BlackBerry Teams Up With Amazon Web Services to Manage Vehicle Sensor Data

Shares of security software specialist BlackBerry (NYSE:BB) soared on Tuesday, following the company’s announcement of a collaboration with Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN). The former smartphone giant has teamed up with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to develop a platform that helps automakers collect and analyze data from vehicle sensors.

What is BlackBerry IVY?

The BlackBerry IVY system is a scalable software platform with deep roots on AWS cloud computing services. This vehicle data platform provides consistent and secure methods for gathering vehicle sensor information, packaging it into a normalized format, and preparing the data blobs for real-time analysis running on the car’s own processors as well as deeper dives through AWS-based cloud computing services.

BlackBerry’s role in this partnership consists of using machine learning tools to collect and normalize data from thousands of parts made by dozens of different manufacturers. In many cases, there are no industry standards available, and BlackBerry IVY

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Microsoft Teams will no longer support Internet Explorer 11

Teams is no longer supported by IE11 as Microsoft phases out its legacy web browser.


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Microsoft Teams

will no longer work on Internet Explorer 11 from today as Microsoft begins the sunset of its legacy web browsers.

Microsoft announced in August this year that Microsoft 365 apps would slowly lose support for IE11 and the legacy Microsoft Edge browser to make was for the faster, leaner and more secure Chromium-based Edge.

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As per
its August announcement,

today (November 30) marks the day that Microsoft Teams stops supporting IE11. So, if you’ve not been able to log into Teams today via Internet Explorer, now you know why.

Teams isn’t the only app that will eventually stop working with IE11. As of 17 August 2021, the

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Microsoft Teams no longer works on Internet Explorer

Millions of Internet Explorer users will be locked out of Microsoft Teams unless they upgrade to Microsoft’s Edge browser instead.

Starting today, the web conferencing service will no longer be available on the legacy browser. The move was announced earlier in the year as part of a push by Microsoft to get people to upgrade to its Chromium-based Edge browser before IE reaches end of life in 2021. 

Microsoft warns that if users try and access Teams on the unsupported browser, it will display a message explaining the issue and the session limitations. The message also encourages the user to download and use the Teams desktop client or to upgrade to Microsoft Edge, which has been designed to offer “faster and more responsive web access to greater sets of features in everyday toolsets like Outlook, Teams, SharePoint, and more”.

In addition to losing Teams, Internet Explorer is also set to

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Microsoft ends support for Teams on Internet Explorer 11

Microsoft Teams will stop working for the users of Internet Explorer 11 from November 30.

The Microsoft Teams web app will no longer support IE 11. Users who have been using IE 11 will have to move to Microsoft Edge to be able to use it on the browser.

This is part of Microsoft’s push to move users to Microsoft Edge from Internet Explorer.

Microsoft had made the announcement earlier this year. Furthermore, beginning August 17, 2021, the remaining Microsoft 365 apps and services will no longer support IE 11 as well.

“This means that after the above dates, customers will have a degraded experience or will be unable to connect to Microsoft 365 apps and services on IE 11. For degraded experiences, new Microsoft 365 features will not be available or certain features may cease to work when accessing the app or service via IE 11,” Microsoft had said

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9 ways to manage remote teams and the virtual office in 2021

In 2020, tech CEOs, HR leaders, and founders moved quickly to upgrade their skills to meet the demands of remote work. Here is their advice on how you can do the same.

First bump between colleagues at work. Everyday work in the office.

First bump between colleagues at work. Success in business. Everyday work in the office.

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Now that the debate about remote work is over, it’s time for managers to set new goals for managing the workforce of 2021. Many teams have never met in person and may never work side by side. Some employees joined the company via Zoom and connect with colleagues exclusively via a laptop screen. 

Managers need new tactics for communicating with workers day to day and bringing new team members into established groups.  This means trying new collaboration platforms such as asynchronous video, dropping the 9-5 schedule in favor of flexible work windows, and extending the onboarding process to cover months instead

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Orange Business Services Teams With AWS

Orange Business Services has unveiled a collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to assist large companies with speeding up their digital transformation and harness the benefits of the cloud to evolve in response to market changes and user requirements, according to a Monday (Nov. 23) announcement.

