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Munich is becoming the IIoT innovation hub

Posted on April 13, 2017

While Berlin has developed a vibrant start-up scene and has become an innovation hub for digital technologies and business models largely in the context of digital customer experience, the Munich area has more recently sta...

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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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Accenture sets out strategy for IoT

Posted on June 10, 2016

Accenture’s IoT progress has been somewhat overshadowed by the noise surrounding its Digital division, with its acquisitions of design agencies and momentum in areas such as advanced analytics.

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HCM-Software: Cloud-basierte Lösungen sind nicht mehr aufzuhalten

Posted on June 10, 2016

Der klassische Softwaremarkt wandelt sich in Richtung Cloud Computing. Anwendungen für Human Capital Management machen da keine Ausnahme. Für immer mehr Firmen stellen HCM-Lösungen as a Service eine Option dar, weil sie ihnen gewichtige Vorteile bieten. Unsere Studie „Innovatives Personalmanagement“ liefert weitere Belege dafür.

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In-memory systems build a bridge between traditional and modern IT architectures

Posted on June 9, 2016

The trend toward the digitalization of business processes also has a direct impact on business IT architectures. Although the main purpose of IT used to be to support business processes, the digitalization of areas such as sales, marketing, and purchasing means that IT is increasingly assuming the role of “enabler”.

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In-Memory-Systeme als Brücke zwischen klassischen und modernen IT-Architekturen

Posted on June 9, 2016

Der Trend zur Digitalisierung von Geschäftsprozessen hat auch direkten Einfluss auf die IT-Architekturen von Unternehmen. War in der Vergangenheit die IT vor allem dazu da, Prozesse zu unterstützen, so fällt ihr durch die Digitalisierung etwa des Vertriebs, des Marketing und des Einkaufs immer mehr die Rolle des „Enablers“ zu.

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Wipro Digital: A new way of working

Posted on June 8, 2016

In May, Wipro Digital - the digital business unit of Indian IT services giant Wipro - held its first analyst day after its launch in 2014. Since my last briefing with them one year ago, Wipro Digital has seen an impressive development.

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Would you entrust your IT to Facebook?

Posted on June 7, 2016

I don’t know about you, but it would never enter my head to entrust my company's data to Facebook. And yet this is what Facebook is about to propose with its Corporate Social Network “Facebook at work".

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Signe des temps, le top 10 des éditeurs en France accueille désormais Salesforce

Posted on June 7, 2016

Le marché français du logiciel a entamé une profonde mutation, et cela se ressent dans le top 10 des acteurs.

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Keynote de Bill McDermott à Sapphire Now 2016 (Orlando) - 2 heures de discours et aucune information majeure

Posted on June 6, 2016

Le 17 mai dernier, Bill McDermott ouvrait l'édition 2016 de la conférence Sapphire Now à Orlando devant 30 000 visiteurs et 300 000 participants en ligne. Le CEO de SAP a commencé son discours en évoquant l'empathie envers les utilisateurs. Il a ainsi admis que l'entreprise n'était pas véritablement à l'écoute de ses clients par le passé, ce ...

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Levitating little girls and cyber expectations

Posted on June 3, 2016

The unexpected often turns out to be pretty much what you expected all along. But before that we are often persuaded that the unreal is, actaully, real.

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