14 mars 2015

The truly personal computer : The smartphone is the defining technology of the age

There are 2 billion people around the world using smartphones that have an internet connection and a touchscreen or something similar as an interface. By the end of the decade that number looks set to double to just over 4 billion, according to Benedict Evans of Andreessen Horowitz, a venture-capital firm. By 2020, something like 80% of adults will own a smartphone connected to this remarkable global resource. Like the book, the clock and the internal combustion engine before it, the smartphone is changing the way people relate to... [Lire la suite]

02 mars 2015

If You Think Big Data’s Challenges Are Tough Now…

According to the EMC/IDC Digital Universe Report, data is doubling in size every two years. From 2013 to 2020, the digital universe is projected to grow from 4.4 trillion gigabytes to 44 trillion gigabytes. For executives faced with the age-old challenge of how to organize and learn from the data available to them, the problem just got a lot harder. The Internet of Things (IoT) may be a new topic to many executives, but it lies at the heart of the phenomenon of data proliferation. Today, according to the EMC/IDG study, consumers... [Lire la suite]
25 février 2015

Connected objects: why they will revolutionize insurance

What role for the insurer in the coming years? A simple risk-bearing, deprived of value in the client relationship, or will he play a more global role of life coach in the heart of a partnership network expanded? That is indeed the question posed by the development of connected objects. Indeed, this second digital revolution could transform the insurers deals, but many obstacles still to be overcome. Whatever the field, connected objects can help change the role of the insurer to that of "life coach" able to advise those who wish... [Lire la suite]