Artificial Intelligence is a Savant - Newsletter March 2019
Thank you for reading our March 2019 newsletter.
Last week I attended a theater lecture by the famous Dutch physician and neurobiologist Dick Swaab. Dick Swaab is best known for his research and discoveries in the field of brain anatomy and physiology and the impact that various hormonal and biochemical factors in the womb have on brain development. His book ‘We are our brains – a travel through brains,’ describes Dick’s conclusion that brains are not things we have, but rather brains are what we are: the physical and chemical processes in our brains determine how we react and who we are.
The lecture was organized around his new book ‘Our creative brain’. For me, the lecture was especially interesting because of the topic and content, not so much based on Dick’s presentation skills. It departed from the big five personality traits, also known as the five-factor model (FFM) and the OCEAN or CANOE Model. The five factors have been defined as openness to experience, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness and neuroticism.

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The Microsoft Dynamics 365 Update to ‘One Version’ and Why You Should Care

Microsoft continuously enhances Microsoft Dynamics 365 with new functionality to provide businesses a tool to accelerate their digital transformation. As a leader and major player in the ERP and CRM landscape, it is obviously important for Microsoft to do so to stay ahead of the competition. However, a big challenge is that companies cannot benefit from enhancements if they are not on the latest version. With the upcoming update to ‘One Version’ with the ‘Evergreen’ update, Microsoft is convinced ...


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SPOTLIGHT: 10 Reasons to Convince Your Management to Buy a Field Service Solution

Asset-driven organizations spend tremendous amounts of time thinking of new ways to reduce costs, prevent downtime and ultimately increase their overall performance and revenue. One of the ways in becoming more successful is the implementation of a sophisticated Field Service Management system (FSM). While much research proves that FSM can help organizations, some companies are still not undertaking that next step to adopt this technology. Does your management think adopting ...

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The Evolution of Mixed Reality with HoloLens 2

It took Microsoft four years to reveal its second generation of Mixed Reality headset, the HoloLens 2. It was unveiled at the Mobile World Congress 2019 in Barcelona, Spain on February 25th. The HoloLens is a tool that is suited to help people in education and training, health care and surgery, mechanical engineering and maintenance and service industries to be more productive. But was it worth the wait? The beautifully made introduction video that was used in its unveiling shows the HoloLens 2 in its unique components and use of materials. It is followed ...


SPOTLIGHT: Trends Impacting the Rental Industry

The world is facing unprecedented technological change and there is a multitude of changes and trends in the rental market that will impact all aspects of the rental industry. Technology is continuously evolving and, for better or worse, is making progress toward ease, speed, and sophistication year after year. So how can you prepare with your rental business to survive in this ever-changing environment? For the last fifty years or so, technology has advanced at an exceptional rate and that does not seem to be stopping or slowing ...


Visit us at the European Rental Association (ERA) Convention in Madrid

HSO Innovation will be present at the 14th ERA Convention in Madrid, Spain. We would be glad to meet up and discuss needs you may have that we can fulfill with our Dynamics Rental Management solution. The central theme of the 2019 convention in Madrid will be ‘Rental: A Sharing Economy.’ There will also be seven European Rental Awards 2019 announced, five for companies and two for individuals, on 15 May 2019 at the European Rental Awards Ceremony.

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SPOTLIGHT: Preventative Maintenance Planning Keeps Your Equipment in Optimal Condition

A periodic preventive maintenance schedule is probably the most critical action you need to take to keep assets in optimal condition. The basics are cleaning, lubrication, oil changes, adjustments, inspecting and replacing or repairing parts. A partial or complete overhaul that is regularly scheduled is like you getting your own regular checkups at the doctor. They keep you healthy, give you suggestions for improvements and can catch anything serious before it becomes a significant problem ...

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