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Munich is becoming the IIoT innovation hub

Posted on April 13, 2017

While Berlin has developed a vibrant start-up scene and has become an innovation hub for digital technologies and business models largely in the context of digital customer experience, the Munich area has more recently sta...

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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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ERP in the digital era - challenges and new beginnings

Posted on March 17, 2017

ERP is one of the most widespread and important IT systems used by companies, representing the backbone of the business. The big trend of digital transformation certainly has an impact on these systems, from a technical, but also from a business point of view.

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SAP introduces its IoT portfolio - is Leonardo a big step forward or rather a big hype?

Posted on March 7, 2017

To answer the question right away – this announcement is neither a big step nor a big hype, it is a logical evolution of what we saw SAP doing in 2016. After the acquisition of the Plat.One IoT platform in the 2nd half of 2016, the announcement of the SAP Leonardo Innovation Portfolio demonstrates the integration of SAP’s existing IoT ...

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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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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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PaaS has become a new battleground for IT vendors

Posted on January 16, 2017

Platform as a service (PaaS) is becoming a hot topic for an increasing number of enterprises. Such platforms help them to transform their existing IT landscapes and to develop and deploy new web-based services and mobile apps. As ‘cloud middleware’ PaaS supports the development, testing and running of applications, as well as the provision ...

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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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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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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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F&A BPS as enablers of innovative strength for companies in the manufacturing industry

Posted on November 4, 2016

CFOs have the chance to significantly contribute to the successful digital transformation of their organization. F&A BPS providers are important enablers to achieve this.

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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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IoT use case from our Innovation Register: How Cargobull connects trailers

Posted on August 23, 2016

Schmitz Cargobull Telematics, an independent subsidiary of trailer company Schmitz Cargobull AG, is currently renewing its “TrailerConnect” telematics portal by means of IoT. It will provide detailed monitoring of status information such as position, cooling temperature, technical state, or coupling status.

 

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Sage pushes Salesforce.com as its strategic development platform

Posted on August 1, 2016

Sage has outlined a strategy to innovate and transform its business solutions towards the cloud. Solutions that are globally available and cloud-based are the cornerstone of this transition. Expanding the market in the U.S. is in the focus of these efforts.

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When machines do nothing for humans

Posted on July 13, 2016

Three quite serious anecdotes remind us that “bugs” are and remain IT’s worst enemy. And they will continue to have an impact on our daily lives.

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You, too, have the power to implement your digital transformation

Posted on June 30, 2016

Benoît Thieulin, who was president of the CNNum from 2013 to 2016, used the occasion of the CXP Group's Digital Forum to share his vision of what digital transformation means to him.

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Why Microsoft is buying the world's biggest 'pro' directory

Posted on June 22, 2016

By paying 'cash' to buy LinkedIn for 26.2 billion dollars, Microsoft has caused quite a surprise. In terms of social networks, the acquisition of LinkedIn is the biggest transaction ever carried out in this sector. Let's just think back and classify a few similar transactions on the basis of the amount involved.

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Ohne professionelles Softwarelizenzmanagement keine digitale Transformation!

Posted on June 17, 2016

Auf der digitalen Agenda der meisten Unternehmen stehen heute die Entwicklung mobiler Apps, die Nutzung moderner Cloud-Dienste oder die Errichtung von Infrastrukturen für das Internet der Dinge. In diesem Zuge werden neue Geschäftsmodelle und auch tiefgreifende Änderungen in Organisation und Führung diskutiert. Doch die Auswirkungen der ...

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SAP Ariba opening up to increase speed of innovation

Posted on June 16, 2016

The European version of the SAP Ariba Live conference took place in Madrid this year, from June 13-15, 2016. Since Ariba was acquired by SAP, innovation to the solution had not seemed to be in the focus. One of the key takeaways of the event is that this has changed recently. Innovation has been the overlaying theme of the series of sessions ...

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How many months will it be before a robot takes your job?

Posted on June 15, 2016

In a study published in October 2014 by Roland Berger relating to France and entitled 'The middle classes facing digital transformation', three figures stand out:

  • 42%: the percentage of professions that risk becoming automated through digitalization.
  • 3 million: the number of jobs that could be destroyed by digitalization by the year ...

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