Technology is not the limiting factor when it comes to putting advances in the field of AI into practice. [shutterstock: 678583375, Peshkova]

Technology is not the limiting factor when it comes to putting advances in the field of AI into practice. [shutterstock: 678583375, Peshkova]

AI Colleagues Will Have To Wait

In classical production, robots and AI have been part of everyday life for many years. It is only a matter of time before robotics will also be able to settle in the world of white collars, which will have to welcome an electronic colleague next to them. AI-based technical solutions hold even greater potential than previously know.

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The research finds that more than 90 percent of companies plan to invest into technology that enables predictive maintenance. [shutterstock: 551791498, Zapp2Photo]

The research finds that more than 90 percent of companies plan to invest into technology that enables predictive maintenance. [shutterstock: 551791498, Zapp2Photo]

European Manufacturers Take Steps Towards Predictive Maintenance

A new PAC/CXP Group study finds that 93% of European manufacturers and transport operators believe that their maintenance processes for industrial equipment and vehicles are not very efficient.

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The SAP standard can be problematic in purchasing processes, particularly in construction. [shutterstock: 284725655, iMoved Studio]

The SAP standard can be problematic in purchasing processes, particularly in construction. [shutterstock: 284725655, iMoved Studio]

Limitations And Opportunities Of Service Purchasing In SAP

In procurement, service purchasing is often seen as the most demanding discipline. However, the SAP standard is not sufficient for seamless digitization of cooperation with suppliers. Whether utilities, industrial parks or financial institutions: In most industries, significantly more services are purchased than materials.

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WIth GDPR finally here. companies still face numerous challenges but can also profit from taking up opportunities created by the new regulation. [shutterstock: 44960825, Zolnierek]

WIth GDPR finally here. companies still face numerous challenges but can also profit from taking up opportunities created by the new regulation. [shutterstock: 44960825, Zolnierek]

GDPR: The Time Has Run Out!

The deadline has finally run out: The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has come into force on May 25th and replaces the EU Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC and all data protection legislation in EU member states. However, it will affect every organisation that uses or handles personal data of EU citizens.

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By 2021, the focus in AI technology will have shifted away from enhancing customer experience. [shutterstock: 529299211, whiteMocca]

By 2021, the focus in AI technology will have shifted away from enhancing customer experience. [shutterstock: 529299211, whiteMocca]

Global AI Business Value to Reach $1.2 Trillion in 2018

Global business value derived from artificial intelligence is projected to total $1.2 trillion in 2018, an increase of 70 per cent from 2017, according to Gartner. AI-derived business value is forecast to reach $3.9 trillion in 2022.

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