An ethical approach to data will help unleash the potential of AI in the Irish public sector

More than half (54 per cent) of Ireland’s public sector bodies have implemented Artificial Intelligence (AI) solutions in their organisation, while more than 30 per cent view AI as highly important for qualifying decisions and assuring quality. These are among the key findings of the ‘Artificial Intelligence in the Public Sector – How Public Organisations Benefit from AI’ report recently produced by Microsoft and EY. 

This positive attitude to AI and technology generally is very welcome, according to Frank O’Donnell, public sector lead with Microsoft Ireland. “AI is built on a foundation of increased availability of data, greatly enhanced computing power and very sophisticated algorithms,” he says.

Frank O’Donnell, public sector lead with Microsoft Ireland
Frank O’Donnell, public sector lead with Microsoft Ireland

“The Irish public sector is embracing this technology to help increase efficiencies and future proof multiple areas of the public service. With an ethical approach to data, AI can help the public sector to reimagine

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Insights on Computing Mouse Market within the Technology Hardware, Storage, and Peripherals Sector | Rising Demand for Wireless Mouse to Emerge as a Key Driver | Technavio

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The global computing mouse market is expected to grow at a CAGR of almost 5% during 2020-2024, according to the latest market research report by Technavio. The report provides a detailed analysis on the impact and new opportunities created by the COVID-19 pandemic. The report also helps clients keep up with new product launches in direct & indirect COVID-19 related markets.

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Wireless mice are increasingly becoming popular among end-users as they enable flexible and hassle-free functionality. They are also widely adopted by businesses because of their utility during presentations and client meetings. The growing popularity of wireless mice is encouraging vendors to incorporate innovative features such as RF technologies and adaptive frequency to help users, especially gamers, to use the mice without interruption. Therefore, the rising demand for wireless mouse

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CyberArk Establishes Public Sector Advisory Board

Former Military & White House Leaders Sign On to Help CyberArk Extend Cybersecurity Leadership and Reduce Risk within the Public Sector

CyberArk (NASDAQ: CYBR), the global leader in privileged access management, today announced the formation of the CyberArk Public Sector Advisory Board. The Board is the first of its kind led by a privileged access management vendor, and is comprised of former public sector officers and leaders who will work with CyberArk to provide guidance and insight on evolving cybersecurity risks and regulatory requirements.

Inaugural board members are:

  • Michael Brown, Rear Admiral, United States Navy (Ret); founder and president of Spinnaker Security LLC. Michael brings executive leadership, including crisis management, from both public and private sector experiences.

  • Theresa Payton, former White House CIO; current CEO and chief advisor of Fortalice. Theresa is one of America’s most respected authorities on internet security, net crime, fraud mitigation and technology implementation.

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Cloud tools for community support play major role at AWS Public Sector Summit Online

As a deadly pandemic swept across the globe in early 2020, the impact was felt as strongly by the public sector as the private. Both quickly grasped a critical lesson in migrating to online platforms: Speed and scale matter.

Healthcare organizations, government agencies and educational institutions were suddenly forced to provide essential services while leveraging cloud-based solutions. Cloud providers, such as Amazon Web Services, were called upon to support the public sector at a speed and scale that had never been previously imagined.

Over the course of one week, 6 million U.S. citizens filed unemployment claims and the state of Kansas received 1.6 million calls seeking guidance. In West Virginia, state officials scrambled to launch a new call center to handle its spike in volume in less than 72 hours.

“The COVID-19 crisis showed just how fast organizations can move when missions need to drive decision-making,” said Teresa Carlson

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Israel’s tech sector is focus of new online documentary series

Israel’s flourishing tech sector will be the focus of a new TV series, streaming for free online from October 22. True Future TV features a series of documentaries exploring people, places and tech. Hosted by entrepreneur Joe Mullings, the series aims to take viewers behind the scenes, to get the inside track on global innovators with world changing innovations. The latest series zooms in on Israel’s evolving health tech industry, which features cutting edge developments – technologies from robots small enough to sit on the tip of your finger, to an app which can check your health by analyzing your voice, which will change the way we live in the years to come “Most of us have lots of preconceived ideas of Israel, and so did I. What I found was a nation on the cutting edge of medtech, healthtech, robotics and artificial intelligence. At the same time, the timeless
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Insights on Cloud Services Brokerage Market within the Technology Hardware, Storage & Peripherals Sector | Increasing Adoption of Cloud Computing to Emerge as a Key Driver | Technavio

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The global cloud services brokerage market is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 20% during 2020-2024, according to the latest market research report by Technavio. The report provides a detailed analysis on the impact and new opportunities created by the COVID-19 pandemic. The report also helps clients keep up with new product launches in direct & indirect COVID-19 related markets.

