Workplace of the Future

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

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 […]

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 […]