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‘Another lockdown would be disastrous for our business’


‘Another lockdown would be disastrous for our business’ A resurgence of coronavirus has led the government to impose new restrictions on millions of people across the UK. For many restaurants, pubs and bars, the new rules have come just as business is picking up once again. "Another lockdown would be disastrous for our business," the boss of a bar chain, Martin Wolstencroft, has said. "We've done so well to get through the national lockdown, we reopened on 4 July with measures in place, we rebuilt.. and it's really frustrating." Mr Wolstencroft runs Arc Inspirations, which owns 17 bars and bar restaurants in Leeds, Manchester and Newcastle. Its Newcastle site is affected by the new restrictions announced on Friday, which require bars and pubs to shut between 22:00 and 05:00. New rules limiting gatherings to six people have also impacted his...
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  • 19 Sep, 2020
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CMA launches digital markets strategy


CMA launches digital markets strategy The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has already carried out a significant body of work in digital markets. This includes assessing various mergers involving digital companies, conducting market studies - such as its digital comparison tools work - and enforcing competition and consumer law in numerous sectors. To date this has included industries as varied as online reviews, price comparison websites, hotel booking websites, cloud storage, social media influencers and online gambling. The strategy, launched today, builds on the recent package of reforms unveiled earlier this year on behalf of the CMA by Chairman Andrew Tyrie, which aims to make the UK competition regime fit for the digital age. The strategy explains how the CMA intends to respond to recommendations made by the Furman Report for greater regulation of digital markets; sets...
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  • 14 Sep, 2020
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CMA lifts the lid on digital giants


CMA lifts the lid on digital giants The work is part of the Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) wider digital strategy, which aims to co-ordinate the authority’s approach to tackling the new challenges of the rapidly developing digital economy. The CMA will now consult on the contents of today’s update ahead of publishing its final report next year. In July 2019, the CMA set out to find out more about how major online platforms like Google and Facebook operate. Whilst the services these firms provide appear to be free, consumers pay for them indirectly through providing their attention and personal data, which platforms use to sell digital advertising. In the UK, people spend an average of 3 hours and 15 minutes online each day. More than a third of that time is spent on sites owned by either Google (including YouTube) or Facebook (including Instagram and...
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  • By: Tech ICS

  • 13 Sep, 2020
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Ex-Google boss Eric Schmidt: US 'dropped the ball' on innovation


In the battle for tech supremacy between the US and China, America has "dropped the ball" in funding for basic research, according to former Google chief executive Eric Schmidt. And that's one of the key reasons why China has been able to catch up. Dr Schmidt, who is currently the Chair of the US Department of Defense's innovation board, said he thinks the US is still ahead of China in tech innovation, for now. But that the gap is narrowing fast. "There's a real focus in China around invention and new AI techniques," he told the BBC's Talking Business Asia programme. "In the race for publishing papers China has now caught up." China displaced the US as the world's top research publisher in science and engineering in 2018, according to data from the World Economic Forum. That's significant because it shows how much China is...
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  • 11 Sep, 2020
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Pentagon Awards JEDI Contract To Microsoft—Again—In Blow To Amazon


The Department of Defense on Friday reaffirmed its decision to award Microsoft a $10 billion JEDI military cloud computing contract, dealing a blow to Amazon amid a legal fight for the lucrative contract. Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, speaks with Herbert Diess, CEO of Volkswagen AG, (not pictured) at ... [+]  PHOTO BY SEAN GALLUP/GETTY IMAGES KEY FACTS Microsoft originally won the contract in October last year, but the DoD launched a review in April after Amazon challenged the decision in a lawsuit, alleging there were errors in the procurement process. Amazon claimed that officials did not properly evaluate some technical aspects of the proposals, and that the Pentagon was biased in favor of Microsoft because of President Donald Trump’s personal dislike of CEO Jeff Bezos, who owns the Washington Post. The...
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  • 03 Sep, 2020
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Stocks Finish Higher As Tech Rally Offsets Disappointing Economic Data


