technology

Technology is not dehumanising the F&B industry. It’s doing the opposite

There is a common fear amongst employees in service industries like food & beverage that the increased effort for automation through machines will ultimately replace workers and dehumanize what is usually deemed a “people-focused” industry.

The fear stems largely from operational and logistical automation, where we are increasingly seeing robots take over responsibilities like optimizing production rate in a food factory, quality assurance checks and even customer-facing service roles.

The Cyber Security Landscape – Why partnership is key to making it simple

How do you make the most risk-averse decisions for your technology investments when your day-to-day duties mean your knowledge, time and resources are over-stretched?

Each year meticulously analyse the cyber industry and their detailed “Cyber Security Landscape” graphic below is a perfect example of why SMBs can feel overwhelmed when it comes to making technology decisions for their business.

A.I. vs H.I. – Artificial Intelligence & Human Intelligence in Recruiting

The recent HCI conference did not disappoint and offered us all a lot of really interesting take aways on where Talent Acquisition is, or may be, heading. Important and timely topics such as employer branding technologies, candidate and employee engagement, and the next horizon for performance analytics were all in focus – as expected.

Cloud-Native Environments: A Challenge for Traditional Cyber Security Practices by Jean-Christophe Gaillard

Clouds are those blurred masses of condensed watery vapor floating in the sky whose gloomy nature often leads to questionings around their true physical state. Are they really tangible? Could we touch what we look up to? And above all, is there a difference between what we imagine seeing and what they truly are?

Digital transformation lessons from the trenches... by Maarten Ectors

Here are some lessons for anybody wanting to do digital transformation based on positive experiences:

Differentiate between digital and innovation

Digital teams do sprints, have product owners & scrum masters, use Cloud Computing, AI, continuous deployment, etc. Innovation teams do the same. However very few companies have both and make sure they compete and collaborate at the same time.

Start-ups: Your Most Valuable Asset in the Long Run Will Be the Trust of Your Customers by Jean-Christophe Gaillard

It seems that security is still – at best – an afterthought for most start-ups as they go about building their Minimum Viable Product (MVP).

We highlighted it earlier in the context of the Internet of Things, but it is true across the board.

Digital transformation: the truth and nothing more... by Harvey Neve

‘We need to get more digital’ is the cry from many a board room. Often followed by the question ‘what does that mean?’

If this is only just happening in your board room, then that cry may well be coming from a fear of being left behind by the competition. Disruption in established markets takes no prisoners. Scale is no defence, and can actually be your greatest enemy unless you leverage the resource availability that scale can offer.

So, the digital battle cry has gone out and what happens next is usually one of two things:

Towards a new model of data ownership? by Jean-Christophe Gaillard

In anything but name, data is today’s most used currency.

In the current business paradigm, structured by big tech firms over a decade ago and replicated since by a number of online platforms, individuals willingly provide their personal information in exchange for a service. Personal data is subsequently repackaged – anonymised or not – and sold to advertisers and marketers.