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Post-coronavirus, it’s unclear what our world will look like. Many expect IT spending to only increase by 1% in 2020 in response to a coronavirus-fueled recession, but there are also reports that cloud computing services specifically will fare.

Q&A: Solving connected car challenges with edge AI Special

Access to local, real-time data processing, via edge computing, can address critical connected car challenges like driver/road safety, as well as traffic efficiency. Ramya Ravichandar, FogHorn VP of Products explains more.

Italy's doctors look for help from sleek new robots

The shiny new robots gently check the pulses of highly infectious patients on life support in the Italian epicentre of COVID-19.The doctors and nurses love them because they also help save their own lives.

The ecosystem of connected cars is becoming more complex

Connected cars are vehicles that can communicate bidirectionally with other systems outside of the car itself, providing opportunities for more sophisticated IoT and market growth. A new report surveys the trends.

Google boosts support for checking coronavirus facts

Google on Thursday said it is pumping $6.5 million into fact-checkers and nonprofits as it ramps up its the battle against coronavirus misinformation.

Privacy-mad Germany turns to app to track virus spread

Personal data protection is a thorny subject in privacy-loving Germany, but the country is nevertheless considering using a smartphone app to help manage the spread of the new coronavirus.

CAD Crowd Covid-19 3D Printing Design Challenge takes off Special

OK. imagine an open-source, 3D printable range of useful portable things for managing this damn virus. Things like automatic sanitizer handles, DIY face masks, and oxygen valves. Cad Crowd’s new challenge is all about doing these things well.

Coronavirus drives big increase in business communications

As the COVID-19 crisis continues to unfold, an uptick in the adoption of communications apps tell the story of healthcare organizations that are scrambling to adapt. New research reveals a step-change.

The importance for a robust, digital-led enterprise strategy Special

Vikas Vijaywargiya, Zensar CIO, tells Digital Journal why today’s world demonstrates the need for robust, digital-led enterprise strategies. Vijaywargiya, sees this as a response to today’s changing landscape.

Dyson to produce 15,000 ventilators for the health service Special

British based vacuum cleaner manufacturer Dyson is to switch its production lines from producing household products to manufacture ventilators for the U.K. health service.

Op-Ed: Snowden warns of US data surveillance with new pandemic tech

Monday, Edward Snowden, a former National Security Contractor who leaked documents about US intelligence mass surveillance activities warned that high-tech government surveillance measures used to fight COVID-19 could have a long-lasting impact.

Coronavirus testing facility suffers maze ransomware attack

A UK-based medical facility that have plans to test coronavirus vaccines, Hammersmith Medicines Research, has been hit by an attack from one of the ransomware groups that recently pledged to not target medical organizations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

UK government issues 2020 Cyber Security Breaches Survey Special

Cyber-threats are on the rise, according to the UK government. A new report findsthat nearly half of businesses, at 46 percent, in the UK faced cybersecurity breaches or attacks in the last 12 months.

World's most popular apps by social media mention revealed

How popular is an app? The number of downloads is revealing. But what about how influential an app is? New research considers this from the basis of social media mentions.

Why it's important to observe World Backup Day

World Backup Day is Tuesday, March 31st, marked at the same time each year. The 2020 event comes at a time when reminders of data protection are needed more than ever due to the sudden global shift to work-from-home.

Q&A: Expert tips for online school courses due to coronavirus Special

Attending classes online used to be an infrequent but it's become the norm for colleges as well as K-12 schools across the country and around the world due to coronavirus. Zach Sims of Codecademy looks into the issue.

Google offers $800 mn to pandemic-impacted businesses, health agencies

Google on Friday pledged $800 million worth of support in response to the coronavirus pandemic for health organizations, researchers and businesses impacted by the crisis.

How Coherent Ising Machines can solve real-world problems

New research aims to develop optical and superconducting devices for the study of quantum-to-classical crossover physics and critical phenomena. This is to develop Coherent Ising Machines, devices for solving computationally hard optimization problems.

Q&A: A simplified way to protect endpoints Special

Despite its importance, many enterprises are still lacking when it comes to endpoint management and security, often times due to the complexity of the solutions. Chad Carter explains more.

Q&A: New video technology to aid remote working Special

Helping personnel with remote working in relation to the coronavirus pandemic is proving challenging to businesses. One solution is Jamm, a new lightweight video engagement platform. Badri Rajasekar explains more.

