As we move into 2022, the trends we see emerging will increasingly be geared towards delivering improved user experiences and innovation at speed. Unlocking data and harnessing digital capabilities will be the cornerstone of future transformation initiatives, with composable businesses set to take centre stage in the year ahead. MuleSoft, provider of the world’s #1 integration and API platform, has outlined the trends that will shape these emerging operating models and IT priorities in 2022.
Amido research shows 88% of retail tech decision makers (TDMs) see the potential of the likes of AI, AR and VR as ways to increase their competitive advantage, but many are struggling trying to meet the convenience demands of consumers.
EkkoSense has launched Cooling Advisor – a powerful machine learning and AI-powered advisory software tool that helps data center operations teams to keep their critical facilities thermally-optimized.
BT has developed an epidemiology-based cybersecurity prototype, “Inflame”, which uses deep reinforcement learning to enable enterprises to automatically detect and respond to cyber-attacks before they compromise a network. Using the spread of viruses in human populations as a model to inform its AI, Inflame is a key component in BT’s recently-announced Eagle-i platform.
Clavister, a leader in European carrier-grade cybersecurity solutions for mission-critical applications, has completed the strategic acquisition of Omen Technologies AB – a provider of a highly innovative AI-driven cybersecurity technology – to enhance the company’s portfolio and to tap into the fast-growing AI market. A purchase price of 15 MSEK will be paid with MSEK 3.15 in cash and with MSEK 11,85 in newly issued shares in Clavister. Clavister has today in a separate press release announced preliminary financial information for the third quarter to enable the execution of the acquisition.
DataRobot, the AI Cloud leader, has released a new research report on the state of artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) in the enterprise. The report findings are based on a deep exploration of over 400 organisations across industries, revealing critical insights into the common hurdles facing these organisations and the ways AI is unlocking economic growth.
Teradata and H2O.ai, have announced the integration of H2O AI Hybrid Cloud, the company’s state-of-the-art AI platform, with Vantage, Teradata’s multi-cloud data platform. The integration enables Teradata and H2O.ai’s customers to quickly and easily make, deploy, and operate AI solutions that solve business problems and drive business value.
The new Worldwide Artificial Intelligence Spending Guide from International Data Corporation (IDC) forecasts that European spending on AI systems will jump from $17.3 billion in 2021 to more than $50 billion in 2025. The compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for 2021–2025 will be 26.7%.
The rapid growth of the space economy has been led by the growing number of satellites sent into orbit, and the increased performance of the onboard sensors in acquiring information. The result has been that an increasing amount of data has been produced and made available to users, which allows the partnership between the two companies to play a key role in exploiting data and usage, enabled by AI technology. This key collaboration will help meet the growing demands of the Earth Observation community.
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.
Spectra Logic’s Vice President of Product Management and Solutions, David Feller, shares the company’s own experience of dealing with a ransomware attack, explaining how this has shaped the development of recently launched attack-hardened, hybrid, multi-cloud data management and storage solutions.
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.
Jorn Wittendorp, Founder and CEO of Ydentic, explains how the company’s platform helps MSPs and their customers to optimise the management of workplaces, accounts, access rights and passwords from one, central location. The company is expanding from its Netherlands base, looking to develop partners in Germany, the UK and the Nordics.
COP26 reinforced the need for society to reduce carbon emissions and be more eco-conscious. If we are to meet the targets set out by governments and organisations, tangible actions must take place. The UK has committed to reaching net zero by 2050, a challenging prospect that requires all levels of society to play their part. Business and industry’s energy consumption is an area that can be vastly improved when it comes to reducing carbon emissions. Scott Davidson, managing director at ISN Solutions, a corporate IT managed services provider with more than 20 years’ experience of partnering with energy companies, looks at how harnessing the latest technological innovations and practices can help energy companies navigate the energy transition.
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