Why speed is the new competitive advantage
The introduction of big data, artificial intelligence and 'smart everything' is transforming homes, workplaces and daily lives - it’s known as the fourth industrial revolution. Underpinning this revolution, however, is a new master: speed. Guest blog written by Michael Chalmers, MD EMEA at Contino
Forecasting – why managers should care
Forecasting is not a new concept for most companies. However, not all companies have historically treated forecasting as a key business process, claiming that 1-2% more accurate forecasts wouldn’t make a tangible difference to their business. By Spiros Potamitis, Data Scientist at SAS UK & Ireland
The future growth of AI and ML
We’ve all come to terms with the fact that Artificial Intelligence (AI) is transforming how businesses operate and how much it can help a business in the long term. Over the past few years, this understanding has driven a spike in companies experimenting and evaluating AI technologies and who are now using it specifically in production deployments. By Rachel Roumeliotis, VP of Data and AI at O’Reilly
Automate revenue capture to mitigate economic turbulence
It’s been a tough year for the electronics industry. Back in March, IPC surveyed 5,400 member companies, and found that 69% of respondents had received warnings from their suppliers about shipment delays. 62% of company representatives said they were bracing for a sales slump in 2020. Written by Judd Marcello, EVP &CMO, Conexiom
Monitoring, control, and protection options in DC fans
DC fans are called upon by engineers in many situations and applications to provide forced-air convection cooling. Thanks to their widespread use, they are relatively easy to understand and can be implemented in a variety of configurations. By CUI Devices
Developing into a reality: a unified solution is happening
When we set out in December 2019 to create a unifying standard for the smart home industry, there was naturally a lot of excitement - and of course, questions. Would this global consortium truly be able to bring this new standard to market? How long would it take? What products would actually emerge? Would we be able to pull off our promise to unify a fragmented industry under a single connectivity standard that would help companies focus on crea...
Always ready to deliver at Heilind
Marko Elstermann, Manager – Logistics, Purchasing & Value-Added Services, at specialist distributor Heilind, is always ready to take on responsibility. As a commercial specialist, he has gained extensive experience in sales, IT, purchasing and, since 2003, logistics. He has completed further training, restructured a company and now heads the purchase, logistics and value-added services area at Heilind. Here Elstermann talks about w...
Why banks need to change their operating models now
Twelve years ago, the banking industry suffered deep reputational damage in the wake of the 2008 global financial crisis. Bankers took the blame - in some cases deservedly - for large-scale economic problems that took a severe toll on many of society’s most vulnerable people. Brian Holden, Global Director, Financial Services at SAS UK & Ireland
How remote working is transforming company culture
Remote working has been in the technology ecosystem for many years. I have personally been doing partial remote work for the last ten to twenty years and what I have found is surprising. Most individuals are not used to this style of work which is accelerating a nationwide transformation of company culture. Guest blog written by Christopher Carter, CEO of Approyo
IoT security: Innovation on all fronts
The IoT is a complex organism. On one end of the spectrum, it comprises billions of data-gathering, functionality-enabling IoT end-devices deployed the world over in homes, cities, vehicles, factories, and just about anywhere else. On the other end is the cloud, a network of data centres distributed across multiple continents, where data are stored and processed, often using Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithms to reveal otherwise hard-to-gain...