Quadrant Knowledge Solutions Network Access Control (NAC) Market Outlook research provides strategic information to the market participants, and to technology users to evaluate different vendors capabilities, competitive differentiation, and its market position.NAC technologies have evolved significantly from early focus on authentication and authorization of managed endpoints to focus on securing BYOD and guest-access, such as business partners, contractors, visitors, and others.NAC solution continue to evolve driven by significant adoption of smart IoT-enabled devices.
Image credit: skaman306 | Getty ImagesThe marketing industry isn’t the same as it was 10 years ago.And much of that is thanks to the rise of smartphones.Today's marketing initiatives go far beyond print ads and desktop computers, and it’s more important than ever to have a mobile marketing campaign in place for your business.With a few quick tips and an understanding of how other businesses are using mobile marketing to their advantage, you’ll be well on your way to creating a stellar campaign.But marketers spend 15 percent of their budgets on mobile and the remaining 85 percent on desktop.
When Piraye Beim went to her first OBGYN visit more than two decades ago, she got a pap smear and an earful about avoiding STDs.She didn’t learn in that visit that the fact she was having excruciating periods as a teenager might mean she could have trouble conceiving later in life.Like nearly 10 percent of women, Beim has lived with endometriosis her whole adult life.But the former genetics researcher didn’t find out until she started trying to have kids in her 30s that the chronic condition she treated with painkillers and hormonal contraceptives was also a risk factor for infertility.Now, Beim is on a quest to bring other women out of the dark by bringing big data to the womb.It also sells a genetic test for reproductive health that reports on disorders that can make it harder to get or stay pregnant, though some fertility doctors doubt its efficacy.
Alexia Bonatsos has watched countless startups come and go.First as the editor in chief of TechCrunch, and now in her current role as the founder of venture capital firm Dream Machine, Bontasos’ job has been to understand what makes a tech company succeed.“It’s taking in data and information, and eventually making a decision based on that.”Bonatsos has seen thousands of companies, and so on today’s episode of Converge, we turned the tables.Using two decks of cards — one with a set of famous companies, and the other with a set of random nouns — we invited Bonatsos to draw two cards, and pitch us the resulting company.It’s a game called Startup Bubble, and we last played it on a very special episode of The Vergecast.
By catching AFib, which can increase the risk of stroke fivefold, in people who are at risk but might have gone undiagnosed, the mobile health (mHealth) devices resulted in more people receiving critical preventive therapies, the study found."Our study shows an almost threefold improvement in the rate of diagnosis of AFib in the those actively monitored compared to usual care," says Steven Steinhubl, MD, director of digital medicine at STSI and an associate professor at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI)."Timely diagnosis of AFib more effectively can enable the initiation of effective therapies and help reduce strokes and death."However, approximately a third of individuals with the disorder are asymptomatic, and the lack of effective screening prevents or delays diagnosis and treatment.Recent advances in digital medicine technologies present opportunities for both innovative screening strategies, as well as more inclusive and participant-centric approaches to clinical research.Novel mobile health (mHealth) devices can provide a means of monitoring AFib more effectively and continuously without interfering with routine activities.
Detachable keyboard gives laptop-like experienceRedesigned kickstand with typing anglesImproved security adds FIDO authenticationLooking for something like the X1 Carbon ultrabook but in tablet form?The model is now in its third generation, bringing the same ThinkPad aesthetic of past models in refreshed form.There was a lot to like about the second-generation model; despite that, the latest installment in the series beats it, adding improvements and enhancements that make this tablet a great choice for anyone.
HMD Global has been very busy this year, launching numerous Nokia-branded phones, but there’s still more to come, with the next one being the Nokia X5 (rumored to be called the Nokia 5.1 Plus outside China) which we now know is being announced on July 11.We know it’s coming then because teasers posted by the company on Weibo (a Chinese microblogging site) include the date, though the phone is initially being announced in Beijing and has only so far been teased in China, so there’s a chance it won’t be available globally straight away.In any case, you don’t have to wait until July 11 to see the Nokia 5.1 Plus, as renders of the phone have leaked on Baidu (a different Chinese microblogging site), revealing it to have a dual-lens camera, a rear-facing fingerprint scanner and a notch.Earlier leaks suggest that the Nokia 5.1 Plus specifically has a 13MP and 5MP camera pairing, a 5.9-inch HD+ display, a 3,000mAh battery, an octa-core MediaTek chipset, 3, 4 or 6GB of RAM and 32 or 64GB of storage.In other words, it should be a low to mid-range option positioned as a larger, dual-lens alternative to the Nokia 5 (2018), and rumored prices reflect that, as it’s been said to start at CNY800 (around $120/£90/AU$160), rising to CNY1,000 (roughly $150/£115/AU$200) depending on what RAM and storage options you go for.Of course, other than the launch date nothing has been confirmed yet, so check back in a couple of days for all the official details.
