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Advanced Micro Devices Said to Plan Up to 2,340 Job Cuts

Plans to cut as many as 2,340 jobs, or about 20 percent of its workforce, according to Bloomberg who quotes “A person with knowledge of the matter”.

The cuts are expected to be announced as early as next week, said the person, who asked not to be named because the plans aren’t public. At least 10 percent of AMD’s staff of about 11,700 will be affected, the person said yesterday.

AMD is striving to trim expenses to help cope with sagging demand for personal computers that rely on its processors. Sales in the third quarter will decline about 10 percent from the prior period, a bigger drop than previously forecast, the Sunnyvale, California-based company said on Oct. 11 2012.

“With PC demand being so weak, we don’t think the company has any choice but to do some considerable cost-cutting measures,” said Betsy Van Hees, an analyst at Wedbush Securities Inc. in San Francisco. Cuts of 10 percent to 20 percent are “aligned with what we were hearing from our industry checks as well,” said Van Hees, who declined to name her sources.

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WFH and Human Error Cause in 95% of all Breaches in Legal Industry

WFH and Human Error Cause in 95% of all Breaches in Legal Industry

Law Firms reliance on email has proven to be one of the weakest links as a majority of workforces have transitioned to hybrid working.

Working From Home (WFH) has in turn, also increased the size of the threat landscape – with cyber attackers targeting vulnerable workers who are away from the immediate support from IT teams.

When sending many emails per day, the risk of human error also arises. Whether this is attaching the wrong document; or CC’ing an incorrect recipient; these mistakes are all too common – but for some industries, it can have devastating consequences.

Within the legal industry, sensitive and confidential data is being handled each day – including insurance claims, financial records and more. If this information were to fall into the wrong hands – it could have disastrous repercussions for the business. Andrea Babbs, UK General Manager, VIPRE, emphasises the importance of law firms prioritising their email defence, so that they don’t fall vulnerable to a cyber threat.

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Good news for in Huawei !!

Good news for in Huawei !!

They say any publicity is good publicity. So now every man and his dog has heard of Huawei. Pronounced “WaarWay” Last month the USA decided that Huawei was a Cyber security risk as a Chinese telecom giant, with the ability to spy on the West for the Chinese Government. This was quickly followed by many Governments deciding that they should not be offering 5G equipment from Huawei.

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New iPhone 14 is a SIM free phone eSIM

New I Phone 14 is a SIM free phone eSIM

In the United States, the new iPhone14 won’t be despatched with a physical SIM card slot. Instead, Apple is changing entirely to eSIM technology. While some iPhone users may have already made the transition to eSIM, most have not. Now that the iPhone 14 is arriving to buyers, here are some details on eSIM support from Apple.


They’ll be able to use two eSIMs at once (and store more than that), but is the lack of a physical tray a big deal?

(Outside the US, the iPhone 14 will still include a nano-SIM slots.)

First, a refresher on eSIMs: they’re SIM cards, but electronic, not physical. That means your phone can be provisioned remotely — no more going to your retailer to get a physical SIM. This makes it easier (in some ways) to switch networks or try one out — T-Mobile now uses eSIMs to let people test-drive its network for up to three months. As of iOS 16, you can even transfer your eSIM between iPhones via Bluetooth, which should make it almost as easy as a physical SIM — as long as you’re staying in the Apple ecosystem. Of course.

eSIMs, sometimes referred to as embedded SIMs, are still SIM cards, but they’re electronically programmable. This means there is no physical SIM card that has to be inserted into your iPhone or activated. Instead, you log in with your carrier information and the carrier will remotely provision your iPhone so it can be connected to their network.


What does eSIM mean for iPhone 14?

The iPhone has supported eSIM technology for many years. The iPhone XS was the first model to add the technology and each new iPhone since then has supported eSIM. Each of those iPhone models also offered a nano SIM card slot as well. So if you didn’t want to use an eSIM, you didn’t have to.

Once this process has been completed, your iPhone works just as it would with a physical SIM card. It’s also important to note that only the iPhone 14 models sold in the United States will be eSIM-only. Models sold in other countries will still have a nano-SIM card slot.

An Apple spokesperson confirmed that every iPhone 14 model can store at least eight different eSIMs, and even more in some instances.

Two can be in use at one time.

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IDC’s Report on Slate Tablets Shows a Decline While Detachable Tablets Climb to New Highs

IDC’s Latest Report on Slate Tablets Shows a Decline While Detachable Tablets Climb to New Highs

Despite the Christmas holiday sales, the worldwide tablet market declined yet again in the fourth quarter, with 65.9 million units shipped, down -13.7% year over year, according to preliminary data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker.

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Tesla hiring activity hints Thailand could be next

Tesla hiring activity hints Thailand could be favourable for a foray as India plans face roadblocks, according to  GlobalData a  data and analytics company.

Tesla electric vehicle (EV) and a clean energy company now views Thailand as its next destination

Interest in EVs is increasing as a result of the rising need for more sustainable and cost-efficient alternatives. In a first, the company posted a ‘Senior Recruiter’ job in Bangkok to partner with business leaders and hiring managers to assess the talent requirements and advise on the best hiring strategy.


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Apple Wants Your Damaged iPhones to trade in for a new iPhone 6s.

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Report suggests Apple is planning on expanding its Reuse and Recycle trade-in program to include damaged handsets. Following the fall in profits by Apple it is now rumoured that they want a piece of that aftercare action, the move is intended to encourage iPhone users to buy a new handset from Apple, rather than spending on third party repairs.

Apple has always wanted to control its market place, now we can see the after care market to be squeezed, will this lead to the control of supply of genuine parts. If you iPhone has a broken display, dodgy cameras and non responsive buttons, these ailments will probably not qualify under the reasonable clause, which sounds like a get-out clause, if ever we thought of one.

Lets hope the credit offered discount of an upgrade is worth while.

Toshiba Client Solutions Europe Rebrands As DYNABOOK EUROPE

New brand identity chosen in recognition of Toshiba’s computing heritage


Today, Toshiba Client Solutions Europe GmbH (TCSE) announces it is embarking on a company rebrand effective immediately and will be known as Dynabook Europe GmbH. Toshiba Client Solutions Co., Ltd. (TCS), having joined Sharp Group on the company name was to become Dynabook Inc. 

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The EMEA server market in Q2 continued to show strength

The latest EMEA Server Tracker from International Data Corporation (IDC) shows that in the second quarter the EMEA server market saw an end to the continued growth of the last four quarters, with vendor revenue at $3.1 billion US Dolllar and 525,059 units shipped — a year-on-year decline of 2.5% and 4.5% respectively.

For the first half of the year, vendor revenue was $6.2 billion and 1 million server units were shipped, showing marginal growth on the first half of last year at 2.3% and 0.7% respectively.
The EMEA server market in Q2 continued to show strength on the revenue side in the face of a challenging economic situation. This stability has been a balancing act, with price inelasticity toward richer server configurations and increased average selling prices (ASPs) implemented by large x86 server vendors in local currency (euro or other) as a means of maintaining dollar profitability. IDC predicts that these ASP increases could start to affect value propositions and demand toward the end of the year if vendors can't justify the increased prices with additional functionality and performance.

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