Mobility

Digital workspace: a technological and managerial challenge?

Users, IT managers and CxO alike all need to fight for the same cause, i.e. that of the digital workspace and the competitive edge it can deliver. The digital age, mobility, business applications and new working methods all imply a new, employee and client-oriented organisation. But companies still have a long way to go yet –  if the results of two surveys by Forbes Insights and BPIfrance Le Lab are anything to go by.     Attracting and retaining the connected generation (or C-Generation), the need for ever-faster technology refreshes, BYOD policies, supplying mobile apps, empowering users, more extensive, flexible...

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Voice-first: has the screen become obsolete?

Voice-First devices, or digital voice assistants (DVA), mark a significant turning point in digital technologies. They’re revolutionising design principles, business models and e-commerce. We had a look at the DVA boom and the latest trends in voice commands. Amazon Echo and Apple are launching their own voice assistants to rival Google’s Home range, which came out in the States in 2016 and has been available in Europe since last summer. Microsoft, meanwhile, is bringing out its own smart speaker, called Invoke, combining the capabilities of its Cortana assistant with the expertise of Harmon Kardon, Samsung’s speaker division. The DVA...

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New collaborative tools: how to optimise your projects

If you have trouble working as a team, you can’t really blame the tools anymore, because Microsoft, Google, or even Dropbox and Box, keep creating collaborative functionalities. Microsoft Teams: a wealth of collaborative tools for Office365 Microsoft Teams is designed to facilitate and optimise exchanges between employees. Platform, application, massive SaaS, call it what you want, but it’s about collaboration using tools which are integrated in the same place. To be eligible, you need a Business subscription which is provided by your company. There is also a mobile version of the app, available on Windows Phone, Android, and iOS....

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The new smartphones for 2017: a review of the latest models

At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona (MWC 2017), which ended yesterday, LG, Lenovo, BlackBerry and Sony were the first to unveil their new wares, including their flagship smartphones. HTC, meanwhile, had decided to launch its 2017 models earlier, in January. The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ will be officially launched at the end of March, but rumours and leaked specs give us a good idea already of the performances of these much-awaited models.  Where smartphones are concerned, the main trends at MWC 2017 focused less on technological prowess and more on improvements in terms of user-friendliness. The makers...

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#Retail: customers browse online but purchase in store

Retailers are realising that they have to adapt to  customers’ digital uses. Customers may browse, compare, order online, but a vast majority of them still prefer brick-and-mortar stores to complete their shopping experience. In retail, web-to-store strategies are essential  and meet the customers’ demands. French customers have become well and truly hybrid. By massively adopting the best of both digital and physical worlds, they’re driving the convergence trend. Despite being increasingly popular with major retailers, it has yet to catch on with local shops, which could mean they will get left behind, according to the latest survey by Mappy/BVA....

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