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April 2017

Meet Widas at the Business Dialogue: „Digital Revolution – Opportunities And Risks“!

Internet of Things, Cloud Computing and Industry 4.0 – we live in the age of digitization. This transformation is accompanied by daily changes, which creates opportunities for our society and our economy, but also risks that we should deal with. At the Business Dialogue „Digital Revolution – Opportunities & Risks“, the subject of digital security will be examined in more detail.
We are looking forward to welcoming you to our lecture “IoT erodes the Identity of the End Users”. Our Managing Director, Thomas Widmann, will be pleased to answer you on this evening. Click here for registration!
We look forward to welcoming you to our lecture “IoT erodes the Identity of the End Users” Our Managing Director, Thomas Widmann, will be pleased to take your questions on this evening. Click here for registration!

Business Dialogue: „Digital Revolution – Opportunities And Risks“
Wednesday, 26.04.2017, 18:00 – 21:00 hrs
at the Motorworld in Böblingen

Digital Standards as the Plus for Security

Digital Standards as the Plus for Security

With a new portal and the associated mobile applications, workflows in the safety testing of machines and systems are even simpler: We show you in our use case how work safety and the associated processes can be made more efficient by digitizing the processes.

Security experts examine a large number of machines and devices for workplace safety: the oven in the bakery next door is just as much a part of it as complex plants in power stations. The work requires a high degree of concentration and accuracy so that the safety of the employees on the machines is always fully guaranteed. To carry out this demanding task in consistently high quality and with valid results, the experts need modern, reliable tools. A new mobile solution makes the testing process much easier. The necessary data is standardized in the cloud, processed and updated and provided in real-time. All specialists therefore always work with the most up-to-date state of the information and get these as per need for each upcoming examination.

Assistance on field and networking of expertise

The basis for this solution is a portal developed by us within the IT landscape of the audit company. The responsible product manager maintains all necessary regulations and work instructions, which must be available in the mobile application. Changes in the process or new regulations are also provided. The app guides the test experts on site through a predefined, standardized structure, in which they not only access the most up-to-date information, but also record their test results. The software solution ensures that all relevant points are controlled without gaps. It automatically generates a report from the results which the expert can then send to the customer at the push of a button. The report is also stored centrally in the database on the portal. This means that the entire expertise is bundled in one place and is always up-to-date – especially in the current case, a very efficient solution. Thilo Jocher, Division of Internet of Things at WidasConcepts GmbH, says: “We are able to network individual processes, bundle knowledge, present it at the most current level, and thus create fast communication channels. The digitization of workflows results in more efficient ways of safety assessment: a simplification of work for all stakeholders.”

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With phonetics to a new Search dimension

The phonetic search is an algorithm that can search and recognize strings, that are same or similarly pronounced. This algorithm categorizes under the hashing algorithms. In order to prepare for the search, the string of characters is recoded in such a way that as many similarities as possible can be recognized by utilizing heuristics and language-dependent rules.

Now we have succeeded in implementing a search system for phonetic search with ElasticSearch at a major insurance company. ElasticSearch allows you to search for words as well as phonetic search. Thus, all possible hits – for example, similar spellings, of a name – are matched within the framework of this phonetic search.

The benefits of this solution are apparent to the company and its customers alike. An employee in the call center, for example, must be able to quickly understand who is at the other end of the line. In addition, the solution is interesting for processing customer requests outside of business hours, which are often recorded on a voicebox. Even an inaccurate presumption is enough to search for names and addresses. On the other hand, customers benefit from an improved and, above all, faster handling of their concerns – an elementary factor for customer loyalty, which plays an increasingly important role for many companies.

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Future of work – Specialists for digitization

Future of work – Specialists for digitization

As per a study conducted by the Bitkom, 60% of German companies use digitization to provide clear opportunities for overall efficiency improvement. Another third also identifies the potential for Innovations and new business models.

Nevertheless, many companies are afraid to tackle the issue – lack of specialist staff is one of the reasons for this. By attracting experts from outside, each company can exploit the potential of the Internet of Things and Big Data: with reduced financial risks while at the same time maximizing the digital competencies of the required # skilled workers.

WidasConcepts supports its customers since 1997 to successfully design business processes. We develop modern and future secure concepts and solutions in the areas of Big Data, Internet of Things, mobile and web solutions. Our goal is to create intelligent business solutions, that brings success to our customers.

Become an active part of this success strategy. You will find attractive job offers on our career page. We look forward to your application!