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SAP S/4HANA: Relevance issue splits the SAP community

Posted on November 15, 2016

About one year after its introduction, the relevance of S/4HANA is still highly controversial among SAP users in German enterprises.

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Whitman sets out HPE’s new strategy at Discover

Posted on December 2, 2016

PAC attended HPE’s annual Discover event in London this week. CEO and President Meg Whitman was in town to talk customers and partners through what the dramatic changes at the company over the last couple of years mean for its future direction.

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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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Workday adds more analytics to its SaaS applications

Posted on November 24, 2016

The SaaS HCM and financial management solution provider extends its analytics capabilities for Workday and non-Workday data. Users will be enabled to analyze various data sets within the context of their applications.

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Rückblick zum Telekom Dialog in Berlin am 10.-11. November 2016

Posted on November 21, 2016

Unter dem Motto „Digitalisierung.Einfach.Machen“ hatte der Geschäftskundenbereich der Telekom Deutschland zum alljährlichen Kundenevent gebeten. An geschichtsträchtiger Stätte, dem Berliner E-Werk wurde an 2 Tagen über die Chancen und Risiken der Digitalisierung für Unternehmen diskutiert.

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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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Five things we learned at Fujitsu Forum

Posted on November 17, 2016

It is an interesting time for Fujitsu.
The company has hit the headlines in recent weeks over reports over the future of its PC business with a partnership with Lenovo on the cards. Meanwhile, the company is also pushing ahead with an often painful restructuring program designed to improve its positioning in the digital world.

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EXL bets on analytics to digitize operations management

Posted on November 10, 2016

EXL Service started-off as a niche BPO specialist in the US and has expanded its expertise and geographical reach over the years. Now EXL offers operations management with process automation and advanced analytics on top.

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Will more developers fall in love with SAP HANA?

Posted on November 9, 2016

While there can be no doubt that SAP is a leading provider of business application software, this does not apply to the vendor's role as development platform player. The software maker hopes that an extended offering named SAP HANA 2 will resonate with the developer community. 

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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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U.K. Public Cloud Adoption: Infrastructure Investment to Grow With Additional Capacity

Posted on November 8, 2016

It’s tempting to assume infrastructure and operations professionals in the U.K. will clamber over themselves to outsource all sorts of enterprise data given the vast amount of technology infrastructure that will be made available this year.

More infrastructure capacity is coming online as a result of massive data centre buildouts by ...

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NTT DATA Services sets out positioning in Industrial IoT

Posted on November 7, 2016

It has been a year of massive change for Dell, which has seen it snap up EMC for a whopping £43bn and sell its IT services business to NTT DATA for $3bn. The NTT DATA deal closed this week, and PAC recently caught up with executives from NTT DATA Services, formerly Dell Services, to discuss its positioning around IoT.

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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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SAP unlocks new opportunities with Industrial IoT

Posted on November 4, 2016

SAP hasn’t made much noise around IoT so far, at least until it announced joining the "billion dollar IoT club" for which it put aside €2 billion. This sum will be spent over the coming years in pushing its IoT strategy forward and rolling out the set of IoT solutions expecting to boost overall value of its existing business. PAC caught up ...

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IoT in Fertigung und Logistik: Mehr Transparenz, weniger Standzeiten, neue Services

Posted on October 26, 2016
IoT ist in den Branchen Fertigung und Logistik mit großen Hoffnungen belegt. Die infrastrukturellen Voraussetzungen sind indes noch nicht durchweg vorhanden.

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Tech Mahindra: aiming to become a digital innovation service provider to the German market

Posted on October 26, 2016

The clear focus for Tech Mahindra is on digital innovation – that was also showcased at its recent analyst event for the DACH region.

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Wipro Buys Appirio: The Cloud Partner Consolidation Trend Continues

Posted on October 24, 2016

The acquisition of Appirio by Wipro, announced last week, is another example of a move by IT service giants to quickly gain expertise in the fast-growing cloud market by purchasing cloud-specific providers.

Salesforce.com partners like Appirio, which it is was born as, have been snapped up over the past year as the world’s largest tech ...

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Lernen aus Industrie 4.0-Anwendungsfällen

Posted on October 21, 2016

Industrie 4.0 bewegt die deutsche Fertigungs- und Logistikbranche derzeit wie kein zweites Innovationsthema. Doch wie gehen Unternehmen vor, wenn sie Projekte tatsächlich starten und betreiben?

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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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Cloud Collaboration: AWS and VMWare Strike Groundbreaking Partnership

Posted on October 19, 2016

Amazon’s newfound friendship with VMWare opens up the lucrative cloud market for the infrastructure services company by broadening its appeal to companies looking to combine data centre resources with AWS’ public cloud services in ‘hybrid cloud’ scenarios. 

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BearingPoint bets on Digital Ecosystem Management to drive €1bn sales target

Posted on October 18, 2016

PAC recently attended BearingPoint’s Digital Ecosystem Management Summit in London to get some more insight into the strategy behind its "€1bn by 2020" ambition. The key takeaway of the DEM Summit was that BearingPoint bets on Digital Ecosystem Management as its key offering crucial to its growth ambition. DEM is all about helping customers ...

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