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Rotterdam: the port of the future

Maritime transport is undergoing a major digital transformation, spearheaded by the port of Rotterdam which is using IoT and artificial intelligence to manage its 12,000 hectares and 438 million tonnes of cargo. Europe’s biggest port and industrial complex is launching a massive IoT deployment Its 64 km of quays and 12 million containers require state-of-the-art logistics management via some major digital innovations. The port of Rotterdam’s technological deployment consists of four projects to be implemented by 2030: 1 - Connected port authorities By installing underwater sensors and smart weather stations, the port authorities will be able to optimise incoming...

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Zzz thanks to IoT

Sleep is crucial for health and wellbeing. But it’s difficult to get a good, long night’s sleep. As an alternative to sleeping pills, more and more sleep-challenged people are resorting to connected devices, and digital technology providers are vying to come up with the most innovative solutions. Sleep deprivation has become a public health issue which has taken its toll on patients, the healthcare system and employers alike. Digital technologies have taken up the challenge, with mobile apps and IoT to monitor our sleep, analyse and even improve its quality, or detect any issues. Sleep Tech: the new sleep...

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#Cyber-security: five trends that will be adopted by companies in 2018

With the cyber-attacks in 2017 and changes to data privacy legislation, IT security will be a major concern for companies in 2018. Here are five key trends identified by Deloitte in a new report called “Cyber Issues in 2018.” A Deloitte study (in French) published in January 2018 attempts to show the hidden part of the iceberg where cyber-security is concerned by highlighting five key trends for the coming year. The report is based on interviews conducted at the end of 2017 with the business line, IT and cybersecurity managers of 403 companies. 1 - Cyber-attacks are on the...

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Artificial intelligence: a real boon for IoT security

Machine learning, a field of artificial intelligence, is used to automatically analyse the way interconnected systems work in order to detect cyberattacks and limit their damage. This is good news for cybersecurity players, companies, institutions and end users, who are increasingly under the threat of hacking. Mobile devices, e-health, home automation, transport, industrial systems, smart grids, smart city: we’re living in a hyper-connected environment. The downside of the proliferation of devices and sensors, or the smartification of our world, as TechTarget calls it, is the rise of cyberattacks, some of which, such as the Mirail botnet in 2016, have...

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#NRF2018: 3 questions for Jean-Guillaume Roger, Retail Market Manager for Econocom

The major retail event in New York is over. So what are the latest technological discoveries and innovations in retail? We found out from Jean-Guillaume Roger, Retail Market Manager for Econocom. What were the key customer experience trends at NRF this year? Customer data was a key theme at NRF 2018. For years the e-commerce experience has led to frustration for in-store customers (check-out, queues, product availability, etc.). The pure play strategy is increasingly being replaced by a seamless, omnichannel experience between e-commerce and brick-and-mortar stores. This channel convergence has created a new way of consuming. Brands are looking...

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