Microsoft takes on Amazon in the data space race with Azure Orbital

Microsoft’s new Azure Orbital platform aims to link up satellites in orbit with cloud services down on Earth. “Data collected from space to observe Earth is instrumental in helping address global challenges such as climate change and furthering of scientific discovery and innovation,” said Yves Pitsch, principal programme manager of Azure Networking at Microsoft. “The cloud is central to both modern communications scenarios for remote operations and the gathering, processing and distributing the tremendous amounts of data from space.” Check out Silicon Republic for the full article here.

5 Challenges Faced by IT Managers in a Remote Working Environment

Special Report: Back To Work Or Home Alone?

  • Managing Remote Staff
  • The Weight of Expectation from Staff
  • On-boarding/Off-boarding Staff
  • Upgrading Legacy Applications
  • Security

To read more about these challenges and how Windows Virtual Desktop can enable an IT manager to overcome them click here.

Cork assistive technology firm lands top UN prize

UrAbility uses assistive technology to help children with additional educational needs such as Dyslexia and Dyspraxia. UrAbility’s online platform uses algorithms to auto-assign online courses and advise on assistive technologies based on users’ technical abilities, spoken language, and location. It offers training courses for educators and parents on how to use assistive technology to support their students and children with learning disabilities.

Check out the full article from the Irish Examiner here.

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Leading your business into the brave new world of hybrid working

“Work is where the WiFi is” is the mantra of today and I for one, welcome it.” ActionPoint CEO David Jeffreys spoke to the Sunday Business Post this weekend on hybrid working and navigating the tools and culture changes that come with it.

Read more here.

Microsoft Teams updates

Updates announced at Microsoft Ignite will see Teams zone in on productivity and wellbeing as businesses continue working from home. These updates include:

  • Virtual commutes on Microsoft Teams
  • Breakout spaces
  • Webinar management
  • Streamlined calls
  • Productivity insights
  • Headspace
  • Meeting recaps
  • Custom layouts for Dynamic view
  • New backgrounds for Together Mode

Check out the full article from Silicon Republic here.

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