A new era of science has begun. Among the trends which have been identified as alleged consequences of these technologies are those towards de-skilling, proletarianization, automation, telecommuting, flexible employment , just-in-time systems, and the creation of dual or split labour-markets and a new international division of labour —all of which are dealt with separately in this dictionary.
Some companies form unified business and technology teams that each support one technology product (for customers or employees) or one IT platform (a component, such as a customer-relationship-management CRM system, that supports multiple functions).
The survey results show that the most forward-thinking finance functions are mastering the current environment of technological change to drive revenue growth and profitability by combining agile service delivery models, extreme automation (using Cloud and emerging technologies) and advanced analytics.
University of Birmingham scientists, led by Professor Philip Davies from the School of Engineering, worked with academics and students in the UK, Israel, Jordan and Palestine to construct desalination prototypes based on a simple but efficient batch-reverse osmosis (RO) technology that recovered at least 70% of salinised water, making it useful for irrigation purposes.
To keep mission-critical technologies ahead of the curve, companies recruit skilled engineers and entice them to stay with quality training and appealing incentives, including nonmanagerial career tracks where engineers can concentrate on technical work without sacrificing the chance to earn manager-level salaries.