Will IBM’s Spinoff Actually Benefit Shareholders?

International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM) announced an intriguing spinoff this week to accelerate its cloud and artificial intelligence (AI) growth strategy. Whether the spinoff will generate operational benefits remains to be seen, but Big Blue shareholders should still profit from this decision.

What will IBM spin off and why

Over the last several years, the tech giant has been shifting its business to the cloud to offset the decline of its legacy activities. It accelerated that transformation with the acquisition of cloud specialist Red Hat for $34 billion in 2019. As a result, trailing-12-month (TTM) cloud revenue of $23 billion represented 30% of total revenue at the end of last quarter, up from 2% in 2012.

Yet because of divestitures and struggling legacy businesses, revenue dropped from $105 billion in 2012 to $76 billion over the last 12 months.

So management went a step further with its strategy: It announced last

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Indians Firms May Benefit From Trump’s H-1B Limits

“He was overworked and extremely exhausted,” said his brother, Mukul Jain. “He told me he hadn’t slept in two to three days because he was helping employees in India, Europe and the U.S. to work from home.”

T.C.S. declined to comment about Mr. Jain’s death. A public relations firm that represents the company said that about 95 percent of T.C.S. employees were now working remotely.

Now India’s outsourcing companies are seeing their results stabilize. Share prices have risen as investors bet that companies looking to trim costs and reduce head count seek their services.

Indeed, companies have resumed looking toward outsourcing companies. In July, Vanguard, the mutual fund company, said it struck a deal with Infosys of India to assume 1,300 back office positions, like record keeping and technology services. Workers would be offered comparable jobs at Infosys, said a spokeswoman for Vanguard, adding that the decision was unrelated to

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Girls benefit from doing sports — ScienceDaily

Girls — but not boys — who participate actively in school sports activities in middle childhood show improved behaviour and attentiveness in early adolescence, suggests a new Canadian study published in Preventative Medicine.

“Girls who do regular extracurricular sports between ages 6 and 10 show fewer symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) at age 12, compared to girls who seldom do,” said Linda Pagani, a professor at Université de Montréal’s School of Psychoeducation.

“Surprisingly, however, boys do not appear to gain any behavioural benefit from sustained involvement in sports during middle childhood,” said Pagani, who led the study co-authored by her students Marie-Josée Harbec and Geneviève Fortin and McGill University associate medical professor Tracie Barnett.

As the team prepared their research, “it was unclear to what extent organized physical activity is beneficial for children with ADHD symptoms,” recalled Pagani.

“Past studies have varied widely in quality, thus blurring the true

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Gaming PCs and Monitors Will Benefit from Increased Time at Home and GPU Refresh in 2020, According to IDC

Despite the negative and outright disastrous effects of the global pandemic, the spread of COVID-19 has brought with it some opportunities in the consumer electronics industry. With many people stuck at home, the gaming market has benefited from new interest. As a result, global shipments of gaming PCs and monitors are expected to increase 16.2% year over year to 49.6 million units in 2020, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Gaming Tracker. This growth is expected to continue into 2024 as shipments rise to 61.9 million units with a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.7%.

“Though the first half of 2020 faced supply issues when it comes to hardware, spending on gaming software and services has continued to rise along with hours played,” said Jitesh Ubrani research manager for IDC’s Worldwide Mobile Device Trackers. “The next six to twelve months is when we expect a

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AMD To Strongly Benefit From New AI And Gaming Chips From Nvidia And AMD (NASDAQ:AMD)

Advanced Micro Devices’ (AMD) investors know well that Zen 2 CPU core has brought the Company to the pole position of the x86 world – in servers, desktops, and laptops. AMD has been gaining market share rapidly since the introduction of Zen 2 family products. In addition to raw performance, one of the significant advantages of Zen 2 family products is a less known feature called PCIe 4.0.

PCI Express, or PCIe, is the technology that facilitates moving information between various components of PCs, workstations, and servers. PCIe specification, which was first introduced in 2003, has been stagnant at 3.0 level from 2010 to 2017 until PCIe 4.0 specification was ratified. As can be seen from the table below (image from Wikipedia article), PCIe 4.0 doubles the rate at which data can be moved between various components of PCs and servers.

As these standards go, there is typically a lag

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NASA’s Moon to Mars Economic Impact Study Shows Significant Benefit for Virginia

NASA’s Moon to Mars Economic Impact Study Shows Significant Benefit for Virginia

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HAMPTON, Va., Sept. 28, 2020

HAMPTON, Va., Sept. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — NASA recently released an assessment of the economic impacts of NASA and the Moon to Mars (M2M) program for the nation as a whole, and each of the fifty states. The study shows Virginia is one of the most impacted states. NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, directly contributes to this impact through jobs and partnerships with Virginia industry.

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NASA’s overall economic benefit for Virginia is $5.5 billion, with nearly $300 million coming directly from the M2M program. This includes more than 27,000 jobs total and 1221 jobs related to M2M. Nationwide, NASA is responsible for 312,623 jobs and $64.3 billion added to the national economy.

NASA’s Artemis program will return humans to the Moon

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Light therapy safe and may benefit patients with TBI, study shows — ScienceDaily

Light therapy is safe and has measurable effects in the brain, according to a pioneering study by researchers from the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). Senior investigators Rajiv Gupta, MD, PhD, director of the Ultra-High Resolution Volume CT Lab at MGH and Benjamin Vakoc, PhD, at the Wellman Center led the study, which was supported by a grant from the Department of Defense (DOD) and published in JAMA Network Open September 14th.

This study is one of the first, if not the first, prospective, randomized, interventional clinical trials of near-infrared, low-level light therapy (LLLT) in patients who recently suffered a moderate brain injury. If further trials support these findings, light therapy could become the first widely-accepted treatment for this type of injury.

TBI is the leading cause of traumatic injury worldwide, and an estimated 69 million people experience such an injury every year. However, there are

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India and Denmark to benefit from NTNU COVID-19 tests

A highly sensitive COVID-19 test, developed by researchers from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), relies on magnetic nanoparticles to extract viral RNA. More than 5 million NTNU COVID-19 tests have already been supplied to the Norwegian health authorities. Now India and Denmark will benefit from the technology.

“Testing and infection tracking are absolutely essential to maintaining control of the infection situation. The fact that NTNU has developed a new test method for detecting the coronavirus means that more people can be tested and that patients can get answers faster. It is very positive that this technology can now also be useful internationally,” says Bent Høie, Norway’s Minister of Health and Care Services.

We have been contacted by health ministries and private companies from countries in Asia, Africa, North and South America and Europe. We are delighted to announce

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