ST Editorial News -There was a time when owners, faced by angry employees demanding better conditions, only had to point to the hordes of unemployed people waiting outside the factory gates to make their point: There were people out there who were hungry for work. Labour relations are more civilised now, but the fundamentals of labour and economics have not changed. The Fourth Industrial Revolution, which is under way, continues but sharpens the legacy of previous revolutions, which saw machines replace manual labour in factories and the advent of computers that refashioned how even machines worked. The latest revolution can impact on human labour even more by harnessing the technological prowess of the Internet and other smart technologies such as robots, artificial intelligence and 3D printing in the workplace. But just as previous generations survived the technological onslaught, Industry 4.0 needs employees who are hungry for survival.. Read more at straitstimes.com.
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E.ON, in cooperation with Tungsram is offering sustainable and modern 'smart' technology solutions for public lighting for both tiny villages and large cities in the next three years, according to a press release sent to the Budapest Business Journal.
Financial institutions have long been wary of the cloud. And why shouldn?t they be? With such important and high-target assets to protect, it can be shrewd to approach new tech with a careful eye. But the tides are turning as improvements in cloud security are making the cost, flexibility and scalability benefits more enticing to financial institutions than ever.
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Oregon State University-Cascades announced Friday it has received a $62,500 gift from Seven Peaks Ventures, a Bend-based venture capital fund, that will support a faculty scholar in the school?s computer science program.
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