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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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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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Fast-track to software-defined vehicles

Posted on November 18, 2022

PAC and T-Systems are pleased to announce the publication of a new whitepaper, “Fast-track to software-defined vehicles: How can OEMs cross the roadblocks that hamper the development of software-defined vehicles ? ”. In this whitepaper, we aim to assess the current state of the art in the software-defined vehicles market and its ...

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Le software-defined vehicle : le nouveau paradigme du secteur automobile

Posted on November 18, 2022

PAC et T-Systems ont le plaisir d'annoncer la publication d'un nouveau livre blanc, "Fast-track to software-defined vehicles : How can OEMs cross the roadblocks that hamper the development of software-defined vehicles ? ”. Dans ce livre blanc, nous souhaitons évaluer l'état actuel du marché du « software defined vehicle » et ses opportunités.

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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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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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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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