Foxconn

Sharp reported its earnings Division of Hon Hai Precision of Taiwan (aka Foxconn) Was hit by the “global spread of COVID-19 in an extremely severe business environment” Net sales down 5.2% to 2,271.2 billion yen for fiscal 2019 Operating profit down 37.3% to 52.7 billion yen Net profit down 71.8% to 20.9 billion yen 4th

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Memorial Day

Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday of May. It was formerly known as Decoration Day and commemorates all men and women who have died in military service for the United States. Many people visit cemeteries and memorials on Memorial Day and it is traditionally seen as the start of the summer season. Events

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iPhone

Apple to move production from China? Economic Times is reporting that Apple is considering moving smartphone production from China to India Could produce up to $40 billion worth of product using Wistron and Foxconn (aka Hon Hai Precision) as subcontractors In a bid to reduce reliance on China

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Harris County “Stay Home, Work Safe”

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — After announcing the extension of Harris County’s ‘Stay Home, Work Safe,’ order Judge Lina Hidalgo addressed some of the regulations included in the extension expected to last until June 10. Hidalgo said two sets of rules are for the safety of workers. One set rules covers public-facing workers such as retail

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Governor Abbott’s Phase 2 of reopening Texas

Governor Abbott’s Latest Orders Here are my notes on Governor Abbott’s press conference today, announcing Phase 2 of reopening Texas: ○ Effective immediately: massage establishments, and other businesses licensed under Chapter 455 Occupations Code may operate. Personal care and beauty services not already open may operate. ○ Effective immediately: childcare other than youth camps may

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Dropbox

Konica Minolta’s bizhub Connector for Dropbox App Now Supports Dropbox Business  May 12, 2020 News Ramsey, NJ – Konica Minolta Business Solutions, U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) is proud to announce the immediate availability of Dropbox Business for its bizhub product line. The updated bizhub Connector for Dropbox app now allows access to Dropbox Business from existing

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Cypress Creek & Flooding

Find Your Watershed  ⁄  Cypress Creek  ⁄  T.C. Jester Stormwater Detention Basin K500-23-00 T.C. JESTER STORMWATER DETENTION BASIN K500-23-00 T.C. JESTER STORMWATER DETENTION BASIN K500-23-00 Recent Actions April 21, 2020 – Initial cultural and environmental assessments completed. April 6, 2020 – Temporarily closures for construction safety reasons begin as part of additional environmental assessments of the future basin site. March 10,

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Harris County & COVID-19

Staying Safe What do we do now? It’s important to remember that COVID-19 is still with us. Each of us plays a vital role in continuing to stop the spread and keep each other healthy. Even as some businesses will be permitted reopen under Governor Abbott’s order, we urge residents to help us contain the

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Governor’s orders update

Good afternoon,   Yesterday afternoon, Governor Abbott announced revisions to the Executive Order he issued last week.  Yesterday’s Executive Order (GA-21) expanded the types of businesses that are allowed to reopen in Texas. The new order allows for salons, barber shops and other similar personal services to reopen on May 8.   Governor Abbott also

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New stay-at-home order

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo signed a new stay-at-home order Saturday, just two days after the statewide stay-at-home order expired Thursday April 30. Hidalgo announced that non-essential Harris County businesses and others that were not reopened by Gov. Greg Abbott’s order are to remain closed through May 20. “We need to

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Network Security News

Wakefield Research published survey results: 32% = know what malware is 35% = know what email phishing is 25% = know what ransomware is 8% = know what cryptomining is 83% = claim to use antivirus software 80% = back up data 48% = have never looked into the security of their work device 25%

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Banning some Tech Platforms?

Lexmark to be banned by feds? S. senators Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) plan to introduce a new bill aimed at banning federal employees from using tech platforms that are under the influence of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) This could include products from Lexmark (owned by Ninestar of China), Lenovo, Tencent, Huawei

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Document Management Survey

Survey on document management Research published by Simpler Media Group of IT management staff What is “very important” digital workplace technology 73% = document management 3% = enterprise search 4% = group chat/team collaboration tools 5% = knowledge management 4% = mobile enablement 9% = artificial intelligence 6% = believe that current document management is

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