Smart business with smarter technology

Jaime E. Love
A successful business is always backed by smart decisions. The ability to cope up with demanding workloads and staying abreast with technology is key to stay ahead of the curve.

To remain competitive, your business needs to perform consistently. This is possible with the help of timely technological upgrades which enhance productivity.

There are several reasons to upgrade your business tools with time. First and foremost, being able to perform quickly and securely. For instance, an 8th generation Intel Core i7 processor can perform up to 88 percent faster than a three year old system. Also, a Windows 10 device has a start-up that’s on average up to 28 percent faster than Windows 7 and 65 percent faster at multitasking. Upgrading to new Windows 10 Pro devices can help small businesses receive essential security updates, manage compliance issues and create innovation opportunities.

Unfortunately, many businesses remain unaware about the benefits

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Technology divide between senior ‘haves’ and ‘have-nots’ roils pandemic response

Jaime E. Love

Family gatherings on Zoom and FaceTime. Online orders from grocery stores and pharmacies. Telehealth appointments with physicians.

These have been lifesavers for many older adults staying at home during the coronavirus pandemic. But an unprecedented shift to virtual interactions has a downside: Large numbers of seniors are unable to participate.

Among them are older adults with dementia (14% of those 71 and older), hearing loss (nearly two-thirds of those 70 and older) and impaired vision (13.5% of those 65 and older), who can have a hard time using digital devices and programs designed without Texture Spray Machine their needs in mind. (Think small icons, difficult-to-read typefaces, inadequate captioning among the hurdles.

Many older adults with limited financial resources also may not be able to afford devices or the associated internet service fees. (Half of seniors living alone and 23% of those in two-person households are unable to afford basic necessities.)

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Intel announces technology team restructuring amid 7nm woes

Jaime E. Love

Intel on Monday announced a series of key organizational changes to its technology unit, which will include the departure of the group’s engineering head.

The change, which sees Intel’s technology group split into five distinct teams, comes several days after the chipmaker said that its 7nm processors would — once again — be delayed by six months.

As part of the restructuring, Intel’s Technology Systems, Architecture and Client Group’s (TSCG) chief engineering officer, Murthy Renduchintala, will depart the firm in early August.

The new organization breaks up the Technology, Systems Architecture and Client Group into five entities: Technology Development; Manufacturing and Operations; Design Engineering; Architecture Software and Graphics; and Supply Chain. Leaders for these groups will now report directly to CEO Bob Swan. With the sweeping changes, Intel said it hopes to “improve focus and accountability in process technology execution.”

According to one Intel insider, reported issues with

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Governor Cuomo Announces Progress of Technology SWAT Partnership in Assisting New Yorkers During COVID-19 Pandemic

Jaime E. Love

“The collaboration between tech industry leaders and our dedicated public employees helped New York meet the technical and operational demands of the response to the pandemic while also saving millions in taxpayer dollars,” Governor Cuomo said. “Their assistance during these challenging times had a positive impact on millions of New Yorkers, and the continued support and services will be critical as we battle a public health emergency and build back our economy even stronger than before.”

The New York State COVID-19 Tech ‘SWAT’ Team, in coordination with state-led internal technical teams, developed 40 projects during the COVID-19 public health crisis that resulted in nearly 50 million interactions between the public and state government and an estimated cost savings of approximately $14 million, according to the progress report issued by the state’s Office of Information Technology Services.

In March, at Governor Cuomo’s direction, ITS solicited volunteers to help develop technological

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