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Imagining Tomorrow’s Workplace II: Machine Learning in the Cloud

By Koh Wanzi

“Historically, we’ve been in a world where computing was a scarce resource. Now it is moving to being an abundant resource,” says Greg DeMichillie, the director of product management for Google’s public cloud. Cloud computing allows companies to channel this abundance of computing power in the form of millions of computers in networks around the globe, enabling them to carry out complex tasks such as data processing and analysis with minimal manpower and costs. (Read More Here!)

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Should I, SME Owner, Allow My Employees to Work From Home?

Question:
I am setting up a Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) and am wondering if I should have my employees work from home and/or collaborate online. Is it worth it to do so?

Answer:
In a nutshell? It depends on the nature your business, really. If the bulk of the work performed by your employees involves a lot of face-to-face interaction with business partners and clients, then this would probably not be a very feasible idea.

However, if your employees’ work is heavily individualistic by nature (such as creative design or copywriting), allowing them to work from home can be an attractive option.

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