NVIDIA Partners with VMware, Brings AI-Boosting GPUs

Market Realist | August 27, 2019

Chipmaker NVIDIA (NVDA) is teaming up with VMware (VMW) and Amazon (AMZN) to speed up artificial intelligence (or AI) tasks. On Monday, NVIDIA announced that it would release accelerated GPU technology for VMware Cloud on Amazon’s cloud division, AWS (Amazon Web Services). The new virtual GPU technology would help the joint customers of NVIDIA and VMware streamline their workflows. However, the companies have not disclosed the release date of the software. NVIDIA to release new GPU technology. The company’s new software would be called vComputeServer, which would support the AI needs of large businesses using AWS. This technology would allow customers to move VMware vSphere-based applications to the cloud easily. Customers would also access high-performance computing, machine learning, data analytics, and video processing applications.

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INNOVATION,SOFTWARE,FUTURE TECH

Unqork Unveils Codeless as a Service

Unqork | November 11, 2022

Unqork, the leader of codeless architecture software development, today announced their vision for the future of software: Codeless as a Service. Codeless as a Service allows enterprise customers to seamlessly build, run and manage next generation software – with a single open data definition. Unqork customers can achieve a secure, multi-cloud codeless architecture for applications that provide usability, extensibility, upgradability, portability, reliability and more. As a result, customers are able to create future-proof software applications that unlock substantial productivity gains with a faster proof of value than traditional coding. In support of Codeless as a Service, Unqork unveiled two major investments in the evolution of its codeless platform, Unqork OS and Codeless Data Experiences. Both releases will meet the evolving needs of enterprise customers looking for easier ways to manage software applications, with a focus on integrability and data functionality. "As we look to the future of software development, we're picking up where the serverless movement left off and continuing on the journey of abstraction and empowering enterprises to build, run and manage their applications without having to think about the underlying code," said Gary Hoberman, CEO and Founder, Unqork. "Codeless as a Service allows customers to create technology with the security, scalability, usability and extensibility that they need, all while simultaneously uniting their business and technology teams, improving developer productivity and reimagining the customer experience." Unqork OS Unqork OS is the next generation of the codeless platform that empowers customers with the tools to build powerful, performant and secure enterprise software and consumer-grade experiences. Driven to expand the possibilities of what customers can build, Unqork OS will unlock the next evolution of Codeless as a Service development. Core features of Unqork OS will focus on providing robust, powerful capabilities. These include: High-Performance Engine & Rules Orchestration: executes complex business logic for more optimized use cases that require high volumes of user content, business logic and data transactions. Embedded Unqork: gives creators the ability to embed Unqork applications picture in picture within existing technology ecosystems to deliver a seamless end-user experience. Self-Service Styling: provides UI tooling that empowers consumer-grade, pixel-perfect, branded digital experiences with design and accessibility in mind. Extensible Component Architecture: enhances creator personalization and control over their application with decomposed, reusable components that they create themselves. Codeless Data Experiences In addition to Unqork OS, Unqork introduced its new Codeless Data Experiences, a world class approach to data-first application development on the Unqork platform. The Codeless Data Experiences include platform features that will enhance data-centric innovations with increased usability so that users can shape, scale, validate and migrate their application data. Features of the Codeless Data Experiences will be incrementally available to Unqork users, with extended features made available over time. These features include: Bring Your Own Schema: supports customers to import their own schema and data models and centralize data management. With Bring Your Own Schema, customers are able to collaborate throughout the SDLC planning phase. Data Binding: a codeless experience that allows creators to drag-and-drop fields directly from a data model into a UI canvas, with the power to have greater control over how data interacts with the application's UI interface. Data Contracts and Validation: provides quick, easy data modeling onboarding and data validation, with full support to import, export and mutate data operations. Data Access: natively ensures all queries are efficient and performant for data models. Data Access allows users to optionally build queries with a visual query builder and delivers centralized RBAC at the data model-level for greater permission control access. Unqork announced these product features at its annual Unqork Create conference, the first-ever conference centered on codeless software development. The conference featured codeless creator sessions, hands-on workshops, training, Unqork experts as well as insights from technology partners and industry luminaries, including leaders from BlackRock, MongoDB, Edward Jones, State Street, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, Chubb and more. About Unqork Unqork is the leading codeless development platform that helps leading organizations build, deploy and manage complex software without having to think about code. Unqork created the codeless architecture standard – the future of software development that frees the world's largest enterprises from the pitfalls of legacy code and allows them to focus on innovation to drive business and maintain a competitive edge. More than one third of Unqork's corporate customers are in the Fortune 500, with a customer roster that includes Goldman Sachs, Marsh, Maimonides Medical Center and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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SOFTWARE,FUTURE TECH

Incredibuild Launches New Automotive Solution, Revving Up Industry Software Development at Unrivaled Speeds

