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Retail solutions for (post-)COVID retail use cases – interview

George Das, Global Solutions Architect at Schneider Electric, takes us through the needs and pain points of retailers as they reopen their stores and the retail solutions, enabling them to tackle the challenges of COVID while...

Prerequisites for running a successful predictive maintenance program

There are a host of manufacturing buzzwords capturing modern trends. These include phrases such as “Internet of Things (IoT)” and “Industry 4.0”, “Data Analytics,” and so on.  Among these new manufacturing catchwords, a related term has also...

Digital transformation to respond, recover and thrive in the ‘new’ normal

Nicolas Windpassinger, Global Channel Program & Digital Platforms VP at Schneider Electric, on COVID-19 and the acceleration of digital transformation in the new normal. In an interview last year, I mentioned how...

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...

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...

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,...

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...