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Open Stack Summit in Vancouver: maturity and diversity

Posted on May 23, 2018

Maturity and diversity are some of the key promises of the Open Stack Summit in Vancouver, where I arrived on Sunday.

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The software market in Switzerland: key trends and providers

Posted on January 23, 2018

The software market in Switzerland is being transformed by trends such as “as-a-service” offerings as well as the increasing significance of security and analytics. Simultaneously, local software providers are gaining momentum, particularly in the area of banking solutions.  

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Les vendredis de l'IA - 0

Posted on January 19, 2018

Chaque vendredi, retrouvez-nous sur le blog pour notre sélection de liens pertinents dans le monde merveilleux de l'intelligence artificielle.

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Pierre Audoin, fondateur de PAC et pionnier du numérique, nous a quittés…

Posted on January 17, 2018

L’histoire de Pierre Audoin se confond avec celle de l’Informatique… Pourtant rien ne destinait ce diplômé de Sciences Po Paris à une telle aventure… Lorsqu’en 1960, il intègre le BIPE (Bureau d’Informations et de Prévisions Economiques), il acquiert très vite la conviction que L’Electronique et le Traitement de l’Information (le mot ...

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TCS wins biggest-ever deal with US insurer

Posted on January 16, 2018

The mega-deal is dead, long live the mega-deal!

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Predictive maintenance gains momentum as demand among vendors, buyers and VC investors grows

Posted on January 9, 2018

In 2017 we've seen that the scale of IoT initiatives in Europe is increasing and is going beyond the proof of concept stage as enterprises start to see IoT's strategic importance in their future growth. PAC surveyed more than 250 senior decision makers of European manufacturers and more than 200 senior decision makers of European transport ...

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New PAC RADAR series: "Leading Suppliers of SaaS Implementation and Integration Services in Europe"

Posted on December 20, 2017

For its brandnew PAC RADAR series on SaaS implementation and integration services in Europe, PAC has evaluated the leading providers of SaaS-related services in Europe in a total of nine different PAC RADAR reports; the focus has been put on C&SI services for the major SaaS platforms with the most established ecosystems of services and ...

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And the winner is… Thales Group (at least so far…)

Posted on December 19, 2017

Last week, we explained the rationale behind Atos’ “friendly” offer to acquire Gemalto. Unfortunately for Atos, their proposal was rejected and less than a week later, Gemalto’s shareholders gave green light to the company’s acquisition by the Thales Group – a French defense and technology giant. The discussions have been ongoing at least ...

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The long and winding road that leads to Digital Transformation

Posted on December 18, 2017

2017 was inescapably the year of Digital Transformation - since it featured heavily at every conference we’ve attended, formed part of many vendor briefings, and appeared in almost every article we read. Judging from of the wall-to-wall vendor focus on Digital Transformation as a key marketing theme, you could be forgiven for thinking that ...

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Laurent Alexandre VS Olivier Ezratty : la bataille de l’IA n’a pas eu lieu !

Posted on December 15, 2017

Lors du Startup Contest lundi 11 décembre à Bobino, la « battle » entre Laurent Alexandre et Olivier Ezratty était très attendue. D’un côté le Dr Alexandre, de loin le plus médiatique des deux belligérants, adepte des phrases provocantes sur l’intelligence artificielle, mais dont le dogmatisme empêche souvent toute réflexion constructive sur ...

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Can IoT drive digital transformation in European transport?

Posted on December 14, 2017

Thanks to fierce competition and high operating costs, European transport operators are under tremendous pressure to evolve. The collapse of Monarch Airlines and AirBerlin shows how serious the challenges are that the transport sector faces. 

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Atos with Gemalto: on its way to become a full digital services provider

Posted on December 13, 2017

Atos, who ranks in our Top 10 for IT services company globally, announced it had issued a formal proposal to acquire Gemalto, an European leader in digital security. Such a deal between a historical security chip maker and an IT service company might seem unusual, but we think Atos could be inventing a new breed of digital service provider here.

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Tendances 2018 : plus d'intelligence et d'automatisation

Posted on December 5, 2017

Le numérique reste un sujet prédominant dans le programme des DSI pour l'année à venir. Ce concept a déjà fait couler beaucoup d'encre et suscité de nombreuses discussions. Bon nombre d'entreprises ont déjà lancé des projets et augmenté leur budget numérisation de manière significative. Pourtant, il est clair qu'il reste encore beaucoup à ...

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Huawei – a hidden force in European cloud

Posted on December 5, 2017

Some weeks back PAC attended Huawei’s Eco-connect Europe 2017 event, and although the company’s expertise spans many interesting areas including 5G and IoT, this author’s interest was squarely on their cloud activity.  The big picture in Europe is truly impressive – the company is aiming to rival the hyperscalers in some markets, and all ...

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The Trends of 2018: Our Predictions

Posted on December 1, 2017
Digitalization will remain the dominant issue on the CIO agenda for the coming year. Even though much has already been said and written about it, even though most companies have started projects and many have greatly increased their digitalization budgets, it is clear that, for most companies and organizations, the majority of the work still ...

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Take advantage of artificial intelligence: a necessary demystification

Posted on November 27, 2017

It is hard to miss artificial intelligence in 2017: it has been mentioned in all the last fairs about new technologies and even had its own successful exhibitions in London (2016 and 2017) and Paris (2017). AI is also the new marketing asset of big companies and start-ups, even if it is sometimes to wrap up an empty shell.

 

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L’IT contextuelle tire fortement la croissance du marché !

Posted on November 22, 2017

Le modèle traditionnel de l’IT a fait son temps. C'est ce que nous expliquions en début d'année, et les chiffres que nous venons de publier confirment bien qu’au-delà d’un angle vertical et/ou métier, l’approche doit se faire selon un « contexte » donné qui est centré sur l’usage et peut donc déborder des schémas classiques. Nous avons ...

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Dreamforce: Details enrich the Salesforce platform in various respects

Posted on November 20, 2017

At its annual Dreamforce mega event in San Francisco, Salesforce presented a number of enrichments and expansions for the various components of its cloud platform. This includes Einstein Analytics as well as the integration of its solutions.

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Forum parlementaire de l’IA : des idées, et après ?

Posted on November 17, 2017
Ce mardi 14 novembre s’est tenu le premier forum parlementaire de l’intelligence artificielle (IA) à la Maison de la Chimie à Paris. Et le succès était visible avant même le début des débats : l’amphithéâtre étant bien trop petit pour faire tenir les 600 personnes présentes à l’évènement. Tout le monde a quand même pu assister aux discussions ...

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TechEd: SAP works out details of Leonardo

Posted on November 17, 2017

At its tech conference in Barcelona, SAP demonstrated the progress it had made on its SAP Leonardo strategy. This includes additions to machine learning features and the availability of ABAP as a programming language for SAP Cloud Platform.

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SAP as a prism

Posted on November 16, 2017

SAP unveiled its new face at TechED Barcelona in November 2017.

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