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CES 2018: a look at the technologies set to revolutionise our digital uses

Artificial intelligence with voice assistants, driverless vehicles for public transport, blockchain and the future 5G mobile networks are among the key technologies featured at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES). But whilst the event has previously focused exclusively on the consumer market, CES 2018 is a major showcase for professional solutions. Voice assistance making itself heard in Las Vegas.  There’s a strong focus on innovations in the field of smart assistants, particularly those using AI-powered voice-recognition and voice command technologies at CES 2018. Certain HP, Acer and Lenovo PCs running Windows 10 and video-projectors released this year will feature...

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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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Cybersecurity: new threats for companies and IoT

When it comes to security for their IT infrastructures, are companies their own worst enemy? They’re prepared to invest, but have difficulty implementing projects – despite facing new cyber-threats on a daily basis. The latest, highly-publicised viruses to attack IT systems IoT devices are Locky, Cerber, Hajime and BrickerBot. Are companies insufficiently equipped to deal with cybercrime? According to a survey by Intel Security and CSIS, yes. The report revealed an alarming discrepancy between the existence of cyber-security strategies within companies and their full operational implementation.  Other discrepancies were highlighted by the survey: cyber-criminals have a direct incentive for...

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Connected objects: crowdfunding to the rescue of start-ups

With more than €230m raised in 2016, crowdfunding helps develop numerous new projects, especially in the new technologies sector. The emergence of this type of financing, which appeals to everybody’s generosity, can sometimes allow start-ups to bypass investment problems. In 2016, 21,375 projects were crowdfunded in France, according to the “Financement Participatif France” association’s 2016 survey, which was carried out by KPMG, i.e. an increase of 40% in 2016. With the success of crowdfunding, French tech entrepreneurs can more easily find financing, and through this method they can stay out of the traditional banking system: it includes equity loans,...

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How to combat ransomware extortion

Lower your guard for one second, and you’re hit by a ransomware attack which blocks access to your files and apps and extorts money from you. Prevention solutions and measures, useful tips in the event of an incident: here’s what you need to know to fight this plague. According to Symantec, 3 million new malware appear each day, i.e. three times as many as two years ago. According to the French Ministry of Defence, 24,000 cyber-attacks were fended off in France in 2016. After FIC 2017, a forum on cyber-security which recently took place in Lille, it’s red alert...

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