Understanding the world of cameras

Understanding the world of cameras

Bryony sandy Channel Partnerships

By Bryony Sandy
24th November 2022

Introduction

Are you looking for a way to keep your organisation safe and secure, monitor certain spaces or moderate, monitor and comply with any policies and guidelines within your industry, but you’re not sure where to start? but you’re not sure where to start? There are a number of camera solutions that could suit your needs.

But which video technology solutions are available and how can they benefit your business? First, let’s look at the different types of cameras.

IP/PTZ/Fisheye

IP camera’s, or Internet Protocol camera’s, are commonly used for surveillance but unlike CCTV cameras, they require no local recording device, only a local area network. These cameras receive control data and send image data via an IP network.

A PTZ (pan-tilt-zoom) camera is built with mechanical parts that allows them to swivel from left to right, tilt up and down, and zoom in and out of a scene. PTZ cameras are a great option for providing wide coverage, covering blind spots or large areas with a single camera.

Fisheye cameras offer a panoramic view with a wider angle offering up to a 360-degree field of vision. They are typically used to cover larger geographic areas and expansive locations.

Available Options

IP PTZ cameras from Bolide Technology can quickly move between user-defined presets, tours, and positions. Using premium components provides extended life span and millions of rotations. They are auto-tracking, meaning they follow moving persons and objects as they enter and exit the camera’s view. Contact us to learn more about the options available or take a look for yourself.

Where do you want your video footage stored?

The first video recorder to note is a digital video recorder (DVR). These are electronic devices that records video in a digital format to a disk drive, USB flash drive, SD memory card, SSD or other local or networked mass storage device.

DVRs connect to security cameras with an analog video cable and provide a more budget price for multiple cameras, however, multiple cables are required. Another thing to note is that the analog signals power decreases with distance so if you were looking to capture video at a large distance, this can lead to poor video quality due to a weaker signal. Although some DVRs offer audio connections, they don’t always have enough audio ports for every camera.

Another option is a network video recorder (NVR) which records video footage and stores it on a hard disk, a mass storage device, or cloud storage. They are paired with digital IP cameras to create a video surveillance system.

An NVR receives pre-processed video files from IP cameras over ethernet cables or wireless connection. Comparing to a DVR, NVRs only need one cable to send power and signal. They also use newer technology such as AI motion detection and audio so may be a better option for your business if audio and a better signal are required.

Mobile Video Solutions

Depending on your needs, a mobile video solution may be a great option as they can easily be moved from location to location. There are a range of mobile video solutions available on the market including Mobile Dashcams, Mobile DVRs and Mobile Cameras.

As well as remote monitoring of mobile assets, Mobile Dashcams are very useful for vehicle surveillance. Do you have a fleet of vehicles? Mobile Dashcams can help with any potential accident insurance claims, reduce insurance premiums and can be used to record driver behaviour. Keeping your staff safe is important and Bolide Technology can also provide driver behaviour alert systems which helps drivers stay alert and focused, reducing vehicle accidents. Distractions and signs of fatigue are detected and the driver’s attention to the road is monitored with visual and audible alerts in real time.

Conclusion

Each camera solution has its own benefits and drawbacks. It is also important to consider what resolution and data you will need to be best suited to your needs. We work with Bolide Technology, a worldwide manufacturer and ISO 9001:2008 certified distributor of CCTV surveillance products and accessories based in Southern California, to provide all your camera needs. Still not sure which camera solutions are best suited for your requirements? Contact us today to learn more.

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    Data-Driven Decision Making with Advanced Vision AI & Analytics

    Data-Driven Decision Making with Advanced Vision AI & Analytics

    Kewal (Gibble) Gupta at Channel Partnerships

    By Kewal Gupta
    13th June 2022

    Organisations are increasingly turning to AI-driven technologies to analyse data, trends, and performance. With growing competition and time constraints, organisations of all sizes and across every sector increasingly need to make quicker decisions to win more customers and achieve their goals. Many of these organisations see real-time data analysis as a critical component of their plans to measure and affect changes, such as enhancing customer experience, increasing safety, and improving product quality.

    As a result, organisations across all sectors are looking at AI-driven technologies such as Video Analytics to analyse real-time images and videos. Computer Vision Analytics enables live data analysis and decision making. It applies deep learning techniques to captured images and video streams collected from intelligent cameras.

    Introducing Viana from meldCX

    In response to the increasing demand for sophisticated vision analytics tools, Australian AI company meldCX™ has developed Viana™, an AI-powered vision analytics solution that allows organisations to leverage vision analytics software through a straightforward interface to gain real-time insights from images and videos.

    Viana employs Synthetic Learning, Vision AI and edge inferencing to capture human and vehicle activity across various use cases to produce insights. By deploying Viana, organisations can quickly measure and react to how customers work, shop, learn and play in physical and digital environments without complicated hands-on AI development.

    Teaching Machine Learning Model with Synthetic Data

    Viana™ creates solutions through the GAN (General Adversarial Networks) method by using a game engine, like a virtual 3D environment, to create synthetic data in its virtual world. The result is better privacy compliance for the customer, as no identifiable data is captured, alongside reducing costs in the data-gathering stage of the machine learning workflow.

    Viana™’s impressive edge stack includes cameras, sensors, an inference engine, and a media player. Requests are sent in real-time to the cloud for processing, and business intelligence data is then pushed into the Viana™ interactive dashboard, ready for end-users to view.

    Available as a SaaS solution, Viana™ has a variety of buildable out-of-the-box AI modules for Anonymous Audience Measurement, Signage Content Effectiveness, Traffic Measurement, Licence Plate Recognition, Parking Management, People Counting, Zone Engagement, and Programmatic Advertising. In addition, meldCX has custom solutions for highly specialised use cases supported by bespoke model training and delivers results in shorter time frames at lower costs.

    Viana™ allows organisations to analyse images and videos using machine vision and artificial intelligence data without latency issues because all processing is done at the edge. The solution is trained using anonymised synthetic data, ensuring that any data collected is anonymised and secure.

    Organisations also have the choice to consume Viana™ in multiple ways; Ready to Go, Bring your own AI model, and a bespoke or personalised offering.

