ITC Infotech: Tackles The Challenges With Knowledge-Plinth

ITC Infotech | July 13, 2016

"When you don't invest in infrastructure, you are going to pay sooner or later." ~ Mike Parker, Former Assistant U.S. Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, vocalized these words towards rebuilding America after hurricane Katrina hit America bad in 2005. But, on another perception, these words work as an elixir for organizations that are yet to leverage on IT Infrastructure Management Services (IMS), comprehensively. This is where exactly ITC Infotech comes into play with over 16 years of industry experience.

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For the past 20 years, Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) technology has served as the basis for enterprise networks. But today, the need to support cloud-based applications, the Internet of Things (IoT) and other modern technologies has led to the evolution of a faster, more efficient networking architecture: Software-Defined Wide Area Networking (SD-WAN).


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Infosenseglobal Announces a No-Code and Free to Use AI Platform

Infosenseglobal | May 09, 2022

Infosenseglobal announced the community release of ML Sense, a first and unique, no code artificial intelligence platform to develop machine learning models in the most nimble and agile manner. The product comes out of the box with more than 40 machine and deep learning models ready to use. To use this product, end users can ingest data from your local desktop or various cloud sources in CSV or industry-standard formats. This is the very first release of the product since it announced its AI division last in February 2021. Infosenseglobal CEO Hitesh Ruparelia believes that his existing ERP customers could leverage this platform via simple predefined data connectors for finance, manufacturing, etc., that they could use for everyday AI/ML application needs. He believes ML Sense is a game-changer product. With its unique intuitive, and easy functionalities, customers can perform rapid experimentation and attain speeds never seen before. ML Sense is a SAAS offering. The 100% free-to-use community version has significant functionalities such as automatic feature selection and engineering, data transformation, scenario builder, hypothesis validation, etc. He further adds that these features would be our competitive advantage compared to existing products and create a niche market position for Infosenseglobal. With ML Sense, the business end-users are empowered to initiate and execute ML programs without the need for technical staff such as engineers and data scientists. Customers will be able to complete the program in days that would have taken weeks earlier. Additionally, they would need no knowledge or prior experience in programming, statistics, or advanced skills to implement and choose which ML models will work for their business scenario. "The good news is that this is just the beginning. ML sense platform is built on top of various open-source mainstream technologies to automate the lifecycle of machine learning applications. Our next goal is to launch this in the marketplace offered by the major cloud providers. The marketplace provides an option to deploy ML Sense in the customers' existing cloud ecosystem. The idea is to provide an alternative solution wherein the customers are not required to bring the data to our platform. This would address the data privacy and compliance-related concerns of our customers. Additionally, many more exciting features and cloud connectors are in the product pipeline soon to be released." Rajesh Hassija, CTO, Infosenseglobal Inc Established in 2006, Infosenseglobal has headquarters in the U.S. and India and offers leading technical business solutions. Backed by deep expertise and experience, Infosenseglobal specializes in creating and delivering bespoke artificial intelligence and machine learning applications for some of the world's leading businesses.

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NCI announces its transformation to Empower AI

