Analysis suggests that 42.5% of the entire global workforce is expected to be operating outside the traditional office environment by 2022 - a dramatic change in working dynamics that is only expected to continue gaining popularity.From eliminating the commute to making childcare more manageable, there are countless reasons why workers are keen to spend less time in a traditional bricks-and-mortar office.This promise of increased flexibility and control over when and where people work was reflected in the 2018 edition of the Avast Business Mobile Workforce report, in which over half respondents said it would take a significant pay rise (16% or more) for them to even consider a job with no mobile working option.If workers are prioritising this new dynamic over remuneration, companies must adapt to accommodate this change in the modern attitude to work.This must necessarily include a detailed analysis of the technological challenges brought about by an ever-increasing mobile workforce, with particular emphasis on security.High-profile data breaches have somehow become the norm, and security leaders are right to focus on access to sensitive data being closely monitored.
Researchers from the European Space Agency and NASA are seeking volunteers for a 60-day bed-rest study, which aims to test the effects of 'artificial gravity' as a possible solution to the negative effects of zero-gravity on the human body.Eight laid-back individuals (four male and four female), who will be confined to bed for two months at the German Aerospace Center's :envihab facility.It might sound like a dream job, but don't be too hasty – as a volunteer, you won't be allowed to sit up at all, even for meals, and must keep at least one shoulder in contact with the mattress at all times.Even worse, the top of your bed will be angled down by six degrees, so fluids move towards your head.This bed rest will have a similar effect on your body to low gravity, leading to muscle and bone atrophy.To find out whether artificial gravity could effectively prevent this, you'll be taken for a daily spin in a centrifuge, pushing the blood through your extremities.
Norwegian archaeologists have found a previously unknown skeppsgrav on the burial ground in Borreparken on the west side of the oslo fjord.According to the Vestfold municipality, it is by all accounts a ship from the viking age.the Ship, which is relatively near the ground surface have been found with the help of georadar, whose images show a clear båtform under the ground. the Images show a båtform and we can see weak traces of a circular recess around the boat.Perhaps it is a sign that a mound has been removed from the site, " says Terje Gansum, who is the section chief for cultural heritage, in Vestfold municipality.It is still unclear how much of the craft that is left, but the importance of the find cannot be underestimated, according to the Norwegian climate and environment minister, Ola Elvestuen (the liberal Party).
New Zealand officially banned the 74-page, racist manifesto written by the suspected gunman behind the deadly mosque attacks in Christchurch on March 15.Anyone found to possess the manifesto could face up to ten years in prison, and those caught distributing it could face up to 14 years in prison.Experts say the ban could backfire and risk making the gunman look like a martyr, and the document "forbidden fruit."Brenton Tarrant, a 28-year-old Australian, is suspected of carrying out the attacks on the Al Noor and Linwood mosques on March 15.He recorded and uploaded a livestream of the shootings to Facebook, as well as uploading a 74-page manifesto of his far-right views onto online forum 8chan the day before the massacre.New Zealand's Office of Film & Literature Classification, which made the decision to ban the document on Saturday, told people in possession of the publication to destroy their copies and remove hyperlinks to them online.
New Zealand's top privacy official is attacking Facebook for its lack of communication following the Christchurch massacre earlier this month.Privacy Commissioner John Edwards shared an email he sent to Facebook's executives with the New Zealand Herald, in which he said: "Your silence is an insult to our grief."Edwards has already expressed his frustration with the tech giant following the shootings, which were broadcast live on its platform.New Zealand's privacy commissioner has skewered Facebook for its lack of response following the mass shootings in two Christchurch mosques, which were broadcast live on Facebook by the alleged shooter.Privacy Commissioner John Edwards on Monday gave the New Zealand Herald a copy of an email he sent to Facebook executives in which he voiced his frustrations."It would be very difficult for you and your colleagues to overestimate the growing frustration and anger here at Facebook's facilitation of and inability to mitigate the deep, deep pain and harm from the live-streamed massacre of our colleagues, family members and countrymen broadcast over your network," the email said.
Consumer publication Which has slammed the UK broadband scene, pointing towards the unacceptable and consistently poor performance of market share leaders for customer service and performance.The satisfaction score has been built on whether customers are satisfied with their current service, and whether they would recommend it to anyone else.Year after year the heavy-hitters of the broadband segment have shown customer satisfaction is a low priority, with these results just emphasising the point.At the top of the list, Zen Internet collected the plaudits while Utility Warehouse sat in second place.“It’s outrageous that the biggest providers are still letting their customers down with shoddy broadband, especially when we know that longstanding customers are the most likely to be overpaying,” said Natalie Hitchins, Head of Home Products and Services at Which.With the telco industry geared towards aggressive customer acquisition as opposed to building a successful business through retention, profits must come from somewhere.