    Learn more about the Viana™ solution

    meldCX aims to simplify IoT, AI, and computer vision with the Viana™ solution, so organisations can effortlessly access the cutting-edge technology to deliver exceptional customer experiences. Organisations of all sizes can now use AI-driven vision analytics technologies, leveraging the expertise and experience of meldCX to deploy elegant AI data-driven business enhancements.

    meldCX is working in partnership with Tech Data and Channel Partnerships to help organisations evaluate their visual analytics solutions. Channel Partnerships can set up a meaningful and tailored demonstration that will show the Viana™ solution working for a real-world evaluation.

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      Virtualisation for graphics-intensive workflows

      Virtualisation for graphics-intensive workflows

      Kewal (Gibble) Gupta at Channel Partnerships

      By Kewal Gupta
      26th May 2022

      How IMSCAD is helping to integrate true Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) solutions for architectural and design firms across the globe.

      IMSCAD is one of the world’s leading specialists in graphics virtualisation. The company has a close working relationship with its customers and suppliers, including partnerships with Autodesk and SolidWorks. Additionally, it acts as the CAD consultant to many leading Citrix and VMware virtualisation specialists.

      IMSCAD has the remote capabilities to roll out projects across the globe, thanks to its locations in London, New York, and Zurich. They deliver virtualised applications and desktops to architecture, design, and manufacturing firms. “We’ve done much work with smaller practices with systems that range from just one server and ten users,” says IMSCAD CEO Adam Jull, “but the biggest is currently for 3,500 users, rolled out across 80 offices.”

      With over 500 successful projects completed, IMSCAD can draw upon unrivalled experience in deploying CAD applications in virtualised environments.

      One notable project has been for Parkhill, a multidiscipline architecture and engineering firm in the USA with more than 300 creative, technical, and support personnel. Parkhill provides collaborative and innovative services to the public sector alongside private healthcare providers, faith-based organisations, and commercial clients.

      With a remote architectural workforce in multiple locations, Parkhill decided to investigate virtualisation as a potential solution to complement their growing workflow demands. Parkhill reached out for support from IMSCAD because of their specialist knowledge in virtual graphical software deployments.

      Following IMSCAD’s consultancy advice, Parkhill invested in sixteen physical servers running Nvidia RTX8000 GPUs, supported by a 3Par storage array. IMSCAD configured and optimised the host servers and migrated the environment to a fully virtualised production infrastructure. This approach culminated in a new, robust, fully functional VDI graphics environment optimised for Parkhill’s high-intensity CAD workflows. Parkhill has now moved confidently into deployment for over 300 users.

      Parkhill can now efficiently share its complex and graphically intensive data from any office location. The VDI system is accessible to all Parkhill team members, providing seamless communication between internal and customer teams.

      Are you thinking of moving your CAD workflow to a virtualised infrastructure?

      Try the IMSCAD NVIDIA vGPU Guided Demo and see how their VDI solutions can deliver impressive performance. The demo includes a consultation and a review with an IMSCAD specialist, so you can fully evaluate the IMSCAD VDI solution and how it can help improve your graphics-intensive workflows.

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        Smart Building Monitoring & Control Solutions

        Smart Building Monitoring & Control Solutions

        Kewal (Gibble) Gupta at Channel Partnerships

        By Kewal Gupta
        20th April 2022

        Smart Building Monitoring Solutions offer innovative technologies for intelligent building monitoring and control. Modern systems use advanced analytics, AI-driven insights and IoT devices to give housing providers, facilities managers, and developers total peace of mind.

        Anyone responsible for managing a building, campus or even a town or city can achieve significant insights with dynamic asset visibility and real-time alerts for a complete site overview. Decision making becomes quicker and more accessible, saving costs, reducing incident severity, and solving problems before they can develop.

        Intelligent building monitoring systems can track fire risks across multiple facilities in cities, towns, or campuses by tagging assets such as smoke and fire detectors, heat sensors, and fire doors.

        Benefits of a Building Monitoring System at a glance:

        • Reduce costs and identify energy-saving opportunities
        • Identify carbon footprint reductions
        • Gain complete visibility of buildings in real-time
        • Remotely control building environment and safety systems
        • Reduce issues caused by human error
        • Automatically comply with legal and safety standards throughout an entire estate

        Smart Building Monitoring & Control Systems

        Upgrading your building processes and capabilities has never been simpler. Smarter building systems can drastically enhance your operation, allowing you to keep costs low and productivity high.

        Using smart building sensors, facilities managers can achieve complete visibility and transparency over all aspects of an estate.

        From energy monitoring to EV charging stations, systems from vendors such as Smarter Technologies can deliver smart building solutions that can transform facilities management tasks from reactive to proactive.

        Automating buildings compliance reports

        Protecting public health and preventing contamination are some of the most critical considerations for building managers. Additionally, as environmental legislation for building design continues to develop, managers are increasingly looking for ways to streamline the monitoring of environmental control systems while reporting on maintenance and routine cleaning.

        Systems such as the Orion Network from Smarter Technologies provide an intelligent platform to automate many of the time-consuming upkeep practices that burden facilities managers and allow them to generate schedules and reports instantly.

        Introducing Smarter Technologies’. The affordable smart building management platform.

        With Smarter Technologies’ innovative building monitoring solutions, users can achieve 360-degree visibility of their entire building estate. The platform delivers real-time notifications, event-triggered alarms, asset tracking and more.

        By harnessing the power of the Smarter Technologies Orion Data Network, users can monitor their entire estate, asset by asset, within a fully configurable dashboard.

        How the Orion Data Network compares

        The Orion Data Network is a low-power, long-range, real-time tracking, and monitoring network that’s in use worldwide. The military-grade communication technology runs on low-power radio and sends real-time, automatic updates to the user’s dashboard.

        The Orion tags can be placed on any assets and work with gateways to provide a succinct overview of all the estate’s assets, including usage, location, and activity within the dashboard.

        Users also receive instant alerts and notifications for important events and triggers, such as heat or fire alarms, water leaks, after-hours motion, temperature fluctuations, or any other unusual events.

        Why choose Smarter Technologies’ Orion Data Network?

        SIM Free

        No GSM associated costs and smaller devices.

        Lower frequency than GSM

        Tags are visible anywhere and everywhere.

        Lower power requirements

        Tag batteries last for years

        Multi-functional tags for every type of asset

        Easily track location, usage, temperature, movement or shock.

        Remotely configurable

        Tags can receive updates in any location.

