Technology, Media & Entertainment, Telecommunications

News, trends and technology insights for the fields of Technology, media & entertainment, and telecommunications.

To stay ahead, CIOs must think far ahead

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Technology change can be incremental or transformational. Organizations that embrace the latest cool tech toy without regard to how it fits into overall business strategies and goals are doomed to incremental change — which, in the dynamic digital economy, can sometimes be a death sentence. Transformational change, in contrast, requires a long-term view of technology […]

Overcoming “OK Boomer” in the workplace

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I hadn’t heard about the “OK Boomer” meme until I saw a video of Chlöe Swarbrick, a 25-year-old member of New Zealand’s Parliament, use the term to silence an older fellow lawmaker while she was speaking about the failure of current and previous political leaders to limit carbon emissions. It was highly amusing (even the […]

5G networks slowly being built out

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Verizon rolled out 5G network service to four cities in October 2018, which I noted last March when I wrote, “Given that 5G is far from ubiquitous, it will be a few years before everyone everywhere is hurtling down the cyberspace fast lane.” Still true! That being said, definite progress has been made in rolling […]

A secret weapon for effective workplace communication

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Enterprise success in the digital economy is dependent in large part on the ability of employees to collaborate and communicate effectively. Increasingly, this means using digital tools to work with colleagues, customers, and business partners located remotely. Likewise, professional success for modern enterprise workers relies not only on adaptability and a learning mindset, but on […]

Social media trends translated for the C-suite

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Even the dedicated social media wonk has a hard keeping up with the latest in social platforms and tools for enterprise use. Once they’re identified, the next challenge becomes explaining them to the other stakeholders who fund, approve or use these tools for competitive advantage. Notorious for being skeptical of social media investment are C-level […]

A preview of media content creation in 2030

Great stories have always been popular, but today’s demand for engaging, original content is unprecedented. Content consumption in all forms has grown dramatically over the last decade, thanks to the proliferation of digital distribution channels and devices. Today truly is a remarkable time for storytellers, and the appetite for their work shows no sign of […]

When your tech job isn’t in tech

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When you think of technology workers, you’re apt to think of companies such as Google, Apple, Microsoft, IBM, Samsung … you know, tech companies. But there are technology workers in every industry that deploys tech, and in many industries the percentage of workers with technology jobs has increased. “Tech jobs as a share of all […]

You’re one good idea away from your own tech podcast

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In a recent blog post, I argued that podcasting offers technology professionals an opportunity to raise their profiles and advance their careers. There are three main reasons for this: Podcasting is an intimate medium perfectly suited for articulate people to demonstrate their knowledge of a particular topic in conversations and interviews. Podcasters who know their […]

How podcasting can advance your tech career

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There was a time when the only ways technology professionals could proactively raise their profiles (and monetary value) in their industries or areas of expertise were to get on the conference/speaker circuit, become a steady and reliable source for print and broadcast news media, write books, and maybe land a columnist gig at a tech […]

Is the U.S. driving in the internet slow lane?

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How’s the internet speed where you’re working? There can be multiple answers, since people can work in an office, their own homes, or in a public space such as a coffee shop or hotel. But by far the most common response to that question is, “Not fast enough!” Sure, maybe it’s never fast enough for […]