New Mathematical Model Can More Effectively Track Epidemics

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A new model developed by Princeton and Carnegie Mellon researchers improves tracking of epidemics by accounting for mutations in diseases. Now, the researchers are working to apply their model to allow leaders to evaluate the effects of countermeasures to epidemics before they deploy them.

“We want to be able to consider interventions like quarantines, isolating people, etc., and then see how they affect an epidemic’s spread when the pathogen is … Read the rest “New Mathematical Model Can More Effectively Track Epidemics”

Cisco fortifies ACI for Amazon, Microsoft integration and multicloud management

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Cisco has upgraded its core networking software to include better support for enterprise multicloud integration and management as well as tools to help telcos or hyperscalers tie together large scale data-center networks.

The new features are part of the 5.0 release of Cisco’s Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) software, which runs on the company’s core data center Nexus 9000 systems.

Flush with new funds, Indian startups lead in sacking employees

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New Delhi: The Covid-19 blow appears to have forced even those startups and unicorns that have managed to raise new funding go for a leaner workforce, firing employees in thousands.

Foodtech unicorn Swiggy, for example, raised almost Rs 1,185 crore this year as part of its Series -I round.

And yet, the company had to announce its plans this month to let go of 1,100 employees, nearly 14 per … Read the rest “Flush with new funds, Indian startups lead in sacking employees”

Fewer meetings will help achieve 100% productivity, say developers in survey

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As many as 70% of the developers who took part in the HackerEarth “Behind the Code” developer survey reported that fewer meetings would help them achieve “100% productivity” at work. This comes at a time when meetings and video conferences have become the order of the day with Covid-19 pushing organisations to move towards Work From Home in order to continue with operations.

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What is IoT? The internet of things explained

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The internet of things (IoT) is a catch-all term for the growing number of electronics that aren’t traditional computing devices, but are connected to the internet to send data, receive instructions or both.

There’s an incredibly broad range of things that fall under that umbrella: Internet-connected “smart” versions of traditional appliances like refrigerators and light bulbs; gadgets that could only exist in an internet-enabled world like Alexa-style digital assistants; internet-enabled … Read the rest “What is IoT? The internet of things explained”

Cisco’s third quarter gets boost from demand for work-from-home apps

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The health crisis has forced many businesses to go completely online, increasing the use of video conferencing and virtual private network software, including Cisco’s Webex and AnyConnect.

Revenue for the unit offering Webex declined, but Cisco executives said that was because it also provides older software whose sales have declined as Webex grew strongly. Cisco does not break out sales for Webex, which competes with Microsoft Corp’s (MSFT.O) … Read the rest “Cisco’s third quarter gets boost from demand for work-from-home apps”

Known Error Database (KEDB)-III

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The KEDB implementation

Technically when we talk about the KEDB we are really talking about the Problem Management database rather than a completely separate store of data. At least a decent implementation would have it setup that way.

There is a one-to-one mapping between Known Error and Problem so it makes sense that your standard data representation of a Problem (with its number, assignment data, work notes etc) also holds … Read the rest “Known Error Database (KEDB)-III”

IBM retrains Watson AI for IT operations

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IBM CEO Arvind Krishna has a new assignment for Watson, the company’s AI software: working in IT.

Best known for its roles as an advisor to oncologists and sometime quiz show contestant, Watson is now being pressed into service diagnosing and solving enterprise IT infrastructure problems, making it one of a growing number of tools in the market for AIOps, an emerging IT practice that applies artificial intelligence to IT Read the rest “IBM retrains Watson AI for IT operations”

Zoom to add end-to-end encryption with Keybase acquisition

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oom has acquired secure messaging and identity management firm Keybase as its looks to shore up security capabilities on its platform with end-to-end encryption.

The acquisition will give Zoom access to Keybase’s encryption technology, used to secure online identities, as well as its team of engineers. Launched in 2014, Keybase lets users encrypt social media messages and shared files with public key encryption to ensure that communications stay private. 

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