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Are we being overloaded by technology?

Is the rate of technological change happening too fast, especially for the typical consumer? During periods of lockdown due to the pandemic our reliance upon technology has significantly increased.

COVID-19: The era of survival of the digital-first and fittest Special

“COVID-19 has brought about an era of survival of the digital-first and fittest,” according to Louis Tetu, Coveo CEO. The business-guru charts how the past twleve months of business have been radically overhauled.

Digital HR provides solutions for workplaces post COVID-19

The changing business climate means new ways of running the firm and this includes the way employees and employers interact. Among the new platforms being considered those for employee relations, representing part of the digital transformation of HR.

Q&A: The path to becoming a CEO in the digital age Special

Most businesses are going through major change and disruption, recognizing the need to be data driven and becoming absorbed into digital transformation projects. Kate Gorman, CEO of Fort Mason Games provides advice for the business sector.

Q&A: Are you assuming employees' workplace tool preferences? Special

Employers are working to accommodate the needs of every employee - from the young Gen Zers to the older Baby Boomers, but research shows that communication and work style preferences don't vary much across age demographics, defying the stereotypes.

IoT adoption survey identifies leading key performance indicators

A new survey finds that most organizations introducing connected technology have put in place key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure success. However, the actual KPIs differ considerably by industry.

Q&A: Digital transformation expert predicts 2025 innovations Special

What do the next few years look like for digital transformation? Can we expect further life-altering innovations to emerge and completely change the way we live? Matt Mead, CTO of SPR provides some predictions.

Q&A: New report reveals Canadians increased use of digital tech Special

Simplii Financial has conducted a 'deep dive' into digital trends in Canada. Drawing on key statistics, the report shows on how reliant Canadians have become on digital technology. The study takes a critical look at the tech people are consuming.

New digital design project for pharmaceutical product development

A consortium of industry, academia and government have developed a new approach to digital design for pharmaceutical product and process development. Called ADDoPT, the focus is on process understanding and predictive modeling.

Five Australian digital startups to take notice of

From VR headsets designed to reduce traction in gaming tournaments to a platform designed to link designers with clients; and an AR app that places a potential product in your home environment, Australia is at the forefront of digital technology.

Q&A: Solving the digital identity problem in banking and finance Special

London - Challenger banks built on modern technology are continuing to grow in popularity; and customer expectations are rising. However, these financial institutions raise issues of identity verification. Tim Bedard from OneSpan highlights the significance.

Three ways digital transformation is changing pharmaceuticals

The digital transformation of pharmaceutical manufacturing is continuing at a rapid pace as companies attempt to mine the sources of data available. Innovations include predictive analytics, big data analytics, and creating the digital plant.

Companies will increase digital transformation investment in 2019

The vast majority of businesses will increase their investments in digital technology over the coming year, and many expect IT modernization to lead to cost savings and greater profitability, according to DXC Technology.

What is technoference and how to avoid it

A new campaign seeks to reduce the amount of time we spend using technology at home and to instead promote greater social interaction within families. This overuse of technology has been dubbed 'technoference'.

Q&A: Eliminating your digital fingerprint to protect your data Special

Politicians and businesses frequently use tracking technology on their websites to track and analyze potential voter or consumer behavior. For those concerned about this, TrackOFF provides a solution.

Review: Is technology threatening democracy? Special

A new book raises concerns about the current direction that technology is taking, particularly the threat this trajectory poses for democratic structures and institutions. Part of the problem is our unquestioning embrace of big tech.

Advantages of blockchain for science and technology: Q&A Special

Munich - The scientific process is one that is open and transparent so that nothing has to be taken on trust. This makes science a compatible fit with blockchain, a a way of trustlessly recording data. Dr. Axel Schumacher of Shivom explains more.

UN launches digital experts panel

The Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres, has emphasized the importance of new technology, and he has launched a new UN-backed digital experts panel.

Alexa spies on couple in house

Portland - A couple in Portland, Oregon have discovered that Amazon's Alexa listened in, recorded and then posted a recording of a private conversation. Amazon has been accused of flouting data privacy.

Road map for the digital transformation of pharmaceuticals

Berlin - The impact and future of digitization along the value chain of the pharmaceutical industry have been discussed at a recent conference. The process of digital transformation presents both opportunities and threats for pharma.

Aegon embarks on digital platform journey

Edinburgh - The company Aegon, which specializes in pension, insurance and investments, has overhauled its senior leadership to reflect shift to digital platform business.

Businesses going digital need to develop new employee mindsets

Businesses undergoing digital transformation need to consider work culture and the set of practices and attitudes of employees as much as they consider specific technologies, according to a new report from Gartner.

Interview: Optimity Advisors and the alternative path for digital Special

Businesses large and small must not allow the Googles and Apples of the world to dictate the digital path society and business follows, according to consultancy firm Optimity Advisors. We spoke with them to find out why.

New cognitive hearing aid filters out noise

Columbia Engineering researchers have developed a cognitive hearing aid that can filter out the background noise to enable those with a hearing impairment to focus more fully on the person immediately talking to them.

Digital technology brings color accuracy to smartphones

The company X-Rite has brought color measurement accuracy to smartphones as well as for online shopping, with its Color-Eye solution. This is designed to improve what consumers actually view.

KPMG reports on developments with digital technologies

Consulting company KPMG has released a report looking at how digital transformation is affecting almost every industrial sector. The report highlights the latest global leaders in innovation, and the technologies they're harnessing.

London's 'smart street' uses new technologies and data science

London - Imagine a world where city sidewalks can generate enough energy to power streetlights, along with additional technologies, like BlueTooth and benches that clean the air. Welcome to London's Bird Street.

Op-Ed: Different meanings of 'digital transformation'

In general the term "digital transformation" refers to the transformation of business including processes, activities and models, through the use of developing digital technologies

Call for business to embrace the digital economy

Oxford - An economics think tank has called on global businesses to embrace the digital economy; without engaging with digital technology many businesses will fall by the wayside, according to the foundation.

U.S. couple sue IP mapping firm for year of "digital hell"

A couple in the U.S. are suing an IP mapping firm for causing them years of problems due to millions of IP addresses being associated with their property. This had led to the couple being accused of various crimes.
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