Workplace of the Future

Chris Nerney's take on the latest developments in mobile and workplace technology

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Enterprises are embracing edge computing

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The exponential growth of connected, embedded devices — the Internet of Things (IoT) — is forcing some enterprises to revamp their network architectures to avoid latency issues and continue to process a high volume of data with minimal delay. Factors contributing to the high adoption rate of IoT devices across industries “include rising demand for […]

Poor data can sabotage AI initiatives in healthcare

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Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) already are having a major impact on healthcare in numerous ways. Here are some headlines on AI and healthcare from just one recent Google search: How AI and machine learning are transforming clinical decision support The Potential of AI in the Healthcare Supply Chain One-Third of Orgs use […]

A sound IT foundation starts at the top

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IT modernization is essential for enterprises that want to successfully compete in the digital economy. But IT modernization in and of itself is pointless, costly, and self-defeating unless it directly serves the strategic goals of the organization and can scale and accelerate to meet the performance needs of the business. Strong leadership can help IT […]

Using data governance to overcome data quality and preparation challenges

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Enterprises continue to migrate mission-critical data and applications to the cloud, which offers more efficiency, scalability and accessibility than on-premises computing environments. More than two-thirds of IT professionals (68%) in a recent survey on data usage said they are using the cloud to store “more or all of their data”, and to host their artificial […]

Keeping remote workers engaged and productive

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When it comes to working remotely, most enterprise leaders and employees usually have pretty strong opinions that fall along familiar lines of argument. For example: Pro: Working remotely allows employees more flexibility to do their jobs when and where they want, resulting in higher productivity and job satisfaction. Con: Remote workers can become disconnected and […]

A look at NASA’s Future of Work study

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NASA has a mandate to explore space. And, apparently, it also has time to ponder the future of work right here on Earth. Over the past year, the space agency has been publishing excerpts from its Future of Work study. Nick Skytland, who heads NASA’s Future of Work initiative, identifies eight themes that comprise what […]

To stay ahead, CIOs must think far ahead

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Technology change can be incremental or transformational. Organizations that embrace the latest cool tech toy without regard to how it fits into overall business strategies and goals are doomed to incremental change — which, in the dynamic digital economy, can sometimes be a death sentence. Transformational change, in contrast, requires a long-term view of technology […]

A blueprint for winning the tech talent war

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Digital transformation is impossible if enterprises lack the right techologies. But just as critical to digital transformation efforts is having the in-house skills to fully leverage artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, augmented reality, virtual reality, the cloud, edge computing, and other emerging technologies, not to mention the more traditional tech skills necessary to maintain and […]

The secret to being a successful data scientist (hint: it isn’t data or science)

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I wasn’t fortunate enough to be at O’Reilly’s Strata Data Conference in London earlier this year, but in his roundup of the event’s big takeaways, CIO contributor Martin De Saulles listed eight “factors shaping the future of big data, machine learning, and AI.” No. 2 on his list is “changing skillsets for data scientists.” “Cassie […]

Tech jobs that pay the biggest bucks

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It’s well-known that technology jobs pay well relative to many non-tech positions and occupations. Indeed, data released earlier this year by the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics shows a median salary of $91,530 for computer or tech-related jobs in the U.S. That’s nearly 50% higher than the U.S. median household income of $63,179, as reported […]