Digital twin: Virtual industrial facilities as a superlative for the optimisation of marketing, distribution, and services

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The digital transformation constantly enriches us with new buzzwords and challenges. Internet of things, okay. Digital twin, wait, what? What’s behind future concepts? Are they really as revolutionary as they seem?

Digital twin means much more than the mere virtual representation of a physical product. With the help of the digital twin, not only the physical elements but also the dynamics and processes behind them can be virtually mirrored. The benefits of this virtual representative cast a promising light on the horizon of new work.

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Are businesses ready for artificial intelligence? [5 Reading Tips]

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The term artificial intelligence, also known as AI, has been gaining momentum in the last 12 months. Many knowledgeable voices remind us every day of its potential (and dangers) to change the world in our private and public lives as we know it. Gartner predicted the key tech trends for 2017 earlier this year, and at that time, AI combined with machine learning was named one of the most vital technologies of the year.

Since then, many solutions have come to the market that enable companies to implement potential applications for customer satisfaction and effective organisational processes such as: autonomous vehicles, robots, virtual assistants, smart consultants, personalised offerings, predictive analytics and maintenance, and much more.

It seems like AI is ready for business, but are businesses ready for AI?

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Is Artificial intelligence really taking off? [5 Reading Tips]

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The buzzword Artificial Intelligence (AI) is passing from hype to reality and it is expected to become not only a game changer but also one of the main global economy growth drivers in the years to come. The different AI technologies already put in place by traditional companies as well as the increasing number of AI start-ups that successfully offer value added through these AI technologies, already give us a glimpse of AI’s full potential for consumers and also industries.

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Gartner’s most important strategic tech trends for 2017 [5 Reading Tips]

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A new year is always synonymous with new objectives, strategies, and projects. Since mobile has ceased to be a trend to becoming a natural state for an increasing mass of people and a must for organisations, the main challenges organisations should face in order to lead the race towards innovation during this new year are both to wisely handle the strong emergence of smart digital technologies, and to be able to provide competitive advantages. Having said that, what are the main technology trends for 2017 that no company should miss out according to Gartner?

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Smartly connecting the dots to succeed in the data era – A look back to the International VDI Congress on IoT

CESIS_Banner_Blog With an increasingly connected world, the Internet of Things (IoT) has become more than a buzzword. High expectations have been raised, but also many questions are coming up. To respond to many of these questions and discuss the real potential of this technology, the first International VDI Congress on IoT took place in Berlin during 13-14 of December.

According to McKinsey, IoT has a potential economic impact of $2.7-6.2 trillion until 2025. Taking this into account, the general feeling that I could perceive during this 2-day congress was a mixture of excitement and scepticism.

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