SAP HANA as a platform for the SAP Business Suite (‘Suite on HANA’) is a topic with very high relevance for both SAP users and SAP partners. In our new market insight “Evolution of ERP: SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA” we examine: The perception of SAP users and SAP partners considering “Suite on HANA” Opportunities and challenges for users [...]
Accenture has yesterday announced the acquisition of London-based digital marketing and customer experience consultancy Fjord. The acquisition comes roughly half a year after Accenture announced the purchase of digital marketing services provider avVenta Worldwide, indicating Accenture’s strategic push into the digital marketing services space. Fjord specializes in customer experience and user design providing customer engagement services across new digital consumption [...]
The Salesforce.com story demonstrates that the cloud and SaaS solutions can add up to interesting business opportunities for traditional systems integrators. At the “Salesforce Customer Company Tour 2013 – London“ yesterday, 2 May 2013, the presence of a number of large SIs such as Accenture, Capgemini, CSC and Deloitte proved this. During the event I had the chance to quickly [...]
A few days ago, we had the pleasure to spend the morning with Gilles Grapinet and Charles Dehelly, Senior Executive Vice Presidents leading Atos alongside Thierry Breton.
The example of BearingPoint proves that business consulting and software solutions from one source are not necessarily a contradiction, but can very well be a complementary business with benefits for the provider as well as the customer. In April 2013, BearingPoint hosted its first Analyst Event since the BearingPoint EMEA practice became independent through an MBO in 2009. Following the [...]
TCS’s latest financial results (released last week) showed another impressive performance – particularly as some of its peers are showing the strain. Its FY13 revenues were up 14% in USD terms, to $11.6bn, and its final quarter topped $3bn for the first time. We had the opportunity to meet some of TCS’ senior management last week to discuss current business [...]
In February, PAC was analyst partner to the CIO30 DACH – a three-day event gathering 30 CIOs from Germany, Austria and Switzerland. CIOs of companies such as Adidas, Credit Suisse, Danone or Merck participated.
Atos is coordinating an interesting PaaS-related, EU-funded R&D project focused on Cloud interoperability, governance and open standards. “Cloud4SOA” is creating a middleware framework for applications developers wanting to use a PaaS platform that promises Cloud interoperability and PaaS platform independence. The project is soon to get its first beta release. While not many people talk these days about SOA (almost [...]
Après une année 2011 proche de la croissance nulle, l’industrie des Logiciels et Services informatiques finit 2012 dans le rouge et présente une croissance en recul de plus de 1%. L’année fut marquée par un double contexte défavorable, particulièrement tendu sur le renouvellement des prestations existantes soumis à de fortes pressions tarifaires et peu soutenu par le lancement de nouveaux [...]
Sopra qui rachète HR Access, cela mérite les félicitations d’usage. Mais aussi un certain nombre de réflexions sur la nature de ce rapprochement et sur les perspectives d’avenir. Pour un analyste, habitué à réfléchir en termes d’opportunités et de menaces, cette transaction soulève en effet de nombreuses questions. La cession en elle-même de HR Access par le fonds Fidelity n’est [...]