County’s Information Technology head retires – News – Austin American-Statesman

They guy who took Grayson County’s computer systems from closed mainframes to the internet retired this week.

After 23 years with the county, Ken Miller left the county’s information technology in the hands of his handpicked crew.

“Watching the growth over the last 20 plus years has been fascinating,” he said in an email lst week. “I’ve been very lucky to have a very dedicated, efficient and cohesive team to work with through that growth. Grayson County has been in the spotlight a number of times for successfully leveraging technology to improve processes that allow doing more with less. Our Criminal Justice Processes have been a benchmark for many counties and states.”

The folks that Miller will leave behind are just as proud to have worked with him.

“One of the biggest challenges I ever faced as an independent business person is finding first class, high quality IT support,” said

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Embedded Software Market – Post Pandemic Business Strategies and Processes | High Adoption in Semiconductor Industry to Boost Growth in the Information Technology Industry | Technavio

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The embedded software market is expected to grow by USD 5.69 billion during 2020-2024, expanding at a CAGR of over 6%. The report also provides the market impact and new opportunities created due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We expect the impact to be significant in the first quarter but gradually lessen in subsequent quarters – with a limited impact on the full-year economic growth.

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Embedded Software Market: High adoption of embedded software in the semiconductor industry drive growth

Embedded software is widely used in the semiconductor industry to design ICs that interconnect various electronic components such as capacitors, transistors, amplifiers, oscillators, computer memory, and timer. The smartphone industry is one of the major end-users of ICs. Over the years, the adoption of smartphones has significantly increased across

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PPD Achieves ISO/IEC 27001:2013 Certification for Information Security Management

PPD, Inc. (Nasdaq:PPD), a leading global contract research organization, has achieved the internationally recognized information security certification ISO/IEC 27001:2013, demonstrating the company’s commitment to ensuring the protection of its customers’ data.

ISO/IEC 27001:2013 is an information security standard published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the world’s largest developer of voluntary international standards, and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). PPD’s certification was issued by A-LIGN, an independent and accredited certification body based in the United States, on successful completion of a formal audit process. The certification is evidence that PPD has met rigorous international standards in ensuring the confidentiality, integrity and availability of customer data, supplier information and PPD’s internal data related to its electronic clinical management suite environment.

“PPD operates in a highly regulated industry and must maintain compliance with government regulations and many industry standards,” said Rob Petrie, senior vice president and chief technology officer at PPD.

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AirNet Entered into Equity Purchase Framework Agreement with BitGeek Information Technology Co., Ltd.

BEIJING, Sept. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — AirNet Technology Inc., formerly known as AirMedia Group Inc. (“AirNet” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: ANTE), an in-flight solution provider on connectivity, entertainment, and digital multimedia in China, today announced that it has entered into an equity purchase framework agreement (the “Agreement”) with BitGeek Information Technology Co., Ltd. (“BitGeek”) and BitGeek’s shareholders, independent third parties of the Company, to purchase 100% of the equity interests in BitGeek with an issuance of ordinary shares of the Company to BitGeek’s shareholders. Details pertaining to the purchase will be further discussed and stipulated in a binding agreement among the parties after completion of the valuation of BitGeek.

Mr. Herman Guo, the Chairman and CEO of the Company, commented “The acquisition of the equity interest in BitGeek will align the Company with the swift advancements of the blockchain technology as well as equipment specifically designed

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ONC urged to exercise extended enforcement discretion for information blocking rule

AHA and other organizations representing the nation’s clinicians, hospitals, health systems and experts in health informatics and health information management today urged the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology to allow for at least one year of extended enforcement discretion for its information blocking rule. 

“We write to express our steadfast commitment to furthering patient access to their medical records via apps, leveraging application programming interfaces (APIs), enhancing clinician and providers’ access to data within their workflow, and securely sharing medical information electronically so patients and clinicians make informed treatment decisions,” the coalition wrote. “… However, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to monopolize our members’ time and attention, and has strained resources, drastically limiting our members’ ability to prepare for the November 2nd information blocking deadline.”

The coalition also urged the agency to work with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid

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Vanguard Information Technology ETF: Better Risk-Reward Amid Volatility (NYSEARCA:VGT)

The Vanguard Information Technology ETF (VGT) closely tracks the much more famous Invesco QQQ ETF (QQQ) with the latter having 200,000 followers on Seeking Alpha.

