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Month: March 2018

Key Takeaways from Mobile World Congress 2018

  MWC 2018 has come and gone, but the technology trends at the show often define the year ahead. Here is a sneak peek, to pique your interest. Managing Security and Compliance With General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) looming, it was not surprising that risk management and compliance issues were center stage at MWC 2018. At their Mobile Conference within MWC, IBM pointed out that cybersecurity and data breaches remain…

AI with ROI: Why businesses should care about intelligent capture

The current wave of innovations brought about by Artificial Intelligence (AI) is  automating business processes and improving efficiencies. This means that all forward-looking businesses should be analyzing the value they stand to gain from AI adoption. Artificial intelligence (AI) will contribute as much as $15.7 trillion to the global economy by 2030, according to a research by PwC. That enormous value creation comes from productivity gains resulting from automating business…

Transforming Accounts Payable with Artificial Intelligence

More than 20 million Amazon Alexa-powered devices were sold in 2017, and Google sold a Google Home device every second since the Mini started shipping in October, making voice-activated artificial intelligence more mainstream than ever before. The weather, a friendly joke or random trivia are easy for Alexa and Google to retrieve; and when stumped, the statement, “I can’t help you with that, but I’m always learning,” reassures us that…well,…

Document Capture Technology and the Future of Trade Finance

The blockchain’s Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) has reached the point where it is easy for businesses to adopt and embrace. Many international trade finance companies are fast uncovering the value of using the technology as a shared platform for storage, retrieval and accessing business-critical documents. This is not surprising since the very nature of the technology is manifested in the distributed, shared, open ledgers, beholden to no one and verifiable…

Preserving 100-year history of weather observations in Brazil

Since 1909, scientists of the National Institute of Meteorology of Brazil (INMET) have collected more than 3 million pages of weather records and information about climate change across the country. Their impressive record include climatological data from the sultry Rio de Janeiro, the roaring Iguazu Falls, the gloomy forests of the Amazon and the misty Sao Paulo. However, there is a common problem that these scientists must address to save…