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TRAI Mulling To Remove 50 percent Spectrum Holding Rule

Wednesday, November 8 2017

TRAI Mulling To Remove 50 percent Spectrum Holding Rule

Details November 08, 2017 Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) is reportedly mulling to remove the 50 per cent spectrum holding rules, according to The Economic Times. Bharti Airtel has so far objected to this rule saying this could lead to monopoly. TRAI however contends that this will give a lot of flexibility to telcos who then can offer better services. At present, rules say that a teleco cannot have more than 25 per cent of spectrum in a circle or above 50 per cent in a spectrum band. If implemented, this will particularly help Vodafone and Idea as the two are working on a merger. Also, it will help Reliance Jio as it is trying to acquire more spectrum in the 850 MHz band, the report added. TRAI is expected to give its recommendations to DoT by the month end which will turn send it to the Cabinet for final approval. – The Mobile Indian

Xiaomi targets to sell 100 million smartphones in 2018

Wednesday, November 8 2017

Xiaomi targets to sell 100 million smartphones in 2018

Xiaomi targets to sell 100 million smartphones in 2018 www.techgig.com | techgig.com Nov 8, 2017, 05.01 PM IST Mobile Technologies Image Credit Continue reading The Chinese smartphone maker, Xiaomi has done an impressive business this year. The company has met the target of shipping 70 million devices this year. Xiaomi's CEO announced the target of shipping 100 million smartphones in 2018. Lei Jun, Xiaomi's founder, and CEO announced the company's success at an opening ceremony of 'Mi Home' in Shenzhen. Xiaomi has sold 70 million smartphones in just 10 months in 2017. The company's previous best record is selling 71 million handsets in a year. Xiaomi's COE believes that the company will secure a place in top 500 enterprises in the world by the end of 2018. Xiaomi's global spokesperson, Donovan Sung has published a tweet stating, "Xiaomi's smartphone shipments in October surpassed 10 million units, for the second month in a row. Onward and upward!" Xiaomi reportedly sold 10 million shipments in both September and October. Manu Kumar Jain, Xiaomi India's MD confirmed the same on his Twitter account. According to the data published on Counterpoint Research's Market Monitor service, Xiaomi is the fastest growing global smartphone brand. The brand has emerged as the fast-growing brand in terms of growth in the number of shipments each year. Most of the company's sale comes from China and India. The Chinese company started many new initiatives in 2016. Xiaomi's 'Mi Home' is a chain of flagship stores designed for Mi products. The company has plans to start 2000 Mi Home stores across the world by 2020. Xiaomi has already secured the fifth rank in global smartphone ranking for the third quarter of this year. The company has shipped a total of 27.6 million handsets in this quarter alone, recording 102.6% growth as compared to the same period in 2016. - Rajat Kabade

Windows 10 free upgrade offer to end on December 31

Wednesday, November 8 2017

Windows 10 free upgrade offer to end on December 31

Windows 10 free upgrade offer to end on December 31 www.techgig.com | techgig.com Nov 8, 2017, 03.41 PM IST New Technologies Image Credit Continue reading Microsoft has announced the expiry of free Windows 10 upgrade offer. The company has ended the free upgrade for most users In July last year but, those using the accessibility features still got an extension of the promo offer. The software giant is ending the promo offer for users of assistive technology on December 31st. The company offered a free upgrade to all regular users in July last year. However, the company announced the free upgrade for users with a disability to let them use Microsoft's new assistive technologies in Windows 10. Those who used Microsoft's assistive features in Windows 7 or 8.1 Many users abused the free promo by Microsoft that was meant for users with disabilities. The free promo was offered to upgrade to Windows 10 Anniversary Update. The anniversary update includes improved assistive features and apps like Edge, Mail and the start menu. The developer tools and resources too are more accessible in the anniversary update. Many regular users of Windows 7 and 8.1 started using the accessibility features just to be eligible for the free promo. The number of downloads significantly increased in a short span of time. However, Microsoft did not make any effort to verify the source of these new downloads. It was not a big deal for Microsoft as it had earlier offered Windows 10 for free for an entire year. The company has silently updated it's Windows 10 upgrade page for assistive technology users to re-iterate that its free upgrade will be expiring on December 31st. If you haven't upgraded to Windows 10 yet the chances are quite slim that you will be willing to upgrade now. Microsoft already has 500 million users for Windows 10. The end of a free upgrade will have minimal impact on the existing user base. Windows 10 has 29.26% of total operating system market share. Windows 7 continues to be the most used desktop OS with a market share of 46.6%. Users can upgrade to Windows 10's most basic version by paying $120. - Rajat Kabade

