Cities are fast becoming the focus for mobility innovation – and rightly so. Mobility is a key determiner of what makes a city liveable and an attractive place to visit. Mobility enables the movement of people, goods, ideas, social interactions and resources – it is fundamental to any city.
By Dr. Ingo Stuermer, Global Engineering Director Autonomous Driving, APTIV.
We’re entering a period of exponential change in business. If enterprises don’t move from legacy technology systems to modernise, automate and innovate they will be swept away by digital rivers. Nobody knows quite where artificial intelligence (AI) will lead us, but we do know that companies must embrace new digital technologies or they will be outperformed by their competitors.
By Scott Dodds, CEO, Ultima.
Whether you are a school, hotel or small business – your reliance on IT will have grown exponentially over the past few years. From staff needing to use PCs and laptops to carry out their day-to-day tasks and keep operations running, to guests, pupils and suppliers all needing their devices to access your network for various reasons. Not only has this put a strain on existing IT network set-ups but has seen the role and expectations of the network administrator change beyond all recognition, in a bid to keep everything running smoothly and securely.
By Thorsten Kurpjuhn, European Market Development Manager, Zyxel.
As digitalisation grasps hold of the oil and gas industry, digital twinning is becoming a widely discussed topic. But for a technology that is the subject of so many conversations, there is still some confusion about what it actually is. Indeed, the definition of a digital twin often depends on who you are talking to.
By Alan Whooley, Subsea Manager, Wood.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) and automation has opened new levels of cost savings and efficiency to businesses worldwide, with the potential of driving the fourth industrial revolution. Automation already revolutionised business processes across the majority of industries, from manufacturing to retail, transport and healthcare.
By Carmine Rimi, AI Product Manager at Canonical - the company behind Ubuntu.
According to Gartner companies are adopting artificial intelligence (AI) at an unprecedented rate. The Stamford firm’s 2019 CIO Survey of more than 3,000 executives in 89 countries found that AI implementation grew 270 percent in the past four years, and 37 percent in the past year alone*. The enterprise AI market will be worth $6.14 billion by 2022. Within the Travel & Tourism sector, on a day-to-day level, AI is seemingly everywhere. From mapping apps and voice assistants to mobile travel apps that make online booking a breeze, the use of AI is pervasive, though most of us probably aren’t aware of its presence.
By Sunil Bannur, Europe business head for travel and digital, Sonata Software.
The frequency with which high-profile data breaches and massive data privacy violations appear in global headlines clearly demonstrates the need to manage information with more stringent security and privacy controls.
By Aaron Rangel, Director Product Management at iManage.
Artificial intelligence (AI) hasn’t always had favourable representation in pop culture. In Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), homicidal supercomputer Hal demonstrated how AI could surpass the intelligence of a human — and for humans, the results weren’t so great. In reality, AI threatens our jobs more than our lives. Here, Graham Smith, head of marketing at Microsoft recruitment partner Curo Talent, explains why IT workers needn’t worry about the AI takeover.
In the world of commerce, AI has grown to become a useful and vital tool. One area of business where AI is having the most immediate effect is sales. Traditionally a skillset that relies on human interaction and persuasion, it is being gradually transformed by technology. According to the 2018 “State of Sales Report” by Salesforce, UK sales leaders anticipate AI adoption in their industry to grow by 155% by 2020.
But how exactly is AI transforming sales? James Isilay, CEO, Cognism, identifies ten key areas where technology will revolutionise the sales process.
In the future, the success factors that will separate winners from losers in an increasingly competitive manufacturing landscape will extend far beyond the ability to manufacture products.
By Terri Hiskey, Vice President Product Marketing, Manufacturing, Epicor Software.
If you prefer not to deal with people when shopping, you’re not alone. Mitel’s recent study of 5,000 consumers around the world uncovered that on average a quarter of consumers never want to deal with a human when shopping online.
By Shameem Smillie, Contact Centre Sales Manager UKISA.
In the age of the fourth industrial revolution, business transformation has become synonymous with robotic process automation (RPA). RPA’s ability to rapidly drive the automation of business processes without disrupting existing enterprise applications has made it essential to any organisation optimistic about its future. Now, it is the turn of artificial intelligence (AI) to prove itself as the force behind cognitive automation.
By Venu Kannan, chief solutions officer, UiPath.
We’re on-the-go 24/7, but somehow the to-do list never seems to get smaller or easier. Everyone is juggling multiple tasks at any given time, and working hard to meet increasing pressures has become the norm way of living. But people are struggling to keep up, with 526,000 workers suffering from work-related stress, depression and anxiety in 2016/2017– totalling 12.5 million working days lost due to sick leave and a lot of very overworked staff.
By Jeff Kofman, CEO and Founder at Trint.
2018 was huge for technology, but now that we’ve rung in the new year, it’s time to turn our attention to 2019 and what this coming year will bring. As we are heading towards a world of driverless cars and smart cities, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) is starting to impact almost every aspect of our lives. With this in mind, four IT and data experts have come together to share their thoughts on how these advances will further impact the technology landscape in 2019.
Ken Hall, Data Center Solutions Architect at Commscope, provides some fascinating insights into the world of networks and connectivity, with wireless infrastructure, fueled in part by the advent of 5G, predicted to grow in importance as end users demand a secure, ‘seamless’ work experience, no matter where, when or how.
Dob Todorov, CEO and Co-founder of HeleCloud, talks though the company’s recent acquisition by SoftwareONE - optimistic that both organisations and their respective customer bases will see some major benefits as the Cloud continues to grow in importance as the post-pandemic business world seeks to address the challenges and opportunities of hybrid digital transformation.
Mike West, CEO of Digital Infrastructure Advisors Ltd (DIAL), outlines the company’s comprehensive data centre service – business advice, legal services, technical and design – alongside what he believes is an overdue, major focus on cybersecurity. In simple terms, Mike thinks that there needs to be more industry-wide understanding and planning around ‘what happens if a data centre goes down thanks to a cyber attack’.
Mark Jow, EMEA Vice President - Sales Engineering, Commvault, talks through the success of the company’s Metallic Software-as-a-Service Backup offering, a year on from the European launch, as well detailing the AWS availability of Commvault Backup & Recovery, and providing some great insight into a recent customer win at Syncreon.