5G and Industry 4.0 are the keys to unlocking Europe’s economy

Economic forecasts across the globe make for grim reading. The coronavirus pandemic when it first hit brought countries to a standstill. In June, the World Bank projected that the global economy was on course to shrink 5.2% over the course of 2020.

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How service level agreements can ensure real uptime

Large telcos and networking vendors have long used service level agreements (SLAs) to overpromise and underdeliver, leaving customers with serious service issues and substandard connectivity.

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Putting data science in the hands of domain experts to deliver more valuable insights

Emerging technologies such as advanced analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) are transforming the manufacturing sector. The factory floor is awash with data driven by the growth in Internet of Things (IoT) sensors. But, says Mike Loughran, CTO for the UK and Ireland at Rockwell Automation, data alone is not a useful commodity. This data needs context and

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Accenture enhances cloud-first capabilities in Australia and NZ with two acquisitions

Accenture has acquired Olikka, a Melbourne-based provider of cloud migration and related services, enhancing Accenture’s Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure capabilities, as well as its broader cloud capabilities across Australia and New Zealand.

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Facilio and Belimo join forces to advance IoT-driven connected building environments

Facilio, an AI-driven property operations & maintenance (O&M) platform, and Belimo, a global market provider in HVAC field devices, announced a strategic collaboration to enhance the buildings industry by delivering connected and sustainable environments.

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Autostrade Tech, IBM and Fincantieri NexTech deploy a new AI and IoT-based system

A new phase in the field of road network security and infrastructure monitoring is starting. ASPI Tech, IBM and Fincantieri NexTech announce that the new digital system for civil infrastructure monitoring, based on IBM Maximo, is now in operation.

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IDnow’s autoIdent AI solution ready for high security transactions

IDnow, a provider of identity verification as a service solutions, announces the artificial intelligence (AI) identity verification product AutoIdent Substantial .

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Orange Business Services in global collaboration agreement with Amazon Web Services

Orange Business Services has announced a global strategic collaboration agreement with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to help enterprises accelerate their digital transformation and leverage the benefits of the cloud to adapt quicker to market changes and user needs.

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Vodafone and Sumitomo Corp unveil strategic 5G alliance

Vodafone Group Plc (Vodafone) and Sumitomo Corporation (SC) today jointly announced that they have entered into a strategic alliance to collaborate on international technology infrastructure and digital services projects, sharing knowledge and collaborating on new business opportunities in the 5G era.

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IT leaders now look to data management for competitive advantage, says survey

Druva Inc., a specialist in cloud data protection (CDP) and management, announced the results of the 2020 Value of Data Report. The report offers insights from 700 IT decision makers in the US and UK and underpins the importance of maximising the value of data as businesses navigate an unprecedented global event.

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Rockwell Automation to show flexible, smart manufacturing at SPS Connect

Thousands of delegates are expected to join Rockwell Automation and other large industrial organisations at SPS Connect to see the latest in industrial automation technology virtually.

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New edge gateway launched by Rockwell Automation to accelerate IT/OT convergence

Rockwell Automation has introduced the first capability of its edge strategy with FactoryTalk Edge Gateway, to simplify and accelerate IT/OT (information/operations technology) convergence.

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Natural Cycles notifies FDA for wearable birth control

Natural Cycles, which claims to be the first and only FDA-cleared birth control app in the United States and CE-marked birth control app in Europe, announced that the company has submitted a 510(k) Premarket Notification to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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Brands overlook human touch in drive for resilience, study shows

Brands have embraced agile working practices in the drive for resilience, but are neglecting key contributory factors – including ‘Humanity’ – that could help future-proof them against subsequent crises, according to a new study out today.

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Cloud adoption and opportunities will continue to expand leading to a $1 trillion market in 2024

The COVID-19 pandemic has largely proven to be an accelerator of cloud adoption and extension and will continue to drive a faster conversion to cloud-centric IT.

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Star quality speaker line-up promised at Africa Tech Festival 2020

AfricaCom and AfricaTech are anchor events of the new Africa Tech Festival, which will take place – online – from November 10-12th this year.

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