        Coverage

        Tags are reachable from 500m to 10km per gateway.

        Zero failure

        Tags can switch automatically from digital to analogue to increase recovery capabilities and accurate location finding.

        Rapid infrastructure deployment

        The Orion Data Network is wireless and can be installed quickly.

        Smart Building Monitoring Examples

        Automated Legionella Compliance

        Smarter Technologies delivers a unique and effective automatic flushing and temperature testing system, controlled via a platform and dashboard, ensuring compliance with Legionella testing requirements. Users can schedule tests easily, with detailed compliance reports generated automatically.

        Asset tracking and monitoring

        Smarter Technologies tags help facilities managers monitor their assets’ location and usage anywhere within their estate. With dynamic control and efficient reporting on your assets, you will benefit from insight-driven decisions that promote profitability.

        Smart Lighting

        The smart building monitoring and control platform leverage smart LED lighting to give users ultimate control of their lighting systems. Users can choose from any colour and lighting temperature. More importantly, they can set specific operation times with automatic shutdown whenever any part of the building is empty for a specified amount of time.

        Occupancy and Traffic Monitoring

        Smarter Technologies’ ground-breaking building traffic monitoring systems allow managers to monitor their buildings and staff with real-time information on room occupancy, hot desk usage, vehicle car park thresholds and more. The system enables users to proactively manage their workforce, making the best use of space in smart buildings, improving energy efficiency, and encouraging better collaboration.

        Building Energy Monitoring Systems

        The unique Orion Data Network and building energy monitoring software allows users to monitor utilities and identify where energy is being wasted. Additionally, the system alerts users to cost-saving opportunities and carbon footprint reduction ideas. Managers can benefit from automatic electricity load balancing, sub-metering solutions and peak power output control.

        Air Monitoring

        Managers can observe and monitor the air quality within a building to comply with legislation while protecting staff in line with health and safety regulations. The Smarter Technologies’ platform uses outdoor sensors to monitor the air for pollutants. In contrast, indoor sensors are perfect for insulated buildings where air quality can be affected by high occupancy levels.

        Building Temperature Monitoring Systems

        The Orion Data Network uses smart thermostats connected to the platform to offer real-time temperature monitoring and direct control capabilities within rooms, floors, buildings, and estates. Managers can also gain granular HVAC control and comply with minimum and maximum threshold warnings for fridges and freezers.

        Building Fire Safety Monitoring Systems

        Facilities managers can automatically use the Orion Data Network and the Smarter Technologies platform to run checks on fire safety equipment automatically. The intelligent sensors can remotely monitor fire doors, fire extinguishers, alarms, and smoke detectors, alerting users immediately to any change of condition.

        Creating smarter buildings that you can control

        This article has sought to highlight some of the main use cases of Smarter Technologies’ smart building monitoring solutions. With the Orion Data Network, 360° building management becomes a reality for facilities managers and estate owners, regardless of scale, industry, or application.

        Smarter Technologies is working with Tech Data and Channel Partnerships. Channel Partnerships can set up a meaningful and tailored demonstration that will show Smart Technologies’ solutions working for a real-world evaluation.

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          From Smart Buildings to Smart Cities

          From Smart Buildings to Smart Cities

          Learn how Smarter Technologies’ low-frequency network is helping organisations wirelessly monitor and control assets up to 10km away.

          Kewal (Gibble) Gupta at Channel Partnerships

          By Kewal Gupta
          1st April 2022

          While for most of history, making a building or campus area “smart” has meant investing in sustainability and energy efficiency, and approaches have recently focused more on ICT-enabled Smart building solutions.

          Recent developments in Cloud and IoT technologies alongside new low-frequency connectivity have reached a maturity that can enable many new Smart Building services for the first time and extend the range of monitoring beyond the campus.

          Smart Building solutions already go beyond traditional Building Automation Systems by leveraging common, horizontal platforms that enable data sharing across the various systems and services. They form a vital component within the overall Smart City ecosystem, connecting to and supporting many other application areas thanks to the range delivered by the latest wireless networks.

          Why are Smart Buildings beneficial?

          Smart Buildings bring cost savings, efficiency and sustainability improvements, and better health and well-being for occupants. Smart Buildings help increase the convenience of living or working in a building and improve the overall quality of living throughout an intelligent campus environment.

          Ultimately, for property owners to reap the benefits of Smart Buildings for their business, they need to partner up with the right companies to assist them in implementing the different layers of the Smart Building framework. Smarter Technologies’ is one provider that can deliver the technical and industry expertise to deliver increased value in making buildings intelligent.

          Smarter Technologies’ network and asset tags can drastically enhance the day-to-day operation of any enterprise, allowing managers to keep costs low and productivity high. Using the latest range of intelligent building sensors, building owners get complete visibility and transparency over all aspects of their buildings and assets.

          Reaching further with Smarter Technologies’ Orion Data Network.

          The Orion Data Network from Smarter Technologies’ is a low-power, long-range, real-time global tracking and monitoring network. The proprietary, military-grade communication technology runs on low-power radio, and the intelligent sensors, tags, and gateways deliver real-time, automatic updates to each user’s bespoke management dashboard.

          When placed on assets within a building, Orion tags work with the gateways to provide a succinct overview of all the tracked assets, their usage and output on one bespoke dashboard. Users also receive instant alerts and notifications for important events and triggers, such as water leaks, after-hours motion, temperature fluctuations, or other unusual circumstances.

          Advantages of the Smarter Technologies’ Orion Data Network

          SIM Free
          There are no GSM associated costs with the Smarter Technologies’ Orion Data Network.

          Lower frequency than GSM
          Thanks to the low-frequency signal, the tags on your asset network are visible no matter where they are (inside a building or room, corridor and even an elevator).

          Reduced power requirement
          The Smarter Technologies asset tags have enough power to last for years, so there is no need to swap out batteries or charge tags constantly.

          Multi-functional
          The intelligent asset tags from Smarter Technologies can track assets that indicate temperature, movement, shock and more.

          Remote configuration
          Asset tags can receive messages in all locations, including heavy data packets and configuration settings.

          Coverage
          Each gateway can deliver coverage from 500m to 10km, covering an entire town, city, or campus.

          Recovery ability
          The asset tags and gateways can easily switch from digital to analogue modes to increase recovery capabilities and accurate location finding.

