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December 21st, 2016

Italy’s online habits confronted with the rest of the world

Contactlab

There are 30.5 million Italian people connected, that correspond to 78% of the Italian population aged between 16 and 65. The number of mobile users, in particular, is growing fast. These and more data are collected in the European Digital …

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December 14th, 2016

Digital tourism: this year’s Christmas trends according to Octorate

Fabio Di Dio Rosso, Marketing & Communication Manager at Octorate

Just in Italy, digital tourism is worth 10.3 billion Euros. This is an important share of the Italian travel industry, which at the end of the year will generate revenues for more than 52 billion Euros and mark a 3% …

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December 1st, 2016

How much innovation is there in the Italian retail industry?

NewsFromThePlatform

Not much, but rapidly growing – according to the Observatory for Digital Innovation in Retail, promoted by the Politecnico School of Management in Milan. If the absolute numbers of the Italian retail industry’s investment in technology are small – only …

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November 24th, 2016

Marketplace lending: what we can learn from the UK

Antonio Lafiosca, co-founder and CEO at BorsadelCredito.it

The trends for the future of marketplace lending are outlined in London, where it was born 10 years ago It is worth about 85% of the European market, it keeps growing (+ 99% in 2015, when it moved 1,490  billion …

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November 18th, 2016

Plummeting Newspaper Ad Revenue Sparks New Publishing Era

NewsFromThePlatform

All of us know that publishing, and newspapers in particular, are going through a period of great change. An accelerating and seemingly unavoidable drop in print advertising is pushing publishers to consider significant cost cuts and dramatic changes to their …

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November 3rd, 2016

Cognitive business: when computers become human and revolutionize the economy

NewsFromThePlatform

Each of us generates nearly a gigabyte of data per day. This huge volume of data contains an incredible amount of information that we are able to read and organize thanks to cognitive computing. Cognitive computing comes from a mashup …

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October 20th, 2016

Farewell oil, hello tech: the world’s five most valuable companies in 2006 and 2016

NewsFromThePlatform

From smartphones and social media, to virtual reality and artificial intelligence, the tech-oriented world we live in today looks very different to how things were just 10 years ago. In 2006, oil giant Exxon Mobil headed the list of the …

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September 21st, 2016

Fashion industry: when brick and mortar boosts online business

NewsFromThePlatform

The relevance of online fashion shopping is increasingly supported by research. Online fashion is a serious business, especially in Italy, since – as shown by the eCommerce B2c Observatory of the Milan Politecnico University – it is worth over € …

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September 15th, 2016

Data-driven Strategy, or how to build on Big Data

Giuseppe Donvito, Partner P101

Big data – i.e. data that companies collect so extensively in terms of variety, volume and speed as to require specific technologies and analytical methods – are one of the most interesting products of the digital revolution. It seems that …

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September 8th, 2016

Logistics, or the coexistence of man and robot at the time of e-commerce

Antonio Perini, CEO and founder at Milkman

“The world of warehouses, forklifts, and brown overalls, that back-room, blokey, almost forgotten world has been changed forever and thrust into the strategic limelight.” This excerpt from Sean Fleming’s last editorial for eDelivery underlines how the digital disruption has entered …

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