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For Sale – Toshiba Ultrabook Z40

Hi i have for sale a toshiba z40 that i bought from here a little over a year ago, screen size is 14 inches.
I bought it with the sole purpose to use with a meter to calibrate my tv’s. It’s been sat there since so i might aswell sell it.
There’s a few marks around the vga port mainly, its like the silver coating has rubbed away, it was like this when i bought it, other than that I’d say it’s in pretty decent condition.
Specification of the laptop is as below:

* Intel Core i5-4210 Processor up to 2.7Ghz
* 12GB DDR3 RAM
* 128GB Original Toshiba SSD Drive
* Windows 7 Professional 64Bit(upgraded to Windows 10 by previous owner)
* Built-In Bluetooth
* HDMI Port
* VGA Port
* 3x USB 3.0 Ports
* 3.5mm Headphone jack
* Ethernet Port
* SD Card Reader
* Original Toshiba Battery and charger

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

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Our vision to close the broadband gap, improve teacher training and boost accessibility in the classroom | | Microsoft EDU

With the start of the new year, we’re excited to head to London for the annual Bett UK education technology show where we’ll preview a number of new products and updates coming for the 2020-2021 school year. We’ll bring you along to Bett too, from the booth every day of Bett live from London in: “What’s new in Edu: Live from Bett”.

Join Leslie Fisher, and see for the very first time, new devices, tools and training resources coming soon to ensure you and your students have your best year yet!

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Closing the broadband gap with new devices that connect to cellular service and Community Learning Centers

One of the biggest challenges in global education is a lack of access to the internet. Students who lack broadband access at home or school are deprived of the information they need to complete their assignments and keep up with their peers, creating educational inequality and disadvantages that can impact them throughout their lives. In the U.S., the FCC estimates 70 percent of teachers assign homework that requires broadband access, yet broadband is not available to nearly 25 million people, 19 million of whom live in rural areas. Even among those who do have a connection, our data shows that nearly 163 million Americans are not using the internet at broadband speeds.

We’ve been investing in solving this multi-faceted problem for years with programs like the Airband Initiative, which aims to expand broadband access to underserved rural areas around the world. Today, we’re continuing to build on this commitment to connect every student to the internet by introducing two new Connected PCs, built and priced especially for education – the JP.IK Turn T101 and Positivo Wise N1212S.

These new devices, which will ship this summer, are our most affordable Connected PCs yet, with all the capabilities of Windows and Office and can be used anywhere there is cellular service. These devices will save schools thousands of dollars in server infrastructure and startup time and help the more than 1.15 billion students in rural and emerging markets around the world connect to the internet for the first time or dramatically improve their current connection. The JP.IK Turn T101 starts at just $299 USD and the Wise N1212S will start at $575 USD, both powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c with twice the battery life and 25 percent better performance than competing platforms, and like our other Windows PCs boasting the newest Qualcomm Snapdragon chipsets, they will have blazing-fast cellular connectivity.

We’re also proud to collaborate with T-Mobile to kick off a pilot next month that offers select districts in rural and underserved areas in the U.S. a chance to test the newest Connected PCs. T-Mobile shares our vision to empower students and provide connectivity and educational equality through their EmpowerED™ 2.0 program – and will provide the pilot schools with SIM cards and free 4G LTE coverage plans to get their new PCs up and running. For the rest of the world, we’re excited to partner with Vodafone to provide education-specific cellular connectivity plans to customers using the newest Connected PCs in Vodafone and Vodacom markets in Europe and Africa. Through the Connected Education program, Vodafone endeavors to digitalize school infrastructure and accelerate adoption of fast, secure internet access to schools and students around the world. Together, we’re excited to learn how these new devices and alliances could reshape the education landscape and reduce the broadband gap.

These new devices mark a big milestone in bringing equitable educational opportunities to students around the world, but it’s just the beginning. We’re also thrilled to partner with JP.IK to bring their Community Learning Centers – solar-powered, pop-up schools – to more than 130 underserved areas around the world, giving students a truly connected digital learning experience.

Our most affordable Windows 10 devices get even better

No matter your needs or your location in the world, we have the perfect Windows 10 device for you and your students, starting at $219 USD. Today, we’re excited to announce that our portfolio is getting even better. Together with our partners at Acer, Dell, HP, Lenovo, JP.IK and Positivo we’re enhancing 14 of our most affordable Windows 10 devices so you get even more bang for your buck, including:

  • NEW! Faster performance. Seven of our new devices include the newest Intel processor, which will give you 46 percent more system performance than before. Students can have multiple web browser tabs open while working on documents and collaborating with classmates without missing a beat.
  • NEW! Safekeeping for pens. One of the biggest complaints we hear from educators is that – while they love the benefits of having students write directly on their device screens – pens get lost frequently. But great news! In addition to a number of devices that include ways to tether pens, the newest Acer TravelMate Spin B3 and Lenovo 300e also have a pen “garage” built into the device so it’s less likely to wander off.  
  • NEW! Introducing indicator lights to show student progress. Teachers, have you ever wished you could look at the classroom from your desk or podium and see which students are good to go on their devices? Now you can! Five of our newest devices will include a built-in LED indicator light on the back of the device that can be used to indicate whether a device is charged and connected to the internet. Simply look for the light!

Check out these and our other great Windows 10 devices on our Windows Device Finder today!

 

Three Free New Tools to Make Teacher Training More Effective

Preparing students for the jobs of the future starts with training and retaining great educators today. Our new research – Staff of 2030: Future Ready Teaching – indicates only 38 percent of teachers believe their current training has equipped them to use digital technology for instruction, which is critical to their success as well as their students. As new Gen Z teachers are entering the workforce, it’s more important than ever for schools to offer a variety of training tools and build powerful professional development communities that help them thrive throughout the school year. We’ve got some great new (and totally free!) tools to help, including our new and improved Microsoft Educator Center with hundreds of great training resources available in more languages than ever before.

  • NEW! Conduct training and engage everyone in the audience using PowerPoint Live Presentations. Using PowerPoint for Web, which is part of Office 365 Education, you will soon be able to train teachers and engage every participant with the new live presentations feature. Schools can present slides and using a QR code or short link, viewers can join and follow along with live subtitles in more than 60 languages on their personal device, making it easy to present to a large group of teachers, students or parents who speak different languages. The feature also includes live reactions and a survey for participants that generates an email to the presenter with the aggregated audience feedback and corresponding recommendations, offering insights to improve future presentations and trainings.

