Workplace

News, trends and technology insights for the workplace

Adopter l’analytique, c’est bien … mais pas suffisant

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Près des trois quarts des grandes entreprises ont déjà tiré les bénéfices de grands projets en matière de données et d’intelligence artificielle (IA), selon une enquête publiée au début de cette année dans la Harvard Business Review. Parmi les avantages, rapportent les co-auteurs Thomas Davenport et Randy Bean, elles prennent de meilleures décisions grâce à […]

Workplace productivity: AI, music, and mood control

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Recent research suggests that music can affect a worker’s productivity and creativity. Awesome! Enterprise leaders merely have to pipe some music into that office and watch the transformational magic ensue! The problem with doing that is not everyone is motivated or inspired by the same music. The hip hop lover’s rapture may be the classic […]

Larger trends impacting business growth (for good and bad)

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In my most recent two posts, I discussed results of the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) 2018 Future of Jobs report. Well, guess what? I am not done! That’s because the WEF report is massive, and I can’t do it justice in one or two posts. While I’ve already covered 1) how the report predicts artificial […]

How to stay relevant in the future economy

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The World Economic Forum’s (WEF) 2018 Future of Jobs report is an exhaustive piece of research on how technology will impact the global economy and workforce over the next few years. As I wrote recently, the WEF report predicts the net effect of artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, robots, algorithms, and automation on employment will […]

AI, robots will help create far more jobs than they cost, World Economic Forum argues

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Machines will do more than half of all labor in the workforce by 2025, according to a massive study by the World Economic Forum (WEF). Automation and intelligent machines already have made strong inroads into the workplace; machines put in nearly one-third (29%) of total hours worked in 2018, versus the 71% logged by humans. […]

Change is accelerating. Tap this hidden resource to keep up

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Is the pace of change accelerating to a point that your company can’t match? Surely, it seems like every aspect of life at home and at work is constantly being reinvented, revised, updated and improved. Just to maintain the status quo, you need to stay attuned to shifting customer demands, explore and adopt emerging technologies […]

La transformación digital no depende solo de la tecnología

“La transformación digital no es sólo un esfuerzo tecnológico, se trata de aplicar la tecnología, que es digital, para que las personas puedan resolver problemas tradicionales y de un modo mejor que lo hacían con la solución anterior, y eso es todo”. – Jo Caudron y Dado Van Peteghem Hay muchas definiciones de “transformación digital”, […]

Finding the right balance between technology and people when pursuing digital transformation

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When we talk about the workplace of the future, we tend to focus on the impact of technology — because technology is a massive driver of change. Technology not only impacts how we do our jobs, it can impact where we do our work (think mobile devices and wireless networks). Technology even plays a role […]

Want a six-figure salary? Tech is the place to be

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If you’re reading this, you probably are employed in the technology field. In which case, I have very good news: There’s an excellent chance you’re making a six-figure salary — or will eventually. OK, maybe not if you’re working the reception desk (though don’t rule it out!), but according to data from jobs and recruiting […]

Are PowerBI and the Intune Data Warehouse ready for enterprise reporting?

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In our quest for an enterprise mobility reporting tool that can tell whether devices are compliant, secure and functional, we have investigated the key considerations for such a tool and looked at Microsoft Azure Portal interfacing Microsoft EMS, aka Intune.  Our conclusion for Azure Portal was that it was great for operational purposes (for which […]