatives, each targeted to make India a knowledge economy and transform the way that the citizens interact with government services.

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Hitachi: lessons from a “zaibatsu”

Posted on March 20, 2015

Last Tuesday I travelled to Frankfurt to meet Hu Yoshida, the CTO of Hitachi Data System, the IT part of the more than 100 years old Japanese conglomerate. Hitachi is a good example of those industrial conglomerates from Imperial times, or Zaibatsu, which make Japan a global power.

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