Data online – Condenetint Sat, 19 Nov 2022 19:32:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Data online – Condenetint 32 32 NASS will collect agricultural production data | New Sat, 19 Nov 2022 16:06:28 +0000

HARRISBURG, Pa. – As the 2022 growing season officially draws to a close, the National Agricultural Statistics Service will contact growers across the country to collect final year-end crop production numbers and the amount of grain and of oilseeds that they store on their farms.

At the same time, NASS will survey grain facility operators to determine year-end grain and oilseed stocks.

NASS will analyze the survey information and release the data in a series of USDA reports, including the Annual Crop Production Summary and Quarterly Grain Stocks Reports, both due for release Jan. 11. .

“Survey responses will be combined with county crop production survey data and used to calculate county yields,” Whetstone said. “Farmers who receive this survey are not included in the county’s agricultural production survey; this is therefore their only opportunity to be included in county-level yield calculations.

If a survey recipient does not respond by November 28, NASS may contact them to schedule an interview to collect the information. As with all NASS surveys, information provided by respondents is kept confidential, as required by federal law. The information is used for statistical purposes only and will not be disclosed in identifiable form.

All NASS reports are available online at For more information, call the NASS Northeastern Regional Field Office at (800) 498-1518.

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IT News Online – Tech Stalwarts Set to Promote Data-Driven Kingdom in Saudi Arabia at World Cloud & Data Center Show Wed, 16 Nov 2022 18:47:13 +0000 ACN Newswire

Officially supported by the Saudi Cloud Computing Association, Trescon’s World Cloud & Data Center Show hosts global leaders in the cloud and data center industries. An event to commemorate cloud bigwigs, the World Cloud & Data Center Show will be held November 28-29 at the InterContinental Riyadh in Saudi Arabia.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Nov. 16, 2022 – (ACN Newswire) – The Saudi market is expected to grow due to growing demand for faster and easier implementation of cloud services. The 20e edition of the World Cloud Show will highlight what the Kingdom has in store for investors, IT professionals and technology enthusiasts to support this development.

The event is intended to highlight fundamental data strategies and the digital blueprint that will propel the coming era of cloud adoption in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The initiative will bring together outstanding industry-leading speakers and a host of C-level technology decision-makers, as well as CMOs, CDOs, CXOs and industry practitioners.

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is moving rapidly towards a data-driven economy, and I really look forward to exchanging ideas with all my industry peers,” said Saqib Mahmud, Executive Director – Digital Transformation and Innovation, National Water Company, KSA.

“This year, the show will highlight the development of cloud and data center governments as it is a key enabler to build a vibrant digital kingdom. Moreover, it is a mega contribution to the digital economy which will be the major generator of financial funds for governments worldwide by 2040. The mega contribution to economy of scale data center is the use of large scale data center which will also impact significant impact on the global digital economy”, Essam Said Al Ghamdi, The Royal Riyadh City Commission was found citing.

Professor Muhammad Khurram Khan, The Global Foundation for Cybersecurity Studies and Research said: “Trescon’s upcoming event in Riyadh is key to highlighting and discussing master data strategies and digital transformation initiatives that will drive the next phase of cloud adoption.”

Special segment of the World Cloud & Data Center Show; women in technology

World Cloud & Data Center Show will bring together female tech ambassadors who unite a thousand other women and become role models for global diversity in tech, spearheading change in the Kingdom. The event will also showcase a roster of influential women in tech who will drive forward HRH Prince Mohammed Bin Salman’s ambitious vision and Saudi Vision 2030.

This segment will recognize and honor tech-savvy women who have carved out a place for themselves in their respective fields; AI, cybersecurity, cloud computing, quantum computing and other emerging technologies. An exclusive appointment to celebrate progress and achievements, share knowledge, experiences on building the digital future of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The World Cloud & Data Center Show will recognize and commend technologists, scientists, researchers, innovators and women in leading positions in technology.

