Digital Transformation

HoloLens brings mixed reality into industry

Smart glasses, enhanced visual capabilities, assistance and guidance for operations, informed decisions and data exchange, all in real time: mixed reality, a combination of reality, augmented reality and virtual reality, has obvious advantages for industry, and can turn operators into “augmented workers.’’ So how does mixed reality work? A cross-between an augmented reality headset and a self-contained, holographic computer, Microsoft’s HoloLens headset enables users to engage with their digital content and interact with holograms in the world around them. Launched in 2015, HoloLens is an integral part of the Windows Mixed Reality platform introduced as part of Windows 10....

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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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4 breakthroughs in digital and IT employment over the next three years

Over the next three years, our digital environments will be vastly different from what they are today, according to Gartner’s predictions, with AI-powered products and services and IoT dominating the market. Chatbot, artificial intelligence: the end of mobile apps as we know them? Mobile apps are set to be ousted by chatbots and artificial intelligence by 2021. According to Gartner’s indicators, more than 50% of enterprises will spend more per annum on bots and chatbot creation than traditional mobile app development – meaning a large number of conventional mobile apps will be phased out. And this change should also...

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Design Sprint: how to innovate in 5 days

One of the design thinking tools, design sprint is an innovative methodology for validating a prototype in just five days. This concept means you can launch a “Minimum Viable Product,” at minimal risk and cost, using design thinking and user-centred design. Devised by Google Ventures, Design Sprint is used to design, tester and validate a prototype in five days. The idea is to create faster, more precise product design cycles by aligning teams under a shared vision and limiting risks and costs.     The ultimate goal is to develop the best possible prototype within the time allotted and leverage the...

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Security budgets up 7% for companies in 2017

Companies’ security budgets are increasing with the rise in cyber-attacks. 2017 should finish with a 7.6% rise in security spending, according to Gartner, standing at $90 billion. Hacking, intrusions and ransomwares are driving companies’ security budgets up: a report by Gartner revealed a 7.6% rise in 2017, with forecasts as high as $113 billion by 2020. Despite the increase in global IT budgets in 2017 being lower than anticipated – up 1.4 % compared with the initial forecast of 2.7%, according to Gartner’s figures – it predicts strong growth in the penetration test market. According to the report, the fastest growth will be...

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Econocom finances and accelerates companies’ digital transformation.
With more than 10,700 employees in 19 countries and revenue of €3 billion, Econocom has all the requisite abilities to ensure the successful implementation of large-scale digital projects: consulting, sourcing and technology management & financing of digital assets, infrastructure, application and business solution services, and project financing.
Econocom has adopted European company status (Societas Europaea). The Econocom Group share has been listed on Euronext Brussels since 1986. It is part of the BEL Mid and Family Business indices.

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