          Rapid deployment of infrastructure
          The Orion Data Network allows for straightforward and rapid deployment no matter the scale of the location, thanks to its wireless infrastructure.

          The impact of environmental legislation on smart building technologies.

          Environmental and Health Compliance demands drive organisations to turn to Smarter Technologies’ innovative building programs. Protecting public health and preventing contamination has become a significant focus area for building owners.

          At the same time, keeping track of local and national changes in compliance is becoming onerous for building managers. To alleviate these challenges, the platform from Smarter Technologies automates many of the time-consuming maintenance and monitoring practices that managers experience and allows them to handle compliance from within an easily accessible application.

          With Smarter Technologies’ building monitoring solutions, users can gain complete visibility of their entire estate with real-time notifications, alarms, and asset tracking. Harnessing the power of the Smarter Technologies’ Orion Data Network, users can observe and monitor their entire estate, person by person and asset by asset, from within a single interface.

          Smart Building Monitoring Examples

          Legionella Monitoring and Compliance
          Smarter Technologies offers unique flushing and temperature testing system controlled via an intelligent platform. Users can ensure that their business stays within Legionella compliance regulations by efficiently scheduling tests and generating automated reports.

          Smart Asset Tags
          Users can run equipment more efficiently with Smarter Technologies’  intelligent tags, which allow them to track everything they need in their buildings. With dynamic control and efficient reporting across all assets, users benefit from insight-driven decisions that promote profitability.

          Smart Lighting
          Managers can easily switch out their current bulbs with Smarter Technologies’ intelligent LEDs, giving them ultimate control of their lighting systems. Users can choose from any colour and lighting temperature, and more importantly, they can set specific operation times with automatic shutdown whenever areas of the building are vacant.

          Occupancy and Building Movement Monitoring
          Smarter Technologies’ ground-breaking building movement monitoring system allows users to monitor buildings and staff with real-time information on desks, meetings rooms and other facilities. Intelligent monitoring enables users to securely manage their workforce, proactively making the best use of space and availability, improving energy efficiency, and encouraging staff collaboration.

          Building Energy Monitoring System
          The state-of-the-art Orion Data Network and building energy monitoring software allow users to monitor their building’s utilities to identify where energy and cost savings are available. Additionally, the monitoring can help users identify where they can further diminish their carbon footprint. You’ll benefit from automatic electricity load balancing, sub-metering solutions and peak power output control.

          Air Quality Monitoring
          Users can observe and monitor building air quality to comply with legislation while protecting staff according to health and safety regulations. Our outdoor sensors monitor the air for pollutants, and indoor sensors are perfect for insulated buildings where high occupancy affects air quality.

          Building Temperature and Humidity Monitoring Systems
          Smart thermostats connected to the Orion Data Network offer real-time temperature control in an intelligent building. Managers can also gain complete HVAC control and comply with minimum and maximum threshold warnings for fridges and freezers.

          Fire Safety Equipment Monitoring
          Users can keep their buildings safe and compliant with fewer time-consuming and labour-intensive manual checks on fire safety equipment. The Smarter Technologies’ intelligent fire equipment sensors can monitor fire doors, fire extinguishers and smoke detectors – alerting managers immediately if any change of condition occurs.

          Smarter Technologies is working with Tech Data to help organisations evaluate the Orion Network and their Smart Building technologies.

          Channel Partnerships can set up a meaningful and tailored demonstration that will show Smarter Technologies’ solutions working for a real-world evaluation.

          Contact Channel Partnerships directly by calling: 01923 618099

          Or email: info@channel-tools.biz

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            Pfizer Uses Komprise Analytics and Transparent Move Technology to Cut Storage Costs by 75%

            Pfizer Uses Komprise Analytics and Transparent Move Technology to Cut Storage Costs by 75%

            Kewal (Gibble) Gupta at Channel Partnerships

            By Kewal Gupta
            16th March 2022

            Pfizer turned to Komprise to create an intelligent data strategy to manage their migration to AWS and leverage cloud efficiencies without disrupting applications or users.

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            Komprise delivers a unique cloud data management service that allows users to analyse quickly and access stored data and object data across clouds without shackling that data to any vendor. The Komprise Intelligent Data Management platform helps users take control of vast amounts of growing unstructured data while cutting on average 70% of enterprise storage, backup, and cloud costs.

            Pfizer is one of the world’s premier biopharmaceutical companies responsible for creating life-saving vaccines, including the Covid-19 vaccine. Pfizer had 5 petabytes of unstructured data in scope for its cold data strategy, 64 per cent of which hadn’t been accessed for more than two years.

            With no end in sight to their rapidly growing data demands, the company needed a plan for moving their cold data to the proper storage solution. Komprise helped Pfizer quickly determine what data was truly cold – and then easily tier those files to Amazon Web Services (AWS), drastically cutting costs while creating a global tagged data lake to drive research and innovation.

            Importantly, for a company that relies heavily on data for research and testing, the initiative resulted in zero changes in how users and applications access the moved files.

            “Amazon S3 provides a great foundation – the water in the data lake – that can help customers build on other services such as analytics, which integrate seamlessly with Amazon S3 and, with Komprise, can help customers unlock the value of that cold data.”

            Anthony Fiore, Senior Migrations Solutions Architect, AWS

            Pfizer’s existing on-premises storage environment is a global heterogeneous NAS environment. Pfizer’s team needed constant visibility, a strategy for applying business rules for analytics, and better insight into their data storage and hosting.

            “With data growing exponentially, we wanted to look at a better way of using analytics, to have data on a highly available platform still, but to make investments where it makes sense,” explained Matthew Braunstein, Director of Hosting Data Services at Pfizer. “And where it doesn’t make sense to have a highly available platform, push it to a more cost-effective platform.”

            Komprise gave Pfizer a way to analyse all its data quickly and transparently tier cold files to AWS, cutting costs while building a global tagged data lake to drive business innovation.

            “What sets Komprise apart compared with other solutions is the end-to-end process of analysing and moving data,” said Caitlyn Possehl, Global Strategic Alliance Leader at Komprise. “You can use Komprise to scan all your data, analyse costs and create business rules and then Komprise will act automatically against those rules.”

            With a focus on research data on NAS, Pfizer found large amounts of data eligible for tiering. Komprise analytics helped Pfizer decide which data should be tiered to AWS by understanding what data was on NAS, who was using it, how much was cold, and what kind of data it was.

