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The impact of Silicon Valley Bank on the European tech sector

Posted on March 16, 2023

PAC observes that with the loss of SVB, many European firms may now find it harder to access large funds, which SVB provided, which are not common within European countries. However, other banks need to take the positives from SVB to engage ...

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Industrial metaverse - from industrial IoT to holistic digital twins of operations (2023 Prediction #10)

Posted on January 31, 2023

The metaverse currently stands for the vision of a digital universe with many different virtual worlds where people can “live” an immersive, real-time experience. To bring this visionary topic down to earth, we have chosen a more basic definition: a holistic virtual environment that allows humans to interact in real time with simulated ...

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Shakeup of the vendor landscape and new initiatives around open-source-based industrial IoT platforms

Posted on January 12, 2023

Open-source-based industrial IoT platforms have a clear focus on leveraging open-source technologies for large-scale IoT deployments across industrial, mobile, and other enterprise-related use cases. As the market for IoT platforms is maturing, we observe that open-source-based industrial IoT becomes a relevant alternative in the market. ...

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Fields of digital innovation: the Internet of Things - IV

Posted on December 19, 2022

Better use of data, a reduction in security risks and error or failure rates, more transparent and resilient supply chains, and improved quality of products and services are among the most frequently mentioned central goals in our survey when it comes to digital innovation strategies. Improved customer experience, security, efficiency, and ...

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The enabling technologies behind digital innovation - II

Posted on December 7, 2022

The role of the cloud

Organizations from all sectors are gearing up for their digital future. And they are doing so by investing massively in data-centric and eco-system-oriented platforms. And most of these developments are taking place in a public cloud. Among the surveyed organizations, no more than 25% does not yet use public cloud ...

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Goals, drivers, and obstacles of digital innovation - I

Posted on November 29, 2022

What makes decision-makers invest in transformation and innovation, even in uncertain times?

The pandemic has highlighted the growing importance of digitalization. Companies with a highly digitized business model were the winners during the crisis, whereas more traditional organizations had to react quickly and had to transform themselves ...

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Connected worker platforms – market evolution and the current vendor landscape

Posted on November 3, 2022

To understand the present, it is always very helpful to have a look at the past. We started to evaluate platforms for connected workers back in 2019 and have adapted the scope of our evaluation over time to keep up with market evolution. The starting point of our evaluation was pretty simple - we asked ourselves: “What does augmented reality ...

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Le numérique, principal moyen d’optimiser les coûts du secteur des transports

Posted on September 22, 2022

Dans l'ensemble, la pandémie a frappé plus durement le secteur des transports que la plupart des autres secteurs.

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TeamViewer joins forces with Siemens to realize the industrial metaverse

Posted on August 12, 2022

In late July 2022, TeamViewer held a press event on the topic of “industrial metaverse” at its headquarters in Göppingen, Germany. At the event, TeamViewer announced a new strategic partnership with Siemens Digital Industries Software. The two companies share a joint vision to realize the industrial metaverse. In a first step, the two ...

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Adjusted market scenarios

Posted on May 24, 2022

We have just started publishing adjusted market scenarios, which reflect the current market situation in May 2022. In the end, we maintain our overall growth scenario for 2022 for the time being. However, we have made slight adjustments in some industries and countries, and we will closely monitor the situation and make further adjustments ...

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AR/VR market consolidation and big new visions go hand in hand

Posted on February 22, 2022

In the past, the evolution of markets would happen in sequences, in waves of consolidation and innovation. In today’s high-speed markets, these waves of consolidation and innovation arrive faster and increasingly happen simultaneously. One example in this context is the market for AR/VR solutions.

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Le risque et la volatilité des SPACs dans le numérique mis au grand jour ces dernières semaines

Posted on February 8, 2022

Les SPAC (Special Purpose Acquisition Company), également connus sous le nom de "sociétés à chèque en blanc", ont fortement gagné en popularité ces dernières années.

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PAC INNOVATION RADAR Open Digital Platforms for the Industrial World in Europe 2021: agile and efficient scaling is key

Posted on July 29, 2021

Today PAC published its seven-part PAC INNOVATION RADAR “Open Digital Platforms for the Industrial World in Europe 2021”. It is the broadest analysis of the vendor landscape for open digital platforms for use in industrial contexts. 

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5 key takeaways from Hannover Messe 2021

Posted on April 19, 2021

Hannover Messe Digital Edition 2021 took place from April 12-16, 2021. Here are my personal key takeaways after following many sessions during that week.

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PAC Predictions 2021: Automatisierung in der Smart Factory – mehr Agilität bei der Produktionseffizienz

Posted on January 22, 2021

COVID-19 hat im Bereich Fabrikautomatisierung zu einer völlig neuen Denkweise geführt. Neben der Produktionseffizienz gewinnt Agilität zunehmend an Bedeutung. 2021 werden wir mehr Investitionen in Technologien sehen, die diese Agilität ermöglichen, darunter IoT, KI, Robotik, 5G, AR...

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PAC Predictions 2021: Smart factory automation – more agility around production efficiency

Posted on January 22, 2021

COVID-19 has triggered a shift in mindset in factory automation. In addition to production efficiency, agility is becoming much more relevant. In 2021, this will lead to more investments into agility-enabling technologies...

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PAC Predictions 2021: Neuausrichtung der Lieferketten – von Effizienz hin zu mehr Ausfallsicherheit

Posted on January 20, 2021

Firmen in der Fertigungsindustrie und im Einzelhandel haben in den vergangenen Jahren hart an der Optimierung ihrer Lieferketten gearbeitet. 2020 warf COVID-19 ein Schlaglicht darauf, dass viele globale Lieferketten nur in einer „perfekten Welt“ ohne größere Störungen reibungslos laufen...

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PAC Predictions 2021: Rebalancing supply chains – from efficiency to more resiliency

Posted on January 20, 2021

In 2020, COVID-19 made obvious the fact that many global supply chains only work well in a ‘perfect world’ without major disruption. Companies have come to realize that major external shocks are no longer theoretical; our highly connected and globalized world is much more vulnerable and fragile than many thought. This is why, in 2021, we ...

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Impressions from AWS re:Invent 2020 - Part 1: “the right tool for the right job“

Posted on December 21, 2020

Many things were different this year at AWS’ global customer event. It was extended from one to three weeks, with five key notes and more than 500 technical sessions. And instead of hosting 65,000 attendees onsite in Las Vegas as last year, AWS welcomed over 500,000 registered attendees at their virtual event.

But many things also felt ...

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DevOps, container technology, and cloud-native are shaping the future of industrial platforms and applications

Posted on July 30, 2020

PAC has published the PAC INNOVATION RADAR “Open Digital Platforms for the Industrial World in Europe 2020”. It is the broadest analysis of the vendor landscape around newly emerging topics in the context of digital platforms. PAC evaluated 61 in seven different segments, around specific focus areas.


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The C&SI vendor landscape for digital factory use cases in Germany: a heterogeneous picture ranging from generalists to specialists

Posted on April 20, 2020

teknowlogy | PAC's Digital Factory - C&SI Vendor Landscape in Germany 2020 illustrates that relevant C&SI players range from global to local C&SI players. Three of them are capable of addressing all 36 of our predefined use cases. 

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