Altruism or advertising? Treading a fine line on corporate COVID-19 support

WEEK IN IoT – I get twitchy at times of national or international crisis when I hear companies telling us how much they are doing to support people who are truly suffering. It’s not that I wish they wouldn’t offer assistance – far from it, says Jeremy Cowan, I admire their altruism. I just don’t believe we

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ITU backs launch of global platform to protect telecom networks during COVID-19 crisis

Never before have telecommunication networks been so vital to our health and safety, and to keep our economy and society working, as during the COVID-19 crisis we are living through, says Houlin Zhao, Secretary-General, ITU. As a result, I have instructed my team to leverage without any delay ITU’s existing regulatory and policy-maker platform to help

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Free telemedicine solution launched by CompuGroup as people told to stay at home

As the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advises people to stay home and avoid public gatherings, CompuGroup Medical US (CGM) offers its CGM ELVI Telemedicine service free to medical providers.

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Is it time for video conferencing? Is it too soon for video policing?

WEEK IN IoT: It’s been easy to see corporate winners and losers from the global spread of the novel corona virus. Early casualties included airlines and hotel chains, with cancelled flights and bookings, and share prices tumbling on stock markets.

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