Month: March 2019

NHS Digital Academy CEO Rachel Dunscombe takes up role at KLAS Research

The CEO of the NHS Digital Academy has taken up a role at healthcare IT data and insights company KLAS Research. Rachel Dunscombe is joining KLAS’ Arch Collaborative as its global (non-US) leader and senior evangelist. The collaborative is made up of 170 healthcare organisations across 10 countries and seeks “to benchmark and improve electronic medical …

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Montecito Fire Protection District Solar Microgrid To Be A National Model

Clean Power Published on March 5th, 2019 | by Charles W. Thurston March 5th, 2019 by Charles W. Thurston  A project to build a solar+storage community microgrid within the Montecito, CA, fire district is being developed as a national model for other communities across the country, according to the Clean Coalition and the World Business …

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One in three organizations suffered data breaches due to mobile devices

The number of security incidents involving mobile devices has increased over the past year, but companies are not protecting their mobile assets as well as they do other systems. One in three organizations admitted to suffering a compromise due to a mobile device, according to a new study by Verizon that surveyed 671 professionals in …

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Are Self-Driving Cars Really Going to Replace All Human Drivers?

March 5th, 2019 by Jennifer Sensiba  People in Arizona have been lashing out violently at self-driving cars, and Waymo is bearing the brunt of the hate. Residents of Chandler, a suburb of Phoenix, are slashing their tires, throwing rocks, running them off the road, and even threatening the human backup drivers with both real and …

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Microsoft to start selling Windows 7 add-on support April 1

Microsoft plans to start selling its Windows 7 add-on support beginning April 1. Labeled “Extended Security Updates” (ESU), the post-retirement support will give enterprise customers more time to purge their environments of Windows 7. From Windows 7’s Jan. 14, 2020 end of support, ESU will provide security fixes for uncovered or reported vulnerabilities in the …

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Oslo Is (Almost) Car-Free — And Likes It That Way

March 5th, 2019 by Erika Clugston  The Oslo city center is almost entirely car-free after eliminating parking spots and banning cars on certain streets. The Norwegian capital finished at the beginning of this year, removing the last of approximately 750 street-side parking spots within the city center and replacing them with bike lanes, benches, greenery …

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Mobile World Congress: The time of 5G is (almost) here

If there was one common theme to the blizzard of announcements, demonstrations and general public happenings going on at MWC 2019 in Barcelona this year, it was that everyone from smartphone makers to mobile carriers to hardware manufacturers is wildly excited about the advent of 5G technology. Wireless equipment vendors, like Nokia and Ericsson, both …

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What is an IT auditor? A vital role for risk assessment

What is an IT auditor? An IT auditor is responsible for analyzing and assessing a company’s technological infrastructure to ensure processes and systems run accurately and efficiently, while remaining secure and meeting compliance regulations. An IT auditor also identifies any IT issues that fall under the audit, specifically those related to security and risk management. …

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