In the recent times, there has been a rising trend of Indian technology workers to get fired from their jobs. Not only men and women with relatively little work experience are becoming victims of this trend but even highly experienced employees who have been working in the IT industry for the last two decades are getting fired from their jobs.
The information technology market in India grew at an astounding speed over the last 20 years, and a bulk of the employees in this industry come from poor and middle-class families. The current trend of job losses, therefore, has most employees in the IT sector worry about the future of their careers.
One of the main reasons for which the Indian it industry overgrew over the last two decades is a practice known as offshoring. This change has made the information technology sector, and all related businesses annually create revenues that exceed the $150 billion mark and offer employment to more than four million people.
The employees build and test different types of software programs, enter and analyze valuable data as well as offer technical support for numerous European and American companies that are always on the look for relatively inexpensive but high-quality labor.
However, there is a new trend that can observe in the worldwide tech industry that relies more and more on robotics, automation, machine learning, big data analytics and machine consulting. These technologies not only threaten to bypass the Indian workers but also replace them in time. Experts believe that automated processes can replace software maintenance work that is usually done by engineering professionals.
These design professionals work with simple codes and analyze different types of data to present software expertise to various foreign clients. However, such manual efforts might soon become unnecessary if the automated processes become commonplace.
While this is not going to incur a lot of financial losses for companies in US and European countries, they can certainly lead to loss of jobs for people in India with limited skill sets. The new trends of technology are also going to increase the number of US jobs onshore. While the extent of damage that will face the Indian IT job market is yet not clear, we assume that by the September of this year, there is going to be a loss of 2% of the total workforce. However, the alarming thing is that this loss of workforce might increase up to 50% to 70% by the year 2020.
While it is true that new forms of technologies are certainly going to create more new jobs, there is certainly going to be a sizeable loss for the IT job market in India. Up until now, it is still not clear as to how the artificial intelligence and automation is going to influence the global and Indian markets.
Some industry insiders believe that although these new technologies are certainly going to create a lot of jobs, many of them will be in countries outside India, such as in the United States where it will be difficult for the average Indians to go and find work. These factors are particularly right with the tighter visa regulations that have been placed by the Donald trump government.
The authorities in the Indian job markets are now reassuring people in this country that the job losses will be only minimal and that only those who fail to perform well will lose their jobs.
However, many of the people who have already lost their jobs seriously doubt that they were under performers and has led to IT employees in India worry about their job security.
There are so many ways in which cloud computing is changing our lives. With each passing day its impact only seems to be growing. Not many might know but it is making some major impact on our social lives as well. Thanks to Facebook, Twitter, Google, and YouTube you can see how human interactions have been changing. It is now possible for any and every event to go viral and reach all corners of the world. It is now that the word global has attained its proper significance. At the same time, you are also seeing emergence of individuals who can be termed citizen journalists and that too on a global scale.
Becoming a reporter
These days, thanks to the increasing use of technologies such as internet anyone can become a reporter and that too at the drop of a hat. No matter when you look at the media you would always see live news feed coming in as if there is no end to it. This has also led to massive social upheavals at times. The incidents of Arab Springs are perhaps the biggest examples of such an effect. Thanks to the social networking sites nowadays it is also possible for you to look for near and dear ones with whom you may have lost contact in ages.
These sites are playing a commendable role in helping people stay connected. In fact, people who have long lost contacts with each other are now coming together and forming communities that are further assisting them to stay in touch. Facebook is the biggest example of such a site. These days, you would also see public figures such as politicians and celebrities taking to sites such as Twitter in order to get in touch with other people and thus stay relevant. With the help of sites such as these they are getting a feel of things and also stating their views and opinions.
How are things working out?
Alongwith this, these popular and powerful individuals are also aiming to influence community opinion through these sites. However, they are also feeling the influence and pressure of people whom they are trying to get behind themselves. Thanks to cloud computing and other similar technologies these people have been able to make the most of the social media space that they are active in. They now have the very best analytical tools at their disposal.
How are businesses being benefited?
Businesses these days are also using cloud computing from the social media websites in order to get high-class insight on critical areas of business such as services that have potential to earn well, requirements of the customers, and any innovation that they need to make. Cloud computing has had some telling effect on education as well. In fact, educational entities have now realized the power of this technology. As such, they are also pretty keen to adapt it for their own benefit. There are several benefits that cloud computing is able to offer them.
Benefits of using cloud computing in education
Thanks to cloud computing students can now access data at any time and place of their choosing and they can enrol in classes taken on the net as well. They may also take part in various group-based activities. The institutes are also gaining this way because they are able to combine processes of business automation and thus streamline their subscription, tracking of assignments, and class enrolments. This has helped them bring down their expenses significantly as well. These institutes are also able to use the immense data storage capabilities to store data and thus reduce the need for a complex system.
There are several steps that can be taken to avoid being the victim of cyber hacking or any other form of crime at a time when you are taking part in a cashless transaction. You can always implement an authentication component containing two factors. You can use things like one-time passwords (OTP), Secure Sockets Layers (SSLs) and 128 bit encryption as a form of security measure. You need to make sure that you withdraw your money from an ATM that comes equipped with the latest anti-skimming technology as well as round-the-clock surveillance. It is also important that your banking systems are in compliance with the latest regulations.
What can the bank do?
The bank can play a major role in safeguarding the interests of its customers by adhering to the latest standards that happen to be reputable as well. They also have to take measures that are effective in countering menace such as malware as well as distributed denial-of-service attacks (DDoS). It is also important that you never respond to SMSs and e-mails that ask for your personally identifiable information (PII). In order to make sure that hacking thieves can be kept at bay you need to monitor your bills and bank accounts on a consistent basis.
The importance of PIN
You should also refrain from sharing your personal identification number (PIN) and related details with anyone else, especially people whom you do not know. The firms that are handling the online transactions need to make sure that they are using systems that are compliant with the standard named Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) 2.0. Last, but not the least, there is also the need to educate ourselves regarding the different risks that we face when we transact online.
The importance of learning by ourselves
We need to learn what are the steps that we can take in order to lessen or completely do away with the risks that we are exposed to when we are transacting online. We need to do this so that India is able to achieve its aim of transition to a cashless economy at the earliest. There are several questions that can be asked when we speak of such a scenario. For starters, we need to judge the importance and necessity of the security measures being taken to make these cashless transactions safer than before.
How are digital transactions being affected by cyber crime?
This is also one question that needs to be asked as that will influence how we prepare ourselves for this menace even as we take our first few steps in becoming a digital economy per se. For starters, there are many benefits of digital transactions. It reduces the amount of cash that you have to carry around. However, it is also true that such form of transaction too is facing plenty of threats and a lot of them are evolving on a regular basis. Cash is normally regarded as king but the situation is quite different in a number of countries.
Where cash is trash
Totalpayments.org states that there are five countries that lead the world when it comes to cashless transactions. Sweden heads the list and as a result of cashless transactions has seen its bank robberies come down to 16 in 2011 compared to 110 in 2008. Somaliland is also one region where the electronic banking system is so much better than some of the advanced countries of the world. Kenya uses the M-Pesa system that can be used for a wide variety of activities such as receiving salaries and paying school fees and other bills. Canada and South Korea are included in the list as well.
Banking sector giant State Bank of India (SBI) and Microsoft work together to use the TV White Space technology to present smooth Internet Banking rural areas of India. For this they will work on seamless connectivity and smart banking process. White space technology refers to use unused broadcasting frequencies in the wireless spectrum.
We all are slave of internet and some apps or chat bots will control our future. Are we moving towards a new phase of artificial intelligence.
Google released a new App called Allo which will have multiple features and most importantly this will work as a virtual assistant. You can do everything you want and take help of assistant.
All we have been doing is exploiting nature and earn money by hoodwinking others.
We know we are getting use to these Apps and becoming slaves. but is there any way we can hide from them. Big NO, we have to use them and go with the flow of modern technology.
