The top 10 IT trends for 2020 - Part 1: Forecast for the European IT services market

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The top 10 IT trends for 2020 - Part 1: Forecast for the European IT services market

Posted on December 18, 2019

The European IT services market maintained its steady growth trend in 2019. Despite the increasingly gloomy economic outlook, the widening scope of digital transformation initiatives across all...

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The top 10 IT trends for 2020 (8) – Trend 7: RPA & automation increasingly integrate AI

Posted on January 24, 2020

First, companies can only automate processes that are well-known, documented, and already working. In many cases, companies need to reengineer their processes before they can apply any kind of automation. They should not take the risk of automating faulty processes and then...

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Die Top 10 IT-Trends für 2020 (8) – Trend 7: RPA und Automatisierung integrieren zunehmend KI

Posted on January 24, 2020

Automatisierung steht bereits weit oben auf der Liste bei IT-Dienstleistern und Anwenderunternehmen, da sie Geschwindigkeit und Qualität verbessert und gleichzeitig eine Vergrößerung der Belegschaft überflüssig macht. Zwei Faktoren bremsen diesen Markt jedoch noch immer aus. Zum einen können die Unternehmen nur...

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The top 10 IT trends for 2020 (7) – Trend 6: AI-empowered business applications

Posted on January 21, 2020

teknowlogy | PAC believes that cloud-based application software providers will go even further by leveraging all their customers’ data to provide both anonymized data sets and preconfigured algorithms to run benchmarks, accelerate calculations, and enhance business processes. In order to do so, vendors will need to...

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Die Top 10 IT-Trends für 2020 (7) – Trend 6: KI-gestützte Geschäftsanwendungen

Posted on January 20, 2020

teknowlogy | PAC ist überzeugt, dass die Anbieter von Cloud-basierter Anwendungssoftware sämtliche Daten ihrer Kunden auswerten werden, um sowohl anonymisierte Datensätze als auch vorkonfigurierte Algorithmen zur Verfügung zu stellen, mit deren Hilfe sich Benchmarks ausführen, Berechnungen beschleunigen und Geschäftsprozesse verbessern ...

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Volkswagen Car.Software: The right move at the right time

Posted on November 22, 2019

Today Volkswagen announced more details with regards to its new internal software division, “Car.Software”. The manufacturer made the first announcement of this kind during its presentation at the IAA in Frankfurt in September and is now following up with more details. As Volkswagen’s plans are becoming more concrete, we thought it was about ...

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CxO priorities, and digital and IoT-related investment trends in the manufacturing industry – insights from various sub-verticals

Posted on October 1, 2019

Manufacturers today are investing in the modernization of their enterprise landscapes (e.g. migrating to SAP S/4HANA), moving their IT infrastructures to the cloud, or implementing data management and analytics solutions. These are all important measures to lay the foundations for the digital transformation of companies’ processes.

But ...

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The role of edge computing in autonomous vehicles

Posted on July 30, 2019

Autonomous vehicles are one of the most hyped topics in car/truck manufacturing, while already being available for campus/factory traffic. In both cases edge computing plays a vital role. For campus or factory traffic, edge capabilities do not necessarily need to be on board of the vehicle, i.e. it can be in the data center of a factory or ...

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BCW 2019: Welcome to the Economy of Things

Posted on May 20, 2019

The key focus of the Bosch Connected World (BCW) conference, which took place in Berlin from May 15-16, 2019, was the constant evolution of IoT – the foundation of which was the spreading and integration of new technologies (sensors, connectivity, software, cloud). One example in this context are IoT platforms, which evolved to a central ...

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Der deutsche Mittelstand rüstet sich für komplexere IoT-Einsatzszenarien

Posted on May 17, 2019

Das Internet der Dinge ist ohne Zweifel eines der wichtigsten Themen der Digitalisierungswelle. Dank neuer Möglichkeiten zur Vernetzung und Datenverarbeitung sowie der Verbreitung von Cloud Computing ist IoT insbesondere für den Mittelstand attraktiv und zugänglich geworden. Das birgt viel Potenzial. Allerdings bekommt der Mittelstand auch ...

