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The acceleration of data-driven retail on the road to recovery

In many countries, 2020 promised to be a rather good year for the retail industry. Since the so-called 'retail apocalypse' started about a decade ago and forced retailers to cut costs to reinvent themselves and digitally transform,...

What enterprise cyber resilience leaders do better – research

Cyber resilience has become imperative for digital transformation. It is even more so for organizations providing critical services and leveraging advanced technologies in the digitization and digitalization of critical infrastructure. Whether your organization is...

Edge computing is essential for smart manufacturing success

The manufacturing sector is in the middle of a historic moment in development. With the rise of the IoT, data-centric and interconnected smart factories are quickly becoming the norm. For Industry 4.0 to reach its full potential,...

The biometrics market in 2020 – changing dynamics due to pandemic

The biometrics market will be significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. While contact-only biometrics companies will suffer most, others have adapted with, for instance, contact-less fingerprint sensing solutions. Yet, the main 'gains' for the biometrics market in...

Bringing KNX to the next level – the integrated approach of SpaceLogic KNX (interview)

KNX, the open standard for building and home automation, is entering its fourth decade. In 2020 it's exactly thirty years ago since the EIB (Association), from where the standard originates, was founded. The KNX...

The built environment – why a more holistic view is essential

The built environment is traditionally defined as what we, people, have constructed to live, work, move around and get access to a broad range of services we need: from water, electricity, and, increasingly, means of communication and...

Digital transformation and COVID – acceleration during and after the pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has massively driven people, organizations, and governments to digitalization and digital platforms as we all try to cope with the disruptions the outbreak causes in our lives, societies, and businesses. While the human toll...

Internet advertising spend to flatline in 2020 as advertising spend declines across all other...

Global Internet advertising will remain flat in 2020 as the overall global advertising market is expected to decline by at least 7.4 percent analysts claim. The usage of digital channels for numerous purposes, ranging...

Combined blockchain adoption and IoT adoption: a DX sweet spot

"A sweet spot for digital transformation (DX) and innovation." That's how Gartner's Avivah Litan calls the integration of IoT and blockchain networks - with survey data to prove that organizations who have deployed the Internet of Things...