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iPhone X defects
iPhone X at $1,000 plus has major defects
iPhone X cost over $1,000 has defects. Many users report incoming call delayed and accept and decline does not work. Delays of up to 10 seconds reported - enough time for caller to abandon call. This makes the offering not as good as it could be as a mobility asset
Many users are not happy as this problem has been around since November of last year.more info
The new age market place will be driven by rapid deployment
Business to Business systems are now moving towards the new e-commerce paradigm - an ERP that covers both internal and external applications
Companies need to digitize and simplify their application processes to reduce end-to-end turnaround time from weeks to minutes. Companies that do that will increase customer satisfaction and successfully transition to the new age.- more info
Blockchain Developer is the hot new job
Blockchain Developer Job Description Released
Blockchain developer is an in high demand job. Individuals who have the skills command high starting salaries. The base for that postion in most markets is now $125K and in some markets go as high as $150K.
One of the major challenges of blockchain is the existing legacy infrastructure of each of the enterprises engaged in this development and implementation process. Increasingly, it appears for financial services blockchain applications, such as cross-border lending and settlement records, where blockchain's core strengths - rapid record verification and an ability to do deals with untrusted parties - outweigh the complexity of deploying it. But for other cases, especially those involving internal records, banks and other institutions will likely stick with existing software solutions.- more info
iOS 11 adds password manager
A safe and secure password may not be in the cards for iOS
Whenever a login box appears -- including in apps -- a small key-prompt appears, allowing the user to open their bank of passwords. The password manager is protected by the user's device passcode, or Touch ID if it's enabled, to prevent others from snooping.
Many users new to iOS 11 will find that their password manager already be populated with login information. That's because passwords that were saved in Safari -- either on older versions of iOS or their Macs -- are now stored in the iOS 11's password manager. The key difference is that the saved passwords now work within apps, too.
Password managers are ever increasing in popularity because they take the effort out of remembering your entire set of account passwords across various apps, websites, and services. In most cases, password managers encourage users to use strong, unique passwords, which prevent hackers from reusing stolen credentials from one service to attack a user on another site.
Although the feature is a boon for personal user security, it won't be a death knell to other password managers -- many of which have far more security and privacy-focused features packed in than Apple's relatively barebones version. At the time of writing, for example, the password manager feature doesn't allow users to generate passwords, a feature of most other password managers.more info
Challenges that CIOs and C-Level executives face
The right tools to build an IT Infrastructure Architecture for CIOs who want to create a world class enterprise
Technology has changed the way enterprises can and do enter markets. Today there is broader access to resources and deeper institutional knowledge that can be leveraged. Large enterprise-level organizations have long held a distinct competitive advantage over smaller, would-be competitors. But increasingly, technology and wide scale digital access have leveled the playing field for nimble upstarts seeking to disrupt and dislodge. Keeping pace in this digital landscape requires more than the band-aid of a new app or tool; IT leaders have to go deeper, fundamentally rethinking everything from products and processes to employee and customer experience.more info