Tag: innovation

12
Oct
2020
Posted in technology

Intel touts ‘full-stack’ approach to quantum innovation

Intel has used its appearance at the IEEE International Conference on Quantum Computing and Engineering to discuss its “full-stack” approach to quantum innovation, which it has touted spans across hardware, software, and algorithm development.

According to the company, its body of work highlights important advances across those areas, which it said were critical for building scalable commercial-grade quantum systems that can run useful applications. 

Dr Anne Matsuura, director of quantum applications and architecture at Intel Labs, said quantum research within Intel Labs has made “solid advances in every layer of the quantum computing stack”, including with spin qubit hardware and cryo-CMOS technologies for qubit control, and software and algorithms research that she said would put researchers on the path to a scalable quantum architecture for useful commercial applications.

“Quantum computing is steadily transitioning from the physics lab into the domain of engineering as we prepare to focus on useful, nearer-term applications for this disruptive technology,” she added.

“Taking this systems-level approach to quantum is critical in order to achieve quantum practicality.”

As quantum is an entirely new compute paradigm, Intel said it requires a new stack of hardware, software, and algorithms in order to run future applications on a full-scale commercial quantum system.

 “Simulations can help provide an understanding of how to build all components of the full quantum stack, taking workload requirements into consideration before they get built in real quantum hardware,” Intel said. “Quantum research efforts across this stack are all necessary today so that as the hardware matures, useful applications are ready to run on near-term smaller qubit quantum machines.”

This approach, Intel said, is central to its strategy of taking a “systems-oriented, workload-driven” view of quantum computing, which is the foundation of its vision of quantum practicality.

The company presented its quantum research at IEEE, spanning

08
Oct
2020
Posted in technology

ZOLEO Wins 2020 ABA100 Award for New Product Innovation

The Australian Business Awards recognizes ZOLEO Inc. as an innovation leader

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2020 ABA100 Award for New Product Innovation

2020 ABA100 Award for New Product Innovation
2020 ABA100 Award for New Product Innovation
2020 ABA100 Award for New Product Innovation

TORONTO, Oct. 08, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ZOLEO Inc. has been recognized as an ABA100 Winner in The Australian Business Awards 2020 for New Product Innovation category. The award recognizes the company’s innovation in delivering the world’s first truly seamless global messaging and personal safety solution for smartphone users who venture beyond cellular coverage, and the first of its kind based on Iridium® Short Burst Data® (SBD®), cellular and Wi-Fi® standards. Now in their fifteenth year, The Australian Business Awards (ABA) program provides an opportunity for high-performing organizations which implement world-class business initiatives and develop innovative products and services to be acknowledged and honoured for their achievements both nationally and internationally. The national winners are benchmarked in the international chapter of the program at The World Business Awards whereby participants are provided with the unique opportunity to benchmark themselves against the top performers globally.

The ABA100 award recognizes our decades-long experience in the satellite and cellular communications industries, and our keen understanding of how consumer expectations have changed. ZOLEO saw an opportunity to develop innovative, lower cost remote messaging solutions, delivered in a way that is in line with the experience today’s wireless consumer expects. ZOLEO is the first solution of its kind to offer a truly seamless messaging experience that follows smartphone users as they move through satellite, cellular and Wi-Fi coverage zones, with delivery over the least-cost network available,” explains Morris

06
Oct
2020
Posted in technology

Space debris a frequent topic at Satellite Innovation 2020

SAN FRANCISCO – Tracking and avoiding the growing debris field in low Earth orbit was clearly on the minds of speakers on the first day of the Satellite Innovation 2020 conference.

“Today, unfortunately, there is a lot of debris up there,” said Tony Gingiss, OneWeb Satellites CEO. “We have to be able to track it and avoid it. But fundamentally, we also have to change the landscape in terms of … the responsibilities of the parties operating up there to actually make sure that we’re not creating more debris.”

As OneWeb, SpaceX and Amazon begin as a group to send tens of thousands of satellites into broadband constellations, industry and government officials acknowledge the growing risk of collisions.

The Federal Communications Commission is considering changing its rules for orbital debris mitigation, which have been in force since 2004.

