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RINA increases digital focus

Ugo Salerno, chairman and CEO of RINA Ugo Salerno, chairman and CEO of RINA

Italian class society RINA has announced its intention to shift to a more digitally-focused strategy, and launched a new Cloud-based platform called ‘Cube’ to assist clients in data-driven process optimisation and predictive asset management.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}Cube is a data integration platform created by a team of 50 people within RINA that can interact with most common technologies, RINA says, to help organisations gain value from their existing data by converting it into useful actionable information. The system would also allow for the integration of different parties with a single system to provide common access to data sets.

As an example, the class society says that Cube could be integrated into the management of the logistics chain as a whole, allowing data to be securely accessed by different authorised users at various stages to help to optimise the entire process.

“The volume of available data is growing exponentially. It is forecast that, by 2020, 75 per cent of companies will be fully digitalised, but only those companies able to process this data intelligently will remain competitive. RINA now has the capability to bring technical, process, and business skills together within a digital environment,” said Ugo Salerno, chairman and CEO of RINA.

Other digital projects RINA will focus on include the development of new virtual immersive environment training programmes, vessel ‘digital twin’ technologies, and a fully digitalised certification system that uses an automated online process to issue certificates.

One of the first applications of this new digital certificates approach relates to cyber security, with a ‘Cyber Essentials’ certification having been launched to certify the degree of protection a company has against potential attacks.{/mprestriction}

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