Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is disrupting our jobs – but how?

RPA Robotic Process Automation

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.

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New ways of working – a turning point for traditional banks

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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

Semantic analysis – exposing the value of your company’s data

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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

How the IoT and smart meters will transform the energy sector

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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

How technology is maturing our relationship with airports

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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

Simulation – an innovative solution for acquiring knowledge

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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 enhance customer experience in the aviation industry

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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

Aviation and Space Industry: Conclusive Report and Future Projections

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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