September 27, 2017 | Written by: Thomas Kovsted
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Early AI adopters
Artificial solutions will soon change the landscape of many industries, augmenting humans’ ability to create, extract insights from data, and make decisions. But the potential applications for AI technology have hardly been explored, offering companies that are brave enough to lead the way an alluring opportunity. Long-time innovator Elinar saw an opportunity to take its content management solutions to new levels with AI technology. By choosing IBM infrastructure, the company enabled faster, easier development, exceptional performance and shorter time-to-market.
Elinar jumped at the chance to become an early adopter of a unique new IBM offering designed to support AI solutions: the IBM PowerAI toolset, and the hardware platform built to support it, IBM Power System S822LC for High Performance Computing running Ubuntu Linux.
The IBM PowerAI toolset is a software platform that includes the most popular machine learning frameworks and their dependencies, enabling easy, rapid deployment and optimized performance. “As soon as IBM made the announcement, we knew that the solution was exactly what we needed, and were first in line to get our hands on it,” recalls Ari Juntunen, CTO at Elinar, “It offers a combination of hardware and software with a level of capability that other vendors cannot match, solving many pain points to make it the ideal platform to develop and run AI solutions.”
By taking the leap and embracing AI solutions ahead of its competitors, Elinar can deliver game-changing benefits that delight existing clients and attract new business.
“Innovation is part of Elinar’s identity, and teaming up with forward-thinking organizations such as IBM helps us retain that first-mover advantage that wins us new market share,” explains Juntunen. “Many of our clients are only interested in the results we deliver, not how we do it. With AI techniques driven by IBM technology we can take our ECM solutions to an entirely new level, unmatched by our competitors. Also, AI skills are in short supply in the market place, so establishing ourselves as experts with help from tools like PowerAI is a great opportunity.” The IBM solutions are helping Elinar to continue removing barriers to innovation while keeping costs tightly under control.
Learn more about how Elinar became innovative first movers with IBM’s PowerAI toolset here.
Get started with IBM PowerAI toolset here.
For more information do not hesitate to get in contact with me at KOVSTED@dk.ibm.com.