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Why is Graph Technology a Critical Enabler For Future Innovation?

Graph Technologies – Why is Graph Technology a Critical Enabler For Future Innovation?   ATMECS – Content Team Graph Technologies are one of the trending technologies nowadays to help analyze vast amounts of information. To understand why this is so, it may be useful to first understand what a graph is? A graph (or more commonly known as a network diagram) is simply a set of objects called nodes with interconnections called edges. And, why would one want/care to study graphs? Because they are everywhere. From a company’s internal email/chat data to complicated stock market trends, from social networks to information networks or even biological networks, graphs are ubiquitous. This is why gaining expertise in graph technology can set your company apart from competition.  What Is Metaverse? Metaverse is not a single technology, solution, or platform. Instead, participating in the metaverse is all about using web 3.0 technologies to create an immersive experience for the audience. For businesses, investing in the metaverse is implementing newer internet technologies such as Extended Reality (XR), Virtual reality (VR), Mixed Reality (MR), Internet of Things (IoT), Augmented Reality (AR), and mirror worlds with digital twins to provide an interactive environment for the end user similar to the real-life interactions. It is a technology concept of mixing the physical and virtual worlds of the customers. The crux of the technology is to improve engagement through immersion. Currently, the video game industry is growing leaps and bounds with VR headsets and unimaginably realistic graphics. The introduction of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) has also increased the popularity of the metaverse, where users can create, buy and sell NFTs. These portable digital assets continue to gain value and momentum, especially in the blockchain world. Users can use cryptocurrency to invest in NFTs. All evolving and established companies nowadays pay high salaries for graph analytics practitioners to help with their businesses and their clients. Graph technologies have different business aspects/challenges considered each time, making them a much sought field of expertise. Discerning relationships and interconnections we thought never existed now can be studied using graph technologies. Covid-19 proved that graph technologies to understand contact tracing were going to be very important to the future of technology. Digital marketers are breaking ground into behavioural analytics by studying the types of websites one visits in a given day through graphs. It is probably safe to surmise graph technology, while still in its nascent stages, can be guaranteed to be one of the top analysing techniques in the upcoming decades. Graph Technologies and all you need to know about them. Graph Technology is one of the most up-and-coming analytical technologies. It is often noticed that traditional graph analytics are not able to comprehend or discern patterns as the complexity and scale of today’s networks grows rapidly. Hence, the emergence of advanced graph technologies. Graphs aid in the visualization of data and maximize the understanding of the network relationships concepts. Since networks are easy to visually comprehend, the empirical observations of relationships or interconnections becomes straight forward. Graph Technology helps organizations with a new and effective way of processing, managing, and storing enormous amounts of data. It is an innovative approach leading to timely insights helping grow businesses. For ex: Think of studying a network of people you get emails from and ones to respond to in a given day. Extrapolating the idea across the organization, can help HR discern who the power centers are or who the next (hidden) leaders are in an organization. Imagine doing a similar study if you work in the travel desk of the organization. Understanding patterns in business travel with graph technology can save an organization millions of dollars every year. For deeper understanding, graph technologies can be divided into three sections. They are – graph theory, graph analytics, and graph databases. Graph Theory Herein the graphs are drawn up and used to connect different paths and links of the objects and their interlinked relationships. Almost everything can be studied through graph patterns and understood instantly. Graph theory is a prominent part of the process as it lays the foundation for the whole procedure to be carried out further. Graph Analytics Issues arising in different subjects can be resolved by observing the general trends of the graphs and predicting the upcoming course of the concerned area. One of the most common uses of such graph technologies can be seen in the stock market. If you are into speculation trading, understanding false positives and for that matter, even false negatives, can make you quite lucrative if you are an expert in graph analytics. Graph Databases Graph databases allow people to store the results produced after the process of graph analytics is completed. Previously held data can be compiled in the same database to be easily accessible afterward. Data collection is one of the most prevalent examples of graph databases. Few leading graph analytics tools and databases include but are not limited to: Amazon Neptune, IBM Graph, Neo4J (this author recommends), Oracle spatial and graph, DGraph, Data Stax, Cambridge Semantics Anzograph etc. Why will developers and analytics practitioners prefer Graph Technologies? Graph technologies have started growing in the past couple of years, but the real question is – Are graph technologies worth the hype? Traditional analytics are based on concepts with long codes and hours of programs whose results are promising and accurate but time-consuming. It has been observed that while a specific amount of data can take up to 1000-4000 lines of code, it can be overcomed easily by completing the task in less than 400 code lines in Graph analytics. Ease of learning, ease of understanding and use, ability to scale, ability to handle complexity are all compelling reasons why graph technologies have now become very attractive. As cloud computing matures, we will see more practitioners wanting to innovate in the graph technology space. Graph technologies have use cases across industry domains as networks exist virtually everywhere. Gaining expertise in graphing technologies will ensure an exciting career

