Returning to EMC The Source Podcast, Rajeev Dawar (@VirtuallyRaj) gives us an update on EMC Enterprise Hybrid Cloud, Native Hybrid Cloud and End-User Computing (EUC). Rajeev also touches on the concept of the VM Vending Machine, all based on EMC converged offerings supporting our customers’ workloads, regardless of requirements. Rajeev also touches on his involvement in the EMC CTO Ambassador program.Don’t miss “EMC The Source” app in the App Store. Be sure to subscribe to The Source Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher Radio or Google Play and visit the official blog at thesourceblog.emc.comThe Source Podcast: Episode #51: EHC, NHC, EUC and VM Vending Machines with Rajeev DawarAudio Playerhttp://traffic.libsyn.com/thesource/EMC_The_Source_Episode_51_audio.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.EMC: The Source Podcast is hosted By Sam Marraccini (@SamMarraccini)
Epsilon delivering the right messages to the right person at the right time with predictive analyticsLearn how Epsilon utlilizes Dell EMC’s Poweredge Servers to support multiple workloads, and give their customers the most optimized messages. Visit DellEMC.com/Servers for more information. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPauseMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:37Loaded: 10.27%0:00Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:37 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.This is a modal window.RestartShare Drawing on the power of machine learning, predictive analytics and the Apache Hadoop platform, Epsilon helps some of the world’s top brands get the right message to the right person at the right time.Although you probably don’t realize it when you are interacting with some of the world’s most admired brands, their communications are often coming to you through a company called Epsilon.As a Dell EMC case study explains, Epsilon is the digital powerhouse behind the marketing and loyalty programs of many Fortune 500 companies, including American Express, FedEx and Walgreens, to name just a few. Epsilon works with 15 of the top 20 global brands and 8 of the top 10 Fortune 500 companies. If you stay at Marriott hotels, eat at Cracker Barrel restaurants or buy your office supplies at Staples, you may have interacted with Epsilon.In the course of its work, this global firm uses thousands of data points to customize individual messages for recipients, delivering content that gets maximum results. Everything Epsilon does is centered around data and the quest to get the right message to the right person at the right time. To accomplish this mission, Epsilon makes use of a wide range of technologies and solutions for artificial intelligence, machine learning and predictive analytics that are incorporated in the company’s Agility Harmony™ multichannel messaging platform, which runs on Dell EMC PowerEdge R740xd servers.Agility Harmony uses workloads such as Hadoop to apply AI and machine learning to its marketing processes and securely deliver personalized content. With this agile platform, Epsilon’s employees can adjust messages in real-time based on a user’s preferences or history; quickly changing images or copy to personalize an email or text message. This level of customization leads to better engagement, better conversions and ultimately better results.Now let’s consider the scale at which Epsilon operates. It’s mind-boggling: Epsilon processes billions of personalized email messages each week, drawing on the power of AI, big data and a Hadoop data processing environment.And of course, the world is taking note of this amazing company. Epsilon was recently named a Leader in the July 2019 report “The Forrester Wave™: Loyalty Service Providers, Q3 2019” by Forrester Research, Inc. This recognition is in addition to Epsilon being named a Leader in “The Forrester Wave™: Loyalty Technology Platforms, Q2 2019” for the company’s Agility Loyalty® solution. Only Epsilon is a leader in both evaluations.To learn moreFor a closer look at how Epsilon gets the message out, read the Dell EMC case study Global Marketing Company Fuels Growth with AI.To learn more about the power of predictive analytics and AI, read the new Dell EMC eBook exploring these topics.For a look at innovative solutions for powering your AI applications, explore the growing portfolio of AI solutions at dellemc.com/ai.Join the conversation on Twitter @DellEMCServers.Endnotes:1. Epsilon, “Some of the Savvy Marketers that Rely on Us,” accessed August 25, 2019.2. Epsilon news release, “Epsilon Named a Leader for Loyalty Services; Only Provider Also Recognized as a Leader in Loyalty Technology by Independent Research Firm,” July 15, 2019.
BEIRUT (AP) — Dozens of Lebanese protesters, enraged at a nearly month-long lockdown to combat the spread of coronavirus, took to the streets of the country’s second largest city pelting security forces with stones. The protest that continued into the night Monday prompted tear gas from the security forces and the eventual deployment of army troops to break up the gathering. The protesters gathered in central Tripoli despite a strict lockdown in place since mid January aimed at containing a major surge in infection in the small Mediterranean country. Tripoli residents say their impoverished region can’t cope with a continued lockdown to contain coronavirus, which comes amid an unprecedented economic meltdown in the small Mediterranean country.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Mike Pence has announced the opening of his transition office in northern Virginia. The office will handle correspondence, scheduling requests, public statements and official activities for Pence and his wife, Karen. A spokesperson says the Pences are living in northern Virginia and have summer plans to move back to Indiana. Pence was Indiana’s governor and represented the state in the U.S. House before he and Donald Trump were elected president and vice president in 2016. They were defeated in November by Democrats Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron says he was “very upset” by the way social networks muzzled Donald Trump at the tail end of his U.S. presidency. Speaking in a recorded video chat with scholars, Macron cited Trump’s example in arguing for more government regulation of social media platforms. The comments, which Macron made in English, were released Thursday by the Atlantic Council think tank. The French leader said platforms “suddenly cut the mic” for Trump, which was “not a democratic answer.” After years of being outlets for Trump, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter silenced his accounts during his last days in power, after Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol.