PAC INNOVATION RADAR ServiceNow Services in Europe 2021: A hyper-competitive market anticipating strong growth

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PAC INNOVATION RADAR ServiceNow Services in Europe 2021: A hyper-competitive market anticipating strong growth

Posted on September 15, 2021

For this PAC INNOVATION RADAR PAC evaluates and compares 19 leading ServiceNow service providers in the European market in seven segments focusing on different application areas.

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Software-defined cars at the center of the IAA 2021

Posted on September 13, 2021

Last week, the leading trade fair of the automotive industry, the International Automobile Exhibition (also known as International Mobility Show, IAA), opened its doors to welcome more than 400,000 visitors in Munich, Germany. From September 7th to September 12th, visitors were able to have a look at the newest car models from major OEMs ...

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Accenture acquires Umlaut (part of P3 Group) – the next big move by a global C&SI provider into the German engineering services market

Posted on June 22, 2021

Back in summer 2019, Capgemini announced the acquisition of Altran. This was the first big move we saw from a global consulting & systems integration (C&SI) provider towards becoming a leading player in the German engineering services market. After a “time-out due to Corona” in 2020, the next big step was the acquisition of ESG Mobility, the ...

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Cognizant becomes a digital innovation partner around connected, autonomous, and electric cars for the German automotive industry with ESG Mobility acquisition

Posted on March 26, 2021

This week, Cognizant announced the acquisition of ESG Mobility, a digital automotive engineering R&D provider for connected, autonomous and electric vehicles. The investment will see Cognizant take on over 1000 research and development specialists from Germany-headquartered firm. According to Cognizant, both firms combined will service eight ...

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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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Ready to connect? Consumer expectations towards connected cars

Posted on February 24, 2020

The connected car topic is not a new one – it has occupied the thoughts of automotive manufacturers and suppliers for many years. However, OEMs continue to invest billions into R&D in order to provide vehicle users with a level of value that will influence their choice of brand, their purchasing decisions and eventually, leverage connected ...

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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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