The International Paris Air Show has closed its doors for another year, and in 2017 we had the pleasure of attending with CIMPA, our Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) specialist subsidiary. This year’s event was jam-packed and once again demonstrated that new tech solutions are the drivers behind the annual growth in the aerospace sector. Continue reading
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Spotify is constantly and continuously evolving. Take the agreement with Universal that grants exclusive access to its albums to Spotify Premium clients, or Spotify’s exploration of allowing songs to be listened to in hi-fi mode, with the same sound quality as CDs. The near future of the Swedish giant might also be written in the technologies developed by the startups it has acquired so far in 2017 — from the use of blockchain to attribute licensing rights of songs to the implementation of artificial intelligence in the system for searching recommended songs. There is also a new feature that recognizes music through smartphone microphones. Continue reading
So what is RPA?
Robotic Automation Process, or RPA, involves using robot software where the primary aim is to interact with a set of different systems in the same way a human would. These robots are mainly programmed to carry out a number of repetitive tasks that require little complex decision making. RPA solutions have been developed to connect to a company’s internal, or external, interfaces.
With the first flying cars currently being prototyped and the imminent arrival of aviation drones, which will become part of low-cost and fare-cost airlines’ fleets, it is safe to say that air traffic management is brimming with potential for innovation. Continue reading
Compared with online banks that have already started paving the way, traditional banks are lagging behind when it comes down to new ways of working. Several factors, such as an increasingly competitive environment (online banks cropping up left, right and centre, as well as new fintechs and regtechs, for instance), Generation Y arriving on the employment scene and the changing face of today’s customers, are all coming together to make the banking landscape a complex one. Brick and mortar banks are forced to undergo a total transformation. Continue reading
Big Data may well be a familiar phenomenon to some, but that doesn’t make it any easier to apprehend. How can a company exploit this raw data? How can it be organised, examined, structured, and finally, used? Well, one initial solution to these problems would be semantic analysis. Not only is semantic analysis useful in quantitative terms (as a time-saver), it is also effective on a qualitative level (for data organisation). Continue reading
Everyone knows we need to get serious about energy saving. But before we can start cutting our gas and electricity consumption, we need to know how and how much we are consuming. That is the job of smart meters. These devices are being rolled out all over France, and began with the Linky electricity meter in 2015. There are currently found in around 4 million households, with 35 million more set to be equipped by 2021. On top of that, 11 million Gazpar meters are due to be installed by 2022. Continue reading
Digital technology is changing every facet of our lives, from ordering our groceries online, to communicating with customers, and even how we interact with family and friends. Our expectations of technology have never been higher: we assume there will always be a good WiFi signal and that information we receive from our apps will be correct. Continue reading
In today’s world of work, it is simply impossible to avoid knowledge acquisition. For employees, the need for knowledge has become a constant throughout their professional lifetime. Yet employees also have increasingly less time to spend on learning and maintaining their knowledge, skills, and interpersonal skills. Moreover, it is often difficult to get hold of the materials needed for training and practice, either because this is costly or simply unavailable to employers. In this context, simulation can be seen as an alternative worth exploring. But to be beneficial, simulation technology must be used adequately and at the best moment during the learning pathway. Continue reading
Digital technologies can personalise our daily experiences, from the tailored newsfeeds we receive on our smartphones to suggested workouts we get from online personal trainers. The aviation industry is well aware of the potential such technologies hold and is using them to personalise their customers’ travel experience. Continue reading