  • NEW! Use Microsoft Stream to create training videos on web and mobile, including transcription in eight languages. Microsoft Stream, included in Office 365 Education, empowers organizations to teach and learn with video easily and securely. Now available to the Stream mobile app, video creation with the new Flipgrid camera integration makes it fun for anyone to personalize and share content in seconds. Stream will also soon support browser-based screen recording and editing, giving teachers and students new ways to create learning and training materials by recording and sharing screens, applications, or device camera feeds. Automatic captions and searchable transcripts now support eight languages, which allow learners to find information quickly. And to help improve learner focus, videos on Stream will soon support a voice enhance capability that removes background noise from videos recorded in classrooms and other noisy environments.
  • NEW! Unlock your students’ potential with Microsoft Teams Class Insights. Teaching is a team sport that requires students, teachers and parents to work together. That’s why we introduced capabilities like Class Insights in Microsoft Teams, to equip educators with more data on student performance and activity. We also made it possible for you to collaborate in safe and focused environments with Private Channels and added the Parent and Guardian Emails that summarize a student’s weekly progress and the week ahead. All these Teams improvements are designed to strengthen collaboration and engagement at your school.

And last, but certainly not least, we’re proud to be rolling out:

Free, built-in accessibility features in OneNote and Microsoft Edge to help every classroom be more inclusive

  • NEW! The new Microsoft Edge – secure, accessible and compatible with all your favorite websites and extensions! The web browser is the most used app in the classroom, so it’s crucial it has the built-in flexibility and accessibility to support every educator and learner. Now available for IT to download and deploy, the new Microsoft Edge web browser is designed to support inclusive classrooms with built-in tools allowing students to change text size, reading text aloud and even inking on PDFs right in the browser. Plus, we made Microsoft Edge even easier for users. Microsoft Edge is now powered by the same technology as Google Chrome to provide better compatibility for websites and extensions, allowing you to experience the web without using multiple browsers. You can even customize your web experience to access Office documents quickly when opening a new tab. Students and teachers working on shared computers can also sign into one or more profiles for quick access to their favorites, passwords, and more. Finally, the new Microsoft Edge browser has Microsoft security features and is simple to manage, with tools that make it easy for IT administrators to deploy and set district- or school-wide policies, as well as features to help protect students from phishing attempts and tracking.
  • NEW! OneNote Live Captions to help students’ focus, comprehension and retention. Recent studies have shown that students who use closed captions and interactive transcripts can maintain their focus and retain information better. You can already use captions and transcripts in many of our products like PowerPoint, Teams, Stream and Flipgrid, and now you can use captions inside OneNote as well! This month, we are rolling out a private preview of OneNote that allows students to connect OneNote to a Microsoft Translator session via a Join Code and receive the captions and translation stream. This allows captions from the educator speaking to flow directly into OneNote for reading, while still allowing the student to take notes. In addition, the student can pause the captions, highlight portions, and then have the entire transcription saved as a page into OneNote, features that will benefit all learners but especially those who may be hard of hearing or speak multiple languages.

And that’s just the beginning! Tune in throughout next week as we join education technology expert, Leslie Fisher in London to walk you through how to make this news you can use in the upcoming school year!

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For Sale – Toshiba Ultrabook Z40

Hi i have for sale a toshiba z40 that i bought from here a little over a year ago, screen size is 14 inches.
I bought it with the sole purpose to use with a meter to calibrate my tv’s. It’s been sat there since so i might aswell sell it.
There’s a few marks around the vga port mainly, its like the silver coating has rubbed away, it was like this when i bought it, other than that I’d say it’s in pretty decent condition.
Specification of the laptop is as below:

* Intel Core i5-4210 Processor up to 2.7Ghz
* 12GB DDR3 RAM
* 128GB Original Toshiba SSD Drive
* Windows 7 Professional 64Bit(upgraded to Windows 10 by previous owner)
* Built-In Bluetooth
* HDMI Port
* VGA Port
* 3x USB 3.0 Ports
* 3.5mm Headphone jack
* Ethernet Port
* SD Card Reader
* Original Toshiba Battery and charger

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

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AIOps meaning to expand throughout DevOps chain

It seems that every year there’s a new record for the pace of change in IT, from the move from mainframe to client/server computing, to embracing the web and interorganizational data movements. The current moves that affect organizations are fundamental, and IT operations had better pay attention.

Cloud providers are taking over ownership of the IT platform from organizations. Organizations are moving to a multi-cloud hybrid platform to gain flexibility and the ability to quickly respond to market needs. Applications have started to transition from monolithic entities to composite architectures built on the fly in real time from collections of functional services. DevOps has affected how IT organizations write, test and deliver code, with continuous development and delivery relatively mainstream approaches.

These fundamental changes mean that IT operations managers have to approach the application environment in a new way. Infrastructure health dashboards don’t meet their needs. Without deep contextual knowledge of how the platform looks at an instant, and what that means for performance, administrators will struggle to address issues raised.

Enter AIOps platforms

AIOps means IT teams use artificial intelligence to monitor the operational environment and rapidly and automatically remediate any problems that arise — and, more to the point, prevent any issues in the first place.

True AIOps-based management is not easy to accomplish. It’s nearly impossible to model an environment that continuously changes and then also plot all the dependencies between hardware, virtual systems, functional services and composite apps.

AIOPs use cases

However, AIOps does meet a need. It is, as yet, a nascent approach. Many AIOps systems do not really use that much artificial intelligence; many instead rely on advanced rules and policy engines to automatically remediate commonly known and expected issues. AIOps vendors collect information on operations issues from across their respective customer bases to make the tools more useful.

Today’s prospective AIOps buyers must beware of portfolio repackaging — AIOps on the product branding doesn’t mean they use true artificial intelligence. Question the vendor carefully about how its system learns on the go, deals with unexpected changes and manages idempotency. 2020 might be the year of AIOps’ rise, but it might also be littered with the corpses of AIOps vendors that get things wrong.

