Mobile World Congress 2018: Ecosystems at the forefront of innovation

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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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Mobile World Congress 2018 : les écosystèmes à la pointe de l'innovation

Posted on March 6, 2018

Au Mobile World Congress de Barcelone, les entreprises avaient plus besoin de se rassurer que de montrer de nouveaux produits révolutionnaires. Elles sont certes venues présenter quelques innovations, mais elles ont surtout emmené dans leurs valises de nombreux partenaires, petits et grands. Une preuve de plus que personne ne peut être ...

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Cloud Foundry Summit 2017 in Basel, Switzerland, on October 11-12, 2017

Posted on October 12, 2017

Cloud Foundry is one of the liveliest open source projects around today. It provides a comprehensive multi-cloud application platform as a service (PaaS) governed by the Cloud Foundry Foundation. The foundation was established in 2015 as an independent not-for-profit organization. The best-known software piece besides Cloud Foundry is BOSH, ...

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Démystifier l’intelligence artificielle pour en tirer le meilleur parti

Posted on September 21, 2017

Difficile de passer à côté en 2017 : on retrouve l’intelligence artificielle dans tous les derniers salons sur les nouvelles technologies et elle a même eu droit à ses propres événements à Londres (2016) et Paris (2017) avec un succès certain. Elle est aussi le nouvel atout charme des services marketing des grandes entreprises et start-up... ...

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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 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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