Things aren't getting any better for HTC.The Taiwanese smartphone maker on Friday said sales last month plunged 68 percent to NT$2.23 billion (US $72 million) compared with NT$6.9 billion in June 2017.It's the company's biggest slump in more than two years, reported Reuters.The sales are just one more data point in a string of bad news for the beleaguered company that, despite posting a profit in its first quarter of 2018, had suffered 11 consecutive quarters of financial loss.HTC on Monday said it will lay off 1,500 employees, or about 22 percent of its workforce, to cut costs and help it return to profitability, according to a tweet from Bloomberg's Taipei bureau chief, Samson Ellis.HTC confirmed the layoffs, but declined to give specific numbers.
Ant Financial, the biggest payment service in China, is looking to tap into blockchain technology to transform its businesses.At TechCrunch Hangzhou, Zhang Hui, Director of Blockchain Department at Ant Financial, spoke about blockchain’s use cases in the financial sector and the biggest challenges implementing the technology.Zhang Hui, Director of Blockchain Department at Ant Financial.“As a fintech company, we are very invested in future technologies,” Zhang said, the company’s strategy is focused on 5 BASIC technologies: Blockchain, AI, Security, IoT, and Computing.For blockchain technology, Ant Financial now focuses on the development of public blockchain.Zhang said currently Ant Financial has no plans of issuing tokens.
En stor utmaning för entreprenörer inom digital hälsa är att identifiera kunden.Är det den offentligt finansierade vården, försäkringsbolag eller den enskilda patienten?När vården har varit för svårtillgänglig för startupbolagen har man istället börjat utvecka tjänster mot patienten.Hur ser värdekedjan ut för digital hälsa – vem betalar för vilka tjänster?Hur ska vården hantera när patienter själva nyttjar digitala vårdtjänster?Och hur ska vi få till ett attraktivt klimat för healthtech-entreprenörer?
The move aims to simplify Dell’s complex structureTech giant Dell will return to public markets by buying out its so-called “tracking stock” in a cash and share-swap deal valued at $21.7 billion (£16.5 billion), the company said in a filing Monday.The shares were created to mirror the value of software maker VMware Inc., in which Dell has a controlling stake.VMware makes makes virtualisation software to maximise workloads on cloud tools or servers.In a complex series of transactions, VMware will pay DVMT shareholders an $11 billion dividend and Dell will offer more shares — or cash — to make up the difference.Dell Technologies Class C common stock will then become publicly listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
Specifically, it was in Daredevil 208, a comic I obsessively read over and over again when I was a kid.I got hooked into Harlan Ellison’s non-illustrated prose and fiction writing after my first contact with him in comics.Ellison’s career took him to many spaces and he shone in most of them.Daredevil 208—written by Ellison and Arthur Byron Cover, with art by David Mazzuchelli, Danny Bulanadi, Joe Rosen, and Christie Scheele — showcases the best aspects of both the title character and Ellison as a storyteller.Rather than wasting page space to trot out the standard beat of a hero going on patrol and taking out some thugs, Ellison and Cover tell you that it just happened.Daredevil’s exhausted and just wants to go home but then hears a cry for help from a little girl.
First-time founders or entrepreneurs in early stage startups may be unsure of what to write in their updates to investors.How much or how little should you include?You can deliver on all three requirements by breaking updates into modules and putting the most important modules first.Here are the modules and order I recommend:[Company Name] Investor Update for Month Ending [Last Day of Month]Notice that the only required module is “Metrics”.
