Artificial intelligence was the focus this week at Amazon Web Services Inc.’s AWS Summit New York, which makes sense given the massive interest in the topic since ChatGPT was launched.

For example, AWS announced several updates to its managed foundational model service, Amazon Bedrock. This was just one of many announcements that make it easier for customers to deploy generative AI to solve complex problems.

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Final thoughts from AWS Summit NYC: It was all about generative AI

Earlier this month I attended the Major League Baseball All-Star Game in Seattle, home of the Mariners. As part of my activities there, I moderated a sports CIO summit hosted by Extreme Networks Inc., MLB’s official Wi-Fi solution provider, at Lumen Field, home of the Seattle Seahawks.

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Top sports CIOs provide lessons for IT operations in all industries

This week, cloud communications platform provider 8×8 announced what it has dubbed the 8×8 Technology Partner Ecosystem.

This ecosystem has been developing for some time. When 8×8 CEO Sam Wilson had the “interim” removed from his CEO title in May, one of the key goals was that the company would continue to build its partner ecosystem.

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8×8 Launches New Technology Partner Ecosystem

Most of today’s organizations are going through a digital transformation process, where they’re updating their technology, integrating IT systems, and taking advantage of edge computing. At the same time, organizations are dealing with limited resources, the challenges of old technology, and the need to keep their infrastructure stable and manageable.

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F5 Report: Hybrid IT Is Here To Stay

5G cellular technology has come into the spotlight in recent years, revolutionizing how businesses operate and creating new opportunities for innovation, and Amazon Web Services Inc. has stepped up to the challenge.

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DDR.Live taps AWS Private 5G to catch Lightning in a Bottle