Workplace of the Future

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

Larger trends impacting business growth (for good and bad)

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In my most recent two posts, I discussed results of the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) 2018 Future of Jobs report. Well, guess what? I am not done! That’s because the WEF report is massive, and I can’t do it justice in one or two posts. While I’ve already covered 1) how the report predicts artificial […]

How to stay relevant in the future economy

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The World Economic Forum’s (WEF) 2018 Future of Jobs report is an exhaustive piece of research on how technology will impact the global economy and workforce over the next few years. As I wrote recently, the WEF report predicts the net effect of artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, robots, algorithms, and automation on employment will […]

AI, robots will help create far more jobs than they cost, World Economic Forum argues

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Machines will do more than half of all labor in the workforce by 2025, according to a massive study by the World Economic Forum (WEF). Automation and intelligent machines already have made strong inroads into the workplace; machines put in nearly one-third (29%) of total hours worked in 2018, versus the 71% logged by humans. […]

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 […]