Technology Record - Issue 30: Autumn 2023

MARKETWATCH 30 Photo: KnowledgeLake Software-as-a-service provider KnowledgeLake has released a suite of Microsoft Azure-based solutions that use artificial intelligence to deliver enterprise content management services. KnowledgeLake StreamLine Solutions use AI to automatically summarise, interpret and extract information from documents within seconds, expediting document processing and simplifying content management. The solutions also use AI and natural language processing technologies to respond to users’ questions and commands. The suite also enables businesses to build workflows tailored to their specific needs, connect with customers by completing tasks and uploading documents in one workflow, and collect data from customers and other external users. It can also be integrated with other applications for use across industries. KnowledgeLake delivers new AI-powered content management solutions NIST releases draft standards for post-quantum cryptography While some organisations are underway with their post-quantum preparedness plan, others have been waiting on the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to provide additional guidance and release the standards for quantum-safe algorithms. In late August 2023, the agency made a first major move by releasing the draft standards for post-quantum cryptography (PQC), which will be required for organisations to protect their data from the quantum threat. Further to that, NIST, along with both the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and the National Security Agency (NSA), provided a factsheet with guidelines and urgency around the need to integrate PQC solutions immediately. We’re now better able to understand what needs to be done, and that it needs to begin now. Samantha Mabey is director of digital solutions marketing at Entrust VIEWPOINT: SAMANTHA MABEY, ENTRUST ToolsGroup has developed Dynamic Fulfilment, a new addition to its JustEnough retail planning and execution suite. Dynamic Fulfilment leverages real-time inventory, demand and operational signals captured by ToolsGroup’s data unification platform, which provides a digital supply chain twin for optimal sourcing decisions. This helps retailers to optimise order fulfilment planning throughout their omnichannel and ship-to-shore networks. The core benefits include reducing actual cost-to-serve by minimising shipping and labour costs, increasing margins by avoiding forecasted markdowns in stores and maximising profitability. ToolsGroup’s customers have reported up to five per cent reduction in shipping costs and up to two per cent margin improvement. Photo: ToolsGroup ToolsGroup helps retailers optimise order management with new Dynamic Fulfilment solution