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Welding company ESAB realizes an IoT connected vision

Posted on July 20, 2016

ESAB, a world leader in the production of welding and cutting equipment and consumables, has started a new offering called Weld Cloud. Related services gather data from connected welding equipment to lower oper...

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Oracle is shifting its Cloud ERP strategy with Netsuite bid

Posted on July 29, 2016

Oracle has been developing Cloud ERP on the basis of its Fusion platform, the deal to buy Netsuite is a strong shift in the vendor’s strategy. Not every customer is going to like that.

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Usage-based insurance: How to get access to the required data?

Posted on July 27, 2016

Connected cars promise new business models, as does usage-based insurance (UBI) for the insurance industry. Currently it is still unclear how insurance companies will get access to the required data. What is clear, however, is that OEMs will not offer their help. 

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Olympics D-14 days, Atos is ready!

Posted on July 22, 2016

For those living in Europe, and for all the sports enthusiasts across the globe, we haven’t recovered yet from the Euro soccer hangover and now we have to shift our focus to the Olympics! Yes, Rio 2016 is coming!

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What progress are HPE Services and CSC making on cloud?

Posted on July 19, 2016

Large mergers and acquisitions of technology companies aren’t endeavours for the faint of heart given the complexity and high failure rate. The pending merger of Computer Sciences Corp. (CSC) and HP Enterprise’s services unit, which will create a $26bn IT services behemoth next year, is no different given the size of the players involved and ...

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What if we started by simplifying the basics?



Posted on July 19, 2016

Aren't you fed up of hearing about 'digital transformation' all day long, as if with a snap of the fingers, a miracle could save your business or make the meters explode? Because what are we actually talking about? Black magic, redemption, a magic potion? What if we made a small suggestion. That you are going to have to simplify, simplify, ...

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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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Cloud Week Paris 2016

Posted on July 12, 2016
For French CIOs, DevOps and big data are the main triggers for the adoption of a cloud-based infrastructure. But this is just a beginning…

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The Internet of Things needs to be more than a rabbit now. It needs to be a real subject.

Posted on July 6, 2016

Perhaps you've forgotten - or perhaps you missed it - but the first connected thing was a rabbit. Why a rabbit? That's a question I asked Rafi Haladjian, the creator of the Nabastag, this famous rabbit, a few years ago now. His answer was "to show that absolutely anything could be connected to the Internet. It was a demonstration through the ...

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Le top 10 des ESN retrouve des couleurs

Posted on July 5, 2016

Après une année 2014 en décroissance (-0,3%), le top 10 des ESN sur le marché français est repassé dans une dynamique positive avec une croissance de 1,9%. Toutefois (et comme en 2014), deux des poids lourds américains, IBM et HP, ont encore souffert du transfert d’une partie de leurs activités d’infogérance d’infrastructures vers le cloud. ...

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Changing sourcing strategies in times of digitization

Posted on July 5, 2016
The annual Sourcing Day is a platform for users and providers to discuss the latest trends as well as long-term experience with the sourcing of IT services. PAC was a co-organizer of the event, and in this blog post we would like to share our key findings.

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Brexit Effect: UK Software & IT Services Growth to Relent Given Murkier Market Outlook

Posted on July 4, 2016

The outlook for the United Kingdom’s tech industry and its customers is murkier at best in the wake of the recent majority decision by the country’s electorate to leave the European Union (a.k.a. Brexit). Brexit has given the UK’s business and tech communities reason to wring their hands collectively given the climate of uncertainty that ...

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After Brexit the UK enters the superunknown on data protection

Posted on June 30, 2016

The result of the UK’s divisive referendum came as a shock to me. I knew the vote would be close but until waking up on Friday morning to the news that the UK had actually voted to leave the EU, I was confident that Remain would shade it.  

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How do you manage your digital ecosystem?

Posted on June 30, 2016

As PAC has stressed in various research papers, we believe that there are three distinct stages of digital transformation: 1) digital frontend transformation, focusing on customer experience in the frontend; 2) digital enterprise integration, focusing on integrating frontend and backend systems to provide for an optimized end-to-end customer ...

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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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Microsoft buying LinkedIn: it's about people, data and services

Posted on June 13, 2016

The price Microsoft paid for LinkedIn may be high, but the combination of the services makes good sense for Microsoft, as it instantly becomes a social collaboration & social business mogul.

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Impressions from Dassault Systèmes’ Industry Analyst Meeting 2016: It’s all about “Platform Experience” - and what comes next?

Posted on June 13, 2016

Having had the opportunity to attend Dassault Systèmes’ Industry Analyst Meeting at Dassault Systèmes’ headquarters in Vélizy-Villacoublay near Paris this week, I would like to share some of my impressions of Dassault Systèmes’ major messages at this event.

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