Japanese AI bot becomes world's first bot to get residentship

Wednesday, November 8 2017

Japanese AI bot becomes world's first bot to get residentship

Japanese AI bot becomes world's first bot to get residentship www.techgig.com | techgig.com Nov 8, 2017, 05.36 PM IST Future Tech Image Credit Continue reading A chatbot programmed a Japanese programmer has become world's first AI-enabled bot to be granted residence in Tokyo. The bot named 'Shibuya Mirai' is merely a chatbot on LINE messaging app. Shibuya Mirai pretends to be a chatty and enthusiast seven-year-old boy on LINE messaging app. Many users on LINE are actively conversing with Shibuya on the platform. The AI bot has been granted an official residence in Tokyo's Shibuya Ward. The area is popularly known for fashion-conscious young people. Tokyo authorities went ahead and published the residence certificate to Shibuya Mirai. 'Mirai' means 'future' in Japanese. The bot on the platform is modeled like a typical Japenese first-grader. The news has come as a surprise since developed nations like Japan are much friendly to robots than actual humans. Shibuya Mirai is programmed to chat with LINE users and add filters to the photographs sent to the bot. He can have text conversations with LINE users and send smart responses to the questions asked by users. LINE users are actively sending their selfies to Shibuya, which he edits them to strike light-hearted conversations with users. Tokyo's Shibuya Ward is hoping that the AI bot can be used to communicate with the government authorities. Microsoft has reportedly helped in the development of the AI character. Shibuya Mirai's hobbies include taking pictures and observing people. Just like Apple's Siri, people talk to Shibuya about anything. Quite surprisingly, Tokyo residents are welcoming this newcomer in the society. Last week, Saudi Arabia granted citizenship to a robot named Sophia. The robot is developed by Hong Kong-based Hanson Robotics. The positive news of Mirai and Sophia have encouraged AI researchers. On the other hand, experts believe that these forms of AI technologies will take away the emotional intelligence out of humans. The concepts of human rights cannot be extended to machines. Even the most powerful AI algorithms like Google's DeepMind are a long way from being considered anywhere near human-level intelligence. - Rajat Kabade

Tired of regular nine-to-five grind? Try these unusual jobs

Wednesday, November 8 2017

Tired of regular nine-to-five grind? Try these unusual jobs

Tired of regular nine-to-five grind? Try these unusual jobs www.techgig.com | techgig.com Nov 8, 2017, 06.36 PM IST Hiring Image Credit Continue reading Most of the millennial full-time workers are stuck in the rat race of life, which is leading to the mid-life crisis. There are tons of ways to make money that you may not have heard of. We have listed some of the off-beat jobs that you may not have heard of. 1. Line stander Lot of us hate to stand in a queue, you can just hire a professional line-stander. There is an app to find the line stander in the US. If you are interested in this job, you can sign up to be a line stander. There is a fee for becoming a line stander. For something like Apple's iPhone sale, people hire a line stander. The hard and boring job can pay well. 2. Water slide tester The job of slide tester is to ensure the maximum safety. The tester's responsibility is to take multiple trips down the slide to find out how much water it needs, how quickly an individual will reach the bottom and how fun it is. 3. Face feeler Face feelers work for skin care companies. The job requires an individual to feel the faces of people who are trying new products and check the level of improvement. Face feelers need to be able to feel the difference and approve/decline big products. 4. Bed tester Ever thought of getting paid for sleeping at work? A bed tester's job is to lie down on the mattress to check if it has any dips and ensures that the edges of the bed are strong enough to sit on. 5. Snake milker A rather dangerous job requires the professional to extract the snake venom. Snake milkers spend their day pushing snakes into a plastic container to extract the milk of the snake. The venom is used for multiple purposes in medical and pharmaceutical research. 6. Golf ball diver If you are into sports, this is rather an interesting job for you. Golf ball divers are expected to collect all the golf balls from the bottom of ponds on the course. While it sounds easy, the job requires dealing with dirt, algae in order to find the ball. 7. Pet food tester Pet food tester is expected to evaluate the flavors and check the quality standard of the food that is meant for pets. 8. Professional snuggler If you are alone and in need of some cuddles and hugs, the professional snuggler is the professional to go. A professional snuggler can make as much as $60 to $80 per hour.