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The increasing adoption of cloud computing is expected to fuel the growth of the global cloud services brokerage market during the forecast period. In addition, factors such as access to expertise and the low cost of cloud services are expected to contribute to the growth of the market.

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Methanol technology will stimulate FDI in oil, gas sector

…Lauds Israel’s Assistance

Ogbonnaya Onu, Nigeria, Economy
Ogbonnaya Onu

By Emmanuel Elebeke

The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu says Methanol Fuel Production Technology will stimulating foreign investment in the Oil and Gas sector as well as creating employment opportunities for our teeming youths.

He also said that the Methanol Fuel Production technology would expand the chemical industry chain-value, preserve our environment as well as add value to our huge gas resources in the country.

The Minister stated this on Tuesday when the Ambassador of the State of Israel to Nigeria, Amb Shimon Ben-Shoshan, visited him in his office in Abuja.

Dr. Onu who commended the State of Israel for its assistance to Nigeria in the area of Methanol Fuel Production Technology hailed the close relations between Nigeria and Israel, saying that Nigeria’s partnership with Israel had helped her considerably in the quest for a knowledge and innovation-driven economy.

According to him,

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Only One S&P 500 Sector Trades Below Its Economic Book Value

This report analyzes[1] market cap, economic book value, and price-to-economic book value (PEBV) ratio for the S&P 500 and each of its sectors.

We analyze other fundamental and valuation metrics for the S&P 500 and its sectors in these reports:

These reports leverage technology to provide clients with a cleaner and more comprehensive view of every measure of profits[2]. Investors armed with our research enjoy a differentiated and more informed view of the fundamentals and valuations of companies and sectors.

S&P 500 PEBV Ratio Jumps to Highest Level Since September 2018

The PEBV ratio for the S&P 500 rose from 1.1 at the end of 2019 to 1.7 through 2Q20, or its highest level since mid-2018, and one of the highest levels since 2004. See Figure 1. This ratio measures the level of expectations for future profits compared to existing profit. At 1.7, the S&P 500’s valuation implies the profits

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Insights on Third-Party Banking Software Market within the Application Software Sector | Growing Use of Digital Payment Solutions to Emerge as a Key Driver | Technavio

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The global third-party banking software market is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 8% during 2020-2024, according to the latest market research report by Technavio. The report provides a detailed analysis on the impact and new opportunities created by the COVID-19 pandemic. The report also helps clients keep up with new product launches in direct & indirect COVID-19 related markets.

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Many organizations are expanding their business in new geographies and acquiring new customers. The growth in the customer base has increased the number of online transactions, which has increased the demand for digital payment solutions. In addition, the rising number of customers seeking help with financial decisions and investments is contributing to the growth of the global third-party banking software market.

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TECHNATION urges Government of Canada to implement bold public sector policy to fuel economic growth and drive digital economy

Ottawa, ON, Sept. 21, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — An immediate and significant opportunity exists for the federal government to stimulate the economy, rapidly adopt technology solutions that are urgently needed, ensure the recovery of Canada’s technology sector, and create a ‘new normal’ of nimble, agile government procurement integrating cutting-edge innovations into public service delivery, while fueling economic growth.

As Governor General Julie Payette delivers the Government’s intentions for this parliamentary session in Wednesday’s Speech from the Throne, TECHNATION urges the Prime Minister and his Cabinet to adopt the following recommendations.

Investment in Canada’s Tech sector is vital for our nation’s economic recovery

Canada’s digital economy generates over 1 million jobs, contributes over $120 billion annually to GDP, invests $7.5 billion annually in R&D, and has taken over as the biggest sector driving Canadian economic growth. It’s the leading creator of high-quality, well-paying middle-class jobs, driving year-over-year job gains and wage

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