AIOps’ path for the future

As we move through 2020 and beyond, AIOps’ meaning will evolve. Tools will better adopt learning systems to model the whole environment and will start to use advanced methods to bring idempotency — the capability to define an end result and then ensure that it is achieved — to the fore. AIOps tools must be able to either take input from the operations team or from the platform itself and create the scripts, VMs, containers, provisioning templates and other details to meet the applications’ requirements. The system must monitor the end result from these hosting decisions and ensure that not only is it as-expected, but that it remains so, no matter how the underlying platform changes. Over time, AIOps tools should extend so that business stakeholders also have insights into the operations environment.

Such capabilities will mean that AIOps platforms move from just operations environment tool kits to part and parcel of the overall BizDevOps workflows. AIOps will mean an overarching orchestration system for the application hosting environment, a platform that manages all updates and patches, and provides feedback loops through the upstream environment.

The new generation of AIOps tools and platforms will focus on how to avoid manual intervention in the operations environment. Indeed, manual interventions are likely to be where AIOps could fail. For example, an administrator who puts wrong information into the flow or works outside of the AIOps system to make any configuration changes could start a firestorm of problems. When the AIOps system tries to fix them, it will find that it does not have the required data available to effectively model the change the administrator has made.

2020 will see AIOps’ first baby steps to becoming a major tool for the systems administrator. Those who embrace the idea of AIOps must ensure that they have the right mindset: AIOps has to be the center of everything. Only in extreme circumstances should any action be taken outside of the AIOps environment.

The operations team must reach out to the development teams to see how their feeds can integrate into an AIOps platform. If DevOps tools vendors realize AIOps’ benefits, they might provide direct integrations for downstream workflows or include AIOps capabilities into their own platform. This trend could expand the meaning of AIOps to include business capabilities and security as well.

As organizations move to highly complex, highly dynamic platforms, any dependency on a person’s manual oversight dooms the deployment to failure. Simple automation will not be a workable way forward — artificial intelligence is a must.

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Will Microsoft’s Edge start a new browser war?

This year may see the rekindling of the browser wars, conflicts that once roiled the landscape and birthed — and felled — titans.

On January 15, Microsoft is set to release a new, Chromium-based Edge browser, an offering the company claims will bolster compatibility with web-based applications and enhance privacy. Experts said the browser might appeal to IT professionals through its integrated management tools and focus on enterprise software.

Chromium is an open source browser project by Google; the current version of Edge was developed using Microsoft’s own tech. With the change, the two leading browsers will be based on the same engine.

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Eric Klein, an analyst at VDC Research Group Inc., said it was strange, decades after the Netscape-Internet Explorer or Internet Explorer-Firefox clashes, to once again have a relevant browser war.

“It’s interesting to me that what’s old is new again,” he said.

Klein noted that, despite its OS supremacy, Microsoft’s success with its browsers has been mixed. In today’s market, he said, Google Chrome and Firefox have a greater mindshare than Microsoft’s offering.

“Previous versions of Internet Explorer [Microsoft’s older browser] were inferior, in terms of speed and ease of use, compared to browsers like Chrome,” he said.

Forrester Research analyst Andrew Hewitt said Chrome looked to be the staunchest competition for the new Edge browser.

“In the consumer market, Chrome is very much the dominant browser,” he said. “We do see some differences like, in Germany, there’s more Firefox use.”

Through Chrome, said Enterprise Strategy Group senior analyst Mark Bowker, organizations could accomplish several things: They could hedge their bets on Microsoft, provide an improved user experience for web applications and offer a secure browser experience.

How will Microsoft convert Chrome users?

Analysts said the company’s focus appears to be on the enterprise, providing interoperability with enterprise-centric software. Microsoft has made it easier for developers to port such software to Edge, making the browser friendlier to web-based applications, according to Klein.

Hewitt said Microsoft had an interest in refining the experience of using its tools, making its services available across its product portfolio.

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“I also think this is a doubling-down on their Microsoft 365 strategy,” he said. “It’s about providing a better experience using Office tools — like being able to see OneDrive files as you use Edge.”

To lure businesses, Bowker said, Edge must deliver the best possible experience with web applications and provide IT professionals the tools they need to manage users. Companies using Chrome must have a separate console for such management, while Edge may appeal to IT pros because they can use existing Microsoft tools to do the job.

Yet luring users is about more than making a case to businesses; Microsoft will have to convince users as well. Companies today tend to let employees choose which browser they’d like to use. That makes the consumer market and personal preference a big factor in who will win the browser war, according to Hewitt.

“I think it’s a two-fold strategy,” he said. “[Microsoft wants] to build good confidence on the consumer side, so it trickles over to businesses. With businesses, it will not necessarily be about who’s more secure, but more about, ‘Look at all the cool integrations you can get if you’re using Edge.’ It’s a productivity benefit.”

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For Microsoft, that could be an uphill battle given that younger workers likely grew up without using Microsoft browsers, Bowker said.

Browsers will gain prominence

The timing of Microsoft’s campaign for the business browser market is not accidental. Analysts pointed to the increased prevalence of web-based applications as the answer.

“The browser [will become] more and more important,” Hewitt said. “It will be where you go to work every day.”

Klein said Google has a clear stake in winning the battle.

“From Google’s perspective, it’s all about telemetry — taking a look at every move a user makes, similar to the way phones track every move we make,” he said. “[That information] is becoming more and more important for tech companies. It’s all about trying to capture as much of user interactions and workflow as possible.”

“It’s not only the browser wars that are part of this; the office suite wars are part of this, too,” he added, noting that Microsoft and Google, via its G Suite of productivity applications, were warring in that arena, too.

Yet that focus on user data, Hewitt said, might be a point in Microsoft’s favor, especially among privacy-minded companies. As Google’s substantial advertising business is dependent on such data, companies may fear their browsing habits might be compromised. Microsoft, he said, doesn’t rely on advertising in the way Google does.

“That’s one area where Microsoft could differentiate itself,” he said.

Who will win the browser war?

Analysts said it was too early to call the fight.

“It’s always really hard to say,” Hewitt said. “It’s going to take years to see the benefits of any type of shift. It’s still early, from Microsoft’s perspective.”

Bowker said the new Edge browser may prompt several businesses that have chosen Chrome as their standard option to rethink their approach.

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“The first experience, when Edge is available mid-month, is going to be important,” he said.

Holger Mueller, principal analyst at Constellation Research, said he saw the development not as a war, but as a point of convergence. With both of the leading enterprise browsers based on the same engine, he expects accelerated progress for mobile sites, as developers can devote their resources in a more concentrated way. But he expressed skepticism that Edge would overtake Chrome in the workplace.

