3 critical roles for successful digital transformation
It takes a team to implement digital transformation, but these three roles can make the difference between success and failure. Here’s how.
Companies are like high-performance engines – they’re optimized over time to create the greatest output. They handle small incremental changes and fine-tuning well but often break down when broader changes and rebuilding are needed.
Telemedicine has clear benefits for patients in European countries, new study shows
Telemedicine technologies have been beneficial in the screening, diagnosis, management, treatment and long-term follow-up of a series of chronic diseases in the WHO European Region, according to a new study by WHO/Europe and the Faculty of Health Sciences at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, a WHO Collaborating Centre in eHealth.
Is Friction Always The Villain It’s Made Out To Be In Fintech?
Slogans such as “taking the friction away,” “one-tap access” and “simpler, faster, better” are ubiquitous across financial technology product marketing. Fintechs, whether in banking, lending, savings, budgeting or investing, have always focused on simpler, faster and frictionless products. Dealing with money is hard and scary for most people, and, therefore, fintechs’ endeavors to simplify and make products frictionless are definitely noble.
But is friction always the enemy? No.
What is a Blockchain and How Does It Work?
When Satoshi Nakamoto published the Bitcoin whitepaper, he shared his mission to develop a “purely peer-to-peer version of electronic cash that would allow online payment to be sent directly from one party to another without going through a financial institution”
This version of electronic cash will be built on a peer-to-peer network that timestamps transactions by hashing them into an ongoing chain of hash-based Proof-of-Work, forming a record that cannot be changed without redoing the Proof-of-Work.
Finding Meaning In The Metaverse
How to build real experiences that connect employees in a virtual world.
Humans are social creatures. Even the most introverted among us craves connection—without it, our mental and physical well-being may be negatively affected.
This basic need extends beyond the personal and into our professional lives. People want to build real connections in the workplace too. But with the move to remote and hybrid work, it can be a struggle to cultivate and maintain close relationships.
There’s still green in climate robots
Actuator: Recycling, surgery, elder care and self-coding robots
Kicking things off with a big funding round for AMP Robotics this week for a couple of reasons, but when push comes to shove, it comes down to something really simple: There are a lot of great reasons to be bullish on automation and there are a lot of equally great reasons to be bullish on climate tech. If you can manage to position yourself right in the middle of that Venn diagram, you’re probably sitting pretty right now.
The Top 4 Internet Of Things Trends In 2023
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a term that’s come to be used to describe the ever-growing networks of physical objects that are online, connected, and capable of communicating and sharing information with us and with each other.
Computers and then smartphones were the first devices that were connected to the internet. Over the past decade, our homes have become filled with smart TVs, connected kitchen appliances such as kettles and fridges, and smart alarm systems, cameras, and lightbulbs. At the same time, we have become used to working alongside smart machinery in workplaces, driving smart cars, and even living in smart cities.
Why Digital Transformation Doesn’t Begin And End With A Shiny Website
Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, the Bermuda Triangle, digital transformation.
Many claim to have seen these things in real life, but no two people seem to describe them in quite the same way. While digital transformation may not be cut from the same cloth as the others, it often seems just as hard to define and capture.
How Your Brain Functions in Certain Ways Could Be Key to Quantum Computing
The mysterious actions of quantum mechanics may be at work within your brain, and recent research supporting the idea could lead to improved quantum computers.
A new study published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Physics Communications suggests that the human brain has much in common with a quantum computer. Experts say it’s part of a growing body of evidence that quantum mechanisms could explain how the brain works.
Brace For Impact: How Augmented Reality Is Going To Change The Automotive Industry
It’s no surprise that the automotive industry’s enthusiastic adoption of augmented reality (AR) technology in the development of new cars today is a reflection of its continual quest for innovations.
Over the last few decades, we have seen the automotive industry play a significant role in the growth of an economy and society at large. Thanks to intense rivalry and competition among the manufacturers, as well as the wealth of new security and innovative features offered with the latest car models, this industry keeps offering something new every year.
Out with the metaverse, in with the multiverse
We are constantly fed innumerable articles on how the metaverse, an interconnected collection of immersive, three-dimensional virtual worlds, will fundamentally change how we live our lives and spend our time. It’s up to creators, brands and publishers to gear up for it by quickly purchasing land to build up their presence, in an “if you build it, they will come” ethos.
Artificial Intelligence Creates Virtual Versions of Your Deceased Loved Ones
The advancements of AI in bringing back your dead loved ones cannot understated. The technology has somewhat become a messenger for the dead ones, enabling the deceased individuals to interact and hold conversations with others from beyond the grave. Several tech and AI development companies, including a California-based company called HereAfterAI, are using cutting-edge algorithms that empower AI chatbots and voice assistants to create virtual versions of actual humans.
Slowing cloud spend has investors spooked
Companies are spending less on cloud computing, the ultimate sign of belt tightening.
It’s been a big decade for cloud adoption.
In 2021, a survey found that 90% of businesses use cloud computing.
This year, the total percentage of corporate data living in the cloud jumped to 60%, up from 30% in 2015.
Three of tech’s biggest players — Amazon, Microsoft, and Google — have been beneficiaries of this trend, riding the cloud wave to record valuations last year.
Using blockchain to grow your start-up
Trust and verification are becoming increasingly important. Blockchain guarantees that trust, becoming a crucial tool if you’re growing your start-up
The first quarter of 2022 saw a record-breaking £9bn being raised in venture capital by UK tech start-ups and scale-ups. The UK is in second place after America when it comes to tech start-up venture capital investment, ahead of India and China.
7 Amazing Ways to Apply Augmented and Virtual Reality in Industry
Companies that embrace augmented and virtual reality (AR and VR) and other technologies tend to pull ahead of those that don’t. If you’re looking for ways to implement these advances, you might wonder about the best methods to start using them. After all, you likely have several systems already in place.
The good news is you don’t have to reinvent every process in your factory. VR in industry perfects what you’re already doing, providing tools you might not otherwise have and helping train your employees and track the health of machines along the way.