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How Vodafone’s Chatbot Technology Is Helping It Cut Jobs

How Vodafone’s Chatbot Technology Is Helping It Cut Jobs

Vodafone, like any other storied telco giant today, has been urgently seeking ways to trim costs. Not only are its revenues under pressure from smaller upstarts in Spain and Italy, it must also spend heavily on upgrading its network infrastructure to handle faster, 5G data speeds. One cost-cutting idea that Vodafone has chased is to [...]

February 9, 2019 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on How Vodafone’s Chatbot Technology Is Helping It Cut Jobs

Carnage in Indian IT: Wipro, Infosys, Tech Mahindra, Cognizant slash jobs

Carnage in Indian IT: Wipro, Infosys, Tech Mahindra, Cognizant slash jobs

  Once India’s global claim to fame, the country’s information technology (IT) sector is seeing a spate of layoffs by IT majors like Tech Mahindra, Wipro, Infosys and Cognizant.   The churn in the IT sector — which is moving towards increasing automation, use of artificial intelligence and is beset by tightening visa regulations — [...]

May 11, 2017 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on Carnage in Indian IT: Wipro, Infosys, Tech Mahindra, Cognizant slash jobs

Bhopal: Health, medical education have cost many ministers, babus their jobs

Bhopal: Health, medical education have cost many ministers, babus their jobs

BHOPAL: Ministers or bureaucrats associated with the departments of health and medical education being removed after eruption of controversies has become common enough. The BJP government may have completed 13 years in power but the state of affairs in the Hamidia Hospital – city’s biggest government hospital – is the same as it was during [...]

December 24, 2016 Saheli Education Comments Off on Bhopal: Health, medical education have cost many ministers, babus their jobs

Themes of 2016: technology puts millions of jobs in jeopardy

Themes of 2016: technology puts millions of jobs in jeopardy

In a sense, it was surprising that 2016 was the year in which the social threat posed by rapid technological progress became a topic of serious and widespread discussion. It was, after all, the first year since 2007 when all of the world’s advanced economies managed to grow and in which unemployment rates fell across [...]

December 18, 2016 Saheli Technology Comments Off on Themes of 2016: technology puts millions of jobs in jeopardy

One in 10 Irish jobs ‘under threat from technology’

One in 10 Irish jobs ‘under threat from technology’

It said that advances in the internet of things, autonomous vehicles, 3D printing, energy storage and quantum computing among others technologies “may transform the lives of everyone”. “These transformations wrought by these and other technological developments may mean that some businesses and products could become obsolete relatively quickly. “Successor businesses will obviously arise but the [...]

November 1, 2016 Saheli Technology Comments Off on One in 10 Irish jobs ‘under threat from technology’

Technology is not here to take our jobs

Technology is not here to take our jobs

Jack Ma knows a thing or two about technological innovation and disruption. The founder and executive chairman of Alibaba Group has built it into the world’s fifth-largest Internet company by revenue. In a letter to shareholders earlier this month, he had this to say: “Throughout history, technological disruptions have followed similar trajectories: 20 years of [...]

October 27, 2016 Saheli Technology Comments Off on Technology is not here to take our jobs

The big jobs number is a win for luxury housing

The big jobs number is a win for luxury housing

A larger-than-expected employment gain in July could boost the recovery in prices for luxury U.S. homes. Stock market volatility caused a drop in luxury values in the first quarter of this year, but prices recovered slightly in the second quarter, rising 0.8 percent annually, according to Redfin, a real estate brokerage. Redfin defines a home [...]

August 23, 2016 Saheli Real Estate Comments Off on The big jobs number is a win for luxury housing

About 500 may lose jobs as Ola ends rides at TaxiForSure

About 500 may lose jobs as Ola ends rides at TaxiForSure

India’s largest cab aggregator Ola on Wednesday said it was shutting down operations at TaxiForSure (TFS), a move seen as a bid to integrate its operation and cut costs. The decision comes 17 months after Ola acquired its cross-town rival for $200 million (Rs.1,200 crore) in a cash and equity deal. Post the acquisition, Ola [...]

August 17, 2016 Saheli News Comments Off on About 500 may lose jobs as Ola ends rides at TaxiForSure

UK jobs report shows little sign of immediate Brexit hit -as it happened

UK jobs report shows little sign of immediate Brexit hit -as it happened

European shares close lower A number of disappointing company results – from brewer Carlsberg, Austrian brickmaker Wienerberger and insurer Admiral – helped send stock markets into negative territory. Investors were also nervous ahead of the latest US Federal Reserve minutes, and what they might hint about the course of interest rates, as well as the [...]

August 17, 2016 Saheli Business Comments Off on UK jobs report shows little sign of immediate Brexit hit -as it happened

These Jobs Are Linked to the Worst Heart Health

These Jobs Are Linked to the Worst Heart Health

Truck drivers and social service workers have something in common: The people who work in these two occupations are the least likely to be heart healthy, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In the study, researchers looked at seven measures of heart health in more than 66,000 employees [...]

August 14, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on These Jobs Are Linked to the Worst Heart Health

Jobs Linked to the Worst Heart Health

Jobs Linked to the Worst Heart Health

Truck drivers and social service workers have something in common: The people who work in these two occupations are the least likely to be heart healthy, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In the study, researchers looked at seven measures of heart health in more than 66,000 employees [...]

August 14, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on Jobs Linked to the Worst Heart Health

Surprisingly good July jobs report fuels Nasdaq, S&P 500 into record territory

Surprisingly good July jobs report fuels Nasdaq, S&P 500 into record territory

A better-than-expected jobs report for July from the U.S. Department of Labor sent two stock indices into record territory on Friday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed nearly 200 points by Friday afternoon (to close at 18,543.53), nudging the index into positive ground for the week. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq both reached record highs [...]

August 6, 2016 Saheli Business Comments Off on Surprisingly good July jobs report fuels Nasdaq, S&P 500 into record territory