Estimated selection of women leaders in technology:

  • Alia Bhanshal – Director of the National Center for Data Analysis and Artificial Intelligence (KACST)
  • Amjad Alamri – Senior Specialist, Autonomous Construction Equipment and Robotics, Design and Build (NEOM)
  • Maha EM Alqahtani – Director of Microdata, General Authority for Statistics (GASTAT)
  • Basma Albuhairan- Managing Director, The Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Saudi Arabia (C4IR KSA)
  • Maryam Telmesani – Chairman of the CSO Board, Sustainability Consultant, UNGC Local Network Saudi Arabia, MBL, Moc
  • Mariam Nouh VP Future Economies Sector, Cyber ​​Security Researcher & Consultant (KACST)
  • Danah Alsobayel – Director of Cloud Computing Partnership, CITC
  • Duaa Abood – Digital Environment Director, MoMRAH
  • Amal Bin Eissa – Artificial Intelligence Engineer, Senior Data Scientist Member of the Advisory Committee of the Faculty of Computer Science and Information Sciences, Princess Noura University
  • Emon Shaker – Founder and CEO of Blossom Accelerator, Venture Partner at Oryx Fund
  • Fatimah Aljulaïh – Cybersecurity Manager, Oxagon
  • Mishaal Ashemimry – Aerospace engineer and founder of MISHAAL Aerospace
  • Tanzila Saba – Associate Chairman, Department of Information Systems, Research Professor, Head of AIDA Laboratory, Prince Sultan University/CCIS College

While discussing the importance of cloud computing in today’s digital age, Maryam Telmesani, UNGC Local Network Saudi Arabia, MBL, MoC says, “As technology evolves, companies are exploring innovative opportunities to leverage cloud computing to advance their digital transformation journey. With an expected compound annual growth rate of 4.8%, the cloud application software market will reach US$168.6 billion by 2025. However, it is important to embrace a sustainable “Green Cloud” framework to address potential impact areas of cloud services across all three spheres. of sustainability (social, environmental, economic) to shape the future of a sustainable global IT landscape. It’s time to prove that “Green Cloud” is more than a buzzword linking IT to the environment, rather it is a framework with elements defined around energy efficiency, emission reduction emissions, renewable energy use, environmentally friendly data center buildings, greener infrastructure and sustainable policies and standards. »

Sharing his thoughts on the impact of the World Cloud Show, Dr. Basma Al Buhairandeclares the WEF Center for Fourth Industrial Revolution KSA, “A global and powerful cloud event that brings together global experts, investors and cloud entrepreneurs.”

The Saudi edition of Trescon’s global cloud event series will highlight the tremendous technological advancements that KSA will undergo in order to achieve its five-year growth plan. Mohammad Al-Aqil, College of Engineering, King Faisal University talks about this creeping digital revolution and the role of the World Cloud & Data Center Show, he says, “A new era of energy transition and industrial revolution reinforces the search for smarter, cost-effective and multi-disciplinary integrated solutions. The World Cloud Show serves as a catalyst that energizes the tech world to achieve more comprehensive sustainable and green digital transformations everywhere by employing new technologies related to the Cloud.”

The 20e edition of the World Cloud Show will feature renowned speakers such as:

  • Fahad A. Alhamad, Chairman of the Board, Saudi Cloud Computing Association
  • Simon Timmis, Director of City Technology, The Red Sea Development Company
  • Hani Al Thubaiti, CIO, King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST)
  • Fabio FontanaCEO ZeroPoint DC, Tonomous, Chief Growth Officer and Executive Director – Compute, Neom
  • Fahad BedaiwiExecutive Vice President, Head of Facilities Management and Engineering Saudi National Bank
  • Mashari AlmusadDirector of Information, Saudi Olympic and Paralympic Committee
  • Ali AlghamdiData Management Specialist, Saudi Aramco
  • Abdallah BiaryCISO, United Cooperative Insurance
  • Mohammed Nasser AlshahraniStatistician and Data Scientist, Prince Sattam University

Ibrahim Bin AsakerCloud Security Alliance states: “Securing your data/services is a journey that never ends, the World Cloud Show will bring subject matter experts to shed light on cloud adoption in Saudi Arabia.”

