The Estonian Defence Forces Defence Hackathon 2020 saw participants working to create exciting solutions in 48 hours, all with the same goal – to increase Estonia’s defence capabilities. MedKiosk was chosen as the winner from among the 11 participating teams. Additionally, one team will also be able to finalise their idea at ADM’s monthly Big Friday event.
For the third year in a row, ADM Cloudtech won the British government’s cloud services framework procurement in all categories and was once again added to the national database, which enables the Estonian company to bid for the UK’s national cloud service procurements via a simple, automated process in the future.
Introducing diversity to the workplace may require a lot more work than you would initially guess since in addition to educating people, it also requires them changing their attitudes and stepping outside of their comfort zones. This is also precisely the reason why every company must support the creation of a diverse environment and diverse hiring. How to go about it most efficiently?
Over 100 different people work at ADM Group, each with their own unique background and different characteristics. For us, it is important that our employees are happy and that the cooperation between us goes smoothly, without any obstacles, as this is the only way for us to create truly smart solutions. One important prerequisite for this is diversity.
According to Estonian Founders Society, the startup sector is growing at a rate of at least 20% per year. Right now, according to the data available, around 5000 people are working in this sector and we will need an additional 1000 new experts a year on top of the existing growth.
Market researcher Synergy Research Group released its results for Q1 2020, which show that public cloud infrastructure vendors gained the most from the start of the year.
ADM Cloudtech joined MSPAlliance, an international consortium that brings together cloud computing businesses and managed service providers. Joining the consortium helps solidify ADM Cloudtech’s position in every country where the company is actively operating.
There are three main reasons why online services and online stores cannot manage sudden traffic spikes.
One of the main problems that arises with having to work from home is a lack of computers to work with. Most of the time, companies try to resolve this issue by allowing their employees to work from their home computers, hoping that they will be able to get the job done with those. Alternatively, the company will purchase a huge number of laptops as quickly as possible and set those up according to the company’s requirements.
When work and entertainment all move online, then it not only puts people’s patience to the test, but also technology. When children had to start online schoolwork and parents remote work on Monday, then it became clear quite quickly that the creators of existing systems were not prepared for such a sudden load increase. Since the virus is affecting all countries, then not even the biggest service providers were safe – not only was eKool in Estonia experiencing technical difficulties for a short while, but even Microsoft’s teamwork solution Teams and its messaging platform were affected.
Amazon’s cloud service AWS selected ADM Cloudtech to join their Public Sector Partner Program, which is the next step in Cloudtech’s strategic plan of offering a wider selection of services to the public sectors in Estonia, the UK, Germany and other European Union countries.
“Data is one of our most valuable possessions and people should treat protecting it much more seriously than they do right now. And companies who do not take it seriously must start honestly admitting what they do with the data they collect,” said the CEO of ADM Cloudtech, Klemens Arro.
In the beginning of December, Amazon’s annual re:Invent conference took place in Las Vegas. At the event, more than 77 new products, services and functionalities were introduced. This meant a lot of news on topics such as security, artificial intelligence as well as quantum computers. ADM Cloudtech’s CEO Klemens Arro picked out eight new services introduced at re:Invent 2019 that he believes are especially important.
Today, the Estonian Human Rights Centre introduced its brand-new Human Rights Report, which supplies an overview of the state of human rights issues in Estonia in 2018-2019. The compilation and publication of the report was sponsored by ADM Group, Swedbank and private donors.
For the last 13 years, the internationally recognised credit assessment company Creditinfo Eesti AS has acknowledged Estonian companies with high credit ratings with the Strongest in Estonia certificate. Among those are ADM Cloudtech and other companies that belong to the ADM group who recently received the title of Strongest in Estonia 2015-2019. Although the certificate and title have only been issued since 2006, ADM group has always maintained a high A-group credit rating since its founding in last century.
ADM accepted TalTech’s challenge to have their whole organisation do an online course about AI (artificial intelligence), which was created to help raise society’s general awareness on the topic of AI.
ADM Interactive won the Grand Prix prize at the Digital Marketing Achievement Award 2019 (Aasta Digitegu 2019) competition. The nominees for the Grand Prix prize included all of the winners of the Aasta Digitegu 2019 categories as well as the online advertising category winners. The project that earned ADM the main prize is the interactive banner created for airBaltic, which is integrated with the airline’s sales system and based on AWS’s serverless architecture. The banner solution was created in cooperation with Mediabrands Digital. The prizes were given out at the Best Internet conference held in Tallinn on November 12.
ADM Cloudtech signed a cooperation agreement with cloud services company Primend with whom their goal is to offer organisations in the UK a wide array of IT solutions.
BSH´s Northern European Customer Services organization won the BSH Global Customer Service Best Practice Award 2019. With regards to that, ADM was recognised for the new solution they created, which will be enhancing the current Bosch Home Appliances Customer Service booking environment. The new solution was tested successfully in Northern Europe and will be implemented globally.
We have seen a lot of different leaks this year, including a few that are connected to Estonian companies. Is this a new reality that we should just accept or simply a temporary problem that we should patiently wait to pass?