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What is metaverse

Investing In Metaverse – Is This For You?

Investing In Metaverse – Is This For You? ATMECS – Content Team Metaverse – All the technology giants are having exciting conversations about the metaverse. The technology came into the limelight to the expected audience, especially after Mark Zuckerberg and Satya Nadella mentioned the metaverse being the internet’s future. It is a newly coined term that is confusing to understand. Let us explain in detail what the hype about the metaverse is.  What Is Metaverse?  Metaverse is not a single technology, solution, or platform. Instead, participating in the metaverse is all about using web 3.0 technologies to create an immersive experience for the audience. For businesses, investing in the platform is implementing newer internet technologies such as Extended Reality (XR), Virtual reality (VR), Mixed Reality (MR), Internet of Things (IoT), Augmented Reality (AR), and mirror worlds with digital twins to provide an interactive environment for the end user similar to the real-life interactions. It is a technology concept of mixing the physical and virtual worlds of the customers. The crux of the technology is to improve engagement through immersion. Currently, the video game industry is growing leaps and bounds with VR headsets and unimaginably realistic graphics. The introduction of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) has also increased the popularity of the it, where users can create, buy and sell NFTs. These portable digital assets continue to gain value and momentum, especially in the blockchain world. Users can use cryptocurrency to invest in NFTs. What Is The Industry Outlook? Technology giants such as Meta (Facebook rebranded) and Microsoft are already building this technology to promote seamless interactions in the virtual world. Other companies such as Roblox, Nvidia, Unity, and Snap are also working to develop the necessary infrastructure to enable businesses to offer a truly immersed experience for end-users. According to Mckinsey reports, companies worldwide are investing in the metaverse, and more than $120 billion has been invested so far till 2022. About two-thirds of internet users are interested in being a part of the metaverse to explore, collaborate and connect with people. What Are The Right Business Cases? Critical Success Factor More than 95% of world executives believe their business will benefit from the metaverse. According to Gartner, 25% of people will spend at least one hour daily in the metaverse by 2026. The metaverse is expected to be an extended reality platform where avatars of consumers can live, shop, and even work. Facebook’s demo of Meta introduced the concept of an avatar participating in a social event in the metaverse with a friend’s avatar and interacting in the this universe. Leading brands like Gucci are already selling jewellery on it to decorate the avatars. Currently, businesses are expected to benefit from metaverse in the following ways: Immersive entertainment where avatars can participate in worldwide events happening in the metaverse Collaborative business processes with ubiquitous data Training and education supporting real-time interactions with live data streaming Improved customer experience by making the customer experience the products and services before purchasing Virtual meetings where avatars of the people will meet and interact in the metaverse mimicking real-life situations Improve brand marketing by increasing engagement with the customers in the metaverse Tips On Realizing ROI On Metaverse Projects The metaverse technology is expected to achieve full maturity by 2040 as the massive hardware, software, and infrastructure requirement. While VR is heavily used in gaming, businesses can generate profit from XR, AR, and MR. However, implementing this technology should happen slowly with care. Following are some of the tips to improve business ROI in the platform:  Evaluate your  strategy by identifying motivators and values that your audience will gain from engaging with your brand in it. Plan its implementation in a step-by-step manner, starting with small-scale testing to check the effectiveness of the campaigns. Educate your customers about NFTs and decentralized properties on it such as Sandbox, and Decentraland while directing them in the metaverse because it is now understood only by the niche audience. Create dynamic and engaging content that brings value to your customers when they spend time with your brand in it by incorporating clever gamification. Nurture your audience in the metaverse and build upon the values they get because continuous engagement in this platform is crucial to realising ROI. Develop clear metrics to measure the performance of your campaigns in the metaverse and keep improving the strategy. Experts predict that by 2030, this investment could grow to $5 trillion. Metaverse is being implemented in the public service system by the government of Seoul. It is also extensively used in the healthcare industry for robotic-assisted surgeries and remote diagnoses. We think this environment on web 3.0 will be inclusive allowing collaboration irrespective of physical barriers. This virtual universe brings new and exciting opportunities for every type of business when the infrastructure is fully mature.   References The Metaverse in 2040 – Link Meet the metaverse: Creating real value in a virtual world – Link What Is the Metaverse, Exactly? – Link

