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  • Smart agricolture among IoT, drones and Big Data

    Sustainability rhymes with digital. It may not be true phonetically speaking, but it certainly is from a practical point of view. With a growing population expected to reach 9 billion units by 2050, and an increase in the demand for food estimated between 59% and 98%, only a technology-driven optimization of crops may save us from future famines and the possible consequent wars. Still, this is not a futuristic dream but a  process which has already started and is currently going on. Robots, drones, satellites, IoT devices, remote sensors, the blockchain and Big Data, can be used – and have already been used – to allow farmers to get their well deserved crops, achieve the maximum yield without exploiting their…

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  • PA and digital transformation: 5 useful technologies and the IO project

    Transforming the Public Administration to optimize the state machine, enhancing services and improving the relationship with citizens: according to the report entitled “Public innovation: disruptive technologies which are expected to transform the Public Administration ”, issued by Minsait,  PAs which are willing to meet the target shall push on the accelerator of digital transformation. And to do so, they have to invest on the following 5 technologies: Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, digital reality, cyber security and Blockchain. It is worth knowing that Minsait is a business unit belonging to Indra, currently working on a few projects concerning the digital coordination of Italian public administration. The technologies supporting digitalization With reference to Big Data, we can say they are a fundamental…

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  • Everybody is against Google and Facebook: the adv duopoly shall stop

    Should advertisers trust Facebook? Basically very little or not at all, at least according to Axel Springer, Ceo of the German publishing group Media Impact. Following the “Cambridge Analytica” scandal which last March, as we all know, caused Facebook a lot of trouble due to a  bad case of illegal sale of its users’ data to third parties , the company had survey conducted in Germany, to understand how and how much such scandal may have affected its users’ opinion concerning its reliability.  And what has come out is no good news. Or, on the contrary, it may be for those publishers who have got fed up with the adv duopoly  dominated by Google and Zuckerberg’s creature, and who have…

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  • Industry 4.0 is bidding on adaptive robots. And it is rocketing.

    The market of Adaptive Robots is booming. We are talking about “intelligent” and interconnected machines which can communicate and process the IoT data collected to make complex decisions about what to do next. Basically, these robots can learn from all connected devices, thus increasing their efficiency. What differentiate them from traditional robots is that these latter are pre-programmed machines, usually fixed and stationary, whereas adaptive robots are mobile and consistently updated through IoT data which make them evolve and improve.  And with the development of Industry 4.0, they represent a fundamental resource for every sector, from banks to the automotive market, from manufacturing to healthcare, from agriculture to household applications. Just to name a common case we are all concerned…

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  • 2019: from Deloitte 6 techno-trends to be monitored

    2018 is about to finish: it is time you found out more about the next tech trends. In a cloudy and uncertain scenario, Deloitte tenth report entitled “Tech Trends 2019: Beyond the digital frontier” tries to cast light onto the main trends which will affect both industry and business over the next few months. We are talking about forecast, obviously, but they come from some experts and they can’t be ignored. 5G debut 2019 is meant to be the year 5G makes its debut. Telcos from all over the world have been investing into it millions and millions and, according to Deloitte, 25 operators, i.e. one third of the overall figure, will be able to launch services based on the…

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