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How Autonomous Vehicles are Driving Change for Smarter Cities
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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.

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Making Intelligent Transformation a Reality
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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.

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Protecting small business networks with the power of AI
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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.

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The evolution of digital twins in subsea operations
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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.

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Three steps for successful AI adoption

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.

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Rise of the robots: AI (Artificial Intelligence) is transforming travel

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.

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AI Underpinned Document Management Essential to Detecting Malicious Behaviour

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.

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Bridge the IT skills gap

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.

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Ten ways AI is transforming sales

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.

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From Blockchain to Digital Twinning—Technologies That Can Revolutionise Business Models in Manufacturing

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.

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Are Machines the New Face of Customer Service?

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.

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For enterprises the path to artificial intelligence is through robotic process automation

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.

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Robots are giving us our jobs back

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.

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What will the New Year hold for the world of AI and ML?

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.

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Emely Patra, RVP and Head of EMEA Customer Success Strategy and Architecture at MuleSoft, discusses the findings of the company’s recently published 2022 Connectivity Benchmark report, highlighting some of the obstacles to creating fully connected user experiences, and explaining how APIs and low code tools can help to address the major integration challenges which need to be overcome as part of a successful digital transformation strategy.
Mickey Bresman, Co-Founder and CEO and Ran Harel, Senior Security Product Manager, both at Semperis, discuss the findings of the company’s recent Microsoft Active Directory security survey, and also explain how the Semperis Purple Knight security assessment tool not only highlights AD security gaps, but also provides recommended fixes.
Rob Elder, Vice President Data Centers, Bulk Infrastructure AS, discusses the current energy price spike and the impact it is already having on the global data centre industry - with a particular focus on how location is becoming an increasingly important factor for end users.
Robert Belgrave, CEO of Pax8 EMEA, shares his plans for the company, following a recent $185 million investment round - with ongoing geographical and technology solutions expansion very much on the agenda. Robert also provides some fascinating insights into the post-pandemic Channel and end user business worlds.

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Leeds-headquartered SaaS firm eviFile has announced it’s working with Alstom Transport UK Ltd – the multinational rolling stock manufacturer and the UK’s leading signalling and rail infrastructure provider in CP6 – to roll out the eviFile platform across all live UK projects, including a contract worth £130 million.
New research reveals majority of large businesses can’t replace unsupported hardware, leaving potential vulnerabilities exposed.
The research uncovered 64% of employees believe their experience with technology impacts their morale, but only 20% of the C-Suite put budget toward improving the digital employee experience, and only 21% of IT leaders prioritize end user experience when selecting a tool.
Scandit, the leader in smart data capture, has released research revealing how technology will change the face of customer, employee and store operations experiences in the next two years. Scandit surveyed retail leaders across Europe and found that more than half (51%) believe the primary role of the physical store will be an online-offline hybrid, with 64% citing challenges in differentiating themselves from their competition as the biggest barrier to delivering this experience.