IoT in France: a need to step up the pace to compete with GAFA

IoT in France

In the future will we all be connected? There is no doubt about the rise of the Internet of Things (IoT): from manufacturing equipment to smart watches, as well as cars and domestic appliances, the number of interactions is growing continually… Where do French companies fit into this much coveted sector? Faced with the major resources implemented by GAFA to keep control of platforms, there are still a number of hands left to play.  Continue reading

How the IoT and smart meters will transform the energy sector

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

Explore the challenges around ubiquitous interactions

ubiquitous interactions

What are the developments that will lead connected devices and the Internet of Things (IoT) into maturity? An analysis of the market and the directions taken by important players in the sector show that the journey towards Gartner’s Plateau of Productivity will go through some consideration, articulated around cross-interactions and interfaces.

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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

Home automation and connected cars: a source of services and tools for insurers

The vast number of start-ups operating in the home automation or connected car domain represent a wealth of opportunities that insurers can take advantage of. Via IoT, they can offer a new approach to insurance.

In a house, each room can host at least one or a few connected objects. For example, the living room may have a smart thermostat to control energy spending. The front door may be lockable via a smartphone. The smoke detector in the kitchen could communicate through text messaging. Or, there could be sensors in the bathroom to monitor water usage. Lastly, a connected box could be installed in a car to decipher driving behaviour and offer advice. Continue reading

Internet of Things and the New World of Multilingual Communication

Internet of Things and the New World of Multilingual Communication

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Translating in the future will require an increase in high-speed services that adjust to the ultra-fast Internet of Things (IoT). The IoT is bound to transform our homes and jobs by connecting all sensor-driven devices with on/off switches to both the Internet and to each other. This in turn will hasten a range of tasks that require translation in the future to keep pace with the transferring data practically in real time to meet client requirements. And that is not all. Continue reading

Artificial intelligence the next ‘big bet’ for online retailers, say bosses

Artificial intelligence the next ‘big bet’ for online retailers, say bosses

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Artificial intelligence is the key to the future of online retail, business bosses have said, providing a crucial way to help shoppers find what they want. Alex Baldock, chief executive of Shop Direct, which runs very.co.uk and Littlewoods, told the Telegraph Festival of Business in London that artificial intelligence was the company’s “big bet”. Continue reading