Three technology pain points to address for your employees

Three technology pain points to address for your employees

Technology leaders and CIOs have a lot on their shoulders. The still-evolving world of hybrid work has technology at its core to help cope with fast-changing business demands. As a result, all business leaders are finding that their roles are expanding with opportunities to drive progressive digital-first programs.

For some companies, the transformation was so rapid that they didn’t have the time to fully vet solutions and changes to processes. As a result, not all digital initiatives have been without flaws. Adobe’s Future of Digital Work Study, which surveyed 4,500 technology leaders and workers, found a near-unanimous number of employees (87%) and tech leaders (89%) acknowledge that poor technologies are hurting the company’s productivity. More than half of tech leaders (58%) went as far as to say that poor tech is “killing” their company’s productivity and costing them between two to four hours a day in lost productivity.

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Townships track road salt, sand like gold using modern technology

Townships track road salt, sand like gold using modern technology

‘We’ve been experiencing an increase in freeze-and-thaw cycles and that’s driving our material usage,’ said Oro-Medonte Township official

Every autumn, Ontario municipalities prepare for winter’s onslaught by buying up thousands of tonnes of sand and salt that will eventually be used to keep roadways and highways clear and free of treacherous ice.

This winter, Oro-Medonte, Essa and Springwater townships will spend about three quarters of a million dollars, combined, on sand and salt.

They track it as if it were gold.

Using modern technology, virtually every ounce of material can be tracked and the efficiency of the sand and salt program can be evaluated at almost any time. Plows are equipped with either a global positioning system (GPS) or an automated vehicle location (AVL) system and electronically controlled spreaders.

“We use computerized spreader control, which allows us to manage how much material we are putting down and where we are

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How Technologies Like VR And AI Can Solve The Soft Skills Crisis

How Technologies Like VR And AI Can Solve The Soft Skills Crisis

Jason is the CEO of Sozo Labs, focusing on building VR and immersive apps that deliver real business value for their customers.

The World Economic Forum ranked creative thinking, agility and flexibility, and empathy and active listening within the most important skills for workers in 2023. Teamwork, compassion in leadership and clear communication are also essential skills employees will need over the coming years. What’s becoming increasingly apparent is the focus on these soft skills and, while certainly still necessary, the veering away from hard or technical skills.

But there is nothing “soft” about soft skills; they are often considered the hardest skills to learn because they are challenging to master and take a long time before we can start using them confidently in our day-to-day lives. That’s largely because they are used by people to impact other people.

Thirty years ago, when I started my career

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TSX inches up on technology shares boost, BoC meeting in focus

TSX inches up on technology shares boost, BoC meeting in focus

Jan 22 (Reuters) – Canada’s main stock index edged higher on Monday, bolstered by gains in technology shares and U.S. benchmark S&P 500 hitting a fresh record high, while investors maintained caution ahead of the Bank of Canada’s monetary policy meeting later in the week.

At 10:37 a.m. ET (15:37 GMT), the Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index (.GSPTSE), opens new tab was up 17.41 points, or 0.08%, at 20,923.93.

Rate-sensitive technology stocks (.SPTTTK), opens new tab led the gains among sectors, rising 0.6%, followed by consumer discretionary stocks (.GSPTTCS), opens new tab that added 0.3%.

The materials sector (.GSPTTMT), opens new tab, which houses Canadian miners, slid 0.5% on lower prices of copper and gold as hopes of a March interest rate cut by the Federal Reserve faded, and poor demand prospects weighed.

Energy shares (.SPTTEN), opens new tab extended losses from last week, falling 0.2% even as oil

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AI Alliance Launches as an International Community of Leading Technology Developers, Researchers, and Adopters Collaborating Together to Advance Open, Safe,

AI Alliance Launches as an International Community of Leading Technology Developers, Researchers, and Adopters Collaborating Together to Advance Open, Safe,

AI advancements are leading to new opportunities that can improve how we work, live, learn and interact with one another. Open and transparent innovation is essential to empower a broad spectrum of AI researchers, builders, and adopters with the information and tools needed to harness these advancements in ways that prioritize safety, diversity, economic opportunity and benefits to all.

While there are many individual companies, start-ups, researchers, governments, and others who are committed to open science and open technologies and want to participate in the new wave of AI innovation, more collaboration and information sharing will help the community innovate faster and more inclusively, and identify specific risks and mitigate those risks before putting a product into the world.

That is why today, we’re launching the AI Alliance – a group of leading organizations across industry, startup, academia, research and government coming together to support open innovation and open science

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