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 [...]
Software AG announced yesterday it has acquired native PaaS vendor LongJump for an undisclosed sum. LongJump is one of the ‘oldest’ PaaS vendors, being on the market since 2003. The company has only 19 employees, yet it boasts a significant list of enterprise clients such as Cisco, AT&T, Nielsen, Deloitte or US Data Corp. LongJump’s cloud application development platform can [...]
Salesforce today announced ‘Salesforce Platform Mobile Services’, its response to the market opportunity around mobile application development. Salesforce Platform Mobile Services should smooth the development of mobile enterprise app creation and comes with support for analytics, secure access control (single-sign on based on Salesforce Identity) and other libraries of tools. As part of the ‘Mobile Services’ offering, Salesforce is rolling [...]
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.
Last week it was announced that Telefonica bought the managed services business of bankrupt network integrator 2e2, taking in roughly 100 staff. The two companies had previously run a joint venture – O2 Unify – which offered network access, kit and related services under a single ICT services model. While the acquisition may have more relevance for the UK, the [...]
Oracle made an unexpected, creative and strategic move yesterday with its purchase of Acme Packet for $1.7bn. Acme Packet is a US-based “global provider of session border control technology:” It facilitates delivery of voice, data and unified communications services and applications over IP networks. Acme is used particularly by telcos but also by large enterprises and service providers such as [...]
Latest thoughts on a European-wide carrier network consolidation, announced last week by France Telecom, Telefonica, Deutsche Telekom and Telecom Italia, might bring up further opportunities for other industries on mainland Europe.
Le M2M est en train de dynamiser le marché des cartes SIM. En effet celui-ci est en pleine croissance avec un nombre de carte qui passera de 4,8 milliards de cartes en 2011 à 6,6 milliards en 2012 selon IMS Research. La carte SIM est aussi un composant de plus en plus important pour le M2M et contribue ainsi à [...]
Do you remember? In 2011, Atos announced its much-noticed “Zero Email” initiative in which Atos’ CEO Thierry Breton compared email pollution of our working environment following the Internet revolution with environmental pollution following the industrial revolution. He affirmed to fight this email pollution: “Our ambition is to be a ‘zero email’ company within three years.” In a briefing call with [...]
The replacement of appointed Police Authorities with elected Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) has had a major impact on the emergency services software and IT services industry. For the last two years, there has been a growing pipeline of opportunities for software and IT services (SITS) providers to engage with police forces, such as those deals signed between Lincolnshire Police [...]