07 novembre 2017

Big Data takes off in the air transport

Each second a plane takes off in the world. Each of these planes today is equipped with an impressive quantity of chips and other digital sensors. An engine can soon generate 5 000 signals to be checked every second. Others can produce 10 To of data by flight. Aircraft manufacturers, motoristes, equipment manufacturers, airline companies, all are on the outlook for any megadata which allow to anticipate efficient maintenance of all devices. Thanks to Big Data, we can make today speak the parts of the plane: its wear, its reaction in... [Lire la suite]

30 octobre 2017

The electric alliance of Big Data

Thanks to evolved systems of counting and thanks to new technologies of measurement, the network managers of electric distribution can follow at time T the specificities of the consumption at various scales, whether it is at a country level, or at a region area or at village level. ERDF made its first steps in "smart grids" ("Intelligent" said distribution network of electricity) with the intelligent meters Linky with which all the French households will be equiped by 2020. Counters communicate data every ten minutes, that is 1 800... [Lire la suite]
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24 octobre 2017

Big Data puts itself in service to the bank

The bank is certainly one of the sectors where companies hold the most information on its customers: private situation, salary, spendings, propensity of savings, favourite retailers… But not only. Thanks to the mixing of structured and non structured data (publications on the social networks, emails, history of purchases on e-commerce web site, etc.), Big Data enables the banks to have a true analysis of the life of their customers day after day, for to better understand their behavior and to anticipate them. When the customers... [Lire la suite]
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31 août 2017

Big Data will make or break the businesses of the next decade

To survive the next decade, businesses will need to be able to utilise Big Data. Buzzword or not, it’s probably the most important feature of the fourth industrial revolution, a new economic asset that will define the near future of commercial evolution. Structured data has been used by companies for a long time, but Big Data is distinct from this in three main ways: volume, velocity and variety. In simple terms, there is a lot of it, being produced at an extremely fast rate, and occurring in many different forms. Businesses will... [Lire la suite]
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28 juin 2017

Big data, big money: who benefits from the explosion of data?

We are sure: the data will revolutionize the world, but who will really benefit? In 2011, consulting firm Gartner said: "Information is the oil of the 21st century, and analytics is the engine of combustion". In spite of this metaphor, each one legitimately raises the question of who tomorrow will be the tycoons of the given ... More, what will be the methods of the giants of today and tomorrow: will they be, like the oil giants in their time , at the limit of legality? Will there be oil spills? Will there be collusion with our... [Lire la suite]
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21 juin 2017

Data from cities, a common good inseparable from buildings

Eric Cassar is an engineer and architect, founder of Arkhenspaces, whose "Habiter l'infini" project won the Grand Prix Le Monde Smart-cities 2017. He calls in this forum to create new ownership models for digital data buildings. "The development of the Internet is akin to the arrival of new dimensions. Age 1 had accelerated our exchanges, with emails, and then gave us access to a growing number of information and services. Age 2 has facilitated the linking of individuals with other individuals, with social networks. Age 3 is the... [Lire la suite]
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06 juin 2017

How Singapore exports its model for a Smart City

This tiny country has established itself as a model for smart urban development and exports its know-how to giants like India and China. Singapore is tiny, beside the giants of  India and China; it nevertheless manages to play an important role where ‘smart cities’ are concerned. With its 4.7 million inhabitants, ‘little’ Singapore has established itself as one of the models in the world for the ‘smart city’. The city-state plays a key role in the extraordinary development of the two Asian giants, China (1.4 billion... [Lire la suite]
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31 mai 2017

Industry: big data for maintenance

The customer has taken control of the industrial world. It is impossible to risk the breakdown of production while the whole production chain must work under tension: customer delays, supply, etc. Time to Market has become a key issue of differentiation and sometimes even survival. Maintenance is now a strategic function in companies. Good news, innovative technologies will make it possible to go from a penalizing healing to a safe preventive! Who still believes that repairing a breakdown even in the shortest possible time is a... [Lire la suite]
15 mai 2017

SNCF : Big Data on the right tracks

Each day, more than 10 millions of people, travelers and visitors, cross the SNCF station platforms. Interactive kiosks, travel information systems but also management and maintenance of stations and reams...SNCF bets more than ever on the digital strategy. At first to optimize the movements of the travelers in station, so to offer them the best services while maximizing the generated sales. The project, named Magnolia, aims at understanding better the flows of about two billions of travelers passing in transit every year, by 3 029... [Lire la suite]
15 mai 2017

Big Data, the new fuel of the public transportation

Bus, subway, train, RER, tram …Today, we consider that a person spends an average time of 53 hours of his life per year in transportation. This figure should increase exponentially before 2050 to achieve 106 hours per year. New technologies follow us in all our travels: geolocation by mobile phone, systems of computer ticketing, of maintenance … The slightest data is recorded: the entrances and exit of travelers, the incidents, the delays … The flow of information is tremendous and infinite. The user himself is an endless source of... [Lire la suite]