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Newsletter: Signs of the Tech Revolution #5

Read about AI’s impact on Nvidia’s success, economic reforms in India, AI solutions for cloud, enterprise tech spending, and other signs of the ongoing tech revolution.
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Published on
June 21, 2024
Last updated on
July 3, 2024

If you’re reading this article, you already know that Nvidia is now the world’s most valuable company. The news was everywhere, and if you just unlocked your phone this week, you’ve had a pop-up with this announcement. Every business is in a crazy race to incorporate AI which drives the valuation of Nvidia. 

A recent study by Pure Storage showed that 99,7% of companies are either planning, preparing, or currently adopting AI technology. However, there is one big problem all of these companies face, and it’s not budget…

It’s the state of their physical infrastructure. 

Infrastructure challenges often become business challenges. When all of your employees start using AI, the data will start multiplying like never before, meaning you will outgrow your current data center. This leads us back to the budget, which will also be an issue very soon.

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In this newsletter:

  • What Indian business expects from Modi 3.0
  • How reality outpaces hype in the adoption of Cloud AI technologies
  • Why enterprises prioritize tech spending over cost-cutting
  • European law enforcement agencies take down terrorist sites
  • And more...

News #1: What Indian business expects from Modi 3.0

With Modi 3.0 in office, economic reforms are set to continue driving growth. Key focus areas include job creation, infrastructure development, and healthcare improvements. Industry leaders from various institutions and associations are optimistic about India’s journey towards becoming a developed nation by 2047. 

The big emphasis on education and skill development will unlock India’s demographic potential, creating a skilled workforce to support tech advancements.

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News #2: Reality outpaces hype - five trends driving the adoption of cloud AI technologies

The rapid adoption of cloud AI technologies is driven by five key trends. One major trend is the growing maturity and integration of AI with cloud infrastructure, making AI capabilities more accessible and scalable. This shift is enabling businesses to deploy sophisticated AI models without extensive in-house expertise.

AI-driven automation in data centers is another crucial development. Advanced AI tools are enhancing fault detection, root cause analysis, and power usage optimization. This has a tremendous impact on overall data center efficiency and the reduction of operational costs.

The rise of large language models (LLMs) is transforming various industries by providing advanced capabilities for natural language processing and other AI-driven tasks. These models are becoming integral in developing AI applications that require deep learning and extensive data processing.

AI is gaining traction in enhancing sustainability within data centers. AI technologies are being utilized to optimize energy consumption and reduce carbon footprints, aligning with broader environmental, social, and governance (ESG) goals. This helps businesses meet sustainability targets while maintaining operational efficiency.

The integration of AI in life sciences is opening new frontiers in research and development. AI is being used to analyze complex biological data, accelerating innovation and discovery in healthcare and pharmaceuticals.

The time to stand and watch is over. You either play or fall behind. 

To start leveraging AI and move fast, schedule a consultation with our team. We will help you get the most out of your investment.

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News #3: Tech spend is more important than cost-cutting

A recent PwC survey reveals that companies are increasingly viewing technology investments as a crucial strategy for cost-cutting and growth, even amid economic uncertainties. Contrary to expectations of budget tightening, many CIOs are maintaining or increasing their tech budgets. This is driven by the belief that technology, particularly digital transformation initiatives, is essential for enhancing efficiency and competitiveness. 

PwC’s report indicates that 98% of CIOs are spending the same or more on digitizing operations, with significant investments in automation and sustainability efforts. As companies face external pressures, technology becomes the best tool in the toolbox to improve efficiency, drive long-term growth, and support ESG goals.

The report highlights a significant shift in how businesses approach cost management and growth strategies, placing technology at the center of their plans to navigate and thrive in a complex economic landscape.

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News #4: European law enforcement takes down terrorist sites

European law enforcement agencies, coordinated by Europol, have successfully dismantled a network of terrorist-operated websites. This operation culminated a year-long investigation and resulted in the takedown of numerous online platforms used by terrorist groups to disseminate propaganda and recruit members.

Europol’s operation involved multiple countries and agencies working together to identify and disrupt the digital infrastructure that terrorists rely on. This crackdown is a significant step in limiting the ability of these groups to spread their message and recruit new members through the internet. By targeting the online presence of terrorist organizations, law enforcement aims to cut off a critical avenue for their operations.

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Other Resources

  • Nvidia is now the world’s most valuable company. With a market capitalization of $3.3trn, it’s 20 times more than it was in January 2020 - Read more
  • Former PayPal technology chief Sri Shivananda will become JPMorgan’s new firmwide CTO - Read more
  • A first of its kind ban in the US. “Russia has shown it has the capacity, and even more than that, the intent to exploit Russian companies like Kaspersky to collect and weaponize the personal information of Americans. And that’s why we are compelled to take the action that we’re taking today,” U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo. Kaspersky software won’t be sold in the US starting on July 20 - Read more
  • The US Department of the Air Force (DAF) launched an experimental initiative known as “NIPRGPT”. It’s an AI chatbot that will enable users to have human-like conversations to complete various tasks. The chatbot can answer questions and assist with tasks such as correspondence, preparing background papers, and programming - Read more
  • AI will be used during the Olympic Games in many areas. The goal is to make the whole event more inclusive. AI systems won’t replace the human factor behind the scenes, but it will enable more innovation - Read more
  • The 10 biggest issues IT leaders face right now according to researchers, consultants, and CIOs - Read more
  • AI is eating software. Application makers are focused on building AI tools, but there aren’t many people willing to pay for them - Read more
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