Corporate treasuries under pressure need multi-banking trade finance technology

Christel Deskins

By Darren Anderson, Business Development Manager, Self Service, Ingenico Enterprise Retail

The COVID-19 pandemic has had an astounding impact on the payments industry, causing cash usage to plummet as contactless and card-not-present volumes soared. Of course, this phenomenon was not unforeseen by payments professionals, who had predicted such a movement away from cash, but not at the speed the virus guidelines facilitated. In fact, due in part to the hygiene perks of contactless payment methods increasing its adoption, 50% of customers think that cash will disappear completely at some point in the future.

The unattended market was ahead of the pandemic in terms of contactless alternative payment method (APM) adoption, and it continues to upgrade its offerings to suit a wider range of industries. Nevertheless, the pain point for vending operators is that they’re often not sure exactly how these technologies work, or how to implement them. And with payments

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RHIT students, professor work on improving saliva-based COVID-19 test | News

A Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology professor and three students are applying elements of machine learning, artificial intelligence and computational modeling to examine ways nanomaterials could improve the accuracy and response time of a promising saliva-based COVID-19 screening procedure created by Connecticut-based scientists.

If successful, 12-15 Molecular Diagnostics’ Veralize novel testing procedure using carbon-based direct sensor for the first time would be safer, cheaper and easily disposable. Currently still in development and clinical testing, the device provides coronavirus test result in approximately 20 minutes.

Michael Jo, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, used data-driven modeling techniques in doctoral studies to confirm the thermal properties within the patented a specifically balanced composition of graphene-derived materials. Concurrently, this material helped found 12-15 Molecular Diagnostics by CEO Saion Sinha, and chief technology officer Ewa Kirkor.

Juniors Daniel Su and Xingheng Lin spent this summer working with Sinha and Kirkor to improve the machine

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How Wounded Warriors Can Become Forensic Investigators for Free

Christel Deskins

Battlefield vets wounded in the line of duty are now able to continue their mission by training to become forensic investigators through an innovative free program with the National Association to Protect Children, U.S. Special Operations Command and the Department of Homeland Security.

It’s called the Human Exploitation Rescue Operative (HERO) program.

“Veterans are ideal candidates for this program, even without any formal training or college,” said Joseph Dyer, a disabled Navy veteran and computer forensic investigator with the HERO corps. “We’re trained to perform our best in high-stress situations and understand the importance of the mission.”

The HERO program provides training to veterans in high-tech computer forensics and law enforcement skills so they’re equipped to assist federal agents in the fight against online child sexual exploitation, as well as identity and benefits, document fraud, money laundering, and other crimes.

Veterans attend three weeks of training to understand the impact

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How Technology is Providing Better Gaming Experience

Christel Deskins

Technology has improved the gaming industry as it has helped it to offer the players with better gaming experience. 

FREMONT, CA: Technology has always played a significant role in enhancing the gaming experience. However, the gaming industry is not the only one that has benefitted from the new technologies and upgraded their present gaming experience because the demand for online shopping is also increasing due to it. However, the gaming sector has benefitted the most from all the innovative technologies.

According to the researchers, today, the players always want something new in gaming, and they have a never-ending demand. Therefore, technology is the only powerful tool that can make such a dramatic transformation possible. It can create changes in the visual presentation of the game, sound reproduction, or gaming consoles. Many games have revolutionized the gaming sector with the help of technologies.

Technology and Gaming

There are few technologies that

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Royal LePage, kvCORE deploy custom software across Canada

Christel Deskins

Canada’s largest real estate brand sought a customized solution to streamline its technology offering for 18,000-plus professionals, so it partnered with kvCORE to develop a custom real estate business enterprise solution for all 600 offices across Canada.

More than 18,000 agents throughout the offices of Canada’s largest real estate company, Royal LePage, now have access to a versatile sales, marketing and business-growth platform powered by Inside Real Estate’s kvCORE, according to a press release sent exclusively to Inman.

Deemed rlpSPHERE, the mobile-ready solution was designed to establish a uniform, companywide technology undercurrent for more than 600 individual offices. Rollout started gradually in the spring.

Project stakeholders collaborated for months to customize kvCORE’s enterprise offering, resulting in a flexible platform that marries seamlessly with Royal LePage’s internal systems and company business goals.

