The one thing everyone knows about quantum mechanics is its legendary weirdness, in which the basic tenets of the world it describes seem alien to the world we live in. Superposition, where things can be in two states simultaneously, a switch both on and off, a cat both dead and alive. Or entanglement, what Einstein called “spooky action-at-distance” in which objects are invisibly linked, even when separated by huge distances.
But weird or not, quantum theory is approaching a century old and has found many applications in daily life. As John von Neumann once said: “You don’t understand quantum mechanics, you just get used to it.” Much of electronics is based on quantum [...]
Author: Igor Mendzebrovski, EVP Outsourcing at Itera
Every forward-looking company reaches a point at which it must make fundamental changes to continue growing. This point often comes when development demands exceed the capabilities of current resources. Companies can hire more staff, but then they face the added challenges of managing that staff, and providing the infrastructure to house them. Another option is to set up a Delivery Center (DC), which can help organizations control costs, focus on core functions, overcome talent shortages, and maintain flexibility based on market conditions.
But, while these advantages can help propel a company forward, establishing a [...]
Europe is in need of nearly 400,000 specialists, according to EU estimates, this problem will deepen and come next year, may reach half a million. In the western part of the old continent, vacancies for the positions in the ITC industry already constitute 60% of all vacant jobs. Software is now vital in every business. All types of equipment are controlled by intelligent software, business processes are also supported by applications and someone has to design, develop and implement these applications.
Does this deficit mean that Europe and the whole world is facing imminent business collapse? Are we expecting some big slowdown in activity of individual industries and [...]