In an age of entrenched human-AI collaboration, how can companies ensure smarter adoption of the new Internet of Things, the sustainable cloud and the new tools that are here to make work simpler? Here, we take a look at the top picks from our guest contributors. These articles provide a retrospective look at the past year and discuss the challenges of AI and IoT adoption, the tools that can make this transition easier, the art and science of cloud sustainability, the impact of NFTs and strategies for smarter and more adaptive technology collaboration.
Are AI-powered image tools driving human artists toward existential anxiety? What are the primary barriers to IoT adoption, and will eSIM and iSIM help? How can cloud computing enable organizations to drive sustainability? How have NFTs affected luxury brands and our perception of them? What are the tools and strategies for decoding the metaverse, overcoming the challenges of adopting AI, and in general, enabling employees to better adapt to new technology? These are questions that loom large today, and adapting to modern trends and adopting the latest technology is an ongoing process.
Let’s take a closer look at the articles in the spotlight.
AI-powered image tools: an existential crisis for visual artists?
Visual art and artists have clearly been affected by the advent of AI-powered image tools. With generative AI, our perception and understanding of visual art and the creative process behind it is changing. Brian Jackson, Director of Research at Info-Tech Research Group, explores the power of generative AI, its creative potential, and how it will impact the future of visual art.
Can eSIM and iSIM enable IoT adoption?
Embedded SIM (eSIM) and embedded SIM (iSIM), and the capabilities they bring to the Internet of Things (IoT), have been a part of the discussion for a while now, as they hold the promise of changing the way connectivity is delivered. Matt Hutton, co-founder of Transforma Insights, examines eSIM/iSIM and its implications for IoT adoption and the idea of reducing the cost of deploying a cellular-based IoT.
Enhance sustainability with the cloud
Cloud architecture assumes a low carbon footprint while facilitating sustainable innovation. How can organizations benefit from cloud’s sustainability offerings?
Clara Angotti, President and Co-Founder of Next Pathway, explores how the cloud is a key pillar of a viable future and how it can drive mindful sustainability.
How luxury brand marketing is evolving with NFTs
NFTs have been gaining a lot of buzz lately, and while we haven’t yet seen how this plays out, there has been a heated discussion about how they can help brands connect with customers. Charlotte Pratt, Director of Marketing at Hologenix, discusses how luxury brands can incorporate NFTs into their marketing strategies. With cryptocurrencies and blockchain becoming more and more popular, brands need to take advantage of ways to stay relevant and sustainable, and this is where NFT can help.
How data analytics can help decipher the Metaverse
Data is what drives creativity and innovation in the metaverse. Laxminarayanan G, Senior Vice President and Head of Global Delivery for Polestar Solutions, provides a glimpse into the metaverse and how data analytics will shape our future. Businesses need to prepare for immersive virtual reality environments and prepare to quickly capture and hold the attention of their target audience in a crowded space.
What are the main challenges of AI development and implementation?
Despite its huge potential, there are development and implementation challenges that AI comes with. While we cannot deny the importance of AI in multiple aspects of our lives, it also requires solving common challenges in order to reap its benefits. Serhiy Pospelov, Head of AI Practice at Exadel, takes a closer look at the top 10 challenges companies face in developing and implementing AI and shares strategies for overcoming them.
How can you help employees adapt to new technology?
Digital transformation is the key to success in today’s world. However, when adopting new technology, change is often difficult, and it can be difficult to get employees involved in new systems and processes. Grace Lau, Director of Growth Content at Dialpad, shares effective strategies to help overcome employee resistance to new technology practices.
Embrace. Adapts. ascend.
In today’s VUCA environment (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Uncertain), companies need to be able to adapt in order to stay relevant, better communicate with customers and add value while supporting their vision. Emerging technologies enable this and therefore require strategies in place to truly take advantage of the benefits they offer. Leveraging the latest AI and IoT offerings is essential today and requires attention to build sustainable growth and value.