Daimler to cut out suppliers to fund software hiring spree

Daimler will cut out traditional parts makers in order to fund a software development push that will involve hiring thousands of coders to build an operating system that rivals Tesla’s.

The Mercedes-Benz owner would buy fewer electronic components and “replace supplier development costs with personnel, building and computing costs”, Ola Kallenius, the company’s chief executive, told the Financial Times.

“Down the road, once we have gotten farther in this endeavour, I believe we could actually operate at a lower fixed cost level,” the Swedish boss added.

We will pay less money to suppliers and then employ people in other places.

The German group, which is in the middle of a painful restructuring as it struggles to pay for a late foray into electric vehicles, wants to own more of the complex technology that powers modern cars.

“We want to have one comprehensive operating system that goes from our

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This $80 Presentation Templating Software is Like Hiring an Entire Digital Agency

Simplify pitch decks, presentations, and more.

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In a remote working environment, you may not be able to meet teammates to fine-tune your pitches and presentations quite as much as you’d like. But you very likely have more time to send cold emails and make cold calls to present your product. Whether you’re a startup pitching investors or a consultant, a marketer creating ads, or a salesperson creating presentations and proposals, Kroma gives you a way to do it all more efficiently and with greater success.

Kroma is an intuitive pitching tool that’s as

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Finding And Hiring IT And Software People Is Going To Be Harder

David Moise is CEO, and sometimes developer, of Decide Consulting, an executive search and recruitng firm for IT and Software roles.

In the months prior to Covid-19, the job market for IT and software people was hot. According to the Department of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate for IT people hovered near 2.3% for all of 2019. Even several months into the Covid-19 economy, the IT sector is competing with the legal profession to have the lowest unemployment rate in the country.

Prior to Covid-19, companies trying to hire top technical talent were finding it more difficult to do so. As we emerge from the Covid-19 economy to the recovery, it will become even more difficult to find and retain those software and IT personnel. There are several reasons why.

Digital Transformations

Pick up any recent report from Gartner, Inc., McKinsey & Company or any other top advisory

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Amazon: We’re hiring software engineers who know programming language Rust

Rust, the programming language hatched at Mozilla, has found a major fan in Amazon Web Services (AWS). 

AWS has announced its intention to hire more Rust developers in coming months as part of its plan to support the open-source community behind the young language, which has become popular for systems programming. 

Open-source Rust only reached version 1.0 five years ago. It was created with a prime goal of eradicating memory-related security bugs in Firefox’s Gecko rendering engine. Many of these security issues were because the engine was written in C++, which Mozilla described as having “an unsafe memory model”. 

Microsoft is also a big fan of Rust has been exploring its use in search of a way of reducing memory-related vulnerabilities in Windows components written in C and C++. But while Rust is well liked, not many developers are familiar with it, Stack Overflow found in its 2020 survey of

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SpaceX Starlink engineers explain outages, hiring for ‘hot jobs’

  • Engineers working on SpaceX’s Starlink listed a number of “hot jobs” that SpaceX are looking to fill during a Q&A session with the Reddit’s Starlink community on Saturday.
  • SpaceX is hiring numerous roles in design and engineering, they said, and gave out an email for people to send resumes. 
  • They also promised improvements to Starlink, which is already giving users speeds of more than 160 Megabits per second. 
  • For example, they were working on reducing outages caused by obstructing branches or poles near Starlink terminals on the ground, they said.
  • The SpaceX engineers also said that reducing production costs — and therefore the cost of Starlink for users — was “going well but this is no doubt one of the hardest challenges we’re tackling.”
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Engineers at Elon Musk’s SpaceX laid out Saturday how they plan to improve the aerospace company’s Starlink satellite-internet service

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16 Essential Things To Consider When Hiring An Outsourced Tech Partner

When a company is under a budget crunch, tech leaders may choose to outsource their projects to external companies and contractors. While this can save money over hiring an additional internal team member, it’s important to ensure that you’re partnering with the right people for the project.

To help you forge a successful partnership, we turned to a panel of experts from Forbes Technology Council. Below they share 16 important factors to consider when searching for the right outsourced vendor for your needs.

1. The Value Of Their Experience

When outsourcing tech tasks, be sure to hear and listen—it will save you a lot of time and a lot of money. Outsourcing companies have a lot of experience in managing other businesses’ tasks. This means that not listening to their opinions is a waste of their expertise. Omitting this mistake will save you a lot of resources and will

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Companies Hiring for Remote Jobs Right Now

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