From the AMI Archives: AMIDiag® Hardware Diagnostic Software Suite
From the AMI Archives: AMIDiag® Hardware Diagnostic Software Suite

For today's post we have dug deep into our extensive AMI Archives to look more closely at AMIDiag, one of the many AMI products built on the same professional-grade, lab-tested diagnostic tools utilized daily by our engineers and still in use today!

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BIOS/UEFI Setup: Text-based or Graphical?
BIOS/UEFI Setup: Text-based or Graphical?

I was recently asked, "What is your biggest BIOS (UEFI) innovation?" From a techie point-of-view, I would have to say graphical setup in our client BIOS offering, Aptio V... and not just any graphical setup, but Aptio ESA. (Extensible Setup Architecture).

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Hybrid Storage vs. All-Flash Storage
Hybrid Storage vs. All-Flash Storage

Hybrid storage versus All-flash storage.Which is better? Which is more cost-effective? Which is right for your infrastructure? Lucky for you the good folks at StorTrends put together a brief explanation video to help differentiate the two.

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Blockchain 101
Blockchain 101

There is a common buzzword that you may find yourself hearing more and more these days in news, blogs, online articles and the like, causing you to wonder to yourself: what exactly is "blockchain", or blockchain technology? In today's Tech Blog post, we will try to give a (very) brief and non-technical introduction to this fascinating subject.

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Smart Home IoT: It's a Smart World After All
Smart Home IoT: It's a Smart World After All

When I was younger, the whole concept of a smart home was bewildering. How could a house be able to do these things, with the family members only having to vocally command the house to do these tasks? Would this be a thing of the future?

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From the AMI Archives: Panic Like It's 1999
From the AMI Archives: Panic Like It's 1999

Think back to the last few years of the 1990s and how there was widespread confusion and uncertainty with respect to how computers and industrial systems would handle the changing of the year to a new century in 2000. American Megatrends was among the many computer and software services companies that were spurred into action and the formulation of an appropriate response to this potential threat. For today's post we have dug deep into our extensive AMI Archives for a look at another product from an interesting vantage point in recent history.

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If UEFI BIOS Were a Part of Your Body, Which Part Would It Be?
If UEFI BIOS Were a Part of Your Body, Which Part Would It Be?

Every so often we receive emails from people who have computers that suddenly display the American Megatrends logo. They think that they caught some sort of ransomware or computer virus. They visit our website and send us an email:

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iDATA: intelligent Data Analysis and Tracking Application
iDATA: intelligent Data Analysis and Tracking Application

In the growing storage industry, many companies are migrating from physical environments to more efficient virtualized environments. There are a number of tedious processes involved in providing a smooth and successful migration, with planning being the preliminary stage in the process.

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Happy 4th of July: AMI at AJC Peachtree Road Race
Happy 4th of July: AMI at AJC Peachtree Road Race

Every year, more than 60,000 runners participate in the Atlanta AJC Peachtree Road Race. Set for the 4th of July this year, some AMI runners will be participating in the annual 10k!

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Be Proactive About Firmware Security!
Be Proactive About Firmware Security!

Firmware is everywhere; in every system and nearly every technology device we use on a daily basis - clearest example would be computers/laptops. Firmware is also highly vulnerable to malware attacks, where hackers corrupt the firmware to create persistent problems for the firmware despite "fixing" the initial issue. Firmware attacks are so common that people constantly research ways to prevent these kinds of attacks from happening, with Google search results for "firmware hack" and "firmware security" increasing year by year.

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