Topic: covid 19

Google and Apple release Exposure Notification API

Google and Apple partnered up to build Exposure Notification technology that will enable apps created by public health agencies to work more accurately across Android phones and iPhones. “Exposure Notification has the specific goal of rapid notification, which is especially important to slowing the spread of the disease with a virus that can be spread … continue reading

premium Delivering services through a crisis: 5 lessons learned

The impact that COVID-19 is having on people’s lives and safety cannot be understated. Life as we know it changed dramatically in only a few short weeks. But amidst all these changes, the pandemic has also emerged as a major player in the age of digital disruption. Companies have found themselves relying on technology never … continue reading

Industry Watch: COVID-19 has exposed lack of planning

Over the years, we’ve written a lot about disaster planning and recovery, the need for backing up systems and business continuity. While many large organizations have their data in redundant locations — either their own data centers or cloud-provided regions around the world, smaller organizations have looked at disaster recovery in the same way they … continue reading

COVID-19 pandemic response puts mainframes back in spotlight

Many governments and business-oriented services are running on mainframes, and the spike in mainframe activity due to the pandemic has prompted organizations to seek out COBOL skills and expedite new approaches to working with the systems and architecture.  Over 30.3 million Americans filed for unemployment insurance due to the COVID-19 throughout the six weeks of … continue reading

Open Mainframe Project aims to fill COBOL skills gap

The Open Mainframe Project is looking to fill a technology skills gap by providing COBOL resources to the public sector.  According to the project, more than 10 million people in the United States have filed for unemployment due to the COVID-19 crisis, and there is an emergent need for COBOL programmers. “This pandemic underscores the … continue reading

SD Times news digest: HCL Domino Volt, Google and Apple on COVID-19 technology, and Airbrake raises $11 million

HCL Technologies announced the general availability of HCL Domino Volt, a low-code capability built on the HCL Domino platform.  According to the company, technical developers “can build apps up to 70% faster and efficiently extend them with integrations, customized CSS, JavaScript, and REST APIs.” “With this release, we are empowering the business users closest to … continue reading

Industry Watch: Home is… where I always am!

The novel coronavirus pandemic has forced many of us to change our routines. Perhaps the biggest of these changes is the fact that now, many of us are working from home for the first time.  In the software industry, remote work — or telework, as it’s sometimes called — is fairly common. But in magazine … continue reading

White House announces call to action for the tech community to contribute to COVID-19 dataset

The White House is issuing a call to action for AI experts to develop new text and data mining techniques to analyze the newly released COVID-19 Open Research Dataset (CORD-19). The dataset is the most extensive machine-readable Coronavirus literature collection available was created with input from researchers and leaders from the Allen Institute for AI, … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: CHIME

The COVID-19 Hospital Impact Model for Epidemics (CHIME) is a tool that provides up-to-date projections of what additional resources will be required in certain hospitals during the COVID-19 outbreak.  It shows informed estimates of how many patients will need hospitalization, ICU beds, and mechanical ventilation over the coming days and weeks will be crucial inputs … continue reading

SD Times Blog: What is our future?

A recent Zoom meeting saw Catchpoint founder and CEO Mehdi Daoudi sitting in the garage of his Los Angeles home, far from his New York City offices, explaining to me that’s where he and his early team built their first server on the way to building out a very successful monitoring enterprise. He was in … continue reading

Developers take on COVID-19 with open-source projects, hackathons

In the past few weeks the coronavirus pandemic has taken hold in the United States, and the disease will continue to have a massive impact around the world for the foreseeable future. But even in the midst of panic and uncertainty, communities are coming together to do what they can. People are 3D printing face … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Google cancels I/O 2020, Intel opens oneAPI DevCloud, and GraphQL Mesh

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Google announced that it is completely cancelling its I/O Developers Event that was set to happen May 12 – 14th. “Please know that we remain committed to sharing ongoing Android updates with you through our developer blogs and community forums,” Google wrote in a tweet.  Intel opens oneAPI DevCloud for … continue reading

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