Fujitsu further accelerating its strong retail capability with GK Software acquisition

Posted on March 10, 2023

PAC considers that this acquisition allows Fujitsu to accelerate its existing retail capabilities, improve its digital retail experiences, and leverage its AI and HPC (high-performance computing) to further elevate the GK Software acquisition. It indicates that Fujitsu continues to value its established retail credibility and seeks to keep ...

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From edge to cloud, why orchestration and management are critical for success (2023 Prediction #2)

Posted on January 19, 2023

As industries continue to expand how they instrument physical locations through IoT and operational technology (OT) to provide richer data insight into their operations, it became apparent that latency and connectivity from the edge of an organization to the cloud can cause data processing inefficiencies. This drove the need for a degree of ...

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Cloud usage optimization / optimized expense management / FinOps - an essential step to managing multi and hybrid clouds at scale (2023 Prediction #1)

Posted on January 18, 2023

Despite the global economic issues, PAC continues to see significant growth year-on-year (YoY) for public cloud services as organizations transition gradually to hybrid and multi-cloud operating models. In all its forms, cloud computing is seen as a catalyst for business innovation as applications are modified or rearchitected entirely when ...

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The complexity of managing assets across the supply chain and the role of ServiceNow

Posted on October 3, 2022

It is well understood that supply chains do not handle uncertainty and unpredictability well. Therefore, PAC considers the announcements by ServiceNow mentioned in this article, as part of the Tokyo release, as having the potential to optimise the complex nature of an organization's supply chain.

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Le marché des logiciels en France poursuit sa transformation vers le cloud

Posted on September 30, 2022

Le marché des applications en France fait cohabiter deux familles d’applicatifs : les applicatifs disponibles sur étagère, et les applicatifs développés spécifiquement pour répondre à un besoin métier.

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IaaS/PaaS en France : Un marché diversifié et en forte croissance

Posted on June 10, 2022

A près de +20%/an, le marché du cloud dans son ensemble a affiché, ces dernières années, une croissance très dynamique. Les dépenses liées au cloud devraient ainsi représenter, pour la première fois en 2022, plus de 50% du marché SITS (Software & Services IT) en France. En effet, la récente crise du COVID-19, et les changements de ...

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Le marché IT au rythme du «harder, better, faster, stronger» digital

Posted on June 2, 2022

Après un rebond significatif en 2021 avec une croissance de +6,5% succédant à « l’année noire » liée au covid, le marché des logiciels et services numériques en France continue sur sa lancée : notre dernière mise à jour table sur une croissance de +7,4% en 2022.

Plus que jamais, le numérique est au cœur des grandes évolutions sociétales et ...

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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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AWS ne manque pas de rappeler son engagement concernant la souveraineté

Posted on April 22, 2022

Face à l’environnement réglementaire complexe (RGPD, NIS, CLOUD Act, etc.) et la conjoncture politique incertaine, exacerbée par la guerre en Ukraine, l’Europe multiplie ses initiatives liées à la souveraineté numérique. Toutefois, le concept reste toujours un peu ambigu et a différentes acceptions, allant du soutien au développement de ...

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Leading ServiceNow service providers ramp up investment to meet demand

Posted on October 1, 2021

Over the past three months at PAC, we have embarked on one of the most ambitious studies into the ServiceNow services ecosystem in Europe, examining the overall capabilities of leading firms in the space, as well as their capacity to deliver value across specific workflows - from core IT and CSM modules, to the rapidly evolving creator ...

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Figure of the day: Importance of SaaS - CxO survey - worldwide

Posted on June 25, 2021

According to PAC's CxO Investment Survey, 91% of respondents worldwide state that SaaS is important for their organizations.

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Figure of the day: SaaS for specific solutions - CxO survey - USA

Posted on June 15, 2021

According to PAC's CxO Investment Survey, 49% of respondents in the USA already use business applications run in a SaaS model.

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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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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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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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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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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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Die Top 10 IT-Trends für 2020 (6) – Trend 5: Anwendungsplattformen der nächsten Generation bieten digitale Innovationen

Posted on January 17, 2020

Cloud-basierte Anwendungsplattformen werden zu Schrittmachern der Software-Industrie. Reine Cloud-Plattformanbieter wie Salesforce, Workday und ServiceNow sind ins Scheinwerferlicht gerückt, und dort werden sie auch bleiben. Die Plattformen der nächsten Generation ermöglichen eine schnelle Bereitstellung von Anwendungen und nutzen dabei die ...

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The top 10 IT trends for 2020 (6) – Trend 5: Next-gen app platforms embrace digital innovation

Posted on January 17, 2020

Cloud-based application platforms are becoming the pacemakers in the software industry. Pure cloud platform providers such as Salesforce, Workday, and ServiceNow have been getting a lot of attention, and this will continue and even intensify. Next-generation platforms allow for fast deployment of applications, taking advantage of the new ...

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The top 10 IT trends for 2020 (5) – Trend 4: Enterprise applications move to the public cloud

Posted on January 15, 2020

Public cloud infrastructure has become commonplace for companies worldwide. What we will see much more in 2020 is customers of enterprise applications using hyperscalers to operate their mission-critical workloads. Google, Microsoft, and Amazon Web Services will partner with vendors of business applications, and more and more system ...

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