We consider it a natural process that online transactions are getting smoother and faster day by day. Be it a purchase from your favorite webshop, an Airbnb booking or registering for a music streaming service, we want them to be quick, with as little friction in the process as possible. However as the digital economy is getting more global and complex, eliminating friction from our everyday online transactions seems to be a continuous fight.
After seven months of work, the biggest digital advertising companies think they have a solution to the existential threat of consumers blocking online ads. According to Bloomberg, Google is at the center of the plan, although the company and its partners are keen to present the initiative as a group effort.
Industrie 4.0, a German Federal-Government-sponsored initiative to create smart manufacturing that is gaining broader support as a framework for connected, smart products and systems, has been underway for more than five years.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg laid out his strategy for augmented reality, saying the social network will use smartphone cameras to overlay virtual items on the real world rather than waiting for AR glasses to be technically possible, according to Bloomberg.
Next October, the Internet of Things Solutions World Congress (IoTSWC) will host its third edition and will include two new tracks focusing on innovations that will soon disrupt the technological landscape forever changing the way we produce and communicate: Blockchain and Quantum computing.
Apple will soon take its self-driving car software platform to public streets for the first time, a major step that gets the world’s largest technology company into a crowded race to transform transportation, according to Bloomberg.
SAP is aiming to reach new heights of technological advancement, and a Hungarian company Netlife will help them in that quest. In 2013, SAP announced a new, Web-based User Interface framework for its ERP system, optimized for phone and tablet usage, SAP Fiori.
New study by Accuray Research “The Global Farm Management Software Market” is poised to grow at a CAGR of around 18.7% over the next decade to reach approximately $6.8 billion by 2025. In the featured research one of the best companies between 12 companies from all around the world is Croatian startup Agrivi.
Amazon’s battle with Apple over digital assistants is moving to a new venue: hotel rooms, where Alexa and Siri are both vying to be the voice-controlled platform of choice for travelers, according to Bloomberg.
IBM announced the new release of IBM Blockchain, the first enterprise-ready blockchain service based on the Linux Foundation's Hyperledger Fabric version 1.0. The service enables developers to quickly build and host security-rich production blockchain networks on the IBM Cloud, and is underpinned by IBM LinuxONE, the industry’s most secure Linux server.
Chinese company ZTE announced its “Smart Street 2.0 – Highlights Your City” solution at CeBIT in Hannover, Germany. Smart Street 2.0 is the second generation of ZTE’s Low-Power Wide-Area-Network (LPWAN) based solution which helps city administrators transform public services on the city’s streets and roads, thus creating a solid foundation for a practical smart city.
Digitalization is fundamentally changing companies and their business models the world over. The healthcare sector, too, is on the cusp of radical change that will affect every aspect of the patient journey. This pending paradigm shift raises many questions which will be addressed at CeBIT's d!conomy Healthcare Digital Summit.
ASSA ABLOY Scandinavia, with its home security brands ASSA, Ruko, TrioVing and Yale, has entered a strategic partnership with Safe4 Security Group to provide enhanced smart security solutions for private residences.
Italtel and Exprivia have announced the launch of an advanced telemedicine solution. It brings together Italtel’s DoctorLINK open web platform with Exprivia’s eLifeCare home care solution, by providing the required infrastructure and services necessary for complete care management.
Dubai's Road and Transport Authority (RTA) and Ericsson have signed an agreement whereby Ericsson will provide an innovative Regulatory Monitoring System to transform and regulate the future of public transportation in Dubai.
TeamViewer announced its listing on AWS Marketplace for Desktop Apps, which offers subscription based applications to Amazon WorkSpaces customers. Amazon WorkSpaces is a fully managed, secure desktop computing service which runs on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud. The integration of TeamViewer means Amazon WorkSpaces users can benefit from TeamViewer’s remote support and access capabilities.
The company Hive, which is based in Sweden, announced their solution for video integration with Skype Meeting Broadcast and Office Video. They claim that their Hive Streaming software can significantly reduce network load in large video meetings over Microsoft's software.
UROS – Uni-fi Roaming Solutions and iBasis have collaborated to be the first to remotely provision a user subscription in a mobile hotspot device. The new global mobile access technology allows the UROS’ Goodspeed mobile hotspots, Goodspeed Roaming enabled smartphones and many other connected UROS IoT devices, to update to a selected local mobile operator subscription automatically as users travel across borders, all using a single SIM.
Altair Semiconductor announced at MWC in Barcelona last week that it is teaming up with Geotab to power the next generation of GPS vehicle tracking devices operating on AT&T’s 4G LTE network. Designed to meet the needs of telematics applications, Altair’s CAT-1 chipset will usher in the new era of Geotab’s LTE-connected products.
The public cloud services market in Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is projected to grow 22.2 percent in 2017 to total $1.2billion, up from $956 million in 2016, according to Gartner. The highest growth for the cloud services market in MENA comes from platform as a service (PaaS) at 28.8 percent growth and software as a service (SaaS) at 28.5 percent growth.
The number of remotely monitored patients grew by 44 percent to 7.1 million in 2016 as the market entered a growth phase fuelled by rising market acceptance in several key verticals, according to a new study from Berg Insight.
Telesoftas, one of Europe’s leading app and platform developers, has unveiled its new documentation software, used on cryptocurrency, at Mobile World Congress. The software provides the latest in document authentication and is set to revolutionise record keeping for the healthcare, finance and pension sectors.
Ericsson has launched Connected Vehicle Marketplace, a white-label solution to reduce the complexities of building digital service ecosystems for connected vehicles. Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), partners and motorists will now be able to drive the development of innovation and connectivity in the automotive industry.
d-LAB, the Mobile World Capital Barcelona digital transformation programme, has presented the results of its project connecting the latest Big Data and IoT technologies with tourism at the Sagrada Familia church.
Essence SmartCare and Telekom Slovenije have announced they are partnering to offer Essence’s award-winning Care@Home aging-in-place solutions to the Slovenian market, giving seniors the independence and security they seek.
SAP announced at MWC the expansion of SAP Cloud Platform, formerly known as SAP HANA Cloud Platform, with new capabilities and enhancements to provide an industry-leading platform as a service (PaaS). The company also said that they plan to deliver SAP Cloud Platform SDK for iOS within one month.
Meontrust will showcase an updated and enhanced version of its MePIN Mobile Connect Smartphone App Authenticator at MWC in Barcelona. The MePIN for Mobile Connect smartphone app authenticator and SDK is available for iOS and Android platforms and supports a multitude of privacy protecting and business supporting features.
Italtel, along with its partner Exprivia, will showcase portfolio of solutions to support service providers, enterprises and the public sector in the digital transformation process at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next week.