Earlier this year, the folks at Dodge set up the boys in blue with the Durango Pursuit police SUV.Just a few months later, however, the law-defending Durango has been tweaked slightly.For the 2019 model year, it wears a new grille design that apes the look of the racy Durango SRT.In addition to looking more like the Durango SRT, the restyled nose of the 2019 Durango Pursuit is said to offer improved brake cooling thanks to different ducting.And that cooling will be important, given the beefy brakes fitted to the law-enforcing SUV: 13.8-inch front and 13.0-inch rear rotors.For 2019, Dodge also gave the Durango Pursuit a new self-leveling suspension, using Nivomat dampers and upgraded anti-roll bars.
Analytics firm aims to raise $193m on NasdaqData analytics biz Domo is to go public today with the aim of raising just under $200m, which if realised would value the company at less than a quarter of estimates in previous funding rounds.The Utah-based firm is to start trading on the Nasdaq, with plans to offload 9.2 million shares at $21 a pop – the upper end of its previous guide of $19 to $22 – taking its market capitalisation to $511m.Previously, Domo, which has raised some $689.7m since it was founded in 2010, had gained valuations in the range of $2.2bn – in part thanks to the hype around bringing in a number of big-name backers.However, the company's SEC filings – of which there have been two this month to outline plans for its flotation – reveal serious cash burn, suggesting it needs to IPO regardless of its lower valuation.According to the filing, Domo has $71.9m in cash and cash equivalents and has withdrawn all the credit from a scheme it entered in December 2017; the firm has an accumulated deficit of $803.3m, and had negative cash flows of $144.1m and $148.7m in fiscal '17 and '18, respectively.
A data privacy bill in California is just a signature away from becoming law over the strenuous objections of many tech companies that rely on surreptitious data collection for their livelihood.The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 has passed through the state legislative organs and will now head to the desk of Governor Jerry Brown to be enacted.The law puts in place a variety of powerful protections against consumers having their data collected and sold without their knowledge.You can read the full bill here, but the basic improvements are as follows:Businesses must disclose what information it collects, what business purpose it does so for, and any third parties it shares that data with.Consumers can opt out of their data being sold, and businesses can’t retaliate by changing the price or level of service.
Fortnite: Battle Royale's latest update, version 4.5, on Wednesday unveiled a new mode called Playground, new dual pistols and other significant changes to the hugely popular online shooter.But once the update dropped, Fortnite's multiplayer matchmaking began to break, forcing the company to roll the update back while it worked out the bugs, GameSpot reports.The game itself is still working smoothly while the errors are being fixed, but you'll have to wait for these new features.Playground mode, as described by Epic, lets up to four people drop down on the island with relaxed settings to practice building and shooting.Players will get a full hour on the island without a storm closing in to brush up on fort building and using weapons they have yet to master.You won't have problems finding gear either -- all gold chest nodes are turned on in this mode, so you can familiarize yourself with where loot may drop when you play the regular game.
The SD Association adds yet another confusing specification layer to SD cards.A "UC" part of it extends the maximum capacity of either a full-size or micro SD card from 2TB to 128TB, and an "Express" part increases the peak transfer speed of a full-size card from 624MB per second to 985MB/sec.That, in theory, puts SD in a much better position for use large, high-bandwidth file types such as 4K and 8K video, as well as for expansion in small devices.It all brings the SDA's incomprehensible matrix of SD's "consumer friendly" labeling to this:The new card spec is based on the UHS-II/III SD card design -- the one with the extra row of connectors -- and is backwardly compatible with any reader that can take those cards.However, it uses a new architecture based on the PCIe Gen3 and NVMe controllers in larger devices, which may mean it will be a while before cameras and other small capture devices can take advantage of it.
Elon Musk may be busy getting the Model 3 production line up to speed, but that isn’t stopping him spilling new details on the upcoming Tesla pickup truck too.The outspoken CEO has taken to Twitter once again, both to crowdsource ideas for what would-be electric pickup drivers might like to see, and to drop a few tidbits of his own.The pickup – which is as-yet officially unnamed, but which Musk refers to variously as the “Tesla Truck” and the “Tesla pickup truck” – is one of the upcoming models on the automaker’s roadmap.Ford’s F-150, after all, is the long-standing best-seller in the US, but there are certainly ways in which electrification could raise the game.“The Tesla Truck will have dual motor all-wheel drive [with] crazy torque & a suspension that dynamically adjusts for load,” he promises.There, electric motors – which deliver their torque from the very beginning, unlike gas or diesel engines which need to get up to speed – have a key advantage.