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Is your enterprise vulnerable to ‘deepfake’ technology? (The answer is yes)

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You get an audio message from your CEO urgently requesting a money transfer. Or the VP of marketing leaves a voice message asking you to immediately send that file containing the company’s product launch schedule to an ultra-secure email address because she’s presenting to the board of directors in 20 minutes. Are you going to […]

‘You collaborate, old Millennial dude. I’ve got work to do.’

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Just when you’ve carefully architected and curated the optimal collaborative environment for your Millennial workers, you’ve got to do a 180 and turn the office into a citadel of solitude! Corey Seemiller, an associate professor at Wright State University, tells Bisnow’s Miriam Hall that Generation Z workers — people born roughly around 1997 and after […]

Not just great tech jobs, but great tech careers

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There are a lot of good, high-paying technology jobs out there, and the number continues to grow — even as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, robotics, and automation are taking over an increasing number of workplace responsibilities previously handled exclusively by humans. But jobs come and go. More important is that people are able to […]

Enterprise success in AI requires committed leadership

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Artificial intelligence (AI) initiatives ideally should start as pilot projects of limited scope. This allows enterprise IT pros and involved employees to learn quickly through trial and error, thus minimizing the impact of mistakes and enabling the creation of best practices for large-scale AI rollouts. Alas, problems can persist or arise even after an AI […]

Where are high-paying tech jobs located?

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While Silicon Valley has been (and will continue to be) a mecca for technology talent, not every ambitious tech pro wants to see their exorbitant salary eaten up by even more exorbitant housing costs. Granted, Boston and New York — two other tech-talent magnets — aren’t much better in terms of affordable living. But plenty […]

An action plan for upskilling your workforce

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I’ve written a few times in the Workplace of the Future blog about the importance to enterprises of investing in upskilling their employees. Helping your current workers gain new skills is a great way to bridge the talent  gap that makes it so hard for digital transformation efforts to take off. But upskilling requires a […]

The soft skills that enterprises desperately need

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By definition, disruption is an inherent component of digital transformation. Artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, automation, mobile devices, and other technologies have dramatically impacted how organizations do business and how employees do their jobs. For many organizations, however, digital transformation efforts are being undermined by a widening talent shortage and skills gap. In a study […]

Trust in leadership is critical to enterprise success

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Digital transformation requires organizations to be agile, adaptable, flexible, and scalable. It requires a strategic vision and a collective mindset that is focused on innovation, teamwork, and problem-solving. But without strong trust among employees in an organization’s leaders, the elements that drive digital transformation can become corroded and ineffective. It’s hard to generate enthusiasm and […]

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 […]