Day: June 26, 2020

Your back will thank you if you make these 8 ergonomic fixes to your home office

Make sure WFH is not taking a toll on your body by getting the right chair, monitor mount, and keyboard.

We are living in a time of daily contradictions. During this extended period of working from home, productivity is up and productivity is down. Businesses are reopening and they are shutting down again. One thing that is true through all of this is that you’re probably spending more time at your desk, on phone calls, video calls, or simply working. 

You may not have control over when or how you go back to the office, but you can make sure that your current setup is as comfortable as possible. You need a chair that supports your spine and a keyboard that doesn’t keep your wrists at an awkward angle.

Check out this list of eight items that will make your home work station easier on your back, your eyes, and

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the 2021 F-150 truck – TechCrunch

Ford rolled out all the stops Thursday evening for the reveal of its all-new F-150 truck, right down to the splashy videos dominated by electric guitar riffs. Heck, the automaker even cast the sharp-tongued Denis Leary as its MC.

Of course, none of that really matters. It’s all about what Ford has done to improve the most important and profitable vehicle in its lineup. It’s been six years since the last redesign. This all-new F-150 offers kind of performance and abundance options that Ford truck owners have come to expect. Ford is offering 11 different grille options, for instance.

But what stands out this time is the tech as well as a push beyond mild hybrids into the realm of a full hybrid powertrain.

Here’s all the technology in the new F-150, starting with the interior and specifically the infotainment system.

Control center

The base XL version of the truck

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Salesforce sees low-code as a key way to drive digital transformation in a new normal of remote work

Ryan Ellis, SVP of Product Management for Platform at Salesforce, talks to Bill Detwiler about how the company is helping its customers accelerate their digital transformation efforts using a low-code philosophy.

For years, companies have been talking about digital transformation, but in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, many companies, government agencies, and organizations are accelerating their digital transformation efforts. In the run up to the Salesforce TrailheaDX 2020 virtual developer event, I had a chance to talk with Ryan Ellis, SVP of Product Management for Platform at Salesforce, about how the company is helping its customers accelerate their digital transformation efforts using a low-code philosophy. The following is an edited transcript of the interview. You can also listen to the interview on TechRepublic’s Dynamic Developer podcast.

Bill Detwiler: So let’s start with this acceleration of these digital transformation plans that companies have been talking about, how has Salesforce been

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How Cisco and Amazon Grocery accelerated digital transformation efforts in response to COVID-19

Digital transformations have been accelerated, officials from Cisco and Amazon Grocery told attendees Wednesday at the Lesbians Who Tech Summit.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly accelerated digital transformations in organizations globally as they are quickly adapting to serving customers in new ways, said Jacqui Guichelaar, CIO and senior vice president at Cisco, during a session at Wednesday’s Lesbians Who Tech Summit.

“Cloud, utility pricing, zero trust—those are all buzzwords,” said Guichelaar, who was the speaker in a session on how COVID-19 has accelerated digital transformation. “I like to think about things in a simple way. I’m data driven,” and transformation means changing to serve new customers who want to buy in different ways.

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Cisco is also transforming internally, she said, and IT believes in using “commodity software” when it’s not necessary to build their own. This can save

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