How the Pharmaceutical Industry May Track Every PillA technology most commonly linked to the cryptocurrency payment system Bitcoin, may prove to be the key to rooting out counterfeit prescription drugs.Read the rest of this entry »
Blockchain startup Chronicled and supply chain consultant, The LinkLab, last week announced a pilot "track and trace" program for the pharmaceutical industry.
The industry is under a 2023 deadline to develop and implement an electronic, interoperable system to identify and trace prescription drugs throughout the U.S ...
What Will Work Look Like When Robots Take Over?One of LinkedIn's "Top 10 Voices in Technology" is in the midst of writing a series of blog posts about the coming revolution in robotics. It's a grim, almost alarmist view of a world in the very near future where automation will displace workers in jobs ranging from truck and taxi drivers (already happening) to doctors, accountants and middle managers.Read the rest of this entry »
Shelly Palmer's series, which began with the ...
A Woman's View of 10 Years In TechThere's plenty of cause for a woman entering the male dominated world of high tech. Locker room talk, sexual harassment, having their talent belittled and their opinions ignored are the most widely reported challenges women in tech confront.Read the rest of this entry »
If you have any doubt, just read former Uber engineer Susan Fowler's blog post, the one that set off a firestorm for the ride-sharing company, which is still blazing.
Tech Pay Goes Farther Outside Silicon ValleyWhen it comes to tech salaries, no place on earth comes close to Silicon Valley. In a survey by the IT career site Dice.com, Silicon Valley tech workers earned an average of $118,243 annually, more than 10% higher than the next highest paid tech center, the New York metro area.Read the rest of this entry »
Other surveys bear that out, including a new one from Hired.com, a tech job matching site. It ...
The Most In-Demand IT SkillsThere's almost no computer technology job in the country that isn't in demand and, to a greater or lesser degree, difficult to fill.Read the rest of this entry »
An industry group, CompTIA, says, "In the fourth quarter of 2016, U.S. employers added 337,000 IT jobs, and that number is slated to grow even more in the coming year."
But even in this hot industry sector, some jobs and skills are ...
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More Accountants In Demand Than IT ProsHere's a surprise: accounting and finance professionals are more in demand that tech pros.Read the rest of this entry »
That's what hiring managers and HR leaders in South Florida and the greater Chicago area, told researchers from the University of Michigan. The survey of 500 employers is limited to those areas, but it's the first time in a year those companies have more open positions in accounting than in IT.
The Internet of Things Is Coming to Your HouseThis is the time of year when the internet is full of predictions and forecasts about what's ahead in 2017. But what's ahead for the Internet itself?Read the rest of this entry »
We'll get a look at that future next month at the mammoth Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. What we'll see is that the Internet of Things (IoT) is making its way into homes at breakneck speed.
Fintech Is Making Small Banks Look BigYou love your community bank for its personal touch, that it offers free special services like notarizing documents and really free checking, even free checks. And the customer service makes banking pleasant.Read the rest of this entry »
But when it comes to doing business online, well, that's not where community banks shine. That's beginning to change now, as community banks look to fintech to help them offer the kinds of digital services and ...
Survey Finds Few Companies Plan Their IT HiringDespite the well-known difficulty in hiring IT professionals, nearly three-quarters of all companies don't even start their workforce planning until a new project launch is almost upon them.Read the rest of this entry »
A TEK Systems survey of IT leaders found 73% admitting their company begins planning its staffing needs for a new project less than three months in advance of its start. No wonder then that 62% of them reported that an "inability ...