“The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is experiencing a cloud revolution, and data centers and the cloud will be critical to the country’s effort to diversify its economy. We hope to provide insight into the next phase of Saudi Arabia’s digital revolution. Saudi Arabia with the World Cloud Show and give technology innovators a platform to advance their cause,” Mithun ShettyCEO, Trescon

The 20e edition of the World Cloud & Data Center Show is supported and sponsored by:

For more information, visit: World Cloud Show, Saudi Arabia

About the Global Cloud and Data Center Expo

World Cloud and Data Center Show is a series of global leadership and business-focused events taking place in strategic locations around the world.

The Saudi edition brings together pre-qualified CIOs, CEOs, CTOs, research managers, industry practitioners, IT decision-makers and cloud computing experts, among others, from cross-industry verticals.

The show includes exciting keynotes, government and enterprise use case presentations, a product showcase, panel discussions and technical talks to discuss the latest challenges and explore the latest applications of cloud-based solutions.

About Trescon

Trescon is a global business events and consultancy company that provides a wide range of business services to a diverse clientele.
With a deep understanding of the realities and requirements of the growing markets in which we operate, we strive to deliver high quality, innovative business platforms to our clients.

For more details on the announcement, please contact:

Nupur Aswani
Manager – Media, Public Relations and Corporate Communications, Trescon
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Data Science Project Manager (Hybrid CPT/JHB) at Datafin Recruitment Sat, 12 Nov 2022 11:47:43 +0000


The expertise of a solution-focused Data Science Project Manager is sought by a leading AgriTech company to ensure the efficient delivery of one or more advanced analytics, reporting and AI/ML projects. Your role will be to develop and communicate project roadmaps for data science projects, including the scope and definition of tasks that meet the project vision; manage and document scope using project management ticketing systems such as Jira, Atlassian. The successful candidate has a strong command of Python, SQL, Metabase, Postgres, G Suite, Git, MS Office and a working knowledge of databases, analytics, AI/ML, engineering, cloud systems, BI development, data wrangling, prototyping, UI/UX Design, and the data science lifecycle, including front-end development tools and technologies.


  • Develop and communicate project roadmaps for Data Science projects.
  • Coordinate and monitor the daily tasks and workflows of the project team.
  • Manage stakeholder requests and expectations; provide updates to project sponsors.
  • Carry and define the tasks that meet the vision of the project; manage and document scope using a project management ticketing system such as Jira, Atlassian.
  • Identify and gather data sets needed for projects.
  • Proactively identify opportunities and provide recommendations to improve operational efficiency and implement scalable solutions.
  • Remove obstacles that hinder team productivity.
  • Ensure that the project team and resulting project results comply with regulatory, ethical and legal requirements.
  • Manage a cycle of deliverables that meet time and resource constraints.
  • Design, manage and evangelize effective agile workflows; often using Kanban, Scrum and Data Driven Scrum.
  • Manage contracts with vendors and suppliers.


  • Have a good command of Python, SQL and visualization tools like Metabase.
  • Working knowledge of databases, analytics, AI/ML, engineering, cloud systems, and data science lifecycle, including front-end development tools and technologies.

Skills –

Tools/Languages ​​– G Suite, Git, MS Office, Postgres, Python, SQL

Although we would love to respond to every application, if you are not contacted for this position within 10 business days, please consider your application unsuccessful.


When applying for a job, make sure you meet the minimum job requirements. OnlySouth African citizens will be considered for this role. If you are not at the stated location of any of the jobs, please note your relocation plans in all job applications and correspondence. Please email a word copy of your CV to [Email Address Removed] and mention the reference numbers of the works. We have a job listing on [URL Removed] Datafin IT Recruitment – Jobs in Cape Town.

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IATA publishes passenger data for September Thu, 10 Nov 2022 06:50:09 +0000

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced passenger data for September 2022, showing that the recovery in air travel continues to be strong.

