The NIH’s Top Vaccine Maker Wants Warp Speed To Be the New Normal

Are you concerned about the effect that use of the new vaccines will have on ongoing and future trials? I think the ethics of keeping trials going even when a vaccine is available are probably getting worked out now. But what about simply losing potential volunteers because they’re already getting other shots?

That issue will become front and center in the next few weeks. And I think it is a good problem to have. We have a vaccine that’s more effective than we even hoped for. And that means that we now have these ethical issues to address. How long can you really continue a placebo-controlled study, when you have good evidence that your vaccine works?

So what do I consider good evidence? Not a press release from a company, but the FDA looking at the data and saying, “Yes, we agree you have 95 percent efficacy, because we’ve looked

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a key to normal sleep — ScienceDaily

With fall and winter holidays coming up, many will be pondering the relationship between food and sleep. Researchers led by Professor Masashi Yanagisawa at the University of Tsukuba in Japan hope they can focus people on the important middlemen in the equation: bacterial microbes in the gut. Their detailed study in mice revealed the extent to which bacteria can change the environment and contents of the intestines, which ultimately impacts behaviors like sleep.

The experiment itself was fairly simple. The researchers gave a group of mice a powerful cocktail of antibiotics for four weeks, which depleted them of intestinal microorganisms. Then, they compared intestinal contents between these mice and control mice who had the same diet. Digestion breaks food down into bits and pieces called metabolites. The research team found significant differences between metabolites in the microbiota-depleted mice and the control mice. As Professor Yanagisawa explains, “we found more than

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Vodafone Says Its German Operations Are Returning to Normal

(Bloomberg) — Vodafone Group Plc said late Monday that its German operations are returning to normal after “massive restrictions” to mobile data and telecommunication services across the country earlier in the day.

a stop sign: Signage for Vodafone Group Plc is displayed outside a Vodafone India Ltd. store in Mumbai.

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Signage for Vodafone Group Plc is displayed outside a Vodafone India Ltd. store in Mumbai.

“Most of the affected customers are now back online,” Vodafone’s German unit said in a tweet. The cause of the disruption wasn’t clear.

The problems were affecting second, third, and fourth-generation networks, as well as the MeinVodafone app and web services, Vodafone Deutschland said earlier on an online community noticeboard. Other providers including Deutsche Telekom AG and Telefonica SA’s O2 unit also suffered outages, German media reported.

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Representatives for Telefonica Deutschland and Deutsche Telekom AG also

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Tech Drivers Of Change In Our ‘New Normal’ World

CTO and Executive Vice President at NXP Semiconductors, a leader in Automotive, IoT, Industry 4.0, Mobile and Connectivity technologies.

The pandemic has been a catalyst that has made “someday” promises for technology innovation more immediately relevant and raised hopes for a safer and smarter world. This has also changed the development plans and objectives for OEMs that provide these technologies; some optional use cases have become necessities, while others have been relegated to the sidelines.

What can we expect to see in this new normal, along with why and when? I’m going to give you straight talk about smart tech in this column.

Three Drivers Of Change

There are countless lifestyle changes prompted by the pandemic, and many will stay with us because we’ve acquired new habits and routines. For instance, a large number of first-time videoconference users are now old pros who won’t likely give it up

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VMware launches Modern Network framework to help businesses adapt to a new normal

VMware unveiled the Modern Network framework to enable businesses, and their IT and application development teams, to accelerate adapting to a new normal. To help customers realize a modern network of their own, VMware also announced further enhancements to its virtual networking products and services.

For businesses today, the ability to rapidly and cost effectively respond to change is paramount. Application developers need to quickly deploy, test, and iterate applications. The infrastructure powering applications needs to deliver the efficiency of cloud operating models.

Applications need to run on everything from private clouds to public clouds to edge computing, and the user to application experience needs to be great, no matter the user’s location. Traditional hardware-centric networking models simply don’t meet the needs of today’s business realities. The Modern Network framework addresses all of these needs.

