Tag Archives: Technology

Harnessing automation for a future that works

by James Manyika, Michael Chui, Mehdi Miremadi, Jacques Bughin, Katy George, Paul Willmott, and Martin Dewhurst, McKinsey & Company

Automation is happening, and it will bring substantial benefits to businesses and economies worldwide, but it won’t arrive overnight. A new McKinsey Global Institute report finds realizing automation’s full potential requires people and technology to work hand in hand. Continue reading Harnessing automation for a future that works

4 Ways To Improve Classrooms With Technology

by Kanthavel Maran, Prime Inspiration

Today’s college professor looks at a lot of computer logos from the front of the classroom.

Less than 10 years ago, most college desks held pen and paper, but over time laptops, tablets and especially smartphones have taken over as the tools of choice for college students. And these devices aren’t just for writing term papers. Students rely on technology to consume information, from lecture notes to class notifications. Students may still use books, but today’s education relies on the devices in their pockets. Continue reading 4 Ways To Improve Classrooms With Technology

Automation Won’t Create New Jobs Like Technology Did In The Past

by Erik Sherman, Forbes

“Increased productivity leads to more wealth, cheaper goods, greater spending power and ultimately, more jobs,” said the Wall Street Journal in the latest entry in the counterpoint to articles declaring the end of work.

People should trust things will work out and know the weight of historic experience is on their side, although no one really explains how. Financial services companies are required to note that previous performance is no promise of future gains. Perhaps we need the same when it comes to questions of our investments in industry, technology, jobs, and people. The world faces capabilities and a direction of activity different from anything previously achieved. Dependence on broad precedent without an examination of critical differences can be reckless. Continue reading Automation Won’t Create New Jobs Like Technology Did In The Past