Big data


Data  /  Article

DNA, hard drive of the future for our digital data?

The molecule that supports the genetic heritage of living organisms, deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) contains all the information necessary for an organism to function. Since the works of American physicist Richard Feynman in the late 1950s, scientists have also been planning to use it as the support for human knowledge. In theory, it is quite simple: […]


Research  /  Article

Shared computing: putting PCs to use in the fight against diseases

In March 2020, distributed computing project Folding@home exceeded the symbolic threshold of the exaflop and reached a computing speed superior to that of IBM’s Summit, the most powerful supercomputer at the time (since superseded by Fujitsu’s Fugaku). This feat was made possible thanks to the mobilisation of thousands of internet users, businesses and public institutions, […]


Data  /  Article

Selective data sorting against dark data

According to a study by Veritas, 52 % of company data stored on servers is never used. This inert data is what is known as dark data. This can be data collected within the frame of an abandoned project or data that complies with regulatory compliance requirements and that has not been deleted within the legal […]


Data  /  Word of innovation

Edge computing

Edge computing is a new stage in the evolution of cloud computing. It consists in shifting remote data storage and processing from distant servers to the edge of the network. Thus, the data no longer systematically pass through the “cloud”, but are processed locally, close to the people or machines that produce and/or consume them. […]


Data  /  Word of innovation

Multicloud

Multicloud is a new step in the take up of the cloud by companies. As its name suggests, this approach consists in calling on several public cloud providers or using public and private clouds together. The benefit? By not putting all its eggs in one cloud, a company can gain availability and security as it […]


Networks and IT  /  Article

Energy efficiency: AI for mobile networks

Each generation of mobile telephony networks coincides with a leap forward in energy efficiency per bit transported, the gains of which are estimated at a factor of 10 during the transition from one generation to the other. 5G is no exception to this rule and, from the infrastructure design stage, introduces new levers for technical […]


Data  /  Folder

Folder: Blockchain, from promises to results

Blockchain technology could profoundly alter the performance of many sectors of the economy, starting with banking, insurance and logistics. Concrete use cases are being planned. However, few players have developed revolutionary solutions and the potential of blockchain technology is still difficult to grasp.


Research  /  Blog

Your smartphone can hand you useful information on a plate

Imagine a meeting where you could instantly have access to information about the people, organisations and places mentioned by the other participants. Imagine a meeting where the documents needed to resolve a problem could automatically be made available to you with only your smartphone and a connection to an online service. This is a real […]


Internet of things  /  Article

How digital can make cities more resilient

Is the “smart city” outdated? The resilient city integrates and protects what matters in the running of a city… starting with its inhabitants.


Data  /  Word of innovation

Data Lake

The Data Lake: a centralised data storage place to meet the challenges of Big Data.


Artificial intelligence  /  Article

Big Data, algorithms and AI, the tools of tomorrow’s insurance?

The opportunities and the issues of the use of Big Data and algorithms in the insurance sector.


Artificial intelligence  /  Article

How to stay well-informed when algorithms are deciding for us?

“Over 58 million people voted for Trump. I don’t know one.” When recommendation algorithms enclose us in “filter bubbles”, how can we stay in touch with reality?