The Virtual Cloud Network embodies the Modern Network framework. More than 18,000 organizations have modernized

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Media and Entertainment Storage Market Demand to Increase Amid COVID-19 Pandemic | Emerging Opportunities in New Normal

Shape strategic responses through the phases of industry recovery Inc., Cisco Systems Inc., and Dell Technologies Inc. will emerge as major media and entertainment storage market participants during 2020-2024

The global media and entertainment storage market is expected to grow by USD 5.85 billion during 2020-2024, according to Technavio. According to the report, the market has been negatively impacted due to the spread of the pandemic. The imposition of total lockdown by governments worldwide has resulted in the slowdown in business activities of various end-users, such as broadcasters and television networks. However, with things getting back to normal, the market is expected to gain traction and have a steady growth over the forecast period.

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Technavio has announced its latest market research report titled Global Media and Entertainment Storage Market 2020-2024 (Graphic: Business Wire)

For a more detailed analysis

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The New Normal Has Employers Revisiting Their Reimbursable Expense Policies

As COVID-19 drove American workers into their homes, a significant partnership was formed between employers and their employees. Just as employers have taken on increased expenses due to technology investments and sterilization regimens, employees have also seen their expenses grow.

As employees seek financial assistance from their employers to make their home-based work environments workable, many companies are revisiting policies that were never designed for a home-based population.

Your platform partners know what you and other businesses do

As companies revisit their terms of service, their SLAs, and the value provided by the myriad of platforms they rely on, these partners can also be a resource. In the finance and expense auditing space, AppZen, who provides AI-driven software for finance teams, looks closely at shifts in expense administration and expense policy. Today they issued

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Digital Commerce Leaders Worry About Keeping Up In The ‘New Normal’

Dan Saks is Co-CEO and Co-Founder of AppDirect, the only end-to-end cloud commerce platform for succeeding in the digital economy.

For many businesses, the past few months have been a crash course in what happens when a trend that seems abstract — digital transformation — suddenly becomes very real. Companies around the world have rushed to spin up or scale digital products and channels to not only equip their employees to work remotely but also find new ways to reach their customers.

The changes have been so fast and dramatic that McKinsey & Co. estimates that Covid-19 has accelerated digital business adoption by five years in a matter of only eight weeks. How have companies managed to do so much in such a short period of time? And how are they coping with the ongoing uncertainty?

To find out, my company, AppDirect, commissioned a survey of 500 senior

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Increased Opportunities for the Application of Technology and Business Growth During the New Normal

DUBLIN, Nov. 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The “Simulation in Defence Training – Post-Pandemic Growth Opportunity” report has been added to’s offering.

The impact of pandemics on the global economy over the past 50 years provides limited guidance on expectations from the recovery period – mainly due to the globalization of world trade and the most severe restrictions on democratic freedoms in modern memory.

While the medical community can look at previous pandemics to help model their countermeasures, economists are examining the 2008-2009 global financial crisis for comparison. At the time of writing this research service, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) had predicted a 3% contraction in the global economy for 2020 (based on the assumption that the pandemic would continue to fade in the economic powerhouses). The IMF anticipates a return to growth of 5.8% in 2021, presuming “economic activity normalizes, helped by [government] policy support”. At present,

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Cyberport sheds light on venture capital opportunities in the new normal ahead of flagship Cyberport Venture Capital Forum

HONG KONG, Nov. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Cyberport’s annual flagship tech investment event, Cyberport Venture Capital Forum (CVCF), is slated to take place on 3-4 November. During the media briefing on 30 Oct 2020, Peter Yan, CEO of Cyberport; Eric Chan, Chief Public Mission Officer of Cyberport and Cindy Chow, Chairlady of the Cyberport Investment Network (CIN) shared their views on the latest trends in global venture capital investing and provided a preview of the upcoming event. Meanwhile, representatives of three start-ups incubated by Cyberport – Redsip, Snapask and MediConCen – shared on their latest developments and the fundraising efforts for the Blockchain InsurTech, smart living and EdTech industries under the new normal.

(From left to right) Qing Li, Co-Founder & CEO of Redsip; Eric Chan, Chief Public Mission Officer of Cyberport; Peter Yan, CEO of Cyberport; Cindy Chow, Chairlady of the Cyberport Investors Network; William Yeung, Co-founder & CEO of Mediconcen, and Katherine Cheung, Chief Marketing Officer of Snapask, shared their insights on the global tech venture space, and their deal-making experience with investors.
(From left to right) Qing Li, Co-Founder & CEO of Redsip; Eric Chan, Chief Public Mission Officer of Cyberport; Peter Yan, CEO of Cyberport; Cindy Chow, Chairlady of the Cyberport Investors Network; William
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