Category: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY NEWS

New Audio Technology Creating Next Generation of Drive-Ins

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Ultimate Outdoor Entertainment® — A new sound is coming to Drive-In Theater and Outdoor Movies, as Ultimate Outdoor Entertainment (UOE) releases their Ultimate Mobile Listening App™ to replace or enhance standard FM radio. While still using FM transmitters for many of their events, UOE recognized that FM radio has its challenges. Some obstacles include finding the clearest station in each area, overcoming interference from other stations or weather, and ensuring the strength and range is sufficient for each. Earlier this summer, UOE began their efforts to create a better listening experience for Drive-In audiences around the country.

The Ultimate Mobile Listening App™ enhances the three key elements of audience engagement head-on: Increased Audio Quality, Customized Branding, and Targeted Messaging. In addition to static-free listening, UOE clients hosting Drive-In events can now directly

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Improving People’s Lives with Digital Technology during COVID-19

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The COVID-19 pandemic saw 3.5 billion people without access to digital technology and services and more than one billion children unable to continue their education. Credit: Mercedes Sayagues/IPS

UNITED NATIONS, Oct 14 2020 (IPS) – Digital technology has been crucial in ensuring community and connection during the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent lockdowns. And its shown that collaboration between the private and public sector can ensure that digital technology continues to advance in a way that improves people’s lives under crises, experts said on Tuesday, Oct. 13. 

The COVID-19 pandemic saw 3.5 billion people without access to digital services and more than one billion children unable to continue their education, Dr. Julia Glidden, corporate vice president at Microsoft Worldwide Public Sector, said at the webinar.

“As digital services became lifelines, empowering

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IDC’s 3rd Platform Industry Spending Guides Provide In-Depth Forecasts for Technology Investments in Nine Industries

To bring more insight to technology spending across and within industries, International Data Corporation (IDC) recently published a series of Industry Spending Guides that provide in-depth forecasts for spending on 3rd Platform technologies (mobility, cloud, big data and analytics (BDA), social) and Innovation Accelerators (artificial intelligence (AI), augmented reality/virtual reality (AR/VR), 3D printing, Internet of Things (IoT), security, and robotics) as well as traditional, 2nd Platform technologies. The guides cover nine industries – banking, government, healthcare, insurance, manufacturing, oil and gas, retail, securities and investment services, and utilities – and provide detailed spending figures for nine geographic regions, 64 sub-industries and lines of business, and two delivery types (cloud and non-cloud).

“While IT spending is contracting in some areas, 3rd Platform spending will see healthy double-digit growth throughout the post-COVID recovery period and the investment priorities are somewhat varied across industries,” said Karen Massey, research manager, Customer Insights & Analysis.

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Scientists discover new method to retrieve lost single-cell RNA-sequencing information

Sequencing RNA from individual cells can reveal a great deal of information about what those cells are doing in the body. MIT researchers have now greatly boosted the amount of information gleaned from each of those cells, by modifying the commonly used Seq-Well technique.

With their new approach, the MIT team could extract 10 times as much information from each cell in a sample.

This increase should enable scientists to learn much more about the genes that are expressed in each cell, and help them to discover subtle but critical differences between healthy and dysfunctional cells.

It’s become clear that these technologies have transformative potential for understanding complex biological systems. If we look across a range of different datasets, we can really understand the landscape of health and disease, and that can give us information as to what therapeutic strategies we

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Avius Launches Gestures – Touchless Customer Feedback Technology

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Customers who wish to provide feedback at a business no longer need to physically touch a survey screen. Avius, a leading tech company that provides real-time customer feedback solutions, today launched Gestures, a touchless AI-powered thumbs up / thumbs down survey experience. The innovative technology has launched at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), the busiest airport in the world, and at LEGOLAND Florida.

The pandemic has quickly created a new operating environment for businesses who are now more than ever embracing touchless technology. Avius predicted early on during the pandemic that touchless would play an important role in society moving forward. Customers are also demanding clean and safe ways to interact with technology. Gestures provides a fast and easy touchless way to gather information from experience feedback surveys so businesses can ensure they are meeting and exceeding expectations for customers and their

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Carpenter Technology Announces Conference Call and Webcast

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PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 13, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Carpenter Technology Corporation (NYSE: CRS) plans to host a conference call and webcast on Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. ET to discuss the results of operations for the first quarter of fiscal 2021, ended September 30, 2020. The call and webcast will follow the release of first quarter fiscal 2021 financial results before the market opens on Thursday, October 22, 2020.