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Smart Spaces - The Phygital World

Smart Spaces – The Phygital World

Smart Spaces – The Phygital World ATMECS – Content Team What is a Smart space A smart space is a physical or virtual environment; it provides an increasingly open, linked, integrated, and cognitive ecosystem where humans and technology-enabled systems interact in a smart area. “Smart cities”, “digital workplaces,” “smart settings,” and “ambient intelligence” are some of the several terms for smart spaces. Automated tools, invoicing, and preventive maintenance for premise infrastructure, are a few common applications. Smart spaces alter how individuals engage with one another and impact diverse locations’ decision support systems (e.g., buildings, industries, and venues). COVID-19 accelerated the commercial acceptance of it as de facto rules for employee safety and social isolation emerged. We will see more chances to deliver more connected, coordinated, and intelligent solutions throughout target settings as enterprises embrace the capacity of s to integrate legacy systems with new technologies like IoT, AI etc. This technology targets a considerable mass, as they have a comprehensive, cross-industry appeal and may be used wherever monitoring and controlling individuals or managing mobile traffic is necessary. Benefits provided by smart spaces for businesses: Environmental advantages and financial savings: By adjusting heating, cooling, and lighting in real-time in response to weather changes and building occupancy, smart spaces lower energy expenditures. Smart spaces decrease greenhouse emissions, save money, and can be controlled or monitored remotely. Risk reduction: Smart spaces’ surveillance and wireless connectivity characteristics enable managers to identify issues early and frequently assist in preventing them from occurring. Smart spaces may lower the cost of maintenance and annoyance to residents/occupants by predicting or discovering early signals of issues in the physical facilities and infrastructure. A safer, more intelligent environment for work and play: Security and surveillance systems in smart spaces make it safer for people living and working there, enhancing visitors’ experience. Through sensor warnings for the presence of (for example) housework or workout equipment, smart rooms can provide convenience. Rapid screening and testing during the pandemic for fans returning to stadiums is an example application. Face recognition, RFIDs and Biometrics technologies have contributed to larger acceptance and viable use cases. Advantages of smart space to individuals: Every quantifiable aspect of efficiency is improved in every area by smart space technology. Smart technology often focuses on lowering the overall operational expenses of buildings by avoiding resource and utility waste. Meters for electricity or water may readily be equipped with sensors, making them prime candidates for smart monitoring.   In places with risks of danger or accidents, smart spaces promote safety and risk reduction. Smart technology, such as intelligent robots in industrial applications, can replace human employees doing dangerous activities. Productivity has grown by replacing humans with these robots in tedious and repetitive jobs like shifting inventory palettes.   Smart environments improve user experience since previous smart technology applications have eliminated many “clerical” duties we perform daily, such as checking lights. Adopting this technology is now driven by the need to enhance occupants’ experience.   Physical buildings are becoming more collaborative, informative, and effective thanks to smart office technology connecting remote employees, smart conference rooms, scheduling systems, and sensors covering every facility component. Some manufacturers advertise a sizable central wall display that serves as a focal point for company activities and shows real-time information. For example, a hospital may use this display to highlight which physicians are present, which surgeries are planned, or which rooms are occupied. Which technologies are applied to produce Smart space? A widely used framework categorizes smart spaces into three distinct environments that interact as one: a digital computing environment, the physical setting, and the human environment layer. Digital Computing Environment: This layer gives smart devices access to private network services or the internet, which enables them to connect to other components of the decentralized systems that run this environment. Technologies here may include but not limited to: AI, Computer vision, Speech Recognition, Block Chain, Distributed systems, 5G Wireless Connectivity. Physical Environment: The most diverse layer of smart spaces is the physical environment layer, which contains motion & proximity sensors, climate sensors (concerned with temperature, humidity, and pressure), accelerometers, magnetometers & gyroscopic sensors, gas & level sensors, RFID tagging, microprocessors etc.   Human-environment layer: this includes devices that individuals carry with them, such as cellphones, smart wearable devices, and intrinsic smart devices like pacemakers. Different kinds of smart spaces include: Smart houses: Homes connect several household appliances and home systems, enhancing our living spaces’ efficiency and comfort. Smart buildings/venues: Smart buildings incorporate many characteristics of smart houses, including monitoring lighting, heating, cooling, security, access, parking areas, hydro and electricity meters, fire alarm systems, boilers, seating, roofing, and elevators etc. Smart industries: The networked smart factory has evolved into a smart space, a digital supply network where several factories and suppliers are interlinked. Smaller units may make choices based on system-wide data. Smart cities: For governance, smart cities are metropolitan regions supplied with smart space technology. Smart Stadiums: From crowd management to personalized concierge services, from 5G connectivity to instant replay notifications, smart stadiums like SoFi stadium in Los Angeles, CA are redefining the sports and entertainment experience. In Conclusion At ATMECS, we believe smart spaces offer tremendous opportunities for technological innovation and practical applications. As Bill Gates once said “The advance of technology is based on making it fit in so that you don’t really even notice it, so it’s part of everyday life.” Smart spaces are one such aspect of tech advancement where it infuses seamlessly with everyday life.

