Tag Archives: digital

IoT in the construction and real estate sector

This article discusses the concept of ‘smart building’.  The IoT enables different types of sensors to track features such as motion, pressure, light, temperature, and people flow and hence create a vast amount of data around building operations and the environment. … 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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Digital logistics

This article reviews the nature of digitisation in the field of logistics.  It proposes the developmental process that logistics firms will go through when adopting digitisation, as follows: Functional excellence – operations will be able to improve fulfillment processes and … Continue reading

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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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How to navigate the “digital deluge”

This article from Deloitte Insights is focused on how companies in the oil and gas industry can engage in digital transformation.  But it is also of general interest for two reasons.  First, it identifies the notion of a ‘digital deluge’ … Continue reading

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Don’t get your APIs in a twist

Jargon and acronyms can be confusing – especially when there are two acronyms meaning very different things.   In the pharmaceutical industry an API is an “active pharmaceutical ingredient” – a very industry-specific piece of jargon.  But soon to become … Continue reading

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Digital business models in the automotive industry

Oliver Wyman have recently published a report on the implications of the digital revolution for carmakers.  To date, most auto manufacturers have developed their own digital products/services in-house, with only moderate levels of success.  But all the evidence suggests that … Continue reading

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Airbnb may not be hurting the hotel industry as much as some people think

STR are researching the impact that Airbnb may be having on the hotel industry.  Their full report will be coming out later this year, but they have released some preliminary data.  This suggests the impact is not as great as … Continue reading

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Messy management for a complex world

This article on the bcg.com website discusses the implications of managing in an increasingly complex world.  Management tends to be thought of as oversight of an ‘ordered‘ system.  Reeves et al (2017) describe it thus – “factory production, which can be … Continue reading

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How does data science fit within an organisation?

Having recently blogged about digital transformation (i.e. IoT and AI), it begs the question how data analysts fit into the typical organisation.  Piva (2016), on his blog, suggests that there are four ways this is happening: “Centralised” – analytics is … Continue reading

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