While African airlines recorded a 90.5% increase in September RPKs compared to a year ago, September 2022 capacity increased by 47.2% and load factor climbed by 16, 7 percentage points to reach 73.6%, the lowest among the regions.

Total traffic in September 2022, measured in Revenue Passenger Kilometers (RPK), increased by 57.0% compared to September 2021, with global traffic now representing 73.8% of September 2019 levels.

September 2022 domestic traffic was up 6.9% from the prior year period, as total September 2022 domestic traffic was 81% of the September 2019 level.

During the period, international traffic climbed 122.2% from September 2021. September 2022 international RPKs reached 69.9% of September 2019 levels. All markets saw strong growth, led through Asia-Pacific.

Reacting to the development, IATA Director General Willie Walsh said: “Even with economic and geopolitical uncertainties, demand for air travel continues to recover. The outlier is still China with its pursuit of a zero COVID-19 strategy that keeps borders largely closed and creates a rollercoaster of demand for its domestic market, with September down 46.4% from last year. ‘last year. This contrasts sharply with the rest of Asia-Pacific which, despite China’s dismal performance, saw a 464.8% increase in international traffic over the prior year period.

“Strong demand is helping the industry cope with exorbitant fuel prices. To sustain this long-term demand, we need to listen to what travelers are telling us. After nearly three years of pandemic travel complexity, IATA’s 2022 Global Passenger Survey

(GPS) shows that travelers are looking for simplicity and convenience.

“This is an important message for airlines, but also for airports and governments. They own many of the facilitation processes that let passengers down at some key airports during this year’s northern summer travel season. According to the GPS, a majority of passengers want to use biometric data rather than passports for border procedures. And 93% of passengers are interested in trusted traveler programs to speed up security screening. Modernizing the facilitation experience will not only help alleviate bottlenecks, but it will also create a better experience for everyone.”

Goldman Sachs to Normalize Crypto Data for Institutional Investors Thu, 03 Nov 2022 20:03:41 +0000

Wall Street giant Goldman Sachs will soon provide institutional clients with an online resource that explains and categorizes cryptocurrencies.

Called Datonomy, the service will help institutional investors who may be foreign to the space understand the hundreds of coins and tokens that now make up a $1.05 trillion industry.

Datonomy is a joint project with global index provider MSCI and crypto data firm Coin Metrics, according to a statement on Thursday.

“The digital asset ecosystem is changing rapidly, alongside investor demand for tools and solutions to navigate this new asset class,” Stephane Mattatia, head of thematic indices at MSCI, said in the statement.

Anne Marie Darling, head of strategy and client distribution for Marquee at Goldman Sachs, added that “the collaboration brings together MSCI’s expertise in critical decision support tools and services, the intelligence of Coin Goldman Sachs digital asset metrics and innovative platforms combined with over 150 years of experience in financial markets to help solve this problem for clients.

Coins and tokens will be priced in a “consistent and standardized manner to help market participants visualize and analyze the digital asset ecosystem,” today’s statement added.

The database will also help give market participants an idea of ​​what is happening in different crypto spaces, such as decentralized finance (DeFi) and smart contract platforms.

Goldman Sachs has moved more aggressively into crypto this year. It was the first big bank to complete an over-the-counter (OTC) cryptocurrency transaction when purchasing a non-deliverable (NDO) Bitcoin OTC option from Galaxy Digital.

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World Economic Outlook, October 2022: Countering the Cost of Living Crisis Mon, 31 Oct 2022 23:05:23 +0000
Global Perspectives and Policies

The slowdown in global economic activity is widespread and sharper than expected, with inflation higher than seen in decades. The economic outlook depends on a successful calibration of monetary and fiscal policies, the course of the war in Ukraine and growth prospects in China. The risks remain unusually high: monetary policy could miscalculate the right position to reduce inflation; divergent political trajectories in the largest economies could exacerbate US dollar appreciation; the tightening of global financing could trigger an over-indebtedness of emerging markets; and a worsening of the crisis in China’s real estate sector could undermine growth. Policymakers should focus on restoring price stability and easing cost of living pressures. Multilateral cooperation remains necessary to accelerate the green energy transition and prevent fragmentation.

