PDF to cloud to homegrown tech titan: Adobe celebrates 40th anniversary

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The Mercury News

SAN JOSE, California — Adobe has reached its 40th anniversary, an event that marks a four-decade journey during which the company created tech products that have become vital tools for consumers and professionals alike. John Warnock and Charles Geschke, two tech entrepreneurs who had just left legendary Xerox PARC, launched Adobe in December 1982 inside Warnock’s garage, which happened to be perched next to Adobe Creek in Los Altos. The company that Warnock and Geschke founded has become the birthplace of an array of breakthrough and revolutionary technologies, including Adobe PDF (aka, portab… Read More “PDF to cloud to homegrown tech titan: Adobe celebrates 40th anniversary”

Top Down, Bottom Up or a Bit of Both? Process and Deployment Considerations for AIOps

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CIO

AIOps – a must-have rather than a nice to have Where IT is concerned, there’s no longer a valid business case for the old argument of “doing more with less.” The stakes are too high given the tightly connected global economy, the 24/7 speed of business, digital security threats, and their corresponding data protection regulations. On top of that, the shift to hybrid operations has provided valuable flexibility but multiplied potential failure points. Put simply, it’s no longer a question of if your organization needs to fully optimize its IT production environments, but why haven’t you optimiz… Read More “Top Down, Bottom Up or a Bit of Both? Process and Deployment Considerations for AIOps”

American Airlines Brings Back a Customer-Friendly Booking Option

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The Street

By Veronika Bondarenko The perk gives American Airlines travelers more flexibility when booking flights. Many frequent travelers know the frustration of trying to get information from a chatbot or being on hold for hours to reach a representative. Perhaps the worst of all is finding the perfect price for a popular flight, having the connection freeze or crash and then finding that prices changed for a more expensive ticket. (It’s never the other way around.) If it feels like things got a lot worse in the last year, you’re definitely not imaging it. With the entire industry and struggling to rehir… Read More “American Airlines Brings Back a Customer-Friendly Booking Option”

Stocks, bond yields dip as U.S. data muddies Fed rates outlook

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Reuters

By Herbert Lash and Danilo Masoni NEW YORK/MILAN (Reuters) -World stocks slid further and Treasury yields dipped on Wednesday as U.S. worker productivity data beat forecasts but extended a weak trend, further muddying a debate on how far and how fast U.S. interest rates will rise. Third quarter productivity rebounded at a slightly faster pace than initially thought. Economists said the reading pointed to elevated labor costs and inflation staying high, adding pressure on the Federal Reserve to keep raising rates. But benchmark U.S. yields and the dollar both fell, suggesting lower rates ahead…. Read More “Stocks, bond yields dip as U.S. data muddies Fed rates outlook”

Sports Reacts To NCAA Women’s Soccer Controversy

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The Spun

By Daniel Bates UNC’s women’s soccer team fell to UCLA in improbable fashion in Monday’s NCAA title game and it wasn’t without controversy. The Bruins found a way to win the second Women’s College Cup in school history thanks in part to a second-half corner kick netted by junior forward Reilyn Turner with 16 seconds left. But some believe North Carolina’s goalkeeper was fouled. “I know more about the other football, but I don’t think you can tackle the keeper into the goal on a corner,” tweeted ESPN’s Brooke Pryor. The sports World reacted to the questionable no-call on social media. “I know n… Read More “Sports Reacts To NCAA Women’s Soccer Controversy”

Food for thought: how AI is reducing waste in restaurants

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Euronews (English)

It’s estimated that the hospitality industry wastes more than €100 billion worth of food each year. In hotel and restaurant kitchens, that equates to around 20% of the food purchased. The cost is not only monetary for the vendor; the planet also pays a price. Now there’s a way to prevent food waste using artificial intelligence (AI). Food waste management company Winnow estimates that its AI-powered tools have already saved 61,000 tons of Co2 to date. That’s the equivalent of 36,512,500 meals worth €42 million. ‘What gets measured gets managed’ is a mantra of sustainability leaders, and Winnow… Read More “Food for thought: how AI is reducing waste in restaurants”

Japan, Britain launch digital partnership on AI, semiconductors

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Kyodo News

Japan and Britain launched on Wednesday a digital partnership aimed at strengthening cooperation across 14 areas ranging from cybersecurity to artificial intelligence, an initiative they say is intended to “stay on the frontier of technological advancement.” The collaboration also aims to help improve the resiliency of semiconductor supply chains after a pandemic-induced global shortage snarled production for a wide range of products from cars to smartphones and laptops that use the essential component. Japanese and British officials signed an agreement the same day to launch the ministerial-l… Read More “Japan, Britain launch digital partnership on AI, semiconductors”

7 Considerations for Maximizing ROI on AI/ML Investments

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CIO

Motivated by multiple drivers, enterprises across nearly all industries are increasingly embracing artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to enhance efficiency, profitability, and customer experience while improving evidence-based decision making. Ever-increasing volumes of available data, both structured and unstructured, combined with ongoing innovations in the software and infrastructure space capable of handling large data volumes efficiently, is facilitating this adoption. Implementation of AI technology and ML solutions can require significant investment. Based on our exp… Read More “7 Considerations for Maximizing ROI on AI/ML Investments”

Managing an Increasingly Risk-Averse Regulatory Environment

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CIO

Risk management and mitigation is a high priority for CEOs and other senior executives worldwide — including CIOs and cybersecurity executives. The fact is, it’s impossible to separate risk from technology implementations and the potential cybersecurity vulnerabilities they present. One of thebiggest challenges of risk management, as it relates to IT, is the emergence of a growing number of government and industry regulations regarding data privacy and security. The difficulty of complying with all the regulations — particularly for heavily regulated organizations such as financial services fi… Read More “Managing an Increasingly Risk-Averse Regulatory Environment”

Cardinal Health CIO Michelle Greene on simplifying transformation

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CIO

Recently, I had the pleasure of speaking with Michelle Greene, who was promoted from SVP of EIT of Cardinal Health’s pharmaceutical segment to CIO last August. As technology chief, Greene is now charged with leading IT teams to help the Dublin, Ohio-based distributor and manufacturer of medical and laboratory products innovate new ways to evolve healthcare delivery. Central to that effort is structuring her IT organization to better partner with the business. Just three months into her tenure, Greene is already having an impact reorganizing IT — from application support to data analytics — for… Read More “Cardinal Health CIO Michelle Greene on simplifying transformation”