Empower AI | June 08, 2022

NCI Information Systems, Inc., a long-time technology provider to U.S. government agencies, today announced that it has become Empower AI. The transformation reflects the successful adoption of the Empower AI Platform across federal defense, civilian and health care agencies, and leverages Empower AI’s all-inclusive AI-as-a-Service (AIaaS) approach. “Empower AI is declaring what we know to be true: AI is the most transformative technology of this era,” said Paul A. Dillahay, president and CEO of the new Empower AI. “AI represents the single biggest opportunity to enhance productivity of the federal workforce. By aggregating and synthesizing data quickly and more effectively with AI, we can elevate mission success for every government agency.” According to December 2021 research from Deloitte, 92% of federal agency leaders believe AI is important to their mission outcomes but the lack of technology supporting artificial intelligence is the top barrier to taking advantage of it. With nearly half of mature government organizations still beginners at AI, according to the same study, Empower AI’s AIaaS model makes government adoption easier by reducing risk and focusing on the “human development” aspects through integrated development, implementation, maintenance, and performance services at a fixed, inclusive cost. Empower AI Platform built for the government ecosystem The company’s flagship product, the Empower AI Platform, introduced in 2020 and continuously enriched, is built on decades of mission experience and tailored specifically for government challenges. The platform gives government agency customers the insights and tools necessary to make critical decisions faster. “Our deep knowledge and understanding of our federal clients featured prominently in the development of the Empower AI Platform,” Dillahay said. “We designed it specifically for the unique ways in which government works, and in accordance with its strict requirements for security and transparency.” The platform’s components include an AI framework, hyper-automation tools, and digital assistant: Empower AI Works: A suite of hyper-automation tools helps shift focus to the most impactful work by automating time consuming tasks with AI, without the need for human intervention. Empower AI Advises: A side-by-side AI assistant that accelerates human decision-making and increases productivity. Empower AI Leads: A comprehensive AI management system that equips mission leaders to make better, faster decisions and achieve meaningful digital evolution through a unique and streamlined view of objectives, projects and tasks updated in real-time as work is accomplished. Empower AI’s commitment to the transformative power of AI has already yielded results. The company has secured more than $1.5 billion in AI-enabled work and more than 75% of its customers have implemented the Empower AI Platform to recognize the exponential effectiveness of their AI-enabled workforce. About Empower AI Empower AI is AI for government. Empower AI gives federal agency leaders the tools to elevate the potential of their workforce with a direct path for meaningful transformation. Headquartered in Reston, Va., Empower AI leverages three decades of mission experience solving complex challenges in Health, Defense, and Civilian missions. Their proven Empower AI Platform provides a practical, sustainable path for clients to achieve transformation that is true to who they are, what they do, and how they work, with the resources they have. The result is a government workforce that is exponentially more creative and productive.

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Tech Mahindra and Subex Partner to Drive Scale Adoption of Blockchain-based Solutions for Telecom Operators Globally

Subex | November 05, 2020

To enable fraud mitigation and drive operational efficiencies for communication service providers by reducing compliance complexities and faster time-to-market 5th November 2020, BENGALURU, INDIA – Tech Mahindra, a leading provider of digital transformation, consulting, and business re-engineering services and solutions, and Subex, an industry leader in providing services based on Digital Trust, have announced strategic partnership to roll-out blockchain based solutions for telecom operators globally. These solutions will enable fraud mitigation and drive operational efficiencies for communication service providers (CSP) by reducing compliance complexities and faster time-to-market. The partnership will enable real-time reconciliation reports with summarized data to minimise discrepancies, leading to reduction of multiple validations and quick dispute resolution through tamper-proof verifiable transactions. Further this collaboration will expedite settlement for communication service poviders (CSPs) and drive enhanced visibility in the end-of-the-month billing cycle. The CSPs will benefit from enhancedoperational efficiencies by leveraging blockchain based smart contracts and forge more impactful alliances to drive trust amongst diverse stakeholders. Rajesh Dhuddu, Blockchain and Cybersecurity Practice Leader, Tech Mahindra, said, “Being a service provider of choice for global telecom operators, Tech Mahindra will help reduce overheads and enhance business profitability. As part of TechMNxt Charther, Tech Mahindra aims to offer a cutting-edge solution built on Blockchain and smart contracts that optimizes spends and proactively mitigates disputes. In the collaboration with Subex, adding blockchain as the middleware will add the necessary layer of security and ensure faster and efficient operational process. ”

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IBM Signs Strategic Collaboration Agreement with Amazon Web Services to Deliver IBM Software as-a-Service on AWS

