Don’t fear robotic intelligence in the workplace, says new research

06 October 2017

Companies deploying AI say their aim is to use humans to the best of their capabilities.

Companies deploying AI say their aim is to maximise the capabilities of their human resources.

Fears about artificial intelligence leading to massive job losses in the short term are ill-founded, according to Capgemini.

After studying the use of AI in corporate environments, the consulting firm found that four out of five companies have actually created new jobs as a result of the technology.

For its recent Turning AI into concrete value: the successful implementers toolkit report, Capgemini polled 993 organisations with revenues of more than $500m that are implementing AI, either as a pilot or at scale. 

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Wolverhampton Council now a “leading light” for public sector cloud services

05 October 2017

The deployment has been a watershed moment for the way the entire organisation works.

The deployment has been a watershed moment for the way the entire organisation works.

Wolverhampton City Council is said to have one of the public sector’s most advanced cloud-based IT systems after working with automation specialist PowerON.

The council was keen to automate more IT tools, enable the pro-active monitoring of hardware, and streamline software distribution.  

With a Microsoft-centric platform already in place, it invested in System Centre but required help to get the most out of the Microsoft suite’s management products.

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Fujitsu workers fight “gagging” of union reps

05 October 2017

Workers at the company are protesting against job and pay cuts.

Workers at the company are protesting against job and pay cuts.

Fujitsu may face more industrial action as members of Unite, the country’s largest union, prepare to hold a ballot for further industrial action in their long-running dispute.

Earlier this year in March, union members working for the IT ginat went on strike for the fourth time over plans to cut jobs and pensions. 

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BT PaaS aims to help digital transformation

26 September 2017

BT says PCMS is a great example of how its ‘Cloud of Clouds’ portfolio strategy empowers customers to create new business relationships.

BT says PCMS is a great example of how its ‘Cloud of Clouds’ portfolio strategy empowers customers to create new business relationships.

BT has developed what it claims to be the first ‘Business Platform-as-a-Service’. 

Dubbed BT Personalised Compute Management System (PCMS), the telco says its new platform is designed to help companies accelerate time-to-market for new digital services, disrupt their traditional business models, and create new ways to grow.

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