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Jangala and the Fight to Connect Homeless Communities During COVID-19

After the world went online, the homeless community became more marginalized than ever before. This is how Jangala stepped in to help.
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Two key tools are often required to participate in today’s society: a device and the connectivity to make it work.

Most of us take this for granted. Particularly since the pandemic hit, we have been confined to our homes and armed with our laptops, phones, WiFi and high-speed data. They gave us access to entertainment and kept us in touch with friends and family. Some of us have been able to carry on working remotely, seamlessly sharing documents and connecting with colleagues. The internet kept life going when the world outside our doorstep appeared to come to a halt.

How IBMers on “Silicon Bayou” Helped Louisiana Recover From Ransomware Attacks

By Charles Masters
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Cybercrime against U.S. public school districts is on the rise. A new IBM study shows nearly 60% of school staff feel unprepared for security threats, including attacks called ransomware, which steal and hold data hostage until officials pay up.

Smart Talks Podcast: How Can You Address Racial Injustice With Technology?

Listen to members of the IBM Black Community discuss their experiences and Call for Code for Racial Justice
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A person who grew up in the tree-lined suburbs of Los Angeles may not know what it’s like to grow up in the Projects of Compton. An impassioned politician speaking on the topic of armed forces may not know what it’s like to board a military transport aircraft and be deployed to an area of deadly violence. In order to better understand experiences you have not lived through, you first need to start listening to those who have.

Tooling Up For The Post-Pandemic Era

By Ron Nersesian, Chairman and CEO of Keysight Technologies
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Disruptions resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic have been broad and substantial, but the responses to those challenges have also been promising. In particular, the technologies that have been deployed to accommodate the need for personal distancing may also provide a guide to managing life and work in the post-pandemic era.

Dow and Carnegie Mellon University Support STEM Learners With Online Learning During the Pandemic

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When the COVID-19 pandemic hit and many schools moved classes online, teachers rapidly had to adjust to remote instruction. One of the biggest challenges for high school science teachers has been finding ways to transfer labs to a virtual space.

Ten Years of Internet Essentials Partnerships & Millions of Connections

By Mary McLaughlin
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Ten years ago, Comcast embarked on an ambitious journey to help bridge the digital divide. We launched Internet Essentials, our signature digital inclusion program, to help connect as many low-income families as possible to broadband Internet at home. In that time, Internet Essentials became the largest and most comprehensive program of its kind having connected millions of people to the Internet at home and teaching millions more critical digital literacy skills.

IBM Introduces $3 Million in Cybersecurity Grants for Public Schools in United States as Attacks on Education Grow

New IBM study shows nearly 60% of school staff are unprepared for cybersecurity threats - lack of training, awareness, budget and virtual learning identified as major issues
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ARMONK, N.Y., Feb. 10, 2021 /3BL Media/-- IBM (NYSE: IBM) recently announced in-kind grants valued at $3 million to help strengthen cybersecurity in schools. These grants will be awarded to six school districts in the United States to sponsor teams of IBMers to help them proactively prepare for and respond to cyberattacks. Services will be delivered by teams deployed via IBM's Service Corps Program.

Comcast Provides Update on Decade-long Commitment to Digital Equity; Announces Plans to Accelerate Efforts in 2021

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PHILADELPHIA, February 10, 2021, /3BL Media/ - Comcast today made several announcements that build on its longstanding commitment to advancing digital equity, closing the digital divide, and addressing both digital literacy and the homework gap.

The new and expanded efforts are designed to help connect as many Americans to the Internet as possible and create new opportunities for underrepresented communities through the education, resources, and skills training they need to succeed in today’s digital economy.

CNH Industrial Helps to Digitize Education in Turkey

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The longer the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact communities around the world, the more we are discovering that it is changing even the most familiar aspects of daily life. This impact has been especially noticeable in the growing influence of digitization across many areas, yet nowhere is it perhaps more evident than in the sphere of education, following the extended suspension of in-person learning in many countries across the world.

Tetra Tech's Brian Goldcrump Discusses the Impact of Building System Electrification on Lowering the Carbon Footprint of New and Existing Buildings

Transitioning from gas-powered to electrified building systems
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Brian Goldcrump has more than 10 years of experience in building design and energy modeling and leads the Tetra Tech High Performance Building Group’s building energy modeling teams in Portland, Oregon, and Seattle, Washington. Brian works with clients in the early design phases to understand and advise on energy system options and the best paths for each project. He is particularly interested in post-occupancy building performance, helping owners understand that performance, and ensuring the building is performing as expected.

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