Bike-sharer Lyft helps fight the coronavirus in several US cities

Lyft, the largest bike-share company in North America is offering free or discounted bike-share trips to workers who are fighting the coronavirus.

Q&A: Vulnerabilities in education apps and coronavirus Special

There has been an increase in school apps (to tell parents what to teach their kids at home) and video conferencing tools, since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic began. How many apps are vulnerable, according to Kelli Vanderlee.

3-D printers help save lives from virus in Italy

They may not be a miracle cure or a vaccine, but respirator valves from 3-D printers have helped coronavirus patients breathe a little easer in the Italian epicentre of COVID-19.

For Moscow's quarantined, 100,000 cameras are watching

A vast and contentious network of facial recognition cameras keeping watch over Moscow is now playing a key role in the battle against the spread of the coronavirus in Russia.

Q&A: How K-12 school districts are rapidly adopting technology Special

K-12 school districts are rapidly adopting technology to improve student experiences. However, at the same time, districts are increasingly experiencing cybersecurity incidents that put student and staff at a great risk, explains Charlie Sander.

Crowdsourced virtual supercomputer revs up virus research

Gamers, bitcoin "miners" and companies large and small have teamed up for an unprecedented data-crunching effort that aims to harness idle computing power to accelerate research for a coronavirus treatment.

Q&A: Looking into the rapid rate in the rise of threat actors Special

Third-party breaches are exponentially growing and threat actors are becoming more sophisticated, using new techniques to cause malicious attacks. This is the finding from a review undertaken by Source Defense, as the company's CEO explains.

Looking behind the reason for the U.S. DHSS cyberattack Special

What was behind the recent U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHSS) cyberattack? The attack appears related to its coronavirus response, where malicious actors sought to slow down operations in response to the pandemic.

Ransomware and Covid-19: Risks grow with increased WFH needs Special

There has been a rise in ransomware attacks that are taking advantage of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Russell P. Reeder, from Infrascale, looks deeper into the risks for people working at home.

Warning issued to web users of bogus coronavirus emails Special

The U.S. National Cyber Security Centre has warned web users of bogus emails claiming to contain important information about the pandemic. Matt Shelton and Jens Monrad of FireEye provide commentary.

Asia deploys innovative, if invasive, tech to curb virus

Electronic bracelets and phones that report your whereabouts, text messages if you stray too far from quarantine and digital detectives tracking where you've been -- Asian countries have embraced innovative, if somewhat invasive, tech to counter the co...

Data is at risk despite investments in data protection

A new survey finds that even with increased investment in data protection measures, disruptive events from cyber-attacks, data loss and downtime remain major threats to high-value data.

Businesses warned to beware of coronavirus scams online Special

Many websites and emails are promising vital information about COVID-19. The reality, however, is that a flood of them are scams that can enable malware, phishing attacks, ransomware, password theft. Pali Surdhar looks into the issue.

Brussels calling: Can the EU be run by videolink?

The European Union runs on meetings -- endless gatherings to take decisions and try to build consensus among 27 diverse member states.

Nintendo online gaming network back after major outage

Gamers breathed a sigh of relief on Wednesday after the end of a network outage that affected Nintendo's online games, with internet-based systems under increasing pressure from people staying home over coronavirus.

Nintendo online game network hit by outage

Nintendo said its online games were shut down Tuesday as a result of an unspecified network problem as internet-based systems faced pressures from people at home due to the global coronavirus outbreak.

Large cyber skills gap identified within the UK Special

A new report from the UK Government's Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) that states that 48 percent of UK businesses struggle to find employees with basic cyber skills. Max Vetter of Immersive Labs looks at the implications.

U.S. Health agency hit with cyber-attack amid COVID-19 crisis

The Department of Health and Human Services experienced a form of cyberattack Sunday night related to its coronavirus response in an attempt to slow down its operations, administration sources confirmed on Monday.

Q&A: Technical debt hunter offers his tips for tracking his prey Special

Software developers know that bad code means bad product. In this case, what happens if the bad code was written long before the developer came onto the project? Emad Georgy provides advice for developers.

A culture of 'digital islands' hampers digital transformation

While many businesses are making good use of digital technology for interfacing with consumers, a lower number are successfully leveraging big data analytics or using predictive analysis, according to a new survey.

Q&A: Mobility is key in modern construction expense reporting Special

According to expert Jon Roskill, cloud-based mobile expense reporting software can resolve common pain points and deliver accessible control to construction leaders. This acknowledges that very nature of their roles, construction workers are mobile.
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