Galaxy Note 9 offers business-friendly features | 94 companies sign on to IBM, Maersk's blockchain platform | Baidu's AI assistant reaches 100M devices
August 10, 2018
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Galaxy Note 9 offers business-friendly features
Galaxy Note 9 offers business-friendly features
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Samsung's Galaxy Note 9 includes up to 512 gigabytes of storage capacity, S Pen capabilities and advanced security options such as iris scanning, facial recognition and Google Smart Lock. The device will be available with all major US wireless carriers.
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Technology & Trends
94 companies sign on to IBM, Maersk's blockchain platform
Maersk and IBM have partnered on a blockchain trade platform, which is aimed at providing end-to-end solutions for customers that aim to improve efficiency in the logistics process. More companies have joined the platform, bringing the total participating organizations to 94, the companies stated.
Reuters (8/9) 
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Baidu's AI assistant reaches 100M devices
Baidu's conversational AI assistant, DuerOS, has been installed on about 100 million devices, gaining 50 million installs in just six months. Baidu cultivated partnerships with more than 200 companies, allowing for the launch of 110 DuerOS-powered devices.
VentureBeat (8/8) 
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IT Channel
Cox boosts transport, connectivity with RapidScale buy
Cox is expanding its transport and connectivity capability with its acquisition of RapidScale, the company stated. "Adding RapidScale to the Cox family grows our business in a strategic manner by improving our cloud platform and enhances our value to business customers, regardless of size or vertical market," says Steve Rowley of Cox Business.
Channel Futures (8/9) 
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IT Workforce
Those with analytics, project management skills could fill cybersecurity roles
There are nearly 350,000 unfilled cybersecurity jobs in the US, according to the Commerce Department, and experts predict 3.5 million cybersecurity jobs will remain open globally by 2021. People with strong backgrounds in analytics, data science, project management, law, policy or the military could have many of the skills needed to pursue a career in cybersecurity, says DHR International's Pete Metzger.
CNBC (8/9) 
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Cybersecurity training at all levels critical for businesses
The rise of email phishing scams and other attacks puts billions of dollars at risk, highlighting the importance of cybersecurity training for all employees. All levels, including senior executives, should be aware of scams, and companies should take additional steps to protect their systems, such as using two-factor authentication, hiring ethical hackers and using security software.
Society for Human Resource Management online (tiered subscription model) (8/9) 
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Policy Watch
Tech vendors, cybersecurity group team up to bolster election security
Election technology vendors will be partnering with the IT Information Sharing and Analysis Center to improve election security. The Elections Industry Special Industry Group, to be housed within the IT-ISAC, would give vendors access to information, including threat indicators from the Department of Homeland Security and IT-ISAC members and partners.
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CompTIA News
Go all in on LinkedIn
While many of us know we should be using LinkedIn to network, a good portion of us don't necessarily know how to do that. The first step is creating a profile that your peers, partners and clients will want to engage with. The CompTIA AITP Blog shares five tips to use and get you on your way to going all in on LinkedIn.
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Cloud migration challenges
As cloud adoption enters later stages of maturity, companies are encountering new hurdles. Integration is still the main challenge, but the next two -- workflow modification and policy change -- highlight organizational issues that follow initial technical efforts. For more on the impact of the cloud on IT operations, visit CompTIA Insight & Tools and download a free copy of the report "Cloud Computing and IT Operations."
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Training cybersecurity technologists
Currently there are more than 285,000 unfilled cybersecurity openings nationwide, according to Cyberseek, a free workforce and career resource developed jointly by CompTIA and labor market analytics firm Burning Glass Technologies. How will U.S. companies find the analytics talent to fill these roles? Creating IT Futures is trying to do it part, as detailed in the blog article.
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