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Handheld failures frustrate workforce and cost business, latest Panasonic research shows
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Handheld failures frustrate workforce and cost business, latest Panasonic research shows

Handheld mobile computing failures are frustrating delivery drivers, warehouse workers, retailers and emergency services personnel across the UK and costing business. On average, the handheld mobile computing devices with bar code readers fail more than 2.5 times a year[1] and take 2.6 days or more to replace or repair, according to workers in the latest research undertaken by Opinion Matters, on behalf of Panasonic TOUGHBOOK. On average over 63% of workers felt their handheld device was more prone to failure than other technology devices they used. But in this fast-paced business world, device users were certainly not treating their handhelds with kid gloves. Workers reported device damage was caused by a wide variety of issues from drops and spills, to being left in freezing or meltin...
Jamaican government contractor Amber Group allegedly exposes COVID-19 test results and private data of travelers
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Jamaican government contractor Amber Group allegedly exposes COVID-19 test results and private data of travelers

A humiliating security lapse with far-reaching consequences and effects has been reported by TechCrunch involving Amber Group. Amber Group were contracted by the Jamaican government to develop the JamCOVID19 website and app. Functionality includes publishing daily coronavirus figures, self-reporting of symptoms and pre-approval of travel applications after uploading a negative COVID-19. Jamaica’s immigration website exposed TechCrunch further reports that the Amazon Web Services server used to store the data was left unsecured without a password exposing all its contents such as: immigration documents including the traveller’s name, date of birth and passport numbers quarantine orders travellers’ signatures Jamaican passport, immigration and citizenship agency data 1...
How COVID-19 information is being shared by Governments in Barbados, The Bahamas, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago
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How COVID-19 information is being shared by Governments in Barbados, The Bahamas, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago

The COVID-19 or coronavirus pandemic is now its second year. Caribbean governments were all caught off guard as their tourism-dependent economies wrestled with closing borders vs foreign exchange revenue and the economy. In time, however, the way in which the Caribbean governments shared information improved. So let us take a look at how COVID-19 information is being shared by Barbados, The Bahamas, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago. Barbados Barbados is taking a three-pronged approach with the Ministery of Health and Wellness publishing COVID-19 reports, The Ministry of Tourism explaining entry protocols and steps to enter Barbados and the Barbados Government Information Service (BGIS) sharing information. The Bahamas In the Bahamas, the Ministry of Health is sharing detailed inform...
Raspberry Pi 400: The Ideal $70 Computer For Students
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Raspberry Pi 400: The Ideal $70 Computer For Students

A friend of mine shared this well packaged $70USD Raspberry PI computer called the Raspberry Pi 400.  As the owner of a few Raspberry Pis, I'll share my thoughts on this computer and why it is worthy of consideration by the Ministry of Education in Jamaica as part of the "Tablet for School" program.   It is Not Just A Keyboard. This multi-functional computer hardware was elegantly packaged into a Keyboard. Making it a semi-all-in-one device with all the bells and whistles of a desktop computer. The main processing unit of the computer is packaged into the keyboard. Gone are the days when computers are these huge blocks sitting on your desk. Now they come in all forms, and I personally like this design.   The Important Features These are features you will love. Also...
Huawei donates 500 MediaPad T3 10” LTE tablets to the Ministry of Education
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Huawei donates 500 MediaPad T3 10” LTE tablets to the Ministry of Education

“The COVID-19 pandemic has brought many unexpected challenges to our life. As for the education sector, it has been a challenging time but all of us are working hard for the joint efforts of “school shut down, but education continues. Today we are proud to cooperate with the Government of Jamaica and all of you for the great effort and initiative of “One Laptop or Tablet per Child”. Mr. Bo Zhou, Regional Executive of Huawei Technologies during their donation of 500 of their MediaPad T3 10” LTE tablets to the Ministry of Education Telecom Giants Huawei Jamaica had recently made a generous donation to The Ministry of Education towards their “One Laptop or Tablet per Child” initiative. The event took place by the Ministry headquarters located at heroes circle which brought together hono...
Schneider Electric APC’s Smart-UPS™ line interactive Lithium-ion for IoT and Edge Computing
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Schneider Electric APC’s Smart-UPS™ line interactive Lithium-ion for IoT and Edge Computing

“Placing critical applications at the network edge presents IT operators with significant new challenges including management of greater numbers of equipment in locations that aren’t optimized for IT and lack on-site support” Alliance & Premier Account Rep, Secure Power Division, Energy Management Business, APC by Schneider Electric., Miguel Duluc, commenting on APC’s Smart-UPS™ line interactive UPS Lithium-ion battery technology  Schneider Electric, the leader of digital transformation in energy management and automation, announced back in October 26, 2020 the availability of 230V models of its short-depth APC’s Smart-UPS™ line interactive UPS Lithium-ion battery technology models for European markets. The new versions make Lithium-ion battery back-up technology an econom...
Huawei passes an independent GSMA NESAS, demonstrating Integrity of their Networks
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Huawei passes an independent GSMA NESAS, demonstrating Integrity of their Networks

“By committing to NESAS, vendors are helping network operators, and other stakeholders make informed decisions about secure product development”  GSMA CTO Alex Sinclair, commenting on Huawei passed an independent NESAS The Global System for Mobile Communications (GSMA) announced Huawei passed an independent security audit of product development and lifecycle management processes and is set to submit network kit for evaluation in a second round of tests. The GSMA’s Network Equipment Security Assurance Scheme (NESAS) is viewed as vehicle to improve transparency and trust in telecoms equipment and is open to all major vendors that support 3GPP standards. GSMA NESAS – Assurance that Huawei has high Integrity and a Secure Network With Huawei meeting requirements for the first...
Samsung lauded by Consumer Technology Association for their Bold Design & Engineering
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Samsung lauded by Consumer Technology Association for their Bold Design & Engineering

Samsung Electronics, a global leader in technology, announced on Friday December 18 2020 that 44 of its new product and service innovations received CES® 2021 Innovation Awards honors, including four Best of Innovations accolades, from the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™. The prestigious awards recognize outstanding design and engineering in cutting-edge technology. The honor also serves to underscore Samsung’s heritage in developing groundbreaking and meaningful innovations that propel both the industry and society forward. This year, the Galaxy Note20 5G/Ultra 5G and Galaxy Buds+ BTS Edition were among Samsung’s Best of Innovation award winners. Samsung’s award-winning Honorees span a range of categories, including: Accessibility Computer Accessories Computer H...