How automation firm Falcon helping clients deliver products to workers

Ever wondered how an e-commerce company fulfills thousands of orders everyday—picking up the product from the warehouse nearest the delivery address, packing it properly, labelling it with the right barcode and mandatory receipts, and then ensuring that it reaches the customer in minimal time? While an army of men and machines...

Digital transformation is disrupting quality assurance too: Capgemini

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Digital transformation is creating challenges in quality assurance and testing operations for many CIOs as they find a tension between methods used for legacy technology and methods used for more modern technology, according to the eighth annual World Quality Report from Capgemini. As enterprises adopt new technologies like the Internet of Things (IoT) and other digital tools that change the...

Tata Motors launches new, agile sub-brand TAMO

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Tata Motors Ltd announced the launch of a new, agile, sub-brand called TAMO, which will incubate new technologies and make cars to meet expectations of consumers, as the Indian carmaker aims to future-proof its business. Automakers, especially technology laggards, have come under pressure from ride-sharing companies such as Uber, and technology giants Google and Apple that are investing in building...

How DevOps, agile spurred Slack enterprise adoption

If Jennifer Manry has her way bots will automate much of the repetitive and onerous workplace activities that consume her Capital One colleagues' time and effort. But until then the bank's vice president of workforce technology is busy helping 40,000 employees get more comfortable with new software from Slack, which allows corporate workers to instant message each other and...

Agile and DevOps: Better Together?

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Organisations across Europe believe that using an Agile methodology for software development can vastly improve the customer experience, while using DevOps can boost revenue from new sources. A new report commissioned by software company CA said that 67 percent of UK organisations using an Agile methodology saw an improvement in customer experience, while firms using DevOps practices report a 38...

Machine learning helps researchers design less costly optical sensors

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Finding practical solutions to detect proteins, cancer biomarkers, viruses and other small objects has been a key challenge for researchers worldwide for decades. These solutions hold promise for saving lives through more timely diagnosis and treatment of serious infections and diseases. Now a UCLA team’s new research shows how such detections might be done for a fraction of the cost...

Re-imagining the automation disruption

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The idea of machines and humans coexisting as co-workers to complement each another is arguably a more realistic one than AI replacing humans completely. Photo: iStockphoto It’s called the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Curiously, rapid developments happening in fields previously thought to be disjointed are now amplifying each other.   We are seeing this in the areas of artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning,...

Blockchain for Capital Markets: EquiChain Unveils Working Prototype

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EquiChain, a London-based fintech startup, has unveiled a working prototype for a blockchain-powered solution for capital markets, which promises to drive market efficiency and improve global investor access in emerging and frontier markets. The company plans to implement a full end-to-end "execution to custody" pilot in 2017. Founded in 2015 by CEO Nicholas Bone, a former banker who has served...

AT&T plans a national IoT network with LTE-M by midyear

AT&T is accelerating its rollout of LTE-M, an IoT network that’s already being used to track shipping containers and pallets, monitor water use, and connect fleets to the internet. The carrier said Tuesday it will have nationwide LTE-M coverage in the U.S. by the middle of this year, six months ahead of schedule. Previously, AT&T had said LTE-M would cover...

Avaya Surge simplifies security at the perimeter of the Internet of Things

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Avaya, on Wednesday announced a new solution that helps companies mitigate cyber attacks that can occur through IoT connected devices. A unique, security and management solution, Avaya Surge - formerly SDN Fx Healthcare - runs on any vendor’s network to enable companies in any vertical industry to protect valuable data from unauthorized access through IoT devices. Attacks and breaches resulting...