The New Standard for Modern Business Notebooks

Angelena Iglesia

As companies muscle through on-going economic and logistical shifts, many are recognizing the need for more robust and flexible mobile PC solutions to empower their remote workers.

The changes have ushered in a need to get more out of a business notebook. With breakthrough performance, long-lasting battery life, and an array of professional manageability features that help enable secure and productive remote work without draining IT resources,  AMD Ryzen™ PRO 4000 series processors are defining a new standard for modern business PCs. These processors provide organizations with enterprise-grade computing horsepower in a sleek, mobile form factor, eliminating the need to choose between the flexibility of a laptop or desktop-grade performance.

“The Ryzen PRO 4000 processor family delivers capabilities typically seen in desktop platforms, such as 8 cores and 16 threads, in sleek, stylish notebooks offering all-day battery life with the Ryzen™ 7 4750U processor[2]– so there are no

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A city of many parts: smart cities and ecosystems – Opinion, Orange Business Services, Smart Cities, ENTERPRISE

A smart city is a huge initiative. It takes massive planning, a network of the right skills and expertise, and careful execution. You can’t succeed without the right ecosystem of vendors, partners, suppliers and other stakeholders in place.

Urbanisation is a fact of modern life. Around half of the world’s population already lives in cities, generating more than 80per cent of global GDP, and urbanisation looks set to continue shaping the trajectory of global growth in unique ways.

Smart cities, with their technology-powered enhanced living and working environments, will be at the forefront of this transformation. Urban environments that leverage data and digital to create efficiencies, improve sustainability, drive economic development, and improve quality of life will become the new normal.

A smart region committed to the future

The Middle East and North Africa region (MENA) is recognised at a global level for being a hotbed of smart city projects.

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Startup Myths and Models: What You Won’t Learn in Business School by Rizwan Virk

Angelena Iglesia

Startup Myths and Models: What You Won’t Learn in Business School

Rizwan Virk

288 pages, Columbia Business School Publishing, 2020

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When I was at Stanfords Graduate School of Business and at MITs Sloan School of Management, I marveled at how my economics professors could illustrate many different concepts using simple supply and demand curves. The important thing about these curves, my professors would remind us, was not the specific values, but rather the shape and direction of the curves.  

Unfortunately, these models were meant for companies with cash flow and for efficient markets, both of which dont apply to startups.

This article presents an alternative model, called the Startup Market Lifecycle, that I have observed from participating in startups through multiple boom and bust cycles over 25+ years.

Although I have been involved in many startup web cycles (dot com

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Morris Law Group Launches New Responsive Website for Clients, Advisors, Business Owners and Entrepreneurs

Angelena Iglesia

BOCA RATON, Fla., Aug. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Morris Law Group,, a leading estate planning and wealth preservation law firm headquartered in Boca Raton, Fla. with three other offices in South Florida, launched its newly designed responsive website this month. The site has a brand new look and feel, featuring plenty of jargon-free content created by the Morris Law Group team.” data-reactid=”13″BOCA RATON, Fla., Aug. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Morris Law Group,, a

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Amazon’s Braket Quantum Cloud Service Now Open For Business

Angelena Iglesia

Since late 2019, Amazon Braket has been in private preview. However, Amazon AWS recently announced its general availability. Customers can purchase quantum computing services directly from the Amazon Braket platform.

Amazon named the service after a standard quantum notation called Bra–ket that was created in the late 1930s by Paul Dirac, a famous theoretical physicist.

Braket is a fully managed AWS service that provides a mostly technology-agnostic environment. It offers customers the capability to design, develop, test, and run their quantum algorithms. Braket also offers simulated quantum computers that use Amazon EC2 computing resources and can simulate up to 34 qubits for testing and troubleshooting algorithms.

For now, the service is currently available in the following AWS regions: US East (N. Virginia), US West (N. California), and US West (Oregon).  

Quantum processors

Braket offers a choice of three different quantum hardware technologies.

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Co-owner of San Antonio gift shop Feliz Modern discusses the coronavirus pandemic’s impact on business

Angelena Iglesia

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In February, as news about the novel coronavirus spread, an employee at Feliz Modern asked Ginger Diaz if she thought the business would have to close.

The idea seemed ludicrous.

“I was like, ‘Of course we’re not going to shut down — we’re retail,’” recalled Diaz, who started Feliz Modern with her husband in 2017. “Retail doesn’t shut down. We don’t even shut down at Christmas.”

The rest, of course, is history. As the pandemic took hold in San Antonio and residents were ordered to stay home, Feliz Modern closed its stores on West Olmos Drive and at the Pearl and laid off its 13 employees.

“The website closed, the in-store closed, everything closed,” Diaz said.

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