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Why scientists, vendors and end users are usually wrong about artificial intelligence

Posted on August 3, 2017

Artificial intelligence can be many things - depending on who you’re talking to. To scientists, AI is a work in progress, with decades of research still required to achieve perfection. To software vendors, AI is an existing and quite amazing...

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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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Die „neue Citrix“: Auf Kurs in Richtung Workspace IoT

Posted on October 18, 2016

Citrix Systems befindet sich nach turbulenten Monaten wieder in ruhigerem Fahrwasser. Dafür spricht nicht nur die deutliche Steigerung bei Umsatz und Gewinn, wie in den letzten Quartalsberichten ausgewiesen. Noch wichtiger, weil nachhaltig: Citrix präsentiert sich (wieder) mit einer klaren, zukunftsgerichteten Strategie rund um den Digital ...

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IoT testing and the quest for a cup of tea

Posted on October 14, 2016

Nothing should stand between an Englishman and his cup of tea – not even the Internet of Things.

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Atos wins £250m BPS deal with Aegon

Posted on October 11, 2016

Atos has secured a landmark 13-year, £250m business process services deal with life and pensions (L&P) provider Aegon.

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Tech Mahindra’s bold acquisitions point to an interesting future

Posted on October 10, 2016

Tech Mahindra is an efficient, go-ahead business that along with its fellow Indian rivals, is slowly challenging the established US hegemony in IT Services. So what is it doing buying up world famous automotive design house Pininfarina? 

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Red Hat Adapting to Cloud-Centric World

Posted on October 10, 2016

Red Hat, like any company or person trying to change, is its greatest competition. The Raleigh, North Carolina-based company has built strong infrastructure subscription, training and consulting businesses based on the Linux operating system primarily.

However, the cloud has given Red Hat the impetus to change despite the fact it’s running ...

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AI and automation – the new ALM battlegrounds

Posted on October 7, 2016

PAC will shortly publish a series of profiles looking at the world’s leading providers of application lifecycle management services and it is fascinating to see how much the market has changed in the last five years.

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Citrix Poised For Bounceback with Microsoft Partnership

Posted on October 5, 2016

Will the leadership changes and a new strategic direction reignite Citrix’s growth prospects?

PAC analysts recently attended the company’s recent event in Santa Clara, California, where senior management talked up its renaissance in the wake of an annus horribilus that was 2015.

Last year, Citrix cut 1,000 jobs, spun off its ‘GoTo’ ...

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Ne l'appelez plus jamais e-commerce !

Posted on October 3, 2016

En plus de l’e-commerce et du m-commerce, il y a aujourd’hui une diversité de moyens de paiement dits « In-Store ».

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L'Intelligence Artificielle n'est pas un buzzword

Posted on October 3, 2016

L’Intelligence Artificielle est une science comme les autres et non l’un de ces mots utilisés à tort et à travers pour faire parler dans les diners mondains.

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Internet exchange points: a key link of the Internet value chain

Posted on September 30, 2016

Digital transformation is the future for many companies and it is a future that is based on the Internet’s long value chain, with all its risks and weaknesses. Interconnection is a crucial but fragile aspect of the Internet because few players have sufficient investment capacity to meet the challenge of supporting the entire digital value ...

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