            Komprise Intelligent Data Management deployed in Pfizer’s on-premises NAS datacentre and archived data to Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3). Pfizer’s cost savings in the first 90 days alone were enough to cover the total cost of the Komprise solution.

            Komprise helped Pfizer stop 20 years of increasing storage costs in its tracks. Komprise used analytics across multi-vendor storage environments to manage Pfizer’s data management and data movement to AWS. In the last year alone, Pfizer has migrated two petabytes of cold data to Amazon S3. They could tier unstructured cold data to the cloud without affecting or changing how users access it, which was crucial in the research and testing process.

            The Komprise dashboard and management tools allow visibility, with a colour-coded data status and age, so the different stages of the data are identifiable.

            “Many times, I come in and feel like it’s Christmas morning because we had planned 100TB to go out the door, and it’s 115TB because Komprise did their next scan and pulled some data I wasn’t counting on that aged out.”

            Matthew Braunstein, Director of Housing Data Services, Pfizer

            Pfizer now uses Komprise Deep Analytics to build different searches and queries on their data so they can create data lakes in AWS for further use in the cloud, leveraging insights from big data and AI, genuinely unlocking the data’s potential.

            “It’s exciting that our researchers want to accelerate data movement using Komprise because they can analyse the data on AWS,” says Braunstein.

            The Pfizer solution also deployed the patented Transparent Move Technology (TMT) from Komprise, which helps users migrate, tier and replicate data across multi-vendor storage and clouds – while enabling native use of the data at each layer. Data movement in this way is possible without disrupting users and without vendor lock-in.

            Komprise is the only vendor that provides transparent tiering from the source storage array while including native access to the cold data on the target – without getting in front of the live data.

            Files moved by Komprise TMT appear exactly as they did before, without users noticing any difference other than a link icon. They open like normal files on the desktop and don’t employ stubs or agents.

            Key benefits of the Komprise solution include:

            Clear access to moved files from the source storage device without obstruction.

            • TMT moves files by policy to secondary storage of your choice, such as the cloud. The solution leaves an industry-standard dynamic link that represents the source data.
            • Users and applications can still access and open the moved files from their original location by using these dynamic links without seeing any alterations.

            File-object duality is preserved.

            • The Komprise solutions allow moved files to remain natively accessible as cloud objects.
            • When Komprise TMT moves a file to object storage such as Amazon S3, it writes the entire file as an object, unlike storage-based tiering. This means that users can directly access their moved data and extract more value from their static data.

            Zero obstruction of hot data.

            • Komprise TMT moves data using standard protocol constructs, so it is not in the hot data path, unlike storage tiering, global file storage gateways and data virtualisation solutions.
            • Komprise is called when cold files are accessed, which happens rarely. This improves primary storage performance and allows you to run data analytics versus your file storage in the cloud.

            No use of Stubs, Agents, or Proprietary Interfaces.

            • Komprise Dynamic Links contain all the file system information a user or application requires in a simple, scalable format.
            • No stubs or agents that are brittle and problematic to manage. No central database. Learn more about the fault-tolerance and load balancing of the Komprise Elastic Grid.

            Minimise rehydration and egress fees.

            • Komprise TMT moves data at the file level with the file metadata fully preserved at the target, so the transferred data is accessed as files from both the source and the target.
            • With Komprise, you can use files in the cloud for file-based applications without bringing data back to the original NAS. This has the added benefit that your big data analytics projects don’t tax your primary NAS.

            It helps to establish a layered defence against ransomware.

            • Komprise customers can use immutable cloud storage via AWS S3 Object Lock to provide another layer of defence against ransomware.
            • Komprise enables organisations to protect file data from ransomware at 80% lower cost through a combination of transparent cloud tiering and replication of all data to an object-locked location with file-level isolation.

            Overall, Pfizer saved over 75 per cent on storage and cloud migration costs by accessing the powerful analytics Komprise offers. Cost savings came from removing manual data management and having Komprise intelligently and automatically move cold data from high-priced, on-premises storage to more cost-effective storage on Amazon S3.

            If it needs to, Pfizer can directly access the data in AWS as Amazon S3 objects natively without paying fees to Komprise or paying egress fees, further reducing cost concerns.

            The business impact of data management with Komprise speaks for itself. Pfizer gained efficiencies across the organisation, and unlocked value from data moved to AWS, allowing them to reinvest those discovered resources into their central mission, driving better patient outcomes.

             

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              Retail AI Platforms

              Retail AI Platforms

              The growth in Predictive Insight & Security Systems for Modern Retail

              Kewal (Gibble) Gupta at Channel Partnerships

              By Kewal Gupta
              25th February 2022

              Recent studies have shown that the $15T global retail industry is suffering significant turmoil, but the most recent disruption from the global health crisis has caused the biggest shock of all. The global pandemic has highlighted the differences between retail businesses while seriously concentrating on digital transformation and e-commerce.

              Additionally, the consumer revolution has sparked a search for convenience, better pricing, and improved customer experience, shifting consumers towards online-only shopping.

              Retailers are now striving to unify online and offline shopping environments – which will require investment in new technology and an emphasis on trust.

              As retailers reshape their landscape, hundreds of operational decisions will need to be made even more rapidly across the value chain. Retailers are turning to advanced technologies to protect their businesses, and inevitably these technologies will include both artificial intelligence and machine learning.

              Retailing is shifting from a product-centric approach to customer-centric, experiential retail blending products, physical and digital services, personalisation, and unprecedented levels of convenience.

              Advanced technologies will be central to retail transformation – from warehouse automation to robotic store associates and driverless car delivery. Consumers will soon expect automated and real-time service and fulfilment as standard.

              Physical stores will continue to form an essential part of the retail shopping experience. They will, however, need to be transformed to offer more personalised experiences, from tailored services to showrooms, fitting rooms, and entertainment. The transition is already underway, but retailers must build consumer trust by treating data safely, delivering the right product quality, and providing a seamless experience from shopping to consumption and returns.

              Choosing the right platform for today’s innovative store

              Retailers are already taking advantage of the actionable insights that predictive AI platforms deliver.

