It’s been a rough several years for the once-mighty technology behemoths, HP and IBM, and while each has the cash and resources to chug along for years to come, both companies have struggled to find a foothold in a fast-changing market. HP once represented the archetypal Silicon Valley company, a pillar of the computer world, a place where a teenage Steve Jobs worked one summer and cut his technology teeth. It was one of the most innovative companies in the tech world — in the 20th century. But as the 90s rolled into the 2000s, HP began to lose its way. It started with Carly Fiorina’s schizophrenic leadership, spending big to get Compaq, while letting loose thousands of employees and publicly feuding with Walter Hewlett, the son of the company co-founder. After that came the march of the CEOs. Mark Hurd left in disgrace after a scandal. Next came Leo Apotheker who lasted just a year before the board cut him loose and in came current CEO Meg Whitman. With … [Read more...] about Who Wins The Battle of The Disrupted Tech Giants: HP Or IBM?
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The former Team Ineos coach Rod Ellingworth believes that his new Bahrain McLaren team can compete with the best as they prepare for their long-awaited debut in the 2020 season. Bahrain McLaren will take over from the existing Bahrain-Meridian team and McLaren announced their ambitious plans to “disrupt” the world of cycling as they enter the sport. The team is a 50-50 joint venture between the Kingdom of Bahrain and the McLaren Group. “I think from the outset, we’re capable of taking them on,” said Ellingworth. “It’s about getting your key riders on the line in good condition, good health. I think if we’re in that situation, we stand every chance of taking them on. “Next year’s tour, I think it’s a real challenging tour. It’s a different race to what we’ve seen in the past but I do think we’ve got an opportunity. Do I see us as underdogs? I see ourselves a new thriving team with lots of energy and … [Read more...] about Mark Cavendish excited to join Bahrain McLaren’s project to ‘disrupt’ cycling
UK's tax authority forced to delete 5 million biometric records 'Biggest ever' deletion of biometric data by government comes after HMRC obtained data "unlawfully" according to privacy regulator. Enterprise Software Adobe adds new AI tools to Data Science Workspace in Experience platform Oracle: What is customer experience (and why you should care) How Kubernetes won, and why your business needs to know it Blockchain: It could be 10 years before businesses start reaping the benefits of the technology (ZDNet YouTube) Windows 10 Nov. 2019 Update: Everything you need to know (CNET) Why macOS Catalina is not Apple's finest moment (TechRepublic) Accounting and tax-prep firm H&R Block said Tuesday that it plans to acquire Wave Financial for $405 million. Toronto, Ontario-based Wave offers free accounting, invoicing, and receipt-tracking software for small businesses, and generates revenue via payment processing, payroll and bookkeeping services. For H&R Block, … [Read more...] about H&R Block to acquire Canadian fintech startup Wave
SpaceX to launch space internet satellites Falcon 9 is getting ready to take its first two Starlink internet satellites into orbit this Wednesday. Read more: http://zd.net/2BvqpA5 Satellites cast into low Earth orbit by Elon Musk's rocket company, SpaceX, are disrupting astronomy research due to the vehicles' brightness in night skies – and the problem could get much worse unless design changes are made. Networking How to find the best VPN service: Your guide to staying safe on the internet Cisco: These Wi-Fi access points are easily owned by remote hackers, so patch now What is 5G? The definitive guide to next-generation wireless technology How to buy a router (CNET) 10 good habits of network administrators (TechRepublic) SpaceX last month launched another 60 Starlink satellites on the back of a Falcon 9 rocket. They are intended to become part of a mesh network designed to deliver broadband to underserved areas across the world. There are about 120 orbiting … [Read more...] about Elon Musk’s SpaceX warned: Your internet-beaming satellites disrupt astronomy
Enforcement actions at the U.S.-Mexico border fell again in November, marking six consecutive months of declining apprehensions. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) enforcement actions totaled 42,649 in the month of November, according to data obtained by the Daily Caller News Foundation. The data — a combination of the 33,510 arrests and 9,139 inadmissible aliens at the border for that month — show a six percent decline from October.The Department of Homeland Security celebrated the latest numbers, and pointed to policies undertaken by the Trump administration as the root cause. “The president’s strategy to address the historic flood of Central American family units illegally crossing the border has worked. And, thanks to the policies President Trump has implemented across the board, catch and release is over,” a Department of Homeland Security spokesperson said in a statement obtained by the DCNF. A U.S. Border Patrol agent is seen at the U.S.-Mexico … [Read more...] about ‘Catch And Release Is Over’: Border Apprehensions Drop For Sixth Month In A Row
It is hard to believe and yet all too believable that another decade is already wrapping up. It has been a strange one. While it lacked the overt chaos of 9/11 and the onset of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and acute fears of terrorism, it brought its own unsettling dynamics and sense of dread. The rise of social media via the internet was perhaps the most dramatic phenomenon that affected society, with spidery tendrils of downstream effects, most dramatically including contributing to our presidential election winners: the initial audacity of hope and embrace of multiculturalism and globalism provided by President Obama, and the crashing “whitelash” and isolationism of President Trump. The galloping continuous rise of the stock market after the 2008 recession, with internet moguls like Amazon and Facebook and Google leading to an unprecedented hoarding of wealth in a handful of people combined with the economic rise of China and India and other countries; this has led a … [Read more...] about The Decade of Technology-Driven Anxiety