Incredibuild | November 17, 2022

Incredibuild, maker of the leading development acceleration platform for Developers and DevOps teams, announced today the launch of Incredibuild for Automotive. Incredibuild for Automotive provides significant acceleration and support for the leading software development tools used in the ever-growing Software-Defined Vehicle (SDV) industry – including QNX, AOSP, Yocto, Automotive Grade Linux, Qt, Jenkins, Gitlab, Github Actions and more. The automotive industry, historically hardware-centric, is experiencing a rapid shift to software-focused technologies, especially with the move towards Electric Vehicles (EVs) and Autonomous Vehicles (AVs). As automakers look to scale these technologies to meet demand and speed time to market, Incredibuild offers the increased compute power availability necessary for automotive software teams to rev up their development at dazzling speeds, while adhering to the highest safety and security regulations. Incredibuild for Automotive rapidly accelerates automotive development on-prem and in the cloud, empowering dev teams to focus on quality, safety, and innovation while meeting key milestones. Incredibuild for Automotive includes notable features that enhance productivity and deliver the quality consumers expect: integrated with Incredibuild's industry-leading virtualized parallel distribution, newly launched patent-pending Build Cache technology lets development teams store previous build data, drastically reducing build times and improving performance; and flexible licensing allows for better resource management, resulting in cost and time savings with zero waste. Another key result: consumers will experience quicker updates to ADAS and other real-time operating systems with no compromise on quality or safety. "The automotive industry is being driven forward at an incredible pace, and we are right there with them, helping boost software innovation and efficiency to help deliver better and faster. "We appreciate the car industry's commitment to security, safety, and overall performance and quality, and that's exactly what our software acceleration platform provides. In today's economic environment, releasing software faster and more efficiently is key, especially when it comes to 'Software on Wheels.'" Regev Yativ, CRO of Incredibuild Auto manufacturers developing automotive software as well as independent software vendors can utilize Incredibuild for Automotive when helping build next-generation automotive technologies such as self-driving cars and smart cockpits. Additionally, by decreasing the amount of hardware required for faster development, Incredibuild for Automotive reduces the environmental impact of production itself, cutting down on carbon emissions. The launch comes on the heels of the company's debut of Incredibuild10, its most advanced Dev Acceleration Platform. Incredibuild works with all the world's leading cloud providers, including Microsoft Azure, AWS, and Google Cloud Platform. Its cloud optimization automatically spins the best mix of on-demand and spot resources up and down, enabling organizations to use smaller and more affordable machines while maintaining optimal performance. About Incredibuild Incredibuild has created the industry's leading hybrid acceleration platform for development processes – compilations, CI/CD builds, and more. Its Virtualized Distributed Processing™ technology recruits CPUs to turn every host into a supercomputer with hundreds of cores. Incredibuild's powerful distributed processing and unique build caching solutions quicken dev cycles and increase the efficiency of every development sprint while accelerating iteration frequency – enhancing product quality, boosting developer satisfaction, and lowering time-to-market while dramatically reducing compute costs on-prem and in the cloud.

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AI TECH,SOFTWARE,FUTURE TECH

Zoom partners with Cresta to Deliver AI-Driven Real-Time Intelligence for the Contact Center

Cresta | November 10, 2022

Cresta, the leader in real-time intelligence for the contact center, today announced the availability of an integration between Cresta and Zoom Video Communications, Inc. With this integration, Zoom Contact Center customers now have the ability to deploy real-time voice integration in their contact center using Cresta's advanced AI-driven, real-time intelligence layer. This integration will allow Zoom customers to accelerate revenue generation by improving sales conversion rates, and increasing customer retention and collections. Cresta's real-time intelligence platform also improves call coaching by automating the quality assurance process. "The Zoom Contact Center solution has set a new standard for customer experiences through omnichannel and video-optimized interactions. "The Cresta integration will help Zoom Contact Center accelerate its goal of meeting the needs of the modern agent and end customer experience." Zayd Enam, CEO of Cresta Cresta's platform allows Zoom customers to use a simple interface instead of having to go through a lengthy programming process. The integration can be enabled through the Zoom administration portal, providing a simple and secure way to integrate to Cresta's powerful real-time AI suite that includes Agent Assist, Knowledge Surfacing, Supervisor coaching, QA and Insights. Customers using Cresta see CSAT increase on average by 15%, new agent ramp time decreased by 3X, and agents save 3-5 hours per week through elimination of repetitive tasks. "The Cresta platform complements the Zoom Contact Center offering," says Kentis Gopalla, Head of Ecosystem for Zoom Phone and Contact Center. "The combination of Cresta's real-time capabilities with Zoom Contact Center helps our customers improve agent productivity by providing additional insights, and deliver better customer experiences. This integration makes it easy to offer our solutions in a secure way without complex IT work, so customers can focus on business value." This partnership marks another important milestone for Cresta in 2022, including bolstering the executive team, securing an $80 million Series C funding, and the unveiling several groundbreaking products that demonstrate how AI is reshaping contact center operations, including Cresta Insights, Agent Assist, Opera, Chatbot, and Director. Cresta was also recently recognized as a "Hot AI Vendor" by Aragon Research and earned inclusion on the CB Insights AI 100 list. About Cresta Cresta makes every customer interaction excellent. Cresta turns real-time intelligence into real-time action to make the contact center smarter – and every agent and manager more productive. Powering customer experiences for companies like CarMax, Blue Nile, Earthlink, Intuit, and Porsche, Cresta is real-time AI for the real world.

