Emerging Technologies

Emerging technologies are new technologies or existing technologies applied, combined or augmented in a different manner or that contain different features which address existing opportunities in a new way.

As technologies continue to evolve, Y&L is at the leading edge when it comes to new technology, new IT processes and the creation of industry-specific solutions.

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By allowing digital information to be distributed but not copied, Blockchain technology created the backbone of a new type of internet. Originally devised for the digital currency, Bitcoin, the tech community is now finding other potential uses for the technology.

Picture a spreadsheet that is duplicated thousands of times across a network of computers.  Then imagine this network is designed to regularly update this spreadsheet and you have a basic understanding of the Blockchain.

Information held on a Blockchain exists as a shared, and continually reconciled, database. The Blockchain database isn’t stored in any single location, so the records it keeps are truly public and easily verifiable.  No centralized version of this information exists for a hacker to corrupt.  Hosted by millions of computers simultaneously, its data is accessible to anyone on the Internet.

Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

While some companies concentrate on software installations and upgrades to grow their business, others realize that to grow their infrastructure and improve their security they must concentrate on their hardware. The Internet of Things (IoT) has been steadily growing since the first sensors were added to basic devices back in the 1980s. In 2017, there were approximately 8.4 billion IoT devices in use and analysts predict that will grow to 20.4 billion by the year 2020.

Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

IIoT evolved out of IoT.  The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is generally manufacturing focused and the integration of sensors, at this stage, is mainly for assisting with preventative maintenance on equipment.

Our experts can help you find the IoT/IIoT solution that is right for your business. Contact us today to be able to:

  • Harness the power of telemetry data to improve operation and production efficiency while optimizing resources.
  • Monitor your systems remotely.
  • Use centralized commands to control devices.
  • Fix equipment before it fails.


Chatbots, commonly known as intelligent assistants or voice-enabled devices, have revolutionized intuitive human-machine interactions. Businesses in nearly every industry, from healthcare and finance to education and e-commerce, are leveraging the use of chatbots to provide cost-effective services.

The experts at Y&L Consulting can digitally transform your business using chatbots to automate tasks, personalize the customer experience and even strategically upsell products.

Our developers offer years of experience with emphasis on:

  • Fluency with professional tools for natural language understanding.
  • Knowledge of the integration process for your chat platform of choice.
  • Understanding the client/potential user interactions. Our team takes time to understand the wants, needs and problems so they can design relevant conversations and create a rich experience.
  • Skills to create a backend app for the bot that will be able to handle user requests and actions like fetching data from a 3rd party service such as a weather service, financial service, or your company’s private APIs. Your backend app will also be able to store and process information gathered from the user.
  • Analysis of the analytics to ensure continued optimal chatbot performance.

Machine Learning

Through the study and application of algorithms and statistical models, computer systems can “learn” based upon patterns and inference instead of relying on explicit instructions. In relation to Artificial Intelligence (AI), sample data is created from algorithms to make predictions without being explicitly programmed to do so. Machine learning is also sometimes referred to as predictive analytics.

Robotic Process Automation (RPA)

A major challenge for businesses is to improve efficiency by increasing revenue and optimizing operations. It can be achieved by implementing RPA and AI solutions. Due to the complexity of business processes, traditional system development and integration is expensive and has a longer time-to-market.  The combination of RPA and AI can bridge the time and expense gap.

  • RPA helps business automate complex and critical processes without complex integration
  • Substantial productivity gains can be achieved by Bots operating 24/7
  • Depending on the complexity of the processes, Bots can be deployed within 2 to 4 months
  • Faster FTE savings by automating high volume, repeatable, processes
  • Realization of cost savings from the time Bots are deployed
  • Integration with core systems through API or ODBC

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