What is AWS Outposts? AWS in your house.

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The public cloud is great, but there are still some jobs you need to keep close to home. That’s why hybrid clouds, where you use both the public and private clouds to get your work done, are so popular. Lately, most of our attention has been focused on using Kubernetes container orchestration. But, for all […]

Bringing a bang to your serverless processes: Firecracker

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Amazon Web Services (AWS) Lambda‘s growing popularity is proof positive that serverless computing is for real. But wouldn’t it be nice if you had a better view of how Lamba’s function-as-a-service actually works? Or, better still, if Lambda’s inner workers were open-sourced so you could use them in your own serverless projects? Guess what? AWS […]

Things to consider before spending on multi-cloud

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The concept of multi-cloud is simple. You’re running multiple business processes using more than one cloud. This isn’t the same thing as hybrid cloud. With that model, you’re coordinating business processes across multiple clouds.  So, for example, if your office program is Office 365, but you’re running line of business programs on Amazon Web Services, […]

How ‘smart machinery access’ boosts heavy equipment health and safety

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The concept of creating a “smart factory” by integrating IoT devices, digital twin technology, advanced data analytics and automation of the complete product lifecycle is gaining widespread acceptance. But what about extending digitization beyond the production line and its immediate environment to include heavy machinery, bulldozers, overhead gantry cranes, oversized trucks, forklifts, oilfield pieces, wheel […]

Understanding the potential, challenges and use cases for real-world evidence

by Jared Kimble Efforts to properly understand and deploy real-world evidence (RWE) are under way across the life sciences industry. Regulatory authorities and companies are assessing how best to make use of RWE and how to deal with some of the challenges that arise when managing large amounts of dispersed data. During the Drug Information […]

Hackathon seeks to highlight STEM and insurance to girls and young women

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For years, women have been under-represented in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) courses and occupations. Although more women are starting to work in STEM fields, the gender gap remains high. Only about a quarter of STEM workers are women, and female representation on boards is lower than in other industries. Some businesses and industries […]

DXC Technology highlighting latest retail capabilities during NRF 2020

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Reports of the retail industry’s imminent demise are widespread, not to mention incorrect. There’s no question the retail industry is transforming: New technology, evolving consumer behavior and disruptive new innovators are redefining the retail experience in new and exciting ways. But statistics gathered by the National Retail Federation show that retail isn’t on the decline. […]

Understanding Azure Databricks and resource groups

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Azure Databricks, an Apache Spark-based analytics platform optimized for the Microsoft Azure cloud, is a highly effective open-source tool, but it automatically creates resource groups and workspaces and protects them with a system-level lock, all of which can be confusing and frustrating unless you understand how and why. The Databricks platform provides an interactive workspace […]

All ready to grow up: Fostering AI’s growth in insurance

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The use of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies has spread across the insurance value chain. In product development, it enables insurers to create more profitable and effective products based on insights from past claims and product uptake in the market. In underwriting, it creates a better understanding of risk for new and underserved markets. It’s improving […]

The value of AI-driven data in the travel industry ecosystem will rise in 2020

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Whether or not air and rail companies have ever thought of the data they collect as an “ecosystem,” they have long shared data — from security information to passenger itinerary data — with affiliated travel authorities and companies to smooth the traveler experience and improve the ability of the workforce to respond. In the coming […]