Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin When the Pentagon revised its defense strategy to focus on China in 2018, no military service moved faster than the Marine Corps to begin making changes. Incoming Commandant General David Berger declared in his initial guidance the following year that Marines needed to be trained and equipped “to operate inside actively contested maritime spaces” in support of other naval forces. This wasn’t a new mission for the Corps, but because the spaces Berger had in mind were first and foremost in the Chinese littoral, the potential danger was unprecedented. China has been fielding increasingly capable antiship and antiaircraft missiles along its coast for some time, along with the overhead surveillance systems needed to find and track hostile forces. Other nations are doing the same, but not on the scale of China’s efforts; combined with Beijing’s huge naval shipbuilding program, the new missiles and sensors present a … [Read more...] about The Marine Corps’ Light Amphibious Warship Seems To Be Faltering. Here Is A Novel Solution.
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Vitaly Kleban is the CTO at Everynet | Tech due diligence for VC | TinyML Contributor | LoRaWAN Contributor | ISO Blockchain Contributor. Pilot projects are crucial for assessing the performance of IoT solutions—yet many of them are stuck in pilot purgatory. One of the reasons for that is that many project teams start thinking about the pilot evaluation criteria once the project is underway already, or even when the project has been completed. Skipping The Pilot Purgatory One way to avoid pilot purgatory is to move your team's attention from project planning to project rollout by using binding “try-and-buy” contracts. Within the framework of such contracts, the customer undertakes to roll out the solution in question right after the success criteria of the pilot project have been achieved. In order to successfully apply such a framework, it is necessary to provide reliable ways for designing and … [Read more...] about Skipping Pilot Purgatory For TinyML And IoT Solutions
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin As CEO at ABusiness and SAP Architect, Jas helps enterprises solve SAP Integration challenges with over 200+ projects delivered. In the modern digital world, system integrations are key to ensuring that your business continues to run smoothly. However, with so many different types of middleware available from vendors like SAP, MuleSoft, Informatica, Boomi and Microsoft, it can be difficult to know which one is right for you. To help you select the right middleware for your organization, let’s take a look at what goes into choosing a middleware and the different options available. What is middleware? Middleware is a tool that connects two or more applications together by allowing them to share data and services. By using middleware, organizations can quickly and easily integrate their existing systems with new ones without having to create costly custom solutions from scratch. This makes it easier and more … [Read more...] about How To Select The Right Middleware Solution: SAP Integration Suite Or MuleSoft?
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Romi Stein is CEO & cofounder of OpenLegacy , leading its strategic vision of digital-driven integration for legacy systems. In previous blogs, I have touched on automation from different aspects or levels. On the micro level, we have seen that back-of-house activities can, and should, be as automated as possible for various reasons, such as economic efficiencies and compliance. But at the customer-facing side of things, automation should support human activities. On the macro level, combining AI and automated processes can provide startling new abilities and opportunities. Machine learning and neural networks utilizing existing resources and processes are already beginning to make waves (Walle and ChatGPT are just the beginning). There are many ways to look at technological development, most often in three or four stages: invention, innovation and diffusion—or R&D, growth, maturity and decline. … [Read more...] about Automation Is A Strategy, Not (Only) A Means Or An End
Over the past two days, I must have had 20 conversations with people anxious about the impacts of AI on their work and livelihoods. Of course, I might have been seeking out those conversations because, as an academic and contributor to several business publications, I am also anxious! Creators, artists, coaches, programmers, doctors, writers, experts, and thought leaders are grappling with the implications of generative AI such as ChatGPT , DALL-E , and other advanced AI products on their jobs, passions, and income. On the one hand, it may seem like a dream come true. You can benefit from AI helping you work faster. Perhaps, better. On the other hand: So does everyone else and their hamster. Especially since it seems that anyone can look like an expert and creator with the help of AI. It can, after all, write a job application good enough to be short-listed, pass portions of the U.S. medical licensing exam and the bar exam , produce code , text, and sellable art … [Read more...] about Does ChatGPT mean the end of ‘thought leaders’?
