Last week we spent a day with Atos top executives during their 2013 Analyst Event at their headquarter in Bezons, France. Thierry Breton and his Senior Management Team presented their roadmap until 2016. By 2016, Atos wants to be a truly global tier-1 provider and THE European leader for both global IT solutions and payment solutions (under the Worldline brand). Considering this [...]
SAP enters a completely new development phase in its history. That became again clear during analyst briefing for PAC at the SAP EMEA database and technology partner event in Barcelona as well as TechED in the USA end of October 2013. The marketing of SAP during the recent quarters has been focused completely on Hana. Today, Hana is recognized as [...]
One of the key reasons for the move to Cloud-based IT services is support. Cloud services promise to make life easier and more flexible for the end user organisation, in part because someone else (the service provider) has to worry about keeping things running, with quality being assured through the need for the supplier to meet defined service level agreements, [...]
Judging by the number of visitors to the Cloud Expo Europe event held in London recently, the market’s interest in adopting Cloud as means of meeting their IT needs continues to grow. On the first day, the queue before the doors opened stretched the full length of the Kensington Olympia site along the Hammersmith Road. What struck one in walking [...]
By Phil Hassey, Founder of CapioIT Final details are being confirmed today (Feb 6th, 2013) for Dell Computer to be taken private. It is a news-making deal that summarises the problems of legacy PC-based technology and the unrelenting glare of quarterly numbers from Wall St. Clearly Dell, the company, and Michael Dell, its founder, have taken a pragmatic approach to [...]
According to a record number of participants who took this year’s analyst value survey the firms that have become more influential this year are Gartner, Ovum, Forrester, HfS Research, Pierre Audoin Consultants, IDC and Frost and Sullivan.
Last week, PAC spent a day in Atos’ headquarters in Bezons, France, to get an update on Atos’ Managed Services offerings, performance and strategy. The Managed Services business line is by far the biggest service line within Atos. With the acquisition of Siemens IT Solutions and Services, Atos has clearly become one of the global leaders for Managed Services. After [...]
PAC spent time last week speaking with HCL’s senior management about its business and prospects, particularly in Europe. HCL is one of the biggest India-based IT services providers, but some way behind the “big four” (including Cognizant). What’s notable is that it’s taking share: the fastest growing IT service provider of Europe’s Top 30 over the last two years. Notably, [...]
Want to use an Automated Teller Machine (ATM) in small towns and villages of India? They should soon be much easier to find, thanks to new guidelines from RBI (India’s central bank) to allow non-bank entities to own and operate ‘White Label ATM’ (WLA) networks in rural and semi-urban areas. Under the new guidelines, prospective applicants having a minimum net [...]
The semiconductor industry in India received a boost from the Department of Electronics & Information Technology (DeitY). The department has selected Accenture to assess investment proposals from global vendors interested in setting up semiconductor fabs unit in India.