Comment: More screwdriver, less magic wand: a plea for realism in the debate on artificial intelligence (Author: Volker Gruhn)
If your weather app tells you to wear a t-shirt when it’s 28 degrees outside and a scarf when it’s 2 degrees, is that artificial intelligence? If you believe the exuberant offers and heady promises made on the IT market, the answer will have to be yes. At the moment, even a simple set of rules can be hyped as an amazing piece of software from the future. The “AI” stamp grabs the attention of customers and investors, yet all the noise about options and functions has two unpleasant effects: it blocks out news of genuine progress in AI, which sometimes occurs quietly and without any fanfare, and distracts from the capabilities AI applications might provide.
For the first time, adesso has been named among the top three in the IT-AWARDS organised by specialist magazine BigData-Insider, published by Vogel IT-Medien. The silver medal in the Big Data Consulting category went to the IT service provider for its range of services in Data & Analytics. adesso has engaged in the targeted expansion of this business area over the past few years in its effort to meet the rising demand for industry consulting.
adesso Spain, the Spanish subsidiary of IT service provider adesso SE, has been honoured by Salesforce as the Most innovative Partner for small and medium-sized Businesses in Spain. adesso received the award from Salesforce at the Partner Awards Iberia 2020. The awards honour key partners in the Salesforce network and are a way of recognising outstanding performance.
The Bavarian company relies on the in|sure GovInterface IT solution for its communications with authorities
The Bavarian company has opted for the in|sure GovInterface product developed by the adesso insurance solutions software company. As part of the in|sure Ecosphere application landscape, in|sure GovInterface is the IT solution for the processing of individual contracts for statutory reporting to the authorities.
adesso School of Coding and Software Engineering opens its doors at the XU Exponential University in Potsdam
adesso has announced its partnership with the private XU Exponential University of Applied Sciences in Potsdam: The first “adesso XU cohort” began their bachelor’s degree at the new adesso School of Coding and Software Engineering yesterday. The first-year students joining the course in the winter semester 2020/21 include two female students receiving the She for IT scholarship. She for IT scholarships form a pillar of the programme of measures adesso has developed to raise involvement of women in IT professions as part of the She for IT initiative.
Mecklenburgische Versicherungsgruppe from Hannover has decided to introduce in|sure PSLife by adesso insurance solutions. In the future, both new business and existing contracts in the life insurance division will be administrated based on in|sure.
Nurturing talent on and off the pitch: adesso is the new main sponsor of Borussia Dortmund’s youth department
adesso is the new official main sponsor and partner of Borussia Dortmund’s youth department, popularly known as the “Dortmunder Jungs”. Between now and 2023, the youth squad of Borussia Dortmund (BVB) will bear the name of the Dortmund-based IT service provider on its shirts. In addition to traditional sponsorship, the two parties have also reached an agreement regarding IT services to be provided by adesso.
Study: What online customers want - Online customer experience in Germany – expectation vs reality (B2C and B2B)
This year’s “Was Online-Kunden wünschen” (What online customers want) study, conducted by ARITHNEA and adesso, has revealed that most online shoppers in Germany are still happy with their online customer experience, but slightly less so than they were in 2019. According to the study, speed continues to be key. For the first time, the study distinguished between online shopping for businesses and pri-vate consumers. The study shows that business customers are slightly less satis-fied than private customers. B2B customers want comprehensive customer portals that show the full history and information, as well as personal, tailored treatment.
The adesso Group is growing: Walldorf is set to host the new office from September. This takes adesso’s total number of offices in Germany to 25. By opening the new branch here, adesso is primarily investing in the collaboration with the SAP software group, which has its global headquarters in Walldorf.
adesso is welcoming 21 career starters to the company. This year sets a new record at adesso for the number of students and apprentices launching their careers despite the coronavirus pandemic.
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