Talent Transformation In A Post-Pandemic World

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Srikanth is the Chief Human Resource Officer (CHRO) at Mphasis.

The pandemic is transforming workforces into a new order as it sweeps through continents. Remote working, social distancing and lockdowns are melting old habits and shaping new behavior patterns worldwide. Enterprise leaders, unclear of the pandemic’s trajectory, are seeing the deep carves of digitalization etched onto an enterprise’s core and how that is catalyzing tectonic shifts at work.

The call for change is rising through the ranks of enterprises as new opportunities in software, data and solutioning emerge. Skilling the workforce is now vital for a smooth transition of the enterprise into the post-pandemic ecosystem.

A few pioneers have taken the lead. In March 2020, when Sweden faced an alarming decrease in airline travel and a growing surge of Covid-19 cases that put a strain on the healthcare sector, it did the unthinkable: reskilled the laid-off cabin staff of

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5 Internet and Digital Media Stocks That May Be Ready to Explode

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One of the biggest stories for the past few years has been the incredible market leadership of the mega-cap technology stocks. Last week some of the biggest players posted massive earnings, and as usual shares exploded higher. The conundrum for investors is this: with many of these top companies trading at bloated multiples, is there enough upside remaining from current levels?

One outstanding place to look now may be at the small and mid-cap leaders in the internet and digital media arena. While they too have performed nicely, they are offering growth investors with more risk tolerance some outstanding upside potential for the rest of 2020 and beyond.

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The analysts at Truist Securities, which was formed by the merger of SunTrust Robinson Humphrey and BB&T Capital Markets, are out with an update on the arena and the firm’s top stock picks there. We selected

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Oregon leaders squandered years on jobless benefits computer upgrade. Now the project’s future is again in doubt

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The meltdown at Oregon’s Employment Department that left tens of thousands of jobless Oregonians stranded for weeks or even months during the pandemic was, at its heart, a failure by state leaders and a dysfunctional agency to correct a computer problem they knew of for a decade, an analysis by The Oregonian/OregonLive shows.

They had federal funding and the time to fix their antiquated system but failed to heed repeated warnings to act. The consequences for many Oregonians have been wrenching.

Megan Wilber-Fuchs has been out of work since April, when her old employer laid her off and a new job she had lined up evaporated as businesses pared back in the early days of the pandemic.

The 38-year-old account manager promptly filed for jobless benefits and found herself in the same predicament as tens of thousands of newly out-of-work Oregonians. Wilber-Fuchs’ checks didn’t show up, the employment department’s phone

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Smartphones Prove to Be Time-Saving Tools for Soil Analysis

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Seemingly everyone has a smartphone in their pocket, and we find new uses for them every day. They can help us avoid traffic jams or connect us to family from afar. They can even translate languages on the fly.

Now, scientists have figured out a new trick. Using a regular smartphone camera and some 3D-printed tools, they’ve developed an easier way to measure soil density. With the volume and weight of soil samples, scientists can compare the nutrient or carbon stocks in soils so we better manage them. With their new system, they cheaply reproduced expensive, time-consuming methods that require lasers or

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Upland Software Inc (UPLD) Q2 2020 Earnings Call Transcript

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Upland Software Inc (NASDAQ: UPLD)
Q2 2020 Earnings Call
Aug 6, 2020, 7:00 p.m. ET


  • Prepared Remarks
  • Questions and Answers
  • Call Participants

Prepared Remarks:


Thank you for standing by, and welcome to the Upland Software Second Quarter 2020 Earnings Call. [Operator Instructions] simultaneously, and simultaneously webcast on Upland’s Investor Relations website at investor.uplandsoftware.com, and a replay will be available there for 12 months.

By now, everyone should have access to the second quarter 2020 earnings release, which was distributed today at 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time. If you have not received the release, it is available on Upland’s website.

I would now like to turn the call over to Jack McDonald, Chairman and CEO of Upland Software. Please go ahead, sir.

Jack McDonaldChairman And Chief Executive Officer

Thank you, and welcome to our Q2 2020 earnings call. I’m joined by Tim

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How Do You Know if You Are a Geek?

