SAP Exits Russia, Shuts Down Cloud

SAP will completely pull out of Russia, winding up its cloud operations there, the company announced this week, in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine at the end of February. The move follows on measures the enterprise software giant had already taken, along with the international community, to protest Russia’s aggression. “We strongly condemn the … Read more

Clearview AI Offers Face Recognition AI to Ukraine

Clearview AI this week revealed that it has offered the Ukraine government free access to the company’s facial recognition AI (artificial intelligence) technology, potentially to uncover Russian assailants, identify refugees, combat misinformation, and identify the dead. The news comes weeks into the Russian invasion of Ukraine and was shared in an exclusive to the Reuters … Read more

Tech Giants AWS, Microsoft, Google, IBM Step Up Efforts to Punish Kremlin

As the brutal Russian invasion of Ukraine has stretched into a third week, technology companies have stepped up to do what they can, taking business measures to punish Russia for the unprovoked attack. It’s an approach recommended by former White House Russia Expert Fiona Hill in an interview with Politico when she said ÔÇťOrdinary companies … Read more

Can Digital Resources Help in Wake of Ban on Russian Energy?

As prices spike at gas pumps across country with Russian oil, gas, and coal imports off the table, the domestic energy industry seems to have digital resources available to help manage potential changes in production. President Joe Biden’s ban on imported energy resources from Russia is meant to convince President Vladimir Putin to cease hostilities … Read more