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Xerox’s stock rallies after activist investors Icahn, Deason call for exploration of alternatives

“Xerox Corp.’s stock XRX, +2.64% rallied 3.1% in morning trade Monday, after the Carl Icahn and Darwin Deason, two of the document and communication services company’s three largest shareholders, called for the company to explore strategic alternatives and for the immediate removal of Chief Executive Jeff Jacobson” writes Reporter Editor for marketwatch.com. Icahn disclosed Monday that he owned 24.76 million shares of Xerox, or 9.7% of the shares outstanding, while Deason disclosed ownership of 15.32 million, or 6.0%, of Xerox shares.Regarding the report in The Wall Street Journal over the…

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Trump’s ‘great power’ doctrine could lead to cyber-nuclear talks

“This would seem to lead toward a great-power, cyber non-aggression agreement with regard to strategic nuclear systems” reports washingtonpost.com. That confidence is being undermined by cyber, and it is hard to see how it can be rebuilt without strategic cyber negotiations.This is consistent with the administration’s National Security Strategy, published last December, which argued that, “after being dismissed as a phenomenon of an earlier century, great power competition returned.The government is putting nuclear strategy and the threats to it — especially cyber threats — at the heart of an emerging…

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The incredible 50-year-old plane on the front lines of the North Korea standoff

“Fast forward 50 years to the current nuclear stand-off with North Korea” writes Jack Shafer for politico.com. A supersonic aircraft, the B-70 was intended at once to succeed the B-52 and ensure the future of strategic air power.The projected aircraft, which eventually became the B-52, would complement the Air Force’s other new long-range bomber, the B-47 strategic turbojet. Source: politico.com Share This:

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A strategic strategy for cyber-bullying in international level

“Today, the concepts of “cyber security”, “cyber defense” and “cyber-bullying” have replaced the notion of “information dominance.”” reports tehrantimes.com. Identifying the effects of a cyber attack is much more similar to identifying the effects of biological weapons.Intrusions in cyberspace, although possible and possible, cannot be limited to existing measures, but unique concepts have to be developed and presented.For example, the problem of identifying cyber attacks is reminiscent of the challenges of deterrence of nuclear terrorism.Since the principle of self-restraint addresses a wide range of threats, it used in the military…

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IBM’s revenue rises for the first time in nearly six years

“Its adjusted profit of $5.18 per share was a penny above analysts estimates” reports foxbusiness.com. IBM’s cloud business grew 30 percent in the fourth quarter.That has helped its revenue decline slow down in recent quarters and finally turn a corner last quarter.International Business Machines Corp’s (IBM) revenue rose for the first time in 23 quarters and beat analysts’ estimates as the company’s shift into its focus areas such as cloud computing and security services gains traction.IBM’s shares tumbled about 4 percent in extended trading on Thursday. Source: foxbusiness.com Share This:

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The US just majorly stepped up nuclear bomber deployments to Guam amid soaring North Korea tensions

“The US deployed every type of strategic and nuclear-capable bomber to Guam amid soaring tensions between the Washington and Pyongyang in a move sure to rattle North Korea” writes Alex Lockie for businessinsider.com. Sending all three strategic bombers to Guam sends the strongest message bomber deployments could possibly spell out. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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Is Anyone In Your Company Paying Attention to Strategic Alignment?

“If there are no obvious answers to these questions, then there is a good chance that nobody is paying enough attention to strategic alignment in your company” reports hbr.org. The challenge is there is no one-size-fits-all choice of business strategy or related organizational design that results in superior strategic alignment.But who in your company is paying attention to how well aligned your strategy is with your organization’s purpose and capabilities?. Enterprise leaders are not people leaders in the traditional sense; they are the system architects of their company’s long-term success.The…

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Barclays names Kunal Gandhi as head of corporate broking

“LONDON (Reuters) – Barclays has appointed Kunal Gandhi as head of corporate broking and Rob Mayhew as his deputy, according to an internal memo seen by Reuters on Friday” reports businessinsider.com. Gandhi helped build Barclays’ corporate broking business by advising clients including insurer Legal & General and the London Stock Exchange , the memo said.Corporate broking is a banking business common in Britain but little seen elsewhere and involves lenders providing long-term strategic advice to corporate customers. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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Troubled Interserve emerges as Government’s largest strategic supplier

“This year contracts given to Interserve have included cleaning and other building management services for the Department for Work and Pensions and the Department for Transport” writes Rhiannon Bury for telegraph.co.uk. Interserve has topped the list of the Government’s strategic suppliers in 2017 despite a turbulent few months in which it risked breaching its debt covenants and halved its profits.The company won £938m of contracts issued by the Government this year, equivalent to 11pc of the total, according to data firm Tussell. Source: telegraph.co.uk Share This:

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