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US Courts say no AI Patents

This one feels important – a US federal circuit court has confirmed that AI systems cannot patent inventions because they are not human beings.   The…

Microsoft’s Office expiration dates clarified

Tactical yet quite relevant – despite the earlier sense they would, Microsoft will not be blocking Office 2016 and Office 2019 customers from connecting to…

The conflicting signals around tech jobs

According to findings released Thursday, nearly nine in 10 companies surveyed for the forthcoming Spiceworks Ziff Davis “2023: State of IT” report are planning for…

An MSP breached, taking down the UK’s NHS

Well, with a headline like this, I couldn’t miss it.  “UK NHS suffers outage after a cyberattack on the managed service provider.”     The MSP, Advanced,…

A possible use case for NFTs?

I’ve been harsh on NFTs – but here’s a use case to consider. Textbooks.  Pearson Publishing, makers of textbooks, is exploring NFTs and the blockchain…

AWS’s Subscription Skills offering

On Tuesday this week, Amazon announced AWS Skill Builder Individual and Team subscriptions.  Last fall, AWS introduced Skill Builder, a digital learning platform with free…