Workplace of the Future

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

How to define yourself in the workplace of the future

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I almost switched the headline above from “how to define yourself” to “how to brand yourself,” but I don’t think it’s healthy to people to view themselves as a product — because in the age of automation and artificial intelligence (AI), it is our humanity that gives us value. That’s the point made by Aaron […]

Cybersecurity jobs are getting more complicated (and harder to fill)

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Ever since networks began connecting enterprise computer systems, organizations have needed workers who understood cybersecurity. Indeed, people with network and systems security expertise usually have been well-paid and in high demand. As far as technology career paths go, security is one of the best. But as with any technology-related position in the digital era, change […]

Want innovation in your enterprise? Put someone in charge of it

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Back in January I wrote about ways that organizations can build cultures of innovation, citing three specific tips culled from an article by consulting group LEAD Innovation Management: Communicate a vision Educate and train Reward successful outcomes But there’s another valuable piece of advice that neither I nor LEAD Innovation Management mentioned: If your goal […]

Targeting the vulnerable: Cyberattacks on healthcare IoT devices

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Connected devices are revolutionizing healthcare, allowing providers to examine patients remotely, to gather vital-sign data through wearables in real time, and to advance medical research by collectively generating massive data sets. Unfortunately, the healthcare industry’s embrace of the Internet of Things (IoT) has made it a main target of cybercriminals. In a recent global survey […]

When your corporate strategist is a machine

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Many enterprise leaders are eager to leverage artificial intelligence (AI) to better understand and serve customers, to optimize efficiency, and to help with decision-making. But what if AI itself actually sets corporate strategy? It’s an intriguing notion, one which Forbes contributor Daniel Shapiro explores in a recent column. Shapiro goes into great detail about how […]

Is your enterprise vulnerable to ‘deepfake’ technology? (The answer is yes)

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You get an audio message from your CEO urgently requesting a money transfer. Or the VP of marketing leaves a voice message asking you to immediately send that file containing the company’s product launch schedule to an ultra-secure email address because she’s presenting to the board of directors in 20 minutes. Are you going to […]

‘You collaborate, old Millennial dude. I’ve got work to do.’

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Just when you’ve carefully architected and curated the optimal collaborative environment for your Millennial workers, you’ve got to do a 180 and turn the office into a citadel of solitude! Corey Seemiller, an associate professor at Wright State University, tells Bisnow’s Miriam Hall that Generation Z workers — people born roughly around 1997 and after […]

Failure pays, but only if you learn and grow from it

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Failure inherently is a negative word. But as entrepreneurs, scientists, and inventors around the world and throughout time know, failure has its benefits. For starters, the fact that you’re actively failing at least is an indicator that you’re trying. Don’t give up! Second, failure can get you one step closer to success. That’s a principle […]

Not just great tech jobs, but great tech careers

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There are a lot of good, high-paying technology jobs out there, and the number continues to grow — even as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, robotics, and automation are taking over an increasing number of workplace responsibilities previously handled exclusively by humans. But jobs come and go. More important is that people are able to […]

Don’t use your data as a doorstop

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Enterprises have access to more data than ever before, data that can provide valuable information about customers, markets, and business processes. Leveraged effectively, data (both structured and unstructured) can be used by enterprises to drive decision-making. But most organizations fail to use data to inform their strategic decisions or innovation initiatives. A recent poll of […]