We often hear people talk about “no-brainers”. Trying to explain this concept to mean an “obvious statement” or something that is a “breeze” doesn’t quite work. A no-brainer is something that is clear-cut. A decision that does not require much thought. Everything speaks for it – or against it. For all the complexity of its implementation, the use of AI applications in banks is a no-brainer. This is because financial institutions have everything that AI applications need: the data, the tasks and the business cases. Nevertheless, as studies show, our instinct tells us to proceed with caution.
adesso acquires about 72 % majority stake in QUANTO AG, an IT company specialising in SAP technology with headquarters in Hameln, Germany. QUANTO’s team of approximately 200 employees will be further boosted by an additional 100 SAP experts from adesso. The two companies will merge to form one of the leading SAP consulting companies in Germany as part of the adesso Group, and will subsequently be ramped up to employ at least 500 people. The QUANTO AG shares are set to transfer in full to adesso SE at the end of 2023.
adesso has acquired 51% of Budapest-based LeanNet, an up-and-coming start-up specialising in cloud-native technologies. This acquisition amplifies adesso’s technology expertise as an IT service provider. Cloud-native technologies are the key to leveraging the benefits of modern cloud computing architectures more efficiently. Significant potential can now be unlocked thanks to rising network bandwidths, boosting demand for such solutions in the economy.
The growth of the IT service provider adesso continues unabated. The company is not only expecting sales to exceed EUR 500 million for the first time this financial year, but will also be welcoming the 5,000th adesso Group employee in November. Averaging some 90 new employees per month, 2020 saw adesso set a new recruitment record in the company’s 23-year history.
adesso has acquired majority interests in three Dutch software development companies to support further growth in the Netherlands and to achieve an advantageous size for adesso-typical IT projects. The companies Blue4IT, Codesquad and Bluefront, which were part of Blue Group IT, are specialized in the development of front-end and back-end software applications for parties such as banks, various multinationals, government institutions and therefore make a perfect match for adesso’s strategy and market access.
The coronavirus pandemic has been sweeping events such as trade fairs and conferences off of calendars all over the world. At the same time, the crisis can be a turning point for companies aiming to enhance their own digitalisation process, as was demonstrated clearly this year by gamescom 2020, the world’s biggest computer and video games trade fair. Rather than cancel the crowd magnet, organisers Koelnmesse and game – the German Games Industry Association moved the entire event online. The technical implementation of the online exhibition was entrusted to adesso and its digital agency ARITHNEA – and the result is a blueprint for the entire trade fair sector in these difficult times.
If your weather app tells you to wear a t-shirt when it’s 28 degrees outside and a scarf when it’s 2 degrees, is that artificial intelligence? If you believe the exuberant offers and heady promises made on the IT market, the answer will have to be yes. At the moment, even a simple set of rules can be hyped as an amazing piece of software from the future. The “AI” stamp grabs the attention of customers and investors, yet all the noise about options and functions has two unpleasant effects: it blocks out news of genuine progress in AI, which sometimes occurs quietly and without any fanfare, and distracts from the capabilities AI applications might provide.
For the first time, adesso has been named among the top three in the IT-AWARDS organised by specialist magazine BigData-Insider, published by Vogel IT-Medien. The silver medal in the Big Data Consulting category went to the IT service provider for its range of services in Data & Analytics. adesso has engaged in the targeted expansion of this business area over the past few years in its effort to meet the rising demand for industry consulting.
adesso Spain, the Spanish subsidiary of IT service provider adesso SE, has been honoured by Salesforce as the Most innovative Partner for small and medium-sized Businesses in Spain. adesso received the award from Salesforce at the Partner Awards Iberia 2020. The awards honour key partners in the Salesforce network and are a way of recognising outstanding performance.
The Bavarian company has opted for the in|sure GovInterface product developed by the adesso insurance solutions software company. As part of the in|sure Ecosphere application landscape, in|sure GovInterface is the IT solution for the processing of individual contracts for statutory reporting to the authorities.