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Tech News Roundup: November 2018

Curious about the latest technology news? We have you covered in AIM Consulting’s tech news roundup! In this issue we have some great stories on cloud and AI.

Network World – Cisco-AWS marriage simplifies hybrid-cloud app development

This piece covers the recent announcement that Cisco and Amazon Web Services (AWS) will be offering “an integrated platform that promises to help them more simply build, secure, and connect Kubernetes clusters across private data centers and the AWS cloud.” The Cisco Hybrid Solution for Kubernetes on AWS will be released in December as a software-only solution. Subscriptions will start at $65K per year.

Forbes – The Amazing Ways Toyota Is Using Artificial Intelligence, Big Data & Robots

It’s always interesting to see how different industries are using new technologies, and Toyota finds itself once again at the forefront of the automobile industry. For starters, the company has created a division called ‘Toyota AI Ventures’ whose sole purpose is to invest in and partner with start-ups and entrepreneurs who are on the cutting edge of AI technologies. Toyota is also utilizing AI to improve warehouse logistics to better support its lean approach to manufacturing.

Forbes – If Everybody Is Adopting AI, Where’s The Advantage?

This is a fantastic piece that explores the concept of innovation in AI as it becomes a commodity. Specifically, it analyzes the digital value chain for AI by dividing it into three categories: technical architecture, business architecture, and operational management. The article then goes on to highlight some methods companies can use to generate lasting business value with this technology.


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