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The modern workplace: where bots must be tamed

From robots in manufacturing facilities to software-based bots and personal assistants like Siri and Alexa, artificial intelligence (AI) has fast become ‘another colleague’ in the workplace, as businesses increasingly turn to AI to improve productivity and increase efficiencies. By Paul Trulove, Chief Product Officer, SailPoint.

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How can automation save the partner programme?
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The challenge for vendors is keeping channel programmes simple while embracing complex new technologies as well as new regulation and compliance New research has emerged that reveals how the traditional partner programme is no longer held with the same regard by the channel partners. By Peter Olive, CEO, Vortex 6.

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How smart cities can underpin our drive to a sustainable world

Sustainability is a powerful force for positive change in our world; one that is driving transformation, innovation and improvement across all aspects of society. No longer limited to conserving natural resources, sustainability now encompasses a range of challenges including urban growth, transportation, carbon footprint and even work-life balance. As the world’s population is expected to increase by an estimated 33% before 2050, and with nearly 70% of those people living in urban environments, sustainability has become a focal point for forward-thinking cities. Making city life work sustainably for all is a growing concern but one which is not insurmountable. By Haider Iqbal, Director of IoT, Public Services & Transport, Gemalto.

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The future of retail: personalised AI-driven customer ‘extra-periences’
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The future of retail lies in customer-centric applications of smart technology, artificial intelligence (AI) and new, emerging technologies such as virtual and mixed reality, biometrics and omnichannel ecommerce experiences. By Anil Gandharve, VP and head of Retail, CPG and Manufacturing, Mindtree.

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Finding success in an automated world

The age of automation is upon us, with Artificial Intelligence (AI) transforming our personal and professional lives. At home, asking Alexa to order goods and give us the weather forecast is quickly becoming the norm, and at work, some of us now find ourselves collaborating with robot colleagues, or co-bots. By Alexander Rinke, co-founder and CEO, Celonis.

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AI - what's it all about?

By Matt Watts, Director of Technology and Strategy, NetApp.

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Is your automated technology a threat to customer relationships?

We’ve all been there: trying to call our bank, GP, or utility provider, and having to press an infinite number of keys to get through to an automated voice that will make us wait on the line while letting us know that we’re number 20 in the queue. Companies claim that automating communication with the customer is making their journey much more efficient and streamlined. But is that really the case or are companies just putting a barrier between them and their customers? By Neil Hammerton, CEO, Natterbox.

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Videos

Christoph Berentzen, Divisional Head API & Open Banking at Commerzbank, provides a fascinating insight into the organisation’s decision to move away from the traditional IT approach of batch processes, file transfers and the like to an API-powered architecture as a crucial part of its digital transformation roadmap.
The opening of Telehouse South at its London Docklands campus might represent something of a change for Telehouse, as it represents an ‘ambitious and aesthetic’ refurbishment of an existing data centre, as opposed to a new build, but it continues the company’s focus of providing high level colocation facilities, where latency, cloud, connectivity and sustainability all have key roles to play. Mark Pestridge, Senior Customer Experience Director, Telehouse Europe, explains all.
Robert Belgrave, CEO of Pax8 EMEA, shares his plans for the company, following a recent $185 million investment round - with ongoing geographical and technology solutions expansion very much on the agenda. Robert also provides some fascinating insights into the post-pandemic Channel and end user business worlds.
Wes Van Den Berg, Vice President and General Manager, UK&I, Pure Storage, provides an update on recent developments at the company, including the launch of the FlashBlade//S family of products and the introduction of the Evergreen//Flex.

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Milton Keynes site is major milestone in data centre operator’s expansion.
Okta’s fourth annual State of Zero Trust Security report reveals that budgets for Zero Trust initiatives are increasing for 85% of organisations.
In another innovative UK first for virtualDCS, the cloud computing and disaster recovery specialist has unveiled a brand-new solution to bridge the data protection limitations of the popular open-source container software, Kubernetes, commonly dubbed K8s.
SailPoint Technologies Holdings has been acquired by Thoma Bravo, a leading software investment firm, in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $6.9 billion. The agreement to be acquired was previously announced on April 11, 2022 and approved by SailPoint stockholders at the Special Meeting of Stockholders held on June 30, 2022.