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Creating a New Customer Experience

Peggy Smedley: So Dave, it’s exciting to have you talk to us today because you’re based in a beautiful part of the world, so it’s exciting to have you on the show. So, you’ve had an opportunity to see the world, because you’ve had an opportunity to see business and innovation from a whole global perspective. And, with everything going on in the world today, we’ve seen the pandemic shut us down in a different way. But, I’d like to take a view from your perspective. So, let’s talk about business technology …

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EdgeOps for IoT: A Vision For Edge

Of the many complementary technologies that enable IoT (internet of things) deployments, there are none quite as critical as the distributed architecture commonly known as edge computing. Technically, edge computing and its concepts are nothing new. In the 1960s, the Apollo missions that brought humanity to the moon relied on a distributed network of mainframes (see Figure 1). One was located in Houston and powered the console displays in the Apollo Mission Control Center. The others were positioned at antenna sites in California, Spain, and Australia. Even in those early days of computing there was a need to position compute resources …

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Technology Decisionmakers Weigh in on 5G

It’s been said repeatedly that 5G is one of the biggest market opportunities in the next decade, but an unclear roadmap has been a hurdle up to this point. Is this still the case going into 2021? At CES, 2021 was heralded as the year of transition from readiness and availability of 5G. But, then again, 2020 was predicted by many to be the year of 5G, but now that the year is over, it’s safe to say 2020 will be known for other things. New research provides a glimpse into how business technology decisionmakers and their companies are positioned toward 5G …

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Manufacturing: Workforce, Sustainability, and Transformation

Peggy Smedley: There are the misconceptions about understanding manufacturing. What do we need to do to encourage the next generation and the workforce that’s in there now, but where do we have to go for tomorrow?Çağlayan Arkan: No, absolutely, Peggy. I think this is a wonderful topic to discuss, because you said I was passionate about what I do. I am indeed, because manufacturing is about innovation. It’s about building capacity. It’s about employment. It’s about competitiveness. It’s about a lot of things that are near and dear to all of our …

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Highlights from CES 2021

It’s January 2021, and the world we live in today is different than the world we lived in last January. The annual CES show reflected this reality. Several things were different about this year’s conference, which wrapped up last week. First and foremost, CES was 100% virtual. And while healthcare is always present at CES, there was a unique focus on pandemic-inspired devices and solutions in 2021. And yet, it was still CES. There was still a lot of dramatic flair in the presentations, even though there was no live audience to experience them in person. There were still a lot …

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Cybersecurity and Privacy During a Lingering Pandemic

The cybersecurity game changed in 2020. Remote work surged, along with things like employee health monitoring and data sharing around COVID-19. Cybercrime surged as well. Companies had to worry not only about outsider threats but also insider threats; data breaches due to employee negligence or inexperience in their new remote roles cost businesses big time. In 2021, how will 2020’s legacy impact the future of work, privacy, and IT spending in the enterprise?In 2020, hordes of workers were forced to transition to remote work quickly. GWA (Global Workplace Analytics) estimates that these work-from-home initiatives saved U.S. employers more than $30 billion dollars …

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2021 AI Predictions: More Edge AI, Rise of ‘Data Mutinies,’ Wider Use of ‘Snitch Software’ 

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By AI Trends Staff  
[Ed. Note: We have heard from a range of AI practitioners for their predictions on AI Trends in 2021. Here are predictions from a selection of those writing.]    
Orr Danon, CEO, Hailo
From Orr Danon, CEO of Hailo:  
With growing demand and wider adoption due to affordability and accessibility, 2021 will bring broader deployment of AI at the edge solutions across various industries. AI and edge computing will play a crucial role for businesses in alleviating the growing strain of managing …

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December: Despite Pandemic, Opportunity in Retail Remains ‘Exceptional’

The second trend, according to Stewart, is consumer/retailer emphasis on physical health. “COVID-19 brought fear and panic to the retail landscape. The closure of non-essential retail stores to stop the spread of the virus, while mandated for public health, brought intense financial ramifications,” Stewart explains. “At the same time, the focus on health accelerated the development and application of technologies to allow consumers to shop safely. While many innovations were in the development pipeline, the pandemic greatly compressed the application timeline. In part, these technologies include those that facilitate touchless retail, including customer interfaces, virtual testing and try-on of …

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Sustainability, AI, and the Generations

Walid Ali, artificial intelligence in manufacturing, Microsoft, joins Peggy to talk about sustainability and its importance now and into the future. They discuss how AI (artificial intelligence) is changing in business and what makes it so essential now and how AI technology can help us achieve greater sustainability along with the adoption rate to enable sustainability initiatives. He provides advice to organizations looking to achieve greater sustainability, how different generations help achieve these goals, and adds insight into what we all can do to come together to bring greater sustainability to fruition and reskilling, retooling, and retraining of employees.
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Looking Ahead to 2021: Top IoT Trends

IoT has been one of the most talked-about trends within the digital era. This year it has taken on new precedence as the pandemic’s emergence changed the way we live and work.As we approach 2021 and prepare to say goodbye to an extremely turbulent year, let’s look ahead to the future and the IoT trends that will drive business and technology changes in the future.In 2021 businesses will begin to realize that IoT is not just a hype or another buzzword but a technology with true potential to transform industries. Utilizing insight from multiple industry publications and our …

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