“It’s a great move by Microsoft: If you can’t beat them, join them,” he said, adding that this was a development that differentiated CEO Satya Nadella’s Microsoft from that of his predecessor, Steve Ballmer.

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SAP leadership changes and S/4HANA were top 2019 SAP stories

SAP ended the decade with one of the most unsettled years in its 47-year existence.

The year began with layoffs, as the German enterprise giant restructured its workforce in March to the tune of 4,400 fewer employees. This was just the first shoe to drop in a year of organizational turmoil. In April, several prominent members of the SAP leadership ranks left for different pastures. The biggest shoe dropped in October with the abrupt departure of longtime CEO Bill McDermott. He was replaced by co-CEOs Jennifer Morgan and Christian Klein.

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In 2019, the saga of S/4HANA migrations that has dogged the company for several years continued. The clock is running to get customers to move to the “next-generation ERP” system before 2025, when SAP’s support for legacy ERP systems will end. However, it appears that the migrations to S/4HANA continue to lag.

Here’s a look back at some of the most prominent issues that characterized 2019 for SAP.

SAP leadership changes

The first indication that it might be an interesting year for SAP came in March when the company announced the layoffs of 4,400 employees. The layoffs appeared to be particularly significant for SAP because they included veterans of HANA development and the ABAP programming language which has formed the foundation of HANA. This raised questions about SAP’s commitment to the future of its signature in-memory database platform. The layoffs also hit SAP leadership, as longtime executive Bjoern Goerke was cashiered from his role as CTO.

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SAP leadership had a major shift in April as several executives left the company, led by cloud business head Rob Enslin, who later surfaced at Google. SAP stayed in-house by promoting veterans Jennifer Morgan, Adaire Fox-Martin and Juergen Mueller. The SAP leadership changes in April led many observers to question the future direction of the company, but the general feeling was that SAP’s deep bench would keep the company stable.

“The fact is, particularly at SAP, there’s a lot of structural organization underneath any individual leader, which keeps that organization moving forward,” analyst Joshua Greenbaum of Enterprise Applications Consulting said at the time. “Some people are saying this is going to have a huge impact across the board and have a direct impact on customers, but I just don’t see it.”

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The deep bench will be put to the test. In October, CEO Bill McDermott, who had led the company for nine years, abruptly resigned. McDermott, who served as the prominent public face of the company, was replaced by Morgan and Klein, who assumed the roles of co-CEO. But the direction under the new SAP leadership remains to be seen.

“It makes sense to pass the baton at this moment, when there’s a transition in place to the cloud internally,” Greenbaum said. “So it’s a good time to freshen up the scene with the two new co-CEOs and it was a good moment for [McDermott] to step out.”

S/4HANA migration debate continues

The questions of if, when and how to migrate to SAP S/4HANA have become perennial issues in the last few years for SAP customers. SAP has been touting the transformative nature of the “next-generation” ERP since it debuted in 2015, but the number of customers actually making the move continues to lag. SAP S/4HANA promises to transform existing business processes and develop new business models by adding intelligence that enables benefits such as real-time decision making and predictive analytics.

The willingness of SAP customers to move to S/4HANA is debatable. In June, a survey from Rimini Street, a firm that provides third-party support services for SAP and Oracle ERP systems, indicated that almost 80% of SAP customers plan to stay on SAP ECC at least until the 2025 deadline. The report showed that SAP customers want to control their own fate rather than be forced into an S/4HANA migration, according to Hari Candadai, Rimini Street global vice president of product marketing.

“SAP customers are now taking control of their roadmaps and are disconnecting, or want to disconnect, from SAP’s planned 2025 end of support to their flagship ECC product line,” Candadai said at the time.

Another survey conducted in December 2018 by ASUG (Americas SAP User Group) showed that more than half of the ASUG members who responded, 56%, said they plan to move to S/4HANA but have not taken concrete steps in that process yet.

“There’s a general sense that they want to do it, they’re planning for it, they’re gathering data and information, and they’re looking for use cases that drive a business case,” Geoff Scott, ASUG CEO, said at the time about the respondents.

Many in the SAP ecosphere say the question of an S/4HANA migration has moved from “if” to “when.” Some, like Chris Carter, CEO of Approyo, a Wisconsin-based SAP partner, believe that S/4HANA migration fears are unfounded and that customers delaying the move are in danger of missing out on the advantages that they will gain from S/4HANA.

“The S/4HANA migration is going to happen and must happen,” Carter said at the time. “It’s not only because of 2025, it’s because of the innovation that SAP is putting into the products, and that partners are putting into the products and the tools.”

For many, however, the lack of a compelling business case is the largest impediment to an S/4HANA migration. In order to make the case, SAP customers need to see an S/4HANA migration as part of a larger effort to transform business processes, according to experts. This can involve developing a strategy around a company’s SAP landscape, including cloud products like Ariba, Concur and SuccessFactors, said Len Riley, commercial advisory practice leader at UpperEdge, a Boston-based IT advisory firm.

Once companies decide that they are going to move to S/4HANA, they will need strong leadership and project management skills to manage the process successfully. Vinci Energies provided a case in point, as the Paris based energy company completed a nine-month project to deploy S/4HANA. The company has begun to realize the benefits of the advanced but simplified financial model that the S/4HANA core.

“We are currently running about 10 billion euros and more than 700 legal entities,” Dominique Tessaro, Vinci Energies’ CIO, said at the time. “All modules are running on a single SAP S/4HANA instance and client.”

The search for the intelligent enterprise

Related to SAP’s efforts to move customers to S/4HANA is the concept of the SAP intelligent enterprise. Although SAP positions S/4HANA as the digital core of the intelligent enterprise, there continues to be a lack of understanding as to what the term really means.

In SAP’s vision, the intelligent enterprise is more than just an implementation of a technology or technologies, but requires a transformative shift in the organization’s culture and processes. This means bringing together operational data, or “O” data, and experiential data, or “X” data, to enable companies to analyze data in new ways and reach decisions that may not have been possible before.

“The intelligent enterprise is about, ‘How do I run my organization in a way that is capable of responding to the outside world and leverages everything I have available?'” said Geoff Maxwell, program manager at SAP Transformation Office.

