AvePoint CEO TJ Jiang: Innovation Through Collaboration


The latest CRM trends “are part of the whole movement toward digitization of the workforce,” said AvePoint CEO TJ Jiang. “We see much more integration and automation in the CRM space. We’ve been working, for instance, to digitize a social welfare organization, where caseworkers will go in the field to service underprivileged children. … Historically, it’s all been paper-based. Now, before they walk into the conversation, they already have the case history, and as they interview, that data is sent in real time.”

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Twitter May Kick 300 Employees Out of Its Nest


Twitter appears close to slashing another 300 jobs, or about 8 percent of its workforce, as it works to recover from a failed round of acquisition talks with several suitors. The job cuts likely would be in sales. Twitter might be taking steps to make itself look more attractive to investors in preparation for its third-quarter earnings report later this week, which is expected to disappoint once again. “Twitter was a challenged company before it was put into play by takeover suitors,” said Tim Mulligan, senior analyst at Midia Research.

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Cisco Delivers Good News, Bad News: Solid Earnings, Job Cuts


Cisco Systems will cut up to 5,500 employees from its 73,000-strong global workforce, the company announced Wednesday as part of its Q4 earnings report. The restructuring will allow further investment in key priority areas such as security, the Internet of Things, collaboration, next-generation data center and cloud, the company said, along with optimization of costs in lower-growth areas. Rumors had been circulating Tuesday that a much larger workforce reduction was in the offing — 9,000 to 14,000, according to reports.

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Apple says recruitment of women & minorities improving, company will be more transparent

Efforts by Apple to improve recruitment of women and minorities in its workforce are slowly paying off, the company has revealed, as it hopes other corporations will follow its lead in diversity and transparency.

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Microsoft Cuts 7,800 as It Rethinks 'Mobile First' Strategy


CEO Satya Nadella on Wednesday announced that Microsoft will reduce its workforce by 7,800 as it refines its mobile message and strategy. The company will write down roughly $7.6 billion associated with assets tied to the acquisition of Nokia’s devices and services business, Nadella revealed. The restructuring of its own mobile handset division will cost somewhere between $750 million and $850 million. In order to compete in the iPhone-driven market, Microsoft has to create something new and compelling, suggested tech analyst Rob Enderle.

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Wanting for real estate, Apple may undertake 'major expansion' in San Jose – report

With a rapidly-expanding workforce and a shortage of options in the city of Cupertino, Calif., Apple is reportedly considering a “major expansion” of its corporate office and research and development facilities to neighboring San Jose.



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Chinese retiree designs a robot horse

While many retirees take up interesting hobbies when they leave the workforce, Su Daocheng, 60, might be able to claim the title of most unusual post-work activity – designing a rideable robotic horse

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Rev. Jesse Jackson & Rainbow PUSH Coalition praise Apple for releasing detailed workforce diversity data

Following Apple’s publication of workforce diversity data, as well as comments from the company admitting that improvements are needed, the iPhone maker received praise from activist the Rev. Jesse Jackson and his nonprofit Rainbow PUSH Coalition, which advocates on behalf of minorities.



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Apple reveals most employees are white men, says diversity needs to be improved

Apple on Tuesday delivered on a promise to give more details on the diversity of its workforce, revealing that its U.S.-based employees are overwhelmingly male and white –?a breakdown that Chief Executive Tim Cook said must be improved.



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Microsoft to Eliminate Up to 18K Jobs Over Next Year

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said the tech giant will slash its workforce by as many as 18,000 jobs in the next year, with 13,000 cuts in the next six months.

U.S. Equities Dip | Weekly Jobless Claims Fall | Housing Starts, Permits Slump

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Google Sadly Owns Up to White Maleness


Google on Wednesday revealed statistics about the makeup of its workforce and admitted that it’s pretty homogenous. “We’re not where we want to be when it comes to diversity,” said Laszlo Bock, senior vice president for people operations. “It is hard to address these kinds of challenges if you’re not prepared to discuss them openly, and with the facts,” he remarked. “All our diversity efforts, including going public with these numbers, are designed to ensure Google recruits and retains many more women and minorities in the future.”

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Google releases diversity data and says its largely white, male workforce should diversify

Google’s workforce is mostly made up of white men, a situation the tech giant says it’s trying to change.

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