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  1. The goal for today’s brands is clear: Enhance the customer experience with greater personalization, applied consistently and across touchpoints. While this seems like a relatively simple objective, delivering it has been difficult up to this point. Now, though, Adobe is bringing new capabilities and functionality to Adobe Experience Platform, enabling truly game-changing customer experiences that give brands a competitive advantage.

    “Customer experience is the new battleground for businesses of any size. Brands must close the gap between the customer, channels they engage on and the brand experience they expect,” said Suresh Vittal, vice president, Adobe Experience Cloud. “Adobe Experience Platform is built to give brands a single, actionable view of each customer in real time without the pain of connecting stale data across siloed systems and different digital and physical customer touch points.” 

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  2. Durham University is a globally outstanding center of teaching and research excellence, specializing in the fields of astrophysics and particle physics. The university’s Institute for Computational Cosmology (ICC) is made of cosmologists working to understand big questions about the universe.

    Big universe = big data

    As you can imagine, running large-scale simulations of the universe means working with very large data sets. That is why these distinguished researchers rely on high performance computing (HPC) systems hosted by the ICC to calculate and model structures of our universe.

    One of the largest HPC memory facilities available to Durham University researchers is the COSMA 7 cluster. Designed specifically for cosmological calculations, this memory-intensive system was spearheaded by the UK’s Distributed Research using the Advanced Computing (DiRAC) organization.

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  3. Microsoft’s Ignite event traditionally attracts more from the developer ranks, but the technologies on display are increasingly of relevance to CIOs developing cloud strategies today.

    At Ignite 2019 in Orlando last week, Microsoft unveiled a new approach to analytics and data warehousing, Azure Synapse Analytics, and a new way to run Azure data services in anyone’s cloud, Azure Arc. It also talked up a new quantum-computing-as-a-service offering, and showcased some AI technologies that will soon make their way into the company’s cloud services.

  4. Three years ago, Bill Martin stepped into the CIO role at AEG Worldwide, a sports and live entertainment company, inheriting what he saw as an outdated IT model that lacked alignment with AEG’s vision. After consulting with senior leadership about its business needs, Martin received approval for a new, multiyear IT strategy featuring a revamped IT model that directly supports AEG’s essential IT and business functions.

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  5. Top-level project managers are in high demand, thanks to the high-level leadership, knowledge, and capabilities they bring to business projects. But having the right set of tools is also essential to project management success.

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