21 août 2018

Smart cities hold the key to a more connected and inclusive future for Africa

Mastercard, technology company in the global payments industry, continues to champion the fundamental role of smart cities in enabling a more connected and inclusive future for Africa. The company reaffirmed its commitment to supporting the development of smart cities through meaningful partnerships with both the public and private sector at the recent World Cities Summit in Singapore, where Mastercard was a patron sponsor. Markets across the region are already heavily investing in the future of cities, with figures from the... [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]
25 avril 2017

What are the examples of successful Big Data projects in banking and insurance?

Future of IT: Bank and insurance are well equipped to take full advantage of Big Data: data, their servers are full of them ... Improved responsiveness, customer loyalty, customization of offers, Fraud ... What concrete benefits can be derived? The banking and insurance sectors will not be the poor parents of Big Data. According to an IDC study, French companies could benefit from an "additional value potential" of 54 billion euros in 4 years, and the financial sector could benefit from 20% of this windfall (second step of the... [Lire la suite]
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11 mars 2016

Business Intelligence vs Analytics vs Big Data vs Data Mining

The business technology landscape has been shifting so fast lately that if you turn your head for a moment and then turn back you may not recognize what you’re seeing. Advances in the markets for mobile software and cloud services just in the last few years have opened the way for an entirely new type of relationship between IT and business users. One result of this rapid change is that old boundaries between areas and practices are beginning to blur. Then there are the completely new categories no one had heard of even five years... [Lire la suite]
29 février 2016

11 Internet of Things Predictions You Need to Know

This tech trend is growing fast. Here are a few ideas on how big it's going to be. If you follow tech news, you've probably heard about the Internet of Things, or IoT. It's essentially the addition of nearly everything around us -- cars, kitchens, factory conveyor belts, shipping containers, jet engines, and more -- to the Internet. Connecting all of these things to the Internet will allow us to collect and analyze data like never before and automate operations. Imagine having your washing machine order detergent for you.  The... [Lire la suite]
27 octobre 2015

How Smart, Connected Products Are Transforming Companies

credit : Chris Labrooy The evolution of products into intelligent, connected devices—which are increasingly embedded in broader systems—is radically reshaping companies and competition. Smart thermostats control a growing array of home devices, transmitting data about their use back to manufacturers. Intelligent, networked industrial machines autonomously coordinate and optimize work. Cars stream data about their operation, location, and environment to their makers and receive software upgrades that enhance their performance or... [Lire la suite]
06 avril 2015

How to find value in IoT data

Accenture has reported increasing interest from its clients about deploying and harnessing Internet of Things (IoT) systems, but these companies still need to uncover specific value in the technology. James Bailey, managing director of Accenture's mobility department, said in an interview with V3 that, while Accenture's clients still look for mobility-related consultancy, they are also looking for help in understanding the IoT. Setting standards Bailey agrees that the diversity of devices makes it difficult to establish uniform... [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]