The pandemic accelerated the digitalization of day-to-day business operations, ushering in a new era of tech-dependence, particularly around cloud migration. Now, companies of all sizes are racing to update their infrastructure, data, and critical applications to the cloud.
Software & Tech
Last week, President Biden signed into law the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA, P.L. 117-169), a spending bill that includes $300 billion in energy and climate reforms and the ability for the U.S. health secretary to negotiate Medicare drug prices.
The United States is facing an unprecedented teacher shortage, with almost half (44%) of public schools reporting teacher vacancies this year. With fewer teachers renewing their contracts and resources slimming for students, US public schools’ ability to provide STEM education will continue to lag, further dulling the US’ competitive edge globally in science and engineering.
Recent reports tell us that some 32,000 tech industry workers were laid off in the last year, mainly from large companies such as Tesla, Coinbase, TikTok, Twitter and others. Is this bad news for the U.S. tech sector? Probably not. It’s more likely to be good news, both for the employees who end up taking new jobs and for the true drivers of innovation in America—small and medium businesses (SMBs).
The White House announced Wednesday President Joe Biden will sign the $52 billion CHIPS Act, which subsidizes the semiconductor industry and provides a 25% tax credit for companies that build facilities in the U.S., on August 9.
It’s time the small and medium-sized businesses of America embraced robotics, automation, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. What were once technologies utilized only by massive corporations and NASA are now available to Main Street America. But adoption has been slow, even through the pandemic.
March marked the beginning of alliantgroup’s series of Future Focus panel discussions in collaboration with InnovationMap. The conversation centered on the SportsTech industry and the emergence of new multi-billion-dollar markets born out of exciting technological innovation. Cloud technology, social media, streaming applications, and smart devices have changed the game for fans and athletes alike.
On today’s episode of Innovation Tech Talks, Managing Editor Corey Noles chats with Dr. Robert Ambrose. He is the chairman of robotics & artificial intelligence for Alliant Group and the former chief of software, robotics & Simulation at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.
While the effects of the Ukraine war on world peace and stability remain to be seen and while a larger conflict involving other nations including the U.S. could soon become a reality, the uncomfortable truth is that we are already at war.
Like a driver dropping a lead brick on the gas pedal, the pandemic accelerated every industry’s need to automate and digitize its processes. A combination of supply chain disruptions, an increasingly disparate workforce, and the pressure to integrate emerging technologies such as AI and machine learning are pushing companies to ramp up digital transformation efforts to maintain competitiveness.