10 questions to ask interviewer before joining a startup

Wednesday, November 8 2017

10 questions to ask interviewer before joining a startup

10 questions to ask interviewer before joining a startup www.techgig.com | techgig.com Nov 8, 2017, 06.56 PM IST Gadgets Image Credit Continue reading A startup is always an exciting proposition for young professionals to work with. You will not only get to witness the beginnings of a great success story but you will also be a part of it - a chance of a lifetime for many. However, the journey of a startup is not an easy one - it is fraught with risks right from the beginning, with most of them winding up their businesses within months of starting up. So, if you're thinking of joining a startup, you should be well-informed before accepting the job offer. You should always ask to meet the founders, investors and other relevant people of the company that you would be working with. In startups, especially, job interviews are just as much for the interviewee as they are for the interviewer. There is often a lot at stake for a new company; hence it's wise to ask where you will fit in among the founders and first hires - and how you can make a direct impact on the company's success. Here's a checklist of questions to help you decide whether you should take up a job with a startup or not: What is your one single goal? You should ask the interviewer what is that one thing that the startup must accomplish to succeed. This way, you'll know if it has a clear and focused vision and whether you will be able align your job with that goal. Also, ask them what do they want to gain from the venture. Does the startup want to create a world-famous product, take the company public or make as much money as possible? Although you may not necessarily get a right answer, you should look for some consistency among the employers. The founders must wholeheartedly believe in the idea that they are selling to invest yourself in the future of the startup. What is the problem that you're solving? You should ask the interviewer what the company is solving. The answer should excite you and you should feel passionate about being a part of it. Basically, the answer will tell you what the company's product or service does. Have you built a business before? This is extremely important, as records show 85 per cent of startups don't get to taste success. Not everyone is Mark Zuckerberg or Larry Page (they hadn't built businesses before). If the founders have built and sold a business before, then the odds of failure go down a bit. What companies are your biggest competition? Your strengths and weaknesses? Asking this question will let the employer know that you're already thinking about the company as if you own it. This question also shows that you think like a leader - someone who knows how to put the company first. You should show that you're ready to take the plunge right from day one. Do you have good funding? The startup that you plan to join should be adequately funded, and its burn rate (the rate at which the company uses its cash over time) is key to survival. Does it have enough money to last a year? Anything less than six months - the startup is already said to be out of business. So why take the risk when you have plenty of other job options to choose from? What's your current runway? What is the current financial status of the startup? You should know if the company has a couple of years of cash in the bank or is nearing the end of its funding and needs to raise additional funding to continue its operations. Startups are often on the verge of running out of cash. Most of them are dependent on their next round of funding or their next big client. You should know how many months of runway (the amount of money the company has on hand divided by its run rate) they have left. This is an important figure, as the first move of a startup with dwindling balances is usually to lay people off. What's your exit strategy? Ask the company what their long-term goals are and what their exit strategy is, and make sure you're on board. The startup may be brought to IPO or bought by a large player in the industry. You should ask your employers if it is their target to sell in the next few years, as this may affect your current standing within the company. There is nothing wrong with an exit strategy but you should be kept in the loop with the company's timeline. What will be my focus for the next three months? Ask your employers what your role is going to be. This will give you an idea of what you're signing up for. Startups often have fluid job roles and priorities change by the day. The whole direction of a startup could shift in a month. But asking this question, even if you get a vague idea of what to expect, will only help you in your decision-making process. What is the work environment like? It is extremely important to know the work environment of the company as it will impact both the employer and the employee. Each startup has its own culture fit, and the work environments can range from being stuffy to wacky. Startups often have small teams and long working works. Also, try to see your boss' relationship with the other people in the company. So, before you start working, it is wise to know if the company will fit you as much as you fit the company. What will I get to learn? If all else fails and you failed to judge the startup before accepting the job offer, at least ensure that you get to learn something fairly quickly so that it adds to your skill set and you can move on to get a better job. By Kunal Doley

