Posts tagged “Economic development”
Eighteen months ago, the Internet of Things sat atop the Gartner Hype Cycle, the technology research firm's famous forecast of all things technology. The term remains a buzzword - heralded as the 4th Industrial Revolution and New Data Economy. In 2016, evidence began to emerge that demonstrated the hype becoming real. RIoT looks at five important areas to watch in 2017.
Analysis: Most employers are providing fewer opportunities for on-the-job training than they have in the past. Yet, they are still looking to hire workers with skills and experience. The result is that the responsibility for developing skills is shifting from employers to job seekers. This shift creates an imperative to develop an education system, especially at the community college and post-high school level, and training programs that recognize the skills and credentials that are needed by employers.
Think you know millennials? Case survey runs counter to narrative with Trump, conservatism scoring well
If one draws news simply from the mainstream media or what's happening on Facebook, it's safe to assume the belief is the vast majority of millennials are liberal, favored Hillary Clinton and despised Donald Trump as well as conservatism. By election day, many attitudes had changed, a new survey finds.
Tech news: Apple $1B more in NC; Netflix shrinking DVD biz; CoLucid sold; Biogen settles suit; satellites track jets; GPS anomalies
Note to our readers: The Bulldog wrapup of technology news, which has been a staple of WRAL TechWire for years, is taking on a new look. We are expanding it to incorporate Triangle and regional headlines, not just news from The Associated Press and other wires. In effect, the Bulldog will become the new home for other occasional WTW posts such as Triangle Headlines. No one publication in the Triangle can adequately cover all the tech and life science news that's happening daily - well, make that hourly. The Bulldog, which draws its name from an old newspaper term for early editions and from WTW Editor Rick Smith's late bulldog Roxie, will attempt to bring you a daily wrapup of highlights.
Would a Monsanto-Bayer merger mean more jobs for the Triangle if the incoming Trump administration OKs it? President-elect Donald Trump's meeting last week with the CEOs of Bayer and Monsanto is generating a lot of headlines - so much so, in fact, that the two executives issued a joint statement about their plans if a proposed $57 billion wins approval. The deal will have an impact on the Triangle. But would it mean more jobs?
IBM chair and CEO Ginni Rometty says artificial intelligence will make some jobs obsolete but will lead to creation of opportunities. "It's not man or machine," she says. Rometty also spells out the three principles IBM is following in cognitive computing development.
2016 goes in the books as another year of major growth for RTI International. The Triangle-based independent, nonprofit research institute grew its employee headcount by some 15 percent and also increased revenues by almost 7 percent.
Signing and closing a merger, acquisition, joint venture, licensing agreement, or other strategic transactions involves many moving parts that are often overlooked or not fully understood for their complexity. Here are 10 reminders about closing a successful deal.
In am exclusive Q&A WTW Insider interview, the American Underground's chief strategist says the AU is introducing a "new product offering for a new audience" with its soon-to-open Gridworks in Durham. Plus, Adam Klein discusses why Durham remains a red-hot destination for startups and how the AU continues to drive diversity.
"These new job opportunities are for people all across the country and with all types of experience, education and skill levels -- from engineers and software developers to those seeking entry-level positions and on-the-job training," the Internet giant says.
American Underground will launch additional coworking space in Durham in March, utilizing some 7,000 square feet of space in the historic S.H. Kress & Co. building.
For its second year in Durham, an HB2 protest theme persists this May 18-21 with a lineup of daytime programming that includes Detroit "noise band" Wolf Eyes, which according to Moogfest, "uses technology with sonic protest." Keynote speakers will presumably follow the same theme, though they'll be announced in coming weeks.
RTI International on Monday disclosed two acquisitions - and more appear to be on the horizon. In an exclusive Q&A interview, RTI's CEO talks about why the huge independent, nonprofit research institute made the deals - and what could be coming in 2017. Plus: RTI is hiring in the Triangle.
RTI International is adding nearly 40 consultants to its global arsenal of research and related services by acquiring a division of Colorado-based Riverside Technology. It's the second addition to RTI made through acquisition formally announced Monday.
IBM, one of the big tech companies that spoke out against North Carolina's controversial HB2, is stepping up its support for diversity with a new rainbow logo. Lindsay-Rae McIntyre, Chief Diversity Officer at IBM and a Duke graduate, unveiled the logo Friday.
A poll of "technology elites" and the U.S. public finds that the techies are much more optimistic about the future of their industry than the public is about the overall economy. Yet well over 50 percent of both groups are positive about the future.