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Employee Well-being

Employee Health and Wellbeing at the Workplace

Employee Health and Wellbeing at the Workplace ATMECS – Content Team Introduction A company’s success is strongly correlated with the contribution of its employees and their wellbeing. It is critical to prioritise employee well-being and establish a positive work culture to achieve and safeguard success. In this article, we will walk through the significance of maintaining optimal well-being levels for employees. One may also learn how to improve employees’ well-being for the best results in the immediate as well as long run. What Is Employee Well-being? When it comes to promoting satisfaction and delight among employees, employers tend to focus on the physical health benefits. Employee well-being was generally perceived as the mere absence of illness among employees. However, there is a broader perspective to it. Employee well-being refers to the physical and mental state of their because of the workplace environment. In other words, the term “employee well-being” has evolved beyond the traditional perspective of providing medical care to them. Employers are now aware of several factors that influence their happiness and are working to make their workers happier and healthier. Importance Of Employee Well-being With the outbreak of the pandemic, employers worldwide have come to realise how much their happiness affects company performance and how much empathy matters to the workforce. Reduced Absenteeism and Healthcare Costs The sedentary lifestyle of employees stemming from work from home scenarios has raised the risk of diabetes, high blood pressure, and other ailments. Companies, especially in the IT services industry, are taking proactive measures to guard against these challenges and address their stress and burnout. Employees who claim they are frequently or always burned out at work are also 63 per cent more likely to take sick days. The negative correlation between their happiness and absenteeism is a significant cost to employers and their reputation in the market. Recognising this, companies have been proactively organising wellness initiatives that make them feel engaged and part of a larger community and providing them emotional and mental security. Increased Employee Engagement When wellness initiatives are implemented in an effective manner, employees feel more connected, and consequently, their health improves, and their happiness rises. Companies also use employee rewards and recognition programs to boost their engagement. Sometimes, HR will need to be careful to neutralise any perceived bias. Consistent, transparent communication about the process of selection or feedback mechanisms need to be in place so that such engagements can be effective in the long term. Improved Employee Productivity It is observed that smokers are twice as likely to miss work, while obese workers miss three to six sick days per year more than those of normal weight. Employees who manage their health and nutrition tend to manage stress effectively, on the other hand, are less susceptible to burnout. Such employees are more focused on their work, and their productivity increases when they make conscious efforts towards their health and well-being. Improved Employee Morale The entire corporate world witnessed how critical it is to maintain their morale throughout the pandemic. Their morale can be improved by implementing well-being activities such as mental health workshops or a fitness competition across departments or teams. This fosters a healthy atmosphere while adding a bit of fun and competition into the equation. Challenges in Implementing Wellness Initiatives in the Workplace Following are the typical challenges faced by the companies in executing the well-being initiatives for their team. Setting And Measuring Goals Setting and monitoring goals are one of the most difficult aspects of workplace wellness initiatives. It can be difficult to get a clear picture of your present employees’ well-being. It may be quite a challenge to set KPIs at the organizational level. Not only are such KPIs subjective, but also inaccurate at times. Some of them may be hesitant to react or report honestly for fear of their concerns coming back to bite them. As a result, even anonymous surveys may not provide a whole picture. Creating the right atmosphere where such insecurities are addressed by highlighting the importance of wellness initiatives and their benefits, may be key in overcoming these challenges. Execution Another concern is the execution. Some businesses may be unable to deliver the programs that they promised. If they do act, the resources, and policies they support may not be widely implemented. Seeking feedback and acting on recorded feedback may help better execution. Ways to Improve Employee Well-being While employees have a responsibility to the growth and success of any company, employers have also risen to the call taking active responsibility for their employees overall wellbeing. Here’s some examples: Health Screening Flexible Work Options (Hybrid Working Model) Psychological Counselling Services Encourage Volunteer Opportunities In Conclusion When business leaders invest in developing effective well-being initiatives, most issues that impede employee happiness and performance vanish. Understanding and respecting employees’ boundaries, working habits, requirements and motivations will enable employers to present them with the finest yet personalised opportunities for growth. Communication is a key enabler to establishing this type of a positive work culture. Collaboration and team productivity improvements are automatic when employees feel secure in their work environment. It is also necessary for an employer to reward and recognise employees for their achievements, as such milestones are critical to a company’s success. However, relying primarily on outcomes can be tricky. It is easy to overlook the ideals of respect, personal development, individual effort, and well-being in a target-driven and competitive setting. In addition to recognising staff for their accomplishments the way the organization sees them, requesting the customer and their personnel to commend employees for their effort, patience, and perseverance adds significant value towards employee happiness and satisfaction. Demonstrating people development is a top priority for successful organizations. When employees see that they are first appreciated as people and then as performers, remarkable things happen for their organizations.

