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Digital transformation: online guide to digital business transformation

Digital transformation is the profound transformation of business and organizational activities, processes, competencies and models to fully leverage the changes and opportunities of a mix of digital technologies and their accelerating impact across society in a strategic and prioritized...
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The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT): the business guide to Industrial IoT

A complete guide about IIoT (the Industrial Internet of Things or Industrial IoT) with definitions, market evolutions, use cases, standardization efforts, challenges and strategic approaches across the globe. The Industrial Internet of Things originally described the IoT (Internet of Things) as...
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Personal data protection: data subject, personal data and identifiers explained

Personal data is any form of data which can be used to identify an individual, natural person. In data protection and privacy law, including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), it is defined beyond the popular usage in which the...
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Fog computing: fog and cloud along the Cloud-to-Thing continuum

Fog computing is an important evolution in, among others, IoT and especially Industrial IoT or IIoT and many connected applications in areas such as smart manufacturing, the smart building, smart grid, oil and gas, anything Industry 4.0 and more. Fog computing is on...
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The Internet of Things (IoT) – essential IoT business guide

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a network of things which are connected to the Internet. These things include IoT devices and IoT-enabled physical assets. They range from consumer devices such as smart home solutions or pet trackers to...
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Data lakes and big data analytics: the what, why and how of data lakes

What are data lakes and how are they used for big data analytics? A definition and description of data lakes, how they work and what are their benefits, drivers and disadvantages. To make a big data project succeed you need...
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Cloud computing – from private, public and hybrid cloud to cloud services and cloud...

The cloud. A guide to cloud computing in its second decade. Cloud computing definitions, cloud services (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS), cloud delivery models (public cloud, private cloud, hybrid cloud and community cloud), cloud benefits, cloud myths, cloud adoption, cloud strategies...

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The semiconductor industry in 2019: drivers and challenges – report

Companies in the semiconductor industry accelerated the trend towards consolidation in electronics according to A.T. Kearney's Industrials Executive M&A Report 2019. The semiconductor industry itself obviously is also in full flux with IoT (the Internet of Things) becoming the...

Access to technology key driver of M&A deals – Industrials M&A Report 2019

Technology access is the main driver of industrials M&A (mergers and acquisitions) activity, followed by consolidation within sectors and ‘market and competitive environment’. These are some of the findings from consulting firm A.T. Kearney's 2019 Industrials Executive M&A Report,...
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Big data processing and the shift to cloud and machine learning initiatives

As data lakes continue to grow and the role of analytics has become critical, businesses are revisiting their big data processing strategies. 73 percent of businesses are now performing their big data processing in the cloud, up from 58 percent...
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The cellular IoT module market: vendor data, drivers and forecasts until 2023

Previously we looked at the evolutions in the cellular IoT gateway market until 2023 (with data on shipments and on the various vendors in 2017) according to an October 2018 report by Berg Insight. Until 2023, shipments of cellular IoT...

The evolution of the cellular IoT gateway market 2018-2023: Berg Insight report

According to a report, released in October 2018, shipments of cellular IoT gateways are expected to reach 8.6 million by 2023. The report by leading M2M/IoT market research provider Berg Insight is based upon a vendor survey. Berg Insight forecasts...
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Meet Inrupt: for a decentralized web and new data ownership model

In 2017 MIT launched a new project, led by Sir Tim Berners-Lee: Solid. On September 28, 2018, Berners-Lee wrote a post announcing the launch of Inrupt, a start-up that will take the Solid open source platform and “Solid movement”...
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NIST blockchain technology report: blockchain beyond the hype

The NIST blockchain technology report, presented end January 2018, offers a more than comprehensive high-end overview of blockchain technology, blockchain system architecture components, blockchain use cases and the benefits and limitations of blockchain. The NIST blockchain technology report mainly...
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Evolving from scanning and document services to BPO services: the journey of Datascan

Interview with Orla Cafferty of Dublin-based Datascan Document Services on the strategic journey from document management services and document capture services to high-value BPO and compliance services. Without digitization there is no digital transformation. Yet, in reality there is still...