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Our IoT networks are joining the 5G family: future-proofing for years to come | Telstra Exchange

our iot networks are joining the 5g family: future-proofing for years to come | telstra exchange

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The Internet of Things is the massive network of connected tech you probably never see. But despite its subtle appearance, IoT is rapidly changing the way we live.
We already have two complementary network layers that cater to large-scale IoT deployments: NB-IoT and LTE-M (also known as Cat-M1).
Our Internet of Things networks have gone from strength-to-strength in a matter of years being deployed nationally right across our 4G 700MHz network and covering three million square kilometres with LTE-M technology. With recent breakthroughs on maximum coverage distance per site for narrowband our NB-IoT coverage now reaches nearly four million square kilometres.
The latest news is that both our LTE-M and NB-IoT are now formally recognised as 5G technologies, meaning we have a big head start in helping to deliver massive IoT through the fifth-generation of mobile network development. The global mobile network standards body’s (3GPP) acceptance of our existing Narrowband (NB-IoT) and Cat M1 IoT technologies as 5G IoT technologies means we can continue to support these technologies even beyond the lifespan of 4G.
With Narrowband and Cat M1 able to continue in operation on 5G we are able to support these technologies for at least the next 15 years ( …

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The second wave of digital transformation after lockdown – Workplace Insight

the second wave of digital transformation after lockdown – workplace insight

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The reimagining of business in the digital age to create new — or modify existing — business processes, culture, and customer experiences to meet changing business and market requirements has been happening at varying speed for decades. The coronavirus pandemic is impacting digital transformation in a range of ways.
Just three weeks into lockdown an ongoing study by Sapio Research found that 17 percent of business expected the speeding up of digital transformation to last beyond the pandemic. Now, as we adjust to the latest phase of the UK lockdown, the number of business reporting that faster implementation of new IT programs will continue into the future has risen significantly.
After 7 weeks of lockdown, 22 percent of UK businesses reported digital transformation measures.  The NHS, famously slow to innovate adopted telehealth measures extremely quickly in response to the changing environment. The broadcast function that allows hospitals to broadcast messages in large volumes developed by the automated appointment booking system DrDoctor reached 150,000 patients just three days after its launch last month.
Service and production led industries were initially the most agile, 23 percent reporting the increased momentum of digital transformation. However, just two weeks later the digital and finance sectors have grabbed the bull by the …

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Prada Brings Virtual Reality to Home Entertainment

prada brings virtual reality to home entertainment

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VR AT HOME: Prada is bringing its virtual reality project into people’s homes.
Kicked off as an innovative retail initiative aimed at enhancing customers’ shopping experience in store, the Prada Virtual Reality adapts to the current station of reduced social contact to continue engaging the brand’s fans at home.
A range of contents, available at popular platforms, including YouTube VR and VEER, will guide users in an immersive journey through the Prada world with stops in several locations, including the brand’s Epicenter stores in Tokyo, New York an Los Angeles, as well the Fondazione Prada in Milan and Venice.
Using the virtual reality technology, users will also have the chance to take a closer look to the Prada spring 2020 collection and to discover the secrets of the Made to Measure project, as well as the artisanal making of the Prada men’s shows.

The launch of this project reflects the brand’s current focus on innovation and digitalization. Among the several initiatives developed by the company, in May, the Prada Group signed a partnership with leading customer experience management platform Sprinklr aimed at reinforcing the digital culture within the company. Based in New York, Sprinklr is a …

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7 Layers Interview: Cameron Coursey, ‘Sustainability Is One of the Areas Where IoT Can Really Make a Difference’

7 layers interview: cameron coursey, ‘sustainability is one of the areas where iot can really make a difference’

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Listen to this Q&A session between Vice President of Advanced Technical Solutions at AT&T, Cameron Coursey, and 7 Layers host Connor Craven on the IoT market and use cases.

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New offering from Pegasystems improves enterprise efficiency while speeding digital transformation

new offering from pegasystems improves enterprise efficiency while speeding digital transformation

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All of the studies, evaluation, and endless analysis are finally over. The current global crisis has driven companies to embrace digital transformation, and Pegasystems Inc. has positioned itself at the heart of this transition.
“There’s been a lot of talk about it over several years, and there’s been lots of initiatives, but it was missing the urgency that it needed to get things done,” said Kerim Akgonul (pictured), senior vice president of products at Pegasystems. “There’s no longer a question about whether to go through a digital transformation. Everybody knows it’s a ‘yes.’”
Akgonul spoke with Dave Vellante, host of theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s livestreaming studio, during the PegaWorld iNspire virtual event. They discussed a new software architecture for bridging tech stacks, the role of real-time data in driving artificial intelligence, and how Pega’s customers have responded to a more uncertain and volatile world. (* Disclosure below.)
Closing connectivity gaps
Pegasystems unveiled a new offering on Tuesday to help move enterprises further along the digital transformation journey. Pega Process Fabric was released as a cloud-based software architecture that used APIs, an open UX framework, robotic automation, UI components, and data virtualization to bridge connectivity gaps between …

