Category Archives: Technology

To what extent does technological development offer new opportunities in areas such as the economy, management and business relationships?

Two professors at HEC Lausanne imagine a new way to learn a foreign language

One of the most stimulating ways to learn or improve a foreign language is to immerse into articles or videos that relate to topics we are passionate about. But how to find contents on the web that will suit our level of knowledge? This is where our researchers, Professors Michalis Vlachos and Yash Raj Shrestha, Department of Information Systems at the HEC Lausanne, come up with an answer with their “Lingorank” project, which was supported by UNIL’s Ucreate3 program.

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How to Harness Open Technologies for Digital Platform Advantage

Open Technologies: Why businesses should play “the Digital Commons Ecosystem Game”

The issue

The next steps of digital transformation will definitively be driven thanks to open technologies hardware or software resource collaboratively developed and managed by a community. The open-source movement is having a major impact on businesses as open technologies are becoming an important strategic tool for digital and non-digital businesses alike. This is how companies are now building their digital infrastructure, from heavyweight technology companies to the latest startups in the market.

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How much of a risk are we taking with smart homes?

The IssueHow do smart technologies create or alter risks in the home

Smart homes may sound exciting with new technologies enabling devices that can cover everything from automated climate and lighting to virtual assistants, fridges that restock themselves and access controlled remotely via an app. But smart homes may also create new risks alongside the benefits they bring.

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