What in the World is Smart Dust?
What in the World is Smart Dust?

Although it sounds like something lifted straight from the pages of hard science fiction or the world of fictional superspies, smart dust is fast becoming reality and could be the catalyst for the next wave of the Industrial Revolution. Read on to find out more about this fascinating technology and its potential to transform our lives.

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Patches Give You Security!
Patches Give You Security!

Equifax's recent security breach has caused a lot of concern among civilians in the US. Recent findings uncovered that the security breach was due to weak security processes and untimely security patch updates. Patches and security updates are essential in protecting your data and keeping your systems secure!

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BIOS and BMC Security Center
BIOS and BMC Security Center

American Megatrends is committed to providing the highest level of security in our UEFI BIOS and BMC products, with our Security Team standing by for rapid response.

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MG 9098 Backplane Controller: Small Chip, Big Changes!
MG 9098 Backplane Controller: Small Chip, Big Changes!

One of the product lines that has been very well received over the years is our line of MG Backplane Controllers. The latest addition to the family, the MG9098 Backplane Controller, continues the tradition and stands out by featuring support for NVMe in addition to traditional SAS and SATA backplanes, with no custom firmware or programming required – the first chip in the AMI family to do so.

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What is EC?
What is EC?

For today's serving of Acronym Soup, we look on the embedded controller firmware side of things for the recipe of the day and ask the question: What is EC?

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What is AMI EMA?
What is AMI EMA?

For today's serving of Acronym Soup, we look on the BIOS side of things for the recipe of the day and ask the question: What is AMI EMA?

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All-In-One-VDI: The VDI of the Future
All-In-One-VDI: The VDI of the Future

It seems like nearly all IT Managers have either considered implementing VDI or have deployed the technology at some point during their career. We all know the advantages of VDI: ease of management, increased worker uptime, power savings, greater security and versatility, among others. When considering VDI, IT Managers are deterred by the headache of dealing with multiple vendors for their new solution. This can make the implementation process confusing, complicated, and expensive. Having different vendors for your servers, SAN appliances, and thin or zero clients is time consuming and can be a pain in the you know what for IT Managers. That’s why All-In-One VDI solutions were created.

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Should We Be Afraid of Rogue AI?
Should We Be Afraid of Rogue AI?

The concept of AI has been lurking in the technology industry for awhile now, to the point where two prominent tech titans, Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk, have had disagreements over AI and what AI could mean for us in the future. So which view is right? Or do we need to think of it in a different way?

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What are the differences between a GPOS and an RTOS?
What are the differences between a GPOS and an RTOS?

Quick reference overview of the key differences between RTOS and GPOS.

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When Disaster Strikes
When Disaster Strikes

More than 60 percent of data center failures are caused by human error, natural disasters account for the other 40 percent. Recently, hurricanes and tropical storms have been responsible for lives lost and property loss and/or damage. At this point, there have been nine natural disaster events each exceeding $1 billion in the United States which have included floods, hail storms, tornadoes, snow and ice storms, wild fires, and other severe weather events. Data centers should have in place a disaster recovery plan that should include contingency operations, scenarios, identified resources including outsourced organizations, and should include required periodic training.

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