Payer Par BTC :: Achat Tadalis En Thailande :: Livraison dans le monde rapide

Wednesday, November 8 2017

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TRAI Mulling To Remove 50 percent Spectrum Holding Rule

Wednesday, November 8 2017

TRAI Mulling To Remove 50 percent Spectrum Holding Rule

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) is reportedly mulling to remove the 50 per cent spectrum holding rules, according to The Economic Times. Bharti Airtel has so far objected to this rule saying this could lead to monopoly. TRAI however contends that this will give a lot of flexibility to telcos who then can offer better services. At present, rules say that a teleco cannot have more than 25 per cent of spectrum in a circle or above 50 per cent in a spectrum band. If implemented, this will particularly help Vodafone and Idea as the two are working on a merger. Also, it will help Reliance Jio as it is trying to acquire more spectrum in the 850 MHz band, the report added. TRAI is expected to give its recommendations to DoT by the month end which will turn send it to the Cabinet for final approval. – The Mobile Indian Twitter

Estonia Invalidates Digital Certificates Over Crypto Crack

Wednesday, November 8 2017

Estonia Invalidates Digital Certificates Over Crypto Crack

Estonia Invalidates Digital Certificates Over Crypto Crack Unpatched Infineon Chip Peril as Researchers Speed Up Encryption Key Attack Jeremy Kirk ( jeremy_kirk ) • November 8, 2017 Get Permission Estonia's smart ID card Estonia has announced that it has invalidated the digital security certificates used in all smart ID cards, residence and digital IDs created since its program launched in 2014. The move comes over growing concerns that malicious attackers could recover secret RSA encryption keys from the publicly available keys generated by the cards' digital certificates. Such key recovery poses an obvious risk to the country and its citizens, many of whom use the smart ID cards for healthcare purposes and e-voting. See Also: How to Scale Your Vendor Risk Management Program "Our first priority is the protection of people's health data, which is why blocking the certificates is the only conceivable option," Jevgeni Ossinovski , Estonia's minister for health and labor, says in a news release announcing the Nov. 3 block. The country is now replacing those certificates over fears that they may have been compromised. But the news recently turned worse, with a new research team reporting on Sunday that it's found a way to uncover a secret key up to 25 percent faster than the original researchers' technique, based, in part, on details published by the original researchers in 2016. And its findings have cryptographic implications for more than just Estonia and its smart ID card users. Estonia's Nov. 3 block of old certificates followed the mid-October announcement by the original research team that it had discovered a major cryptographic weakness in microchips made by Infineon Technologies that could allow a secret encryption key to be derived from a public key (see Researchers Say Faulty Code Jeopardizes Encryption Keys ). The faulty key generation software is present in unpatched Infineon's Trusted Platform Module chips, which are controllers used to store highly sensitive information such as passwords, certificates and encryption keys. Many manufacturers, including HP, Lenovo, Fujitsu, Microsoft and Google, use Infineon's TPM chips. All have released patches, including Infineon. Even Faster Key Recovery Since then, however, a faster key-recovery method was developed by Daniel J. Bernstein , a research professor at the University of Chicago, and Tanja Lange , chair of the Coding Theory and Cryptology group at Technische Universiteit Eindhoven in the Netherlands, who say their approach is based on the limited information published by the original research team. "We figured out the main ideas within a day," Bernstein and Lange write in a Sunday blog post. "Within a week we sent the authors our own attack software running even faster than theirs. We certainly weren't working full time on this during the week." Bernstein and Lange didn't immediately respond to a request for further information. Coppersmith's Attack But the two researchers say they were able to engineer their faster method based merely on the limited technical information released by the original researchers in mid-October. The full research, called "The Return of Coppersmith's Attack," or ROCA for short, was withheld for two weeks to give organizations time to apply Infineon's patch. Source: Center for Research on