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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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PAC Predictions 2021: Neuausrichtung der Lieferketten – von Effizienz hin zu mehr Ausfallsicherheit

Posted on January 20, 2021

Firmen in der Fertigungsindustrie und im Einzelhandel haben in den vergangenen Jahren hart an der Optimierung ihrer Lieferketten gearbeitet. 2020 warf COVID-19 ein Schlaglicht darauf, dass viele globale Lieferketten nur in einer „perfekten Welt“ ohne größere Störungen reibungslos laufen...

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PAC Predictions 2021: Rebalancing supply chains – from efficiency to more resiliency

Posted on January 20, 2021

In 2020, COVID-19 made obvious the fact that many global supply chains only work well in a ‘perfect world’ without major disruption. Companies have come to realize that major external shocks are no longer theoretical; our highly connected and globalized world is much more vulnerable and fragile than many thought. This is why, in 2021, we ...

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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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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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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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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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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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