Stocks Finish Higher As Tech Rally Offsets Disappointing Economic Data The market opened lower on Thursday after another 1.1 million Americans filed for unemployment amid the coronavirus pandemic, but stocks pared back losses and finished positive thanks to a rally in Big Tech stocks.  KEY FACTS The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 0.2%, nearly 50 points, on Thursday, while the S&P 500 rose 0.3% and the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite gained 1.1%. Sentiment initially took a hit—with the Dow opening 150 points lower—from disappointing economic data: Jobless claims jumped to 1.1 million last week, more than the 920,000 expected, according to the Labor Department. The sharp uptick from the 963,000 claims in the previous week shows just how vulnerable the labor market still is as the coronavirus continues to weigh heavily on the U.S. economy. The market...
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  • 22 Aug, 2020
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News publishers fight tech giants for better deals


Technology giants are facing calls from news publishers for a better share of revenues from Australia to America. US news outlets, including the New York Times, have asked Apple to reduce the cut it takes when subscriptions are taken out on its app store. Earlier this week Google clashed with an Australian watchdog that wants it to pay more for the news content it uses. As online firms like Apple and Google have grown, many news providers are struggling to survive. Digital Content Next (DCN) - a trade body which represents the New York Times, the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal - wrote to Apple chief executive Tim Cook on Thursday. The major US publishers are asking for better terms when people take out subscriptions to their news platforms via Apple’s app store. Fortnite: Epic files new injunction against Apple Google accused of misinformation in...
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  • 18 Aug, 2020
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Google Lookout: App reads grocery labels for blind people


Google's AI can now identify food in the supermarket, in a move designed to help the visually impaired. It is part of Google's Lookout app, which aims to help those with low or no vision identify things around them. A new update has added the ability for a computer voice to say aloud what food it thinks a person is holding based on its visual appearance. One UK blindness charity welcomed the move, saying it could help boost blind people's independence. Google says the feature will "be able to distinguish between a can of corn and a can of green beans". Eye-catching, not easy Many apps, such as calorie trackers, have long used product barcodes to identify what you're eating. Google says Lookout is also using image recognition to identify the product from its packaging. The app, for Android phones, has some two million "popular products" in a...
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  • 12 Aug, 2020
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PM: A New Deal for Britain


This week the Prime Minister has set out the first steps in the strategy to rebuild Britain and fuel economic recovery across the UK. This government is committed not just to defeating coronavirus but to using this crisis to tackle this country’s great unresolved challenges of the last three decades. To build the homes, to fix the NHS, to tackle the skills crisis, to mend the gap in opportunity and productivity and connectivity between the regions of the UK, to unite and level up. The government will build back better, build back greener, build back faster. We will invest in and accelerate infrastructure across the UK; promote a clean, green recovery; reform our planning system; and strengthen the Union and local government. All of these changes will make life better for the people of this great country and unleash Britain’s potential. The Chancellor will unveil more of...
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  • 08 Aug, 2020
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Prime Minister's statement on coronavirus (COVID-19)


Good morning, In the two weeks since I last addressed you from this podium, I am pleased to report that we have continued to make steady progress in our collective effort to beat the coronavirus. For 3 weeks now, the number of new cases identified through testing each day has been below 1,000. The latest SAGE advice is that, across the UK, the R rate remains between 0.7 and 0.9. SAGE also assess that the number of infections is shrinking by between 5 and 1 per cent every day. The latest ONS data shows prevalence and new infections to be stable and low. The number of patients newly admitted to hospital with coronavirus each day, and the number of coronavirus patients in mechanical ventilation beds, have both fallen by more than 90% from their peak in early April. And while we mourn every death, the average daily death rate continues, steadily, to fall. This progress is testament...
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  • 04 Aug, 2020
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Huawei 5G kit must be removed from UK by 2027


The UK's mobile providers are being banned from buying new Huawei 5G equipment after 31 December, and they must also remove all the Chinese firm's 5G kit from their networks by 2027. Digital Secretary Oliver Dowden told the House of Commons of the decision. It follows sanctions imposed by Washington, which claims the firm poses a national security threat - something Huawei denies. Mr Dowden said the supply ban would delay the UK's 5G rollout by a year. The technology promises faster internet speeds and the capacity to support more wireless devices, which should be a boon to everything from mobile gaming to higher-quality video streams, and even in time driverless cars that talk to each other. 5G connections are already available in dozens of UK cities and towns, but coverage can be sparse. Mr Dowden added that the cumulative cost of the moves when coupled with earlier...
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  • 28 Jul, 2020
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Helping you understand the best way to funnel customers


