As scientists around the world work tirelessly to develop a viable vaccine, coordinated data-sharing has become an essential tool in the ongoing fight against coronavirus. In an effort to establish effective public health strategies and protocols for curtailing the spread of COVID-19, mass data collection methods are already being put to use across the world.

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RIPE is a large and diverse community of network operators and others working on Internet coordination and governance. While most of its work takes place on mailing lists, the community comes together twice each year for a busy week of plenary presentations, working group sessions and ad hoc discussions… that is, until COVID-19 changed everything.

Read more: RIPE NCC hosts 2000 people on first virtual meeting

Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, andAVEVA, the global leader in engineering and industrial software, have announced their expanded partnership to deliver innovative solutions for the data center market.

Read more: AVEVA, Schneider Electric extend partnership with innovative solutions for data center market

With the world turned upside down by the coronavirus, telecommunications companies face one of the greatest challenges in their history. Like other organizations, they have a duty to, first and foremost, support and care for their employees. But telcos are also under enormous pressure to continue delivering infrastructure and services critical to everyone, especially during a crisis of this magnitude.

Read more: Telcos bear the financial burden of COVID-19

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