On 13 April 2017, the biggest players in the aviation and space sector came together for a press conference to present the market report for 2016. The event was organised by GIFAS (Groupement des Industries Françaises Aéronautiques et Spatiales), and directors of both large companies and smaller associations posted satisfying results for 2016. The past year has been particularly fruitful in terms of revenue, orders and hiring figures. The panel also presented its projections for horizon 2020. Continue reading
The French governmental Road Safety administration is celebrating its 45th birthday this year. Now more than ever before, reducing road related deaths is a major concern for both citizens and local councils alike. Continue reading
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
Although sometimes separate, Big Data and collective intelligence can offer far more than expected when used together. History is better, data is improved, forecasts are made easier, and interpretation is smoother; these two datasets bring a capital gain to any company project that cannot be ignored. Continue reading
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
All rights reserved: The Telegraph – By Cara McGoogan
An autonomous drone that can transport humans will start ferrying passengers around Dubai this summer. The head of Dubai’s transportation agency said that self-flying taxis would start taking people across the city starting from July.
All rights reserved: Les Echos – Anaëlle Grondin /Worldcrunch
2017 will see the rise of ransomware attacks on mobile and connected devices, cyber security experts have warned. Continue reading
Copyright: Süddeutsche Zeitung/Worldcrunch – By Helmut Martin-Jung
Smaller enterprises can’t actually afford supercomputers. The EU wants to change that now. Big Data should not be the privilege of big firms only.