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Engineering change to accelerate digital transformation

Engineering Change – Accelerating Digital Transformation ATMECS – Content Team Industry 4.0 offers several possibilities to today’s modern society. It promises valuable data, lower waste, and higher visibility into the comprehensive value stream for change leaders. New tools and sources of information are available to make processes efficient and profitable. Research and Markets estimate that the digital transformation market will increase by 23% to $3.3 trillion by 2025 (CAGR). However, implementing a digital transformation needs consensus across all levels. Though change leaders are open to new technology engineering, they may have to face a lot of resistance, albeit justified, along the way. For change leaders, efficiently implementing a digital transformation requires exhibiting value and building harmony throughout the hierarchy. The process from identifying a technological need for solving a business problem to efficient deployment is long. Change leaders convert it into a reality when they state their position effectively. Future Themes for Digital Transformation Based on industry data, Gartner research and our experience enabling deep tech solutions and services for our clients, here are some common themes of the best digital transformations that will shape the future. Process Automation and Virtualization A big part of the workforce, across all industry verticals, is seeing a rise in the use of technology to enable process efficiency and promote automation. With better process automation and virtualization, companies are gearing up for the next wave of transformation in their enterprise. AI-based, self-learning robots using assisted technologies like IoT etc., present development opportunities for humans to communicate better by adding granular information. With enhanced simulations and 4D printing, development processes have sped up while improving safety and operational practices. The proliferation of emerging technologies has helped companies navigate tricky labour-related issues and redefine their work methods. Total Experience – Breaking through silo thinking Understanding the voice of the customer is a critical success factor for any business. However, the role of “customer” has expanded to include every individual a company or a brand interacts with. Total experience refers to a blend of customer experience, employee experience, and user experience to state all possibilities and experiences for both customers and employees. With customers and employees going digital, “listening” to the total experience is the next big thing to enhance and improve the sustainability of transformational initiatives. Data Fabric to Enhance Decision Intelligence Companies notice a rising requirement for deeper insights and analytics through data generated by three sources – people, machines, and organizations. Decision Intelligence and Data Fabric are two significant trends that enhance data use effectiveness while easing human-driven data handling jobs. Data fabric integrates data across platforms and users and develops a central source that allows data accessibility anywhere needed. Decision Intelligence, on the other hand, enhances organizational decision-making by implementing Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics to develop an intelligent platform that automates and enhances AI-based decision-making. Software 2.0 With improved hardware, businesses require programs using AI structures and automation to unravel better use cases such as machine-supported simulations and autonomous vehicles to do more without needing manual interference. Software 2.0 replaces programmers with neural networks that use ML to develop software and will remain on trend as its popularity is consistently rising. No-code or low-code setups are already seeing citizen developers take on roles that sophisticated developers once held. Modularized, repurpose-able product features’ engineering will enable companies to achieve greater speed to market. Distributed Enterprise Post pandemic, most organizations have adopted a hybrid approach, making them pivot business models