Day: March 20, 2020

CompTIA offers remote certification exams, extends exam voucher expiration dates due to coronavirus

In light of the coronavirus pandemic, the skills certification vendor is bringing secure testing environments to your living room.

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CompTIA announced new certification testing options, which allow for remote examinations, according to a press release on Friday. Rather than visiting an in-person testing center, students can instead take exams virtually from their homes, whenever they want. 

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Amid the coronavirus pandemic, social distancing has become critical to slowing and preventing further spread of the disease. Most organizations have transitioned in-office employees to remote workers, banned international travel, and canceled major events

Partnering with Pearson VUE, the skills certifications and training provider is opting for remote exams to accomplish the same goal: Keeping

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Anthony Levandowski pleads guilty to one count of trade secrets theft under plea deal – TechCrunch

Anthony Levandowski, the former Google engineer and serial entrepreneur who was at the center of a lawsuit between Uber and Waymo, has pleaded guilty to one count of stealing trade secrets while working at Google under a plea agreement reached with the U.S. District Attorney.

While Levandowski still faces a possible prison sentence of between 24 to 30 months, the outcome is much rosier than it could have been. In August, federal grand jury indicted Levandowski on 33 counts of theft and attempted theft. He was looking at a protracted legal fight and a trial that wasn’t expected to begin until 2021.

“Mr. Levandowski accepts responsibility and is looking forward to resolving this matter. Mr. Levandowski is a young man with enormous talents and much to contribute to the fast-moving world of AI and AV and we hope that this plea will allow him to move on with his life

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Global HR leaders respond to coronavirus: 48% of employers require sick leave for COVID-19

A new Gartner survey reveals how businesses handle coronavirus-imposed time off, and the prediction is that up to 30% of employees will remain remote after the pandemic is over.

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Gartner conducted a survey of 800 HR execs to assess how companies are handling the pandemic. The survey, conducted on Tuesday, found that 88% of employers encourage or require telecommuting, and nearly all (97%) have canceled work-related travel. But in what may be the survey’s most surprising finding: 48% of employers require employees to use their sick leave first, followed by vacation leave, and lastly, potential PTO. 

“Every HR executive across

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Infrared AI cameras could help spot coronavirus carriers at polling places

Security company is using thermal imaging and AI to identify people with a temperature of 100 degrees.

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A security company has shifted its detection strategy from spotting guns to identifying people with a temperature. Launched in 2018, Athena Strategy’s first product uses thermal imaging and computer vision to detect guns concealed under clothing. Now that the coronavirus is an even bigger public health threat than gun violence, the company has a new product: Fever Detection for COVID-19.

Lisa Falzone, co-founder and CEO of Athena Security, said the platform combines infrared cameras and an algorithm that analyzes body temperature to detect people who have a temperature higher than 100 degrees.

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Gartner predicts COVID-19 will negatively impact worldwide server market for 2020

According to a Gartner report on server revenue and shipment data for Q4 of 2019, server revenue was up 5.1% and shipments increased 11.7%.

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The coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak could be the catalyst for a dramatic increase in telecommuting. Enterprises should prepare for an increase in remote work and the long-term effects on marketing budgets, corporate travel, and commercial real estate values.

A new report from Gartner revealed worldwide server growth in the fourth quarter of 2019, as revenue increased 5.1% and shipments grew 11.7%, with volume totaling more than 3.87 million units. For the entirety of 2019, worldwide server shipments declined 3.1%, and server revenue declined 2.5% when compared to all of 2018. But the impact of COVID-19 will undoubtedly affect the 2020 server market.

“The market returned to growth with a very strong fourth quarter result,

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Trucking carrier Schneider National accelerates to digital transformation 2.0

The global trucking firm has seen a 25% reduction in total cost of ownership after using Samsung Knox Configure to develop an app store.

While many trucking companies are still transitioning away from paper-based processes, Schneider National has moved to digital transformation 2.0—integrating and streamlining numerous digital automation tools.

To meet regulatory requirements, Schneider, one of the largest trucking carriers in North America with nearly $5 billion in annual revenue, equips all of its 12,000 trucks with a locked-down electronic logging device (ELD) to track the time and location of over 10,000 drivers.

For nearly a decade, the company used a cellular-based appliance with proprietary software that collected performance and behavior data from the truck and gave drivers their assignment. But using a custom version of Android meant the appliances were susceptible to vulnerabilities, “and you’re locked down to that device, and we didn’t want to be dependent on that

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