The Hard and Soft of Interoperable Devices: Why Hardware and Software Must Work in Tandem

Of what use are jaw-dropping hardware specs without software that can do it complete justice? In some ways, it’s like driving an SUV powered by a lawn-mower engine or a muscle car that could never go beyond 80 mph! At a recent event in Beijing, Chinese electronics manufacturer, LeEco, rolled out the world’s first smartphone that will run Qualcomm’s much anticipated Snapdragon 820 processor, while also announcing a surprisingly diverse new range of products that included a VR headset, a television and even an autonomous driving car.

Tech Takes a Punch, Still Standing

May 10 delivered a one-two punch that made it a good day to avoid the business press, especially if you’re in IT! First punch: IT job growth hit a five-year low in April, according to an analysis of Bureau of labor Statistics data by consulting firm Janco Associates. The firm says 2016 could end with a net decrease in the overall size of the IT job market, estimating that, if this pace continues, U.S. firms will create 87,700 IT jobs by year end, compared to 112,500 in 2015.

The Gold Standard for Contracts

It is a curious statement that appears on British bank notes. “I promise to pay the bearer on demand the sum of [whatever denomination the note is].” Who is this promise made to and by whom exactly? One might be forgiven for thinking that the promise is one that the holder of the note is making to part with it on demand in return for goods or services.

Disaster ‘There’ Doesn’t Mean Business is Safe ‘Here’

Risky business is more than a movie title … When disaster strikes, whether natural like the recent Japanese earthquakes, or man-made like the Bangladesh apparel factory collapse, the immediate concern is the lives of those affected.

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