To make matters worse, removing the languages did not even fix the problem, say hobbyists on Planet Casio. Students can still modify hardware to rig the Exam Mode LED. They can also use outdated firmware since testing sites do not generally check to see that calculators are running the most current operating system. … [Read more...] about Texas Instruments borked programming support for its calculators and hobbyists are mad
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BENGALURU: The churn at Cognizant will continue. Around 400 executives holding the title of directors, senior directors, associate vice-presidents (AVPs), VPs and SVPs, would be asked to leave the firm, sources said. This, they said, would be done in a staggered manner. Two years ago, Cognizant laid off about 200 senior employees at the director level and above. The year before that, it offered a voluntary separation scheme to 400 senior employees. But CEO Brian Humphries clearly thinks there are still too many people in the middle and top. This time around, the severance package has shrunk from 20 weeks' pay to three months’ pay plus one-week pay for every year of service completed. When TOI contacted Cognizant on the matter, its spokesperson said, “In a people-intensive business like ours, effectively managing our workforce is a key element of aligning our cost structure with revenue. We have 290,000 employees serving clients worldwide. Like all services firms, we … [Read more...] about Cognizant to lay off 400 senior-level employees
"If the pace of the pre-coronavirus world was already fast, the luxury of time now seems to have disappeared completely," relates a recent analysis from McKinsey Digital. "Businesses that once mapped digital strategy in one- to three-year phases must now scale their initiatives in a matter of days or weeks." As explored in our previous post here at ZDNet, the COVID-19 crisis is an accelerant that is pushing even the most reluctant businesses into hyper-digital mode. McKinsey notes that "Asian banks have swiftly migrated physical channels online. How healthcare providers have moved rapidly into telehealth, insurers into self-service claims assessment, and retailers into contactless shopping and delivery." … [Read more...] about Overnight digital transformation: Welcome to the year 2025, 60 months early
In the middle of it all is a confusing, nearly comedic branding struggle that has HBO diehards concerned and WarnerMedia executives on the defense. (I cover this industry daily, and even I scratch my head over the differences between HBO Go, HBO Now, and HBO Max.) That’s the question at the heart of HBO Max’s launch: what is it? Leveraging prestigious programming from HBO, tentpole franchise movies from the DC and Harry Potter universes, kids content in the form of Sesame Street, and new original programming, HBO Max wants to give anyone and everyone something they can watch. … [Read more...] about Is Google finally managing its messaging mess?