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Samsung isn't getting rid of Bixby any time soon, here's why

What's the first thing you do when you get a new Samsung phone? For many, the answer is to disable Bixby, Samsung's virtual assistant, and to replace Samsung Keyboard with Google's GBoard. So why doesn't Samsung just remove these often complained about features? In short, analysts argue that it would...
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Beauty Snacking Is The New Wellness Trend That Boosts Mood Through Self Care

Many of us who have been working from home for the last two years have struggled with the monotony of daily life. The combination of having no separation between work and home as well as the lack of social experiences meant that often, days were dragging by without much variety or leisure.

The Growth of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure in ASEAN

There is no denying that cloud technology has flourished in recent years as enterprises shift from physical to digital infrastructure. According to Chris Morris, Vice President at IDC Asia/Pacific, “By 2024, in response to performance, security and compliance requirements, 50% of organisations will implement dedicated cloud services either on-premises or in a service provider facility.”

The Top 5 Field Service Themes To Watch In 2022

The past two years have been quite transformative for service organizations and manufacturers. Organizations that primarily focused on competitive pressures had to navigate an environment where each month, week, day, and hour came with a new never-before-seen challenge. From technician safety, talent shortages, customer requirements for social distance, resource scarcity, manufacturers and service organizations had to dynamically adjust their field service operations and processes to ensure they could deliver resolution regardless of limitations. The impact of digital tools and technologies showed the ability to aid in mitigating some of these challenges while also enabling some new opportunities to enhance the service experience.

Confluent launches new technology initiatives for data silos

Open-source data streaming company Confluent has launched its expansion of new connectors and on-demand scaling to break down data silos. As part of the Confluent Q1 '22 Launch initiative, the company is set to utilise technology in new controls for efficiently scaling massive-throughput Apache Kafka clusters. The company says it...


Democratic candidate for Congress in the 4th district, Andrew Kalloch talks about his campaign and why he is running for office. Click here to download for later listening: IDC 1 21 2022. Podcasts are presented by the Cow Creek Umpqua Tribe.

Hort Americas partners with Irrigation Design & Construction (IDC) to market GE Current LED grow lights

Irrigation Design & Construction has signed an agreement with Hort Americas to become an authorized dealer of GE Current, a Daintree company, LED grow lights. In 2015 Hort Americas LLC, a leader in the commercial horticultural industry and a supplier of innovative goods and technical services in Bedford, Texas, became the North American master distributor and marketing partner of LED grow lights manufactured by GE Current, a Daintree company. This month Hort Americas has signed an agreement with Irrigation Design & Construction LLC (IDC) in Castroville, Calif., for IDC to become an authorized dealer of Current Arize LED grow lights. The agreement between the two companies establishes IDC as a dealer of Current Arize horticultural products with the rights to sell Current products including parts and accessories in IDC’s sales area.

Canadian Tech Predictions for 2022: From Collaboration to Virtual Desktops

Despite the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, net tech employment in Canada was expected to increase 1.3% last year after falling for much of 2020. Meanwhile, IDC forecasts that tech spending in Canada is forecasted to reach C$132.6 billion by 2025, led by cloud computing, core business applications, security and customer experience.

Time For Kinder, Gentler Financial Services?

Banking and empathy might seem like an odd couple—but for customers and employees, it’s the perfect match. The world of financial services is at a critical juncture. Customers are demanding a more personalized all-around experience—not just digital self-service tools, but full experiences that demonstrate a true understanding and prioritization of their needs. This demand has forced banks to focus on creating customer experiences that are imbued with empathy, delivering first-contact resolution in a way that is both scalable and cost effective.

Confluent Q1 ‘22 enhances elasticity for real-time business demands

Confluent announced the Confluent Q1 ‘22 Launch, which includes new additions to the portfolio of fully managed data streaming connectors, new controls for cost-effectively scaling massive-throughput Apache Kafka clusters, and a new feature to help maintain trusted data quality across global environments. These innovations help enable simple, scalable, and...

IDC also refutes Mbita’s “lies”

THE Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) says it concerned with deliberate falsehoods and misinterpretations published by Mbita Chitala. And IDC says there were no attempts to strip any of ZESCO’s assets. Reacting to Mbita Chitala’s book in a statement, Thursday, IDC Head Corporate Communication Namakau Mukelebai said the former ZESCO Board Chairman opted to use the book for personal attacks on the leadership of the Corporation and to malign it’s integrity through blatantly false claims. “The Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) has noted with deep concern the deliberate falsehoods and misrepresentations published…...

3 Steps to Building a Successful Application Modernization Strategy

The pressure to deliver innovative products and services is at an all-time high. Until recently, when organizations talked about innovation and digital transformation, they were most often talking about customer experience. Now with the prevalence of remote/hybrid work, both employee and partner experiences have become just as critical in order to succeed in a distributed environment. But to be able to innovate and succeed across all three of these digital transformation priorities, companies need to cut the shackles from their outdated technology and processes that are holding them back.