Day: May 15, 2020

COVID-19: Three ways tech companies can help other industries with business continuity

Technology solutions have been helping businesses solve their operational challenges for a long time, but there will be increased demand to address business continuity weakness post-coronavirus.

Improving productivity, processes, efficiency, and enabling strategy for customers has always been in the wheelhouse of AI and SaaS providers in general. But in a post-COVID-19 world, these tech companies are positioned to help other industries address these three challenges.

SEE: Coronavirus: Critical IT policies and tools every business needs (TechRepublic Premium)

1. E-commerce roll-outs

According to a report by Technavio, the artificial intelligence (AI) market in the retail sector is expected to grow by $14.05 billion  through 2023. Whether your business is in the retail, medical, or other product or service sector, the time to establish or enhance your online portal for customers to make purchases or access services is here. Many businesses without an e-commerce presence during COVID-19 have suffered significant

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TSMC to build a $12 billion advanced semiconductor plant in Arizona with U.S. government support – TechCrunch

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., the world’s largest contract semiconductor foundry, said today that it plans to build an advanced chip foundry in Arizona with support from the state and the United States federal government.

The announcement follows a Wall Street Journal report earlier this week that White House officials were in talks with TSMC and Intel to build foundries in the U.S., as part of its effort to reduce reliance on chip factories in Asia. Based in Hsinchu, Taiwan, TSMC provides chip components for many of the world’s largest semiconductor companies and its U.S. clients include Apple and Qualcomm.

The plant, scheduled to start production of chips in 2024, will enable TSMC’s American customers to fabricate their semiconductor products domestically. It will use the company’s 5-nanometer technology and is expected to create 1,600 jobs and have the capacity to produce 20,000 wafers a month.

The U.S.-China trade war, national

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Phishing campaign exploits Symantec URL Protection to cover its tracks

The email also claims to have been scanned by Symantec email security, according to security provider Armorblox.

Spammers and scammers typically try to obfuscate and legitimize their malicious content in an effort to better trick people. That’s especially true with phishing emails that attempt to hide the source of their deceptive landing pages and spoof or reference a well-known company or brand. A new phishing attack analyzed by Armorblox takes advantage of Symantec to trick users into falling for the scam. In a blog post published Thursday titled “Credential Theft Using Symantec URL Rewriting,” Armorblox describes how this campaign operates.

Sent to an employee who works with real estate, the phishing email contained a link to a PDF that purportedly included bid details for an upcoming building project. Clicking on the link redirects the recipient through several pages, ending with one asking for login details. Designed to resemble

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LinkedIn unveils new virtual events feature for communities to stay connected during COVID-19

Organizations will be able to target specific audiences or industries with live-streamed events.

LinkedIn officially rolled out the company’s new Virtual Events feature that will allow enterprises to stay connected to their communities safely and in real time by bringing events online via their Pages. 
 
Organizations in every industry have had to go virtual and cancel all in-person events in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, forcing most to turn to a variety of platforms to supplement what’s been lost. In a blog post, LinkedIn’s Ajay Datta explained that the company was hoping to help companies adjust to the new normal with solutions that leveraged the platform’s wide user base for greater brand awareness, audience cultivation, and content sharing.
 
Rishi Jobanputra, head of product for Linkedin pages, said Virtual Events allows brands to target a specific audience and design a more personalized experience while making it easier for brands to share

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