Category Archives: Sector: I.T. & ecommerce

Alibaba’s robots dance to the music

A few years ago I wrote a blog entitled “The robots are coming!”.  Well, here they are…. Advertisements

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Having trouble maintaining your social media profile? Let a robot do it for you…

CNN Tech have a story about Facebook filing for a patent on a self-balancing, telepresence robot.   Apparently it could follow you around and stream live broadcasts onto your Facebook page – to save you the bother.   Oh joy!

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i4.0 and IoT explained

This IO-Link video provides a good introduction to industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things.

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‘New Retail’ – a fully integrated online and in-store experience

This video by Alibaba showcases their concept of ‘New Retail’, which turnings shopping into both an online and in-store experience.

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The IoT provides a data fest, but what to do with it all?

Apparently an oil rig has 30,000 sensors on it, but only 1% of these generate data that is analysed.  This is because most sensors are reporting, as frequently as every second, that the device or machinery being monitored is performing … Continue reading

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The digital transformation of how customers pay for things

Recent blogs have talked a lot about the digital transformation of production processes.  This blog focuses on customers and how they pay for goods and services.  Business Insider has a whole series of articles on this topic and I am … Continue reading

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Insight into Google’s organisational culture

This BBC video takes a look at Google’s organisational culture.  

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Made Smarter Review – is the UK ready for 4i0?

The government has just published the Made Smarter Review.  This 231 page industry-led report explores “how UK manufacturing can maximise benefits from increasing adoption of digital technology (IDT)”.  The adoption of industrial digital technology, over the next 10 years, “could … Continue reading

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Splash Damage – a different kind of ‘factory tour’

Insight into the organisational culture of this video game company in three minutes.

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Do you have a chatbot strategy?

A what?  Just in case you did not know a chatbot is “a digital service that can hold natural sounding conversations with human beings with the aim of accomplishing particular tasks, such as answering questions or enabling product purchases”.  This … Continue reading

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