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Evaluez votre maturité numérique !

Posted on July 5, 2014

L’entreprise numérique sera une entreprise étendue, connectée, mobile, agile, "sociale" et intelligente. Aucune entreprise n’échappera à la vague du digital. Celle-ci va conduire l'entreprise à réinventer sa relation et ses interactions avec...

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CenturyLink - From collocation to infrastructure automation

Posted on July 14, 2014

PAC met recently with senior management executives of CenturyLink Technology Solutions (CTS) to understand where the company is heading.

CTS is part of CenturyLink, the third largest telecom provider in the US in terms of lines served, with annual revenue of over $18bn. The company has 55 data centers around the world to manage network, ...

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Global Sis & Digital Agencies – Blurred Lines

Posted on July 9, 2014

Can big global systems integrators and digital design agencies live in harmony under the same roof?

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Securing the Connected Car

Posted on July 9, 2014

The Connected Car presents a huge opportunity for technology vendors. But they neglect issues of security and privacy at their peril.

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Cloud wholesale part II: Software-defined networking, the missing piece in most cloud architectures

Posted on July 8, 2014

In May, I blogged about cloud wholesale and how it had been affecting the cloud landscape. As I realized this was a very important evolution - a bit like Georges Lucas with Star Wars - I decided to make a trilogy out of my first scenario.

In my first blog about cloud wholesale, I mentioned its two key enabling technologies, ...

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How to make the most of SITSI® in sales and business development

Posted on July 7, 2014

Most of you will know SITSI® as PAC's standard research program on the software and IT services markets with detailed market reports, figures, vendor profiles and rankings for 35+ countries.

But do you know that PAC's SITSI® program also contains actionable information that will support sales and business development professionals in their ...

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Planit orbits into Europe

Posted on July 3, 2014

A 500-employee strong independent testing outfit is throwing its weight into the European market.

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French Firms Drill for Business in Norwegian Waters

Posted on July 2, 2014

The first week of July has been strong for French IT services giants Capgemini and Steria in the Norwegian market, both announcing major outsourcing contract wins with the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration (NAV) and Norwegian Post respectively. This recent contract activity builds on a strong 2014 to date for the two firms’ ...

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Skyscape shakes up Government Cloud

Posted on July 1, 2014

Skyscape Cloud Services is emerging as one of the most talked-about cloud providers in the UK, as it aims to become the ”Amazon Web Services for UK Government.”The Farnborough-based company, which provides highly-secure infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) to public sector organisations, has secured contracts including the Cabinet Office, Home ...

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Should I be worried about my privacy?

Posted on July 1, 2014

Balancing the possibilities of big data with concerns over privacy. In our technology-laden world we are enthralled with the possibilities presented by analytics performed on large data sets, commonly known as big data. It's important stuff, which promises previously untapped insights into large and/or complex systems.

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Postal tech transformation will cost €20bn

Posted on June 26, 2014

New research from PAC has found that postal organizations will spend more than €20bn on IT in 2015 worldwide, with a growing proportion going towards projects designed to transform the branch infrastructure and customer-oriented business.

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Amazon Web Services – feared and followed

Posted on June 26, 2014

With annual revenue growing at 55%, AWS is undoubtedly the most disruptive IT provider of the last decade, forcing the established order to overhaul their portfolios.  

 

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Apple, le retour aux sources

Posted on June 19, 2014

Le 2 juin dernier, des millions de fans étaient scotchés devant leurs écrans plus ou moins petits. Fébriles, en attente des « annonces », effets de manche et autres démonstrations. Non il ne s’agissait pas d’un match préliminaire à la coupe du monde de football, ni même du tirage au sort, mais de la Keynote développeur d’Apple !

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Boom Time for Google’s Services Partners

Posted on June 18, 2014

Google is building a large and dynamic partner ecosystem to help its assault on the enterprise sector. Google relies 100% on its channel partners to deploy and integrate its enterprise offerings, as it has no professional services capabilities of its own. Google has 250 security experts, but they are mainly focused on ensuring the resilience ...

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SAP SAPPHIRE: Simplicity is the new black!

Posted on June 16, 2014

“SAP is simple from now on!” promised SAP CEO Bill McDermott in his keynote at last week’s SAPPHIRE in Orlando. While he said that I was sitting right next to a CIO. He smirked and silently replied to me: “Hopefully, but, wasn’t it SAP that invented complexity?” Obviously that wasn’t meant seriously, but we all know that SAP is too complex, ...

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Cyber Security ist in der Chefetage angekommen

Posted on June 13, 2014

Deutsche Firmen und Behörden wappnen sich gegen Cyber-Kriminalität. Hierbei spielen Schwachstellenanalysen eine wesentliche Rolle.

Unternehmen und Behörden wissen um die Wichtigkeit des Themas Cyber Security und dessen potenzielle Auswirkungen auf den Geschäftsbetrieb. Wie die PAC-Studie „Cyber Security – Investitionspläne, Chancen und ...

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Can Vishal Sikka turn around Infosys?

Posted on June 12, 2014

Infosys announced former SAP executive Vishal Sikka is its new CEO and MD. He is the first non-founder and 'outsider' to head the company. PAC takes a quick view of the challenges that he faces in order to take the company forward.

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PwC: The new kid on the block

Posted on June 12, 2014

PwC launched its new digital vision called ‘The world is in beta’ last week and PAC took the opportunity to get an update from PwC Managing partners. The ‘big four’ audit company is re-emerging as a global force in IT services in 2014, some 12 years on from selling its consulting arm to IBM.

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The Snowden effect – one year on

Posted on June 10, 2014

One year on from the original Snowden revelations, what impact has the affair had on the cyber security market? Edward Snowden was able to disclose thousands of documents removed from the NSA, to which he had legitimate access.

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PAC Executive Briefings: Ursula Morgenstern & Joe Hemming, CEO and COO, Atos UK & Ireland

Posted on June 10, 2014

Atos has been in the spotlight in recent weeks having placed itself at the center of a double acquisition tussle over French rivals Bull and Steria. Last week, the company also revealed its first quarter results, and PAC caught up with Ursula Morgenstern and Joe Hemming, the CEO and COO at the company’s operation in the UK and Ireland to get ...

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PAC Executive Briefings: Paul Patterson, Head of Commercial Sector, Fujitsu UK & Ireland

Posted on June 10, 2014

In the last five years, the balance of Fujitsu’s business in the region has gone from close to an 80/20 split between government and commercial business, to a mix of 60/40. The long-term aim is a 50/50 share.

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