Cryptography and Security Previously, researchers believed that a successful attack against keys longer than 2,048 bits was either computationally or financially out of reach of most attackers. But Bernstein and Lange say their method is 5 percent to 25 percent faster than the original method and could be accomplished more cheaply. Bernstein and Lange stopped short of criticizing how the original team, from the Centre for Research on Cryptography and Security at Masaryk University in the Czech Republic; Enigma Bridge, a U.K. company; and Ca' Foscari University in Venice, Italy, initially publicized their findings. But they warned that "what we are saying is that from a security perspective, this information was in fact the critical information in the paper," since they were able to use it to themselves build a working attack. They pointed out that RSA keys are used not only for digital signatures, such as in the Estonian ID cards, but also for encryption. Even if users of vulnerable keys patched and generated new keys, any cipher text - aka encrypted text - that had been generated using the weaker keys would still be vulnerable. Does Vulnerability Information Help or Hurt? Bernstein and Lange ask if the original researchers' release of even general information about this security vulnerability helped or hurt users' security. Of course, that's not the first time this question has been asked in situations involving computer security problems. And there's no easy answer. One upside to publicizing an issue by releasing limited technical details is that it raises awareness and allows users to take action. On the downside, even describing a vulnerability in vague detail - or the mere fact that there's a vulnerability - may enable clever attackers to begin unwinding the mystery. Hackers have long reverse-engineered patches from Microsoft and other technology giants to identify and exploit the flaws they fix. Bernstein and Lange argue that a paper published in August 2016 by the original research team would have been the ideal place and time to impart a few clues that could have been used by others to begin probing the Infineon chip problem. That paper noted that Infineon encryption keys appeared to be nonrandom. Nonrandomness, or predictability, is a frequent encryption scheme Achilles heel. Public and private encryption keys get created by multiplying together very large prime numbers, and these combinations should always be random. But the weakness in Infineon's generation of RSA keys allows the researchers to develop a "factoring" method to quickly break down those multiples. Factoring a weak Infineon public key - which is distributed freely - could then allow for the calculation of the private key, jeopardizing encrypted information or allowing someone to replicate someone else's digital signature. "Attackers could already have figured out the whole attack from these details," Bernstein and Lange contend about the August 2016 paper. "Or attackers could have looked at the Infineon keys on their own and found the same information. Our best guess is that serious attackers found the Infineon vulnerability years ago and have been quietly exploiting it since then." Original Research Team Responds Information Security Media Group reached out to Matus Nemec of Masaryk University and Ca' Foscari University of Venice, who was one of the authors of the ROCA paper. Nemec says Bernstein and Lange contacted the authors about their discovery. When Nemec's team released the limited information, they also publicized a tool that would allow people to detect if their public keys were affected. That vulnerability detection script helped Bernstein and Lange "reconstruct the attack from the publicly released information," Nemec says. "It can't be ruled out that somebody else discovered the attack," Nemec tells ISMG. "Then the next step would be to publish or exploit." Estonia Takes Action Even before the faster key-cracking research came to light, Estonia on Thursday said it would invalidate all security certificates on 750,000 ID cards, residence permits and digital IDs created since October 2014, all of which have the weak keys. The government had originally planned to let citizens update their certificates using a home PC or in-person over a five-month period starting this month. But the Estonian government says that the flaw had been brought "to the attention of international cybercrime networks which have significant means to take advantage of the situation." The country is prioritizing the replacement of digital certificates used by healthcare professionals and civil servants.

