From using virtual reality to hire employees to Russia (maybe) taking a break from the internet, the past week has…


From using virtual reality to hire employees to Russia (maybe) taking a break from the internet, the past week has seen some interesting news released to the world. Starting out in the UK, Accenture has revealed that it plans to use technologies such as augmented reality and virtual reality to try and up its skills game. The goal is to attract a more diverse pool of talent with new recruitment practices that harness the potential of both these technologies and applicants.

Adrian Love said to ComputerWeekly: “Our approach is designed to level the playing field by ensuring that everyone, no matter their background, colour or gender, is evaluated based on talent alone. And by using technology in a smart way, we can deliver a higher touch human experience to candidates during the moments that matter.”

Moving to the edge, a report from Business Insider Intelligence entitled ‘The Edge Computing Report’ has revealed how advances in edge computing can likely help manage the challenges faced by the healthcare, telecommunications, and automotive industries. The report found that edge computing has the ability to limit the exposure of critical data, enhancing security, and improve transmission efficiency.  Also on Business Insider today is the reveal that Verizon successfully tested edge computing on a live 5G network – a test that saw them reduce their network latency by half. The test required that engineers installed a weight of tech to get started, but it seems the results made it worthwhile.

From the technology that powers business to the skills needed to power the technology, Global Knowledge published a report that revealed the 15 top paying IT certifications of the year. These range from Project Management Professional to Google Cloud Certified Professional Cloud Architect – the latter being the one that garners the highest salary.

Microsoft’s security chief has released a warning – he recommends that those who use Microsoft Internet Explorer as their default web browser are putting their systems at risk. The browser is no longer supported by the company which means it could very well be littered with holes, ripe for the hacking and the phishing. Any organisation still allowing the use of the platform is juggling with security fire.

Also in the news: Apple is about to launch it’s own news subscription service with a Netflix-style membership plan, Russia is apparently about to turn off the internet just to see what happens, South Korea is prying into SNI traffic in another attempt at censoring, and revealed a battery-free, solar AI technology that will likely spur on greater developments in edge AI computing.


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