MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota — AARP is fighting for access to affordable and reliable high-speed internet where you live. A strong internet connection can impact the way you work, learn, stay in touch, and even receive health care from home. However, the reality is many Minnesotans still don’t have access to reliable, high-speed broadband internet.
To identify where gaps are in coverage MN Rural Broadband Coalition is asking you to take a 30-second speed test that will measure your home internet speed and build a better broadband service map. The MN Rural Broadband Coalition launched the MN Speed Test Initiative to find out exactly where broadband service is available in our state. A simple, 30-second speed test will tell us your upload and download speed and place a dot on our map. So far, over 20,000 speed tests have been logged. Once complete, the map will help bring broadband to communities across the state.
Testing data will be statistically valid and provide a map of what service levels are for any given area in the state. This information will be an important tool for communities that are planning a high-speed internet expansion project through the FCC, USDA, or MN Border-to-Border Broadband Grant Program. To take the speed test, click here.
The Minnesota Rural Broadband Coalition is a membership group of local units of government, elected officials, economic development agencies, educational institutions, healthcare organizations, telecommunications organizations, non-profits and individuals who advocate at the State Capitol for better broadband in rural Minnesota.
AARP is the largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering people 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With a nationwide presence and nearly 38 million members, AARP strengthens communities and advocates for what matters most to families: health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment.
BlackSwan Technologies Launches World’s First AI Operating System, Raises $28 Million in Funding to Pioneer Next Generation of Enterprise Software
Groundbreaking AI Software Highlighted by Gartner As “Bringing AI Closer to Human Learning and Intelligence”
Company’s Stealth Mode Successes Include Tens of Millions in Revenue, Long-Term Contracts & Partnerships with the World’s Largest Consultancies & Fortune 500 Clients
BlackSwan Technologies launches as the world’s first enterprise AI operating system, enabling any company to leverage the most advanced artificial intelligence for an unprecedented level of operational efficiency and data-driven decision making. Since it began offering its technology to a limited customer base earlier this year, BlackSwan Technologies has generated tens of millions of dollars in revenue through multi-year contracts with many leading businesses. The company has also established a groundbreaking partnership with Deloitte to provide leading global banks an AI-powered platform that is already proven to increase revenue and drive efficiencies.
BlackSwan Technologies was recently recognized in Gartner’s 2020 Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies report as a pioneer in “bringing AI closer to human learning and intelligence.” The company’s signature Platform as a Service (PaaS), ELEMENT, accomplishes this by combining multiple AI technologies — including machine learning, natural language processing, deep learning, neural network and data operation facilities — into a single platform.
Unlike other enterprise AI offerings, ELEMENT does not require well-organized data sets, countless hours of data normalization or technical in-house expertise to implement. ELEMENT’s Low code/No code, cloud-agnostic system includes several advanced enterprise applications including for Risk Management, Compliance, Lead Generation, Personalization and Market Intelligence. The platform also allows users to build enterprise applications up to 60 times faster and at a fraction of the cost of market alternatives. ELEMENT is designed to continuously learn and evolve with the enterprise and has a completely customizable structure with a simple, drag-and-drop interface, democratizing the development and execution of large, industrial enterprise applications.
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For investors seeking momentum, ARK Next Generation Internet ETF ARKW is probably a suitable pick. The fund just hit a 52-week high and is up 191.3% from its 52-week low price of $40.50/share.
Let’s take a look at the fund and its near-term outlook to gain an insight into where it might be headed:
ARKW in Focus
Companies within the fund are focused on and expected to benefit from shifting the bases of technology infrastructure to the cloud, enabling mobile, new and local services, such as companies that rely on or benefit from the increased use of shared technology, infrastructure and services, Internet-based products and services, new payment methods, big data, the Internet of things, and social distribution and media. It has AUM of $2.43 billion and charges an expense ratio of 76 basis points.
Why the Move?
Due to the coronavirus outbreak, consumers are opting for online retailers to purchase food items and other goods and are resorting to video streaming services and other modes of in-house entertainment. In line with the rising online shopping trend, customers are resorting to digital payments to clear their bills, while merchants and utility providers are advocating the same. Also, the pandemic has resulted in some changes in the lifestyle and preference of people. Most of the surveys have found that people are opting for online shopping over visiting a brick-and-mortar store for their purchases of essential food items and supplies. This is making funds like ARKW an attractive investment option.
More Gains Ahead?
It seems like the fund will remain strong, with a positive weighted alpha of 160.14 which gives cues of further rally.
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Advanced Development Pack harnesses first-of-its-kind intelligence to help teams improve code quality, minimize breaking changes, and integrate next-gen security
Making Developer’s Lives Easier as We Enter The New Frontier of Dependency Management
Fulton, Md., Oct. 07, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Sonatype, the company that scales DevOps through open source governance and software supply chain automation, today unveils its breakthrough Advanced Development Pack that fundamentally changes how teams manage code dependencies. Designed after studying development and cybersecurity hygiene practices across 30,000 software teams, this new offering available to Nexus Lifecycle customers, ensures developers select the highest quality OSS components that are used to build 90% of a modern application.
The Advanced Development Pack’s pioneering dependency management enables developers to choose components based on project quality, ease-of-upgrade, and advanced knowledge of abnormal committer behavior, giving them confidence they’ve chosen the highest quality component available. It helps developers understand:
the cost of migrating to a newer or safer version and whether it is possible to do so without breaking their code
the performance of OSS projects they are choosing when it comes to release frequency, cadence of dependency updates, development team size, and popularity – helping guide choices to a higher quality pool of components
the frequency in which dependencies have become vulnerable and are remediated – helping them better grasp the cost and threat of relying on such packages
when suspicious behavior has been observed in project code commits – providing an early warning to malicious injection attacks from adversaries
With more than 67% of developers regularly impacted when dependency upgrades break the functionality of their application, Sonatype’s Advanced Development Pack removes the guesswork, and tells developers exactly which dependencies provide the least costly upgrade path in terms of
The digital transformation underway across all sectors of the economy means that demand for technology professionals is soaring.
Even before the pandemic, it was clear that demand for technology skills and leadership was on the march. A study conducted by Faethm in association with the Australian Computer Society (ACS) reveals that although automation and AI are going to transform all industry sectors and displace some workers, over the coming 15 years as many as 5.6 million new jobs could be added to the Australian economy – a quarter of them in technology-related roles.
The annual Digital Pulse report – prepared by Deloitte for the ACS – suggests that the nation’s technology workforce will grow by just over 3 per cent for the next five years, and reach a million people by 2027. It’s an encouraging trajectory but an organisation like Iress, a fintech which is founded on solving complex problems with technology, needs capable, intelligent people who like solving complex problems now. It needs people who are skilled at collaborating with colleagues both face to face and online, and schooled in agile approaches to problem-solving. And it needs leaders to help them do that.
The challenge for organisations as they navigate their skills requirements is to pay careful attention to different career trajectories. Is an individual best placed as an expert or leader? Where does their passion lie? What are their aspirations and how can they be nurtured?
A resilient, next-generation workforce emerges by balancing the skills equation carefully – nurturing leaders and investing in the skills of experts.
Iress chief technology officer Andrew Todd says: “In my experience, career progression has often been a path of becoming a technical specialist in the role – whatever the technical speciality might be – then you become a team leader, a