Workplace of the Future

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

These 6 companies are hiring the most AI workers right now

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Artificial intelligence (AI) is not a future technology. It’s here, right now! That means organizations are eagerly trying to find AI workers who can help them launch initiatives that can leverage the power of smart machines and algorithms capable of learning and making decisions. From governments and global mega-corporations to SMBs, enterprises of all sizes […]

Machine learning models can’t always handle reality (but most humans can)

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A growing number of enterprise leaders view artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) as transformational technologies that can enable better decision-making, increase efficiency, eliminate human error, and lower costs. For many enterprise workers, however, the relentlessly consistent performance promised by intelligent machines looms as a threat to their jobs. After all, what human can […]

Money can’t buy happiness — or job satisfaction

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Happiness in a job depends on a combination of factors, including whether the position fits with your skill set and interests, how it meets your expectations (and how you’re meeting the organization’s expectations), the salary and perks, growth potential, culture, and relevance to the enterprise’s core strategic mission. It’s a very individual thing. There are […]

Wireless charging is about convenience and productivity

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If you had to list the top five workplace technology trends for the coming year, you’d probably pretty quickly come up with connected devices, voice-activated technologies, augmented reality (AR), and artificial intelligence (AI). What would be the fifth item? According to 2,000 U.K. office workers surveyed recently by Workthere, a global consultant to organizations looking […]

What it takes to get a job in AI or machine learning

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While there is some debate over whether there’s an AI talent shortage, there’s no doubt that a growing number of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) job openings are being created as enterprises seek to launch and expand their own intelligent machine initiatives. But what skills and experience do enterprise workers need to land […]

Ignite your career with multimedia communication skills

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In a workplace where automation and artificial intelligence (AI) increasingly are taking over tasks traditionally performed by humans, it is imperative that employees build “competencies in areas that machines will be unlikely to tackle effectively,” as the World Economic Forum advises. Those include: Adaptability Creativity Complex problem solving Critical thinking Emotional intelligence The ability to […]

The highest-paying tech jobs in 2019

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Want to make at least $200,000 a year as a technology professional? You can! That is, if you can land one of the 11 jobs listed by hiring firm Mondo in its 2019 Mondo Tech Salary Guide. Also, you need to be a good negotiator because $200,000 is at or near the top end for […]

3 ways to advance your IT career, and 3 ways to undermine it

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This is a glass-half-empty, glass-half-full sort of blog post — featuring three suggestions for how you can get your IT career to the next level and three warning signs that your career is dead in the water. Let’s start with the good stuff, from CIO contributor Paul Heltzel, who compiled a list of 15 things […]

5G is coming, but the cloud is not going away (yet)

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The pixels had barely dried on my recent blog post about all the high-paying cloud jobs available now and in the future when I stumbled across a Forbes column speculating that 5G “could kill the cloud.” Investment advisor Jon Markham argues in his Forbes piece that “5G is so fast that it changes what is […]

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 […]