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Post-COVID-19 wage dynamics and risks of a price-wage spiral

Inflation has reached its highest level in 40 years in some economies. Although wage growth has generally remained below inflation so far, some observers warn that prices and wages could start to feed into each other, with wage and price inflation accelerating in a spiral. sustained wages and prices. This chapter examines past and recent wage dynamics and sheds light on the outlook. Similar historical episodes have not been followed by wage-price spirals on average. The analysis underlines that more backward-looking expectations require stronger and earlier monetary tightening to reduce the risks of inflation becoming unanchored. The risks of a lasting price-wage spiral seem limited since the underlying inflationary shocks come from outside the labor market and monetary policy is tightening aggressively.

Short-term macroeconomic impact of decarbonization policies

Decades of procrastination have turned what could have been a smooth transition to a more carbon neutral society into what will likely be more difficult. By the end of the decade, the world economy will have to emit 25% less greenhouse gases than in 2022 to have a chance of reaching the objectives set in Paris in 2015 and avoiding climate change. catastrophic. Using a new model developed at the IMF (GMMET), the chapter analyzes the short-term macroeconomic impact of feasible decarbonization policies and potential challenges for monetary policy.

Story Map Launched to Celebrate 20 Years of Historic Preservation – Morris County, NJ Wed, 26 Oct 2022 21:01:03 +0000

Posted on October 26, 2022

Locate, view and access audio/visual presentations of each preserved site

Morris County Celebrates 20e Anniversary of the Morris County Historic Preservation Trust Fund by launching an online interactive story map of all historic sites found in the county, specifically offering background information, photos, videos and geographic data on all sites that have received grants county historic preservation.

“We hope this history map can make the public more aware of the many historical treasures that lie among us, and also recognize the strong support that the commissioners have shown towards historic preservation which contributes to the high quality of life here in Morris County,” said Ray Chang, Historic Preservation Program Coordinator for the Morris County Planning and Preservation Office.

Check out the story map!

The story map was created by the Office of Planning and Preservation to celebrate the 20e Anniversary of the grant program.

The Historic Preservation Trust Fund was established by the Morris County Board of Commissioners after voters overwhelmingly approved a referendum on November 5, 2002, allow use of a portion of the Morris County Open Space & Farmland Preservation Trust Fund for historic preservation

Morris County has now awarded 512 grants worth $45,945,925 to help preserve, protect and restore 122 historic properties since 2003 when grants were first awarded for the protection of historic sites through the Morris County Preservation Trust Fund. Sites are located in 34 towns around Morris County.

King Homestead Museum cropped.jpg “This has been an exceptionally successful and well-received program, with nearly $46 million committed to help preserve, protect and restore 122 historic properties since the first grant was awarded in 2003,” said Commissioner Stephen Shaw, Board Liaison. the Departmental Planning and Conservation Office.

“Almost anywhere you go in Morris County, you can point to a place, building, or monument that represents a specific era in American history, from when Native Americans lived here and when Europeans began to settle, through to the American Revolution, the Industrial Revolution and beyond. Morris County has a wealth of sites and structures that embody American history, and our trust fund has helped preserve that,” a- he added.

The story map is based in part on digital mapping data provided by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s Geographic Information System, as well asLittle-School-Red.jpg as historic property data compiled by the New Jersey Historic Preservation Office. A legend is provided identifying various levels of historical determinations given to different sites.

However, the story map delves deepest into historic sites in Morris County, specifically the 122 sites that have received grants through the Historic Preservation Trust Fund over the past 20 years. Using GIS mapping, visitors can easily navigate to Morris County’s 122 sites and view photos, background information and, where available, videos and audio presentations that provide insight into the significance of the sites.

Videos can be viewed on YouTube with subtitles for better accessibility.