Still, defining the SAP intelligent enterprise remains elusive because the circumstances and reason for implementing it are unique to each organization, according to Paul Saunders, senior director and analyst at Gartner.

“What makes one organization an intelligent enterprise is not what makes another an intelligent enterprise,” Saunders said. “That’s where SAP can’t dictate what an intelligent enterprise is [and] needs to play a role in helping organizations become an intelligent enterprise.”

However, organizations will need to step up efforts to get to the intelligent enterprise — whatever their definition — in order to keep up with the pace of change in business and technology, said Steve Niesman, CEO of Itelligence, an SAP reseller that provides implementation and managed services for SAP systems.

When O’s and X’s meet

The SAP intelligent enterprise depends on the integration of O data with X data, which was the main reason SAP spent $8 billion on Qualtrics in 2018. How and why this integration will happen was a main concern of SAP in 2019.

At the Sapphire conference in May, former CEO McDermott and Qualtrics CEO Ryan Smith stressed the need for companies to provide an exceptional customer experience in the era of smartphones and social media.

“Today organizations are disproportionally rewarded when they deliver great experiences,” Smith said. “And are absolutely punished when they don’t.”

However, beyond a few interesting use cases, there was no sign yet that SAP customers were jumping headlong into the X and O marriage. The idea may be valid, and potentially valuable, but much like the SAP intelligent enterprise, organizations seem to be approaching Qualtrics-centered integrations cautiously.

“If SAP can change people’s mindsets, if they can show CIOs that this does more than just the back office, then [companies] can bring in their CEO and show it is an end-to-end platform and worth investing in,” Isaac Sacolick, president and CIO of consultancy StarCIO, said at the time.

After a tumultuous 2019, that’s likely top of SAP’s list for 2020.

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2019 BI trends included reality check for AI, consolidation

The BI trends that emerged in 2019 weren’t necessarily what was most expected.

A year ago, one of the dominant BI trends for 2019 was predicted to be an augmented intelligence takeover.

One vendor, ThoughtSpot, wrote that AI in BI will go mainstream and that self-driving analytics will emerge. Another, Tableau, predicted the rise of explainable AI and that advances in natural language processing would enable users to converse with their data. Meanwhile, the CEO of one more, Yellowfin, wrote that natural language queries would supplant text search interfaces.

The introduction and advancements of AI features was indeed one of the significant BI trends of 2019. Progress was most definitely made. ThoughtSpot, for one, introduced new machine learning capabilities, as did Tibco.

But the progress wasn’t quite as spectacular as predicted.

“I think the expectations were a bit too lofty,” said Mike Leone, an analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group. “We saw numerous announcements from BI vendors that looked to incorporate AI into their platforms, but adoption is lagging behind quite a bit. Organizations want to use AI to better do their jobs, but there’s still a bit of a learning curve and a need to address the simplicity of using the technology for less technical or non-advanced users in these systems.”

Similarly, Dan Sommer, global market intelligence lead at Qlik, said that while the advancement of AI capabilities was one of the BI trends in 2019, it was modest.

AI is finding its way into use cases but in very specific scenarios. We’re still waiting to see the impact of more general AI.
Dan SommerGlobal market intelligence lead, Qlik

“AI is finding its way into use cases, but in very specific scenarios,” he said. “We’re still waiting to see the impact of more general AI.”

Beyond the incremental advancement of AI capabilities, vendor consolidation was one of the significant BI trends of 2019. Others were the introduction of low-code/no-code tools for application developers, improved mobile apps from BI vendors, and perhaps the demise of Hadoop.

Consolidation

Three weeks into 2019, Qlik acquired CrunchBot and Crunch Data to usher in one of the main BI trends of 2019. One month later, it purchased Attunity.

In the months that followed, Alteryx bought ClearStory Data and Sisense acquired Periscope. Then on June 6, Google bought Looker for $2.6 billion. That same day, Logi Analytics acquired Zoomdata. And just four days after that, Salesforce purchased Tableau for $15.7 billion.

The first six months of 2019 ushered in a wave of consolidation not seen in the BI space since 2007, when IBM acquired Cognos, Oracle bought Hyperion and SAP purchased BusinessObjects.

The impetus for consolidation was the recognition of the growing importance of business intelligence, according to Donald Farmer, principal at TreeHive Strategy.

“What drove consolidation was the commoditization of analytics,” he said. “The pressure on pure-play analytics companies has been great, and there are some companies that are naturally struggling and others that are pre-struggling and could see the writing on the wall. But the positive is the drive toward analytics everywhere, the need to get analytics into every part of the business.”

While consolidation was one of the significant BI trends throughout the first half of 2019 — at least among major vendors – it slowed during the second half of the year. That does not, however, mean the wave has subsided.

“The low-hanging fruit has been taken, but I’m sure there will be another round,” Farmer said.

A new audience

Software vendors who market far more than merely BI platforms have provided low-code and no-code tools for developers for some time now. Salesforce, for example, debuted Salesforce Lightning in 2014. Microsoft answered with PowerApps two years later.

But one of the BI trends to emerge late in 2019 was the introduction of low-code and no-code tools for developers from vendors specializing in business intelligence platforms.

Looker unveiled Looker 7, including a development framework and an in-product marketplace for add-ons, in early November. The same week, Yellowfin rolled out Yellowfin 9. The release included features called Dashboard Canvas and Dashboard Code Mode, which enable developers to customize their organizations’ applications.

Sisense then released an update with embedded capabilities to help customers create enterprise-grade applications, and Alteryx’s latest version included an application programming interface that connects Alteryx Designer with Tableau Hyper and allows users to easily read, write and transform Hyper files.

“I think, especially over the last few months, we’re seeing a much heavier focus on developer enablement,” Leone said. “The idea of low-code/no-code to efficiently build workflows, apply automation and incorporate insights into modern applications is really being emphasized.”

The motivation behind the tools isn’t to replace developers. Instead, it’s to free them from some of the cumbersome coding work it takes to build customized applications. It’s also to enable business users to create rudimentary applications, leading to citizen development much the way advances in the ease-of-use of analytics tools has led to the rise of citizen data scientists.

“It’s not that developers don’t want to write code or can’t write code,” Leone said. “It’s all about efficiency and not having to re-create the wheel.”