Conference Call and Webcast Details

What: Carpenter Technology First Quarter Fiscal 2021 Conference Call

Date: Thursday, October 22, 2020

Time: 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time

Live Call: +1 412-317-9259

Live and Archived Webcast: ir.carpentertechnology.com

About Carpenter Technology

Carpenter Technology Corporation is a recognized leader in high-performance specialty alloy-based materials and process solutions for critical applications in the aerospace, defense, transportation, energy,

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VERB Appoints Mitch Bledsoe as Chief Information Officer and Julie Holdren as Chief Product Officer

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. and SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 13, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — VERB Technology Company, Inc.  (NASDAQ: VERB) (“VERB” or the “Company”), a leader in interactive video-based sales enablement applications, including interactive livestream ecommerce, webinar, CRM and marketing applications for entrepreneurs and enterprises, today announced the appointments of Mitch Bledsoe as Chief Information Officer and Julie Holdren as Chief Product Officer. The new executives will be instrumental in driving the Company’s product solutions and scaling its global information technology (IT) infrastructure.

Mr. Bledsoe joins VERB with decades of leadership under his belt, including nearly 20 years of strategic IT senior leadership experience across the high tech, financial services, advertising and retail industries. He has served as vice president at ALLDATA, Assurant, iHeartMedia and First American Corporation, leading multiple domestic and international teams through successful large-scale product development efforts, legacy modernizations, corporate applications, and the buildout and maintenance of IT

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DUBLIN, Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The “Electronic Health Information Exchange Market” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

This report examines the technology, technology providers, and market trends in Electronic Health Information Exchange (HIE) services.

This report evaluates the current industry trends in HIE products and services. It also identifies the key vendors and their strategies. The report also answers the basic questions: What is an Electronic Healthcare Record (EHR)?, What is an EHR database?, and Why is there a need for an HIE?

Simply stated, an Electronic Health Record (EHR) is a digital version of a patient’s paper chart. While many leading companies are increasingly moving towards digital retention of records via EHR databases, information is typically available only within a closed system. In other words, medical facilities that are not part of the same group often cannot exchange data between their EHR systems.

To address this

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Homeland Security Funds 5 New Projects Exploring Blockchain Technology

The Homeland Security Department tapped one U.S.-based and four international blockchain companies to explore the emerging, record-keeping technology’s potential to help refresh how the agency conducts operations.

The five startups were selected to receive phase I awards amounting to more than $800,000 collectively through the DHS Science and Technology Directorate’s Silicon Valley Innovation Program, or SVIP. Their work could eventually lead to the potential production of a Social Security number alternative that won’t divulge personally identifiable information, extend the agency and its subcomponents’ visibility into multiple supply chains—and more. 

Homeland Security leverages SVIP to invest in technological solutions that can be rapidly prototyped, and holds promise to modernize its own capabilities. Blockchain is a contemporary technology that tracks, records and authenticates information and transactions. Recognizing the burgeoning tech’s potential to transform its internal pursuits, the department launched a “Preventing Forgery and Counterfeiting of Certificates and Licenses” solicitation in 2018 calling

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SD-WAN is a pandemic-ready network security technology

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Jim Richberg

Jim Richberg is field CISO at Fortinet and former national intelligence manager for cyber in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. He previously coordinated the Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative for Presidents Bush and Obama.

Jim Richberg, Chief Information Security Officer, Fortinet Federal

State and local governments are already in a fiscal black hole driven by the impacts of COVID-19, as resources plummet and expenditures on social safety programs soar. This bleak financial situation is almost certain to spread to the federal level, as mounting deficits eventually produce pressures to cut spending. This is likely to lead to a competition for resources within agencies more intense than anything seen since the mandatory cuts imposed by sequestration a decade ago.

And yet, after a brief respite, malicious cyber-actors have not suspended their activities during the pandemic. In fact, they’ve accelerated their

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