The relationship-powered enterprise

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In a workplace increasingly filled with intelligent machines, strong interpersonal relationships between actual humans will be critical to an enterprise’s success. That’s according to an organization called the Business Relationship Management Institute (BRMI), which recently unveiled a theory it calls “Relationshipism.” I think the folks at BRMI maybe could have brainstormed a bit longer before […]

Biggest concerns about the workplace of the future

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The workplace of the future promises many benefits, including greater location flexibility for workers, better collaboration tools, and “smart” offices. But the workplace of the future will be no utopia, particularly for IT professionals who are responsible for integrating and securing new technologies, enabling employee productivity, and controlling costs. A recent IDG survey of IT […]

Don’t be a victim of “AI washing”

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As enterprise interest in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning increases, software vendors are rushing to meet market demand for AI-based solutions. So much so that by 2020, “AI technologies will be virtually pervasive in almost every new software product and service,” according to research and consulting firm Gartner. This might actually be causing problems for […]

Is the workplace watching us?

The workplace of the future is often portrayed as a high-tech nirvana in which smart offices, collaboration tools, brainstorming spaces, “hot” desking, bot assistants and other cool stuff combine to make employees more productive, empowered and satisfied. But they might also be under constant camera surveillance, their every move recorded and analyzed so employers can spot slackers, […]