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Intelligent technology will shape the future of retail

Amido research shows 88% of retail tech decision makers (TDMs) see the potential of the likes of AI, AR and VR as ways to increase their competitive advantage, but many are struggling trying to meet the convenience demands of consumers.

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TeamViewer partners with Google Cloud

TeamViewer and Google Cloud partner to modernise retail and e-commerce processes through improved in-store order picking.

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VINCI Energies and TeamViewer partner to drive digital transformation

The technology partnership focuses on the joint development of ‘Internet of Things’ and ‘Augmented Reality’ solutions for industrial use cases. The first jointly developed solution allows the rapid creation of digital twins in industrial environments, reducing the time of creation from weeks to hours.

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ABB augments reality with new remote support technologies

ABB launches pioneering global solutions to provide remote support using immersive extended reality.

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NTT to create world’s largest connected stadium, generating a ‘digital twin’ of the Tour de France

The unique concept will bring together people, processes and technology over 3,400km ensuring the continuity and resilience of the race.

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Ace immersive experience?

Infosys and the French Tennis Federation have unveiled new technologies to help bridge the gap between remote fans and the game, transforming the Roland-Garros experience for the entire tennis ecosystem.

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9 out of 10 manufacturers facing more competition compared to a year ago

inRiver report finds 96% of manufacturing businesses feel pressure to get products to market faster; 94% are using automation and AI to tailor product information for different channels; 38% are using videos to sell products while 36% are using virtual or augmented reality.

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Hyperbat accelerates industry 4.0

Hyperbat, one of the UK’s largest independent vehicle battery manufacturers based at Unipart Manufacturing in Coventry, is using the latest 5G enabled technology to significantly speed up the manufacturing process for hybrid and electric vehicle production in the UK.

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Augmented and mixed reality: what is it, and where is it going?

XR is a term that has become more prominent in the last few years. It encapsulates virtual, augmented, and mixed reality topics. The definition of each of these has become saturated in the past decade, with companies using their own definitions for each to describe their products. The new IDTechEx Report, “Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality 2020-2030”, distils this range of terms and products, compares the technologies used in them, and produces a forecast for the market next decade. This premium article discusses AR (augmented reality) and MR (mixed reality) in more detail.

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AR startup unveiled at Retail Without Borders

London Dynamics, founded by the minds behind IKEA Place, established to enable an ‘AR revolution’ for ecommerce.

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UK’s first augmented reality and street art gallery to open in Birmingham

The UK’s first Augmented Reality (AR) art and street art gallery is to open in the heart of Birmingham’s creative quarter.

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Royal Navy goes virtual

The Royal Navy’s Pac 24 RHIBs are used for search and rescue, transferring stores and people, research and reconnaissance. Several shore establishments operate RHIBs and use them to train and maintain the skill set of sailors who have been selected for the demanding duty of coxswain at sea.

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AR and VR market 'volatile but promising'

The market for extended reality devices shows the typical signs of early volatility, but the long-term outlook for the technology remains positive.

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AR boosts field worker efficiency

Virtusa has introduced new capabilities, including augmented reality (AR) based test and diagnostic capabilities to improve the efficiency of field force workers and help them improve customer service while reducing average handling time.

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The power of Virtual Reality to reduce pain for hospitalised children

New Lenovo global survey confirms 84 per cent of people believe technology can help address and solve big global problems, including in the health care field.

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James Brodhurst, Principal Consultant at Resistant.ai, discusses the significant, increasing threat posed to consumers and businesses by ever more sophisticated and agile cyber-criminals. The good news is that there’s a range of technology solutions available to mitigate the risks posed by cybercrime, Resistant.ai’s identity forensics being one of them.
Ragnar Agnell, Partner at Centigo and Sanjiv Sachdev, Director, Strategic Business Value Consulting at Serviceware, discuss how – through the right technology – CTOs and CIOs can lead the charge against climate change in their companies whilst also balancing the urgent need to optimise business costs amid a turbulent financial climate.
Park Place Technologies has been on quite some journey, as the company has grown from its core Third Party Maintenance focus to today’s data centre network optimisation specialist organisation. Ian Shearer, Managing Director, APAC & EMEA, Park Place Technologies, discusses recent developments at the company, which include several acquisitions, technical solution and professional services innovations.
Michael James and Terence Chabe, Capital Market Specialists at Colt Technology Services, discuss the implications for data centre infrastructure as some of Europe’s largest financial exchanges address the fallout from Brexit, with geography, latency, security, cloud services, software defined networks and the edge all in the spotlight.

Expert Opinions

Marc Garner, VP, Secure Power Division, Schneider Electric UK & Ireland The data centre sector skills shortage has been documented by industry publications and research firms for almost a decade. In fact, a report published by Gartner in 2016 found 80% of firms expected to find their growth held back due to a lack of new data centre skills, with the McKinsey Global Institute predicting a global shortage of 1.5 million qualified data centre managers as early as 2015.
The success of environmental policymaking is inextricably linked to the deployment of high-frequency data and artificial intelligence (AI). Geoff McGrath, Managing Director of CKDelta, discusses the role of holistic, data-driven decision making in responding to the climate crisis and driving down carbon emissions.
By Jonathan Westley, Chief Data Officer, Experian UK&I.
Balancing the needs of employees in both the virtual and physical workplace. By Chris Lorigan, Surface Portfolio Product Manager, Microsoft UK.