Stefan Kanis, senior vice president of the cloud business unit at Orange Business Services, said in the announcement that the tie-up with AWS lengthens its relationship, increasing its abilities to streamline and speed up clients’ cloud transformations.

“Customers appreciate having a combination of our cloud excellence to address their specific needs as well as our global vision with local care,” Kanis said.

Orange and AWS will work collaboratively to provide new offerings in the spaces of “modernization and migration, data analytics, innovation and security,” according to the announcement.

A “Cloud Center of Excellence” will be constructed on

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Sportsdigita’s software, used by major sports teams, sees growth during pandemic

Angelina Lawton

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Sportsdigita, an all-in-one cloud-based presentation software company owned by former National Hockey League executive Angelina Lawton, sees opportunity amid the pandemic as sports teams conduct business online instead of in person.

The company, which counts the Chicago Bears, Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Red Sox, Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Yankees among its clients, is raising $10 million to $25 million in Series A funding. It may use some of the money it rasies to acquire smaller firms that have been hurt financially by Covid-19.

Sportsdigita is a subscription-based software company that’s seen growth since Covid-19 halted in-person meetings. It offers customized presentations and integrates video conferencing and presentation software. It competes with other services, like Microsoft PowerPoint and Microsoft Teams, both of which are included in an Office subscription.

But Sportsdigita considers itself “PowerPoint on steroids” because its Digideck software offers customized presentations for sports

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Microsoft Adds New Free Features for Teams as It Battles Zoom

Microsoft  (MSFT) – Get Report continues adding new features to its Teams collaboration platform at a breakneck pace, as it tries to gain more ground against the likes of Zoom  (ZM) – Get Report and Slack  (WORK) – Get Report.

On Friday, the software giant expanded support for personal (non-business) Teams accounts to its PC and web browser apps. And notably — with the holiday season on the way — Microsoft will now let personal account users host up to 24-hour video calls featuring up to 300 people.

In addition, chats on Teams’ mobile apps now support non-Teams users via SMS integration, and (provided that both parties consent) Teams users can get notifications when a friend or relative arrives at a designated location.

The new features arrive two months after Microsoft revealed several features for Teams that are aimed at business users. These

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How To Foster Professional Development And Community For Remote Teams

Marie Hattar is CMO at Keysight Technologies, responsible for brand and global marketing efforts.

The pandemic has completely transformed how teams work — from collaboration and communication to productivity and accountability. It’s also given company leaders the opportunity to rethink professional development for virtual teams.  

Now that we’ve moved past the crisis mode and have settled into remote work, marketing leaders need to focus on engagement and development of team members’ careers remotely. More than just virtual happy hours for team bonding, we need to ensure that employees can still learn, grow and drive their careers forward in a virtual setting. 

In this article, I’ll share virtual professional development and communications strategies to help you broaden your team member’s skill sets, increase their agility and create exciting new career challenges to keep talent engaged. 

1. Offer virtual training sessions. 

Just because your team is working from home doesn’t

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DC Appleseed Teams Up With D.C. Mayor, Amazon Web Services, and Others to Provide COVID-19 Resource Website for Front-Line and Essential Workers

WASHINGTON – October 30, 2020 – ( )

​The COVID-19 pandemic has taken an unprecedented toll on the District of Columbia, as it has in many cities across the U.S. In order to serve those who put their lives on the line daily, the DC Appleseed Center for Law and Justice is collaborating with D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser’s Office and Amazon Web Services (AWS), among others, to develop a dedicated website that will serve as a centralized clearinghouse of resources available to the city’s front-line and essential workers who have worked tirelessly throughout COVID-19. These workers include:

  • Hospital and healthcare workers, including all hospital staff, and healthcare workers outside hospital settings.
  • Workers in the childcare, grocery, transportation, sanitation, and postal delivery sectors without whom hospital and healthcare workers wouldn’t be able to meet the needs of the community.

The website will provide an up-to-date, one-stop-shop of resources available to

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