A record-setting number of Americans are pulling money from their 401(k) plans to cover emergency expenses, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday, citing data from major investment manager, Vanguard Group. The proportion of people who pulled from their 401(k) jumped by about one-third in 2022, to 2.8%, up from 2.1% in 2021 and 2% in the pre-pandemic era, according to the WSJ. Vanguard manages roughly 5 million accounts, so the total number of people making withdrawals climbed from roughly 100,000 to roughly 140,000 in 2022, as people both struggled with financial stress ranging from credit card debt to eviction. (RELATED: What Another Fed Interest Rate Hike Means For You) The increase may also be in part due to more lenient rules implemented in 2018 that eliminated the necessity of taking a 401(k) loan before a hardship distribution can be issued, the WSJ reported. Borrowers also no longer need to submit evidence of hardship before making a withdrawal, and make some … [Read more...] about More Americans Than Ever Before Are Dipping Into Their Retirement Savings Just To Make Ends Meet
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Active listening is a skill that needs to be cultivated to be an effective leader, and often, employees can be your best source of inspiration for this. They know the day-to-day concerns of the company and can offer unique, valuable insights and perspectives. However, leaders tend to be pulled in many different directions each day. They often feel they need to make quick, executive decisions without consulting others, sometimes to the detriment of the business. Here, a panel of Forbes Business Council members share their best tips for managers who want to improve their active listening skills to create a more comfortable, successful business environment. 1. Follow Up On Feedback Aside from common active listening practices such as paying attention to nonverbal cues and uninterrupted communication, it all comes down to action. An employee is only ever truly heard when their thoughts are put to practical use and … [Read more...] about 15 Key Tips For Developing Active Listening Skills As A Leader
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Zac Cohen is the COO at Trulioo , a leading global identity verification company. Economic uncertainty, geopolitical unrest and a rising tide of online fraud and identity theft have created a wary global customer base. Today, people want the companies they engage with online to take security seriously . It’s critical that payment companies recognize that shift in consumer sentiment and provide the reassurance and security consumers crave. In my experience as chief operating officer at an identity verification company, I’ve seen firsthand how important it is for companies to build trust with customers and how it serves as a differentiator, particularly in competitive industries. Building trust starts with quickly adjusting to customers’ shifting expectations and showing them with every interaction that their online safety is the top priority. Consumers value security first. The surge in online activity … [Read more...] about How Payment Companies Can Reassure A Wary Customer Base
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Anna Belova, Founder & CEO of DEVAR , a Phygital Company. Forbes Under 30. Tech Entrepreneur. Expert in AR and Metaverse. It is relentless and inevitable that our world will change. These changes can please us, scare us, inspire us and surprise us. But they will still happen no matter our reaction. For change is like the elements—that is, it's not subject to human will. Take books, for example. The earliest complete printed book was published in 868. Since then, more than a thousand years have passed, but the essence and purpose of books have not changed. Famous Argentine poet and novelist Jorge Luis Borges was convinced that "books will never disappear. It is impossible for it to happen. Of all man's diverse tools, undoubtedly the most astounding are his books." But is this statement true now in the era of the metaverse, digital realities and artificial intelligence? Let's try to find out. … [Read more...] about How Will The Metaverse Change The Publishing Market?
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Jen Kirk serves as the Chief of Staff of Revalize , a leading software provider building the future of manufacturing technology. As humans, we crave connection. When we are isolated or when our social bonds are threatened, we suffer. We instinctively know we are in trouble in relationships when we aren’t “talking” to each other. Similarly, in a world where everything is enabled by information, disconnected data is a death knell to any business or organization. Recognizing all the digital signals and making sense of them gives leaders the advantage of anticipating their biggest challenges and responding to them in real time. However, to make the most of this data, businesses must eliminate the noise, identify the most important pieces and deliver that information to the people who will act on it to make a difference. This process requires fast, easy and efficient access to relevant information. Through … [Read more...] about The Secret To Business Success Tomorrow? Accelerating Data Flow Today