PAC Predictions 2021: Unternehmensanwendungen auf dem Weg in die Public Cloud

Posted on January 15, 2021

Was ist von der Public Cloud zu erwarten, wenn es um Unternehmensanwendungen geht? Kurz gesagt: beschleunigtes Wachstum. Die Unternehmen möchten moderne Software-Funktionalität nutzen, um sich auf neue Bedingungen einzustellen. Das heißt, sie müssen in die Implementierung neuer Geschäftsprozesse und die Transformation bestehender Umgebungen ...

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PAC Predictions 2021: Enterprise applications are moving towards the public cloud

Posted on January 15, 2021

What are we to expect from the public cloud when it comes to enterprise applications? In short – accelerated growth. Enterprises want to make use of modern software functionalities in order to adapt to new conditions, which means they have to invest in the establishment of new business processes and the transformation of current ...

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IBM's acquisition of Nordcloud bolsters hybrid credentials in Europe

Posted on January 5, 2021

Fuelled by increased demand as a result of a pandemic and an ongoing shift to hybrid infrastructure, cloud services remained a bright spot in an otherwise troubled market through 2020. In teknowlogy's optimistic market forecasts for 2021 (thankfully the most likely), we can expect to see shoots of growth return to large segments of the ...

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Impressions from AWS re:Invent 2020 - Part 2: the cloud is not enough

Posted on December 21, 2020

 In the first blog post on the AWS re:Invent 2020 we focused on new announcements related to the AWS cloud platform.

But many announcements were related to deployments outside of the cloud, as well as to partners and clients.  

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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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A brief review of SAP’s current strategy

Posted on November 30, 2020

Under the leadership of Christian Klein, SAP has geared its strategy toward greater customer proximity. This is manifested above all in the greater integration of products and the verticalization of solutions. The strong focus on the cloud remains unchanged.


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Why is Salesforce sniffing around Slack?

Posted on November 27, 2020

The biggest rumour doing the rounds this week is that Salesforce is weighing up a takeover approach for Slack, with a price tag likely to top $17bn according to the Wall Street Journal.

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Rackspace Technology acquires German Microsoft Cloud specialist Bright Skies

Posted on November 18, 2020

Bright Skies focuses on Microsoft’s cloud platform and offers consulting, architecture, and development services around data center modernization, cloud managed services, modern work, data, and artificial intelligence.

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Oracle continues to show momentum in the cloud

Posted on November 3, 2020

Oracle continues to show momentum in the cloud, and it recently held a series of online events to present its cloud strategy, whose motto is “The Time Is Now—Recapture Growth with Oracle Fusion Cloud Applications”. During several online sessions, Oracle leaders emphasized their main assets in each application area: ERP & EPM, CX, HCM, and ...

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Impressions from the AWS Transformation Day Online in DACH 2020 Part 2 – Focus Cloud Migration

Posted on October 29, 2020

In the first blog post on the AWS Transformation Day 2020 we focused on the potential benefits of the cloud during the Covid-19 pandemic. As this year’s presentations focused on both, innovation but also large-scale migration we now have a look on migration methodologies and tools highlighted during the AWS Transformation Day.

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Impressions from the AWS Transformation Day Online in DACH 2020 Part 1 - The Value Proposition of the Cloud in view of the Pandemic

Posted on October 28, 2020

The regional AWS Transformation Day has always been focusing on business transformation rather than on technology. Accordingly, the presentations during 2019’s event were dominated by presentations from customers that built “something new” on the AWS cloud, or that made use of innovative cloud services in areas like machine learning or ...

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Sage’s Business Cloud aims to accelerate Digital Transformation

Posted on October 23, 2020

Sage to foster stronger and smarter relationships between users, suppliers, and other stakeholders, for more intelligent workflows through Sage Business Cloud and the Sage Business Cloud Network.

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Kurian maps out Google Cloud’s plans for Europe

Posted on October 9, 2020

Google has set out the next phase of its plans to develop its Cloud business in Europe, with the region emerging as one of its key growth engines so far this year. 

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SAPPHIRE NOW: resilience, profitability, and sustainability in difficult times

Posted on June 16, 2020

The coronavirus crisis forced SAP to hold the SAPPHIRE NOW customer show as a virtual event for the first time. And, as happens with novelties, it started with a failure, the streaming of Christian Klein's keynote did not work. SAP apologized to the many interested listeners who could not dial in and directed them to a video prepared in ...

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Red Hat Summit 2020

Posted on May 1, 2020

This week PAC attended Red Hat’s annual summit 2020. As an online-only event running during the current crisis, the organizers were sensitive to the pressures on the ecosystem, but still highlighted several interesting new capabilities that make IT easier and more consistent across bare metal, public cloud, private cloud and edge. 

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COVID-19 and the push to hybrid cloud

Posted on April 14, 2020

In the last few weeks, all of our lives have been changed by the coronavirus pandemic. This blog considers the impact on the world of work, focusing on how the pandemic is driving increased adoption of hybrid cloud services.

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Covid-19, un événement inédit, un impact conséquent sur le marché IT

Posted on March 30, 2020

La très rapide propagation actuelle du coronavirus et les effets induits sur la vie publique changeant quotidiennement, il est difficile d'évaluer de manière définitive les effets de la crise sur l'économie mondiale et française. Voici une première approximation.

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Quantum-resilient encryption

Posted on March 18, 2020

In 2018, both the USA and the European Union pledged around 1 billion euros in investments for quantum computing, and so many concluded that quantum computing appears to be the new IT frontier. Is it the case? Quantum computing uses quantum proprieties to bypass silicon-based limitations in computing capacities. Calculations are made at ...

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CxO 2019 – Investment Priorities – Cloud Computing

Posted on February 27, 2020

The CxO 2019 survey results reflect a very competitive landscape in which companies are facing many challenges and looking to both cut costs by improving operational efficiency and reach new customers to boost their revenue streams. Overall, the companies are mostly aware of the benefits the cloud can offer in addressing challenges and most ...

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Equinix acquires Packet, adding bare metal servers to the mix

Posted on February 11, 2020

Last month Equinix shared the news that it has acquired Packet, a specialist in bare metal provisioning. This holds the promise of adding remote server provisioning and management to Equinix's platfom, an exciting opportunity that we discuss in this post.

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