Hannover Messe: Companies are Getting Ready for the Industrial Internet

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Hannover Messe: Companies are Getting Ready for the Industrial Internet

Posted on May 8, 2017

Hannover Messe is blossoming into a performance show for innovation in the manufacturing segment. The overall signs point towards a holistic Industrial Internet approach which goes beyond a mere focus on manufacturing as re...

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Insurers ink new alliances for innovation push

Posted on February 2, 2017

This week saw another string of initiatives unveiled by European insurance carriers designed to drive innovation through the use of technology.

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Digitale Verwaltung? - Manch engagiertem IT-Leiter sind nach wie vor die Hände gebunden!

Posted on February 2, 2017

Man könnte meinen, ein Oberbürgermeister würde sich glücklich schätzen, einen IT-Leiter zu haben, der innovative Ideen hat und die Digitalisierung für seine Stadt vorantreiben möchte. Leider ist häufig das Gegenteil der Fall, wie mir der IT-Leiter einer Stadtverwaltung bedauernd berichtete.

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The lesson from the ServiceNow ecosystem consolidation

Posted on January 27, 2017

The last 12 months have seen a period of massive consolidation rip through the partner ecosystem of service management and workflow platform vendor ServiceNow.

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Public Cloud für datensensible Kundengruppen? - Microsoft erweitert seine Cloud Deutschland um Office-365-Services

Posted on January 26, 2017

Beim „Grand Opening“ in Berlin präsentierte Microsoft den Start seiner Office 365 Suite aus der Microsoft Cloud Deutschland. Das Besondere: die deutsche Datentreuhand.

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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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How HPE helps the CFO to get ready for the digital age

Posted on January 13, 2017


Digital technologies are disrupting the business models of companies – and many of these technologies, such as cloud computing, automation and analytics, are also significantly impacting back-office functions, such as the finance department or shared service organizations. 

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European businesses open up on data archiving challenge

Posted on January 13, 2017

Keeping on top of escalating data volumes is one of the biggest challenges facing business in 2017 – particularly in those markets with major compliance considerations.

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Atos wins £130m UK hospital deal

Posted on January 5, 2017

Atos has kicked off the year with a £130m, ten-year contract win with University College London Hospital (UCLH).

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Arismore gobbled up by Accenture. Consolidation continues in the Security market.

Posted on December 20, 2016

 Accenture Security announced the acquisition of Arismore, a leading IAM (Identity & Access Mangement) integrator in the French market, for an undisclosed amount.

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Siemens aims for a comprehensive approach to digitalization with MindSphere at its center

Posted on December 16, 2016

At its recent 2016 Innovation Day, Siemens made it clear that the MindSphere IoT platform was at the center of its digitalization efforts. Particularly noteworthy is the fact that Siemens announced the openness and cross-vertical enhancement of the platform.

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Businesses missing a trick with IoT analytics

Posted on December 15, 2016

PAC recently wrapped up our first in-depth study on IoT and the data analytics challenge, and it proved to be a real eye-opener.

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Growth in the double digits: Ranking of the BI service providers in Germany

Posted on December 13, 2016

The vast majority of the services providers for business intelligence were able to substantially grow their revenues in Germany in 2015. However, growth rates vary between 0% and 40%.

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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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HCL appoints new leader to continue digital momentum

Posted on December 8, 2016

It was a strong quarter for HCL whose growth has now moved ahead of its bigger peers such as TCS, Cognizant and Wipro. And the company has a new man tasked with continuing this momentum, with former COO C Vijayakumar stepping up to the CEO position.

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Les IA, une réalité en croissance accélérée

Posted on December 7, 2016

Les IA sont parmi nous. Il y en avait même de toutes sortes rassemblées à Londres en ce début de semaine, à l’occasion de la conférence #AIEurope. Des solutions de reconnaissance de texte, des solutions d’analyse d’images, des algorithmes capables de produire des phrases à consonance humaine (Natural Language Processing). Nous avons ...

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Hitachi looks to Lumada platform for IoT momentum

Posted on December 6, 2016

Hitachi is the latest Japanese technology giant aiming to position itself as a front-runner in the IoT race with its Lumada IoT Platform. PAC recently caught up with Hitachi to understand how it plans to compete in the fragmented IoT market. 

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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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