On Artificial Intelligence A European approach to excellence and trust

February 19, 2020

Artificial Intelligence is developing fast. It will change our lives by improving healthcare (e.g. making diagnosis more precise, enabling better prevention of diseases), increasing the efficiency of farming, contributing to climate change mitigation and adaptation, improving the efficiency of production systems through predictive maintenance, increasing the security of Europeans, and in many other ways that we can only begin to imagine. At the same time, Artificial Intelligence (AI) entails a number of potential risks, such as opaque decision-making, gender-based or other kinds of discrimination, intrusion in our private lives or being used for criminal purposes.

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Fault-Tolerant Components on AWS

whitePaper | November 15, 2019

Fault-tolerance is the ability for a system to remain in operation even if some of the components used to build the system fail. Even with very conservative assumptions, a busy e-commerce site may lose thousands of dollars for every minute it is unavailable. This is just one reason why businesses and organizations strive to develop software systems that can survive faults. Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides a platform that is ideally suited for building fault-tolerant software systems. The AWS platform enables you to build fault-tolerant systems that operate with a minimal amount of human interaction and up-front financial investment.

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Serverless Analytics

whitePaper | October 3, 2022

C-Level executives, do you often feel that you spend a significant amount of time and resources managing costs? Or do you often wonder about the impending costs on IT assets and how to optimize them? Gartner, in a recent survey, has expected that IT services are going to raise this year, with the projected IT spending growth rate being 5.5.% for 2023. With soaring expenses, you need to find alternative tactics to reduce the burden of IT expenses.

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How Data Maturity and Product Analytics Improve Digital Experiences and Business Outcomes

whitePaper | October 5, 2022

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Top 6 use cases for a self-sustainable Contact Center powered by Connected Data

whitePaper | August 10, 2022

Connected Data, though used synonymously with Big Data, is carefully created and curated for storage and reference during the customer’s lifetime. As we already know, enterprises need to carefully build and store Big Data to avoid creating a data swamp. Connected Data goes a step ahead of Big Data. It is customer-specific data built in a context-sensitive framework to ensure a 360-degree view of the customer profile, purchasing habits, preferences, etc., at a glance.

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whitePaper | August 9, 2022

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