British satellite communications firm Inmarsat has recommended shareholders accept a $3.4 billion (£2.6bn) takeover offer from a consortium.The group, which includes Canadian pension funds and private equity firms Apax and Warburg Pincus, values Inmarsat at $7.21 a share.Inmarsat rejected a takeover from US rival EchoStar last year, claiming the offer undervalued the business.However, it believes the current deal is “fair and reasonable”, leading to the board of director’s recommendation that shareholders accept the offer.Everything you need to knowTo sweeten the deal, the group has promised to keep Inmarsat’s headquarters in the UK – it is currently based at London’s Old Street – and to maintain the current level of R spending.
Sunil Lingayat leads the cybersecurity strategy architecture and cybersecurity technology functions for T-Mobile and is responsible for driving next generation cyber strategies and capabilities and positioning products and services into an effective cyber resilience posture.What are the unique security requirements for 5G networks?First is the use of COTS technologies and open architectures, distributed architectures, disaggregation at various layers of the stack, open service-based architecture (HTTP2/JSON), etc.Second the exponential growth in number of devices (e.g.Both of these aspects lead to (a) increased attack surface, (2) susceptible to a broader and established attacks and exploits, and higher tier threat actors, and more importantly (3) traditional security architectures and controls will not work, etc ….all contributing to unique security requirements for 5G in comparison to earlier networks – such as requirement for use case driven security, layered security, security automation, and cyber resilience.As per ITU, 5G is expected to support three different families of use cases with somewhat conflicting requirements on a couple of dimensions such as latency, integrity, etc.
Autonomy Trial Today begins the tech trial of the year: HPE has hauled Mike Lynch into London's High Court, claiming $5bn from the one-time chief exec of ill-fated UK software firm Autonomy.The case is the culmination of years of bitter wrangling between HPE and Lynch over the former's $11bn buyout of Autonomy in 2011.Autonomy was an enterprise software company founded by Lynch in the UK.HP bought it to kick-start its move from the hardware business to software, a corporate strategy that has not been without its difficulties."Lynch and Hussain," said HPE in its court filings, "caused Autonomy group companies to engage in improper transactions and accounting practices that artificially inflated and accelerated Autonomy's reported revenues, understated its costs of goods sold (thereby artificially inflating its gross margins), misrepresented its rate of organic growth and the nature and quality of its revenues, and overstated its gross and net profits."The assumptions in the Valuation Model about Autonomy's future financial performance would have been materially lower if Autonomy's published information had presented a fair and accurate picture of its actual performance.
The data and messaging industries are witnessing significant disruption.In this complex environment, operators must work towards transitioning from functioning as bulk SMS providers to offering omni-channel platforms for the enterprise engagement.Deshbandhu Bansal, Assistant Vice President, Messaging and Broadband Solutions, Comviva, highlights why operators ought to move beyond traditional carrier services.
The UK Intellectual Property Office has cancelled the trademark of a Chinese company making "almost identical" products to Lego with the brand name 'Lepin.'Lego has been battling to get the trademark cancelled for over a year.Its owner Longjun Toys didn't put up much of a fight – the company apparently originally told Lego to provide proof of its own trademark dominance, to which Lego responded with 5 years of sales figures (zing), and since then Longjun has left it in the hands of the IPO.Cancelling Longjun's trademark on Tuesday the 19th, the IPO said it believed consumers were likely to be confused when trying to distinguish between Lego and Lepin.In particular, Lepin's logo uses "the same colours as the applicant’s mark in a highly similar structural way."Considering Lepin makes construction sets called Lepin Star Wars, Lepin City, Lepin Technician and Lepin Creator Expert, we can see their point.
Cattle grazing or partial cutting can throw off the image processing; in those cases, an inspector still drives out to check.Two weeks before the mowing deadline, the automated system notifies farmers via text or email that includes a link to the satellite image of their field.The system saved $1.2 million in its first year because inspectors made fewer site visits and focused on other enforcement actions, according to Velsberg.In another application, resumes of laid-off workers are fed into a machine learning system that matches their skills with employers.In a third case, children born in Estonia are automatically enrolled in local schools at birth, so parents don't have to sign up on waiting lists or call school administrators.That’s because hospital records are automatically shared with local schools.
