RAJANT ANNOUNCES MICHAEL GRIFFIN, LISA PORTER, AND DANIEL VERWIEL AS STRATEGIC ADVISORS TO SUPPORT TECHNOLOGY AND MARKET DIRECTION

Former Leadership of US Dept of Defense Research & Engineering and Northrop Grumman Consulting on Future Opportunities

Malvern, Pennsylvania (USA), Oct. 13, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Rajant Corporation, the provider of Kinetic Mesh® wireless networks, announces that Michael Griffin, Lisa Porter, and Daniel Verwiel will be strategic advisors and provide consultancy regarding Rajant’s future technology and market opportunities. Their backgrounds will enable them to impart a wealth of knowledge and experience from the civil, defense, and commercial sectors to inform research, development, and go-to-market direction for Rajant.

Earlier this year, Michael Griffin and Lisa Porter left their positions as the Under- and Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, where they shared responsibility for research, development, and prototyping activities within the Department of Defense. They are now the Co-Founders and Co-Presidents of LogiQ, Inc., a company providing high-end management, scientific, and technical consulting services. In a joint statement

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IBM’s Spinoff and Restructuring Plans Look Like Steps in the Right Direction

As a long-time critic of the company, I’ll be the first to say that IBM (IBM) still faces its share of competitive and secular pressures. But the planned spinoff of Big Blue’s managed IT infrastructure services business is encouraging news.

First, the managed infrastructure business — though said by IBM to have a $60 billion-plus backlog and more than twice the scale of its nearest rival — is clearly struggling. IBM’s “infrastructure & cloud services” revenue, which is reported within its Global Technology Services (GTS) segment, was down 7% annually in Q2, 6% in Q1 and 5% in Q4. And this is in spite of the fact that this revenue also covers the IBM Cloud public cloud services unit, which appears to be growing.

Secular headwinds — specifically, the adoption of cloud infrastructure platforms much larger than IBM’s, such as AWS and Microsoft Azure — are clearly a factor here.

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Gene expression altered by direction of forces acting on cell — ScienceDaily

Tissues and cells in the human body are subjected to a constant push and pull — strained by other cells, blood pressure and fluid flow, to name a few. The type and direction of the force on a cell alters gene expression by stretching different regions of DNA, researchers at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and collaborators in China found in a new study.

The findings could provide insights into physiology and diseases such as fibrosis, cardiovascular disease and malignant cancer, the researchers said.

“Force is everywhere in the human body, and both external and internal forces can influence your body far more than you may have thought,” said study leader Ning Wang, a professor of mechanical science and engineering at Illinois. “These strains profoundly influence cellular behaviors and physiological functions, which are initiated at the level of gene expression.”

The effects of physical forces and signals on cells, tissues and

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Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology lays out future direction of sustainable economic growth

ABU DHABI- Dr. Sultan bin Ahmed Al Jaber, Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology, chaired today’s virtual meeting of the Industrial Coordination Council with the participation of Sarah bint Yousif Al Amiri, Minister of State for Advanced Technology, and members of the Council.

The mandate of the Industrial Coordination Council, established in 2016, includes developing a national strategy to boost the UAE’s industrial sector; setting key performance indicators and following up on implementation; proposing initiatives to boost cooperation; and sharing best practice among government entities as well as the private sector. The Council will collaborate with various federal and local government entities and the Industrialist Union Society to update legislation for the sector.

The meeting included discussions on how to empower the industrial sector, strengthen the UAE’s competitive position globally and reviewed efforts to increase its global ranking in different indices.

The Council meeting also included a briefing on how

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