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December 1st, 2016

How much innovation is there in the Italian retail industry?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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July 21st, 2016

Startups that simplify your summer

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In Italy the digital tourism market is worth 9.5 billion Euros, which is one-fifth of total domestic transactions. From travel planning to small concerns about what we take with us on vacation, there are many startups that have decided to …

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June 29th, 2016

The crucial importance of Innovation Ecosystems

Alessandro Petrich, Analyst in P101

Many are the technological innovations that have changed our lives in the recent past and many others are changing our future: from personal computers, to smartphones, to artificial intelligence. Which are the factor that determine the evolution of a technological …

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