Digital


Digital culture  /  Article

How can the environmental impact of websites be assessed and reduced?

Every website has an impact on the environment. In order to access a web page and display it in a browser, data must be carried and processed, therefore energy and CPU (Central Processing Unit) power are consumed; it is necessary to use a computer, servers and a network, whose production and use contribute to resource […]


Research  /  Blog

The age to learn: conditions for digital learning in companies

In current discourse about digital divides, age emerges as one of the main explanatory factors. The idea that young people are very comfortable with digital technology, and that seniors are much less at ease with it, is deeply rooted, including in the world of work. Based on an analysis of experimental digital training techniques, we […]


Networks and IT  /  Article

Technological innovation at the heart of future submarine cable 2Africa

With a length of 37,000 km, which will make it one of the longest in the world, future submarine cable 2Africa will link up Western Europe with the Middle East and 16 African countries as of 2023 or 2024, the date announced for it to go live. With a nominal capacity of up to 180 Tbit/s on […]


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 […]


Artificial intelligence  /  Article

Artificial intelligence as a tool for digital inclusion

How is digital exclusion manifested today in France? Today, the phenomenon is well-known and the studies carried out on this subject describe converging tendencies. Digital exclusion concerns slightly more than 15 % of the population. It is due to several factors. First and foremost, it is territorial: 50 % of non-internet users live in municipalities of less […]


Research  /  Blog

Scanning and scalability are the two challenges facing a global directory of things

Thing in the future is an integrative research platform dedicated to the Internet of Things. Its purpose is to index connected and unconnected physical-world things and to create relationships between each of them. To simplify the jargon, in Thing in the future, these digital twins of physical things are called avatars. Thing in the future […]


Digital culture  /  Article

Baah Box: find the right muscle!

When a person has the use of only one limb – either from birth or as a result of an accident – it can be difficult to know which muscle to use to operate a prosthetic. Myoelectric prostheses are very pricey – €17,000 to €60,000 – and prior to implant, they require training that puts […]


Digital culture  /  Article

Advertising, video, short formats: digital is changing literature

The spread of IT into our everyday lives as of the 1980s, followed by the advent of the web in the 1990s, have led to a “reconfiguration” of literary creation, according to Marcello Vitali-Rosati, a professor in the Department of French Literature at the University of Montréal and chairholder for the Canada Research Chair on […]


Data  /  Article

Identity, the foundations of digital services

Mobile ID, a multi-carrier initiative, allowing users to share their data seamlessly and reliably with online services.


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  /  Article

Mahali ensures e-commerce in Africa is properly addressed

This addressing web app by Orange is tailored to local practices to facilitate online sales through a simple location service for places with no address.


Research  /  Blog

On the correct use of formal and informal communication in the analysis of informal economic activities

Are digital tools going to be used to formalise informal relationships so as to modernise the economy? The sector studied here is that of the sale of car spare parts.