Figure 1: Performance of VGT and QQQ

ChartData by YCharts

Now, both VGT and QQQ are dominated by big companies in the technology sector such as Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) and Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) which form both ETFs’ largest two holdings respectively.

On the other hand, these two ETFs differ widely as to the other constituents with QQQ being significantly exposed to GAF meaning Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL), Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) and Facebook (NASDAQ: FB).

Figure 2: Holdings of the QQQ and VGT

Source: etfdb.com

Behind these differences in terms of underlying stocks, VGT has some key strengths when considering risks, profitability and potential growth which means a better score in the Risk-Reward indicator.

VGT’s strength

First, VGT’s exposure to Microsoft at 17% compared to

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BetterCloud Appoints Thomas Donnelly as First Chief Information Officer

NEW YORK, Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — BetterCloud, the leading SaaSOps platform for managing and securing the digital workplace, announced today the appointment of Thomas Donnelly as the company’s first Chief Information Officer. Thomas brings two decades of experience in IT, security, infrastructure, privacy, compliance and technical strategy across SaaS environments. As CIO, Thomas will be responsible for the company’s IT, security and compliance functions as well as partnering across the executive team to drive BetterCloud’s business strategy.

“Thomas is a business-aligned IT leader who will enable our IT team to innovate and deliver world-class service for our customers,” said David Politis, CEO, BetterCloud. “As we continue to build out our SaaSOps platform, his leadership will play a critical role in connecting the dots between the business and our IT, security and compliance teams to ensure we’re meeting the high standards our customers have become accustomed to. This

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CBSE Class 10 Marking Scheme of Information Technology Question Paper 2020 Released

Get CBSE Class 10 Information Technology Marking Scheme of Board Question Paper 2020. This marking scheme will help you know the answer hints to all questions given in the question paper. Weightage of each answer is mentioned in this marking scheme. Candidates who appeared in board exam 2020 can check the rules and instructions according to which their answer sheets were checked. On the other hand, students who will write their exam in 2021 can take an idea about how to present their answers to score maximum marks in the exam. Students can download the Class 10 Information Technology Marking Scheme in the form of PDF.

Check CBSE Class 10 Information Technology Marking Scheme 2020:

Secondary School Examination-2020

Marking Scheme – INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

(SUBJECT CODE – 402)

(PAPER CODE – 89)

SECTION A (Employability Skills) 10 Marks

Answer any 4 questions out of the given 6 questions of 1 mark

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BetterCloud Appoints Thomas Donnelly as First Chief Information Officer | News

NEW YORK, Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — BetterCloud, the leading SaaSOps platform for managing and securing the digital workplace, announced today the appointment of Thomas Donnelly as the company’s first Chief Information Officer. Thomas brings two decades of experience in IT, security, infrastructure, privacy, compliance and technical strategy across SaaS environments. As CIO, Thomas will be responsible for the company’s IT, security and compliance functions as well as partnering across the executive team to drive BetterCloud’s business strategy.

“Thomas is a business-aligned IT leader who will enable our IT team to innovate and deliver world-class service for our customers,” said David Politis, CEO, BetterCloud. “As we continue to build out our SaaSOps platform, his leadership will play a critical role in connecting the dots between the business and our IT, security and compliance teams to ensure we’re meeting the high standards our customers have become accustomed to. This

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Confidential information released after school district refused to pay hackers’ ransom demand, report says

Hackers may have gained access to confidential information about current and former staff and students of the fifth largest school district in the United States, according to a statement posted on the district’s website.



a school bus is parked on the side of a road: Hackers compromised confidential information from past and present staff and students of Clark County School District (CCSD), according to a statement posted on the school's website.


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Hackers compromised confidential information from past and present staff and students of Clark County School District (CCSD), according to a statement posted on the school’s website.

The Clark County School District (CCSD) in Las Vegas reopened for in-person learning on August 24. It was attacked by hackers three days later in an incident first reported by the Wall Street Journal.

On the morning of August 27, according to the statement, certain computer systems from CCSD became infected with a virus that prohibited access to certain files. The Wall Street Journal reports that hackers published documents containing Social Security numbers, student grades and other private information from CCSD students and staff after officials refused

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