Six ways retailers can push the shopping cart toward a frictionless experience

As consumers, we’ve all experienced the opposite of a frictionless shopping experience:  Long lines at checkout. Customer service representatives who are nowhere to be found. Frustration at not finding what we’re looking for. But what is a frictionless experience, and how can retailers provide it? The definitions and possibilities are many, but essentially, frictionless shopping […]

Using AR and VR to hire workers

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Augmented reality (AR) and, to a lesser extent, virtual reality (VR) already are being deployed in the workplace across a number of industries to help train employees, repair equipment, visualize models and designs, and improve business logistics. But AR and VR can do more than train employees who already are on the payroll or under […]

DXC Labs demonstrates drones, machine learning, AR and more at the DXC Technology 600

For the first time, a drone delivered the green flag to the starting line at a major sporting event, at Texas Motor Speedway on June 9. DXC Labs — which focuses on development of emerging technologies used in digital transformation — was there every step of the way. We worked on planning through execution, and […]

The one skill you’ll need in the future workplace isn’t actually a skill

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There was a time not long ago when you could ask a child, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” and expect a reply that bears a fair semblance to present reality: Doctor, lawyer, baseball player, astronaut, etc. You know, jobs that people actually do! But how do you know what you […]

The coming revolution in computer usability

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One of the biggest complaints among doctors and other healthcare providers is how much time they must spend entering data into devices connected to their electronic health records (EHRs) systems — time that could be better spent focusing on their patients. Two health experts writing in Harvard Business Review call for a “revolution in usability,” arguing that “voice […]

L’AR e il parabrezza smart aiuteranno i conducenti

Tra i mercati verticali che si prevede beneficeranno maggiormente della tecnologia di realtà aumentata (AR) si trovano la manifattura, il design, la vendita al dettaglio, l’assistenza sanitaria e il trasporto. La società di ricerca IDC ha dichiarato l’anno scorso, in una previsione di mercato, che anticipava un aumento delle spedizioni di cuffie AR in questi […]

Ces pare-brises intelligents qui aideront les chauffeurs

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Parmi les secteurs qui devraient profiter le plus des avantages de la réalité augmentée (RA), mentionnons l’industrie, le design, la distribution, la santé et les transports. Le cabinet d’études IDC a annoncé l’année passée que les ventes de casques de RA passeraient de 10,1 millions en 2016 à près de 100 millions d’exemplaires en 2021. […]

How AR and smart windshields will help drivers

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Among the vertical markets expected to benefit most from augmented reality (AR) technology are manufacturing, design, retail, healthcare, and transportation, research firm IDC said earlier this year in a market forecast that predicted a 10-fold increase in AR headset shipments (from 10.1 million in 2016 to nearly 100 million in 2021). IDC identifies time and […]

W is for wearables

 This post is part of a series, “Digital: From A to Z,” that explores what it means to be digital. What’s in your A to Z of digital? Find me on Twitter @Max_Hemingway or leave a comment below. Whether it’s a smart watch or a fitness tracker, our wrists now contain one of the most popular wearables — […]

V is for visionables

 This post is part of a series, “Digital: From A to Z,” that explores what it means to be digital. What’s in your A to Z of digital? Find me on Twitter @Max_Hemingway or leave a comment below. Visionables (wearables that enhance or change our digital visual experiences) cover areas such as virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed […]