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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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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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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GE Digital – exciting times ahead!

Posted on December 17, 2018

GE’s recent announcement to establish a new GE-owned, independently run entity to expand the company’s leadership in the Industrial IoT market and to better serve industrial customers probably did not come as a surprise to the industry.

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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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The IoT Survey

Posted on July 4, 2018

The IoT survey is the first of its kind to evaluate the leading IoT platform providers based on feedback from users worldwide available to participants in English, German, French and Spanish. 

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Your AI Friday - 11000

Posted on June 29, 2018

Welcome to the weekly selection of links compiled by PAC's AI team. This week, we offer you some good reads connected to this new world in the making. Please note that we, the A(I) Team, will take a little break over the summer months and see you back in 2 months – in case we haven't been replaced by AI til then... Enjoy reading!

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EOS – a viable alternative to Ethereum, Hyperledger and IOTA?

Posted on June 12, 2018

This past weekend, the mainnet of EOS, a new cryptocurrency, was officially launched. This is especially remarkable, since the event was preceded by a noteworthy ICO (initial coin offering, during which more than $4 billion in initial investment were raised), a bitter conflict among the community and quite some chaos with respect to ...

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Your AI Friday – 10101

Posted on June 8, 2018

Welcome to the weekly selection of links compiled by PAC's AI team. This week, we'd like to invite you to a little game: Who can define a suitable image for AI? Enjoy reading!

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Hannover Messe: Blockchain is given a supporting role, but offers a convincing performance

Posted on April 26, 2018

Hannover Messe (April 23-27) is the most important showcase for the global manufacturing industry. The trade fair this year has shown that the performance of machines and systems is increasingly determined by IT and software. And for the first time, the use of blockchain in production has played a part, too – even though it was just a minor ...

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Disruption in the German Energy Sector: E.ON and RWE take a major repositioning step

Posted on March 14, 2018

The announcement came as a surprise this Monday: Previously key competitors, E.ON and RWE have agreed that E.ON will acquire RWE's renewables subsidiary Innogy, and the two utilities will exchange large parts of their assets to focus their activities. The €20bn deal will see E.ON concentrate on distribution grid and end-customer focused ...

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European transport industry bets on IoT and AI

Posted on March 6, 2018

Transport incumbents across all sub-segments are investing in technology solutions based on IoT and AI to boost their operational efficiency while improving the customer experience at the same time. PAC recently published several reports on the back of its recent projects in the transport segment and recent engagements with the players on ...

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