The transportation sector is always evolving to offer safer, faster, cleaner and more comfortable commutes. The next significant industry shift is at hand, and IoT is leading the charge. The potential of IoT is spurring a wave of smart vehicles and connected infrastructure.
The global smart transportation market could reach $262 billion by 2025, Continue reading “How Is IoT Improving Transportation?”
IoT power use can drain systems. There are some emerging ways to optimize IoT power consumption, though.
One of the greatest barriers to IoT technology is the implementation of sustainable, functional deployment. The multifunctionality of the Internet of Things (IoT) comes at a cost in terms of power. While traditional battery power is the most obvious solution for remote applications, it’s not always economical. Continue reading “Optimizing IoT Power Consumption”
Much of the manufacturing environment is going through a period of significant disruption — and enterprise asset management is no exception.
Unlike asset-intensive industries, in industries such as automotive, machinery, food and beverage, and pharma there has been a greater focus on reactive and autonomous maintenance Continue reading “The Changing Role of Enterprise Maintenance in Manufacturing”
Spar and Eurospar convenience stores in Northern Ireland have introduced a ‘Scan, Pay, Go’ mobile app which allows consumers to check items are in stock before they leave their homes and then self-serve in the shop.
Many larger retailers in the grocery sector Continue reading “EuroSpar & Spar stores introduce ‘Scan, Pay, Go’ app”
New regulations are boosting the sector.
The clouds over Russia’s burgeoning e-commerce sector are swelling, but that is a good thing as cloud services are expanding on the back of new regulations that are feeding an already fast growing business. Continue reading “Russia’s Cloud Service Businesses Are Expanding”
Let’s Focus On :::: Asia is a region of economic extremes.
At one end of the spectrum there is Singapore, an advanced economy with a per capita GDP in 2017 of almost USD53,000, closing in on the United States (USD57,466) and leaving the UK in its dust (USD39,899).
At the other end are the emerging economies of Cambodia and Myanmar, each of whom recorded per capita GDP in 2017 of barely more than USD1,000. The performance of Laos was twice as impressive – all the way up at USD2,159. Continue reading “Productivity Vs. Automation”
Malaysia is looking to collaborate with Japan for the efficient delivery of halal products and services with technology.
Malaysia has been undertaking several digital transformation efforts through the National eCommerce Strategic Roadmap and through the country’s engagements at the international level. Continue reading “Malaysia & Japan Partner for Innovation in Halal Markets”
British Airways, Disney, USA Today and BBC are just some of the brands tapping emotion analytics such as biometrics and facial recognition to lift their marketing game.
Facial recognition, social listening, audio analytics and biometrics scanning are just some of the ways emotion analytics is entering the mainstream.
Broadly speaking, emotion analytics is about better understanding how consumers communicate both verbally and non-verbally Continue reading “10 examples of brands using emotion analytics to ramp up customer engagement”
Reflect while taking action.
With nearly a fifth of the globe’s population on lockdown, many of us have replaced our morning routine of getting ready for the day and then taking public transportation or the car to the office with rolling out of bed and onto the sofa to start work. Those routines and rituals that take us from home to work have changed, as has the content of many executives’ jobs. Operations professionals, for example, normally ensure products move through the line smoothly, but they may now be faced with the prospect of closing several factories while trying to keep another one open. The shape of work itself has been disrupted. And uncertainty about what the future holds is unprecedented. Continue reading “How True Leaders Communicate in a Crisis”
CitiPower, Powercor and United Energy have rolled out the use of Virtual Reality (VR) programs as a training tool for field workers, as part of a six-month pilot to introduce new ways of learning for staff.
VR, commonly used in video-gaming, uses headsets to create realistic, virtual images and sounds. Continue reading “Electricity distributors adopt VR tech for training”
Back to the drawing board… everything we thought we could expect in 2020 has been upended by Covid-19. This has been especially true for the global procurement and supply chain landscape. All the careful plans and strategies for 2020 are being recalibrated as companies try simultaneously to save on costs, drive value, surmount disruption and build agility and resilience. Continue reading “How the pandemic will reshape procurement and supply chain: Revised 2020 outlook”
2020 Analytics & AI Trends
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Reviewing and charting recent developments at the edge and new ownership for IoT corporate verticals.
Partnerships have become a key focus for Vodafone Business’ strategy in recent times, and we have previously covered the company’s partnership with IBM and there is a newer partnership with Google – where Vodafone is moving data processing and storage from its own premises to Google Cloud, and using Google’s real time analysis tools to develop new services for business clients.
In the latest move at the edge Continue reading “More significant movement at the edge”
India has a wealth of engineering talent with ‘jugaad’ – a frugal mindset of solving problems with limited resources, says an observer.
Entrepreneurs and innovators across India have responded quickly to the challenge posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
A host of new innovations, some emerging from start-ups that have been incubated by universities, have appeared in recent weeks. Continue reading “COVID-19 is sparking a new wave of tech innovation in India”
RideFlux engineers try to build a ride-sharing company for the tech-savvy nation
In a workshop that blends a corporate office with a tool-packed garage, around 20 South Koreans are looking to take on the multi-billion-dollar giants of Uber, Tesla and Google parent Alphabet with a self-driving car of their own. Continue reading “South Korea’s self-driving upstarts take on tech giants”
There is often a gap between concerns regarding health care cybersecurity and the underlying software faults that have been a concern for decades.
If there is one lesson to draw from this year’s Boeing 737 Max debacle, it is that software glitches can have catastrophic consequences.
