Workplace of the Future

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

Finding the right balance between technology and people when pursuing digital transformation

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When we talk about the workplace of the future, we tend to focus on the impact of technology — because technology is a massive driver of change. Technology not only impacts how we do our jobs, it can impact where we do our work (think mobile devices and wireless networks). Technology even plays a role […]

Want a six-figure salary? Tech is the place to be

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If you’re reading this, you probably are employed in the technology field. In which case, I have very good news: There’s an excellent chance you’re making a six-figure salary — or will eventually. OK, maybe not if you’re working the reception desk (though don’t rule it out!), but according to data from jobs and recruiting […]

Treat your employees as you would your customers

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Successful digital enterprises hinge their success on customer-centric strategies. Products, services, and apps must be build from the ground up, with the ground being the needs and expectations of the customer. After all, if you create customer barriers such as confusing website and apps interfaces, lagging connections, or inefficient customer service, people will abandon you […]

Do you have what it takes to be a scrum master?

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Unless you’re into agile development, odds are you don’t know what a “scrum master” is. Briefly, Scrum is a team-oriented agile development framework, and the scrum master plays a coordination and facilitation role within the team and with outside stakeholders. While the Scrum concept has been around for a couple of decades, the job of […]

The small but important ways AI can transform an enterprise

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Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are expected to usher in a glorious new era of innovation across multiple industries, including healthcare, finance, retail, manufacturing, and education. “AI will hyper-accelerate the rate of innovation as its algorithmic capabilities and computer-processing power outpace its biological equivalent,” writes Forbes Technology Council member Chad Steelberg. “The solutions to cancer, […]

Surveillance technology is here to stay in the workplace

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There’s a British science-fiction thriller on Netflix titled “Anon” in which society has opted for full transparency, totally eliminating privacy and anonymity. Walk down the street and you can see augmented-reality (AR) text summaries identifying people by name and occupation. And they can see your information as well. Even freakier, everyone’s life is video-recorded and […]

How VR and AR will transform marketing and advertising

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Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technologies slowly are being adopted by enterprises for numerous reasons. Walmart, for example, recently announced it will distribute 17,000 Oculus Go VR headsets to train employees in the retail giant’s more than 4,700 stores in the U.S. And IKEA offers customers with iOS devices an AR app that […]

Using AR and VR to hire workers

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Augmented reality (AR) and, to a lesser extent, virtual reality (VR) already are being deployed in the workplace across a number of industries to help train employees, repair equipment, visualize models and designs, and improve business logistics. But AR and VR can do more than train employees who already are on the payroll or under […]

The essential edge to leveraging IoT data

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The Internet of Things (IoT) is creating unprecedented amounts of digital data that enterprises can use to learn more about customers, monitor network and equipment performance, optimize processes, and enable machine-to-machine communications. But that treasure trove of digital data also creates huge management, security, and cost concerns for enterprise IT professionals, whether their organizations are […]

How AI can enable workplace collaboration

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Few industries and professions will remain unaffected by artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, robots, and other emerging technologies. On the downside, this means entire categories of jobs already are in the process of being outsourced to automation or algorithms. On the upside, these technologies are expected by some experts to create more new jobs than […]