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Edge computing – more than a hype?!

Posted on April 2, 2019

Edge computing is often discussed as an attack against cloud computing. In fact, it’s not! Edge computing can support computing tasks which cannot be done in the cloud in an appropriate manner. 

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The Mobile World Congress (MWC) is becoming the “new CeBIT” – MWC19 served as a stage to present many new connected devices and announce what is new around platforms

Posted on March 4, 2019

The Mobile World Congress (MWC) was initiated in 1987 by the GSMA, the global association of the telco industry. It has always been a big hardware show, especially around new smartphones, and of course it still is.

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Industrial companies & IT providers cooperate to enable IoT business cases

Posted on March 4, 2019

Insights from the MWC19: Apart from the omni-present 5G buzzword (see my colleague’s sobering view on this in another blog post), we got to see an increasing trend towards IT companies, industrial companies and niche experts bundling forces to develop real IoT solutions for new business models.

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HPE addresses OT with solutions that help monetize edge data

Posted on January 25, 2019

I recently attended the opening event of HPE’s IoT Innovation Lab in Geneva, Switzerland (which is 1 of 4 global labs), where I had the opportunity to talk to HPE executives and take a closer look at some interesting OT examples showcased in the lab. But, before sharing them with you in this blog post, I would like to present some of my ...

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Les 10 concepts qui feront buzzer l'IT en 2019

Posted on January 16, 2019

2019 sera l’année où l’on se pose les questions fondamentales. Au sens propre, d'ailleurs : quelles sont les fondations nécessaires pour mettre en œuvre de façon pérenne les programmes de transformation numérique ?

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Huawei, a highly relevant IoT provider – in almost all parts of the world

Posted on November 12, 2018

In our view, Huawei and other Chinese ICT providers such as Alibaba will be gaining more and more traction in the European ICT market in the coming years, mostly due to two reasons: the company’s resilience against political risks as well as the economic interests European companies themselves have with regard to China. The first aspect is ...

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The Dutch transport sector is advancing digitization with the help of IoT

Posted on October 22, 2018

Compared with the transport sectors in other countries, and with other vertical segments in the Netherlands, the Dutch transport sector is probably one of the strongest when it comes to its appetite for Internet of Things (IoT) solutions and its willingness to invest.

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Les plateformes IoT en Europe : 12 acteurs "best in class" dans le Radar PAC

Posted on October 8, 2018

PAC vient de publier la plus grande analyse du marché des fournisseurs de plateformes IoT. Le Radar PAC « Les plateformes IoT en Europe 2018 » analyse plus de 120 plateformes, et en évalue 43 d'entre elles dans sept segments différents, afin d’identifier les meilleurs fournisseurs de chaque catégorie dans différents domaines. Sur l'ensemble ...

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Oracle’s six degrees of autonomous computing, and why they matter

Posted on September 27, 2018

At its digital-transformation-focused Impact Event in Liverpool Street in London this week, Oracle outlined what it described as six levels of autonomous computing. Here's why they matter. A lot.

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Hosting innovation and co-creation: IBM’s Watson IoT Center in Munich

Posted on September 18, 2018

PAC recently had the chance to visit IBM's Watson IoT Center in Munich. Discussions quickly revolved around topics like connected objects, artificial intelligence (AI), and smart cities, and took a cross-vertical perspective.

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Why is Munich Re paying $300m for IoT startup Relayr?

Posted on September 7, 2018

Relayr started out as an IoT middleware platform developer back in 2013. Fast forward five years: Relayr expanded its portfolio into IoT analytics and a range of supporting services around its products. Now it is being acquired by the €50bn insurance giant Munich Re for an eye-catching price tag of $300m.

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