Category Archives: Innovation

Augment or Replace: How Will AI Impact the Workplace?

Augment or Replace: How Will AI Impact the Workplace?

A future where Artificial Intelligence (AI) renders humans largely redundant in the workplace is one view of AI’s societal impact. Another view is that although AI will redefine the concept of earning a living, the technology will liberate individuals from routine tasks and enable them to perform to much higher levels. Both views were discussedRead More

Blockchain’s Garbage In, Garbage Out Challenge

Blockchain’s Garbage In, Garbage Out Challenge

Any information system is only as good as the quality of its data; the well-known garbage in, garbage out conundrum. Blockchains are distributed ledgers that are subject to this principle, but more so than conventional systems since the entries are supposed to be unalterable. Is data integrity the Achilles Heel of blockchain technology, especially inRead More

Smart Processes Are Redefining On-Site Inspections

Smart Processes Are Redefining On-Site Inspections

Innovations such as mobile communications, prediction algorithms and machine learning have arrived in the multi-billion-dollar quality inspection and supplier compliance industry. The impact will be transformational for the industry, which has been slow to adopt new technology. Companies (clients) that use inspection and supplier compliance services to inspect and evaluate suppliers’ production lines will benefitRead More

Biomass Business Study Uses Logistics as a Measure of Commercial Success

Biomass Business Study Uses Logistics as a Measure of Commercial Success

Enterprises engaged in using waste products as raw materials for bio-commodities help companies and countries to meet their sustainability goals. But to be successful they also must be commercially viable. A new research project backed by the European Commission takes a novel approach to evaluating these enterprises, by analysing the financial performance of their supportingRead More

Turning Disruptive Change Into Competitive Advantage

Turning Disruptive Change Into Competitive Advantage

In today’s fast-changing business environment, companies need to react quickly and decisively to disruptive market changes. Yet many enterprises lack the ability to respond swiftly to these competitive threats. For example, rapid change is transforming the auto market, which is witnessing a potentially dramatic shift in the locus of value creation away from global OEMs andRead More