“It’s pretty clear that the large constellation operators recognize that they’re going to have to take some extra steps and extra care because of the level of activity they are engaged in,” said Karl Kensinger, FCC Satellite Division deputy chief.

To mitigate the debris problem, companies can design rockets and satellites to avoid creating debris. Satellite operators also need to keep tabs on satellites that maneuver frequently plus 250,000 pieces of small debris in low Earth orbit, said Dan Ceperley, LeoLabs founder and CEO. Earlier this year, LeoLabs unveiled a collision-avoidance service.

Ultimately, government agencies and companies will need to clean up debris like massive rocket upper stages that pose the most significant risk because a single hit or breakup could “create thousands or tens of thousands of new pieces of debris,” Ceperley said. “It’s the sort of thing where in an instant, you could see the amount of debris in low Earth orbit go up by a factor of 25 or

06
Oct
2020
Posted in technology

Digital Innovation Company Helps Database Service Launch DBaaS with Remote Team

Cloud database company adopts its first distributed workforce model.

Theorem, LLC, a digital innovation and engineering company, recently partnered with the NoSQL cloud database company Couchbase to help it launch its new database as a service (DBaaS) product. Couchbase publicly announced Couchbase Cloud DBaaS, its fully managed beta DBaaS offering, in February of 2020.

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Couchbase’s DBaaS product was developed with a remote team. (Graphic: Business Wire)

View the case study of Theorem’s work with Couchbase here: theorem.co/couchbase

Couchbase originally approached Theorem for help designing and developing a new DBaaS that leveraged Couchbase’s server and operator. The DBaaS would allow customers to easily deploy and manage Couchbase on cloud service providers such as AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform. While working with Theorem, Couchbase experienced firsthand the power of Theorem’s distributed model for collaboration. As a result Couchbase decided to structure its new workforce for the DBaaS project as a remote team.

Theorem helped Couchbase make hiring decisions while expanding its globally distributed team of eight to more than 30 contributors. Theorem also implemented new sprint cadences, reporting, and review processes for Couchbase’s new service. It prototyped the Alpha version of the DBaaS software, testing core dependencies and developing towards Beta and GA releases.

Theorem’s experience and insight helped Couchbase overcome challenges with its DBaaS development, including managing complex software design while building a remote team and strong culture, which ultimately would help them in maintaining consistent workflow during a global pandemic. Couchbase realized impressive wins amid extraordinary circumstances thanks to its partnership with Theorem.

About Theorem

Theorem, LLC is an innovation and engineering firm that builds custom software for companies making bold bets to stay ahead. Through research, lean design, and agile delivery, we make great user experiences

05
Oct
2020
Posted in technology

Oracle BrandVoice: COVID-19 Has Made Quarterly Cloud App Innovation More Important: 4 Examples

One of the best things about using cloud-based applications is that, every few months, your apps get better. App users get new features on the fly, with no fuss.

Never has that innovation engine been more important than since COVID-19 hit.

“COVID-19 has taken a number of areas that were nice-to-have or maybe thought of as things we should do and made them must-haves,” said Steve Miranda, executive vice president of Oracle Fusion applications development, kicking off a September 29 Oracle Live online event.

It used to be nice for salespeople to have the option to hold a Zoom call with potential customers, for example. Now Zoom meetings are the main way some companies keep revenue flowing. That’s why Oracle just announced that it will integrate Zoom into its cloud apps for sales, service, and marketing teams.

The most successful companies are those that can quickly grab new technology like this and put it to use.

“The organization is able to not just come together once a year or once every several years to do a big project and a big transformation, but instead have an organization that’s set up for incremental change, incremental improvement,” Miranda said.

Oracle has been releasing quarterly updates of its integrated Fusion suite of enterprise cloud apps—for finance, HR, supply chain, marketing, sales, commerce, customer service—for years. Each release adds hundreds of enhancements, which companies adopt at their own pace.

Below are four examples of new capabilities in the latest round of Oracle Fusion Cloud applications—just a sliver of what’s available but typical of what Oracle adds every quarter. Given the business disruption created by