Dreaming of modern design? Here’s where to start

Angelena Iglesia

A main idea in modern design is eliminating excess clutter or extra items. And with more folks spending time at home amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, you may find yourself sorting and purging some unneeded items from your space.

“One of the key beliefs behind the modern design movement is the idea that ‘form follows function,’” according to the Spruce. “In other words, the design of all furnishings and decorative objects should reflect its intended purpose, and if a furnishing, decor or decorating detail does not have a practical purpose, then it can be eliminated.”

When adding modern design touches to your space, there are some pillars of the style to consider. First and foremost, it’s all about the neutral colors and natural materials. Modern design also tends to favor open-concept floor plans, the website House Beautiful notes.

“Basically, you want as few walls as possible. Furniture, instead, should differentiate

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Foreign spy agency ASIS looks for recruits to fill tech, other roles

Angelena Iglesia

Australia’s foreign intelligence agency, ASIS, is looking for potential recruits to fill tech and other roles in the organisation.

To this end, the Australian Secret intelligence Service has launched a campaign with the moniker “ASIS is interested”.

Potential recruits would have to be trained in IT, software development, data science, engineering, cyber security or customer service.

ASIS director-general Paul Symon said in a statement: “In today’s society, intelligence operations are enabled by a range of highly technical capabilities. We need to be at the cutting edge of tech to stay a step ahead.

“Technologists arm our operational officers with advanced capabilities and they create technical solutions to complex operational challenges. They have natural curiosity, an analytical mindset and a strong desire to innovate.

“The popular image of a technologist with an intelligence agency might be someone who makes gadgets for the field, but in fact there is a wide range

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Computer History Museum and RingCentral Partner to Modernize Communications Across Historical Bay Area Institution

Angelena Iglesia

RingCentral is the museum’s official enterprise cloud communications partner

RingCentral, Inc. (NYSE: RNG), a leading provider of global enterprise cloud communications, collaboration, and contact center solutions, today announced a new multi-year partnership with The Computer History Museum, based in Mountain View, California. RingCentral will be the museum’s enterprise cloud communications partner, bringing a modern and unified communications infrastructure—including messaging, video and phone—to the Bay Area-based institution.

The Computer History Museum is a nonprofit organization with a four-decade history as the world’s leading institution exploring the history of computing and its ongoing impact on society. Over the last several years, the museum started to digitally transform the institution in order to extend its reach to various audiences virtually across the globe. Once the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the museum accelerated these initiatives by transitioning to an all-digital format, offering digital tours and video content across its various channels. With RingCentral, the museum

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‘4G Evolution, Vital Future for Mobile Networks in Africa’

Angelena Iglesia

By Emma Okonji

The Chief Technology Officer at Ericsson West Africa and Morocco, Talla Guisse, has said technology evolution, especially 4G technology has contributed to revolutionising Africa.

He however said the technology remained a vital future for mobile Networks in Africa, considering its adoption rate in most African countries like Nigeria, Kenya, Morocco and South Africa.

Guisse, in a statement, said Africa has come a long way in its digitisation journey from mobile telephony to broadband, connecting and digitizing entire sectors economies, jobs, education, healthcare, government and societies.
He however said in light of the revolutionary technological advances that are changing the African continent, a comprehensive technology framework needed to be in place to put Africa at the forefront of digital transformation.

“There is overwhelming evidence linking Information and Communications Technology (ICT) investment in infrastructure, economic growth and job creation. The ICT sector in Africa continues to demonstrate dynamic growth,

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