Thursday, 16 February 2017

Idea whose time has come ?



Following news reports are the pointers :

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·          Business Line / 16 Feb 2017


How ‘anytime, anywhere’ work is turning a double-edged sword

The ‘uncoupling’ of paid work from traditional office spaces via smartphones, tablets and laptops is having an ambiguous effect, says a new report.



The report ( Working Anytime, Anywhere: The Effects on the World of Work ) has called for policies by governments and managements to help all stakeholders adapt to this rapidly changing nature of work that is throwing up challenges as well as opportunities.


The report adds :

TODAY’S OFFICE WORK AND, MORE BROADLY, KNOWLEDGE WORK , IS SUPPORTED BY THE INTERNET AND CAN BE CARRIED OUT FROM PRACTICALLY ANY LOCATION AND AT ANY TIME


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www.SkillCrush.com / 01 Feb 2017


50 of the Best Companies Hiring Remote Workers



 

Who actually sits in an office these days ? Everyone knows that being a remote worker is where it’s at.

New data shows that 6.1a million individuals in the US can be categorized as remote workers

THESE REMOTE WORKERS ARE ACTUALLY SAVING COMPANIES BILLIONS !

Gallup estimates that active disengagement costs the U.S. $ 450 billion to $ 550 billion per year.

Plus, remote workers are cheaper for companies and not limiting yourself to people who live within an hour of your office puts the company at an advantage.

Not every company has realized this awesome secret but many have.

Here are some of the best ones across various industries. Many of these are from data compiled by FlexJobs.

Dell / Aetna / American Express / Xerox / Apple / Humana / ADP / Cyber Coders / US Dept of Transport / IBM / SalesForce.com / Microsoft / Thomas Reuters / Red Hat / Kaplan / Mozilla / Novartis / Lockheed Martin / Nielsen / American Heart Association / Bausch & Lomb / SAP / Forest Lab / Patch / Adobe / Appen / Kenexa / GE / Teradata / Automattic / CISCO / Rackspace / Intuit / Qualcomm / Ultimate Software / Google / NetApp / Accenture / Weyerhauser / Gannett / 3Com / Compaq / Jet Blue / United Airlines / Baxter Healthcare / Citibank / New York Life Insurance / sears / Wendy’s  


·         Times of India / 17 Feb 2017


     Digital adoption in India is pervasive’

   IBM CEO Says : Future for Country Lies in Cognitive Tech

India is witnessing one of the most pervasive adoptions of digital technologies in the world, IBM CEO Virginia 'Ginny' Rometty said here on Thursday.

Rometty said IBM also sees India as a "wonderful opportunity" to use its platforms for technology start ups and small and medium businesses to scale, including scaling to the world. "That is one of the fastest growing opportunities we have here," she said.

Rometty said India's next path should be to make the world cognitive.

"Cognitive is India's future," she said earlier in her keynote address the event.

IBM has its biggest employee base in India, an estimated workforce of 1.3 lakh, working in R&D, and providing IT services for India and the world.

 Referring to security, she Rometty said, "You will never be able to put up enough walls or perimeters of security" (a line that seemed also to be a reference to US President Donald Trump's desire to build a wall on the Mexican border and ban immigrants from certain countries).

 


The writing is on the Wall  ! On a VIRTUAL  WALL !

I once again urge our Policy Makers to appreciate that the way out of,

·         Slowing down of economies of most countries of the World,

·         De-globalization / Protectionism / Desire to get out of WTO obligations

·         Resistance by local citizens of the developed countries  to “ Economic Migrants “ from poor countries ( including building of Walls )

·         Addition of 12 million youth to our “ Working-Age “ population per year

·         Slowing down of our GDP growth due to demonetization ( Jobless Growth ? )

·         And , lastly the hanging sword of drastic reduction in H1B visas …etc ,

Is to turn India into ,

 Back Factory of the World ?

{ https://myblogepage.blogspot.in/2015/09/back-factory-of-world.html }

They may also want to read :

Can Indian IT re-invent itself  ?

{ https://myblogepage.blogspot.in/2017/02/can-indian-it-re-invent-itself.html }

 

 


17  Feb  2017

www.hemenparekh.in / blogs


 



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