              For example, in a move to help global retailers achieve their smart store ambitions, SAP has partnered with G2K, a leading artificial intelligence platform provider and one of the top innovative companies in Germany. SAP and G2k’s collaboration is already rolling out a Smart Store for intelligent global retail operations.

              In January, the “Intelligent SAP Mart” incorporating the G2K Parsifal AI platform was launched at the National Retail Federation awards in New York. The Parsifal platform underpins the foundation of SAP’s Smart Store solution, from intelligent shelf management to improved customer experience and sustainable energy management.

              G2K’s Parsifal Platform has been designed to help retailers quickly understand complicated situations that usually demand a great deal of analysis and human resources to overcome. Powered by AI and Machine Learning, Parsifal can predict in-store patterns and instances before they happen – and helps managers overcome both security and customer experience issues.

              Security Management

              The Parsifal AI system employs intelligent camera systems to imperceptibly detect and predict activity that could be of a security concern to the retailer.

              If an accident happens anywhere on the premises or somebody requires assistance, Parsifal will instantly recognise it and alert the systems to trigger rapid action.

              When combined with advanced virtual perimeters, the system has precise knowledge of specific places and their people. If someone enters a no-go area, an alarm is triggered to alert staff and systems.

              Advanced Access Control

              The Parsifal platform offers advanced features that respect customer privacy without storing any facial information beyond matching it with your database of flagged customers.

              So, if someone enters the premises you have banned, Parsifal will detect their faces and alert security. Conversely, if a VIP enters the building, Parsifal will point them out.

              Much more than a customer management solution

              Parsifal can recognise the gender and age of store visitors, providing important demographic insights while conforming to the highest data security. By providing retailers with heat maps of visitor flows, retailers can optimise their experience in terms of facilities, services, or shopping.

              Additionally, Parsifal’s queue solution can minimise frustration with intelligent throughput management.

              Parsifal can even parse the registration plates of vehicles in parking and loading areas, giving retailers precise control over traffic and parking management – and predicting traffic volumes. And by recognising the car brands, Parsifal can even estimate customer spending power.

              Parsifal is a software platform that employs thousands of algorithms to process and parse data appropriately. Pattern recognition and interpretation happen in real-time, providing instant knowledge of any situation.

              The knowledge produced by Parsifal materialises in different ways, depending on retailer preferences. Parsifal can provide instantaneous alerts in a security context when a dangerous situation looms. This knowledge can reveal insights into customer flow and behaviour in a retail context.

              In conclusion, retailers worldwide are reshaping their strategies with AI to help consumers and deliver even more compelling and personalised experiences.

              Advanced AI platforms such as the Parsifal solution from G2K can underpin retailer technology creatively, leveraging their data to help them deliver on new, unique journeys for their brands. Retailers can now benefit from these advanced AI technologies as they are integrated with more traditional retail systems such as SAP to build smarter, predictive retail environments.

              Additionally, solutions from companies such as SAP and G2K mean retailers don’t need to have advanced data science and machine learning skillsets in house. SAP and G2K’s Parsifal solution delivers the robust AI platform that allows retailers to build their own Smart Store solutions and meet the unique needs of their customers.

              Learn more about the G2K Parsifal solution

              G2K Parsifal is an advanced AI Platform with use cases in Retail, Transportation, Events, Corporate & Industry, Hospitality and Smart City. In the UK, G2K is working in partnership with Tech Data and Channel Partnerships to help organisations evaluate the technology.

              Channel Partnerships can set up a meaningful and tailored demonstration that will show the G2K Parsifal solution working for a real-world evaluation.

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                Where digital experience meets physical spaces

                Where digital experience meets physical spaces

                How to create better customer experiences, streamline omnichannel operations, and manage visitor data with an intelligent SaaS based app platform

                Kewal (Gibble) Gupta at Channel Partnerships

                By Kewal Gupta
                18th February 2022

                Customers have become used to accessing a vast amount of product information at their fingertips simply by browsing online and on their smartphones. They are adept at accessing and comparing product features, reviews, and availability in their quest to make better purchasing decisions.

                However, the personal touch has become lacking in physical purchasing environments such as retail stores and outlets. There is often no one to guide the consumer in making better purchasing decisions based on experience, understanding and awareness.

                Physical spaces vs digital solutions

                Although consumers increasingly use digital channels to browse products and services, they remain committed to physical shopping across all generations. They value the ability to see, touch and understand products before making a purchase decision – and they appreciate the advice of an assistant armed with in-depth product knowledge. Personalised interactions are precious for higher-value purchases – or where there is a greater emphasis on purchasing the right product.

                Additionally, digital channels are becoming more integrated into consumer purchasing habits, and consumers are increasingly expecting more from their physical shopping experiences. The demand for better advice, alternative solutions, and more personalised services are rapidly growing. Therefore, retail and service orientated businesses need more innovative tools to help them help their customers. The key is to give consumers access to data in their hands at the right time and place, giving them a more personalised store experience that exceeds their expectations.

                Applying digital to physical

                The application of mobile apps and physical retail guiding technologies can help consumers navigate their options and decide which solution suits their needs. Technologies such as Ombori Grid are already helping service providers and retail stores easily leverage omnichannel retail, visitor management and customer experience data to personalise product recommendations and in-store services.

                The Ombori Grid solution delivers streamlined deployment and management of integrated apps and experience management tools via the Microsoft Azure Marketplace, an online repository providing access to a wide range of applications and services for use on the popular Azure Cloud platform.

                The Azure marketplace delivers instant access to Ombori’s powerful ready-to-use range of no-code apps such as Appointment Booking, Queue Management, Occupancy Control, and the Digital Signage Playlist. These can be deployed quickly and easily without the need for costly and time-consuming custom development.

                The powerful Ombori Grid range of solutions gives retailers and service providers the ability to deploy quickly, test and manage a range of in-store experience technologies that will empower customers and staff alike.

                Users can interact with Ombori’s Grid apps via Web, mobile, voice, touchscreen, or gesture, among other options. All the apps can include an interactive digital kiosk solution, enabling consumers to easily access product information such as in-store location (wayfinding) and requesting a product solutions expert for a demo. Additionally, the apps easily connect to many IoT devices, such as cameras, sensors, smart speakers, mobile phones and even customer smartwatches.

                Ombori Grid apps can also share data with retailers and existing data sources such as websites, inventory management, or customer databases – making the apps a gold mine for behavioural data capture and analysis. Combining apps and devices in innovative ways allows business owners to create unique experiences and identify bottlenecks in customer journeys.

