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Big Data and Irish Businesses

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Data aggregation is still a struggle for Irish businesses as they have to learn to run on data, which exposes them to vulnerabilities like inaccurate, manipulated and biased data that leads to bad business insights and skewed decisions. 85% of Irish businesses report that organisations are basing their most critical systems and strategies on data, […]

Startup Uses Mapping and Augmented Reality to Aid Wheelchair-User Navigation

A New initiative uses smartphones to improve navigation for wheelchair users to make it easier to traverse Irish pathways and the streets of Dublin. Route4U won Enterprise Ireland Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Wayfinding Challenge, to try and find a way to improve accessibility for people with disabilities in public spaces. Route4U compiled data on […]

AI Already improving sales during China’s annual shopping spree.

China’s major express couriers like ZTO Express, YTO Express and Yunda Express have incorporated AI in preparation for their 11th of November (Chinese Singles Day) shopping spree in China. The logistics industry in China has more than 1,000 distribution centres, 180,000 delivery outlets and more than one million video monitoring cameras. In order to improve […]

Amazon Logistics: The Next Big Player in Delivery?

I sense that the customer empowerment phenomenon is happening broadly across everything we do at Amazon and most other industries as well. You cannot rest on your laurels in this world. Customers won’t have it. Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon, 2017. In 2017, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos lauded ‘divinely discontent’ customers as innovation drivers, due […]

Food Delivery Industry Driving Innovation In Ireland’s E-commerce and Delivery Sector.

Food delivery service Deliveroo has projected a 66% growth in partnered restaurants this year in Ireland alone. Fellow competitors in the meal delivery service Just Eat, Amazon restaurant delivery, Uber Eats and Marvin.ie all expect positive returns as the market continues to grow both within and outside the confines of Dublin. The fast-paced growth of the meal delivery sector is exemplified by the story of Deliveroo. From its humble origins as a London-based startup in 2013, the founder Will Shu recognised that the volume of […]