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”.
Companies in the manufacturing vertical have a lot on their minds. Ever-increasing operating costs, new global competition, regulations and uncertainties pertaining to materials (e.g., metals, electronics) have placed added pressure on organizations. Today, many are looking to use auto-ID technology to:
They may be just entering medical school now, but the next generation of medical and dental professionals will be “digital natives” who never knew a world without smartphones. That could be all it takes to push VR and AR into mainstream, everyday healthcare practices. How soon we see this digital transformation is yet to be seen, but it surely gets us thinking about the possibilities.
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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.
Today’s companies are facing tough competition and increasing security threats—often with limited resources. According to the latest research from IDC, by 2020, 50% of the Global 2000 will see the majority of their business depend on their ability to create digitally enhanced products, services and customer experiences. Those that fail will compete for dwindling shares of the market. Success relies on an IT organization’s ability to be agile and enable revenue-generating innovation that responds quickly to market needs.