As an entrepreneur, the most exciting part is when you have your business and website launched. Now you have your digital storefront, your website needs to be found, and so Google is your priority, given that everyone logs in to find something or someone. Being online, given Covid-19, have pushed everyone to be online and sell & buy online. You have to understand that through globalisation, your competition increases and simply having a website online is not good enough. The problem that most people face isn't about how they can setup a website or even start a blog; it's about how they can actually drive traffic to that digital store. Its not a simple task. A lot of us fail to understand that SEO or organic search does not happen overnight. If you invest, then over time, you will become successful.  While traffic itself is great to have, it will literally be useless if...
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  • 23 Jul, 2020
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Getting to know about Tech ICS Retail


The new retail website (www.retail.techics.com) created by Tech ICS provides self-managed products and services. Is a platform where you can buy domains, website builder plans, email hosting services and many other features that will make your website to stand out of the crowd, but in this article I will explain only about these three and the others will follow? Domains Domain registration Domain Forwarding and Masking: Direct any domain name you own to your website. Anyone who types that domain name into their browser is taken directly to your website. Domain Locking: Domain locking prevents accidental or intentional transfers of domain ownership and stops anyone from redirecting your name servers. Total DNS Control: Manage your domain name server (DNS) records and set your email, FTP, sub-domains and website location all from one control panel. Change of...
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  • 07 Jul, 2020
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Choosing the right ICT Partner for your business


Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is an amalgamation of different technologies. With technological advancements and innovations, every business needs to adopt the use of technology to deliver quality services as well as improve customer/client experience. ICT services include; custom software development, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), digital marketing, and web hosting, amongst many other IT services. The world is changing, and if you're planning to make a lifetime investment, then the best way is to adopt the best technology for your business. Statistics show that 70% of the world's population use smartphones and have access to the internet. Out of that figure, 60% of the internet users look for products and services online. That means, in your marketing strategy, you need to find a way of tapping these internet users. On the other hand, to improve your...
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  • 13 May, 2020
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Benefits of POS software in your business


Point of sale system, sometimes called as Retail Management system is used to manage the activity at the point of sale where a transaction is completed. Some people may do not understand the significance of POS system. However, you will be surprised at how it helps your checkout to be faster. And as you can read in the problem of losing customers in the checkout process you never want to slow it down. If you are preparing to expand your store by adding more goods you must need the POS system. This article will discuss why a POS system is important for your business. Sales reports A POS system gives you a good overview of your business and keeps record of its cash flow automatically. Data related to product range is found easily. The most important benefit of POS system is the ability to save the information about financial status, inventory status and sales status. Saving time The...
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  • 13 Apr, 2020
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Drupal 9, Symfony & Laravel


Drupal Technology So we have been told that Drupal 9 is emerging in the market soon, and the release date is on the 3rd of June 2020. In short, Drupal is an open-source content management system, similar to what WordPress offers however with much advanced features and allows the flexibility to allow platforms being created using this. The new Drupal will come with more up to date libraries to choose from. In the Drupal library module it allows users to manage the availability of nodes as assets. It allows you to create custom content types using CCK and then add those content types to the library. In one node, there are multiple copies of the library items that are associated with it and this is supported by the module. In the current version of Drupal 8, which is dependent on Symfony 3, that end of life is coming to an end on November 2021, so this allows migration to Drupal 9 with...
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  • 10 Apr, 2020
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How Mobile app development help in growing your business


In the past mobile devices would utilize for only the communication. Now-a-days mobile devices have transformed from being a just way communication into a highly important business tool. With the technological advancement in the 21st century the users of the mobile phone has been rising and people now spend hours every day surfing the internet on mobile. At Tech ICS, we build mobile apps services for your custom mobile experiences for your IOS, Androids and cross-platform needs. The importance of mobile app development is precious. Mobile applications have transformed the way we do business. Using mobile app it has been very easier for the companies to reach out their business to the targeted customers. Thousands of mobile apps are kept on the google play store and apple app stores each day. Some of those apps are games and some are social networks and many are ecommerce apps. As a...
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  • 01 Jan, 2020
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Latest website design trend in 2019


