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As Microsoft makes one its fastest-growing cloud software businesses available for government, it will ramp up pressure on rivals like Salesforce, analysts say

  • Now, a new tool that Microsoft is adding to its offering for government cloud contracts puts increased pressure on competitors like Salesforce that have similar cloud software offerings for governments.
  • In addition to providing cloud productivity software for email, messaging and word processing, Microsoft said during the bidding process for DEOS in March 2019 that it had created versions of Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Power Platform, and Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement that complied with government rules and standards.
  • He added that it's a logical for Microsoft to expand its business applications into government usage given that their productivity tools and cloud computing services are already offered and can be integrated with Dynamics.
  • Microsoft has an advantage by being able to integrate with its productivity apps and offers the financial planning software that Salesforce doesn't, she said.

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DHS will waive contracting laws for first time to speed up construction of border wall

  • Washington (CNN) - The Department of Homeland Security announced this week that it will waive several contracting laws, an unprecedented step that is intended to speed up wall construction on the US-Mexico border.
  • The move allows DHS to take "immediate action" to construct new fencing and replace existing barriers, acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf said in a Federal Register notice, adding that there is "an acute and immediate need" to stop people from illegally entering the US.
  • With the waivers, DHS -- working with the Army Corps of Engineers and the Department of Defense -- will use contractors that are "already vetted and experienced," DHS spokesperson Heather Swift said, adding that the companies that will be used already have contracts with the federal government.

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Why esports' biggest star turned down a $10 million salary to become part-owner of his own team

  • And he's earned millions dominating the professional "League of Legends" circuit as a member of South Korea's T1 Entertainment & Sports.
  • In North America, "League of Legends" players command an average salary of more than $300,000, but Faker's previous deal reportedly paid him $2.5 million per year, plus additional prize money won during competition.
  • When that contract expired in November 2019, fans speculated whether Faker would leave South Korea to seek more money from a team in China or North America.
  • In an interview earlier this year the 23-year-old esports phenom said he had declined a $10 million salary offer from a Chinese "LoL" team and that he turned down a North American franchise that offered him a contract with a blank check.
  • Bjergsen is a part owner of Team SoloMid, a North American franchise competing in the League Championship Series.

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