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Want to explore a real haunted house? Best virtual reality tours to try at home

want to explore a real haunted house? best virtual reality tours to try at home

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Like everyone else in the world, you’ve probably had to put off your travel dreams and getaway destinations until this pandemic blows over.Some of us have resorted to catching livestreams, others dove into gaming to “explore” other worlds. But for those who want a more in-depth experience, you might want to consider another option: A virtual reality (VR) tour.

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The advantage of a VR tour is that it provides much more in terms of experience than a straightforward livestream. When it comes to the latter, you can’t control the feed, but with VR, you’re the virtual master of your own universe (or at least what’s shown onscreen, that is)We’ve cobbled together some of the most interesting ones you can experience for yourself. And the best part is – you don’t have to buy any goggles or gadgets.CLIMB UP EVEREST BASE CAMP, NEPAL

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Few Singaporeans have ever made it to the top of Everest – it’s a dangerous feat that requires intense physical training and mental fortitude. Those looking for a more straightforward – but still difficult – experience, go up to the base camp instead.If you’ …

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Warrington surgeon carries out virtual reality surgery on ITV’s Loose Women

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A TOP Warrington surgeon has carried out simulated surgery on four TV presenters following a request from ITV’s Loose Women to do a ‘virtual reality makeover’ on the show.

Consultant Gerard Lambe, who is based at the Spire Hospital in Stretton, is one of the first surgeons in the UK to introduce simulated surgery using state of art virtual reality technology.

The show approached Mr Lambe to carry out the fun transformations as the panelists were curious to see how they would look with a few tweaks using his new tech.

Mr Lambe, who leads the Reflect Clinic, is widely regarded as one of the UK’s top surgeons is a spokesperson for industry body BAAPS, agreed and the fun makeovers were given a major feature on the show last week.

The 47-year-old carried out a virtual eye-lift on presenter Andrea McLean and a facelift on Colleen Nolan.

Panellists Brenda Edwards and Jane Moore received youthful aesthetic treatments including ‘virtual Botox’.

Gerard has embraced the exciting technology in response to Covid-19 restrictions which do not allow for any in-person consultations or non-essential surgery at present.

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A new galactic center adventure in virtual reality

a new galactic center adventure in virtual reality

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By combining data from telescopes with supercomputer simulations and virtual reality (VR), a new visualization allows you to experience 500 years of cosmic evolution around the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way.

This visualization, called “Galactic Center VR”, is the latest in a series from astrophysicists, and is based on data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and other telescopes. This new installment features their NASA supercomputer simulations of material streaming toward the Milky Way’s four-million-solar-mass black hole known as Sagittarius A* (Sgr A*). The visualization has been loaded into a VR environment as a novel method of exploring these simulations, and is available for free at both the Steam and Viveport VR stores.
The researchers modeled winds from 25 very bright and massive objects known as Wolf-Rayet stars, which permeate the central few light years of the galaxy as they orbit Sgr A*. Wolf-Rayet stars produce so much light that they blow off their outer layers into space to create supersonic winds. Watch as some of this material is captured by the black hole’s gravity and plummets toward it.
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How a Strong Company Culture Can Drive Digital Transformation – EnterpriseTalk

how a strong company culture can drive digital transformation – enterprisetalk

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Enterprises need to adapt to a forward-thinking approach to pave the way for digital transformation
Now, more than ever before, organizations are relying on a driven and engaged workforcethat is safe, happy, self-motivated, and built for collaboration, and productivity as well asthe business’s bottom line.
After all, how can anyone expect a dysfunctional, toxic culture to translate into a productivehome working scenario that’s committed to pushing revenue into the black? Or provide awelcoming environment and seamless on boarding process – especially when it must takeplace remotely – for a new starter to remain loyal and eager to succeed?
Staggeringly, breath HR’s ‘The Culture Economy’ 2018 report highlights how poor companyculture costs £23.6bn per year – with 34% of people quitting their jobs because of a direworkplace atmosphere. The figures continue to back up how a motivated team can drivecommercial success. For example, research by financial economists showed companies thatwere listed as being among ‘the best places to work’ delivered nearly 20% higher returns to shareholders. Why? Because their teams were given the support to remain mentally-strong, the correct tools to be productive and the motivation to be trusted to do their jobs well –much to the benefit of the end user.
There are …

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