Going mobile

BI vendors have historically struggled to develop effective mobile apps. Too often, they tried to re-create their desktop dashboards on mobile screens, but the screen size of phones in particular and tablets to a degree made it difficult to consume data visualizations.

The small screen size proved a big hurdle for mobile BI apps.

In 2019, however, one of the BI trends was that vendors began to figure out how to turn mobile devices to their advantage.

The ones now having success — and the rare ones who had success prior to 2019 — view mobile differently than they do desktop applications. They recognize the limitations of phones and tablets, as well as the strengths of the devices.

“We saw an emergence of a new style of mobile apps being based on being able to take action — Yellowfin, Microsoft, Domo,” Farmer said. “They’re action-focused mobile apps.”

MicroStrategy is one vendor that has long invested in its mobile app, first introducing one in 2009. And one thing it does is take advantage of the mobile aspect of mobile devices. Given the app’s AI and machine learning capabilities, it’s able to provide users with information cards as they move around.

Yellowfin, as mentioned by Farmer, is another vendor figuring out how to present BI in a mobile format.

After struggling for a decade following the release of its first mobile app, the vendor overhauled its mobile strategy and unveiled a new app in September. Rather than mimic dashboards, it presents information via a timeline feed similar to Facebook and Twitter.

Hadoop’s demise

BI trends come, and BI trends go. And just as AI and developer tools are gaining popularity and proficiency, Hadoop’s time might be up.

“Hadoop ended last year,” Sommer said.

Hadoop was created in 2005. It allowed organizations to store and access large amounts of data, and for data scientists to access that data and structure it as needed. In recent years, however, cloud data warehouses such as Amazon Redshift and Snowflake — among others — have lessened the need for Hadoop.

In fact, the idea of big data — the problem Hadoop sought to solve — may not exist anymore, according to Sommer.

“There’s a notion that big data now is just data, and next is wide data,” he said. “Big data is just what you can’t achieve with your current infrastructure, but with cloud storage that restraint is now gone and you can always add more.”

Expanding on the notion of wide data now being an issue rather than big data, Sommer said that data is now fragmented, coming in from different sources at different speeds, and the problem that needs solving is how to bring it all together.

“New data catalogs help pull multiple data sets together,” he said.

As evidence of Hadoop’s perilous position, the three main Hadoop vendors — Cloudera, MapR Technologies and Hortonworks — are in a state of upheaval. Cloudera and Hortonworks wound up merging early in 2019, and MapR, after seeking a buyer, was acquired by Hewlett Packard Enterprises.

“A negative BI trend is that Hadoop is over — it’s done, put a fork in it,” Farmer said. “It’s had an interesting effect and people are moving toward a different type of data lake architecture — a hybrid data lake/warehouse … that enables seamless operation between the two.”

The same can be said for 2019: It’s done, put a fork in it.

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Join us live or virtually at Bett as we bring you the latest updates on ed tech tools that can drive innovation and success in the classroom | | Microsoft EDU

A new year brings new opportunities to learn about all the latest and greatest from Microsoft Education. Join Microsoft at Bett 2020 in London on January 22-25, either online or right there with us at the event, being held at London’s ExCeL venue.

Bett is an annual event that explores how technology can empower educators and students to reach their full potential. Microsoft, as a worldwide partner of Bett, will be hosting a wide array of sessions and hands-on demonstrations on the show floor, along with inspirational talks to support educators looking for new ways to engage and empower their students.

To kick off a whole week of Bett, we’re releasing a special episode of What’s New in EDU, our show that gets you caught up on the new tools and updates coming from Microsoft Education this year. This Bett episode will be available on January 22 – watch it to learn more about all the new and exciting Microsoft classroom technology that will be available. And don’t forget to stay tuned to the Education Blog for more as it comes in!

We’ll also have special edition What’s New in EDU live events streaming daily from Bett in London. You can register to catch the livestream events each day with the following links:

Whether you’re looking for the latest in mixed reality for education, some grounded advice on how to transform your classroom digitally, or want a peek at what’s next for Minecraft: Education Edition, the schedule below is a good place to start, learn and participate. Make sure to stop by Booth NF40 to see all the new experiences we have relating to STEM, Virtual Reality and new tools for the classroom.

If you’re joining us at Bett in person, we hope to see you at one of the following highlights:

Microsoft keynote | Bett Arena | Wednesday, 22 January, 13:35 – 14:15

Hybrid Intelligences: Amplifying Human Potential

Young people are leveraging emerging technologies such as AI to raise their voices and build solutions to the most pressing issues they face. Emotional intelligence is converging with artificial intelligence as researchers merge psychology and computer science. And educators are adapting and innovating in a profession that will look significantly different by 2030.

Join Microsoft’s Anthony Salcito and Barbara Holzapfel,  Affective Computing researcher Dr. Daniel McDuff, and NetHope Emerging Technologies Initiative Lead Leila Toplic as we explore the technology that will empower educators to navigate the changing needs of the staffroom and the classroom, and enable students to accelerate their impact and transform the world.

Microsoft Sessions
In addition to joining for our keynote in the Bett Arena, be sure to visit us across the Bett show at our own Learn Live Theatre, Microsoft Training Academy, the Bett PD Theatre, Bett Schools Theatre and the Bett Higher and Further Education Theatre!

Learn Live Theatre

This is the perfect place to go if you are looking to see and hear about the latest product releases, see demonstrations, and discover ways you can unlock learning in your students. Each session is held on Microsoft stand NF40 and lasts 25 minutes.

