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El trabajo del futuro puede que no tenga lugar físico

La tendencia de disponer de una fuerza de trabajo cada vez más móvil y remota no muestra señales de agotamiento, y los empleados siguen demandando flexibilidad en el lugar y el momento en que cumplen su cometido. Menos de uno de cada tres empleados (32%) – e incluso menos entre los Millennials (27%) – pasaron […]

Where is your software asset management (SAM) journey headed in 2018?


The world of software continues to be driven by digital transformation, with software licensing trends showing vendors continuing to move from perpetual to subscription-based licensing and from simple to more complex licensing models (with cloud and on-premises options for good measure). Against this backdrop, we have seen a steady increase in the number of companies […]

A powerful potential solution to powering IoT sensors


The Internet of Things (IoT) offers enterprises access to unprecedented amounts of data for analyzing customer preferences, tracking and managing inventory, monitoring equipment, and more. But IoT also presents daunting management challenges for enterprise IT leaders. Not only must IT pros worry about securing and integrating IoT devices into their networks, but they also are […]

Even the best remote collaboration tools are useless without effective team leadership


I’ve written a lot over the past few years about workplace collaboration and how the right technology tools can help enable enterprise teams to be productive, no matter where various members are located. And while it’s vitally important to choose collaboration platforms that best enable productivity, successful collaboration among colleagues who are working here, there […]

Workplace generational war breaks out on LinkedIn!


A messy battle between older professionals and Millennials surfaced on LinkedIn recently, and while it had its entertaining aspects, it really brought out the simmering resentment and disdain that many members of each generation feel toward their older/younger workplace counterparts. Fortunately, none of this will matter once the robots take all our jobs. But until then, […]

The key questions and considerations of enterprise mobility reporting

Enterprise reporting for mobility services involves considerably more than knowing the number of devices in use. In fact, a view into a range of details is critical to enterprise security and workplace effectiveness. The ultimate goal of mobile device management (MDM) is safe, secure handling of corporate data by device users, and enterprise reporting for […]

Do enterprises have only themselves to blame for the ‘tech talent shortage’?


“The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, But in ourselves.” — Cassius, a nobleman and CIO, speaking to his friend and enterprise chief executive about the vexing tech talent shortage in ancient Rome (apologies to William Shakespeare) A few weeks ago I wrote about whether enterprises truly are struggling to find people with sufficient […]

Ambient intelligence: Making buildings and organizations smarter

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“Smart” buildings and offices provide a number of benefits to enterprises, including increased employee productivity and satisfaction and lower utility costs. By leveraging technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI), enterprises can optimize lighting, HVAC systems and security in an entire building or floor as well as individual rooms and work […]

How to effectively deploy Workday across your enterprise


Deploying Workday, a leader in enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources, is an exciting event for a company. Not only does it promise to make everyone’s job easier, it also means the company is about to gain new insights into its operations that will make it smarter, faster and more profitable. So it’s […]

When AI is used for evil


Artificial intelligence (AI) holds out the promise of solving some of the world’s most persistent challenges and pernicious problems, from disease prevention and cures, traffic-related deaths and injury, crime and terrorism, energy conservation, and chronic food shortages. On a less-dramatic level, AI and machine learning are being used to transform how enterprises operate by improving business […]