The new World Robotics Report shows that a new record high of 381,000 units were shipped globally in 2017 – an increase of 30 percent compared to the previous year. This means that the annual sales volume of industrial robots increased by 114 percent over the last five years (2013-2017). The sales value increased by 21 percent compared to 2016 to a new peak of US$16.2 billion in 2017.
NCR Corporation will integrate the Yoti digital identity platform with its NCR FastLane SelfServ™ Checkout solution to help improve the shopping experience for customers buying age restricted items. Retailers in the US and UK are expected to trial the combined solution in the coming months.
CA Technologies has marked a major milestone in the company’s autonomous strategy with the availability of CA Digital Experience Insights which is now combined with the power of CA Operational Intelligence and CA Automic Service Orchestration. Together they form the new CA Artificial Intelligence for IT Operations (AIOps) platform, to enable IT teams to automate and eliminate key tasks and make self-healing applications a reality.
The third annual HUAWEI CONNECT, a global event for the ICT industry, opened yeasterday at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Center. Themed “Activate Intelligence”, this year's event focuses on AI: its challenges, opportunities, innovations, and practices.
Use of artificial intelligence (AI) in digital commerce is generally considered a success, according to a survey by Gartner, Inc. About 70 per cent of digital commerce organisations surveyed report that their AI projects are very or extremely successful.
Arrow Electronics has entered into a strategic distribution agreement with NVIDIA. Under the terms of the agreement, Arrow will distribute data centre platforms such as NVIDIA® DGX™, NVIDIA virtual GPU (vGPU), and NVIDIA® Tesla® in the EMEA region.
Craig Stewart, Chief Technology Officer at SnapLogic, provides some fascinating insights as to how a combination of data and AI and Machine Learning is already providing major benefits across all industry sectors, not least in helping organisations to address major sustainability challenges; and also in allowing many businesses to capitalise on the IoT opportunity. In summary, Craig believes that few, if any, companies can afford to ignore the advantages of increased data literacy.
Chair of the Data Centre Alliance’s Thermal Management Special Interest Group (SIG), Jon Summers, looks at some of the topics and technologies under scrutiny as the current sustainability focus turns up the heat on the data centre sector to improve its environmental performance. Liquid cooling, legacy data centres, the PUE metric, geography and climate, waste heat reuse and the role of AI are all covered during the discussion.
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.
NTT’s John Eland, talks through the company’s global data centre expansion plans, which cover the US, UK, Spain, South Africa, Malaysia and, most notably, India. John also explains how NTT’s ability to provide almost any combination of colocation, connectivity and ICT solutions required fits perfectly with customers’ hybrid IT requirements.
If you’re in the business of data, you’ll know that it’s a valuable asset that must be protected. You’ll also be acutely aware that wherever there is data, there is risk, and not just to your data. Physical security – the protection of people, property and assets should also be considered for their potential vulnerabilities.
By Steve Mansell, Divisional Director Critical Facilities, Zumtobel Group