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SirionLabs, the global leader in AI-powered contract lifecycle management (CLM), announced that its SirionOne platform has achieved SAP Ariba certification for integration with SAP's cloud solutions from the SAP Integration and Certification Center (SAP ICC). The integration enables new levels of contract intelligence for customers across legal, procurement, and sales teams by plugging into SAP Ariba and unlocking access to business-critical information in real-time from within enterprise applications. "With this strategic integration, SAP customers can easily manage and optimize end-to-end processes such as sourcing, contracting and spending analysis" With this certification, SAP customers who use SirionOne cut implementation times, lower integration costs, and have full compatibility between the solutions. It provides enterprises with seamless experiences by automating workflows such as the procure-to-pay cycle, purchase order (PO) creation, payments approvals, and spend analytics. "With this strategic integration, SAP customers can easily manage and optimize end-to-end processes such as sourcing, contracting and spending analysis," said Puneet Bhakri, SVP of Global Alliances & Partnerships at SirionLabs. "SirionLabs' interoperability with SAP cloud solutions allows even more enterprises to automate how they develop, manage, and measure contract performance across their organizations."
Gainsight is the leader in customer success and product experience software. The Gainsight Customer Cloud offers everything your business needs to retain customers and drive growth in the age of the customer. As the first cloud of its kind, Gainsight brings together the required technologies to deliver a superior post-sale experience, ensuring customers easily adopt products they've purchased and achieve their desired business outcomes in partnership with their vendor. Gainsight joined the Vista Equity Partners portfolio in 2020. Leading companies such as LinkedIn, Adobe, Tableau, Splunk, and Box choose Gainsight culminating in our recognition as one of the top 100 private cloud companies in the world by Forbes, one of the fastest-growing private companies in America by Inc. Magazine, and as one of 20 Great Workplaces in Tech by Fortune Magazine.
A recommender system is an important component of Internet services today: billion dollar revenue businesses are directly driven by recommendation services at big tech companies. The current landscape of production recommender systems is dominated by deep learning based approaches, where an embedding layer is first adopted to map extremely large-scale ID type features to fixed-length embedding vectors; then the embeddings are leveraged by complicated neural network architectures to generate recommendations. The continuing advancement of recommender models is often driven by increasing model sizes--several models have been previously released with billion parameters up to even trillion very recently. Every jump in the model capacity has brought in significant improvement on quality. The era of 100 trillion parameters is just around the corner.
In this decade of 21st century, world is seeing very different challenges in the power management in Power Generation, transmission, distribution & consumption. As most of the countries are taking on challenges on sustainability goals, there is significant Energy Transition happening towards more & more GREEN energy. Lot more sources of energy like Wind, Solar are becoming more viable and being adopted. However, this has put a clear expectation on adding intelligence into the existing products & solutions to manage this transition as well as adopting new digital software-based solutions. With the rapid advancement in the IoT & Cloud infrastructure, creating this intelligence is now feasible and economically viable.
Investment in quantum technologies will grow from US$412mn in 2020 to US$8.6bn by 2027, according to research firm IDC. Organisations that get started now will have a significant competitive advantage over those that continue to wait until quantum computing is a proven technology. Nevertheless, the complexity of quantum hardware and software development are forcing organisations to invest significantly in elite quantum expertise just to explore quantum-possible use cases for their potential business value. Gordon Davey is Cloud Services (Microsoft) General Manager at SoftwareONE, a leading global provider of end-to-end software and cloud technology solutions. Davey said: "Quantum technologies within enterprises are expected to take off over the next five years, with forecasts estimating that the market will eventually be worth anywhere between $500mn to $29bn, according to IBM. The development of quantum computing is speeding up, and technology firms are partnering up with businesses to work on bringing out the first commercial applications. A great example of this is Goldman Sachs, who recently assembled a'full team dedicated to quantum computing', and JP Morgan, who is now looking to implement the use of quantum computers as well. Additionally, Willis Tower Watson has also partnered up with Microsoft to develop the potential of quantum computing."
The age of artificial intelligence (A.I.) is finally upon us. Consumer applications of A.I., in particular, have come a long way, leading to more accurate search results for online shoppers, allowing apps and websites to make more personalized recommendations, and enabling voice-activated digital assistants to better understand us. We all know there is tremendous potential value in data, which continues to grow exponentially. In fact, the world is creating 2.5 quintillion bytes of data every day (that's 2.5 followed by 18 zeros). To harness that potential, companies need A.I. to make sense of the data, and hybrid cloud computing platforms that can distribute it across organizations.
We produce a multitude of attributes (characteristics attached to an entity -- building, parcel, etc.) using various sources such as aerial imagery. The idea is to build Deep Learning models from a few thousand buildings using in-house-tagged labels or existing labels from open data. In a second step, the models are deployed on the whole French territory, which represents more than 35 million images to process (i.e. 4 TB of data to deal with). This second step is the focus of this post. The challenge is to be able to infer at low cost and in a short amount of time, (less than a day).
Joe McKendrick is an author and independent analyst who tracks the impact of information technology on management and markets. As an independent analyst, he has authored numerous research reports in partnership with Forbes Insights, IDC, and Unisphere Research, a division of Information Today, Inc. The KubeCon and CloudNativeCon events just wrapped up in Europe, and one thing has become clear: the opportunities are outpacing organizations' ability to leverage its potential advantages. Keith Townsend, who attended the conference, observed in a tweet that "talent and education is the number one challenge. I currently don't see a workable way to migrate thousands of apps without loads of resources. Information technology gets more complex every day, and there is no shortage of demand for monitoring and automation capabilities the build and manage systems. Cloud-native platforms are seen as remedies for not only improved maintenance, monitoring, and automation, but also for modernizing ...
We love it when people exceed expectations. Whether it's an athlete who steps up to replace an injured starter or a team that pulls together to deliver exceptional results, it is inspiring to see long-held assumptions about potential turned upside down. Now, service organizations have an opportunity to exceed traditional expectations in the same way. Instead of being considered simply a means of connection and cost containment post-customer purchase, intelligent service teams can become a strategic driver to direct value back to the business. Focusing on speed, insights, and accuracy, SAP Service Cloud resolves customer issues at unmatched speed -- protecting the brands promise and securing future growth.