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Several signs will help you identify a geek from the everyday person. Perhaps your friends and classmates at one time caused you to mistake the accompanying crisis of teenage years or mid-life crisis as signs of being a geek. Well, stick with us as we dispel the myths of geekiness. And you can finally tell if you genuinely are a geek or not. Did you hear about the kid who saved the internet only some months ago? Well, he is a perfect benchmark to use as a scale for geekiness.

You are a geek if you:

1.   Are obsessed with a particular area of interest

Geeks have a committed obsession with some regions of interest that takes a significant portion of their lives. It is usually their waking thoughts in the morning and what they do before going to bed at night. Such interests could make a geek lose several … Read More

2019 Computer Peripheral Connector Suppliers – Leadership Quadrant – ResearchAndMarkets.com

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DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “Leadership Quadrant of Computer Peripheral Connector Suppliers – 2019” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

The computer peripheral connector manufacture landscape is diverse and continually evolving. Major players in the computer peripheral connector market have diversified product portfolios, strong geographical reach, and have made several strategic initiatives. The dynamics of the computer peripheral connector market extends beyond routine macro-economic elements of supply and demand. It is the relationship between buyer’s needs and seller’s capabilities as well as the macroeconomic forces at work that affect the market. It is how well and how efficiently the sellers meet the needs of the buyers that determine long-term success.

Over the years, the level of demand for computer peripheral connector has increased due to huge demand for connectors with compact size and high performance. Computer peripheral connector is used for a variety of markets, such as laptops, notebooks, tablets,

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Pick Up The 16MP Pop-Up Motorola One Fusion+ In The US From Tomorrow

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Motorola is finally launching its One Fusion+ in the US, with the device going on sale as of tomorrow. Now, if this smartphone sounds familiar that’s because it actually launched in other regions in early June. But this is the first time the Motorola One Fusion+ is set to arrive in the US.

As to the phone itself, that’s priced to move and comes with a 6.5-inch IPS LCD display. But there’s no punch-hole in that panel either and that’s one of the top-selling points of this handset. Instead, the Full HD+ 2,340 x 1,080 resolution, 395 PPI, and 19.5:9 aspect ratio display is entirely free of obstruction. The front camera, a Full HD resolution video-capable 16-megapixel snapper, sits on a pop-up mechanism.

So that slips in and out of the top edge as needed, leaving the entire screen for media, games, and apps. Motorola also equipped that sensor with

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A Quick Analysis On Upland Software’s (NASDAQ:UPLD) CEO Compensation

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This article will reflect on the compensation paid to Jack McDonald who has served as CEO of Upland Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:UPLD) since 2010. This analysis will also assess whether Upland Software pays its CEO appropriately, considering recent earnings growth and total shareholder returns.

Check out our latest analysis for Upland Software

Comparing Upland Software, Inc.’s CEO Compensation With the industry

Our data indicates that Upland Software, Inc. has a market capitalization of US$1.0b, and total annual CEO compensation was reported as US$7.6m for the year to December 2019. We note that’s an increase of 30% above last year. While this analysis focuses on total compensation, it’s worth acknowledging that the salary portion is lower, valued at US$325k.

On examining similar-sized companies in the industry with market capitalizations between US$400m and US$1.6b, we discovered that the median CEO total compensation of that group was US$3.4m. Hence, we can conclude that Jack

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World Athletics announces further revisions on their rules governing shoe technology

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Earlier this year, World Athletics announced major changes to its rules on footwear. The new regulations imposed an immediate ban on any shoe with a sole thicker than 40mm, as well as on shoes that contained more than one plate.

In a bid to ensure shoes worn by some athletes didn’t offer an unfair advantage, the rules also stated that any shoe used in competition must have been available for purchase on the retail market for a period of four months. This move effectively banned the use of prototypes in competition.

On Tuesday 28 July, World Athletics announced further revisions to their rules on shoes which included changes to the height of the spikes on track shoes and the establishment of an ‘Athletic Shoe Availability Scheme’ for unsponsored elite athletes. The 40mm rule on road shoes remains unchanged.

The rules around the Athletic Shoe Availability Scheme state, ‘Approved shoes

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