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?
For the second time, ADM Cloudtech has won the British government’s cloud services framework procurement in all categories and they were now officially added to the national database, which allows Cloudtech to bid for national cloud service procurements via a simple, automated process.
The Cyber Command, part of Estonian Defence Forces, and ADM Group together with ADM Cloudtech teamed up to create a crisis communication training simulation code-named Game of War. This training simulation was created by the Cyber Command and our companies at the K48 Defense Makeathon in Spring of this year and it is a great example of co-operation between the innovative Defence Forces and the private sector.
Last week, Amazon announced that its machine learning service Amazon Personalize, which is focused on helping developers create individualised recommendations on their platform for their users, has now become generally available – although initially in certain regions only. This is a huge opportunity for companies who wish to bring a more personalised approach to one or more parts of their business, which according to research, is definitely something that companies should be focusing on more as they look towards the future.
ADM Cloudtech, a dedicated business in the ADM group focused on cloud management services, is the next Estonian company to sign the Estonian Diversity Charter. The Charter is a voluntary agreement that connects companies, NGOs and public sector organisations who believe in respecting human diversity and equal treatment of all people in their respective companies.
As one of those modern cliché sayings goes, data is the oil of today’s world. But that does not just mean the earning potential found in data. Above all, it means understanding the fact that just like unprocessed crude oil is relatively useless, so is unanalysed data.That is why a lot of SMEs have huge amounts of data stored in various systems or outdated data warehouses.
Although cyber threats are still the biggest risk factors in cloud technology, the physical security of the cloud servers – something the customer never sees – is at least as important.
The digital solutions company ADM group was elected the best private sector company at the Dream Employer competition. The award was earned as a result of their well-thought-out personnel politics which is centered around the satisfaction of each employee. ADM Cloudtech is a member of ADM group.