In this vast and saturated online world, user experience design and creative website design are not strange instead expected. To compete with others your business need to have stylish and modern looking website as it grabs the attraction of visitors. Let’s have a look few trends that appear into the websites in 2019. Rotating animation: Ultimate website strategy aims to keep users coming back into the website. If your website has rotating animation in the home page that makes the visitors curious to stay in your website eventually it increases the visitors. Rotating images, text, slider in a smooth way leave users with a unique experience at the time of visits and upsurge the opportunity to revisit. Use Diagonal Lines: Over the years the trend has to use straight horizontal lines to separate sections. However, now-a-days it has been noticed using diagonal lines to...
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  • 21 Dec, 2019
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Ariful Huque Chowdhury, Mayor, Sylhet City Corporation visiting Tech ICS


The mayor of Sylhet City Corporation Ariful Haque Chowdhury visited the Tech ICS today.  He was very delighted visiting the services of information technology there. He uttered these days Bangladesh has come a long way in terms of improving Information technology and he thanked the young generations specially to play a significant role to develop the country’s economy. He said that there is a much more probability of the IT sector in Bangladesh. He added that we must work to apply this feasibility.  If our contribution regarding information and technology sectors continuous to improve Bangladesh will become a developed region soon. He said furthermore he will support the young generations of Sylhet if they commence any kinds of IT related business.   However, the Mayor praised Tech ICS to play a vital role in the development of the IT sector. During his...
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  • 14 Dec, 2019
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How Search Engine Optimization works for small business


SEO is the process of optimizing your website to get organic traffic from search engine results page. In other words, SEO means certain changes that occurred in website design and content to make site more attractive to a search engine. Website owners do that in hoping that search engine will display their website as a top result on the search engine results page. However, search engines want to deliver the best service for users. This means providing results on the search engine pages that are relevant to what the user is seeking for. So, how search engine starts searching for the website. In the very beginning, search engines will scan, or crawl, different websites to understand what the site is about. This helps them provide more relevant results to those who are searching for certain topics or keywords. Moreover, the search engines scan the site to figure out how easy it is to...
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  • 14 Dec, 2019
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The advantage of having a website for today’s businesses


Most consumers are seeking for online information details that will help them in purchasing facts. However, these days’ consumers research product information before they make a purchase online. This trend emphasizes the significance of a website for business. In the time of modern technology, there is no alternative of digital marketing to spread your business. Website is said to be the backbone of one’s business, supporting all of your business marketing efforts. This article will discuss the advantages and benefits of having a website for your business. Less Expensive: If you do not have website you may advert your business through printed media, radio and television or by others. The expenses are huge per month if you look over it. It is true that investing in advertising is crucial, but it wastes a lot of money. Besides, people ignore advertise publishing TV or other...
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  • 14 Dec, 2019
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Top programming language to learn in 2019


The most significant efficiency in today’s world is to know how to write a computer program. These days almost all industries and organizations are in computers’ possession and with increase in demand, it has been crucial to learn latest programme to cope with the programming environment. There are nine most popular programming languages are mentioned below: Python: Python is said to be one of the most used and also one of the top programming languages in demand in the 21st century. It is considered to be a super easy language for the beginners to learn for its readability and compatibility resources. Being a free and open-source programming language python has extensive support modules as well as community development. Python is famous for developing complex scientific and numeric applications. It is designed with features to facilitate data analysis and...
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  • By: Tech ICS

  • 14 Dec, 2019
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How artificial intelligence will influence our work in future


