06 février 2015

Key trends for retail technology in 2015: the rise of hyper-personalisation

This year, customer experience management will be mostly focused on customer personas, rather than portfolios. It is increasingly critical for retailers to innovate in terms of customer experience to keep shoppers engaged. Only by serving the changing needs, preferences and behaviour of the customer, will retailers and brands be able to meet today's hyper-connected consumers on their terms, across all channels of interaction. Over the course of last year, we saw a spike in customer expectations for bespoke personalisation across all... [Lire la suite]

03 février 2015

The Internet Of Things Will Transform Retail As We Know It

The number of smart devices in your home, on your body and around your office is increasing everyday. By 2020, there could be as many as 30 billion devices hooked up to the Internet of Things (IoT). As far as business goes, few industries will be more profoundly affected by the IoT than the retail sector, which will be a major topic of discussion at the National Retail Federation’s Annual Convention and Expo this week in New York. Some people may abandon brick-and-mortar shopping completely. Others will use applications to help them... [Lire la suite]
02 février 2015

Technologies to transform the world

 IHS analysts reveal their list of technologies they see that could transform the world in the next five year.   The Internet of Everything, cloud computing/big data, and 3D printing are the three technologies most likely to transform the world during the next five years, according to IHS Technology. Cloud computing/big data brings metamorphosis to computing and consumer markets The cloud has become a ubiquitous description for on-demand provisioning of data, storage, computing power and services that are touching... [Lire la suite]
28 janvier 2015

The Connected Car Will Be Commonplace Before 2025

The Connected Car of the future, made of self-healing materials, social media connected and communicating, Wearable and IoT compatible is more or less already here. IBM released a study, “Automotive 2025: Industry without borders,” amassing interviews with 175 executives from automotive OEMs, suppliers, and other leaders in 21 countries and found that by 2025 cars will be able to learn, heal, drive and socialise with other vehicles (V2V) and their surrounding environment (V2I). “By 2025, the industry will not only recreate our... [Lire la suite]
26 janvier 2015

Microsoft to acquire Revolution Analytics to help customers find big data value with advanced statistical analysis

Microsoft has reached an agreement to acquire Revolution Analytics. Revolution Analytics is the leading commercial provider of software and services for R, the world’s most widely used programming language for statistical computing and predictive analytics. We are making this acquisition to help more companies use the power of R and data science to unlock big data insights with advanced analytics. Revolution Analytics provides an enterprise-class platform for the development and deployment of R-based analytic solutions that can scale... [Lire la suite]
11 janvier 2015

BlackBerry IoT Platform To Put RIM Back On Top 3 Tech Companies

With the launch of its latest cloud-based IoT platform (Internet of Things) – the Canadian handset maker BlackBerry Limited is aiming to leverage its wide-ranging technology portfolio. The new IoT platform blends technology from Blackberry’s QNX software system designed for connected devices with its world renowned protected network infrastructure. With this new IoT platform, BlackBerry seeks to provide its customers with the opportunity of structuring IoT applications in a secure, competent and scalable manner. Thereby, it has... [Lire la suite]

12 décembre 2014

Big data challenges: Major Firms looking for Startups to exploit their Data

The industrial plan on big data is becoming reality through challenges aiming at bringing  together the major data holders groups with startups that could create value. More than 55 competitions will be organized in 3 years in the five selected competence centers. The initiative is part of a public support of 60 million euros to the big data channel in France.  "We want to make France the world leader in big data. We have the best engineers, mathematicians and statisticians in the world. An essential human quality ... [Lire la suite]
06 décembre 2014

Embedded Analytics: Inside Apps, Inside Processes

Now is the age of information analytics. We have (very arguably) reached a point where the insight arising from data analytics can be applied to almost every aspect of a company, in every business vertical. What makes analytics embedded into the business processes possible today is that we are moving closer to the point where these technologies can be brought into play in real time (or near real time) - and this means that they can become part of a kind of ‘reactive ecosystem for operational intelligence' in the modern workplace. ... [Lire la suite]
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17 novembre 2014

The Internet of Things Is Far Bigger Than Anyone Realizes

When people talk about “the next big thing,” they’re never thinking big enough. It’s not a lack of imagination; it’s a lack of observation. I’ve maintained that the future is always within sight, and you don’t need to imagine what’s already there. Case in point: The buzz surrounding the Internet of Things. What’s the buzz? The Internet of Things revolves around increased machine-to-machine communication; it’s built on cloud computing and networks of data-gathering sensors; it’s mobile, virtual, and instantaneous connection; and they... [Lire la suite]
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06 novembre 2014

The most amazing Google Glass app the world has ever seen

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology this week unveiled a fantastic project they have been working on. Dubbed “Captioning on Glass,” the app uses a combination of Google’s connected eyewear and an Android smartphone to convert speech to text and display captions on Google Glass in near real-time. In other words, it can provide real-life subtitles for the hearing impared. Read more: http://bgr.com/2014/10/03/google-glass-captioning-real-time-subtitles/   By Zach Epstein on Oct 3, 2014 at 1:56 PM Email... [Lire la suite]
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