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Smart Companies: Formula One and Acronis

Smart Companies: Formula One and Acronis

Racing drivers and their teams obviously have no time to lose. That goes for laps and laptops: A typical Formula One race car can generate up to three terabytes of data over the course of a racing weekend – data that needs to be stored and sent back home to […]

Column: Gerd Leonhard – Megashifts

Column: Gerd Leonhard – Megashifts

The next 20 years will bring more change than the previous 300 years – and that’s a conservative estimate.

Column: Marco Giegerich – Avnet Connected Ecosystem

Column: Marco Giegerich – Avnet Connected Ecosystem

In the past, IoT was focused mainly on getting things connected through sensor networks that were capable of collecting huge amounts of data – but the bigger questions remain: What should we do with all this data? How can we use and monetize it?

Protectionism in IT: The Monsters are back

Protectionism in IT: The Monsters are back

Since mid-2019, IT has been facing one of the greatest challenges of its history. Perceived threats from rogue states taint the products from their companies. The result is the return of protectionism in IT, which could mean a long delay in delivering 5G networks – and major problems for IoT. […]

Augmented-Reality: Making a MES

Augmented-Reality: Making a MES

Augmented Reality (AR) is very much part of the digital revolution in manufacturing. By simply donning a hands-free headset, workers can add a virtual layer of contextual information on top of what they see before them along with detailed information about a machine or process. Today, AR is mainly used in maintenance but, once you realize that the application of AR is only limited by the imagination, that’s only the tip of the iceberg.

Column Bernd Schöne: Engineering Data – IoT is not for free

Column Bernd Schöne: Engineering Data – IoT is not for free

Long-term Storage – Bernd Schöne in his column: In the end, data will play a large part in who takes home the prize and who gets left in the dust.

Authentication and Identity Management: About Security and Things

Authentication and Identity Management: About Security and Things

Do you know where your data sets go to? More specifically, do you know who knows? Strong authentication and identity management will play an increasingly crucial role as companies and organizations move toward the goal of a totally connected world.

Logistics: Automating the last 50 Feet

Logistics: Automating the last 50 Feet

The last mile of the logistics chain is a huge challenge but the closer you approach your destination, the more complex and expensive it gets. Not coincidentally, the ‘last 50 feet’ is considered by experts to be the true bottleneck for e-commerce growth – and that’s where a large part of the future of retail is being decided. Start-ups and online retailers alike are working hard to close that final gap.

Column: Gerd Leonhard – Business As usual is Over

Column: Gerd Leonhard – Business As usual is Over

The next 20 years will bring more change than the previous 300 years – and that’s a conservative estimate.

Sensors – Eyes and Ears in IoT: Smarter than Ever

Sensors – Eyes and Ears in IoT: Smarter than Ever

Sensors are the eyes and ears of IoT and the latest generation can see, hear, and feel more than ever before, allowing developers to pack in new features by the truckload.