AWS Berlin Summit 2018 – What Builders Need!

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AWS Berlin Summit 2018 – What Builders Need!

Posted on June 18, 2018

This year's AWS Berlin Summit took place under the motto "What Builders need". That AWS is particularly appealing to developer communities is not surprising in itself. The target group being addressed was also clearly reflected in the commun...

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Google on the move

Posted on September 13, 2017

On September 12, 2017, Google opened its first data center in Frankfurt, Germany. This is Google's third data center in Europe, which clearly acknowledges again the fact that a globally active cloud computing company cannot survive with US data centers only. Local requirements with respect to data security and data privacy need to be met.

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The Google/SAP partnership may be underestimated

Posted on September 13, 2017

In March of this year, SAP and Google announced a business partnership. Initially, some observers thought that this partnership might mainly focus on SAP's usage of Google's artificial intelligence engine, Tensorflow. However, this was a misinterpretation.

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The Era of DevOps

Posted on September 12, 2017

The DevOps movement was created in 2009 by a Belgian IT consultant, Patrick Debois, and the concept is now widely used across internet, Over the Top (OTT) and gaming companies. Mainstream companies started to embrace DevOps in an attempt to emulate the infrastructure of internet companies and the agility of OTT and gaming companies.

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The problem with anonymous data and GDPR

Posted on September 5, 2017

GDPR is just around the corner. Depending on where they are with preparations CISOs and Privacy Officers will either be starting to relax, or starting to panic.  

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Open Innovation with Open Source

Posted on September 1, 2017

The Open Source movement is fuelling the Open Innovation, a key element of the digital transformation.

 

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L'IA, l'automatisation et la peur du changement

Posted on August 30, 2017

Utiliser des solutions à base d'intelligence artificielle pour automatiser ses processus est une très bonne chose. Mais c'est comme les plats surgelés : "ce n'est pas parce que c'est tout prêt qu'il ne faut rien faire", bien au contraire. L'intelligence artificielle fonctionne comme une enzyme, elle accélère une reaction existante. A chaque ...

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Watch out for Accenture on cyber security

Posted on August 29, 2017

We recently spoke with Floris van den Dool, MD of Accenture Security for Europe, and with Marius von Spreti, who heads the practice in DACH and Eastern Europe.
Cyber security is a key component of Accenture’s overall positioning, which is to support its clients’ perilous journey towards digital transformation.

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Oracle bets on IoT to digitize supply chain and transport

Posted on August 28, 2017
Oracle is one of only a handful of applications players with the potential to get a prominent seat at the IoT table.  The software giant has the opportunity to leverage its scale, the breadth of its portfolio (including its rising cloud business), and its wide partnership network, to push its Oracle IoT Cloud Platform forward.

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Infosys’ Innovation Fabrik (Berlin): a space for fostering collaboration and enabling & accelerating innovation

Posted on August 11, 2017

My colleague Katrin Schleife and I were recently invited to visit Infosys’ new “Innovation Fabrik” in Berlin. The Innovation Fabrik is the first innovation lab of this kind and adds to a number of competence centers around the globe. The focus of the Innovation Fabrik is quite different from that of other centers: it is designed to provide a ...

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HCL is continuing on its growth path in the DACH region

Posted on August 7, 2017

With revenues of $6.7billion and 116,000 employees in 32 countries, HCL is among the top 25 global IT services companies and one of the leading India-centric players. HCL has been a global success story in the IT services market by managing to achieve a profitable revenue growth of 42% for the 2010-2016 period.

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IoT deals in European transport are getting bigger

Posted on August 3, 2017

The transport and logistics sectors are probably some of the strongest when it comes to appetite for IoT solutions and willingness to invest. We can see a growing number of deals being inked lately on the back of IoT solutions and platforms.

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HPE repositions in IoT to focus on Intelligent Edge

Posted on August 3, 2017

The spin-out of the HP Enterprise Services business means that HPE also needs to reposition in the IoT ecosystem. PAC recently caught up with the company's IoT leadership and discussed where their ambitions lie in the post-separation world.

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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 product, ‘not like anything you’ve seen before’. To end users, it’s usually ‘yet-another-technology’, ...

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Accenture drives growth through its Innovation Architecture

Posted on August 3, 2017

Accenture is putting innovation at the core of its business model and has declared “to lead with (applied) innovation in everything we do”. This is manifested in the launch of the Accenture Innovation Architecture, which consists of six parts.

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How SAP Ariba intends to digitize procurement

Posted on July 25, 2017

From June 12-14, 2017, SAP Ariba held its annual conference dedicated to European customers. The conference reunited the entire Ariba ecosystem, customers, partners, press and analysts.

A few novelties were presented and announcements made, such as on the launch of SAP Ariba® Spot Buy capability for European customers with Mercateo as the ...

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SAP Leonardo: lots of potential but still a work in progress

Posted on July 14, 2017
For us, SAP Leonardo is SAP’s approach to a platform that allows for the development and deployment of data-driven applications leveraging technology components such as analytics, IoT, blockchain and machine learning. The promise is for companies to be able to create solutions ranging from edge devices to back end without the need to leave the ...

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Moving the GDPR goal posts

Posted on July 13, 2017

GDPR has been a big wake up call to many businesses. The non-negotiable and permanent nature of the EU regulation means that businesses have been compelled to put far better data management in place to avoid prosecution and fines of up to 4% of annual revenue.

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AWS London Summit 2017: A meeting of the faithful

Posted on July 11, 2017

PAC attended Amazon’s 2017 London Summit last month, an exhilarating event that at times was truly a meeting of the faithful.That description is justified by the real and evident enthusiasm of the attendees, which was several notches up the energy scale from other large events held by other large vendors (usually in the very same hall).

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3 questions à... Claire-Marie de Vulliod : Quels impacts sur le SI ?

Posted on July 11, 2017

3 questions à...
Claire-Marie de Vulliod, Director and Market Leader, HR & HCM solutions

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What to expect from next generation storage?

Posted on July 10, 2017

Storage technology is currently changing in three ways. NVRAM, NVMe, and all-flash arrays optimize bandwidth and latency. On the one hand, hyper-converged infrastructure and software defined storage reduce complexity for IT departments. On the other hand, however, the task of connecting the different storage pieces in different converged ...

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