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Microsoft to Spend $1 Billion to Build 3 Data Centers in Greece

Microsoft  (MSFT) – Get Report said it would invest $1 billion to build three data centers in greater Athens and by 2025 would train 100,000 people in Greece in digital technologies.

The announcement comes after nine months of negotiations with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, the Redmond, Wash., software giant said.

“By a substantial margin, this is the largest investment Microsoft has made in Greece in the 28 years we have been operating here,” President Brad Smith said, speaking at the New Acropolis Museum in Greece.

“In part, this reflects confidence that our world-leading data-center technology can help enable innovation and growth across Greece’s economy.” 

Greece’s data centers will join the company’s current 63-region global cloud infrastructure network. The network makes Microsoft Azure cloud services available in more than 140 countries. 

Microsoft’s plan to add 100,000 private-sector jobs to the Greek economy comes as the country is expected

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King & Spalding Joins Georgia Tech Business Analytics Center’s Executive Council

ATLANTA, Sept. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — King & Spalding, an international law firm founded in Atlanta, announced today that it is joining the Executive Council of Georgia Tech’s Business Analytics Center at Scheller College of Business.

“Partnering with Georgia Tech, one of the country’s top business analytics programs, reflects another milestone in the long history between King & Spalding and Georgia Tech and our collective commitment in helping companies meet their strategic business objectives,” said Spencer Johnson, the King & Spalding partner overseeing collaboration between the firm and Georgia Tech. “Partnering with Georgia Tech to uncover insights in our data will create greater efficiencies and potentially innovative processes for the clients we serve.”

King & Spalding joins other global industry leaders including Coca-Cola, The Home Depot, AT&T, NCR, UPS, and thyssenkrupp Elevator on the BAC’s Executive Council.

“We are excited to welcome a world-renowned law firm

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‘We built two data centers in the middle of the pandemic’

At the end of July this year, after nearly five months of pandemic-induced restrictions, the team building two new data centers to underpin public services in the state of Guernsey finished the project. And, despite the additional complications caused by COVID-19, the team was only two weeks behind the original schedule – that is, the timeline that was mapped out pre-pandemic, in September last year – and the build remained within budget. 

The success of the project, less exciting but equally as effective, came down to plain good-old planning, maintains Colin Harvey, transformation director at Guernsey’s technology partner Agilisys – albeit to another degree than your average weekly to-do list.

“We went down to a ridiculous degree of detail in our planning in terms of not only the activities that everybody had to do, but also the risk in health and safety impacts,” he tells ZDNet.

SEE: IT Data Center

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Google Targets Carbon-Free Power For Data Centers by 2030

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a group of people standing around a fire: Firefighters monitor a controlled burn on Highway 1 while fighting the Dolan Fire near Big Sur, California on Sept. 13.

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Firefighters monitor a controlled burn on Highway 1 while fighting the Dolan Fire near Big Sur, California on Sept. 13.

By the start of the next decade Google wants to make sure all the electricity it uses for its data centers and offices will be truly 100% carbon free.


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Under its previous pledge the tech giant has been offsetting its consumption with direct renewable electricity purchases and the associated certificates. On paper, that allowed it to claim it used 100% renewable electricity. But when the sun doesn’t shine or the wind doesn’t blow, it’s still drawing its power from polluting fossil fuels.

The new policy will ensure that doesn’t happen again.

As part of a series of commitments on Monday, Google also said it will leverage more than $5 billion dollars of investment in 5 gigawatts of wind, solar, nuclear and other new carbon-free

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COVID-19: Call Center Outsourcing Market 2020-2024 | Increasing Use of RPA in Call Centers to Boost Market Growth

Technavio has been monitoring the call center outsourcing market and it is poised to grow by USD 13.67 billion during 2020-2024, progressing at a CAGR of over 3% during the forecast period. The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment.

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Technavio has announced its latest market research report titled Global Call Center Outsourcing Market 2020-2024 (Graphic: Business Wire)

Although the COVID-19 pandemic continues to transform the growth of various industries, the immediate impact of the outbreak is varied. While a few industries will register a drop in demand, numerous others will continue to remain unscathed and show promising growth opportunities. Technavio’s in-depth research has all your needs covered as our research reports include all foreseeable market scenarios, including pre- & post-COVID-19 analysis. We offer $1000 worth of

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HISD fights digital divide with Digital Learning Centers

HISD’s 36 Digital Learning Centers will be open weekdays from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. and provide eligible students with much-needed resources.

HOUSTON — Virtual learning is tough, but it can feel nearly impossible for parents struggling to provide their children with the needed equipment, such as laptops and internet.

That’s why HISD is opening select campuses this week to support families who do not have access to the technology needed to participate in online learning at home.

The centers are only available to those without access to technology.

The Digital Learning Centers, which are scheduled to open Tuesday, will be available to middle school and elementary students. They will be opened weekdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

HISD isn’t the first Houston-area school district to implement digital centers to help disadvantaged families. 

Fort Bend ISD is also transforming campuses into resource centers with Fort Bend ISD Learning Centers,

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HISD launches 36 digital learning centers for students that do not have access to technology

HOUSTON – Houston Independent School District is opening 36 digital learning centers for students that do not have access to technology. The centers are for elementary and middle school students, enabling them to take part in instruction through the HISD @ H.O.M.E. Learning program.

The centers will be located across the district and open weekdays from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. All students that attend will be provided breakfast and lunch daily at no charge. Breakfast will begin at 7:15 a.m. daily.

HISD created the district learning centers to provide on-campus instruction for students who don’t access to internet access or appropriate remote learning devices for virtual learning, a requirement by the Texas Education Agency.

How can students participate?

Students must be approved and assigned to a digital learning Center by their home campus.

Students identified as not having access to technology for online learning will be assigned to a

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New Horizons Computer Learning Centers Named One of Top 30 Learning Providers in the World

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TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — New Horizons Computer Learning Centers, the largest independent provider of career and technology training, today announced it was named to the prestigious Top 30 Learning Providers listing released by The Learning and Performance Institute (LPI). Click to Tweet.

According to the global announcement, the 30 named companies ”…provide the highest quality of service and the best user experience. They are trusted business partners, acting always in the best interests of their clients and, as such, fully endorsed by the Learning and Performance Institute.”

Shelley Morris, EVP and Chief Operating Officer at New Horizons said, “It’s an honor to be recognized as a Top 30 Learning Provider by the Learning and Performance Institute. New Horizons has demonstrated expertise and experience in the training

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MIT partners with national labs on two new National Quantum Information Science Research Centers | MIT News

Early this year, the U.S. Department of Energy sent out a call for proposals as it announced it would award up to $625 million in funding over the next five years to establish multidisciplinary National Quantum Information Science (QIS) Research Centers. These awards would support the National Quantum Initiative Act, passed in 2018 to accelerate the development of quantum science and information technology applications.

Now, MIT is a partner institute on two QIS Research Centers that the Department of Energy has selected for funding.

One of the centers, the Co-design Center for Quantum Advantage (C2QA), will be led by Brookhaven National Laboratory. MIT participation in this center will be coordinated by Professor Isaac Chuang through the Center for Theoretical Physics.

The other center, the Quantum Systems Accelerator (QSA), will be led by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE) and MIT Lincoln Laboratory are partners

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