 Time Title
Wed – Sat
10:15-10:30
What’s new in EDU?
Wed – Fri
10:30-11:00
Meet the New Microsoft Edge & Learn How to Deploy it Today
Sat
10:30-11:00
Immersive Reader is Everywhere and other Apps to support your inclusive classroom including: Translator, Presenter Coach, and Seeing AI
Wed – Fri
11:00-11:30
Engage and amplify every scholar with Flipgrid
Sat
11:00-11:30
Unleash Creativity with Windows 10
Wed – Fri
11:30-12:00
Make your classroom more inclusive with built-in, free, and non-stigmatizing learning tools
Sat
11:30-12:00
Intelligent Forms features to transform your data collection and analysis
Wed – Sat
12:00-12:30
Greenwood Academies: Empowering students with Dell Affordable Devices and M365
Wed – Fri
12:30-13:00
Immersive Reader is Everywhere and other Apps to support your inclusive classroom including: Translator, Presenter Coach, and Seeing AI
Sat
12:30-13:00
Build confidence and improve your communication skills with Presenter Coach in PowerPoint
Wed – Sat
13:00-13:30
Empower individual teachers and your entire school system with Microsoft’s free and adaptable professional development resources
Wed – Fri
13:30-14:00
How Office can help your students develop into great writers
Wed – Fri
14:00-14:30
Going for full 1:1 with Surface Pro – journey of infrastructure, CPD and teacher involvement
Wed – Fri
14:30-15:00
Using Microsoft Teams to enable effective professional development
Wed – Fri
15:00-15:30
Develop a Teaching and Learning Video Culture with Teams and Stream | Connect with meetings and live events, teach with web-based screen recording and create on mobile using the Flipgrid Camera
Wed – Fri
15:30-16:00
How Microsoft Sparks Learning: Classroom stories
Wed – Fri
16:00-16:30
Make your Own Arcade Games with MakeCode
Wed – Fri
16:30-17:00
Create inclusive live presentations with PowerPoint
Wed – Fri
17:00-17:30
Deliver Student Centered Learning with Education Devices
Wed – Fri
17:30-18:00
Drive greater faculty engagement and professional development with your faculty using Teams


Microsoft Training Academy

If you are looking for a hands-on opportunity to try, test and experiment with Microsoft products and devices, this is the perfect stage for you. Get tips and tricks and learn about the best way to use a Microsoft solution in the classroom, from and with our own teachers, trainers, and Microsoft Learning Consultants. Each session is held in the Platinum Suite Level 2 foyer and lasts 25 minutes.

Time Title
Wed – Sat
10:30-11:00
How we empower teaching and learning by getting teachers to learn and students to teach
Wed – Sat
11:00-11:30
Grow your practice with free professional learning and resources with the Microsoft Educator Center
Wed – Sat
11:30-12:00
How you can build an Inclusive classroom with Microsoft Learning Tools
Wed – Sat
12:00- 12:30
Helping students grow and improve with Teams Assignments
Wed – Sat
12:30-13:00
The impact that OneNote Class Notebook is driving for teachers, students, and classrooms everywhere
Wed – Sat
13:00-13:30
Enabling your school with Office’s free and easy-to-use web apps!
Wed – Sat
13:30-14:00
Utilizing smart assistance and intelligence across Office apps
Wed – Sat
14:00-14:30
Transformative Teaching with Minecraft: Education Edition
Wed – Fri
14:30-15:00
 Build an app in 25 mins or less to free up teacher time
Wed – Fri
15:00-15:30
App Smashing in Teams
Wed – Fri
15:30-16:00
Maximizing Teams for your education institution
Wed – Fri
16:00-16:30
Foster an inclusive classroom with Flipgrid
Wed – Fri
16:30-17:00
Grow your practice with free professional learning and resources with the Microsoft Educator Center
Wed – Fri
17:00-17:30
The impact that OneNote Class Notebook is driving for teachers, students, and classrooms everywhere
Wed – Fri
17:30-18:00
How you can build an Inclusive classroom with Microsoft Learning Tools


Microsoft on the Stage (PD Theatre)

Time Title
Wed
13:00 – 13:30
(South Hall)
Empower students with the Immersive Reader in the inclusive classroom
Wed
15:00 – 15:30
(South Hall)
Whole school professional learning with the Microsoft Educator Center
Fri
15:00 – 15:30
(North Hall)
Saving time through authentic assessment using Microsoft Forms


Microsoft on the Stage (Schools Theatre)

Time Title
Wed
11:50 – 12:20
Digital transformation of teaching and learning to support all
Wed
15:10 – 15:40
Innovation Driven By Community
Thurs
11:45 – 12:15
Improving outcomes through the use of technology in the classroom
Thurs
14:45 – 15:10
Implementing digital transformation – Wimbledon High’s Journey
Fri
11:50 – 12:20
Enriching and engaging learning in a challenging environment
Fri
15:10 – 15:40
Learning Tool in Action:  Helping Students of all Abilities thrive at Louis Riel


Microsoft on the Stage (Higher and Further Education Theatre)

Time Title
Wed
11:50 – 12:20
DigiLearn: Empowering transformational change in education
Wed
15:30 – 16:00
Working better together: Using Microsoft Teams to embed digital skills at Newcastle University
Thurs
11:35 – 12:05
Strategic Digital Transformation: A blueprint for adoption
Thurs
15:00 – 15:30
A digital University by ethos and design – how the university of Bath is putting digital at its core
Fri
11:35 – 12:05
Establishing a digital learning platform that works for all
Fri
15:00 – 15:30
Transforming Teaching, Learning and Assessment using technology: empowering all learners to achieve more

Community Learning Center | Booth SM45 |Wednesday, 22 January – Saturday, 25 January

jp.ik and Microsoft have been partnering together for the last decade and gathered the necessary expertise in this vertical by implementing several large-scale sustainable projects around the world and impacting over 16 million students and 1 million teachers in over 70 countries. Throughout our journey we have been facing the lack of basic structures (schools), the lack of basic utilities (electricity and sanitation) and the lack of telecommunication network. This is why jp.ik, Microsoft and their partners have come together to create a Community Learning Center to empower rural areas and connect them throughout the entire globe.

We look forward to welcoming you in Booth SM45, located next to the Bett arena in the South Hall to discover our solar-powered, digitally connected Community Learning Center.

Microsoft Certifications Testing Lab | Platinum Suite 5 |Wednesday, 22 January – Saturday, 25 January

In partnership with Microsoft, Prodigy Learning is offering Bett 2020 attendees the opportunity to complete a Microsoft Certification Exam for FREE. We are delighted to announce the Microsoft Technical Certifications (MTC) in Azure Fundamentals, M365 Fundamentals & Dynamics Fundamentals. Learn more.

Microsoft Partner Adventure |Wednesday, 22 January – Saturday, 25 January

Take part in the Microsoft Partner Adventure and for a chance to WIN a Surface Pro, a Surface Go, or a 3rd party partner Windows device daily! Discover Microsoft’s unique off-campus partners and answer a question to reveal a code, scanned using the Bett app!  Participants will have to visit all 15 partner booths to answer all the questions, scan the QR codes.  Competition closes at 15:00 and winner drawn at 16:00 daily (Wed to Fri) and closes at 13:00 and winners drawn at 14:00 on Saturday in front of the Learn Live Theater on the Microsoft stand NF40. Winners must be present to collect their prizes.

