Supply chains in the Next Normal: moving from efficient to resilient

By Vincent Guelinckx on 02 July 2020

COVID-19 and the measures taken to contain it have had an enormous impact on society, and on almost every industry. Travel and leisure have surely been the most negatively affected by the recent stress test, while pharma giants are positively pressured by the urgent demand for a vaccine and other medical supplies. For some e-commerce stakeholders, almost every day is Black Friday.

Envisioning the Next Normal, then, has made many an expert wonder: should we make our supply chains more resilient, or rather the ecosystems in which they operate? AE is a firm believer in the latter. Read on to learn why and how we envision it so.

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10 things you should know about OAuth2 and OpenID Connect

By Cédric Boon on 09 June 2020

As a web security specialist, it’s important to stay on top of the evolutions in the security world. A few weeks ago, we sent ten of our technical consultants to the “Mastering OAuth 2.0 and OpenID Connect” course by security specialist Philippe De Ryck. We'd love to share our top 10 key takeaways with you.

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3 dimensions to consider when transforming into a Smart Factory

By Pieter Laroy on 28 May 2020

Despite the enthusiasm for the digital transformation to a digital manufacturing future, two out of three companies piloting digital manufacturing solutions fail to move into large-scale rollout (Industry Week). Our experience learned us there are 3 dimensions to consider in your journey:

  1. Business Dimension
  2. Technological Dimension
  3. Organisational Dimension

The technological dimension of course is the one considered in most cases. And it is the enabler to a smart factory indeed. However, fail to balance technological actions with a clear focus on business goals, or to embed this new technology into your organisation and the people working in it, and you’re guaranteed not to meet your goals.

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A Natural Language Processing Powered Covid-19 Literature Search Tool

By Karel Symoens on 27 May 2020

Due to the rapid acceleration in new coronavirus literature, it becomes difficult for the medical research community to keep up. There is a growing urgency for innovative approaches, like recent advances in Natural Language Processing, to understand and analyze the abundance of medical/scientific articles.

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Awaere: Boosting your team collaboration and making remote work better together.

By Wim Van Emelen on 19 May 2020

What’s one of the most positive things to come out of the COVID-19 lockdown we’ve all found ourselves in across the world? For organizations, it’s how their teams have been organizing themselves to keep their performance level up while not working physically together day after day. Many teams have even managed to increase their efficiency whilst facing whole new challenges, such as helping their kids do schoolwork or simply keeping them busy and entertained.

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