2022 Hist_Seward House11.jpg The Historic Preservation Trust Fund considers grants for the acquisition, stabilization, rehabilitation, restoration, or preservation of historic resources by municipalities, qualified nonprofit organizations, and the county. Many sites have received multiple grants over the years for different stages of preservation, from planning to actual construction.

Applications are reviewed by the volunteer members of the Morris County Historic Preservation Trust Fund Review Committee, and the committee annually recommends to the county commissioners which projects should receive grants and the amount of each grant.

The new story map introduces visitors to the 11-member review board.

Historic resources must be listed or certified as eligible for listing on the New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places in order to be eligible for the program.


Top right: Boonton Ironworks, built in 1830, was largely responsible for the existence of the town of Boonton. The large rolling mill produced iron products which were shipped through the Morris Canal to Elizabeth and Jersey City. A 2021 grant has been approved for the completion of a preservation plan and archaeological assessment involving the remains of the old blast furnaces.

Center left: The King Store Museum, an 1825 general store and post office at Drakesville Historic Park in the Ledgewood section of Roxbury Township. The site has received 17 planning and restoration grants since the Historic Preservation Trust program began.

Center right: The Little Red Schoolhouse in Florham Park has received 10 grants from the fund since its inception.

Bottom left: The Seward House and 1865 farmhouse at Mount Olive were among the sites approved in 2022 for grants and are currently undergoing renovations.

Singapore Information Theft – Data from Alleged 2.6 Million Online Marketplace Carousell Accounts Sold on Dark Web, Hacking Forums Sat, 22 Oct 2022 12:37:00 +0000

SINGAPORE, Oct 22 (The Straits Times/ANN): A database of allegedly stolen user accounts from the Carousell online marketplace is being sold on the Dark Web and hacking forums, verified by The Sunday Times found.

The database, which would contain the information of 2.6 million accounts, is sold for 1,000 Singapore dollars. Carousell said Friday that 1.95 million user accounts were affected.

He informed affected users on Friday evening that their data had been compromised after a bug was introduced during a system migration and used by a third party to gain unauthorized access. The bug has been fixed, its spokesperson said.

It assured users that no credit card and payment information was compromised.

The hackers downloaded the 2GB database on October 12, two days before Carousell confirmed the breach.

The leak contains the victims’ usernames, first and last names, email addresses, mobile phone numbers, country of origin, account creation date, and number of followers.

The hackers said they would only sell five copies of the database, obtained through a vulnerability that granted them partial access control to Carousell’s systems.

A sample data file of 1,000 users has also been uploaded.

As of Saturday, the pirates said two copies had been sold.

ST understands that this database is the one studied by Carousell.

The Personal Data Protection Commission said it was aware of the incident and had “started investigations”. Singapore’s Cyber ​​Security Agency said it contacted Carousell to offer help.

The Carousell spokesperson said it contacted all affected users and advised them to look for any phishing emails or text messages, and not to respond to any communication asking for information such as their passwords.

ST has contacted Carousell for more information.

It comes after Singtel’s Australian subsidiary, Optus, was hit in September by a cyber breach that compromised up to 10 million customer data in one of the country’s biggest data breaches.

Singtel’s other Australian business, consultancy unit Dialog, was also the victim of a data breach, with fewer than 20 customers and 1,000 current and former employees affected, it said in October.

In 2021, the personal data of some 129,000 Singtel customers was extracted by hackers in a breach of a third-party file sharing system. The bank details of 28 former Singtel employees and the credit card details of 45 employees of a corporate client were also stolen.

Some of the stolen information was uploaded to the Dark Web. More than 11GB of data, including payment details and email exchanges, has also been leaked online by hackers.

Online shoppers who buy in-store respond to product substitutions based on item type, Auburn University study finds Thu, 20 Oct 2022 19:21:16 +0000

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A new study from Auburn University’s Harbert College of Business found that consumers who buy online and collect in-store, a process known as BOPIS or click and collect, are more likely to be satisfied with substitutions for out-of-stock products when the item is a staple like ketchup or paper towels rather than a pleasure item like coffee or perfume.

