CES 2021 - Microsoft announces the Surface Pro 7+ 2-in-1 PC and the deployment of its 85 ″ Surface Hub 2S

Microsoft is unveiling the Surface Pro 7+, a 2-in-1 laptop PC for business and education, which benefits from some improvements over version 7. The Surface Hub 2S digital board will ship in February. Rumors are rife that a Surface Pro 8 will be released soon. To be patient and to satisfy professionals, Microsoft unveils its Surface Pro 7+, a revised version of the Surface Pro 7 promised as more efficient.    Among the major evolutions of this new model, we note first of all the passage of the Intel Core processors from the 10th to the 11th generation. Storage will still be capped at 1TB, but a maximum of 32GB of RAM can now be installed, down from just 16GB previously. The SSD will also be removable and a Full HD webcam integrated into the Surface.  4G is now supported with a SIM card slot and eSIM support. Plus, battery life gets a big boost, from 10:30 am to 3:00 pm - on paper anyway - with a fast charge to 80% in an hour. The Surface 7 Pro +

Ivory Coast: Désirée Eliane Yacé appointed new director general of the BHCI

The Ivory Coast Housing Bank has a new managing director. This is Désirée Eliane Yacé, who replaces Abdoulaye Gbané, who has been acting in this position since July 18, 2019, learned Financial Afrik.

It was at the end of its session on February 28, 2020, that the Board of Directors chose the new director, who is well aware of the banking sector. "She held the positions of director of clients, director of risks and director of human resources at the International Bank for Trade and Industry of Côte d'Ivoire (Bicici) and at Biao Côte d'Ivoire, currently Nsia Bank) "

In a privatization a few years ago, the government sold 51.6% of its shares to the Canadian mortgage investment company WestBridge Mortgage Reit, to revitalize Bhci. The cost of the repurchase estimated at nearly 10 billion FCFA, corresponded to 349,700 shares. However, the bank found itself in a disconcerting situation to the point of sowing doubt in the minds of customers. Faced with the concern and the impossibility of certain customers to regain possession of all of their banking operations, the State took over its shares by appointing by decree, on November 27, 2019, its new representatives to the board of directors of the Ivory Coast Housing Bank.

According to the note, Désirée Eliane Yacé "will work on the efficient implementation of the Bhci's recovery plan in synergy with all of the bank's teams". His appointment confirms, according to the government, the commitment of the State of Côte d'Ivoire to revitalize the BHCI. Who is called upon to play a strategic role for the benefit of the Ivorian banking system and the overall economy of the country.