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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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CxO priorities, and digital and IoT-related investment trends in the manufacturing industry – insights from various sub-verticals

Posted on October 1, 2019

Manufacturers today are investing in the modernization of their enterprise landscapes (e.g. migrating to SAP S/4HANA), moving their IT infrastructures to the cloud, or implementing data management and analytics solutions. These are all important measures to lay the foundations for the digital transformation of companies’ processes.

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Digital factory use cases: Current maturity levels and expected adoption speed

Posted on September 16, 2019

We typically do not see large-scale digital transformations of entire factories and shop-floor operations. What we rather see are single use cases and PoCs that are tested and implemented in factories. We therefore believe that it is helpful for manufacturers to get an overview of potential use cases in a digital factory that leverage ...

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How Siemens addresses increasing complexity in manufacturing – my key takeaways from the Siemens Media and Analyst Conference 2019

Posted on September 12, 2019

On September 4-6, 2019, the software division of Siemens Digital Industries held its media and analyst conference in Brooklyn, New York. For this event, Siemens invited around 100 analysts and media representatives to give an update on their strategy and achievements. Here are my key takeaways.

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Closing the gap between operations and experience: Insights from the SAP Industries Analyst Base Camp 2019

Posted on August 6, 2019

In July, I joined the 10th SAP Industries Analyst Base Camp in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania. This event is a “must visit” for all analysts covering specific industries, like me focusing on the manufacturing industry. During two half-day sessions, a lot of updates were given on SAP’s go-to-market and portfolio enhancements that are ...

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The role of edge computing in autonomous vehicles

Posted on July 30, 2019

Autonomous vehicles are one of the most hyped topics in car/truck manufacturing, while already being available for campus/factory traffic. In both cases edge computing plays a vital role. For campus or factory traffic, edge capabilities do not necessarily need to be on board of the vehicle, i.e. it can be in the data center of a factory or ...

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GFT pushes into industrial IoT by acquiring Axoom’s team

Posted on July 16, 2019

GFT Technologies SE announced the acquisition of around 90 industrial IoT experts from Axoom – a good reason to take a closer look at what is currently going on at GFT, and to understand their approach to entering the industrial space.

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Our outlook for the manufacturing industry in Germany for 2019

Posted on May 17, 2019

The economic outlook for 2019 for the German manufacturing industry is currently strongly impacted by the uncertainties related to potential trade barriers with the US (driven by the Trump administration) and with the UK (as a result of Brexit). These political uncertainties as well as the slowdown in economic growth in major export markets ...

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La maintenance prédictive est en train de devenir une réalité en Europe

Posted on May 2, 2019

La maintenance est un sujet de première importance pour les industriels depuis très longtemps. Or, les industriels européens sont seulement 4% à trouver qu’ils maîtrisent ce processus parfaitement ; un chiffre frappant de notre étude « Digital industrial revolution with predictive maintenance ».

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Industrial IoT platforms at HMI 2019: AWS and Microsoft are becoming the digital platforms of the German manufacturing backbone

Posted on April 8, 2019

At HMI 2019, two bold announcements of partnership were made in the context of industrial IoT platforms: AWS with VW and BMW with Microsoft. Both partnerships underpin the fact that hyperscalers are increasingly becoming the cloud infrastructure for the backbone of the German manufacturing industry, the automotive sector. The evolution to ...

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Hannover Messe 2019: It’s all about enabling the smart digital factory - #3

Posted on April 8, 2019

Production networks in the cloud are a major topic these days. Major announcements at Hannover Messe came from VW, which announced a collaboration with Siemens (MindSphere) and Amazon Web Services (AWS) or BMW announcing a partnership with Microsoft Azure. And, besides these announcements, we can generally see a rising interest among ...

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Hannover Messe 2019: It's all about enabling the smart digital factory - #2

Posted on April 8, 2019

Clearly among the trending topics in the digital factory is edge computing. Particularly in manufacturing environments with close to real-time requirements for data processing, edge computing solutions will play an increasing role thanks to advantages of low latency, speed and no connectivity costs…

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Hannover Messe 2019: It's all about enabling the smart digital factory - #1

Posted on April 8, 2019

This year’s motto at Hannover Messe was “Integrated Industries – Industrial Intelligence”. With only three days to get an overview of the major trends out there, I tried to focus on what’s happening in particular in the digital factory domain. So, let me share with you my personal highlights related to the digital factory, which are my key ...

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Public cloud in manufacturing - adoption, use cases, and trends

Posted on March 13, 2019

The adoption and usage of public cloud in manufacturing differs by country and also sub-industry. This is because, for example, the adoption rate of public cloud is higher in the UK than the European average and the oil and gas industry has different requirements towards compliance regulations than the automotive industry or a CPG ...

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Seeq looks to build momentum in Europe

Posted on October 30, 2018

The supplier landscape targeting the €92bn European IoT opportunity is large and diverse, and advanced analytics firm Seeq is hoping to cash in.

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Multi-Cloud und Cloud Managed Services im Manufacturing-Umfeld - Teil 10/10

Posted on October 22, 2018

Im letzten Blog-Beitrag zur Studie „Multi-Cloud und Cloud Managed Services im Manufacturing-Umfeld“ geben wir noch einmal Handlungsempfehlungen für Unternehmen der Manufacturing-Branche.

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Multi-Cloud und Cloud Managed Services im Manufacturing-Umfeld - Teil 9/10

Posted on October 8, 2018

Im vorletzten Blog-Beitrag zur Studie „Multi-Cloud und Cloud Managed Services im Manufacturing-Umfeld“ betrachten wir heute die Zusammenarbeit mit externen Dienstleistern.

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SAP drives blockchain use cases in standard applications

Posted on October 2, 2018

PAC recently caught up with SAP on its initiatives in the blockchain area. The company‘s endeavors are aimed at complementing its SAP Leonardo portfolio with Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT) in order to increase both the efficiency and transparency of transaction processes in networks made up of multiple different business partners.

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3D printing: what manufacturing CxOs need to consider now

Posted on September 26, 2018

In PAC’s latest report “3D printing in manufacturing – use cases, maturity and outlook”, PAC provides an overview of the major use cases for 3D printing technologies applied in manufacturing industries. We also make an assessment of the maturity and speed of adoption for various manufacturing sub-segments. The report in particular highlights ...

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Multi-Cloud und Cloud Managed Services im Manufacturing-Umfeld - Teil 8/10

Posted on September 24, 2018

Wir freuen uns, dass Sie nach wie vor unserer Blog-Serie folgen. In diesem Blog-Beitrag betrachten wir die besonderen Herausforderungen einer Multi-Cloud-Architektur.

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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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