“For products that are considered utilitarian or meet the practical needs of consumers, retailers should use substitutes that have similar specifications, but are not necessarily the same brand,” said Dora Bock, associate professor in the Department of Marketing. “For more hedonic or experiential products, we find that consumers react quite similarly to substitutes that are either the same brand as the original order, or [have the] same specifications.

Bock conducted the study with faculty members from the University of Miami in Ohio, Yao “Henry” Jin, associate professor of management, and Monique Ueltschy Murfield, associate professor and director of the Center for Supply Chain Excellence.

Their article, “Do as you say or I will: Retail signal congruence in online shopping, in-store pickup, and negative word-of-mouth,” was published online September 15. in the Journal of Business Logistics.

The popularity of BOPIS shopping for groceries, clothing, home furnishings, beauty items and other products has accelerated over the past two years, with some consumers opting to limit their outings in public. .

“BOPIS has increased by more than 500% in some industries,” Bock said, citing data from unified commerce leader Kibo, which helps retailers, manufacturers and brands engage their shoppers. “This increase is largely the result of the COVID-19 pandemic and more shoppers willing to try alternative shopping methods for health and safety reasons.”

In addition to shifting shopping preferences, nearly every retailer, including Target, Walmart, Kohl’s, Kroger and Publix, experienced unprecedented supply chain failures that led to product shortages.

Given the convergence of these two phenomena, their research has practical implications for retailers who offer BOPIS as an option to customers, namely that their findings provide new insight into how customers respond to different substitutions and will play a role. role in demand and inventory planning.

“BOPIS out-of-stock situations occur because inventory records aren’t always 100% accurate,” Bock explained. “Retailers that offer a wide assortment of products need to understand customer perceptions of the product category, as this will impact a customer’s effectiveness and satisfaction with a given substitute. Utilitarian product categories are easier to substitute than hedonic product categories.

In the study, Bock and colleagues addressed the lack of research on how customers respond to BOPIS shopping experiences when retailers run out of stock and make product substitutions on orders.

Drawing on the principles of signaling theory, they conducted a series of five scenario-based role-playing experiments. In one experiment, they asked over 250 participants to assume the role of a customer whose BOPIS experience involved product substitutions; they then asked participants to write online reviews of their experience. The researchers then used text analysis software to assess participants’ opinions.

“We have found that the type of substitute provided by the retailer, whether of the same brand or of similar specifications, will result in different customer reactions to the substitute, depending on the customer’s motivation to buy the product,” Bock said. “Whether [retailers] concerned with spreading positive word of mouth or reducing negative word of mouth, it is important [for them] understand the motivation of customers to buy this product [so they can] provide the most satisfactory substitution.

Bock and his colleagues are now expanding their research to look at situations where retailers offer their customers other options of out-of-stock items purchased through the BOPIS method.

“We will look at how customers react to being referred to another nearby store or buying the item for delivery but delayed shipping,” she said.

IT News Online – Supermicro Collaborates with Infineon on Green Computing, Leverages Infineon’s High-Efficiency Power Stages to Reduce Data Center Power Consumption Tue, 18 Oct 2022 06:59:31 +0000 Media outreach
2022-10-18 MUNICH, GERMANY – Media OutReach – October 18, 2022 – The new dimension of digitalization is huge and global data volumes will only grow exponentially in the future with video streaming, virtual conferences , cloud services, cryptocurrencies and many other digital applications. Experts estimate that the data has increased 146 times in just 15 years. According to the United States International Trade Commission[1], 175 zettabytes (≙ 175,000,000,000,000,000 bytes) of data should be reached as early as 2025. Currently, around 8,000 data centers process, store and network these huge volumes of data. In addition to performance and safety, optimizing energy efficiency is essential to their profitability and sustainability.

Supermicro’s green computing platform can significantly improve the efficiency of energy use. Specifically, the Supermicro MicroBlade® family offers the best server density for a variety of processors. The MicroBlade server uses Infineon TDA21490 and TDA21535 OptiMOS™ integrated power stages.