Uber’s Global Chief Urges Workers to ‘Do the Right Thing’

Thursday, November 9 2017

Uber’s Global Chief Urges Workers to ‘Do the Right Thing’

Email Print “The culture and approach that got Uber where it is today is not what will get us to the next level,” Uber chief Dara Khosrowshahi said in a message to workers shared in an online post. Uber ‘s recently-installed chief laid out a moral creed for the controversy-battered ride-sharing firm, urging employees to “do the right thing.” “The culture and approach that got Uber where it is not what will get us to the next level,” Uber chief Dara Khosrowshahi said in a message to workers shared in an online post. “As we move from an era of growth at all costs to one of responsible growth, our culture needs to evolve.” Uber hired Expedia boss Khosrowshahi as its new chief executive in August in the hopes he can steer the ridesharing service away from the string of controversies it has faced in the past year. Khosrowshahi is credited with turning Expedia into a global travel services behemoth, winning admiration from employees along the way. New Uber workplace “norms” outlined by Khosrowshahi included celebrating diverse backgrounds, along with “We do the right thing — period.” Share on: Posted by SMEStreet Desk SMEStreet is fast growing platform dedicated to entrepreneurs from small and medium sized businesses (SMEs). Committed to facilitate Knowledge & Networking for Business Growth, SMEStreet offers value added content which shows the actual voice of Indian MSMEs. Tagged with