                A high-quality experience outcome

                The benefits of experience apps and physical technologies are clear for those committed to high-quality customer engagement. Ombori Grid offers a speedy, flexible, and affordable way for business owners to gain the advantages of these technologies. It rapidly delivers increased customer engagement, loyalty, footfall, revenue, and productivity. Ombori Grid also includes developer tools to allow you to create your Grid apps.

                Ombori Grid is a Microsoft Preferred solution currently deployed worldwide, offering reliability at any scale. It can handle tens of thousands of devices across thousands of locations and supports multiple languages.

                To take advantage of Ombori’s Grid solutions, contact us and we can help you set up a free account and select the apps you need via the Microsoft Azure Marketplace. In addition, we will add a free consumption voucher worth 100 Euros* to your account.

                You can add or remove apps on-demand, only being billed for what you use. You can configure and customise your apps from the Grid console to meet your specific needs and branding – and you can also deploy your apps directly to wherever they’re needed, across multiple locations. If the hardware is already in place, you can be up and running within minutes.

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                  Getting to grips with modern data management

                  Getting to grips with modern data management

                  How organisations are now taking control of their exploding data growth while cutting 70% of enterprise storage, backup, and cloud costs.

                  Kewal (Gibble) Gupta at Channel Partnerships

                  By Kewal Gupta
                  28th January 2022

                  Until recently, enterprise data storage mainly consisted of disk-based systems for immediate availability and tape for offline backup. Rarely used data could be stored on lower tiers of disc (often spinning HDD’s) to save cost – but this demanded layers of redundancy and RAID solutions to guarantee access to that rarely/little-used data. With in-house disk-based storage systems employing layers of solid-state architecture, tiers of spinning disks and complex management software, many organisations faced eye-watering (and ever-increasing) data storage costs.

                  At the mercy of increasingly sprawling storage systems, IT managers and their teams found they had dwindling insight into the nature and use of data under management. Ultimately, many groups were compelled to treat all data similarly, no matter if it was business-critical, temporary, or legacy. Anything else was too risky.

                  Exploding data growth

                  Today, this loose approach to data storage can no longer be tolerated. Organisations are facing explosive growth in unstructured and structured data from all sides – and they are increasingly expanding the number of silos and classes under management. Many organisations are employing a mix of private cloud object storage, public cloud file and object storage, and disk-based solutions. Additionally, most teams are actively using a hybrid cloud architecture to provide them with all the features of native cloud solutions.

                  Naturally, the more significant vendors have created intelligent storage management software solutions that can dynamically control data orchestration on storage classes. However, these storage management systems lack the intelligence and flexibility many organisations demand. Often, the software will lead the customer into a vendor lock-in situation or fail to deal comprehensively with hybrid cloud architectures. This situation can lead to even more complexity for the customer’s data storage team – with increasingly complex software layers. Worse still, customers face software customisations to deal with outlying data management use cases.

                  The case for independent data management

                  Today, many organisations are turning to independent data management solutions that can help them by automatically analysing, understanding, and moving data to the most appropriate tier – no matter if the storage is a mix of vendor technologies or cloud-based systems.

                  These solutions are described as Data Management rather than Storage Management. They orchestrate your data across all storage classes – and they intelligently choose the most appropriate storage system for each piece of data.

                  Modern Data Management Solutions such as those offered by Komprise enable data to move in the background without changing the availability or access to that data for users, applications, and systems. Additionally, the technology allows the data to be directly accessible within the cloud – without requiring access through the original file structure. This approach speeds data access and frees it from proprietary storage technology – while giving access to the full compute power and elasticity of the cloud alongside native services and applications.

                  Freedom to access data independent of its storage silo

                  The Komprise solution also gives organisations transparent access to tiering that teams can control with user-defined policies. It allows ‘cold’ data to be automatically moved to cheaper or slower storage – while ‘hot’ data is retained in faster storage for rapid access.

                  All of this smart data management means that users and applications alike see no change in the file structure. Their data is right where they expect it to be – yet the organisation saves considerable resources by leveraging the most efficient storage architectures.

                  The Komprise solution manages to move data, leaving behind an industry-standard symbolic link that is dynamic and resilient. These links appear the same as the original data file and retain the same permissions and attributes. Users and applications can open and access the moved files from their original location precisely as before, without any changes.

                  Data back-ups are minimised as the Komprise system retains only the ‘hot’ or essential data on your primary storage – dramatically shrinking the data footprint.

                  Access to cloud data without additional complexity

                  Unlike data virtualisation, storage tiering or global file storage gateways, the Komprise solution doesn’t move data in a proprietary format, and it will not get in front of hot data. This unique approach frees organisations from expensive licensing requirements for cloud access, allows cloud-native data analytics tools – and speeds up the delivery of hot data.

                  How Pfizer saved 75 per cent on storage and cloud migration costs

                  One organisation that deployed the Komprise solution with significant effect is leading pharmaceutical company Pfizer, which operates a global heterogeneous NAS environment.

                  The Pfizer system had 5 petabytes of cold and unstructured data alone, of which 64 per cent had not been accessed in over two years. Pfizer’s team needed to move the data while maintaining visibility, an ongoing strategy for applying business rules for analytics, and better insight into the data it was hosting.

                  “What sets Komprise apart compared with other solutions is the end-to-end process of analysing and moving data,” said Caitlyn Possehl, Global Strategic Alliance Leader at Komprise. “You can use Komprise to scan all your data, analyse costs and create business rules and then Komprise will act automatically against those rules.”

                  Pfizer saved over 75 per cent on storage and cloud migration costs with the Komprise solution. Cost savings came from removing manual data management and having Komprise intelligently and automatically move cold data from high-priced, on-premises storage to more cost-effective storage on Amazon S3. Pfizer can still directly access the data in AWS as S3 objects natively without lock-in or fees.  Read the full case study here.

                  Learn more about the Komprise solution

                  Komprise is a cloud data management-as-a-service that frees you to quickly analyse, mobilise, and access the correct file and object data across clouds without shackling it to any vendor.

                  In the UK, Komprise is working in partnership with Tech Data to help organisations evaluate the technology.

                  Channel Partnerships can set up a meaningful and tailored demonstration that will show the Komprise solution working for a real-world evaluation.

