To make any concept sound exciting we tend to simply put the word smart in front of it. So, we have smart phones, smart energy, smart transport, smart agriculture, and in this article we are going to look at smart cities. But what exactly is a smart city? Continue reading
The German National Security Council has explained how Germany should defend itself against hacker attacks in the future. Clear-cut legislation will help defend against ongoing operations, while counter-attacking the hacker at the same time. Continue reading
Eighteen months after her arrival, Diane Greene is clearly satisfied: “Our business is accelerating, and we have the sector’s highest growth rate,” says Greene, head of Google’s cloud services division. Still a distant third behind Amazon and Microsoft, the search engine company is nonetheless committed to trying to catch up with its competitors. Continue reading
The Cloud offers companies numerous opportunities to save costs and move into new markets. However, the perception remains that it’s complicated to implement Cloud policies and new ecosystems into any business. Continue reading
In a nutshell, the Cloud is a collection of massive computers, sometimes called server farms, that we connect to via the Internet. Where once we saved our files on a desktop computer (the hardware) and ran programmes on that computer’s operating system (the software), Cloud computing means we now just need a device to connect to the internet to carry out an array of applications. Continue reading
By 2019, China wants two or three of its national businesses to dominate the cloud computing sector.
China doesn’t want to be kept away from the rapid development of cloud computing and the explosion of data volume — nor to allow the sector to develop at the detriment of the country’s own businesses. While the sector grew nearly 30% in 2015, the Chinese authorities have just determined a roadmap for the next three years. Continue reading
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.
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
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