Goli Nutrition selects Atos to power new retail experience based on edge technology

IRVING, Texas, and WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Dec. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Atos and Goli Nutrition, an innovator in health and creator of the world’s first apple cider vinegar (ACV) gummy, today announce a 5-year contract to power a new honest vending retail experience for customers. As Goli’s key digital partner, Atos’ end-to-end Internet of Things (IoT) solution will enable a new style of micro-retail consumer experience enhanced by edge computing, connected IoT vending machines and AI vision. The solution will provide Goli with valuable supply chain insight, operational and product efficiencies, and increased consumer engagement.

Atos Codex Internet of Things solution will help build, run and secure business services and data platforms for Goli’s 20,000 cashless and contactless honest vending machines in various retail locations like airports and shopping malls. The first roll out of 5,000 honest vending machines will take place across the United States and Canada

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AWS updates its edge computing solutions with new hardware and Local Zones

AWS today closed out its first re:Invent keynote with a focus on edge computing. The company launched two smaller appliances for its Outpost service, which originally brought AWS as a managed service and appliance right into its customers’ existing data centers in the form of a large rack. Now, the company is launching these smaller versions so that its users can also deploy them in their stores or office locations. These appliances are fully managed by AWS and offer 64 cores of compute, 128GB of memory and 4TB of local NVMe storage.

In addition, the company expanded its set of Local Zones, which are basically small extensions of existing AWS regions that are more expensive to use but offer low-latency access in metro areas. This service launched in Los Angeles in 2019 and starting today, it’s also available in preview in Boston, Houston and Miami. Soon, it’ll expand to

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Amazon’s Andy Jassy talks up AWS Outposts, Wavelength as the right edge for hybrid cloud

At the end of a three-hour keynote address for Amazon’s annual re:Invent conference, which is taking place virtually this year, Amazon Web Services chief executive Andy Jassy wrapped up with an extended discussion about edge computing and its role in hybrid computing.

“Hybrid is not just about whether its on-premise or in the cloud,” said Jassy. Instead, IT needs “the same APIs, the same control plane, the same tools, the same hardware they get in AWS regions,” said Jassy. He was referring to Amazon’s AWS Outposts, a rack of equipment deployed at a customer facility that is a fully-managed service from Amazon. 

Jassy said Amazon has made the Outposts offering easier to purchase now with new form factors, 1U and 2U rack units, versus an entire rack-size deployment.

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“Hybrid is not just about whether its on-premise or in the cloud,” said AWS lead executive Andy Jassy in his keynote Tuesday,

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US Mobile Banking Competitive Edge Study 2020 Report

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USAA offers the most sought-after mobile banking tools among the largest US financial institutions in 2020, according to Insider Intelligence’s fourth annual US Mobile Banking Competitive Edge Study.

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USAA has the most desirable mobile banking features.

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US mobile banking penetration is rising amid the coronavirus pandemic, as is consumers’ reliance on the channel. Insider Intelligence forecasts that for the first time, more than half (55.1%) of the US population will use mobile banking this year. And for many, it’s more than a stop-gap measure for traditional in-branch or call center tasks: 79.5% of mobile banking users

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Avaya to ride China’s edge in emerging tech

Lily Fu, managing director of Avaya China. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

China is playing a vital role in the global economy and technological innovation, and has become the most active market for the latest technologies across the globe, said Lily Fu, managing director of Avaya China, a leading provider of business communications, collaboration systems and related services.

“At present, the rapid growth of China’s economy and the diversified demands of Chinese customers have bolstered the boom in various types of local enterprises that are engaged in emerging technologies,” Fu said.

She reiterated Avaya’s strong commitment and confidence to make investments in the world’s second-largest economy.

“The Chinese market is of great significance to Avaya in terms of sales revenue, and presents huge business growth opportunities for us,” Fu said.

“We have seen the Chinese government’s strong support for emerging technologies and innovative enterprises.”

Fu said China is at the forefront

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Stocks edge higher on Wall Street on latest vaccine hopes

Stocks edged higher in afternoon trading Monday after investors received several pieces of encouraging news on COVID-19 vaccines and treatments, tempering concerns over rising virus cases and business restrictions

The benchmark S&P 500 index rose 0.3%, led by banks, industrial companies and other businesses that have been beaten down by the virus.

The latest vaccine developments are helping to raise hopes that some normalcy will eventually be restored to everyday life and the economy. It is also tempering lingering concerns about new government controls as the virus spikes in

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“Tales From Galaxy’s Edge” VR Launch, Roblox IPO, Apple Reduces Store Fees

Roblox is going public.  The user-generated game platform is the first company to file for IPO. The company could go public early next year at an $8 billion valuation. Andreessen Horowitz invested $150 M at a $ 4 B valuation in February. Other tech companies are going public in December are AirBnb, DoorDash, and Wish. 

Epic Games acquired Hyprsense, a company which can put your facial expressions directly onto a video game character using a simple webcam. This technology introduces the potential for more dynamic Fortnite avatars to be employed by creators, players,

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Ushering in a new era of connectivity at the Edge with Wi-Fi 6 and 5G

The year of early adopters? Not so fast

Based on the hype, most people believed that 2019 was the year of early adopters for 5G and Wi-Fi 6 technologies as well as associated, compatible, certified connectable devices. While it’s interesting that rollouts follow the same time schedule, the reality is that 2019 was actually more an early innovator or pre-early adopter phase. In fact, last year did usher in the introduction of just some Wi-Fi 6 certified products, as well as a smattering of very expensive 5G devices – mainly phones.

Wi-Fi 6, or 802.11ax (its previous naming convention), is the latest standard for wireless network transmissions, that is a backward-compatible upgrade over previous versions of Wi-Fi, meaning devices certified for earlier versions of Wi-Fi will work on Wi-Fi 6. “Upgrade” refers to the higher speed and the increased number of connected devices possible. Wi-Fi 6 is designed to offer

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Edge Computing Is Leading The Next Great Tech Revolution

Do you want in on the next great tech revolution? Well, it’s happening before our eyes. But it’s a shift so subtle, hardly anyone recognizes the profits at stake.

As I’ll show you today, these subtle shifts in computing happen once every 20 years or so. Last time, it handed investors

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AI, ML Tech ‘Needed Today’ to Enhance Decision-Making Process at the Edge, DOD Officials Say

Pentagon officials this week highlighted the potential of emerging technologies like artificial intelligence and machine learning for automating the decision-making process at the tactical edge. 

The Defense Department’s digital modernization strategy, released in 2019, pinpointed artificial intelligence and machine learning in its four main goals as essential for enabling information sharing across the enterprise. A year and change after the strategy’s release, several Pentagon officials say they are seeing real applications for edge technologies powered by AI and ML.

“The ability to take something on the very far edge where it needs natural language processing, or some forms of I say situational awareness of intent of beyond what’s in front of them and have an ML trying to provide a better decision-making process on the edge of the battlespace to inform, I think those things are needed today,” Alan Hansen, chief of intelligence systems and processing at the U.S. Army’s

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