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The new text generator GPT-3 (Generative Pre-trained Transformer) can write texts in the style of Shakespeare, create program codes, and translate foreign languages and legal paragraphs. Is this method the answer to all questions or does it end up as a tragedy because it does not find a suitable method among the 175 billion machine learning parameters?

Market

We live with the need for everything to be better, faster and easier. Current disasters do not change this, they simply increase the demand. The Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology has committed itself to making the technology for a German quantum computer available by 2025. The economic stimulus package is worth 2 billion euros, reported the Handelsblatt on 24.08.2020.

People

I already announced it in June, but I have yet to reveal much: zipcon consulting has gained an accomplished colleague in Sandra Bellof. With her extensive experience in the print and media industry, she is just right for us.

Trends

Who would refuse to look into the future in order to make the right decisions in the here and now? What would have been the reactions in 2019 if someone had predicted the events of 2020? Presumably not much would have happened, because nobody would have believed it. Why do we ignore the incredible? Perhaps we lack mindfulness? Maybe we lack the bold personalities who dare to take the initiative and inspire us in a profound way.

Market

Kornit Digital (NASDAQ: KRNT) develops, manufactures and markets digital printing solutions for commercial and industrial use in the textile industry. Kornit Digital focuses on companies that want to implement concepts in the areas of Web-to-Print, Print-on-Demand and Mass Customization.

Technic

It is a major decision whether the main components of a new ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system should be provided on dedicated servers within the company (on-premise) or in the cloud. Different options and costs depend upon this decision. Some vendors offer a mix of models where the cloud software is hosted on a company's private servers. However, to consider the advantages and disadvantages, one should make a clear separation.