If we look at the typical enterprise business and overlay the modern mantras linked with it (software is eating the world, every company is becoming a software company, developers are the new king makers, etc.) it is easy to see why there is a tremendous amount of focus (pressure) on needing to be at the forefront of the digital revolution. Failing to do so threatens to chew up and swallow your existing business whole through the advent of previously unprecedented disruption.With the increasing maturity and capability of features being provided by cloud services, the ability to work on and generate new business value with increasing velocity is becoming mainstream and no longer the ‘secret sauce’ of the few.Digital opportunitiesFor some enterprises this clearly represents an opportunity to emerge and take a lead in new areas that incorporate the ability to aggregate, store and reason against vast quantities of data; generating new information and insight-led business value. … [Read more...] about Is becoming digital a business IT zero-sum game?
By Haider Rifaat Published: September 19, 2018 0 SHARES Share Tweet Email I was awestruck by Ali Zafar’s humility and kindness when I met and interviewed him in Islamabad. PHOTO: HAIDER RIFAAT A global superstar at the moment, Ali Zafar is a man of all seasons. Not only is he multifaceted, having achieved success as a musician and an actor, but he also puts his heart and soul into everything he does. He has now made an incredibly successful Lollywood debut as well, as the producer and lead actor in this year’s Teefa in Trouble. In an exclusive interview, I learnt about Zafar’s current projects, Bollywood and marriage. You started singing at a very young age and have since established yourself as one of the leading contemporary singers in South Asia. What challenges did you have to put up with in a developing industry back then? That is a good question. Every era and phase that you go through in life has its own challenges. I needed a channel to air my … [Read more...] about In conversation with the multifaceted Ali Zafar: “There is no better service than a Pakistani working in India the right way”
ITOGON, Philippines -- The death toll in the Philippines from Typhoon Mangkhut has climbed to 81 and could hit triple digits as searchers dig through a landslide where dozens are presumed dead, authorities said Wednesday. Mangkhut swamped farm fields in the nation's agricultural north and smashed houses when it tore through at the weekend with violent winds and heavy rains. Since then the toll has climbed mostly due to the corpses recovered from the massive landslide in the mining town of Itogon where dozens are still believed buried under the mud. "From the list I saw 59 people are still missing (at Itogon)," Ricardo Jalad, civil defence chief, told AFP. "If you add that to those already recovered it's possible the toll could top 100." The typhoon, the most powerful to strike this year, also battered Hong Kong and killed four in China's southern province of Guangdong. Searchers at Itogon continued their grim work on Wednesday, digging with shovels and their bare hands in the vast … [Read more...] about Philippines typhoon death toll hits 81, with dozens still missing
PUBLISHED: 08:55 19 September 2018 | UPDATED: 08:55 19 September 2018 Serena Carter of Swaffham Young Farmers Club is an apprentice butcher. Picture: Serena Carter Serena Carter In the latest of our profiles on the region’s Young Farmers’ Club members, SERENA CARTER explains how a busy barbecue season has made for a hectic first few months as an apprentice butcher. I began working as an apprentice butcher after completing my A levels at sixth form in June. I knew university wasn’t for me and that I would prefer an apprenticeship as I could earn while I learn. An average day for me starts at 8am and begins with sorting out the counter for the shop ensuring that it is all fully stocked. After ensuring that all the packs for the shop are made, I make burgers or sausages depending on what is needed for orders or for the shop. This generally takes up to lunch time, including tidying up and washing down the machines.After lunch I recheck the stock and see what else … [Read more...] about Young Farmers profile: 18-year-old Serena Carter talks about life as an apprentice butcher
September 19, 2018 - Written By Kristijan Lucic Samsung has just announced two new smartphones, the Galaxy J6 Plus, and Galaxy J4 Plus. This was a quiet announcement by the company, as both devices simply popped up on the company’s official website. The Galaxy J6 Plus and J4 Plus are the company’s new entry-level smartphones, and they look quite similar, but there are some differences here. The Galaxy J6 Plus comes with two cameras on the back, and a side-facing fingerprint scanner, while the Galaxy J4 Plus sports a single camera on the back, and does not come with a fingerprint scanner at all. The Galaxy J6 Plus and Galaxy J4 Plus are actually the same in terms of size, and both of them sport some bezel above and below the display. Volume rocker buttons are placed on the left-hand side of both devices, while you will find a power / lock key on the right-hand side of the Galaxy J4 Plus, while a fingerprint scanner sits on that spot when the Galaxy J6 Plus is concerned.As … [Read more...] about Samsung Unveils Galaxy J6 Plus & J4 Plus With 6-Inch Display