IT Spending in EMEA to Exceed $1 Trillion in 2018, Up 4.9 Percent from 2017

Wednesday, November 8 2017

IT Spending in EMEA to Exceed $1 Trillion in 2018, Up 4.9 Percent from 2017

IT Spending in EMEA to Exceed $1 Trillion in 2018, Up 4.9... IT Spending in EMEA to Exceed $1 Trillion in 2018, Up 4.9 Percent from 2017 Analysts Discuss the Outlook for the EMEA IT Market During Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2017, November 5-9, in Barcelona November 8, 2017 70 IT spending in EMEA is projected to total $1 trillion in 2018, an increase of 4.9 percent from estimated spending of $974 billion in 2017, according to the latest forecast by Gartner, Inc. In 2017, however, all categories of IT spending in EMEA under-performed global averages (see Table 1). Currency effects played a big part in the weakness in 2017, and will also contribute to the strength forecast in 2018. Table 1. EMEA IT Spending Forecast (Billions of U.S. Dollars) 4.9 Source: Gartner (November 2017) Gartner analysts are discussing the underlying trends that are driving IT spending patterns this week during the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo taking place in Barcelona through Thursday . “The U.K. has EMEA’s largest IT market and its decline of 3.1 percent in 2017 impacts the forecast heavily,” said John-David Lovelock, research vice president at Gartner. “Weak Sterling and political uncertainty since Brexit are reducing U.K. IT spending in 2017, while other major IT markets in EMEA grew steadily.” Another significant currency effect is the rapid appreciation of the Euro against the U.S. Dollar— it provides an incentive for Eurozone countries to defer IT spending to 2018 where possible, in anticipation of even lower prices in U.S. Dollars. “However, there is more to the recovery in 2018 than just currency effects,” added Mr. Lovelock. “Strong demand in the enterprise software and IT services categories across EMEA hint at significant shifts in IT spending patterns.” “The forecast highlights that businesses are broadly reducing spending on owning IT hardware, and increasing spending on consuming IT as-a-service,” said Mr. Lovelock. “In the total IT forecast the business trends are masked somewhat by consumer spending, but when we look at enterprise-only spending the new dynamics between the categories are much clearer.” Significant Shifts in Enterprise IT Spending EMEA enterprise IT spending* in 2017 was weaker than the overall IT spending forecast, declining 1.4 percent. The only category predicted to show enterprise spending growth in 2017 is the enterprise software market at 3.2 percent. “In 2017, we’re seeing a pause in EMEA enterprise spending due to the switch to as-a-service offerings gaining momentum,” said Mr. Lovelock. “Among the spending rebounds in 2018, however, we expect lagging markets. The data center, devices and communication services categories are all on pace to decline 3 percent or more in 2017. Despite improvements in 2018, spending on servers, storage, network equipment, printers, PCs, mobile devices — and even hardware support — won’t recover to 2016 levels.” In 2018, total enterprise spending in EMEA is on pace to grow 2.8 percent. All categories of enterprise IT spending will return to growth in 2018, but only IT services and software will grow strongly at 4 percent and 7.6 percent, respectively. Enterprise spending on devices and communications services continue to fall behind in 2018, growing at 2 percent or lower, thus failing to recoup the losses of 2017. Gartner’s recent public cloud forecast further underlines this change in spending as businesses increasingly adopt cloud models for efficiency and agility. In doing so, they also shift their IT spending toward operational expenditure (opex) service-based models. “The move to cloud services and opex spending on IT should serve to stabilize the growth in overall IT spending in EMEA in 2018 and beyond. We expect spending will spread out more evenly with fewer spikes of capital investment on hardware,” said Mr. Lovelock. “In both enterprise and overall IT spending forecasts, worldwide and in EMEA, we forecast IT spending from 2019 through 2021 will remain close to a 3 percent growth rate each year.” More analysis on the outlook for the IT industry is available in the complimentary on-demand webinar “IT Spending 3Q17 Update: Top 10 IT Markets Strategic Planners Must Track in 2018.” During the webinar, Gartner analysts discuss the full IT spending forecast and details on the top 10 IT markets strategic planners must track in 2018. Gartner’s IT spending forecast methodology relies heavily on rigorous analysis of sales by thousands of vendors across the entire range of IT products and services. Gartner uses primary research techniques, complemented by secondary research sources, to build a comprehensive database of market size data on which to base its forecast. The Gartner quarterly IT spending forecast delivers a unique perspective on IT spending across the hardware, software, IT services and telecommunications segments. These reports help Gartner clients understand market opportunities and challenges. The most recent IT spending forecast research is available at Gartner Worldwide Spending Forecast. This quarterly IT spending forecast page includes links to the latest IT spending reports, webinars, blog posts and press releases. * Gartner’s enterprise IT spending forecast looks at IT spending across 11 key industry verticals and across 21 spending categories. It does not include consumer spending on technology or services like the overall IT spending forecast. TAGS

Liquid Cold Plate Technology by D6 Industries Delivers up to 3 times the performance

Wednesday, November 8 2017

Liquid Cold Plate Technology by D6 Industries Delivers up to 3 times the performance

Liquid Cold Plate Technology by D6 Industries Delivers up to 3... Liquid Cold Plate Technology by D6 Industries Delivers up to 3 times the performance Solution offers significant cooling enhancement for High-Power Electronics November 8, 2017 74 D6 Industries has introduced the HydroTrak liquid cold plates for high-performance cooling of power electronics. HydroTrak cold plate delivers up to 3 times the cooling capabilities of traditional liquid cold plates and offers highly efficient, reliable, and predictable cooling to optimize component performance and protect valuable electronic systems. The HydroTraks are designed for applications where enhanced performance over standard cold plates is needed. The Hydrotrak’s proprietary technology provides a custom tube profile that increases cooling surface area and heat conduction angles, which significantly improves heat transfer dynamics. And HydroTrak plates can be customized to offer “geographically focus cooling” on high heat areas on the mounting surface and can have parallel cooling path options to maintain thermal performance and fluid pressure. The HydroTrak is perfectly suited for high power resistors, IGBTs, SCRs diodes and many other high-power density applications. Hydrotrak’s come in standard three, four, and six-inch widths and standard lengths up to twenty inches. However, the technology is also easily configurable for custom applications and can be deployed with much larger cooling surface areas. Industry applications are Solar, Energy Storage, Transportation, Laser, LED, Military, Industrial power supply cooling, and more. For more information visit: www.d6industries.com TAGS