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The global communications space is fast transitioning from the mobile to mobility to digital.The impetus on players in the global payments space, therefore, is no longer merely ensuring financial inclusion but financial enrichment as well.Digital banking has, therefore, come to the forefront in this regard.New age digital platforms are certainly making their presence felt to ensure customers obtain a hyper-personalized experience.Srinivas Nidugondi, Chief Operating officer, Mobile Financial Solutions, Comviva, shares his views.
“A wild west, ‘shoot first, ask questions later’ approach”A multi-billion civil suit that pitches corporate giant HP against British entrepreneur Mike Lynch was due to begin this morning, days after US prosecutors hit the former Autonomy CEO with a fresh array of criminal charges – robustly denied by the businessman – in a separate clash.The latest charges include allegations “hush money” was paid to prevent unnamed people from testifying in court.Lynch’s lawyers, Chris Morvillo of Clifford Chance and Reid Weingarten of Steptoe & Johnson, added that US prosecutors had shown a “wild west, ‘shoot first, ask questions later’ approach to investigations”.They said the alleged hush money pertained to legal employment of former Autonomy colleagues by Lynch.Both the criminal charges and this week’s civil suit pivot around the $11 billion sale of Lynch’s software company Autonomy to HP in 2011.
The industry is, without a doubt, witnessing a sea-change from traditional to digital value added services (VAS).With content going digital, operators ought to focus on enabling these services to subscribers.While traditional VAS typically entailed voice-based services, the focus is now on digital VAS, including content pertaining to education, ravel, entertainment, et all.Atul Madan, Chief Operating Officer, Digital Lifestyle Solutions, Comviva, highlights why digital VAS has taken centre stage today.
Nintendo may be Switching up its console options this summer, a report said Monday.The Japanese gaming company will launch two new versions of its Switch, according to the Wall Street Journal, which cited anonymous sources within the supplier chain and game developers.One will apparently be a more powerful version of the existing model, while the other will be a cheaper option for casual players.Nintendo didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.
Welcome to CHEAP, our brand-new series about things that are good, but most of all, cheap.Ohhh damn – you can now get a Bose SoundTouch 20 speaker for $279.95!That’s $70 less than normal!In previous CHEAP posts, we’ve covered some popular portable Bluetooth speakers (which are great by the way), but these type of devices aren’t for everyone.They’re designed to be small (so, you know, you can move them around), and aren’t equipped to deliver the best sound.No, it’s not exactly a behemoth (it weighs around 3.18kg and is 31.5cm wide), but it’s large enough to pump out some powerful, detailed sound – ideal for putting in rooms across your home.
In a move that goes against its recent trend of pulling out of foreign markets, ride-sharing giant Uber is preparing to purchase Dubai-based competitor Careem in a $3.1 billion ( £2.4 billion) deal, according to reports in Bloomberg and the Financial Times this weekend.Those reports indicated the deal could be signed as early as today (Monday) and announced by Tuesday, though spokespeople for Uber and Careem did not offer comment to Bloomberg.Careem was valued at roughly $1 billion ( £760m) in a 2016 funding round and $2 billion ( $1.5bn) last year, and it currently claims to operate in over 90 cities in 15 countries and have over 30 million users throughout the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia.As the Financial Times wrote, a successful sale would be a “historic moment” for the region’s tech and venture capital industries, which has “struggled to produce few high-profile success stories”:Amazon in 2017 acquired regional e-commerce site Souq.com for around $650m.“This is a validation for the tech space in the region and everyone that has invested in this space over the past few years,” said one investor.
More or less everyone knows what a penis looks like.You’ve probably come across a dick-shaped sex toy, seen many a penis doodling on school books, or you’ve witnessed one in the flesh.But not many people actually know what a clitoris looks like — and as a result, many women around the world are left unsatisfied by their sexual partners.Hoping to close the orgasm gap, Clit-me, a new interactive mobile game, takes a light-hearted approach to demystifying female pleasure.The game aims to debunk a number of myths surrounding women’s pleasure by giving users the opportunity to try out different motion “techniques” on their smartphones in an attempt to find out what makes their clitoris avatar happy.Created earlier this month by the National Film Board of Canada, the five-minute game takes an informative approach to female sexual satisfaction and the role of the clitoris.