Artificial intelligence is the blessings of computer science where computers gather about our likes, speeches, movements and researchers of artificial intelligence use all data and train machines how to react like humans and return us what we expect from them. Example of these technologies is visual perception, decision making, speech recognition, rapid thinking, language translation, way detection and so on. Some prediction about Artificial intelligence which may apply in our day to day life Assistance on delivering products Drone can be the blessing of artificial intelligence. Drones are components able to move objects very readily and rapidly especially they can fly. Things are going to be changed when drone will become part of our daily life. With the advancement of artificial intelligence drone will assist us in many ways. While emergency assistance is needed, the drone will...
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  • 14 Dec, 2019
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Designing a list component that exposes frequently chosen options


The interim solution provides the most compact solution, taking no more space than that necessary to show the selected value. The split menu you use to allow access to the most frequent items has been shown to work well (Sears and Shneiderman, 1993), and it’s been around for a while, so it may be familiar to users. The Alternative Your possible alternative reduces the clicks for the most common items from two to one, which may very well be worth consuming the added space. If you use text labels instead of images, you’ll probably be able to save even more space (or fit more high-frequency items). The largest potential problem is ambiguity about the relation between the combo box and the frequent-item controls. Usually, different controls implies separate fields. Do the users choose from one or the other, or from both? How do they know? Where do users look to see what they...
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  • 14 Dec, 2019
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Third of bank staff expect Brexit to force employer out of UK


A third of workers in the financial services sector think there is a strong chance their employer could move operations out of the UK after Brexit. A survey of thousands of financial services workers has revealed that 31% of them think their employer might move operations out of the UK as a result of Brexit, which would see thousands of IT jobs at risk in London. The UK has a huge financial services sector, with the London economy highly dependent on a large number of banks. Under the prospect of Brexit, however, banks could lose their rights to trade across Europe through a system known as passporting, and might choose to relocate to one of the EU’s member countries. If banks leave the UK, it would have a huge impact on IT recruitment, which has already been decimated by the offshoring of IT jobs by banks. Areas such as Luxembourg might be attractive, as well as Dublin and...
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  • 14 Dec, 2019
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Things to consider while doing SEO for a website


SEO is important for websites because most of the user search naturally may be in google. So taking your website higher in the search engines is extremely imperative. To start planning for SEO firstly, you need optimize for the keywords. Keywords mainly mean the services provided by the business. If you are in a highly competitive business like online shop, then your keywords must be relevant to the online businesses and more specifically regarding about the products you offer to the customers. However, there are many free keywords research tools that will help you target the keywords easily. Once you have got keywords there are many elements to your website pages that can be suited to those keywords. Besides, other things need to be considered for instance you need to consider your html code. In your html code include the titles Meta descriptions and H tags are most vital point. Title...
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  • By: Tech ICS

  • 09 Jul, 2019
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Why you should start using "Google Keep" right away


Artificial intelligence is transforming Google's yellow sticky note app into an indispensable peripheral to your own mind. Google Keep is probably the best Google service that most people don't use. Services like Keep, Evernote and Microsoft OneNote are often called "note-taking apps." But it's an obsolete label. They've grown beyond their roots, now offering collaborative workflow, reminders, checklists, geofencing, optical character recognition, voice transcription, sketching and more. A few years ago, I would have recommended Evernote. But over the summer, Evernote took a wrong turn. The company changed its pricing structure in a way that practically forces users to pay or quit. Specifically, Evernote added limitations to the free version, called Evernote Basic. It's now accessible via a maximum of two devices per year -- a total deal-killer, as...
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  • 28 Nov, 2016
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An agreement of Pentagon related to cloud computing systems


The Pentagon has granted a $10bn (£8bn) cloud computing agreement to Microsoft on 26th of Friday, following a vigorously investigated bidding process in which Amazon had been viewed as the top pick. The 10-year contract for the Joint Enterprise Defence Infrastructure, known as JEDI, had set off a standoff among Amazon, Microsoft, IBM, Oracle and Google for the privilege to transform the military's cloud computing systems. The agreement has an outsize significance since it is fundamental to the Pentagon's efforts to modernize its technology. A significant part of the military works on 1980s and 1990s computer systems, and the Defense Department has burned through billions of dollars attempting to make them converse with each other. Consequently, the department of defence aspire to replace its ageing computer networks with a single cloud system. Along with the contract, the...
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  • 01 Jan, 1970

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