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Retraining employees is an investment, not just a cost

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Amazon’s announcement in July that it will spend $700 million to retrain one-third of its U.S. workforce by 2025 should be a wake-up call to those who are doing little or nothing to prepare for the impact of automation and smart machines on how enterprises operate and how people do their jobs. And when I […]

The future job market belongs to the agile and adaptable

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There’s a great (and long) article in The Atlantic that focuses on a new-generation Navy warship and its crew of “‘hybrid sailors’ who have the ability to acquire skills rapidly.” “The ability to acquire skills rapidly.” Sound familiar? It’s a topic I’ve discussed many times in this blog. The key to surviving in the digital […]

Emerging digital technology means emerging job opportunities for cyber security pros

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Every technology, from the wheel to artifical intelligence (AI), has introduced both opportunities and dangers. The wheel, for example, allowed humans to travel and to transport goods and equipment across distances. The wheel also allowed the Greeks to roll a giant Trojan horse into the city of Troy to launch a sneak attack with soldiers […]

No atrape a sus empleados en una “oficina abierta”

Trabajo desde casa desde hace 20 años, algo a lo que estoy muy agradecido. Tiene todas las ventajas imaginables. No debo hacer un viaje estresante y que desperdicie mi tiempo. Controlo mi entorno y tengo la flexibilidad de fijar mi propio horario, o tomarme descansos que pasan desapercibidos. Incluso siempre tengo ropa limpia a mi […]

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 […]

Salud conectada: ¿por qué es tan importante la movilidad para el médico?

Los expertos en tecnología a menudo hablan de los beneficios de la movilidad en la atención médica, pero para comprender por qué resulta tan importante y cómo se puede mejorar el servicio sanitario prestado a los pacientes, es vital conocer su punto de vista. Como médico, mi visión de la movilidad está influenciada por mis […]

Listen up! Why your organization needs a voice technology strategy

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Much like mobile devices a decade ago, voice technology is rapidly infiltrating the enterprise through employees looking for more ways to be efficient and productive. Whether it’s an employee or customer, users are the driving force behind many emerging consumer workplace technologies. Voice is no different; Alexa, Cortana, Google Assistant, Siri, and others now are […]

Digital transformation isn’t a destination, it’s a state of being

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Digital technology has accelerated the pace of change in the business world to a point where there is nothing but change. For IT and business decision-makers, that means they are never done. There will always be new technologies to integrate or new business strategies to formulate based on those technologies and the opportunities (or dangers) […]

Tackling mobility’s integration and risk management challenges in healthcare

by Dr. Shainal Nathoo Providing mobility to busy clinicians is increasingly recognized as an essential part of delivering care to patients. There are, however, issues regarding development, integration and security that need to be overcome. Consideration must be given to the user interface. If it isn’t intuitive and user friendly, adoption will be lower, and […]

5 things your enterprise must do to prepare for AI

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Integrating artificial intelligence (AI) into your enterprise takes a lot more than registering a bunch of shared devices with Alexa for Business. AI initiatives require a purpose and strategy if they’re going to succeed in the long run. Here are five steps that are essential when preparing an organization to implement and leverage smart machines […]