IFS acquires EmpowerMX to bolster its aviation sector offering
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Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software provider IFS has agreed to acquire EmpowerMX, a vendor of software for managing aircraft maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO), adding to the capabilities of its fleet service management suite for the aviation sector. IFS already offers software for MRO providers and airlines, including end-to-end aircraft management for maintenance, repairs, operations (MRO) enterprises, defense contract management, and ERP for aerospace and defense organizations. “This acquisition strengthens the IFS offering for complex maintenance processes, which have to wo ..read more
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¿Cómo lidiar con el aumento de los costes de ‘cloud’?
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La complejidad de las infraestructuras de TI es cada vez mayor, al igual que la presión sobre los presupuestos de TI, que los CIO deben gestionar de la forma más inteligente y eficiente posible. Administrar de forma eficaz los costes de los entornos de nube es, por tanto, cada vez más importante; sin embargo, a muchas empresas les sigue resultando difícil vigilar los costes del despliegue en estos entornos y optimizarlos continuamente. Esta es una de las principales conclusiones de una encuesta encargada por Boomi a Forrester Research. A finales de 2023, los analistas encuestaron a 420 respon ..read more
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Almacenamiento: el gran olvidado de las implantaciones de IA
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10h ago
A medida que las empresas comienzan a desplegar y utilizar la inteligencia artificial (IA), muchas se dan cuenta de que necesitarán acceso a una potencia informática masiva y rápidas capacidades de red, pero las necesidades de almacenamiento pueden pasarse por alto. Es probable que la puesta en marcha de un chatbot o la adopción de un asistente de IA no pongan a prueba la capacidad de almacenamiento de la mayoría de las empresas, pero los grandes proyectos de IA con acceso a millones de puntos de datos pueden requerir muchos terabytes de almacenamiento nuevo, con un coste potencial de decenas ..read more
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US lawmakers raise a red flag over Microsoft’s $1.5B investment in G42
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A group of Republican lawmakers is urging the Biden administration to investigate a $1.5 billion deal between Microsoft and G42 — an AI and data center service provider based in the UAE. Their concerns center at the transfer of sensitive technology and G42’s historical ties to China, a growing competitor of the US in the field of AI ..read more
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Green Software Foundation: On a mission to decarbonize software
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Good coding practices for performance and efficiency have been part of software engineering since the earliest days. “When we were programming mainframes, every character counted,” says Sanjay Podder, chair of Green Software Foundation, an organization that aims to build a trusted ecosystem of people, standards, tooling and best practices for green software. But over the past few decades, the overwhelming need for speed and productivity pushed architectural efficiency concerns to the background. Computers that piggyback on vast libraries with extraneous lines of code, developers who have lost ..read more
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Ulta Beauty embraces low-code to deliver better CX
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About six years ago, Ulta Beauty formed a dedicated innovation team to identify technologies that resonate to improve the customer experience. As the VP of digital innovation, Michelle Pacynski heads up this team and oversees around 40 innovators whose job is to leverage new and emerging tech to come up with fresh and creative value propositions for the business. Over the years, they’ve created a virtual make-up try-on tool using augmented reality, played around with intelligent mirrors, and used AI to build their personalization engine, which intelligently mines customer data to give pr ..read more
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Xen Project colocation facility shutdown leaves open source OSSTest facing major disruption
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To developers, OSSTest is an essential automated testing and quality checking system for anyone submitting code to the Xen Project’s open-source hypervisor. But all software runs somewhere. In the Xen Project’s case it’s virtual server infrastructure inside in a featureless colocation datacenter just outside Boston.  Unfortunately — extraordinarily even — it seems that this facility can no longer be used because of a “sudden shutdown” as an announcement on the Xen Project website this week explained it. “We received a notification from our colo facility provider Synoptek indicating the s ..read more
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China makes its bid for global AI governance
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As China pushes for dominance in various areas of artificial intelligence, with plans to have mass production of AI-driven humanoid robots by 2025 and leadership in the sector by 2027, the country has published a set of governance guidelines and commitments for AI technology that it hopes will be adopted globally. They include calls for greater cooperation — not between East and West, but between North and South. Unveiled at the World Artificial Intelligence Conference last week, the Shanghai Declaration on Global AI Governance lays out China’s position in five areas: promoting AI develo ..read more
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Los guardarraíles, la clave para implantar una IA segura y eficaz
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Google finalmente ha corregido su recomendación de inteligencia artificial (IA) de utilizar pegamento no tóxico como solución al queso que se desliza de la pizza. “El pegamento, incluso las variedades no tóxicas, no está destinado al consumo humano”, dice hoy Google Gemini. Puede ser nocivo si se ingiere”. Hubo un meme de internet un poco gracioso sobre el uso de pegamento en la salsa de la pizza, pero eso definitivamente no es una solución real. La situación de Google es curiosa. La empresa que inventó la idea misma de la IA generativa está teniendo problemas para enseñar a su chatbot que no ..read more
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Accuracy concerns slow manufacturers’ Gen AI adoption
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Manufacturers are implementing generative AI initiatives slower than anticipated due to accuracy concerns, according to a report from Lucidworks. The study surveyed over 2,500 global AI decision-makers and found that 58% of manufacturing leaders plan to increase AI spending in 2024, down from 93% in 2023. Additionally, 44% of manufacturers have concerns about response accuracy, while only 3% are worried about job displacement. “Across the board, concerns around security, response accuracy, and costs have forced most businesses to slow down their planned initiatives and be more strategic about ..read more
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