In der aktuellen PAC-Studie “IT-Investitionsschwerpunkte in der deutschen Automobilindustrie” wurden die Teilnehmer der Studie unter anderem gefragt, inwiefern die Weiterentwicklung ihrer Produktion in Richtung “Industrie 4.0″ für ihr Unternehmen eine zentrale Rolle spielt. Die Befragung ergab, dass für ca. 40 % der Befragten das Thema „Industrie 4.0“ aktuell eine zentrale oder teilweise zentrale Rolle spielt, was zeigt, dass das Thema an sich [...]
On November 8th 2012, Siemens PLM Software (Siemens) announced the acquisition of LMS, a leading provider of testing and mechatronic simulation solutions, with approx. 1,200 employees worldwide serving over 5,000 manufacturing companies. This acquisition will enable Siemens to provide its customers with the whole range of virtual design, simulation and physical performance testing applications. This will permit them to make [...]
The saga at HP goes on! Following the high-profile departure of Autonomy CEO Mike Lynch announced just a few days ago, HP has already moved on from its earlier position of appointing its Head of Software, Bill Veghte, to run the Autonomy operation. HP has now announced that it is hiring George Kafida of VC firm Silver Lake Partners to [...]
Situation in the commercial sector in the CEE region remains in a wait-and-see mode. With most of the large enterprises in the commercial sector having foreign ownership, local decision making loses power in the face of higher centralization of IT operations at HQ levels, with concrete examples in some of the most lucrative verticals such as Banking and Telecom. The [...]
August 2011 saw some of the UK’s most innovative software companies following the well-worn trail west. Having achieved success, they were snapped up by US giants with deep pockets, who are keen to maintain growth and show innovation to please their shareholders.
Spanish technology leader, Indra, already a major player in the key European and Latin American markets, has vigorously strengthened its position in the Brazilian market with the acquisition of Politec.
It was not at all surprising, but it’s still significant. Today – some 9 months after it was first announced – Microsoft finally made Office 365, its in-Cloud version of Office, fully available across 40 markets. Why is it so significant? For all the talk of Cloud apps and software as a service, most people are still using on-premise or [...]
A few years after the explosion in use of the internet, the French market of CRM software is witnessing a spectacular growth, reaching nearly 8 percent in 2010. In the latest edition of its CRM report, PAC analyses the reasons behind this dynamism and predicts that this growth should stay 3 percentage points higher than the average growth in the applications market till 2014.
The Enterprise Mobility 2011 study brings out some surprising and some not so surprising facts. The survey clearly indicates that mobility has become an essential part of daily business in Germany with nearly 50 percent of the German companies having at least 10 percent in of employees who are regulary mobile – both inside and outside the company. Yet, surprisingly, [...]
With only marginal exceptions, the large and very large IT projects in Central and Eastern Europe depend on politicians’ interest and relationship and much less on available funds.