That isn’t exactly a new revelation. There are multiple examples in recent decades of software bugs leading to loss of life and other forms of destruction. Continue reading “Exploring the Roots of Health Care Cybersecurity”
Tropical forests continue to be threatened by rampant agricultural production of key commodities, such as palm oil, sugarcane, and soybean. While these commodities are traded and consumed the world over, the bulk come from just a handful of countries where they are produced. According to FAO data, more than 80% of palm oil in 2016 was produced in just two countries: Indonesia (53%) and Malaysia (29%). And over 80% of soybean was produced in three countries: the United States (35%), Brazil (29%) and Argentina (18%). Meanwhile, almost 40% of the world´s sugarcane was produced by Brazil alone. Continue reading “Is Soy the Next Palm Oil?”
Mark Künnen is a Specialist Market Manager, Clarity 360 EMEA, based in Frankfurt
Clarity 360 ™ – simplified Clarity 360 advantage™. Award Winning Cloud, Procurement & Professional Services.
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Work models are changing in front of us in real-time, and not just in remote ways
For decades, tech advances have changed the way we work, and organisations have adapted. So, why is this time different? Continue reading “Let’s treat ‘digital workers’ as peers”
Shipping and ports have been relatively late entrants to digital change
The coronavirus lockdown has accelerated a digitalisation drive in a global shipping and logistics sector that still routinely delivers many documents by bike messenger in some countries. Continue reading “DP World to join shipping industry’s blockchain platform”
As Covid-19 is entering a new stage in China, omnichannel models are helping to unlock suppressed demand. One of which is JD E-Space – JD’s 50,000 square-meter mega experience store in Southwest China’s Chongqing city. JD E-Space’s claim to fame is that it offers consumers the chance to try virtually everything in the store – from go-karts, to washing machines and more. JD E-Space adopts an omnichannel model, where customers can order online for delivery to their homes or buy online for pick up in store, enabling consumers beyond the Chongqing area to “visit” the store virtually. As all of the products are sold through JD’s retail model, consumers still experience same- and next-day delivery, even if they don’t live near the store. Continue reading “Adjusting to the ‘new normal’ – JD.com rolls out Live Streaming Experimental Shopping”
NASA, most prominent for its many Florida-launched exploits into space, showcased an early version of its first all-electric experimental aircraft, the X-57 Maxwell, on Friday (Nov 8) at its lesser-known aeronautics lab in the California desert.
Continue reading “First Electric Airplane – a NASA work in progress, but it’s becoming a real thing!”
How procurement automation can benefit your business
With the rapid development of new technologies in the last decade, businesses in various fields have taken steps to implement process automation systems into their daily operations. Procurement processes are no exception, including automated Requests for Quotes (RFQs) and vendor contracting activities. Continue reading “Benefits of procurement automation”
Africa Cloud Computing Overview and Market Sizing 2019 report, which shows that the growing adoption of cloud computing in South Africa has democratised IT resources and made technology available that traditionally would have been out of reach of the smaller player. Continue reading “Cloud market in Africa to grow to R23.6 billion by 2023”
Global Healthcare Cloud Computing Market is valued approximately at USD 19.9 billion in 2018 and is anticipated to grow with a growth rate of more than 17.5% over the forecast period 2019-2026. Healthcare Cloud Computing helps organizations to manage, store and process data or information’s from different locations and delivers hosting services over the internet, also provides real -time data collection and improves accessibility to the data. Continue reading “Healthcare Cloud Computing Market 2020 Size, Development Status, Type and Application, Segmentation, Forecast by 2026”
As Covid-19 fundamentally shakes up how we live, learn, socialize and work, the governments across Europe are taking drastic measures to keep citizens safe and healthy. No doubt, the impact of the current situation will be massive on the economy, market sentiments, and uncertainty in spend, including IT spend.
While there is a significant impact on the European cloud market, it is potentially positive! Continue reading “COVID-19 Impact on the European Cloud Market – Time to Shine for Cloud?!”
We asked some of the top digital security experts what precautions they suggest first-time telecommuters should follow.
It’s no longer business as usual for the Business World. Companies large and small are trying to deal with the spreading coronavirus by allowing or advising their employees to work from home, if possible.
While prudent from a public health perspective, this creates a security nightmare for corporate information technology departments Continue reading “New to TeleCommuting? Here Are 8 Rules You Should Follow.”
A new study from Juniper Research has found that total global spend on Digital Twins will reach $12.7 billion (€11.3 billion) by 2021; an increase of 17% from $10.8 billion (€9.6 billion) in 2019. Digital Twins are a digital representation of physical assets that utilise IoT data; enabling use cases such as predictive maintenance when combined with AI. Continue reading “Spend on digital twins to reach $12.7bn by 2021, as solutions offer IoT investment RoI”
The Canadian Centre for Cyber Security thinks it may be about to produce a new form of encryption that it describes as the ‘Holy Grail’ of data encryption.
But while seeing the main cyber-security body of a five-eyes country advocating encryption so strongly is good news, cyber-security experts are less sure about their solution. Continue reading “Canada and the ENCRYPTION ‘Holy Grail’”
Brands can do so by seizing any opportunity to making ‘micro-moments’ count.
There are many things that organizations need to do to drive true customer-centricity and delightful customer experience (CX). And brands need to take both an outside-in and inside-out perspective.
What brands need to do within their organization in terms of Continue reading “Creating customer experiences that Stay ON!”