"The IDC-NCR will play a critical role in Microsoft India's expansion and growth story. The facility will open opportunities for thousands of engineers, with plans to expand to a full-fledged development centre, similar to IDC facilities in Bengaluru and Hyderabad," the statement said. … [Read more...] about Microsoft sets up engineering hub in Noida
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The “big bang” in the digital assistant world came with Amazon’s Echo device, which was announced in the fall of 2014 and became widely available in the spring of 2015. The Echo used a specially designed microphone array optimized to get a clean “input” signal from your voice. More importantly, though, Echo’s assistant, Alexa, also brought with her a wider vocabulary of recognizable words than Siri. And a year into her life, Alexa learned even more words as developers created third-party skills for her. … [Read more...] about Keeping Track Of All These Voice Assistants Is Becoming A Problem
In the decades since Maslow first proposed the now-iconic hierarchy of needs, it has acquired a life of its own. By the 1980s, it had become firmly entrenched in business textbooks and management education. Marketing firms, for example, drew on the hierarchy of needs in both their advertising work and their management training. Depicted in its iconic pyramid form—a pyramid that Maslow himself did not create—the hierarchy of needs continues to circulate in management textbooks and as internet memes. Even beyond memes and textbooks, what is most significant is how the ideas and ideologies underpinning the hierarchy of needs continue to resonate with present-day concerns about work, society, and the self. … [Read more...] about Is the search for meaningful work a trap?
The company has also acquired a stake in the South African company, Brandmed, for its integrated solution to address outcomes and value-based care for patients with chronic lifestyle and non-communicable diseases such as hypertension, high cholesterol or asthma6. With these investments, the Indian company is developing capabilities to move from disease treatment to continuous monitoring and wellness. … [Read more...] about India life-science cos must speed-up adoption of digital technologies to transform businesses
The non-payment of amounts due was also reported to credit bureaus. This was reflected in the credit report, which lowered the credit score and prospects for loans from banks. Garg says, “Until he settles the outstanding amount, it will be difficult to access credit from formal financial institutions; even if he manages to get a loan, the rate of interest will be high.” … [Read more...] about ‘Buy now, pay later’ schemes: Debt traps that are best avoided