Some of our friends told we are creating weapons, some where he read below:
One asked” that planet has so many hardware floating around it. Seems to be habituated by an advance race”. The other replied”no it doesn’t look like an advance race. Because all the hardware you see are weapons pointed to themselves”
It’s a part of Evolution….Humans to Humanoids is the next Phase of Evolution….And since it’s a part of Evolution it cannot be stopped…
Don’t worry about us..Worry about our kids who can’t Live without a smartphone…it has become a medium…of enjoyment…and also a pain relief for parents.(Me Too)… This generation is going into digital Slavery….And we as Adults will end up watching it unfold before our eyes…
One day will come when instead of you and me talking the google assistants will chat on our behalf and make plans and then inform us…imagine what will be our reaction?
Some of the websites even said delete it and never use it, because google will store your data and you may be at risk. But i am not finding any way to stop using these superb apps which helps me on my daily task.
Either ways we are not safe as Google now controls almost all our data…and FB knows what emotions you are in…and LinkedIn shows your work profile…
A lot more discussion to come.. Keep Reading ( Content Source: Our Whatsapp Group)
In the revolving world, we need to keep learning daily to cope with other part of the world. Daily we have some changes on different technical products like new android version, IE now switched to Edge browser etc.
So we need to gain knowledge and help our organization regularly. Best part is keep learning improves our own strength in our job and out side world. We can get knowledge from many sources but from them we may not get actual data. So we world suggest you to read from proper channels.
The concept of Internet comes after Network. A network is nothing but a combination of more than one system. When two or more computers are connected with each other for sharing information, data and resources, then we call the whole system a network.
Internet is an essential thing for us in current days. The Internet is nothing but a collection of computer networks; those are interconnected with each other globally to share data, information and resources. So we can say Internet is a big network that combines many networks within it. Internet use the standard Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP) to link several billion devices example computers, laptops, mobile devices and other devices worldwide.
Now days people in all over the world very much use the Internet for different works in day today life. Some of the best uses of Internet are:
Easier Communication: we can communicate with our friends and families with in less time and in a better way by using internet. E-mail, Skype and social media sites like facebook and other allows us to create and profile on internet and use that profile to communicate with our friends in an easier way. Also this is very less expensive process so people everywhere like this very much.
Best for Research: as internet is connected with many computers and a host or server concept was there on which a huge amount of data and information are stored, so internet is the best way of getting or acquiring knowledge about any topic. So it is best for doing any kind of research work.
Provides Better Education: Internet is a huge collection of information, here many kinds of books and journals and blogs are available those provides many valuable knowledge to you. So internet is best for education and another thing is now days distance education in different fields are available through internet from good universities, so it is provide better chance for students to get better education through internet.
Online Money Transfer: online money transfer technology can only possible because of internet; the online money transaction is such a technology that is very much helpful for people in all over t5he world. Now days across the world many people are using this technology and getting benefits from it.
Real Time Updates: the real time updates facility of the internet is such a feature that is very helpful for people, through the real time updates people can know all things those are currently happening, may be it from thousands of miles distance from them.
These are some uses of internet those are very important for us.
A computer network or also known as a data network is basically a telecommunications network which allows computers to exchange data among each other. In a computer network, these are some networked computing devices those pass data to each other along network links or data connections. In digital world data is transferred in the form of packets, (the packets are the small units of data).
The end points those are communicating with each other are called nodes. The connections between nodes are established by using either cable media or by using wireless media. The best-known computer network which is very popular among peoples in all over the world is the Internet.
Internet is a node to node communication system. Nodes can include hosts such as personal computers, phones, servers as well as networking hardware and others. These are only two devices are said to be networked together when one device is able to exchange information with the other device, whether or not they have a direct connection to each other.
After the invention of computer network the growth of this increases day by day. These are many advantages of this technology provide to us, so people in current scenario like this technology very much.
Internet is the most popular network that we all know. Internet now days very important for our life style. Almost every type of things is now days we can access through internet. Social media, internet banking, e-commerce are possible due to internet only, so it is very important for us.