66 data-science teams worldwide participate in challenge to beat COVID-19

Winners identified location-based risks, developed apps to calculate infection risk, and delivered data-driven recommendations for Los Angeles County’s reopening stages. Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto Data scientists determined to facilitate transitions to reopen the economy participated in a two-week “2020 COVID-19 Computational Challenge” (CCC) in mid-June. The challenge was to “provide guidance for risk mitigation to serve” […]

Only 13% of the 2.7 billion deskless workers worldwide have paid sick time

Limited benefits, inflexible schedules, and exposure to the coronavirus are concerns for those working in industries such as agriculture, hospitality, healthcare, retail, and education. Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto Despite how instrumental in daily life, deskless workers are getting the shifts and, unfortunately, the shaft. A new report from Quinyx gauged how deskless workers contend with new […]

IDC: Worldwide Smartphone shipments to drop 11.9% in 2020

The coronavirus pandemic impacted consumer spending significantly, causing many telecom companies to suffer. The worldwide smartphone market is expected to decline 11.9% year over year in 2020, with shipments totaling at 1.2 billion units, IDC said. This forecast follows the most significant year-over-year drop in history in the first quarter of 2020, mainly due to […]

Productivity and WFH: Developers slow to bounce back worldwide as lockdown lifts

Sonatype measured coding activity by country based on downloads from an open source library. Software engineers around the world are struggling to return to pre-coronavirus productivity, according to analysis of activity levels at The Central Repository. Developers in China, the UK, India, and Spain are not as active as they were a year ago, while […]

How the coronavirus is changing internet usage patterns worldwide

School closures, remote workers, and social distancing are rapidly changing how, where, and when the internet is being used. 8 ways tech pros are helping healthcare providers cope with coronavirus Free telehealth toolkits, childcare calculators, and symptom screeners are a few of the tools and services now available to ease the burden on hospitals and […]

Worldwide server market for 2020 is “subject to great uncertainty”

According to a Gartner report on server revenue and shipment data for Q4 of 2019, server revenue was up 5.1% and shipments increased 11.7%. The coronavirus could make remote work the norm, what businesses need to know The coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak could be the catalyst for a dramatic increase in telecommuting. Enterprises should prepare for […]

Nokia’s Worldwide IoT Network Grid expands to support 5G and edge services

The upgraded tech will allow companies to explore new business models such as connected cars and remote healthcare. How 5G is about to transform the enterprise Wilf Norrlinger shared with TechRepublic how 5G is going to infiltrate and change every industry, employing IoT, VR, and AR in the enterprise. Nokia’s Worldwide IoT Network Grid (WING) […]