Technology challenges offer attractive opportunities for AWS partner ecosystem

With a significant customer base and extensive infrastructure, Amazon Web Services Inc. has the capability to meet a wide range of needs for enterprise customers. What opportunities will there be for system integrators and independent software vendors in a world dominated by very powerful public cloud providers such as AWS?

The answer can be found in the belief that technology will continue to evolve and complexity is a given. Change and transformation are inevitable, and one industry expert sees significant opportunity ahead.

“Complexity is paramount. It’s a concern for enterprises just moving to cloud,” said Tim Crawford (pictured, second from right), CIO strategic advisor at AVOA LLC. “You start layering in the edge-to-cloud continuum, and it just gets exponentially more complicated. Amazon is not going to be the one to help you go through that, and this is where the opportunity lies for the SIs, ISVs and partners.”

Crawford spoke

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Baidu Mobile Ecosystem Rides the Wave of the Fast-Emerging Intelligent Economy, Says Dou Shen at Web Summit 2020

BEIJING, Dec. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Dou Shen, Executive Vice President of Baidu, Inc. (NASDAQ: BIDU), today analyzed the rise of the intelligent economy and the resultant strategy of Baidu’s Mobile Ecosystem Group (MEG) during a keynote speech at Web Summit 2020. Shen explained how Baidu’s mobile ecosystem has been adapting to and driving the intelligent transformation of the mobile internet industry, leveraging Baidu’s self-developed AI technologies to provide users with more robust digital services.

“The rise of the intelligent economy is an inevitable trend brought on by AI technology, and also the biggest priority for companies that value technology investments,” Shen said at Web Summit, one of the largest technology conferences in the world that brings together executives from leading technology companies. With its leading AI technologies and commitment to innovation, Baidu’s mobile ecosystem is well-positioned to thrive in the era of the intelligent economy.


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Apple M1 is the boost the Windows ecosystem needed: Qualcomm


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With recent tests showing that putting Windows onto Apple Silicon absolutely spanks the performance currently available on Qualcomm-made processors, one could be forgiven for thinking Qualcomm was apprehensive about its future desktop prospects.

However, Qualcomm SVP and general manager for mobile, compute, and infrastructure Alex Katouzian told journalists on Wednesday that the new chip was a validation for putting mobile chips into laptops.

“As we’ve seen during the pandemic age and I think this is going to continue for many years to come, video conferencing and remote working locations are going to become more and more important which means you have to have the capability of great video conferencing, you have to have the camera capability, you have to have the longevity of the battery, you should be able to work from any place that you are, inside your house or outside your house, and

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New Science, Technology & Innovation Policy 2020 pushes for decentralization, ‘renewed STI ecosystem’

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New Science, Technology & Innovation Policy 2020 pushes for decentralization, ‘renewed STI ecosystem’

A power-packed apex committee meeting of the new Science, Technology & Innovation Policy (STIP) 2020 discussed various suggestions for the upcoming policy, a statement said on Saturday.

The draft STIP-2020 policy was presented in the meeting held on 26 November, it said.

Secretaries of all science and several line ministries – Ministry of Earth Sciences secretary M Rajeevan; Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) secretary K N Vyas; Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) director general Shekhar Mande; Department of Biotechnology (DBT) secretary Renu Swarup; Department of Space secretary K Sivan; Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) secretary Sandeep Verma; Ministry of AYUSH secretary Vaidya Rajesh and Scientific Secretary at the office of the Principal Scientific Adviser Arabinda Mitra participated and shared their insights and expectations from the STIP 2020.

Heads of several national-level S&T

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Karnataka launches the ‘Beyond Bengaluru’ initiative to build innovation and technology ecosystem beyond the c

In the run up to the Bengaluru Tech Summit 2020 — the flagship technology summit organised by the Department of Electronics, Information Technology, Biotechnology and Science & Technology, Government of Karnataka — the launch of the Beyond Bengaluru initiative was announced. Beyond Bengaluru, which will be an integral part of the Bengaluru Tech Summit 2020, is focused towards building an innovation and technology ecosystem in the state of Karnataka.

The programme takes root in the new IT policy 2020 – 2025, which aims to boost IT penetration and innovation in the state holistically. The programme aims at enhancing growth in the IT /ITES, Business Processing Outsourcing (BPO), Electronic System Design Manufacturing (ESDM), and Telecom sector industries located at the upcoming cities of Mysuru, Mangaluru, Hubbali – Dharwad and Shivamogga.

