More organisations today are realising the advantages that automation can bring their businesses in reducing errors; increasing profitability; driving efficiencies and enhancing competitiveness. These benefits are increasingly clear but achieving them has not been easy historically. The right technology has not always been available and even when it has been, organisations have often struggled to afford the investment required.
By Richard Seel, Managing Director, Supply Chain & Logistics (UK & US), delaware.
Every industry, and every company, is transforming itself with software to deliver new, improved digital services that capture new markets and reduce operational costs.
By Michael Allen, VP and EMEA CTO, Dynatrace.
One of the key critical factors to the success of an enterprise is ensuring that data science, machine learning, automation, and AI are in-sync across all teams and industries. However, this also requires deep-rooted change, particularly at the tactical and managerial levels. So, what can companies do to cope and maximise on new technologies?
By Florian Douetteau, CEO and Founder at Dataiku.
Artificial intelligence, like any futuristic technology that’s passing from science fiction into the real world, is viewed with a mix of awe and hostility. There are those who see AI in near-messianic terms, that it will be used to tackle problems in medicine, agriculture and education and create a fairer world. But there are also those who point to its use to create misleading “deepfakes”, perform aggressively personalised marketing, or unfairly profile potential criminals.
By Colin Knox, Director of Product Strategy, SolarWinds Passportal.
This article will outline how to master the most common misconceptions surrounding AI and automation so your business can start reaping the many benefits of Robotic Process Automation (RPA).
By Alice Henebury, Head of Marketing, Engage Hub.
As a society we now expect products to be intelligent and conform to the norms that are being established. This has huge implications for all sectors of our economy, but if you are a manufacturer this expectation is amplified on several fronts. Consumers now expect an element of intelligence in the products you make, from fridges and lawn mowers, to door bells, trainers and even socks.
By Andy Coussins, senior vice president and head of sales, international, Epicor Software.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is being lauded as the most critical trend across a number of industries, from healthcare to manufacturing. Such is its meteoric rise, that its adoption among businesses increased by 60% between 2017 and 2018.
By David Ingham, Digital Partner, Media & Entertainment, Cognizant.
The tech we use at home is slowly meeting with our workplace environments. The virtual assistant (VA) market is a great example of this and its potential to create an entirely new workplace reality is particularly exciting to see. Artificial intelligence-powered, voice-controlled assistants like Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri and Cortana are already becoming increasingly commonplace in many homes. This growth is building pressure to integrate VA functionality into enterprise technology as well, which could significantly improve the employee experience and workplace engagement. By 2021, Gartner predicts “25 per cent of digital workers will use a virtual employee assistant (VEA) on a daily basis. This will be up from less than 2 percent in 2019.”
By James Bulpin, innovation leader, Citrix.
In the same month it was announced that computer pioneer, codebreaker and the father of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Alan Turing, will feature on the new design of the Bank of England's £50 note, a report from IDC suggests that spending across Europe will hit $5.2 billion in 2019 up from 2018 by 49% and expected to rise to $13.5bn by 2022.
Dob Todorov, CEO and Co-founder of HeleCloud, talks though the company’s recent acquisition by SoftwareONE - optimistic that both organisations and their respective customer bases will see some major benefits as the Cloud continues to grow in importance as the post-pandemic business world seeks to address the challenges and opportunities of hybrid digital transformation.
Astrid Wynne, Chair of the DCA’s Sustainability Special Interest Group, provides detailed and fascinating insight as to the sustainability challenges and opportunities facing the data centre industry in the aftermath of the recent COP26 Summit, as the sector continues to provide a resilient foundation for global digital transformation.
Richard Clifford, Head of Innovation at Keysource, talks through some of the company’s recent customer success stories, its new cybersecurity focus, and goes on to provide some great insights into the data centre sustainability debate – with Scope 3 emissions and supply chain collaboration a major focus, alongside hybrid cooling and the edge. Richard also suggests that it might be time to move beyond the PUE metric as a measure of data centre energy efficiency.
Michael Queenan, Co-Founder and CEO of Nephos Technologies, explains the importance of understanding the whole data stack – the storage and the governance as well as the analytics – in order to turn the raw data into valuable, actionable information. Michael also details how his company is helping customers on their ‘data literacy’ journey, most recently with the introduction of a Data Governance as a Service solution.
Cradlepoint has formed a partnership with Juniper Networks, a leader in secure AI-driven networks, to bring 5G diversity to Juniper’s campus and branch portfolio. By combining Juniper’s leading wired access, wireless access and SD-WAN solutions driven by Mist AI with the Cradlepoint 5G portfolio, shared customers and partners have even more options to reliably connect to remote locations, with added insight for better management and ongoing troubleshooting.
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