Huawei hires former Brazilian president to advise on 5G

Huawei hires former Brazilian president to advise on 5G

Huawei has hired a former Brazilian president as an advisor as a means to ensure its permanence in the local market as the auction for next-generation 5G wireless networks approaches. The country’s 5G auction was originally set to be held in March 2020, but it was delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic and should take…

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Deal alert: Paychex’s payroll processor for SMBs is free for three months

Deal alert: Paychex’s payroll processor for SMBs is free for three months

Paychex, an old-school payroll processing provider for small- to medium-sized businesses, is offering three free months of service as part of its latest promotion. Processing employee payroll — week after week, month after month, and year after year — is tedious, which is why many small businesses choose to use a payroll processing vendor so they…

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Microsoft and SAP plege to integrate Teams with SAP business apps by mid-2021

Microsoft and SAP plege to integrate Teams with SAP business apps by mid-2021

Credit: ZDNet For the past several years, Microsoft and SAP have announced an extension to their ongoing strategic partnership. On January 22, the pair again pledged their mutual allegiance. And as part of this year’s update, the two companies said they are integrating Microsoft Teams with SAP business applications. On January 22, Microsoft and SAP…

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Mesh networking vs. traditional Wi-Fi routers: What is best for your home office?

Mesh networking vs. traditional Wi-Fi routers: What is best for your home office?

For many of us, the bog-standard, default router supplied by our Internet Service Provider (ISP) at the time we signed up for broadband was once enough. However, in the past decade, the widespread adoption of mobile technology including smartphones and tablets, Internet of Things (IoT) devices such as smart lighting and security cameras, and the popularity…

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Reflect brings automated no-code web testing to the cloud

Reflect brings automated no-code web testing to the cloud

Every company is now a software company, or so we’re told, meaning they have to employ designers and developers capable of building websites and apps. In tandem, the much-reported software developer shortage means companies across the spectrum are in a constant battle for top talent. This is opening the doors to more automated tools that…

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The DeanBeat: What Ready Player Two tells us about the metaverse

The DeanBeat: What Ready Player Two tells us about the metaverse

I was a fanboy for Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One book and the 2018 Steven Spielberg movie based on it. And so when the sequel novel Ready Player Two came out in December, I was all over it. Critics panned it, and I understand this sequel isn’t as innovative as the first book. But amid…

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Why Microsoft’s self-driving car strategy will work

Why Microsoft’s self-driving car strategy will work

Self-driving car startup Cruise has just gotten a $2 billion infusion from Microsoft, according to a joint statement Tuesday from Cruise, its owner General Motors, and Microsoft. The investment will bring Cruise’s valuation to $30 billion and make Microsoft an official partner. Per Tuesday’s announcement: “To unlock the potential of cloud computing for self-driving vehicles, Cruise…

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