To meet these requirements and enable the decarbonization of data centers, Super Micro Computer (Nasdaq: SMCI), a provider of complete computing solutions for cloud, AI/ML, storage and 5G/Edge, is collaborating with Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) by choosing their high efficiency power stage semiconductor products. “When developing our green computing platforms, we choose key vendors who share our energy efficiency goal to reduce power consumption,” said Manhtien Phan, vice president, Server Technology, Supermicro. “With Supermicro solutions and Infineon technologies, you can reduce system power consumption, which reduces overall data center energy usage, minimizing environmental impact.”

“Data center cooling is responsible for a large portion of energy consumption. Our energy-efficient TDA21490 and TDA21535 power stages are ideal for data centers to reduce heat dissipation,” said Adam White, president of Infineon’s Power & Sensor Systems business. “These semiconductors provide high temperature tolerance and excellent reliability to enable free-air cooling of the server to further improve the efficiency of power usage in the customer’s data center and deliver greater energy efficiency.”

The Power Utilization Efficiency (PUE) measure divides the total power delivered to the data center by the actual power consumed by the IT equipment. An ideal PUE value is 1.0, which means that all of the power required for a data center is in the actual computing devices, not overhead such as cooling or power conversion. According to recent research[2]IT and data center managers reported an average annual PUE ratio of 1.57 in their largest data center, indicating that there is room for improvement in uncontrolled cooling and power costs, as well than reducing CO emissions2 footprint.

Supermicro’s green computing platform can significantly improve PUE. Specifically, the Supermicro MicroBlade® family offers the best server density for a variety of processors, up to 112 1-socket Atom® nodes, 56 1-socket Xeon® nodes, and 28 2-socket Xeon® nodes in 6U. This can be effortlessly deployed at scale and provisioned in volume with its data center-friendly features and designs, including free-air cooling and battery-backup power (BBP®). The MicroBlade can provide up to 86% improvement in power efficiency and 56% improvement in density over standard 1U rackmount servers.

The MicroBlade server uses Infineon TDA21490 and TDA21535 OptiMOS™ integrated power stages. The TDA21490 enables a robust and reliable voltage regulator design for high-performance xPUs, ASICs, and SoCs used in server, memory, AI, and networking applications. The device offers best-in-class efficiency with its OptiMOS power MOSFETs in a thermally efficient package. The low quiescent current driver enables deep sleep mode to further increase efficiency at light loads and provides excellent current monitoring which greatly improves system performance. In addition to robust OptiMOS MOSFET technology, the TDA21490’s comprehensive fault protection function further enhances system robustness and reliability.

The TDA21535 incorporates a low quiescent current synchronous buck-gate driver IC in a co-package with high-side and low-side MOSFETs, and an active diode structure that achieves low values ​​for the diode forward voltage of the body (VSouth Dakota) similar to a Schottky barrier diode with very little reverse recovery load. The internal MOSFET current measurement algorithm with temperature compensation in the TDA21535 provides superior current measurement accuracy compared to the best controller-based inductive DC resistance measurement methods. Operating at a switching frequency of up to 1.5 MHz enables high performance transient response and helps reduce inductance and output capacitance while maintaining peak efficiency.

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Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI), the leading innovator in high-performance, high-efficiency server technology, is a leading provider of Building Block Solutions® advanced servers for data centers, cloud computing, enterprise computing, Hadoop/Big Data, HPC and embedded systems worldwide. Supermicro is committed to protecting the environment through its “We Keep IT Green®” initiative and provides its customers with the most energy efficient and environmentally friendly solutions available on the market. More information is available at

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Infineon makes the IoT work

Microelectronics is the heart of every IoT solution. Infineon’s sensors, actuators, microcontrollers, communication modules and security components underpin every device. The company is a one-stop technology partner for building smart, energy-efficient, and secure IoT applications with development boards, evaluation kits, and design tools to support manufacturers. More information on Infineon’s contribution to the IoT: