Ocado changes the face of online shopping

The Ocado founders were way ahead of their time when, back in 2000, they started the UK’s only ‘pure play’ online grocery operator. Today Ocado is the world’s largest dedicated online grocery supermarket, exceeding £1 billion in annual sales. Developing the innovative software and systems that power the online retail business is Ocado Technology, a division of software developers, engineers, researchers, and scientists spread across five offices: Hatfield (UK), Wroclaw and Krakow (Poland), Sofia (Bulgaria), and Barcelona (Spain).






Automation accepted in the workplace

The results of a large-scale study of more than 36,000 consumers in 18 countries by Verint® Systems Inc., and carried out in partnership with Opinium Research LLC, reveals that more than 70% of consumers stated there has been an increased use of automation technology—such as artificial intelligence (AI) and robots—in their workplaces.




How robots and digitization will change the way we work

With around 1.8 million industrial robots, the number of robots has reached a new record in factories around the world. Workers around the world rate the fact that "colleague robots" can take over work that is detrimental to health or handle hazardous materials positively (64 percent on average). However, employees are worried about how their own training can keep up with the pace of the working world 4.0. These are the findings of the automatica Trend Index 2018. 7,000 employees in the USA, Asia and Europe in a representative survey of the population were interviewed by a market research institute on behalf of automatica, the world's leading trade fair for robotics and automation. 



Cisco completes accompany acquisition

Cisco has completed the acquisition of Accompany, a privately held company based in Los Altos, Calif. The company provides an AI-driven relationship intelligence platform for finding new prospects, navigating the selling process, and strengthening relationships.Accompany's AI technology and talent will help Cisco accelerate priority areas across its collaboration portfolio.







Citrix launches 'unified' digital workspace

Digital transformation, cloud and new workstyles are forcing businesses to rethink how and where technology is deployed and secured. This week at Citrix Synergy, Citrix is unveiling new innovations that support the shift to people-centric computing, enabling organizations to deliver a superior work experience that unifies everything an employee needs in one place, while meeting the strictest compliance and security needs of the organization.






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