Workplace of the Future

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

Drones of the future will be smart (and maybe dangerous)

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Drones have been around for a few years now, but the truth is their usefulness largely has been limited to providing visual information to users in the form of photos and video captured by their onboard digital cameras. That’s great if you’re a photographer, need to inspect an inaccessible piece of equipment or some farm […]

Let the cloud lift your tech career

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When you write about the workplace of the future, it’s easy to focus on the jobs of the future — that is, jobs involving technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain, that have yet to become common across most enterprises. Still, make no mistake: There are and will be plenty of jobs opportunities and […]

Gen Z is coming to your workplace. Feel old yet?

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Apparently, Millennials, you’ve had your day in the sun. It goes quickly, does it not? Generation Z is just entering the work force, so prepare for an onslaught of content whose subtext is your diminishing relevance. And they say irony is dead! Inc., for example, is all over the Gen Z beat. Contributor Ryan Jenkins […]

5 AI jobs that can make you a star now and in the future

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As enterprises gear up to launch or expand artificial intelligence (AI) initiatives, they are struggling with a severe and growing shortage of AI talent. This hardly is unique as emerging technologies begin to catch on and organizations seek people with the right skill sets and knowledge to leverage these new tools. For workers on the favorable […]

Adapt or die: The only constant in technology is change

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Here’s a list of 10 companies. See if you can guess what they have in common. AOL Yahoo! Geocities MSN Netscape Excite Lycos Microsoft American Greetings Infoseek So how are these companies linked? They were the 10 most-visited web properties in 1998, according to Media Metrix. Now here’s another list of companies, this from Comscore […]

AI use cases, job opportunities set to explode this year

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Artificial intelligence (AI) already is changing industries across the world, from manufacturing to healthcare to technology to retail. But the changes really are just beginning; AI’s infiltration of every aspect of our economy, culture, and personal lives will only intensify and accelerate. Forbes contributor Bernard Marr predicts five significant developments/trends on the AI front this […]

The ethics of AI are up in the air, and that’s dangerous

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If you had a super power, would you use it for good or evil? That’s a question every organization faces as they begin to use artificial intelligence (AI) to do business. And though AI isn’t a super power per se, it is like having the Batcomputer or Tony Stark’s J.A.R.V.I.S. on hand to thwart the […]

Current job market for IT pros looks promising

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Concerns about an economic slowdown notwithstanding, this year promises to be a good one if you’re an IT professional, according to an annual report by Spiceworks. In its 2019 State of IT Careers report, the network for IT professionals surveyed 1,000 tech professionals in businesses across North America and Europe. “The results show that as IT pros […]

The future of smartphones may be in your mind

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The smartphone’s days are numbered, thanks in part to market saturation, lack of any significant technological breakthroughs in recent years, and the need of manufacturers to avoid commoditization, which forces down prices and destroys margins. Technology research firm IDC said in December that it expects worldwide smartphone shipments to decline by 3% in 2018, the […]

This year’s most in-demand tech jobs

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Staffing agency Robert Half International has identified the 13 most hard-to-staff technology jobs for 2019, including average salary ranges for each position along with the skills and experience needed to be a successful candidate. While Robert Half’s report is designed as a resource for enterprises looking to hire people, it also serves as a useful […]