Technology Record - Issue 31: Winter 2023

A new blueprint released by Schneider Electric, titled The AI disruption: challenges and guidance for data center design focuses on helping organisations that are looking to leverage artificial intelligence in their data centres. The guide explores the critical intersections of AI and data centre infrastructure and addresses key considerations including guidance on physical infrastructure challenges such as power, cooling and software management. The guide also features insights into how to successfully transition from air cooling to liquid cooling to support the growing thermal design power of AI workloads as well as an outlook on emerging technologies and design approaches to address AI evolution. “As AI continues to advance, it places unique demands on data centre design and management,” said Pankaj Sharma, executive vice president of secure power division and data centre business at Schneider Electric. “To address these challenges, it’s important to consider several key attributes and trends of AI workloads that impact both new and existing data centres.” Read the full guide at: Schneider Electric launches guide to help organisations leverage AI in data centres Photo: Schneider Electric Blue Yonder launches generative AI capability to simplify supply chain orchestration isolved’s People Cloud platform improves HR operations, finds new report Human capital management company isolved’s People Cloud platform provides an average return on investment of 201 per cent over three years, according to analyst firm Nucleus Research’s report, ROI Guidebook of isolved People Cloud. It does this in several ways such as: Lowering annual subscription and maintenance fees by 25 per cent Reducing time spent on payroll by between 70 and 88 per cent Simplifying scheduling by up to 90 per cent with automation tools built into the platform Making business practices more sustainable and saving approximately 90 to 95 per cent in paper and printing costs annually Improving onboarding time for new hires by 50 to 70 per cent through digitisation within People Cloud. Read the report at: Blue Yonder has launched Blue Yonder Orchestrator to help organisations make sense of their supply chain data with the help of generative artificial intelligence. The solution, which is integrated with Blue Yonder’s Luminate Cognitive Platform, enables users to quickly access recommendations and predictive insights to make informed decisions quickly and tackle any supply chain challenges. Blue Yonder Orchestrator can also act as a supply chain assistant to help employees make better and faster decisions. 25 MARKETWATCH