Solutions Showcase | Platinum Suite 7 |Wednesday, 22 January & Thursday, 23 January, 10:30 – 16:15

Digital transformation is an indisputable force revolutionizing industries and reshaping the workplace. Education leaders around the globe are faced with the need to prepare students for this new world. These sessions are your opportunity to meet fellow practitioners and hear first-hand global experiences and trends and how these might help support you.  Learn more.

Microsoft Education Developer Platform and Data Solutions | Gallery Suite 8 |Wednesday, 22 January – Friday, 24 January

This free event features sessions in two tracks for technical audiences:

CIOs and IT Pros –

Come learn how Microsoft can integrate with your IT system and learning apps to save time and data management costs, protect student data privacy, and accelerate learning in the Classroom.

Application Developers and Microsoft Partners –

Come learn how Microsoft can help you create and deliver applications that empower learners and educators to achieve more.  Whether you are enhancing an existing application or building a new solution from scratch, Microsoft’s Education platform can help you facilitate deployment, maximize inclusion, increase engagement and improve outcomes.

Secure your seat and register for the sessions that you would like to attend. Learn more.

Transformation Leaders’ Summit | Platinum Suite 6 | Thursday, January 23, 10:30 – 13:00

Driving successful change is challenging whether in an individual school or system-wide. Across the world, leaders are discovering the most effective ways to improve student experience and outcomes, using technology to support learning, teaching and school administration. This Microsoft event aims to explore innovative, impactful journeys that leaders are taking to support their students, bringing together hands-on experience, networking opportunities and strategic insight for leaders at school and system-level. Learn more.

Privacy & Security Summit | Platinum Suite 6 | Friday, January 24, 10:30 – 14:00

Microsoft Worldwide EDU will be launching VIP invitation only CEO / CIO / CSO Privacy and Security Summit at the BETT conference. Subject matter experts from Microsoft product teams will be listening to customer feedback and discussing AI, Privacy and Security in K-12. Agenda will encompass discussions around student security on campus, trends for privacy in schools worldwide as well as how AI can drive positive impact. Learn more.

Become a Microsoft Global Training Partner | Platinum Suite 6 | Thursday, January 23, 13:30 – 15:30

Join this session to learn about the Microsoft Global Training Partner Program, explore how it fits your existing Professional Development training model and what are the partnership models possible with Microsoft. Learn more.

MakeCode Saturday | Platinum Suite 6 & 7 | Saturday, 25 January, 10:00 – 15:00

Microsoft MakeCode Saturday is a fun, hands-on workshop at BETT that is free and open to teachers, parents and students.  Microsoft MakeCode is an open source platform for creating engaging computer science learning experiences that support a progression path from Blocks into real-world programming. Learn more about MakeCode Saturday.

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Employing data science, new research uncovers clues behind unexplainable infant death – Microsoft on the Issues

Imagine losing your child in their first year of life and having no idea what caused it. This is the heartbreaking reality for thousands of families each year who lose a child to Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID). Despite decades-long efforts to prevent SUID, it remains the leading cause of death for children between one month and one year of age in developed nations. In the U.S. alone, 3,600 children die unexpectedly of SUID each year.

For years, researchers hypothesized that infants who died due to SUID in the earliest stages of the life differed from those dying of SUID later. Now, for the first time, we know, thanks to the single largest study ever undertaken on the subject, this is statistically the case.

Working in collaboration with Tatiana Anderson and Jan-Marino Ramirez at Seattle Children’s Research Institute and Edwin Mitchell at University of Auckland, we analyzed the Center for Disease Control (CDC) data on every child born in the U.S. over a decade, including over 41 million births and 37,000 SUID deaths. We compared all possible groups by the age at the time of death to understand if these populations were different.”

In our study published today in Pediatrics, a leading pediatric journal, we found that SUID deaths during the first week of life, were statistically different from all other SUID deaths that occur between the first week and first year of life. SUID cases in the first week of life have been called SUEND, which stands for Sudden Unexpected Early Neonatal Death. We have called SUID deaths between 7-364 days postperinatal SUID.

The two groups – SUEND and postperinatal SUID – differed by several factors such as birth order, maternal age and marital status. For postperinatal deaths, the risk of SUID progressively while the opposite was true for SUEND deaths where firstborn children were more at risk. Postperinatal SUID rates were higher for unmarried, young mothers (between 15-24 years old) at birth, while unmarried, young mothers of the same age showed a decreased risk of SUEND death. The two groups also had different distributions of birthweight and pregnancy length.

Our study concluded that SUID deaths in the first week differed from postperinatal SUID deaths and that the two groups should be considered separately in future research. Considering these two as different causes may help uncover independent underlying physiological mechanisms and/or genetic factors.

This research is part of Microsoft’s AI for Good initiative, a $125 million five-year program where we utilize AI to help tackle some of the world’s greatest challenges and helping some of the world’s most vulnerable populations. For this research, we leveraged our machine learning, cloud-computing capabilities and advanced modelling techniques powered by AI to analyze the data.

By pairing our capabilities and data scientists with Seattle Children’s medical research expertise, we’re continuing to make progress on identifying the cause of SUID. Earlier this year, we published a study that estimated approximately 22% of SUID deaths in the U.S. were attributable to maternal cigarette-smoking during pregnancy, giving us further evidence that, through our collaboration with experts in varying disciplines, we are getting to the root of this problem and making remarkable advances.

We hope our progress in piecing together the SUID puzzle ultimately saves lives, and gives parents and researchers hope for the future.

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Wanted – Up to 14″laptop, maybe Toshiba Z30?

Ive got a toahiba z40 i bought from here to use with a meter to calibrate my tv just over a year ago, has had very little use by me, specifications are….
* Intel Core i5-4210 Processor up to 2.7Ghz
* 12GB DDR3 RAM
* 128GB Original Toshiba SSD Drive
* Windows 7 Professional 64Bit(upgraded to Windows 10)
* Built-In Bluetooth
* HDMI Port
* VGA Port
* 3x USB 3.0 Ports
* 3.5mm Headphone jack
* Ethernet Port
* SD Card Reader
* Original Toshiba Battery and charger
Is this of any interest?

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