How embracing technology can help SMEs and startups optimise resources and scale

How embracing technology can help SMEs and startups optimise resources and scale

Adoption of modern technologies like cloud, automation, and digitisation will not only raise productivity, but also enable SMEs and startups to grow while optimising available resources.

SMEs are the pillars of not only the Indian economy but the entire world.

According to an estimate by World Bank , SME’s represent 90 percent of global businesses and more than 50 percent of employment. The numbers are growing with each passing year.Similarly startups are not far behind. According to the 2020-21 Economic Survey , the Indian government currently recognises 41,061 startups, of which 39,000 startups have reported 4,70,000 jobs. These numbers clearly signify […]

The robots are coming, and your job may change — but it won’t disappear

The robots are coming, and your job may change — but it won’t disappear

Two things can be said about human beings: we like building machines, and we tend to freak out about the machines we build.

The Luddites of 19th-century England, an oath-based secret society, looked to the industrial era and saw not liberation but destitution. The most radical among them formed paramilitary groups to raid textile factories and destroy knitting machines and mechanical looms — devices that would replace workers. Their political descendants include the lamplighters of early-20th-century New York who went on strike to protest the advent of electric streetlights, and the switchboard operators of Bloomington-Normal, Illinois, who in the 1930s […]

The robots are coming, and your job may change — but it won’t disappear

The robots are coming, and your job may change — but it won’t disappear

Two things can be said about human beings: we like building machines, and we tend to freak out about the machines we build.

The Luddites of 19th-century England, an oath-based secret society, looked to the industrial era and saw not liberation but destitution. The most radical among them formed paramilitary groups to raid textile factories and destroy knitting machines and mechanical looms — devices that would replace workers. Their political descendants include the lamplighters of early-20th-century New York who went on strike to protest the advent of electric streetlights, and the switchboard operators of Bloomington-Normal, Illinois, who in the 1930s […]

Why 300,000 new RMG jobs mask a grave reality about employment growth in the sector

Why 300,000 new RMG jobs mask a grave reality about employment growth in the sector

Economists argue that increased adaptation of automation in the RMG industry may be one of the reasons behind the slow recovery in terms of job loss.

Approximately 250 factories in Bangladesh are meeting the demands for their orders using automation and technology. Photo: Mumit M/TBS. It was recently reported that increased orders from the European Union, as well as the US, have created 300,000 jobs in the RMG sector. Everyone appreciated the good news and some argued that it was a sign of economic recovery.

The reality, however, is not as simple, and there is always more to […]

Do we need humans for that job? Automation booms after COVID-19

Do we need humans for that job? Automation booms after COVID-19

Baylee Bowers works on her computer after ordering and paying for her meal using her cellphone at Bartaco in Arlington, Va., on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021. The restaurant uses an automated app for ordering and payments. Instead of servers they use “food runners” to get orders to tables. Ask for a roast beef sandwich at an Arby’s drive-thru east of Los Angeles and you may be talking to Tori — an artificially intelligent voice assistant that will take your order and send it to the line cooks.

“It doesn’t call sick,” said Amir Siddiqi, whose family installed the AI voice […]

Three Innovations Transforming Supply Chain Management

Three Innovations Transforming Supply Chain Management

Artificial Intelligence and Big Data Analytics are having a significant impact on supply chain management. Data processing automation allows supply chain managers to access massive amounts of data in real-time and make better decisions based on that data.

Fremont, CA: Supply chain operations are rapidly changing as technological solutions such as artificial intelligence, autonomous robotics, and RFID are integrated. Logistics has never been faster or more efficient than it is now, thanks to technology integration. The application of technology to supply chain management has drastically altered the way firms function. Here are three innovations transforming supply chain management:

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‘South Africans mustn’t fear losing jobs to robots’

‘South Africans mustn’t fear losing jobs to robots’

Blue Prism Country Manager, Greg Newton by SAVIOUS KWINIKA
JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – A TECHNOLOGY executive has allayed fears the advent of digitalisation would worsen rampant unemployment in South Africa.

Instead, technology will drive new jobs in Africa’s most diversified economy, according to Greg Newton, country manager at Blue Prism.
His sentiments come as South Africa’s unemployment rates in the first quarter of 2021 hit a record high of 32,6 percent. The rate is at 46,3 percent among people aged 15 to 34 years old.Unemployment is blamed for the restlessness besetting the country. Tempers flared in July as some shopping […]

I don’t care, just tell me the answer!

I don't care, just tell me the answer!

Arashanapalli investigates how the expansion of technology has impacted our education system and the psyches of students. When it comes to technology and education, our preexisting negligence has been aggravated due to the onset of COVID-19. Students are reliant on their devices more than themselves and acquaint their identities in the grades they are compelled to work after. The precarious handling under the educational system drives students into an abyss of burnout and hollowed dignity.

In today’s fast-paced society, there has never been a greater demand for the speed of information access and retrieval. When it comes to needing a […]

For warehouse operators, e-commerce ‘is the biggest problem in the world’

For warehouse operators, e-commerce ‘is the biggest problem in the world’

E-commerce growth and a shortage of workers has more warehouse operators looking toward automation, but adoption rates remain slow. (Photo: inVia Robotics) Warehouse employment is booming, but not enough to keep up with employment needs as labor-intensive e-commerce warehousing continues to ramp up. In the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) August jobs report, warehouse employment rose by more than 20,000 and the sector (which also includes storage) was employing more than it did pre-pandemic.

By the end of 2020, the warehouse sector had about 90,000 more jobs than when the pandemic began. After the sector added about 55,200 jobs from […]

Automation and the trade unions

Automation and the trade unions

TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady outside Number 10 Downing Street. New technologies have the potential to make us all richer and to change the world of work for good. When the TUC polled workers in the run-up to our 150th anniversary in 2018, people overwhelmingly agreed (74 per cent) that improvements in technology could give them more control over their working lives, as opposed to the “always-on” culture fostered by many employers.

But there was also a weary cynicism that most of the benefits from new tech would be grabbed by business owners and that none would reach the shop […]