The state’s efforts in building economic and industry clusters

Speaking at the launch of the initiative, Deputy Chief Minister Ashwath Narayan,

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Co-Founders Of The Newly Launched Plus Venture Capital (+VC), Sharif El-Badawi And Hasan Haider, On How They Expect Their US$60 Million Fund To Boost And Bolster The Region’s Startup Ecosystem

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Plus Venture Capital (+VC) is a newly launched early-stage tech startup fund for the MENA and its diaspora, and it’s being led by two familiar names in the region’s startup ecosystem. Sharif El-Badawi and Hasan Haider, the former Managing Partners of 500 Startups’ MENA fund (500 Falcons) are behind the new US$60 million fund that aims to target 120 investments over the next three years.

At this point, it’s fair to wonder whether now is the right time to start up a new investment venture given the impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic on the region’s economies, but the co-founders’ confidence in their enterprise stems from their thorough knowledge of the ecosystem in which they plan to operate. For instance, according to Haider, the sustainability

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STEM Learning Ecosystem Celebrates STEM Day With Local Events

On Saturday morning, your seventh grader was at the computer. Again. But today, she’d joined a free virtual workshop, learned about the heart and circulatory system, taken her pulse, and listened to your heartbeat with her home-made stethoscope. By midday, she’d built a working model of a mechanical heart.

In a virtual meeting a few days later, a parent and a gleeful high-schooler learned that playing video games can be a good thing. So beneficial in fact, that schools and community partners are launching an E-Sports initiative, where students will form clubs and compete in online video gaming tournaments.

What’s going on here?

These two events–sponsored by United Way’s Greater Bridgeport STEM Learning Ecosystem (GBSLE)—celebrated National STEM Day, which honors education in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

“Our goal with these events is to spark a passion for STEM learning through hands-on projects that engage students and their families,” noted

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Wellness Brand &SISTERS Seeks Investment To Build Menstrual Health Ecosystem of the Future



London, United Kingdom, Nov. 15, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — &SISTERS, the ethical and sustainable brand building the menstrual health ecosystem of the future, today launches a £500k funding round on Seedrs. Founded by daughter-mother duo Lucy and Claire Lettice, &SISTERS delivers period products that are better for your body, our planet and our sisters. With a range of 100% Soil Association certified organic cotton pads, tampons, liners and the reusable nüdie period cup, &SISTERS empowers those who bleed to look after both of their homes – their body and their planet.

&SISTERS | We’re Crowdfunding from &SISTERS on Vimeo.

Just 2.5 years since the brand’s inception, it has experienced  >100% YoY sales growth during the COVID-19 period. Now, the team is on a mission to expand the brand’s reach and reshape the period care industry. &SISTERS period products are already stocked in more than 75 small chains/independents

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Late-season Arctic research cruise reveals warm ocean temperatures, active ecosystem — ScienceDaily

Arctic researchers Jacqueline Grebmeier and Lee Cooper have been visiting the Bering and Chukchi seas off Alaska for nearly 30 years, collecting information about the biological diversity of the watery world under the sea ice to understand how marine ecosystems are responding to environmental changes. This year, a late-season research cruise in October revealed a surprise. At a time of year when an ice-breaking ship is usually required to get them to some of the data-gathering outposts, scientists found nothing but open water and an unusually active ecosystem.

“The water and air temperatures were warmer, and we had ecosystem activity that normally doesn’t occur late in the season,” said University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Research Professor Jacqueline Grebmeier, chief scientist on the research cruise and a national and international leader in Arctic research.

Grebmeier and Cooper were part of a small team of researchers from the University of

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The Manufacturing & Technology Show 2021 Launches the First Full Manufacturing Ecosystem Hybrid Conference & Expo in Cleveland

CLEVELAND, Nov. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Manufacturing & Technology Show—produced by Endeavor Business Media’s IndustryWeek, EHS Today, and Machine Design— will showcase the full ecosystem of manufacturing excellence at the Huntington Convention Center in Cleveland, OH from November 9-11, 2021.

The 2021 Manufacturing & Technology Show will be unlike any industry event before it.

M&T 2021 will combine IndustryWeek’s Manufacturing & Technology Conference with EHS Today’s Safety Leadership Conference and Machine Design’s IDEA (Industrial Design, Engineering & Automation) Conference, building on decades of success from some of the most prominent brands in the industry. The result is the industry’s first event to truly serve the total manufacturing industry—from effective executive management to efficiency-driven plant leadership, from cutting-edge engineering breakthroughs to world-class safety practices, from process to discrete industries—all in a cohesive conference and expo designed to provide actionable intelligence to fuel process improvement and

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