For example, what do you anticipate your AI/ML budget will look like? What business areas are you applying AI/ML in? How knowledgeable is your upper management about AI/ML? Sometimes even determining the manager of managing initiatives can become an issue. … [Read more...] about How is your company managing its AI and ML initiatives?
Near.Store, a plug and play ecommerce platform for offline stores has raised $300,000 seed funding from Sauce.vc, an early stage consumer focused VC fund and other individual investors. Near.Store enables local stores to go online, digitize their inventory, develop new consumer relationships and access business data and insights to make their business more efficient. Ashish Kumar founder Near.Store said, "There is a huge potential for the right product, one that doesn’t need a change in behavior at the store. India has over 12 million kirana (corner) stores, which contribute to over 90% of the consumer goods sales, dwarfing both modern retail and online that together." All a store-owner has to do is plug the Near.Store dongle into their billing machine or mobile phone and the patent pending platform gets their inventory online immediately. Once plugged in, the AI and ML algorithms on the platform take over and manage the various aspects of discovery (SEO), discovery and … [Read more...] about Ecommerce platform Near.Store raises $300,000 seed fund
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Questions are going to rise around the impact of cloud cannibalization on systems businesses that traditionally have been enterprise data center oriented. We believe such concerns are correct, with our own conversations as well as recent reports from cloud vendors suggesting continued momentum that necessarily has to weigh in part on the data center systems TAM. Net, we believe the better 2018 environment was largely due to a catchup in spend/refresh cycle, and we would look for large systems vendors with limited cloud exposure to struggle to grow revenues moving forward in light of both challenges with TAM as well as smaller competitors which are gaining market share. … [Read more...] about Four data center spending trends you need to know
Cray XC40 will be replaced by the government's latest acquisition in 2022, and the new installation will run for ten years. The supercomputer is expected to give the Met Office's current computing capacity a six-fold boost in the first six years, with a further three-fold increase coming in the remaining four years. … [Read more...] about The UK’s solution to violent storms? A billion-dollar supercomputer