IBM | May 12, 2022

IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced that it has signed a Strategic Collaboration Agreement (SCA) with Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), with plans to offer a broad array of its software catalog as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) on AWS. Building on IBM Software being available as-a-Service (aaS) on IBM Cloud, this first-of-its-kind agreement between IBM and AWS will provide clients with quick and easy access to IBM Software that spans automation, data and AI, security and sustainability capabilities, is built on Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS (ROSA), and runs cloud-native on AWS. The two companies are also committing to a broad range of joint investments to make it easier for clients to consume IBM Software on AWS, including integrated go-to-market activities across sales and marketing, channel incentives, developer enablement and training, and solution development for key verticals and industries such as Oil and Gas, Travel and Transportation, and others. Today, organizations are looking for industry leading services and solutions that allow them to be nimble, flexible, and continuously scalable. This need has been further compounded as demand grows to run software both on-premises and across hybrid cloud environments so they can be scaled globally with high availability. Moving forward, organizations will be able to run a broad array of the IBM Software catalog as cloud-native services on AWS so they can get up and running quickly to deliver business value. This includes IBM API Connect, IBM Db2, IBM Observability by Instana APM, IBM Maximo Application Suite, IBM Security ReaQta, IBM Security Trusteer, IBM Security Verify, and IBM Watson Orchestrate, with others to follow later this year. Clients will be able to procure the IBM SaaS products in AWS Marketplace, and then set up and integrate with AWS services, allowing them to get started with just a few clicks, without deploying, updating or managing any of the infrastructure. IBM SaaS products on AWS are designed to provide high availability and elastic scaling on demand to meet unpredictable throughput needs and will offer a native AWS experience with deep integration of AWS services out of the box and support for API, CloudFormation and Terraform templates to enable automation of end-to-end workflows. For example, using IBM Maximo Application Suite as-a-Service, a manufacturer will be able to take a flexible, demand-based approach to AI-driven asset management to help them monitor and maintain equipment more efficiently, or predict potential mechanical failures to fix them before they create interruptions. By taking advantage of a scalable consumption model for these applications, they can free up capital for innovation, prototyping, tooling and production – and easily expand their usage over time based on evolving market trends and production demands. Additionally, with more than 10,000 AWS certifications and 13 AWS competencies, IBM Consulting and IBM Security Services can help customers build and deploy modern, secure and more intelligent workflows with IBM Software on AWS. The availability of these SaaS products complements IBM's extensive portfolio of 30+ Software products that currently can be deployed manually in AWS Marketplace and the ability to Bring Your Own License (BYOL) for users that already have their own license so they can deploy the software faster. Together, this gives organizations a comprehensive set of options to build and run software in the way that best meets the unique needs of their business. "As hybrid cloud continues to become the reality for our clients, IBM is ready and willing to meet them with a flexible and cloud-native software portfolio wherever they are in the cloud or in data centers, By deepening our collaboration with AWS, we're taking another major step in giving organizations the ability to choose the hybrid cloud model that works best for their own needs and workloads, freeing them up to instead focus on solving their most pressing business challenges." -Tom Rosamilia, Senior Vice President, IBM Software. Our collaboration with IBM allows joint customers to accelerate their modernization to the cloud and consume IBM services in a cloud native manner on AWS, said Matt Garman, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at AWS. "Through our multiyear agreement, AWS will work with IBM to offer a broad array of IBM Software as SaaS on AWS. In addition, we'll be working together on stronger joint marketing and co-selling programs for customers. "Companies like ours are looking for faster time-to-value and to get up and running quickly. Becoming an AWS cloud-first organization has set us on the path of a digital innovator, using technology to better serve our clients,The availability of IBM SaaS offerings on AWS will allow businesses like ours to focus on delivering our clients value without worrying about IT infrastructure management, helping us innovate at a faster clip." -Guilherme Ximenes, Chief Technology Officer at Banco Inter. This collaboration underscores the value of IBM, Red Hat, and AWS to provide flexibility and unlock greater business value for customers across industries. With today's news, AWS now has over 100+ dedicated resources in IBM Consulting, IBM Software, and Red Hat focusing on business development, technical support and marketing.

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For the past 20 years, Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) technology has served as the basis for enterprise networks. But today, the need to support cloud-based applications, the Internet of Things (IoT) and other modern technologies has led to the evolution of a faster, more efficient networking architecture: Software-Defined Wide Area Networking (SD-WAN).

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