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                    Understanding nuanced meaning in legal documents

                    Understanding nuanced meaning in legal documents

                    How AI is revolutionising the granular analysis and comparison of meaning within contracts and complex documents.

                    Kewal (Gibble) Gupta at Channel Partnerships

                    By Kewal Gupta
                    14th January 2022

                    Why is semantics important?

                    Semantics is described as the root meaning of text within any given document or speech. A complex document such as a contract will be open to misinterpretation where the meaning could be obfuscated within layers of overlapping clauses.

                    For any layperson attempting to appreciate a contract’s content fully, a specialist or lawyer will be essential to decipher meaning at every level. Once meaning has been identified, applying a viewpoint to that meaning can also be open to misinterpretation.

                    The role of semantics in the legal profession 

                    When presented with a legal contract, most of us will read and re-read each clause to understand the ‘meaning’ behind the text. Often described as ‘legalese’, contractual clauses can seem overly complex to the layman, consisting of overriding sentences that frame the clause and define boundaries within which the contractually obligated parties can operate.

                    Whenever a contract is created or amended, all relevant parties should evaluate the text – often at a granular level – to fully understand the document’s implications. This evaluation can take a lot of time and expense for lawyers or your legal specialists.

                    Although many firms will have qualified professionals supporting their people with analysis, comparison, and investigation services, they can often miss the ‘meaning’ behind a phrase. This meaning and how it relates to the client are at stake. Usually, only the client can interpret the true essence within a contractual term – but only if they have the facts (and meanings) clearly laid out in front of them, and this can take a considerable amount of time, cost and effort.

                    How automation has attempted to improve contract analysis

                    Since the early 1980s, firms have attempted to introduce automation to detect and understand the meanings within contract documents. These systems mainly use rules-based workflows alongside large libraries to identify and alert users to pre-defined issues within documents. These systems can be cumbersome and complex, demanding constant updates and manual intervention to guarantee any measure of success. Additionally, these systems often fail when multiple languages and regional variations in law are applied.

                    However, the need for a solution to the problem of document analysis and semantic recognition continues to grow.

                    The considerable volume of documents created in the legal domain demands more sophisticated tools supporting efficient and intelligent information gathering. Document research and management systems are now using strategies based on machine learning to classify, filter and extract context-based content. These systems help users identify relevant structured portions of legal text semi-automatically – such as contract clauses.

                    However, while knowledge management systems can deliver automated detection of matching text sections, they often fail to identify meaning – or the change of purpose.

                    From Machine Learning to AI – the solution to rapid semantic text analysis

                    The application of artificial intelligence (AI) to the problem of identifying and comparing semantic meaning has, at last, started to gain ground. Companies such as ThingsTHINKING from Karlsruhe have developed technologies over the previous 14 years that can already identify and compare semantic meanings within complex legal documentation.

                    The Semantha platform from ThingsTHINKING delivers fully automated semantic processing for legal, contractual, and complex documents. It can be applied to many use cases such as CV matching, NDA analysis, contract review, contract renewals, international contract translation and more.

                    The team at ThingsTHINKING describe their Semantha platform as ideal in situations where there is “too much text and not enough time”, – which sums up the situation most lawyers and legal teams find themselves in every day.

                    The Semantha interface allows users to upload multiple documents (such as contracts) to an interface for analysis. These documents can be in different formats (Word or PDF) and various languages. The user can then run a comparison or search against the records to find and identify matching sections of text that imply similar (or the same) meaning.

                    During a recent webinar by the Semantha team with automation integrations specialists UiPath, a search was conducted for the phrase “All genders have equal rights and obligations” across a selection of constitutions from countries such as Canada, India, China, Mexico, the USA and Europe. Semantha instantly identified clauses within each constitution that matched the same meaning – irrespective of language.

                    The Semantha platform can easily compare the matching phrases for similarity matches with adjustable thresholds. It makes these comparisons and identifies matches in semantic meaning despite different wording and terms in each document.

                    Perhaps just as importantly, the Semantha platform quickly identifies if a close match is not available between documents – helping users to discover if an expected intention in meaning is missing from within a document.

                    ThingsTHINKING is packaging the Semantha platform for firms to apply to their internal systems either as a stand-alone tool – or as an integration to other document management solutions using their extensive API. Semantha works ‘out of the box’ with learning required, thanks to the AI engine behind the solution.

                    Identifying meaning vs application of viewpoint

                    Although the Semantha platform can quickly identify the presence of an expected item of text with specific meaning, this is not enough for most organisations. We might already know that a phrase or clause is essential – and it is significant that the platform identifies the presence of this phrase – but what about a client’s specific viewpoint of that phrase? For example, a clause specified within a contract may stipulate a penalty. Our client might believe that this penalty is unacceptable – and we need the AI to help us identify and highlight the inclusion of this unacceptable condition. In this case, the user can tell Semantha via a simple interface that a particular phrase is ‘Bad’. In addition, the user can apply a ‘Good’ phrase – so anytime Semantha finds an item of text similar to the ‘Bad’ phrase, it will suggest or use the ‘Good’ alternative.

                    By applying your alternative phrases to a document, the Semantha platform will learn the user’s viewpoint and apply these learnings to any records available to the platform.

                    Semantic analysis automation in document management

                    Working with automation tools such as UiPath, users can integrate the Semantha platform to their document libraries such as SharePoint and any gateways where documents are arriving at the organisation (such as email). Semantha can automatically scan incoming documents looking for semantic meanings that it knows to highlight – triggering an alert and actions that the user can easily manage.

                    Users can decide on the level of integration they want within their document management workflows – and they can maintain human intervention where specialists need to evaluate semantic changes in contracts. As they become more confident in the accuracy of the Semantha platform, they can rely increasingly on automation and AI to deliver accurate results far more quickly.

                    Getting Semantha on board

                    For anyone dealing with many legal documents such as contract renewals, having a system like Semantha onboard could save the organisation many hundreds of hours in analysis. Although Semantha is easy to install and test within your environment, a demonstration is recommended to appreciate the platform’s advantages and features.

                    Channel Partnerships, working in partnership with Tech Data is here to help organisations evaluate the technology.

                    Channel Partnerships can set up a meaningful and tailored demonstration that will show the Semantha platform working to provide you a real-world evaluation.

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