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Huawei 5G: In Europe, for Europe

In association with Huawei Digital technologies and infrastructures, like 5G, present many new opportunities for economic growth while also challenging the security of digital communications. For the past 30 years Huawei has maintained an unwavering focus, rejecting shortcuts and easy opportunities that dont align with our core business. With a practical approach to everything we [&hellip .

3 Apr 2020 9:46 pm
Microsoft 365 to replace personal Office 365

Microsoft has announced that from 21 April, its Office 365 personal and family subscription suite will be renamed Microsoft 365. Dubbed by Microsoft as the subscription service for your life, Microsoft 365 will include Office applications such as Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, Publisher, Access, Skype and Teams, as well as new services and apps. In a [&hellip .

3 Apr 2020 9:30 pm
Virtual reality researchers team up to make opera accessible to all

In an innovative collaboration, Irish National Opera (INO) has teamed up with tech researchers to make opera accessible to all.  As part of a Europe-wide Horizon 2020 project, INO will collaborate with researchers from DCUs Insight SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics to create an operatic work using new immersive technologies. The venture should be [&hellip .

3 Apr 2020 9:29 pm
Postman lends its API power to Covid-19 fight

Postman, the company behind the collaborative API development platform, is offering a resource of its own in the fight against Covid-19: a collection of API endpoints for tapping information about the outbreak. The most recent addition to the resource list is a crowdsourced directory of Covid-19 testing locations throughout the US. The list of APIs curated by Postman and [&hellip .

3 Apr 2020 8:00 pm
C++ proposal dismisses backward compatibility

A working group of the C++ language standards committee has floated a proposal to evolve the language with an emphasis on safety and simplicity, rather than backward and binary compatibility, raising the question of whether the language could possibly fork. A recently published paper puts forward goals and priorities for C++ – such as code being simple to write [&hellip .

3 Apr 2020 7:59 pm
Covid-19 to delay enterprise 5G adoption

Enterprise adoption of 5G will be delayed because the 3GPP standards body has been side-lined by the Covid-19 outbreak and cannot finish its work on a critical standard for at least two months, according to ABI Research. The standard in question, known as Release 16, addresses latency standards and mandating 99.999% uptime, said ABI Research analyst Leo [&hellip .

3 Apr 2020 1:44 pm
Research shows 87% of Irish people would share personal data to solve Covid-19

Research shows that 87% of Irish people would share their personal data and medical records if it helped to solve a global pandemic like Covid-19. This number rose to 93% amongst those aged 18 to 24 and the over 55s. The research was undertaken for the Irish Computer Society by iReach as part of Tech [&hellip .

3 Apr 2020 1:42 pm
NCBI to beat Covid-19 retail closures with fashionable e-store

Irelands second largest charity retailer, NCBI, has launched an online fashion outlet in a bid to offset the impact of Covid-19. The charity, which provides much needed practical and emotional support to people who are blind or visually impaired, has near 120 charity shops across Ireland. Due to the current pandemic, it has had to shutter [&hellip .

3 Apr 2020 1:27 pm
How US enterprises networking is changing with a work-at-home workforce

As the coronavirus spreads, public and private companies and government entities are requiring employees to work from home, putting unforeseen strain on all manner of networking technologies and causing bandwidth and security concerns. AT&T said its core network traffic – which includes business, home broadband and wireless – was up 24% through 30 March compared [&hellip .

3 Apr 2020 1:25 pm
Facebook launches online training series to support businesses during Covid-19

Facebook Ireland has moved its business training event, Boost with Facebook online to provide SMEs with support and tools they need to adapt and survive at this time.  Launching today (02/04/2020) at 12pm, the free weekly webinar series will cover essential online business training such as; how to host a virtual event; pushing creative boundaries [&hellip .

2 Apr 2020 3:42 pm
App to help assess and control workforce infection risk made freely available

Developer of the cloud based Manufacturo platform, Andea, has developed a free app to support manufacturing companies during the coronavirus pandemic. Designed to quickly and effectively assess the quarantine needs of employees, the app gathers information such as current symptoms, recent travels, general health, and potentially related disorders, to evaluate employee infection risks. Andea said [&hellip .

2 Apr 2020 2:59 pm