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The three pillars of mainframe transformation: Manage, migrate and modernize

When it comes to business decisions, three is a powerful number. “Two” on the other hand makes all decisions binary and simply provides either/or options. A larger number of choices can muddy the waters by offering too many undifferentiated categories. Given the alternatives, “three” is an ideal way to dissect a situation and frame a strategy.A perfect case in point is what to do about…

Data monetization for sports: a true game-changer

During the pandemic, a huge shift to digital fan engagement was amplified across sport as physical attendance became difficult or impossible. Now, as venues reopen, sports organizers must orchestrate captivating events and find essential new revenue streams – all while meeting the significant challenges of ensuring the safety of spectators. Sports’ golden assets One important asset is increasingly available to help meet these complex demands – the ever-growing…

Long-term vision, short-term shocks: navigating the global energy crisis with digital solutions

It’s clear that the risks of maintaining a secure and affordable energy supply have been seriously exacerbated by the war in Ukraine. While the long-term, the vision for a decarbonized future remains the same, in the short term, there are shocks that governments, the energy industry and energy users must endure while accelerating the energy transition.Given their reliance on…

6G Networks: Casting their shadows before (Part 2)

In the first installment of this series, we looked at the path that technology will take to reach 6G mobile networks, as well as some potential use cases for 6G networks. Now, we turn our attention to the technology, efficiency and sustainability changes we can expect once 6G becomes a reality. New network technologies – Starting today In its primer 6G Explained, Nokia lists six network technology areas…

The PLM journey: Connecting PLM with real-world maintenance operations

The purpose of this blog post is to take you on a journey in the public transportation sector and show how you can unleash the true power of your maintenance process within a PLM system. I will elaborate on the challenges and how you can resolve them by combining PLM with a digital twin approach to bridge the gap between the real and the virtual…

Digital twins demystified: how to turn three digital threads into limitless business value

In business, we’d all like a crystal ball: given the events of the last two years, with the arrival of the pandemic and disruption of supply chains, the ability to manage uncertainty is more important than ever. This goes a long way to explaining why digital twins are in such demand.A digital twin is a live, evolving digital replica of…

To the metaverse, yes, but far beyond

Every two years, the Atos Scientific Community reports on future technology-related business trends, in a sense, inviting readers to engage in thought experiments with a purpose: to be prepared now for what’s coming within the next four years. Our latest report, “Unlocking virtual dimensions” was released April 4. The thought experiment There is nothing particularly new in the concept of “virtualizing” compute infrastructures, storage and networks. Indeed, such approaches…

5 technologies that will make the return of live events even more thrilling

Live events are finally starting to come back. Here are the five technologies that will help make our experience as attendees even more pleasant and enjoyable.After a long shutdown, live events are slowly coming back in most countries. As sport stadiums, concert venues and conference centers start filling up again, event organizers are confronted with the challenge of providing everyone…

Intralogistics: are they the ultimate efficiency lever in supply chain management?

As a result of the pandemic, the news is filled with stories about disrupted supply chains, semiconductor shortages and increasing logistics prices. Nevertheless, the pandemic is not entirely to blame, but it did underscore the supply chain problems many companies were already facing prior to COVID-19. On the other hand, it has led to activities aimed at improving efficiency and transparency in the…

How industry pathfinders are leveraging cloud for a better tomorrow

Over the past 15 years, AWS has strived to facilitate innovation with, as AWS CEO Adam Selipsky explained, “the broadest and deepest set of services and capabilities” of any cloud provider. "Cloud has become not just another tech revolution, but a shift in how businesses actually function," Selipsky notes.Through AWS’s cloud services, industry titans such as Netflix, NASA, and NTT DoCoMo have brought lofty goals…

Six keys to success when implementing and operating digital twins

Digital twins are one of the hottest topics in digital transformation. As a cross-company concept, they promise many benefits, including faster prototyping and transparent collaboration between design, testing and prototyping, to improved asset availability and OEE in manufacturing, and lower operational cost of equipment in the field.The predicted growth rates and market volumes for digital twins across all industries are promising. According to Markets and…

Managing a dynamic grid - Automation and intelligence for a data-driven grid

For every utility company, or at least for every DSO, the operational landscape has changed forever. This is thanks to fundamental changes both to the grid, and perhaps even more importantly, to the pursuit of sustainable business performance. Dramatic changes to the grid have a direct and far-reaching impact on the practice of operational management. We cannot expect the…