to meet consumer and behavioural changes through remote working. Distributed enterprises allow a distant framework to virtualize consumer touchpoints and enhance relevant technologies. A recent Gartner study states that 75% of companies that use distributed enterprises will grow better than their contemporaries by 2023. Verticals Using Cloud-Native Platforms With the rise in digitalization, companies are moving their legacy applications and work to the Cloud through ‘lift and shift’ approaches. However, that approach does not work for all and typically hits roadblocks on scaling or elasticity. Businesses are adopting cloud-native platforms instead to automate their workloads and tasks and concentrate on competitive differentiation. Technology engineering is becoming increasingly important to help companies grow, develop and reshape the world. “Every company is a technology company” – is the new paradigm for business leaders. Often, however, leaders are left wondering about the gap between innovation and adoption. This is where change leadership comes in. Change leaders with a ‘Product/Service Management’ mindset tend to envision a strategic roadmap grounded in customer centricity and undertake implementations with a ‘no-compromise’ process orientation. These change leaders are champions of industry. Here are some considerations when you, as a change leader, want to implement your next large-scale digital transformation project. Change Leader Caveats Getting Buy-In from Key Stakeholders Digital transformations don’t yield sustainable results when businesses are not aligned on processes and outcomes. Indeed, most CIOs acknowledge improper focus, inefficient executive sponsorship, and resistance to change as major hindrances to successful transformation initiatives. Change leaders articulate the vision for digital transformation in a business structure and the glue for success in transformational initiatives. From acknowledging the employee’s efforts to tracking results, they work between business processes and outcomes. A critical responsibility of change leaders is to achieve stakeholder consensus across different levels of the organization. Change leaders must understand every role in the process chain above and below the surface level. Employees will always be anxious about new technologies causing disruption and making existing processes complex. It is the job of a change leader to build trust and awareness, reduce employee workload, gain consensus, enhance efficiency and effectiveness of daily work. They draft the vision for a digital transformation and support throughout the implementation such that it gets more efficient in the long run. Sponsoring Tools and Technologies that Enable Doing More with Less Digital transformations fall short of expectations when done in a piecemeal approach. Improper or ill-timed process modifications exacerbate the problem of data silos and lead to integration issues downstream. To derive best results, change leaders should promote

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Platform Engineering & Service Delivery for an Animation Studio Giant

Platform Engineering & Service Delivery for an Animation Studio Giant ATMECS – Content Team Challenges: Supporting agnostic services over OpenShift PaaS architecture Automate “Build and Release” process for services, with hundreds of deployments per day Design and build reliable systems and automation process Solution Approach: Build, support, and upgrade automation of RedHat OpenShift being used by multiple development teams for CI Continuous Delivery automation using JBPM, Jira, Jenkins, Bash and Python Continuous improvements in CI/CD workflows for Dev, QA and Prod ATMECS Contribution: Responsible for 40% of the total issue/task resolution in US/India team Responsible for reducing the build/deployment time for different services by 90% More than 90% of services’ continuous integration has been automated 60% of Virtual Machine Provisioning, upgrades and custom configuration are automated by ATMECS, and in the process wrote Puppet modules which weren’t available even in the public repository of Puppet Platform Engineering & Service Delivery for an Animation Studio Giant

