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The payoff enterprises expect when they indulge their employees’ tech preferences

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Prior to the influx of smartphones, tablets, and other consumer devices into the workplace, enterprise IT and business leaders made top-down decisions regarding which technologies would be used by employees — who typically had little or no input — to do their jobs. Consumerization rendered that approach as obsolete as a pager. Enterprises today must […]

Journey to digital government: Transformation roadmap

Looking at the three areas of change outlined in my previous post — modern collaborative workplaces, hybrid cloud infrastructure and integrated service management — we see a pattern of adoption: Step 1 – Refactor and move the core onto cloud platforms to substantially reduce costs. Use released capital for utilities such as shared services to […]

6 technology trends for 2018: Guideposts for digital transformation

‘Tis always the season for continuous innovation. As we look ahead to 2018, we see six big trends feeding the next wave of disruption and productivity. And that means opportunity for the digital enterprise. 1. Re-platforming the enterprise In 2018, companies will move to common IT platforms so they can respond to market changes faster […]

Are you for real (or are you a hologram)?

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Someday, you might be able to sit at a conference table with colleagues and not be able to tell which participants are real and which are perfectly accurate holographic representations of people who aren’t there in the flesh yet nonetheless keep interrupting you. On the plus side, the holographic donuts will contain absolutely zero calories! […]

What does the “neurodiverse” workplace look like?

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As the STEM skills shortage intensifies, more and more enterprises are setting aside old ways of thinking when it comes to searching out the next great hire. One innovation is to recruit people on the autism spectrum for cybersecurity, analytics and other roles in which many “neurodiverse” individuals can truly shine. But what should our […]

Journey to digital government: Three areas for change 

Our extensive experience with government clients reveals three key areas where government organizations can make substantive progress on their digital transformation journey: Modern workplace: communication and collaboration Government employees, like citizens, have come to expect a highly personalized, self-directed experience from their employer. In response, government organizations are rapidly adopting cloud-native software-as-a-service offerings such as […]

Enterprises must disrupt or die

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Technologies and ideas are disruptive when they solve simple and widespread problems in ways that have not yet been tried. Disruptive technologies and ideas also have the power to create entirely new markets; think the Internet (online publishing and advertising), wireless communications networks (smartphones), and services such as Airbnb, which made it easy for anybody […]

Fueling collaboration through workplace design

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With so many collaboration tools available, it’s often difficult for enterprise decision-makers to choose the one that will work best for their employees. One good way to avoid making a bad purchase or commitment is to seek employee input before choosing a collaboration platform. You can have what you believe to be the best collaboration […]

Using digital tools to predict employee moods (And is this even a good idea?)

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INT. THE HR OFFICE OF A LARGE ENTERPRISE An HR manager greets TOM, a company executive, and both sit down. HR MANAGER Hi Tom. We had our HR bot ask you to come in today because, quite frankly, we’re a little concerned about you. TOM What do you mean? HR MANAGER Well, the latest sentiment analysis of your […]

AI in HR: Will your next job interview be with a chat bot?

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Artificial intelligence (AI) is being used by enterprise human resource (HR) departments to handle frequent questions by employees, improve the on-boarding process of new hires, and automate repetitive HR tasks. The next logical step is for AI to help in the process of recruiting and screening job applicants. That step already is being taken by […]