The dreaded task of data entry still exists in an age of AI – but can be less disliked!

Data-entry is difficult to eliminate as a task, but a single despised task does not always mean an entirely despised job, says an observer.

Innovation in Procurement: How CPOs Can Deliver Value

.....Despite the prospect of positive outcomes from driving innovation through the procurement function, some executives still haven’t jumped on board. That’s a dangerous stance to take. Those who fail to achieve optimal levels of innovation risk falling behind the competition. The most recent research found 52 percent of businesses saying that the formation of ecosystems by rivals poses a significant threat......

London start-up launches first big batch of satellites

"We consider ourselves as an international project, but we navigate in a difficult world where not everybody gets along," Mr Steckel said. "And our sense is that the UK's flag and approach allows us to have dialogue with partners that we otherwise might not have the ability to do."

UNDERSTANDING THE WHAT, WHY, & HOW OF STRATEGIC SOURCING

As businesses today continue to harness the power of globalization to expand performance, the role of effectively sourcing goods and services from suppliers has become inevitable. Additionally, procurement is transforming into a more strategic function that is aligned to organizational goals and objectives. Furthermore, issues like economic and political volatility, technological disruption, etc. have rendered market a fierce competition. Hence, it is important for organizations to adopt effective strategic sourcing skills and processes to maximize their business performance and efficiency to gain a competitive advantage over their peers........

How a cloud operating model benefits employees and customers

.....The secret to being able to effectively answer these questions is to adopt a cloud operating model. A cloud operating model allows a deeper relationship between the business and IT and allows IT to better support the business to compete more effectively in its market. How do you build such a model? By combining the company’s current goals, its metrics for growth and success, and the strategy that the board agreed when it first considered a move to the cloud........

$3 million energy technology investment for regional Victoria

Making sure solar assets are backed up by dispatchable generation is vital for energy grid stability. This technology will work much like a solar farm that is backed up by pumped hydro, making sure solar PV can continue to lower emissions while keeping the lights on across Australia.

5 steps to reimagining operational architecture and boosting results with IoT

Sustainable investments are necessary for a comprehensive transformation programme, including the redesign of business processes. IoT should ultimately be viewed as an ever-present ingredient in an organisation’s architecture that facilitates operational outcomes.

Electricity distributors adopt VR tech for training

“One of the key benefits of the program is the improvement of safety for employees. The VR program simulates the inside of a zone substation or a scenario that would see two workers working on overhead power lines in 3D which gives people a safe, realistic space to learn.”

Blockchain could help UAE save over $3b a year

Among the major entities already deploying blockchain are Emirates NBD, DP World, Emirates Airline, Etisalat, Abu Dhabi Digital Authority, the Ministry of Health, and Smart Dubai. Their experiences with deploying blockchain were highlighted in the whitepaper and will be used to better understand the deployment.

Facilities management is at the front line

Most industries have been working remotely, not working at all, or working in critical sectors to control the spread of the virus, treat those who are infected or service people under partial lockdowns.