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GENERAL AI, SOFTWARE, FUTURE TECH

Clarity AI Technology Empowers Consumers to Shop Consciously with Klarna

Clarity AI | December 19, 2022

Clarity AI – the leading global sustainability tech platform – announced today that Klarna, the global leader in the generational shift away from credit cards, is using Clarity AI’s data and capabilities to promote environmentally conscious brands to 150 million shoppers. “We are thrilled to empower over 150 million shoppers with the information they need to make more sustainable choices when they shop. With more than 2 million daily transactions processed by Klarna, this initiative can have a significant collective effect, showcasing the scale and potential that Clarity AI can power and unleash as we make our sustainability metrics accessible to consumers.” Angel Agudo, Head of Product and member of the Board of Directors of Clarity AI Sustainability is becoming a major concern for shoppers. Yet, so far, much of the attention in the market has been focused on the fashion industry. In order to shed light on a new category, Klarna will initially feature ways to shop consciously – powered by Clarity AI’s capabilities – to those shopping for electronics across thousands of brands in 22 countries around the world. As a whole, the technology industry is expected to produce around 14% of global emissions by 2040, up from around 3% today. As well as the energy demand from the usage of electronic devices, their production and disposal have a significant environmental impact. Producing these devices equals or exceeds the carbon cost of using them.1 According to the Q3 2022 Klarna Shopping Pulse,2 62% of US shoppers say that sustainability when shopping for electronics is important to them (e.g., that the product is made of more sustainable materials or the brand is taking active steps towards climate change). Also, the study showed that over two-thirds of Americans think it’s important that the brands they buy actively combat climate change and use recycled or sustainable materials in their products, and moreover, 24% of Americans actively seek out brands that are ethical and sustainable. After consumers make a purchase in the electronics category, new Clarity AI-powered information on the brand’s environmental efforts will be displayed in the form of brand badges, bringing together brand-level sustainability data in one simple overview. This information provides consumers with a simple and reliable way to identify brands that are proactively addressing climate change, helping consumers shop more consciously. The brand badges indicate whether a company has lower greenhouse gas emissions than similar businesses, whether they derive a higher proportion of its energy from renewable sources, has climate change policies and a roadmap to positively impact climate change, and whether or not a company is transparent in its reporting of climate-related information. “In 2021, Klarna introduced the CO2e emissions tracker, which brought to life one of the largest awareness efforts on carbon footprints ever made. Now, we are taking it one step further by providing Klarna’s more than 150 million shoppers with reliable and transparent metrics for electronics brands, helping shoppers to not only understand the impact of their purchases but also to make more environmentally conscious decisions going forward. Together, Klarna and Clarity AI are empowering consumers to ‘vote with their wallet’ for a more sustainable world,” said Salah Said, Head of Sustainability at Klarna. “We were looking for a partner that not only provides clear and independent data, but also offers a seamless technical integration. As a digital-native tech company, Clarity AI was a natural choice for us. We speak the same language; it’s a great match.” About Clarity AI =Clarity AI is a sustainability technology platform that uses machine learning and big data to deliver environmental and social insights to investors, organizations, and consumers. As of November 2022, Clarity AI’s platform analyzes more than 50,000 companies, 320,000 funds, 198 countries and 188 local governments – two to thirteen times more than any other player in the market – and delivers data and analytics for investing, consumer research, corporate research and reporting for sustainability regulations worldwide. Clarity AI has offices in North America, Europe and the Middle East, and its investor client network manages tens of trillions in assets under management, while its consumer partnerships allow it to be part of millions of daily ecommerce transactions and to reach hundreds of millions of consumers at over 400,000 merchants. About Klarna Since 2005 Klarna has been on a mission to revolutionize the retail banking industry. With over 150 million global active users and 2 million transactions per day, Klarna is meeting the changing demands of consumers by saving them time and money while helping them be informed and in control. Over 450,000 global retail partners, including H&M, Saks, Sephora, Macys, IKEA, Expedia Group, and Nike have integrated Klarna's innovative technology to deliver a seamless shopping experience online and in-store. Klarna has over 6,000 employees and is active in 45 markets.

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