Cyber-sécurité : la France dans le peloton de tête d’un marché atypique

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Cyber-sécurité : la France dans le peloton de tête d’un marché atypique

Posted on October 17, 2019

La France est devenue l’un des pays plus avancés au niveau mondial en cyber-sécurité. D’une part, parce que le numérique est au cœur de la chaîne de valeur de la plupart des entreprises et administrations et que les princi...

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Understanding robotic process automation, artificial intelligence and intelligent automation

Posted on September 26, 2018

Robotic process automation (RPA), artificial intelligence (AI) and intelligent automation (IA) are recurring terms in events, specialized and generalist media since the last three years. There is undoubtedly an increasing hype around these subjects, but some companies and people are using it as buzzwords, without fully understanding it, ...

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Greetings from Cloud Town – Alibaba Computing Conference 2018

Posted on September 26, 2018

Last week PAC attended Alibaba’s huge computing conference in the company’s home town of Hangzhou, China. The event showcased the company's enormous capability to enable international expansion both to and from China, building on robust cloud and increasingly advanced AI capabilities. 

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How AWS plans to strengthen its cloud proposition for manufacturing companies

Posted on September 26, 2018

On September 18, PAC attended the AWS Transformation Day 2018 in Munich. The event was specifically targeted at enterprise customers and aimed to demonstrate how cloud can accelerate companies‘ digital transformation. AWS also used the event to present to visitors from industrial companies its new partner program specially designed for ...

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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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The transformation of cyber security: how to deliver the new cyber security paradigm

Posted on September 25, 2018

Back in the Renaissance, new chances arose from new trade routes and the world started growing together. The same happens today: in our digital era, new opportunities abound, but just as back then, pirates and corsairs are lurking out there to seize those riches. To protect the digital world from those threats, cyber security needs to ...

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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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Adobe's acquisition of Marketo: new evolutions in sight for service providers

Posted on September 21, 2018

When the leader of digital customer experience software buys the most promising company in marketing automation, what does that mean? It means that IT services providers must become serious contenders in marketing expertise and in the marketing office transformation. And they must do it quick, as Adobe confirmed the rumors: it agreed to buy ...

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SoftServe Targets $1bn as it Tackles Innovation Challenge

Posted on September 20, 2018

PAC has written several times about the return to prominence of mid-sized IT services providers, as buyers look for a more agile and personal touch in supporting their digital strategies. 

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Insights from this year's DMEXCO Conference

Posted on September 19, 2018

We were among the 40,000 visitors (10,000 more than last year) that descended on Cologne last week to attend the Digital Marketing Expo & Conference (DMEXCO). The event, which gathers decision-makers from digital business, marketing and innovation, hosted 1,000 exhibitors and 170 start-ups this year. So, judging purely by numbers, the DMEXCO ...

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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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Comtrade Digital Services sets out European growth strategy

Posted on September 18, 2018

Comtrade Digital Services is one of the latest ventures of €300m+ Comtrade Group, which is among the largest technology players in South Eastern Europe. The group's focus is on a wide range of IT services.

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Maternas ÖV-Symposium 2018: Digitalisierung auf Nordrhein-westfälisch

Posted on September 14, 2018

Das 19. ÖV-Symposium des Dortmunder IT-Dienstleisters Materna bot interessante Einblicke in die Digitalisierungsaktivitäten im Land NRW. Aus meiner Sicht positiv: Die Zusammenarbeit zwischen kommunaler und Landesebene funktioniert gut, und auf Bürgerbeteiligung wird Wert gelegt.

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Paris Retail Week illustre la nécessité de penser au-delà de l'omnicanal

Posted on September 11, 2018

La problématique de l’omnicanal est dépassée, il est temps de s’atteler à ce qui vient ensuite, avons-nous écrit dans notre dernier rapport sur le marché du retail en France. C’est un brin provocateur car, comme le montre le salon Paris Retail Week, qui se tient à Paris jusqu’à mercredi soir, l’omnicanal fait encore les beaux jours de ...

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Deloitte increases its focus on AI & Marketing Technology through new acquisition

Posted on September 11, 2018

This week Deloitte announced its acquisition of Magnetic Media’s AI Platform Business, further increasing its focus on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Marketing Technology. Magnetic Media is a 10-year-old ad-tech firm that collects purchase intent information based on browsing habits and forms anonymous profiles used by Machine Learning ...

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Cyber security in healthcare - key issues and trends

Posted on September 11, 2018

Cyber attacks have been on the rise in the past few decades. The reasons are numerous, but they all boil down to the increase in digitalization and the associated massive availability of data, rendering cyber security one of the major issues in today’s digitized world. The number of cyber attacks in the healthcare sector has exponentially ...

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Key cyber security issues in the aerospace & defense industry

Posted on September 11, 2018

The aerospace & defense industry has a very specific business where security plays a key role. Cyber security issues are also very specific, and the level of expectation as regards cyber security is quite often very high.

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Sonata Pushes Platform Approach in Europe

Posted on September 10, 2018

Every company would love to become the Amazon, Uber or airbnb of their industry sector. 

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Multi-Cloud und Cloud Managed Services im Manufacturing-Umfeld - Teil 7/10

Posted on September 10, 2018

In diesem Blog-Beitrag betrachten wir die Zusammenarbeit mit Public-Cloud-Anbietern.

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Virtustream – the cloud for mission-critical enterprise apps

Posted on September 10, 2018

PAC recently attended a briefing with Virtustream, a very interesting company that  occupies a completely unique position within the cloud ecosystem.  PAC is very impressed by the company's niche capabilities, and hopes Virtustream can maintain its focus.

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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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