Career

Expert advice on career planning and success

Introducing creativity to achieve better project outcomes

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A new book, ‘How to steal fire’ , reveals some of the fallacies behind creativity. The truth is that creativity doesn’t come from teams, it comes from team members. In fact, group work can have a negative effect on a project’s outcome. It is good to remember that smaller groups are often much better at […]

Complexity in learning: Best practices for the future of work

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Today’s high performing organizations know that the world of learning has undergone tremendous change, and they need to put employees at the center. Employees require a lifetime of continuous learning to keep pace with change. An innovative approach to learning can help tackle the workforce skills gap, retain talent, increase performance and improve productivity. Organizations […]

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 […]

Why we’re awarding innovation and experimentation

Business is changing fast. Companies are looking to rapidly scale their digital efforts, drawing strength from new digital service platforms and deeper integration of enterprise processes. Leaders will master information flows and data markets. They will need to innovate to survive and thrive. A key aspect of digital innovation today is having a culture of […]

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 […]