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PWA for modern mass transportation firm

Progressive Web App – Hyperloop ATMECS – Content Team Built a progressive web app with interactive route map for a modern mass transportation firm. The client is one of the two major corporations working to set up Hyperloop transport services across different destinations. Currently, the company is working on building the technology related to Hyperloop tracks, Capsule movement, speed control, terminal etc. They have signed up with various governments across world to roll out Hyperloop transportation services across destinations within the respective countries. Challenges: Ability to switch between multiple languages according to user’s preference. Generate maps in the respective language. Unstable backend route generator. Building an app that is compatible with various TV resolutions. Solution Approach: As using Google Maps in China is a big challenge as the country banned all Google’s services, we had to find an alternate and accessible map vendor. Discussions have been coordinated between the client & vendor. After coming up with permutations & combinations of routes among these cities that don’t cross 1500kms, the script has been written to generate route coordinates for the identified routes. This database has been used to plot the routes on map. Progressive Web Application

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Distributed Rendering for Gaming Laptops

Distributed Rendering for Gaming Laptops ATMECS – Content Team Provided Distributed Rendering for one of the leading IT infrastructure manufacturing & distribution companies which manufactures laptops, servers, and printers etc. Challenges: Relatively new technology – Ethereum blockchain Most of the libraries around Ethereum blockchain have been constantly being updated and we had to keep up with the changes. Even though Distributed Rendering is not a new technology, there are very few instances of using it against blockchain. Solution Approach: An Ethereum Blockchain instance has been created on the Azure Cloud using existing templates provided by Azure. A distributed rendering algorithm using blender has been created in Python. Blender is one of the leading tool designers used to create/design animation and virtual reality scenes, characters and images. It has an inbuilt feature to render on-remote machines. This feature had been used to build a python module that accepts and renders a raw image on multiple machines. This python module has been made available on a RESTful API call. Distributed Rendering for Gaming Laptops

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CloudOps Automation Project

Cloudops Automation Project ATMECS – Content Team The client is the world’s leading independent, end-to-end IT services company, serving nearly 6,000 private and public sector clients from a diverse array of industries across 70 countries. The company’s technology independence, global talent and extensive partner network help clients harness the power of innovation to thrive on change and guide their digital transformation journeys. Challenges: Development of single pane of glass platform to monitor, automate, orchestrate multiple public and private cloud offerings.  To implement single design to support all cross offerings in the public and private cloud family. Cost optimization by transiting operation from DevOps to DevSecOps. Solution Approach: The client platform is a digital-generation delivery platform that underpins: Intelligence, which provides the client digital platform ecosystem with the ability to ingest and process a wide spectrum of data types  Orchestration, which focuses on the ability of the platform to organize, execute, and track the processes and workflows  Automation, which encompasses the technologies that enable the mechanization of tasks within the delivery environment services to managed service offerings for public and private cloud. ATMECS Contribution: CloudOps Dashboard Development Operational Automation for AWS and Azure  Azure Powershell automation  AWS Boto automation script  Vault Implementation for Securing customer credentials Setting up CI/CD process Cloudops Automation Project