Carolyn Cheng

Royal LePage COO Carolyn Cheng said in the release that the software will “[give] our brokers, agents

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iOS and iPadOS 14 review: iPhone transformation, iPad iteration

Christel Deskins
Siri in iOS 14, free from its full-screen shackles.
Enlarge / Siri in iOS 14, free from its full-screen shackles.

Samuel Axon

For a couple of years now, we’ve heard that Apple kept putting off a big home screen overhaul for iOS as it struggled with improving its development process to reduce the number of bugs that ship with its big annual releases like iOS 12 or iOS 13.

After those delays, iOS 14 finally brings that home screen renovation to fruition. Apple has introduced home screen widgets in a variety of sizes, given users new ways to manage their apps, and introduced a non-home screen place to put installed apps.

If your first reaction to those features is that they sound a lot like Android, you’re not wrong—but as usual, Apple has implemented them in its own way. So which is better for users—the recently released Android 11, or iOS 14, which hit devices only a week later?

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A ‘Shopify for Online Schools’ Raises $1.75M Led by Tiger Global

Christel Deskins

Silicon Valley is less of a place and more a state of mind, one that often borrows and applies ideas and successful concepts from one industry to another.

It is also fond of analogies. In the most recent cohort of startups graduating from Y Combinator, Silicon Valley’s famed start-up business accelerator program, at least seven companies billed themselves as a “Shopify for X.”

One of them is Virtually, a New York-based startup that describes itself as a “Shopify for Online Schools.” The company just closed $1.75 million in a seed round led by Tiger Global, an investment firm that typically invests in later-stage deals. Other investors include Eric Ries, Li Fan, Avolk Kohli and Andreas Klinger.

Shopify helps people set up their own online stories by bringing together payment, marketing, shipping, customer engagement and other functionalities critical to running an ecommerce operation. Virtually’s founder and CEO, Ish Baid, is trying

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Waynesboro library has new adult services specialist, programming | Pennsylvania

Christel Deskins

WAYNESBORO, Pa. — The Alexander Hamilton Memorial Free Library in Waynesboro has a new adult services specialist, and with her comes years of experience in the library system.

Karen Sourbier had been adult program consultant at Grove Family Library in Chambersburg, where she developed and introduced an array of programs.

“We’re very excited to have Karen on board,” library Director Linda May said. “Her depth of experience, knowledge and management capabilities will complement our growing team of seasoned media specialists and librarians.”

Sourbier has planned a new lineup of programs at the Waynesboro library, including a Zoom-based program last week when Linda Kenyon portrayed Eleanor Roosevelt, showing how Roosevelt transformed herself into the person many came to admire.

“We are doing a lot of virtual programs that we will be starting here at (the library),” Sourbier said. “We are going to be doing a blog so that people who don’t

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More Than 70% of Students Who Fear Lower Grades Due to Online Learning Don’t Always Have Internet Access

Christel Deskins

WASHINGTON, Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Seventy-one percent (71%) of students who expect lower grades than usual while learning remotely don’t always have access to high-speed internet, according to a new report from The Manifest, a business how-to and news website.

The survey accounts for 400 high school and college students’ impressions on remote learning in the fall 2020 semester.

Internet access is essential for students to attend classes, submit assignments, and collaborate with classmates. Students with limited access have already started to fall behind in class.

Accessibility disproportionately challenges Black, Latino, and Native American students, as well as those living in rural areas.

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Edge computing and 5G give business apps a boost

Christel Deskins

Over the past decade, advances in cloud computing have driven a centralized approach to system administration and operations, while the growth of mobile computing, SaaS, and the internet of things (IoT) have driven computing toward a distributed architecture. With the rollout of 5G and edge computing technologies, companies are now looking to take advantage of both approaches while boosting performance for their applications.

While much of the hype around 5G and edge tend to focus on innovative, cutting-edge applications in areas such as robotics, augmented or virtual reality (AR/VR), and autonomous vehicles, experts say the benefits of edge computing go beyond these apps to provide IT professionals an array of opportunities.

How edge computing tackles latency

Enterprises have benefited from cloud computing during the past decade by centralizing resources at data centers owned by cloud providers — saving money on management costs and avoiding capital expenditures needed for internal data

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