Digital technology, collaboration and sharing: Building the smart community

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Digital platforms for collaboration are changing the way we live and work, a conversation with the authors of the book: “H2H. Human Revolution”.

Digital innovation and collaborative platforms are opportunities to create a new and modern form of human cooperation powered by smart communities. This is the thesis of the book H2H. Human Revolution, written by Gianni Lodi, an engineer, corporate manager and co-founder of EI4Smart, and the architect Gianluca Cristoforetti, responsible for the Map of Italy, a nationwide project of the Istituto Nazionale di Urbanistica (National Urban Planning Institute).  Continue reading

Mapping the Cloud’s agile structure to your company

agile structure

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

Beijing’s ambitious plans for cloud computing

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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

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


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


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

How technology is maturing our relationship with airports


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

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