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Sports’ Tryst With NFTs

Sports’ Tryst With NFTs ATMECS – Content Team The sports industry is growing rapidly. It is not just about competition in physical sport anymore but also in the digital space. The accelerated growth of partnership between sports and digital technologies over the last few years has spawned changes to the market landscape and sports tech ecosystem that were once thought unfathomable. With the proliferation of e-gaming, betting, and the rise of online broadcasting/streaming (OTT), two major trends are currently emerging in the sports industry: Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) or Sports NFTS, which according to Gartner Hype Cycle 2021 is at the Peak of Inflated Expectations, and Blockchain in Sports. A 2022 Sports Industry Outlook Report from Deloitte is optimistic about how blockchain technology will change the way fans interact with their favourite sports and hopes that new types of “collectibles” will lead to new markets for the industry. In this blog, we would like to take you on a journey of how blockchain is redefining the sports industry especially with respect to Fan Engagement and what it means for the future. A Quick Overview Of NFTs Blockchain technology is now widely popular in the sports industry. Most of the time, it is associated with the Initial Coin Offering (ICO), which is a way to encourage transparency and trust in fundraising. But what are NFTs or non-fungible tokens? The basic idea behind an NFT is that a token is used to represent ownership of unique items. The token, in other words, is a non-interchangeable unit of data stored on a blockchain, think of this as a digital ledger which retains history of ownership and value, that can be sold and traded. The NFT data units may be associated with digital files of art, photos, games, videos, and audio. While the Quantum NFT created by digital artist Kevin McCoy in 2014 is credited as the first NFT to be minted as a “monetized graphic”, the CryptoKitties, a blockchain based virtual game, NFTs created the first use case for wider adoption. It allowed people to trade and breed digital cats stored on smart contracts in the Ethereum blockchain. Much of Cryptokitties success is attributed with their ability to conform to the ERC-721 standard, explicitly developed for non-fungible tokens from the start. It allows users to store unique and identifiable data about any item that can be traded or sold in digital space, so ownership and movements are tracked through one smart contract. The Rise Of Fan Tokens The recent rise of fan tokens in the sports industry has also become a new trend as more teams and clubs adopt blockchain technology as a mainstream method for payment or transactions with fans. For example, a few European Soccer Clubs use fan tokens to reward their fans using blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies. Unlike the Non Fungible Token, Fan Tokens are fungible or interchangeable. Owners of Fan tokens can exchange them for services provided by a sports team or club. Fan tokens are digital assets that can interact with club ecosystems, including voting on fan polls and earning rewards. You can also use them off-platform to buy merchandise, match tickets, and other club-related content. Fan tokens are at times referred to as sports cryptocurrencies or utility tokens. Fan tokenization gives sports teams a way to monetize their vast global fan bases while creating a more direct relationship with fans than they’ve ever had before. Current Marketplaces Of NFT In the Sports Industry Now that you’re familiar with the NFT landscape, it’s time to dive right into its heart: marketplaces. These marketplaces are where the majority of NFT transactions happen. They’re one of the most critical puzzle pieces because they’re where all the action happens. When considering buying your first NFT, you should research each marketplace to determine which one is best. Here’s a list of a few top NFT marketplaces: OpenSea.io It features CryptoPunks, Decentraland items, Cryptovoxels assets, Axie Infinity items, etc. OpenSea offers a variety of non-fungible tokens—from art to censorship-resistant domains to virtual worlds to collectibles. It supports ERC721 and ERC1155 assets. Rarible.com This community-owned NFT marketplace rewards users who sell or buy unique digital assets on the market by distributing 75,000 RARI every week to active users. Foundation Foundation is a platform built to help digital artists and crypto-collectors connect and share ideas. It is a place where you can buy and sell artwork from top artists. SuperRare SuperRare is an online marketplace for people to buy and sell authentically created digital artworks, the ownership of which is recorded on the blockchain. It focuses on digital art pieces made by artists they personally select. AsyncArt Asynchronous Art is a way to purchase digital art that evolves. Buyers get to choose how the art is transformed through an app that updates the piece. KnownOrigin A curated gallery of exclusive Digital Artworks ranging from limited collectible editions to open prints and artist editions on blockchain technology using Ethereum smart contracts and ERC721 tokens. Currently, it features work from over 100 artists, including Joe Hargreaves, Quibe, and Ben Giles. Nifty Gateway Nifty Gateway is an NFT marketplace that sells artworks from digital artists, brands, and celebrities. It is a sister company of Gemini (a licensed Cryptocurrency exchange and custodian). NBA Top Shot The National Basketball Association (NBA) in collaboration with Dapper Labs created NBA Top Shot, a blockchain-based platform that allows fans to buy, sell and trade numbered versions of specific, officially-licensed video highlights. The platform allows users to transact with cryptocurrency and conventional credit based payments. Dapper Labs has also forged a partnership with the National Football Association (NFL) to launch a similar platform for NFL content called NFL ALL DAY. Advantage Of Sport NFT Marketplaces Unlike traditional sports memorabilia, digital collectibles are not subject to physical wear and tear. You can store and exchange safely in crypto wallets. The digital nature of NFTs also makes them easier and cheaper to trade. NFTs are unique digital collectibles. They are authenticated on a blockchain, making them

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