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22 Sep 2016  |  Europe
Digital Solutions to Boost Production Efficiency from Crop and Livestock Cultivation through Distribution and Retail
The key challenges for agricultural suppliers are to match their food production with fluctuating demand and to comply with regulations that protect the food chain from contamination. Internet of Things (IoT) technologies help tackle market inefficiencies by monitoring conditions at every stage of production. Using sensors in combination with data...
20 Sep 2016  |  Europe
Venture Funding Activity and Acquisitions Exceeded $500 Million in H1 2016
With rapid technological advances in IoT, the number of connected devices is expected to be about 20 billion by 2020. This calls for an effective contribution from start-ups, as their lean structure is especially conducive for speedy development and growth. However, other ecosystem participants such as large tech companies and venture capitalists (...
13 Sep 2016  |  Europe
Modern Defense for the BYOD Environment
Mobile security has been largely ignored as something that can be addressed with EMM, MAM, and mobile AV solutions. However, mobile malware and well-crafted mobile configuration profiles can evade these solutions without rooting or jailbreaking the phone. Smartphone and tablet users are line-of-business workers and do not understand the risks of us...
09 Sep 2016  |  Europe
Snapshot of End Users’ Investment Attitudes to Technology Trends
This research service aims to provide a snapshot of a small number of end users' investment attitudes towards Big Data & Analytics (BDA) technologies in order to illustrate enterprises' views on using data as an enabler for digital transformation. The study reveals that although the market is nascent, it has a surprising open-mindedness towards tra...
19 Aug 2016  |  Europe
In June, the European Data Forum (EDF) 2016 brought together about 1,000 participants from almost 50 countries in Eindhoven, Netherlands to share and discuss ideas about the importance, proliferation, and uses of data in the global economy and society. Three parallel tracks saw senior and executive leaders deliver more than 40 presentations to a Bi...
12 Jul 2016  |  Europe
The burgeoning Internet of Things (IoT) has entered an intense period of power negotiations that will determine the winners and losers in this multi-trillion-dollar market. Commercial activity is building around a few pan-industry, mega-platforms (Exhibit 1), and hundreds of specialist and vertical-specific platforms clustered around them.
04 Jul 2016  |  Europe
For years, analysts and contact centre professionals have been talking about the obvious advantages of using video to deliver a more modern and refined customer experience. It has taken a long time for this idea to come to fruition, and video has mainly been used as a source of information for agents or as content assets to be shared with customers...
04 Jul 2016  |  Europe
Tactical thinking has traditionally been low in the pecking order of management concepts, as academics and consultants tend to preach the importance of strategic long-term thinking, hierarchical organising, and systematic execution. Vision and mission would inform strategy, and strategy determined tactics.
14 Jun 2016  |  Europe
Co-existence of Colocation, Managed Hosting and Cloud Services will Drive Providers to Adopt a Hybrid IT Approach
The convenience and cost efficiency of outsourcing enterprise IT infrastructure continues to drive demand for data centre services. In addition, the growth of cloud, content is a key source of growth particularly for colocation service providers. However, with the growing adoption of cloud services among enterprises, the growth dynamics of traditio...
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31 May 2016  |  Europe
Coordination Challenges and the Opportunity of Needs-driven Technology Deployment in Brussels, Oslo, and Manchester
Cities are increasingly seeing an opportunity to stimulate economic growth by opening up their substantial sources of data to digital services innovators. Differentiation, however, lies in the foundations they set in terms of data strategy, governance structures, and partnerships. Second wave cities and towns lack comprehensive funding for projects...