Netflix will remain a blockbuster hit beyond the covid-19 era

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To understand netflix, forget the mullet-haired Joe Exotic and his antics in “Tiger King”. Think instead of the bearded El Profesor and the other rogues who populate “Money Heist”, the streaming firm’s exhilarating Spanish-language crime drama about stealing €2.4bn ($2.6bn) from the national mint in Madrid. Like the hijackers, Netflix is taking advantage of the lockdown in… Read more »

‘We can’t flip a switch’: E-learning unlikely solution for all Canadian students if COVID-19 closes schools

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Source: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Date: March 13th, 2020 Link: https://www.cbc.ca/news/coronavirus-school-closures-canada-1.5495075 Discussion “When you design courses for online, it actually takes deliberate thought and attention as to doing it in a good way. “So if we’re asking people just to suddenly teach their in-person courses online, it will be very difficult for those instructors to offer… Read more »

3 Things We Can All Learn from Microsoft’s Cloud Data Breach

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After Microsoft announced a cloud data breach that resulted in the accidental exposure of 250 million customer support records last week, cloud misconfiguration issues once again burst into the cybersecurity spotlight. On the bright side, Microsoft launched a model response, illustrating how a quick and effective reaction can preserve the public’s trust and prevent a media disaster… Read more »

Canada is bad at thinking big. Here’s how we can change that

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As our economy becomes increasingly global, competitive, and innovation-based, it follows that knowledge, expertise and 21st century skills will be what Canadians – and Canada – need to achieve the kind of career success and economic prosperity we want. And it was the knowledge and skills I gained at university that have been such important… Read more »

Big Four Firm KPMG Identifies Top Four Skills Required for Blockchain Career

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Big Four auditing firm KPMG has identified the top four skills needed for a blockchain-related career, in a press release shared with Cointelegraph on May 16. KPMG suggests that an increasing number of companies will investigate blockchain technology this year. “Blockchain projects will not succeed or scale without a multifaceted team that goes beyond technologists,” the firm states,… Read more »

Will AI kill developing world growth?

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I am becoming increasingly concerned that AI will, in fact, block the traditional growth path by replacing low-wage jobs with robots. As Kai-Fu Lee, a Beijing-based venture capitalist who invests in artificial intelligence, tells us, AI is potentially the most revolutionary technology to emerge this century. It is also, along with the associated technologies of… Read more »

Why Accenture Bought a Digital Ad Agency

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Never has the notion of swimming outside one’s lane been so exciting. Accenture, the spawn of Arthur Andersen turned consultant turned marketing guru, is buying Droga5, a buzzy advertising agency. Odd fit? Maybe. But consultants increasingly have been veering into the business of marketing. Clients that need IT strategies need marketing strategies that happen to… Read more »

The Imminent Evolution of ‘Augmentation’ in Accounting and Finance

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Late last month, I was the keynote speaker at the Tax Executive Institute in San Mateo, CA. This was a gathering of global tax leaders from accounting firms and public companies coming together to discuss the impact of technology in tax and accounting professions. I asked several folks a simple question — how much of your time… Read more »

Apple to create $1bn Texas base

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Apple has announced plans to build a new campus in Austin, Texas, saying the project will involve a $1bn (£790m) investment. The company already has an existing base in the city. The iPhone-maker said it expected the latest move would eventually make it the state capital’s biggest private employer. One expert said the area had a… Read more »