Protecting the Connected Home: A User’s Guide

It used to be that only geeks loved gadgets, but since ‘Internet-connected’ device, otherwise known as the Internet of Things (IoT) arrived on the scene, the IoT is now embraced by everyone. 2016 really was the year that consumer IoT really took off. Devices like Google Home and Amazon Echo have captured the public’s imagination. According to research, Amazon Echo has sold around 5.1 million units in the two years since launch, and those sales doubled in the years 2015-2016. And the IoT love affair continues as the latest figures from VoiceLabs expect to see 24.5 million unit sales of Amazon Echo and Google Home in 2017.  Continue reading

Infographic: Europeans increasingly more mobile and connected

On March 6 and 7 this year, the walls of the Palais des Congrès were fit to burst with a staggering 13,000 visitors from all corners of the industry, including software companies, data analysis or visualisation specialists, and integrators to name a few. The gathering was in aid of the Big Data congress, an annual event which brings together the entire digital ecosystem over two days. The success of the event goes to show how the industry is growing, at full speed ahead. Continue reading

The Digital Factory: where agility and start-up mentality are the watchwords!

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Often to be found at the heart of the largest companies and organisations, the Digital Factory stands out thanks to its original way of working. Its innovative work organisation methods, including short decision cycles, less hierarchy and more autonomy for teams, stimulate creativity and reduce time to market. The start-up mentality abounds! Continue reading

Digital Factory: IT departments at the heart of digital projects

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The rise of digital technology has resulted in many new positions opening up within a company, from data scientists and UX designers to DevOps engineers and product owners. What better place than the Digital Factory, a workspace dedicated to the industrialisation of digital solutions, for the IT department to take on a more strategic role, becoming a distinguishing feature of this new agile organisation. The time for experimenting is over, it’s now time to produce.

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Insurance: why we shouldn’t be afraid of robots

The insurance sector hasn’t fully capitalised on it yet, but the robotic revolution is happening now and professionals in the market stand to gain from it. To cite a few examples, today we are seeing the automation of more onerous tasks, the emergence of virtual “smart” advisors and humanoid robots to greet us in stores. None of these advanced technologies are here to replace humans, but rather to help us better negotiate the leap towards a higher level of efficiency in customer relations, marketing, and HR. Here are a few key points for getting the best out of the unavoidable context of robotisation.

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