How the Cloud offers everything-as-a-service to companies

Everything-as-a-Service

Computers continue to move centre-stage in our world and it is difficult to remember how we ever managed without them. Indeed, it is obvious that most modern businesses could not function without them. Similarly, many average-sized enterprises would never have become the global corporations they are now without information communication technology (ICT). Such is the ubiquity of ICT these days that it has become all but invisible to us.

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From an ubiquitous IoT to a confident Industrial Internet of Things

Industrial Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) has become normalised within our vocabulary. From the smart home to the connected office, the IoT is quickly becoming ubiquitous for both work and play. But the march of the IoT doesn’t stop there. The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is a force to be reckoned with and according to General Electric will be worth around $60 trillion over the next 15 years.  Continue reading

Aerospace infographic – the digital transformation of the sector in 2017

Aerospace infographic

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

From Blockchain to Artificial Intelligence, Spotify Charts The Future Of Music

Spotify

All rights reserved: La Stampa/Worldcrunch – By Marco Tonelli

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

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

banks

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