Hello again and welcome to Vending Insight 41, ‘A Changing Internet’, brought to you with the assistance of our friends at Vianet Smart Machines in association with Vendman, the UK’s Number One ERP software for vending operators.
A Changing Internet: The Convergence Of Blockchain, Internet Of Things, And Artificial Intelligence (Forbes)
‘The internet is evolving beyond its technical infrastructure. As we move towards creating an integrated cyberspace, aquaspace, geospace and space (CAGS) internet of everything (IoE) ecosystem that benefits from the fast-tracking technology, application trend paradigm shifts, and convergence beyond blockchain and artificial intelligence, it raises more questions than answers’, says Jayshree Pandyar, HERE
Apple @ Work: IoT Devices Face Security Problems That Must Be Addressed (9 to 5 Mac)
One of the major issues with IoT security is that devices are built and maintained by companies who aren’t networking natives… Dind out more. HERE
On flights to the US, passengers can find themselves without connectivity for up to four hours, due to the fact that most satellites that connect aircraft are geostationary, located over the equator, and aircraft antennae cannot see the satellite when in the far north, due to the earth’s curvature. A welcome hiatus? Not any more, as you’ll read HERE.
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Smarter IoT Concepts Reveal Creaking Networks (Network World)
Today’s networks don’t meet the needs of emergent internet of things systems. IoT systems need their own modern infrastructure, researchers at the University of Magdeburg say. Worry beads required? Find out HERE.
Domino’s Tests Cashless Stores And Deliveries Down Under (Engadget)
Nick Knight, CEO of Domino’s Australia and New Zealand, claimed cashless cut lines in store and reduce delivery waiting times. He also suggested the move will help protect employees, as delivery drivers and stores won’t carry any cash. Another slice? HERE
Nike Goes The Distance With Omni-Channel Retail Transformation (Diginomica)
From a fiscal point of view, the commitment to a digitally-led business model is paying off with digital revenue growth currently clocking in at 35% year-on-year. CEO Mark Parker says this is just the first lap, learn more HERE
Beware When Jetting Off…
Airlines Are Going Cashless For In-Flight Purchases (This Is Money)
Vending Insight 41: Beware when jetting off on holiday this summer — some airlines no longer accept cash for in-flight purchases such as refreshments and duty free. And others have imposed a host of different rules governing the use of coins, notes and debit cards on a range of different routes.
AI Can Now Decide The Perfect Blockbuster Movie Cast (Analytics India)
Showbiz is one of the most lucrative industries in the world, but there’s no specific formula for churning out blockbusters. That is why filmmakers from across the world are tapping artificial intelligence to take help with audience composition, CGI and even music… Learn your lines, HERE
Poor Security Infrastructure Is The Achilles Heel For Enterprise IoT Devices (Live Mint)
Vending Insight 41: However, numerous security breaches right from the Stuxnet virus to Mirai and more show that demand for IoT is growing with little regard to security. Most organizations already face information risks from IoT devices and almost 20% of organizations have detected an IoT-based attack in the past three years. Oe-er: see HERE
Is it at Shops, is it Online, Wait, Retail is Everywhere (Entrepreneur India)
Nichant Choudary writes: ‘Evolution for brands became a critical need. The shift towards Omni-channel formats is both global and inevitable. While online retail is growing with massive potential, the consumer still doesn’t want to part ways touch and feel a thing, so the value of offline retail remains and there is a convergence of platforms, which will help brands cater to different types of customers, for a better in-store experience.’ Agree or disagree? Find out HERE
We hope you enjoyed this issue, Vending Insight 41. Vending Insight 42 will be with you soon. See you then.
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