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Intelligent technology will shape the future of retail

Amido research shows 88% of retail tech decision makers (TDMs) see the potential of the likes of AI, AR and VR as ways to increase their competitive advantage, but many are struggling trying to meet the convenience demands of consumers.

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TeamViewer partners with Google Cloud

TeamViewer and Google Cloud partner to modernise retail and e-commerce processes through improved in-store order picking.

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VINCI Energies and TeamViewer partner to drive digital transformation

The technology partnership focuses on the joint development of ‘Internet of Things’ and ‘Augmented Reality’ solutions for industrial use cases. The first jointly developed solution allows the rapid creation of digital twins in industrial environments, reducing the time of creation from weeks to hours.

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ABB augments reality with new remote support technologies

ABB launches pioneering global solutions to provide remote support using immersive extended reality.

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NTT to create world’s largest connected stadium, generating a ‘digital twin’ of the Tour de France

The unique concept will bring together people, processes and technology over 3,400km ensuring the continuity and resilience of the race.

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Ace immersive experience?

Infosys and the French Tennis Federation have unveiled new technologies to help bridge the gap between remote fans and the game, transforming the Roland-Garros experience for the entire tennis ecosystem.

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9 out of 10 manufacturers facing more competition compared to a year ago

inRiver report finds 96% of manufacturing businesses feel pressure to get products to market faster; 94% are using automation and AI to tailor product information for different channels; 38% are using videos to sell products while 36% are using virtual or augmented reality.

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Hyperbat accelerates industry 4.0

Hyperbat, one of the UK’s largest independent vehicle battery manufacturers based at Unipart Manufacturing in Coventry, is using the latest 5G enabled technology to significantly speed up the manufacturing process for hybrid and electric vehicle production in the UK.

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Augmented and mixed reality: what is it, and where is it going?

XR is a term that has become more prominent in the last few years. It encapsulates virtual, augmented, and mixed reality topics. The definition of each of these has become saturated in the past decade, with companies using their own definitions for each to describe their products. The new IDTechEx Report, “Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality 2020-2030”, distils this range of terms and products, compares the technologies used in them, and produces a forecast for the market next decade. This premium article discusses AR (augmented reality) and MR (mixed reality) in more detail.

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AR startup unveiled at Retail Without Borders

London Dynamics, founded by the minds behind IKEA Place, established to enable an ‘AR revolution’ for ecommerce.

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UK’s first augmented reality and street art gallery to open in Birmingham

The UK’s first Augmented Reality (AR) art and street art gallery is to open in the heart of Birmingham’s creative quarter.

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Royal Navy goes virtual

The Royal Navy’s Pac 24 RHIBs are used for search and rescue, transferring stores and people, research and reconnaissance. Several shore establishments operate RHIBs and use them to train and maintain the skill set of sailors who have been selected for the demanding duty of coxswain at sea.

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AR and VR market 'volatile but promising'

The market for extended reality devices shows the typical signs of early volatility, but the long-term outlook for the technology remains positive.

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AR boosts field worker efficiency

Virtusa has introduced new capabilities, including augmented reality (AR) based test and diagnostic capabilities to improve the efficiency of field force workers and help them improve customer service while reducing average handling time.

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The power of Virtual Reality to reduce pain for hospitalised children

New Lenovo global survey confirms 84 per cent of people believe technology can help address and solve big global problems, including in the health care field.

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Tim Richards, the new Hoptroff CEO, talks through the opportunities to grow the business as it continues to provide timestamping and synchronised time technology solutions for its core financial market, alongside significant growth in a whole series of automation applications – driverless cars, 5G-enabled and smart cities to name but a few – where accurate time is crucial.
The opening of Telehouse South at its London Docklands campus might represent something of a change for Telehouse, as it represents an ‘ambitious and aesthetic’ refurbishment of an existing data centre, as opposed to a new build, but it continues the company’s focus of providing high level colocation facilities, where latency, cloud, connectivity and sustainability all have key roles to play. Mark Pestridge, Senior Customer Experience Director, Telehouse Europe, explains all.
Emely Patra, RVP and Head of EMEA Customer Success Strategy and Architecture at MuleSoft, discusses the findings of the company’s recently published 2022 Connectivity Benchmark report, highlighting some of the obstacles to creating fully connected user experiences, and explaining how APIs and low code tools can help to address the major integration challenges which need to be overcome as part of a successful digital transformation strategy.
Conference Chair Ian Luckett outlines the content of the second virtual SDC Channel Summit event, taking place 10-11 May. A mixture of keynote presentations, roundtables and panel discussions promise to produce plenty of valuable insights for Channel companies dealing with the challenges and opportunities of digital transformation.

Expert Opinions

Cloud computing gets headlines every day, with predictions about the percent of workloads moving to large public cloud providers. While there is some momentum in the IT industry to move to public cloud environments, this choice is not automatic. Several decisions must be looked at closely before moving critical workloads to a public cloud provider. Different computing environments serve different needs of IT organisations, and one environment is not ideal for every enterprise.
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