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Voice Assistants To Draw Customers Away From Websites, Physical Stores

“For many organizations, moving legacy applications to the public cloud can take longer and be more expensive than originally anticipated” writes Sara Castellanos for wsj.com. Adopting a hybrid cloud environment can ease the transition to the cloud, as can a review of legacy applications for current dependencies and for proper performance in the cloud. In addition, if an organization already uses virtual machine technologies, it may be able to keep much of its current IT environment in a transition to the cloud. Source: wsj.com Share This:

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Ciena stock rises after Goldman Sachs upgrades to buy

“Ciena shares have lost 7.5% in the past 12 months, while the S&P 500 SPX, +0.23% has gained 23%” writes Emily Bary for marketwatch.com. CIEN, +3.06% rose 3.2% in Tuesday morning trading following an upgrade to buy from analysts at Goldman Sachs.Stein thinks that tax reform and 5G investments could also provide a boost to the stock. Source: marketwatch.com Share This:

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The Morning Download: Alibaba, Microsoft AI Bests Human Reading Comprehension

“For many organizations, moving legacy applications to the public cloud can take longer and be more expensive than originally anticipated” writes Steve Rosenbush for wsj.com. Adopting a hybrid cloud environment can ease the transition to the cloud, as can a review of legacy applications for current dependencies and for proper performance in the cloud. In addition, if an organization already uses virtual machine technologies, it may be able to keep much of its current IT environment in a transition to the cloud. Source: wsj.com Share This:

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GoPro slashes workforce, to exit drone market due to ‘hostile’ regulatory environment

“The company said a “hostile” regulatory environment in the U.S. and Europe is expected to reduce the addressable market for its Karma Drone in the coming years, which will prompt the company to exit the aerial market” writes Reporter Editor for marketwatch.com. The company said it cut prices over the weekend on HERO6 Black cameras by 20% to $399.The company said it would reduce its global workforce to fewer than 1,000 employees, from the current count of 1,254.The action camera maker said it expects revenue of $340 million, well below…

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Michael Gove: Farmers will receive subsidies for opening up countryside and improving environment after Brexit

“Farmers will be rewarded with subsidies for opening up the countryside to the public and improving the environment after Brexit, Michael Gove will say” writes Deputy Political Editor for telegraph.co.uk. He will say that as part of a “green Brexit” farmers will be paid subsidies for improving the environment by planting woodlands, turning fields into wildflower meadows and providing new habitats for animals. Source: telegraph.co.uk Share This:

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Lost Roman roads could be found as Environment Agency laser scans whole of England from air 

“All the data gathered will be made available for free for the public and industry including archaeologists, urban planners and even game developers” writes Science Editor for telegraph.co.uk. Environment Agency chief executive Sir James Bevan said: “I’m pleased we are able to gather, use and share such valuable data to contribute to environmental improvements and conservation. “This ambitious project will enhance our understanding of England’s unique natural features and landscape. “It’s just one of the many ways the Environment Agency is using technology to help people and wildlife.”.  Source: telegraph.co.uk…

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British government’s shambolic response to Chernobyl disaster revealed

“Radioactive fallout from the Chernobyl disaster started arriving in the UK during a bank holiday weekend, plunging Whitehall into chaos, newly released official files show” writes Samuel Osborne for independent.co.uk. It was another week before the first signs of increased radioactivity levels were detected in the UK, just as officials were packing up for the long May bank holiday weekend.Not until after the weekend did DoE and environment ministers firmly take charge of the government’s response.The catastrophic explosion at the Soviet nuclear reactor on 26 April 1986, the world’s worst…

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Govt. should stand firm against acquisitive industry: environment chief

“The domestic industry should try to improve its productions and create a competitive environment with foreign industries, rather than impeding this process, he noted” reports tehrantimes.com. TEHRAN – “Health, environmental safety and the rights of future generations cannot be neglected and the government should take a determined stand against the industry’s passion for acquisitiveness,” chief of the Department of Environment, Isa Kalantari, said on Saturday.He criticized the fact that no practical step is being taken to combat air pollution and highlighted that beside Tehran and Karaj, other cities like Tabriz…

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French environment minister on crusade against fossil fuels own six cars 

“For a man on a mission to ban petrol- and diesel-guzzling cars, French environment Minister Nicolas Hulot is himself strangely fond of combustion engine vehicles – he has no fewer than eight of them” writes Rory Mulholland for telegraph.co.uk. Mr Hulot, who last summer announced that France will outlaw the sale of all petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040, has a Land Rover he keeps at his holiday home in Corsica, a 30-year-old 2CV, a Peugeot, a Citroen, a Volkswagen camper van and a BMW. He also has two more…

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