From Slashdot: IBM Sues Microsoft’s New Chief Diversity Officer To Protect Diversity Trade Secrets

theodp writes: GeekWire reports that IBM has filed suit against longtime exec Lindsay-Rae McIntyre, alleging that her new position as Microsoft’s chief diversity officer violates a year-long non-compete agreement, allowing Microsoft to use IBM’s intern…

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From Engadget RSS Feed: How security became more important than convenience

Since the dawn of infosec, the belief that we users are a group of dullard cattle who blindly trade our own security for convenience at every turn has been trumpeted by the stewards of IT and the infosec-arrogant, while bolstered by old resear…

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From ExtremeTechExtremeTech: Intel Touts New Quantum Computing Breakthrough, This Time With Silicon

Intel believes it has a path forward for building silicon qubits on conventional foundry technology. If it’s right, we might see markedly better scaling and higher performance in the years to come.
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From VentureBeat: Siemens builds consortium of powerhouses for a community of cyber trust

Siemens has formed a consortium of giant companies to form a community of trust to build greater cyber security. The major industrial and tech allies in the consortium include Airbus, Allianz, Daimler Group, IBM, MSC, NXP, SGS, and Deutsche Telekom. Those companies believe that cybercrime is getting out of hand and they need to band […]

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From GeekWire: Employment lawyers puzzled over IBM’s non-compete suit against Microsoft’s new diversity chief


IBM’s decision to sue a longtime human resources executive for taking a new job at Microsoft is raising questions among lawyers who specialize in employment agreements and non-compete clauses. Earlier this week, IBM filed a lawsuit against its former HR VP and chief diversity officer, Lindsay-Rae McIntyre, claiming her new role as Microsoft’s chief diversity officer violates a year-long non-compete agreement. Although non-compete agreements are prevalent in the tech industry, it’s unusual for a company to enforce them over a role that isn’t tied to its core product or business. “I can’t figure out why they’re doing it,” said Robert Ottinger,… Read More

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From BetaNews: Despite challenges, mainframe use is still central to large enterprises

Mainframes are still vital to many larger businesses and a new report from Syncsort highlights some key trends including the mainframe’s role in strategic projects. The results show the mainframe remains strategic to businesses, with 57 percent of re…

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From GeekWire: IBM sues Microsoft’s new chief diversity officer over non-compete agreement


IBM has filed suit against one of its longtime executives, Lindsay-Rae McIntyre, alleging that her new position as Microsoft’s chief diversity officer violates a year-long non-compete agreement, allowing the Redmond company to use IBM’s internal secrets to boost its own diversity efforts. The suit, filed federal court in New York today, describes McIntyre as one of the company’s “most senior executives with knowledge of IBM’s most closely guarded and competitively sensitive strategic plans and recruitment initiatives,” including “confidential strategies to recruit, retain and promote diverse talent.” In her new role at Microsoft, she would compete for the many of the… Read More

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From DZone.com Feed: Agile and Medical Device Development [Video]

Lean-Agile principles and more specifically, the Scaled Agile Framework, can be used to greatly improve the medical device development process. From meeting regulatory requirements like providing complete traceability in hardware and software developme…

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From VentureBeat: Why we should be afraid of quantum computing

GUEST: Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking, and others have been warning about the harm runaway artificial intelligence could do to humanity in the future. But another technology may pose a more imminent threat: quantum computing. Quantum computers are straight out of science fiction. Take the “traveling salesman problem,â€� where a salesperson has to visit a specific set […]

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From GeekWire: Meet the TrashBot: CleanRobotics is using machine learning to keep recycling from going to waste


PITTSBURGH — At a mall in Sydney, Australia, “the world’s first smart trash can” is fastidiously photographing, weighing, and sorting garbage. The industrious TrashBot is a long way from home. Trashbot was born in Pittsburgh at the AlphaLab Gear startup accelerator. There, the CleanRobotics team has been developing a machine that uses cameras, sensors, and machine learning to ensure that garbage ends up in the landfill and recyclables don’t. They’re tackling a problem that most environmentalists would agree needs to be solved: only about 20 percent of what goes in those blue bins actually ends up recycled, according to CleanRobotics… Read More

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