Google to expand business in Japan | What's next for IoT? | Intel set to launch 5G chips in 2019
November 17, 2017
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Google to expand business in Japan
Google to expand business in Japan
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Google revealed plans to double its workforce in Japan at a new office in Tokyo, with additional goals of expanding cloud service, big data and machine learning. The company is hoping the move will make it more competitive with Amazon and Microsoft in Asia.
The Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model) (11/17) 
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Prepare for ASC 606 Compliance
ASC 606 deadline is fast approaching. Are you prepared? Watch this video as finance experts from FinancialForce, Salesforce, Simplus and PwC share advice for a smooth and successful transition. Learn key takeaways, avoid pitfalls as you go through the switch.
Technology & Trends
What's next for IoT?
Recent case studies have shown that the internet of things can make a strong impact on business, but Forrester's Christopher Voce predicts the technology will move beyond the experimentation phase in 2018. While security will likely remain an issue, IoT platforms could be specialized in ways that cater to consumers, he says.
ZDNet (11/16) 
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Intel set to launch 5G chips in 2019
Intel set to launch 5G chips in 2019
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Intel unveiled its line of 5G chips to be released in 2019. "5G lets you slice the network so service providers can provide different levels of service, where they can target the internet of things, phone service, or enterprise service on top of the same network infrastructure," Intel's Alex Quach said.
VentureBeat (11/16) 
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IT Channel
Google releases BigQuery service for fast data transfer
Google released its BigQuery service to the public, giving users an automated channel to transfer data from Software as a Service applications. The data transfer should take approximately 24 hours, and Google has promised to cover the daily cost of transfer if it takes longer.
TechRepublic (11/16) 
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Cisco gains on Q1 strength, rosier outlook
Cisco Systems rode its security and cloud computing businesses to better-than-expected profits in its fiscal first quarter, even as revenue from its traditional switching and router business declined. The company's stock rose after the report, which included a bullish outlook for the current quarter.
Reuters (11/15),  Bloomberg (free registration) (11/15) 
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IT Workforce
Not everyone wants a visionary leader
In smaller companies, leaders with grand visions of the future may not be taken as seriously as they would be at a larger organization, writes Lila MacLellan. This is because the closer leaders are to their employees, the more practical and detailed their messages are expected to be.
Quartz (11/14) 
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Policy Watch
NYC seeks partners for Cyber NYC cybersecurity initiative
A cybersecurity initiative by New York City is seeking private partners. Cyber NYC will focus on the development of a cyber center, as well as talent development and research.
StateScoop (11/16) 
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CompTIA News
Your next move: Help desk technician
If you like to solve technical issues and work with people, then help desk technician may be a good next step for you. The next installment of the CompTIA series "Your Next Move" explores the duties and responsibilities of a help desk technician. Visit CompTIA IT Career news to learn more.
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The future of cybersecurity
With the increase in cyberattacks and the number of new connected devices, the need for skilled cybersecurity professionals is growing at a rapid pace. The CompTIA Cybersecurity Career Pathway helps IT pros achieve cybersecurity mastery, from beginning to end. For more information, visit the CompTIA Cybersecurity Career Pathway.
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