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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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The digital agenda needs a strong IT ... and IT a digital agenda!

Posted on May 19, 2016

Whether at the Hanover Fair or at CeBIT, the digital transformation sets the agenda. But despite some exemplary companies and initiatives, most companies in Europe are far from a real digital transformation. Despite much talk about “customer experience” across Europe, and subsequently websites being modernized, customer data collected and ...

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Die digitale Agenda braucht eine starke IT ... und die IT eine digitale Agenda!

Posted on May 19, 2016

Ob auf der Hannover Messe oder der CeBIT: Die digitale Transformation bestimmt die Agenda. Aber trotz einiger Vorzeigeunternehmen und -initiativen ist ein Großteil der Unternehmen in Europa von einer echten digitalen Transformation noch weit entfernt. Zwar wird heute überall in Europa von der „Customer Experience“ gesprochen und in der Folge ...

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Atos keeps transforming to sustain its pace of growth

Posted on May 19, 2016

Atos started its amazing analyst event in Boston last month with the traditional “flashback”. The figures are impressive: Within eight years since Thierry Breton and his team joined, Atos will have doubled both its revenue (from € 5.5 billion to € 11.5 billion in 2016) and its margin (from 4.7% to 9%+), while generating a free cash flow of € ...

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BPM in the digital era

Posted on May 18, 2016

The digital transformation currently underway requires businesses to undergo a fundamental change, not only as regards their customer relations – which, more than ever, are the principle focus – but also in terms of their internal processes.

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CIOs assess challenge of legacy-to-digital journey

Posted on May 13, 2016

PAC presented at the CIO Summit Europe event in St Andrews, Scotland this week, and the event was a great opportunity to hear from the horse’s mouth about the extent of the challenge facing technology leaders as they drive the digital transformation of the business.

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BMW the role model for European Identity in the digital age

Posted on May 13, 2016

Germany is rightly credited with producing some of the finest cars in the world. From its headquarters in Munich BMW continues to innovate as part of its goal to produce the best high performance and luxury cars of the future. More than likely these will be electric, fully connected and driverless vehicles. But they will still be BMWs with ...

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The CIO, a 'transmission belt' between digital and big data

Posted on May 12, 2016

The link between digital transformation and big data is clear: data fuels the new digital services and uses, and big data leads to a new way of collecting and exploiting this data. What is less evident is the role of the CIO in this revolution. We see it time and again at our workshops for CIO on digital transformation: their position is not ...

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Intelligentes Netzwerk als Wachstumsmotor - Interview mit Citrix, Teil 2

Posted on May 11, 2016

Citrix hat in den letzten Jahren sein Portfolio nicht nur rund um Virtualisierung und Mobility, sondern auch im Netzwerkumfeld kräftig ausgebaut. Das Unternehmen positioniert sich in diesem Feld heute als End-to-End-Lösungsanbieter und Enabler einer Software-definierten Netzwerk­architektur. Doch wo genau sieht Citrix die Chancen im hart ...

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Hannover Messe Industrie 2016 – Geschäftsmodelle und Wertschöpfungsketten entwickeln sich!

Posted on May 10, 2016

Der Einsatz von IoT und die Entwicklung von entsprechenden Lösungen und Geschäftsmodellen entwickeln sich weiter, sind aber noch immer durch starke Unsicherheit geprägt. Viele Industrieunternehmen wissen und ahnen schon die drastischen Veränderungen, haben für sich selbst aber noch kein schlüssiges künftiges Geschäftsmodell entwickelt oder ...

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MindSphere – Siemens cloud for industry: What is it all about?

Posted on May 9, 2016

After all the announcements Siemens has made over the past year about the “Web of Systems” (which is what Siemens calls its answer to the Internet of Things (IoT)) and “Sinalytics”, the latest announcement of “MindSphere” now seems to round off Siemens’ investments in the field of IoT and analytics.

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CSC Set for Insurance Push after Xchanging Swoop

Posted on May 6, 2016

CSC has wrapped up its protracted $720m takeover of Xchanging and is talking up how the move will put it “at the heart of the insurance industry’s digital transformation.”

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Le DSI, courroie de transmission entre digital et Big Data

Posted on May 3, 2016

Le lien entre transformation digitale et Big Data est évident : la donnée est le carburant des nouveaux services et usages numériques, et le Big Data amène une nouvelle façon de collecter et exploiter cette donnée.

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Hannover Messe 2016 – Die Highlights verschiedener MES-Anbieter

Posted on May 3, 2016

Auch auf der diesjährigen Hannover Messe hatte ich die Gelegenheit, mit einigen Anbietern von Manufacturing Execution Systemen (MES) zu sprechen.

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The times are changing – also for IBM: Blockchain as a proof point

Posted on May 2, 2016
The days are over when IT heavyweights could wait and see what new technology might be most promising and then put resources behind the new concept to end up dominating it. The PC industry was one of the last good examples for IBM. Many PC-like concepts existed before IBM entered the market, set the rules and standards, and made good money ...

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No business strategy without data quality!

Posted on April 28, 2016

Having reliable, good quality information is essential to construct an effective business strategy. All companies that use data to make informed decisions are well aware of this. But, today, it would appear that a major change is taking place: for many organizations, quality data is no longer sought solely to increase operational efficiency ...

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OpenStack Summit Austin – day three – culture, finally!

Posted on April 28, 2016

I started my Austin chronicles by wondering why the OpenStack Summit took place in Austin. On day one I said that diversity was the common link between Austin and OpenStack. During the course of the conference, and after experiencing Austin’s very rich nightlife (yes I’m very devoted to my job!), I concluded that there was another factor: ...

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OpenStack Summit Austin – day two - network

Posted on April 27, 2016

Day two was a very rich day, full of interesting exchanges that led me to the following conclusion: “the network is the computer”.

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OpenStack Summit Austin - day one - diversity

Posted on April 26, 2016

With the rise of OpenStack in cloud architectures, the OpenStack Summit has become a key conference on this subject. Here are my thoughts and experiences from day one.

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AWS changes the cloud game rules – again!

Posted on April 21, 2016

AWS is known as a low-cost, easy to use and consume storage and computing power provider – a typical PaaS company, if not THE PaaS company. However, AWS moves into a direction leaving this exchangeable ground by offering service as a service (SaaS= or process as a service (PaaS) to make the acronym confusion complete.

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Dataviz, synonymous with the Big Data phenomenon or the era of “Visual Culture”

Posted on April 20, 2016

The proliferation of Big Data due to increased customer interactions on websites, blogs and forums, social networks, e-mail and mobiles makes it more and more difficult to use this data, and in particular “interpret data” to anticipate customers’ needs, respond to their requests for information, resolve issues within a reasonable time, ...

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