With the worldwide cost of cybercrime estimated to reach $6 trillion annually by 2021, it’s important that security’s at the top of your priority list when it comes to setting up an on-premises, hyperconverged data center. Consider the following factors and new-business opportunities to ensure security and business continuity for your customers.
Most pro AV specialists keep an eye on trends and new potential sales opportunities. While markets such as hospitality catch a lot of attention, there are other niches that can provide a healthy boost to your revenue if you take the time to understand the market needs and educate yourself on how to deliver the right solutions to address those needs.
It’s that time again, when we make resolutions for the coming year—to start an exercise regimen, for example, or cut down on sweets.
From personal assistants like Siri to self-driving cars, artificial intelligence has been making news a lot lately—and so have questions about what it may mean for the future of everything from business to national security. With visionaries predicting that AI may someday be able to rid the world of hunger, poverty and war, others are voicing concerns about issues like privacy and public safety. One of the naysayers, the late Stephen Hawking said, “Artificial intelligence may be the worst thing to happen to humanity”.
If you’re a DC/POS specialist who typically sells to retail, you might not realize that your barcoding knowledge can also be applied to the healthcare market. While healthcare is obviously markedly different from retail, if you take time to learn the nuances of healthcare, you might open yourself up to new levels of success.
Unlike humans in law enforcement, AI technology doesn’t get tired, let emotions fog its judgment, work on “a hunch,” or make mistakes (unless components or the human who programmed it caused the error). Those reasons alone make a case for the government to consider taking the next big step in terms of using AI to prevent and solve crimes.
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Google grabbed a lot of headlines last month at its I/O event when it showed how Google Duplex, an AI-based text-to-speech assistant, can book appointments on your behalf. Check out the following demonstration from the event.
IT professionals who transition their businesses from break-fix to managed services report a number of positive changes along the way, such as more predictable, steady income streams and less stressful work environments. However, in the age of remote IT monitoring, business process automation and digital transformations, it’s easy to lose touch with customers. Some partners even report that their primary contact with customers is just prior to renewing their contract.