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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 continuing transformation of...

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 emerged as...

Cryptography is an essential part of IoT design

The fast-growing use of IoT devices for everything from consumer appliances to industrial data-collection has offered many benefits for individuals and businesses alike. The trend, however, also presents security issues. New IoT devices can exchange significant volumes of data —...

Digital transformation in the new normal: respond, recover and thrive

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

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, 2019 had...

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 (IoT) realize...

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 2020 are...

Cellular IoT: the state and future of massive IoT connections and rollouts

After NB-IoT and LTE-M networks started being rolled out and the first devices supporting these standards shipped, the term 'Massive IoT' (Massive Internet of Things) increasingly was used to describe applications with lots of relatively low-power and low-cost devices...

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 of the...

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 active in industrial transformation (Industry 4.0)...