Viet Nam News Nguyễn Hoàng Phương, Deputy Director of the Technology Centre of Việt Nam Social Security (VSS) talks to Việt Nam News on the strides the centre has made in technology adoption to achieve efficiency and better delivery of public services. In 2017 and 2018, Việt Nam Social Security (VSS) topped various Government technology rankings, including the lists for e-portal and human resources capacity and the technology readiness (ICT Index). Could you tell us more about VSS’s achievements in this regard and how they came to be? Information technology (IT) application, administrative reforms and raising the capacity of our staff have been at the forefront of the VSS agenda in recent years as we move into the Industry 4.0 era. Technology has been deeply integrated into our operational document management system, meaning all working documents, directives and professional guidelines have been digitalised and are used across all local … [Read more...] about Tech to bring better insurance services for people
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As an outsourcer of technology services for a range of big American companies, Cognizant has largely remained below the radar since launching more than two decades ago. But it is suddenly being thrust into the spotlight for its work for moderating some of Facebook's most graphic and controversial content. Cognizant and Accenture are two of the many tech services providers Facebook employs to do routine work. Three years ago, that included curating the social media giant's "trending topics" feed, which has since been scrapped. Today, it involves policing Facebook content to ensure it doesn't violate the company's terms service. Cognizant staffers are paid $15 per hour, according to The Verge -- or what some fast-food restaurants around the U.S. are offering.Though it's not well-known among consumers, Cognizant has been a player in the tech outsourcing and consulting space for 25 years. Their clients are everywhere, using Cognizant for everything from call centers to IT strategy. … [Read more...] about Who is Cognizant, the tech services company behind Facebook’s latest scandal?
Sarah Kaplan, The Washington Post Published 11:21 am PST, Thursday, November 29, 2018 NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine during an interview in his office. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine during an interview in his office. Photo: Washington Post Photo By Jonathan Newton. Photo: Washington Post Photo By Jonathan Newton. Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine during an interview in his office. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine during an interview in his office. Photo: Washington Post Photo By Jonathan Newton. In a first, NASA is outsourcing its next moon lander to a private company 1 / 1 Back to Gallery NASA's next lunar science experiments … [Read more...] about In a first, NASA is outsourcing its next moon lander to a private company
By The Washington Post | PUBLISHED: November 29, 2018 at 11:34 am | UPDATED: November 29, 2018 at 11:34 am By Sarah Kaplan | Washington Post NASA’s next lunar science experiments will arrive at the moon via a spacecraft built by one of nine private companies – a first for one of the agency’s science missions. In an announcement Thursday, the space agency named the organizations that are now eligible to bid on delivering science and technology payloads to the lunar surface. They include some longtime players in the aerospace industry, like Lockheed Martin, but are mostly newer names with start-up cultures, like Pittsburgh-based Astrobotic and Masten Space Systems in Mojave, California. The Commercial Lunar Payload Services program is a priority of NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, who said in May that leveraging commercial capabilities would allow for more frequent and affordable access to the lunar surface. “More missions, more science,” a news … [Read more...] about NASA is outsourcing the next lunar lander to a private firm
POLITICS 07/18/2018 04:22 pm ET Suneel Gupta touts his record as a job creator in Michigan but not the time he hired overseas workers. By Daniel Marans Suneel Gupta, a Democratic candidate in Michigan’s 11th Congressional District, today boasts of his record in creating American jobs and blasts international trade agreements for eliminating them. But the entrepreneur wasn’t always pushing that side of the issue. Earlier in his career, Gupta advised companies on the benefits of outsourcing jobs overseas and even contracted with a foreign firm in a low-wage country to send work there. When he was employed by the consulting firm Accenture, Gupta contributed to a 2003 report, entitled “Outside upside: Finding focus through finance outsourcing.” The report, which credits Gupta and another Accenture employee with conducting 20 related interviews, touts the benefits of creating “shared service centers” to handle support functions like … [Read more...] about Democratic Candidate Critical Of Trade Deals Advised Companies On Outsourcing