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Los modelos de aprendizaje automático no siempre pueden manejar la realidad (mientras que la mayoría de los humanos sí)

Cada vez más directivos de empresa observan la inteligencia artificial (IA) y el aprendizaje automático (ML) como tecnologías de transformación que pueden mejorar la toma de decisiones, aumentar su eficiencia, evitar errores humanos y reducir costes. Sin embargo, para muchos trabajadores, el rendimiento constante e implacable que prometen las máquinas inteligentes aparece como seria amenaza […]

Surviving digital transformation will require self-reliance

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This post at first may seem like a bit of a downer. It is not meant to be! Rather, it should serve as a reality check for what lies ahead in the next two decades, when we’ll see technology-driven workplace disruption occurring at a pace that will leave — and already is leaving — major […]

Not everyone wants to be part of the gig economy

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My father worked for Bell Telephone Company for 42 years, retiring only after the company was split up in 1984. I mostly had full-time jobs over the course of my writing and editing career, until I was laid off 10 years ago. Since then I’ve been an official member of the “gig economy,” juggling clients […]

Don’t trap your workers in an “open office”

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I’ve been working from my home for the past 20 years, a situation for which I am extremely grateful. It has all the advantages you could imagine. There’s no stressful, time-wasting commute. I control of my environment and have the flexibility to set my own schedule and take breaks without raising eyebrows. Plus I’m always […]

3 entry-level tech jobs that pay at least $100,000 (and a fourth that comes close)

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These are not your father’s (or mother’s) entry-level salaries. Comparably, a platform that provides anonymous data on compensation, recently crunched some crazy numbers to determine which technology jobs pay the most for people just entering the workforce. Turns out plenty of them offer the kind of compensation that not too long ago would have been […]

Tres formas de impulsar una carrera IT y otras tres de hundirla

Vamos a hacer el post del vaso medio vació, o medio lleno, y sugerir tres maneras de avanzar en la carrera IT, junto a otras tres formas de estrellarse. Comencemos por lo bueno; el especialista en CIOs, Paul Heltzel, ha proporcionado una lista de 15 cosas que los profesionales de IT deben hacer, para ir […]

DXC employee volunteers construct IT School in Colombia

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The indigenous Wayuu children in the remote La Guajira region of northern Colombia now have a bright yellow, two-classroom, IT school — thanks to DXC Technology and hardworking employee volunteers in the North and Central Europe (NCE) region. The school — a first for DXC — was inaugurated February 22 as the successful finale of […]

Change is scary. Disruption is scary. Being left behind is scarier

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The world of work is about to change dramatically. Truthfully, it already has been for some time, driven by stunning  advances in digital technology and a shift in the job market toward a gig economy. But the already torrid pace of change will accelerate over the next 15 years, rendering unrecognizable many of the tools […]

Want great digital leaders in your organization? Look for these traits

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Enterprise leaders spend a lot of time trying to determine which technologies will best enable digital transformation. Likewise, they give a lot of thought to the types of skills employees need now and in the future to help their organizations meet strategic business objectives, often devoting considerable time and expense to recruiting and/or training. But […]

If you can’t think strategically, you may be out of a job

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A new study from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) underscores the daunting training challenges facing organizations and employees around the world in adapting to job requirements in the workplace of the future. OECD research projects roughly one-third of jobs (32%) in the 32 countries analyzed “are likely to see significant changes in […]