Three key ingredients for the successful digital transformation of manufacturing

Credit to Author: Peter Herweck| Date: Fri, 17 Jan 2020 19:56:22 +0000

Co-authored with: Francisco Betti, Head of Shaping the Future of Advanced Manufacturing and Production, World Economic Forum Francisco joined the World Economic Forum in May 2015. He is an international… Read more »

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Get your enterprise ready: 5G is on the horizon

Credit to Author: Elizabeth Hackenson| Date: Thu, 16 Jan 2020 13:45:23 +0000

In August 2006, Google’s then-CEO Eric Schmidt first used the phrase “cloud computing.” Even those of us immersed in enterprise IT for years were taken aback by what this revolutionary approach… Read more »

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Top 3 enterprise tech trends to watch in 2020

Credit to Author: Michelle Davidson| Date: Mon, 06 Jan 2020 09:46:00 -0800

If blockchain felt more like hype than reality in 2019, prepare for that to change. Industry watchers expect 2020 to be the year the distributed ledger technology matures and we see use cases that go beyond cryptocurrency.

Areas where experts envision growth include data security, the supply chain and electronic health records.

“Someone’s gonna hit me, but I think blockchain as it relates to data security (think access management) is going to have some landmark use cases in 2020,” Siobhan Climer, science and technology writer at Mindsight, said during a recent IDG TECH(talk) Twitter chat.

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Ultra Wideband (UWB) explained (and why it’s in the iPhone 11)

Credit to Author: Lucas Mearian| Date: Tue, 31 Dec 2019 03:00:00 -0800

One of the new chips in this year’s crop of iPhones is the U1; it provides Ultra Wideband (UWB) connectivity that, in conjunction with Internet of Things (IoT) technology, could offer a myriad of new services for enterprises and consumers.

As Apple puts it, UWB technology offers “spatial awareness” – the ability for your phone to recognize its surroundings and the objects in it. Essentially, one iPhone 11 user can point his or her phone at another and transfer a file or photo.

While the technology isn’t new, Apple’s implementation marks the first time UWB has been used in a modern smartphone.

What is Ultra Wideband?

UWB is a short-range, wireless communication protocol that – like Bluetooth or Wi-Fi – uses radio waves. But it differs substantially in that IT operates at a very high frequency. As its name denotes, it also uses a wide spectrum of several GHz. One way to think of it is as a radar that can continuously scan an entire room and precisely lock onto an object like a laser beam to discover its location and communicate data.

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Integrated power and process systems help in improving human capital

Credit to Author: Rajesh Sharma| Date: Fri, 13 Dec 2019 13:00:09 +0000

Integrated Power and Process Systems The benefits of integrated power and process systems on capital expenditure savings and on operational expenditure savings are very evident and have been acknowledged by… Read more »

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Blockchain/IoT integration accelerates, hits a 'sweet spot'

Credit to Author: Lucas Mearian| Date: Wed, 11 Dec 2019 03:00:00 -0800

Three-quarters of companies implementing IoT have already adopted blockchain or plan to use it by the end of 2020, an indicator of the growing connection between the two, according to a survey of 500 U.S. companies by Gartner.

While the marriage between the two technologies has been expected to be crucial for  industry digital transformation, the adoption rate is happening at a “much faster pace than expected,” Gartner said.

“Among the blockchain adopters, 86% are implementing the two technologies together in various projects,” Avivah Litan, a Gartner vice president and report author,  wrote in a blog. She called IoT integration “a sweet spot” for blockchain, the much-hyped distributed ledger technology.

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