A technology leader once said that technology is truly elegant when it fades into the background and simply allows the user to achieve. This is true of any technology and is especially true in the scope of artificial intelligence. The ability to focus on outcomes and extract value from data should transcend the hardware and software behind it.
When I think of 2020, there were a lot of broken hearts. I certainly don’t need to rehash all the things we missed in 2020 because everyone has their own list they can recite quickly but 2021 can be different! February is Heart Health Month so now is the time to think about what 2021 can bring and how you can ensure your heart health so you can do all the things on your “pause list.”
Recently, Air Force Chief of Staff and General, C.Q. Brown said that moving data and making it accessible is the most important and challenging task in its effort to set up the Advanced Battle Management System, a key component of Joint All Domain Command and Control (JADC2). JADC2 is focused on centralizing and improving command and control coordination of the battlefield for better decision making and faster response times. In today’s data driven military, edge computing is essential for success in the cyber domain.
Today’s smart phones possess over 100,000 times the processing power of NASA’s Apollo 11 guidance computers that landed a man on the moon in 1969. Thanks to Moore’s Law which since 1975 has correctly predicted that the number of transistors on a microchip would double every 2 years, we expect that number to continue to grow. Processors are simultaneously becoming smaller, faster & stronger at a blistering pace.
Take for a minute and consider these mind boggling statistics of how fast data is growing: In 2019, the number of emails sent every minute was 188 million. At the beginning of 2020, the number of bytes in the digital universe was 40 times more than the number of stars in the observable universe. By 2025, the amount of data generated each day is expected to reach 463 exabytes globally.
The battle to keep pace with unstructured data is an ongoing challenge that doesn’t appear to be letting up any time soon. Data is being created faster than the many organizations can properly manage it. However, since the country’s workforce has moved the majority of employees to remote work, more content than ever has become digitized. Even water cooler conversation now exists via chat.
How do we transform the DoD and accelerate AI adoption at scale? In a recent webinar, ViON’s Rob Davies posed that question to Colonel Sang Han, Chief of Infrastructure & Platform Division for the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC), Kelli Furrer of Dell Technologies and Anthony Robbins from NVIDIA to discuss the future of AI for the Department of Defense.
The technology industry is dynamic – its’ continuous innovation is expected. We have seen large shifts in the marketplace, but never as seismic as the COVID 19 World Pandemic. With over 40 years of experience, ViON has been in the thick of many of these challenges, standing alongside our customers and technology partners to help our customers navigate uncertain environments and not just survive, but thrive.
When it comes to managing a multi-cloud environment, some fortunate souls may describe their current environment as “Nirvana”- and to you we say “Namaste.” But the reality is many users are still on that journey.
Growing up I was told I should pursue nursing or administration like others in my family, but nursing school never felt like a fit for me. Living in the DC-area gave me exposure to and a great appreciation for service men and women - so I took the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) and discovered I was mechanically inclined. Even though no one in my family had ever served in the military, I took this new understanding and made the leap, and as they say: it has made all the difference.