When the CD at the beginning of the 1980s replaced the vinyl record, the industry believed he had found a storage medium for eternity. Today his that know themselves as smoke and mirrors: German music archive registered, that is the oldest copies begin to decomposed. Therefore, the CD has not to prolong the life of a recording over the 200 years of a record, but drastically reduced to one-sixth. Thus, the durability of the silver disc is equal to the the tape that demagnetized for approximately 30 years. The same applies to video tape and DVD after all: private collectors who build their own music or film archive are hardly noticed the gradual loss of quality of the discs. Because the players can extrapolate the missing digital data from the rest of the track.
More problematic it looks, however, insurance companies and other companies for the archives of authorities, research and cultural enterprises, banks. Almost all of these institutions have their data in reliance on the technology digitized. Now that couldn’t come beforehand on a new medium to copy their data holdings (migrate), for the specific purpose of State of the art”is. Some specialty companies such as IBM deliver robots that continuously check data store and automatically restore in case of defects. This hochproffesionelle version of the backup is a three-digit amount per migrated disc however. Culture archive reflect already on the good old microfilm back but in a contemporary variant: it no longer comes to scan up the originals. Rather, documents, pages and images, such as currently are usual, compressed to a digital record; a laser writes it directly to the film. He is recorded as airtight as a master tape and protected from light; Copies are considered for use. The downside: The archive-laser procedure needs a laser unit. And as the movie that is likely to follow not more than one hundred years.
The Ghost in the machine: How digital assistance systems and Web 3.0 facilitate everyday Berlin/Hamburg / Balingen nearly 96 billion queries typed Internet users alone in February in the search box of Google and co. A year ago 67 billion were. This finding was the information provider comScore. Continuous sending, replying to and forwarding part completely trivial information called now by heterogeneous semantic pollution. About 50 times per day a typical information worker opens\”mail window, he turns 77 times the instant-messaging program for the rapid transmission of messages too, besides about 40 Web sites are visited. So, it has examined the U.S. consulting company RescueTime on basis of 40,000 user profiles in the professional world. Herman Maurer, Professor of computer science at the Technical University of Graz, is not impressed by such doomsday scenarios.
Long before the year 2100 all people can access at any time and at any place on all human knowledge, similar to How can we today with material goods. This access will be done with devices which are heavily integrated with the people, and will relate to knowledge that comes from databases or arises from dialogues with experts. The brain of an individual will be only a relatively tiny part of a vast stock of knowledge, created through the networking of billions of Menschenhirnen and databases\”, predicts Maurer. Skeptics who warn of a non controllable information overload, are soon silenced: on the horizon, there are indications already that the avalanche of information will be gradually tamed and structured to meaningful, reliable and tailored to the person knowledge units. That can, will be happen about the increased use of metadata by intelligent agents, vertical search engines, where professionals filtered information and combined, by Gigaportalen for the wide range of applications, active documents that answer by itself\”as Mason. Knowledge networking and knowledge management, it is necessary to make knowledge at any time and at any place available.
Globe presented there its self-developed solutions for sales support and employee information via large screens Cologne, December 2008 members and guests the Visual Merchandising initiative E.v. (VMI) met Wendel on December 3, 2008 at the invitation of IT-chef Franz Herter in the headquarters of the Globus SB Warenhaus holding GmbH & Co.KG in Saarland St.. Globe presented its self-developed solutions for sales support and employee information via large screens there. Of which are now installed in the SB department stores of the company over 90 pieces, in addition to more than 60 digital monitors in the checkout areas and 70 screens in the operation scales, which transmit also customer information and advertising. We want to make tangible the uniqueness of globe in advertising and there build a positive, emotional relationship with our customers”, so Franz Herter put the target for the project.
He sees the IT infrastructure as a basis for such pioneering innovations. Installed are the systems today not only in the stores but also in restaurants and gas stations. All content is centrally developed and made available to the users. This has one developed its own system for Globe content amazingly simple way and manner can be collected and updated. Future research in the own House between the DFKI (German Research Center for artificial intelligence, based in Kaiserslautern, Saarbrucken, Bremen and Berlin) and globe is a strategic partnership since 1 October 2008. DFKI is the leading research institution in Germany in the field of innovative software technology. To the two partners at the World Headquarters established together a new research laboratory spiral in St.
The innovative retail laboratory “, short IRL, researched, developed and tested innovative solutions in trade and logistics, especially the customers bring more benefits when shopping. This latest research findings in the field of innovative software systems, the artificial will Linked to intelligence, the human-technology interaction, of wireless sensor networks, mobile broadband and the Internet of things and services to innovative sales and shopping assistance systems. To the operation of this new laboratory with 500 sqm area will fund an endowed chair and a DFKI research team globe for three years. The VMI: The VMI is a consortium of companies from industry, trade and services and wants to help out in supermarkets and specialty stores out of the dilemma of information overload. The Association carries out scientific studies and thus identifies trends for future-oriented merchandising at the point of sale.
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