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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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Implementing the OZG: the German public sector is still undergoing fundamental change, offering long-term opportunities for IT providers

Posted on January 26, 2023

With the Online Access Act (Onlinezugangsgesetz, OZG) of 2017, Germany set the goal for public administration to make all public services accessible via online portals from 2022. In 2023, it is obvious that this goal has not been reached, and there is talk about a successor, OZG 2.0, so to speak.

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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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The Advance of Digital Public Services in Europe

Posted on December 1, 2022

The pandemic prompted many industries to focus more on the customer experience. In the retail & wholesale sector, companies used alternative sales channels and developed engaging digital customer experiences to fuel online sales. Once the lockdowns ended, the customer experience (CX) was again at the center of attention for retailers as they ...

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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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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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Posted on July 5, 2022

Mopia Kamdoum and Aline Trautmann were invited to attend this year’s The event is hosted by Bitkom, the industry association for the German information technology and telecommunications sector, and attracts speakers, multinational companies, and mainly European start-ups. The central topic was digitalization and innovation across ...

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The Dutch Central government ramps up its digital transformation agenda, with hit and miss results

Posted on July 5, 2022

The Dutch Central government continues to digitally transform how it operates and sign new deals to deliver better services to citizens. Over the years, billions of Euros have been spent on numerous projects, which has not changed in 2022. However, money spent does not always reflect improvements in services or experiences.

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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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Good intentions, poor implementation - the German government introduces new indicators of economic and social welfare but is still struggling with basic digital public services

Posted on February 1, 2022

On January 26, 2022, the Annual Economic Report for 2022 (Jahreswirtschaftsbericht) was released by the German government. The report lists key economic and financial policy issues and makes predictions of macroeconomic trends in 2022, which makes it a strong planning instrument provided by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and ...

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Dikomm 2021: Kommunale Digitalisierungsstrategien

Posted on November 29, 2021

Die bundesweite Kongressmesse „dikomm – Zukunft Digitale Kommune“ fand in diesem Jahr am 23. und 24. November online statt. Mit einem breit aufgestellten Repertoire an Themen wurde dem kommunalen öffentlichen Dienst die Möglichkeit geboten, sich umfassend über IT-Themen zu informieren. Dabei gewährten die anwesenden Experten wertvolle ...

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The municipality of Tilburg in the Netherlands innovates public service delivery with Salesforce

Posted on October 18, 2021

The municipality of Tilburg in the Netherlands enhances citizen service delivery with Salesforce Service Cloud and Marketing Cloud. The solutions enable the local authority to remotely access data, offer personalized experiences, and launch new services.

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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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Key issues in cyber security for smart cities

Posted on February 28, 2020

Smart cities are still a pretty new approach for cities and their inhabitants and visitors and even the used technologies are cutting edge.

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Öffentliche Verwaltung: Digitalisierung = Kulturwandel

Posted on July 24, 2019

Einerseits möchten sich Behörden dem digitalen Wandel nicht verschließen, andererseits gelten durch den Gesetzgeber andere Rahmenbedingungen. Gleichwohl bieten sich Gestaltungsspielräume. Veränderungen betreffen vor allem die Menschen, die Veränderungen zu vollziehen erfordert einen Kulturwandel, so der Tenor eines Thesenpapiers von ...

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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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