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Microsoft Seeks Global Cybersecurity Accord

Saturday, February 18th, 2017


Microsoft has called on governments around the world to create a “digital Geneva Convention” as a way to normalize international cybersecurity rules and protect civilian use of the Internet.
President Brad Smith, who is also Microsoft’s chief legal officer, addressed the issue at the annual RSA conference held earlier this week in San Francisco, saying that governments — with the assistance of technology companies in the role of NGOs — need to establish international rules to protect civilians from cyberthreats during peacetime.

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AWS Unveils Chime Conferencing Service

Thursday, February 16th, 2017


AWS on Tuesday introduced Amazon Chime, a cloud-based unified communications offering that lets users engage in high-quality audio and HD video meetings across Windows and Mac desktops, and iOS and Android mobile devices. Companies just have to download the app; they don’t need to make upfront investments in hardware or software. Users can switch seamlessly between desktop and mobile apps as needed, even in mid-conference. Participants click a button on the Chime app to join a meeting instead of dialing a number then entering a PIN.

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Is Salesforce Getting Serious About the Back Office?

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017


Even as Salesforce aggressively seeks to consolidate its position as the leader of cloud-based front-office applications via a series of acquisitions, it is possible that 2017 could be the year the company uses some of the same purchases to make a strategic move. Salesforce soon may become a major player in the back-office financial management and ERP market as well. Speculation that Salesforce might expand its offerings to address the back-office needs of its corporate customers has been plentiful for a long time.

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Silicon Valley Up in Arms Over Proposed H-1B Overhaul

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017


Silicon Valley is in an uproar over a proposed new executive order that would overhaul the existing policy on foreign worker visas. The Trump administration’s goal apparently is to prioritize the hiring of American workers first and make other changes in the way U.S. companies can recruit skilled professionals from other countries. The president reportedly wants to revise existing policies on how American companies hire foreign workers in a way that would force them to consider U.S. citizens first and foremost, a draft of the order suggests.

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New FCC Chair Ajit Pai Vows to Kill Net Neutrality Rules

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017


President Donald Trump on Monday named Ajit Pai chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. Pai, who has been a Republican commissioner for the agency since 2012, replaced Tom Wheeler, whom President Obama appointed to the top FCC post in late 2013. With the new administration, Republicans gain the expected majority of the commission. Pai has been known to be a foe of former President Barack Obama’s Net neutrality rules, stating the policy could lead to new taxes while giving less consumer choice.

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