AT&T and Microsoft partner to launch an IoT guardian device which leverages Microsoft Azure’s secure cloud computing paired with AT&T’s network technology. The purpose is to help customers across all verticals transform their operations quickly through massive IoT deployments.
Microsoft takes on AWS Ground Station and announces its Azure Orbital, a fully managed ground station-as-a-service that enables satellite communication, control, and data processing directly in Microsoft Azure.
Google announces Google Tables for automated work tracking. Work tracking proves to be a hot topic last week as Microsoft announces Workplace Analytics for its Microsoft Teams at its Ignite Event as well.
The Microsoft Flight Simulator game has a 2020 reboot with photorealistic, real-time satellite imagery and simulations of scenes from movies like “Top Gun” while letting users see the world. Now the most popular game of the year, its capabilities are powered by Microsoft Azure — and that’s pretty cool.
Cisco and ServiceNow collaborate by integrating Cisco’s indoor location services platform, DNA Spaces, with ServiceNow’s contact tracing and workplace safety application. The vendors’ goal is to improve contact tracing during the COVID-19 pandemic. There are no doubt some challenges ahead, but this integration also presents some customer acquisition opportunities for both companies that make this partnership interesting.
Telehealth visits only comprise 21% of doctor visits compared to 69% in April. After ramping up for virtual appointments, providers are now readjusting to more in-person care again. The good news in all of this is that the result of the COVID-19 pandemic caused heightened awareness of telehealth, and it required providers to lay a foundation to provide this service. This will benefit patients in the long run.
IBM’s new RoboRXN chemistry lab allows scientists to create new molecules while working remotely using robots, cloud, and AI. The platform accelerates the synthesis process and highlights discovery, which is not only a great boost to the field of chemistry, it’s also an example of innovation and agility we’ll likely see much more of. Most of us think of work as being in an office setting, but the RoboRXN platform reminds us that work can take place in a laboratory, a factory, on a farm, or on a construction site — and technology can play a big role in all those settings.
Tesla joins forces with FBI to thwart an attempted ransomware attack that involved an outsider trying to bribe a company employee with $1 million.
Salesforce has joined the ranks of other big tech companies who have extended their work from home policies till the end of next summer. The company is also giving parents an extra 6 weeks of vacation.
In an effort to help residents of Colorado and California, Google Maps will now track the U.S. wildfires by the hour. Google search users will not only pull up news results, but the fire tracking maps will also be displayed.