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National Research Cloud Could Be a Game-Changer for Scientists

The world’s biggest technology companies are poised to partner with leading universities on a project that gives scientists access to the cloud data centers of the tech giants, a major boon to medical, social science and other research.

The next step is the creation of a task force of government science leaders, academics and industry representatives to outline a plan to create and fund the National Research Cloud. Lawmakers have proposed bills to do so, and the project enjoys bipartisan support.

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The Future of Work is Here

As America became a work-from-home nation this spring, IT teams found themselves scrambling to support their colleagues’ business needs. Although many businesses strive to support remote work, and the technology for doing so has been rapidly improving, few were fully prepared for entire organizations to become remote all at once.

The change exposed gaps in organizations’ IT stacks in three particular areas: business continuity, network capacity and cybersecurity. Here’s what IT teams found, and what they’ve been doing to patch holes:

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One Charger to Rule Them All

Anyone who’s ever switched from one manufacturer’s cellphone to another has asked the question: Why can’t there just be a single standard for charging devices that works with every phone? Who doesn’t have a drawer full of obsolete chargers from last year’s phone? And is anything more frustrating than borrowing a friend’s charger only to find that they have a USB-C when what’s needed is a Micro USB? 

It’s maddening, wasteful and expensive. 

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The Importance of the Tech-Savvy Board

Effective leadership from the C-suite is crucial for any business striving for digital transformation. But when a business has a board of directors, tech knowledge among its members is almost as crucial as it is for executives.

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How Using Biometrics Means No More Lockouts

Your phone recognizes your fingerprints, your voice and your face. Why shouldn’t your home do the same? Biometrics may be the near-term future of home security, as developers and individual homeowners — impressed by the simplicity and cool factor — have started embracing the technology.

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