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Not Using Office 365 in the Cloud Can Cost Millions, Study Finds

May 31, 2017 |

A recent study has found that 62 percent of organizations are still using Microsoft Office 365 applications on-premises rather than in the cloud, a rather shortsighted decision that can potentially cost an organization millions of dollars a year.

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How to Demonstrate ROI to Avoid Slashing the Training Budget

May 30, 2017 |

When the IT organization is directed to cut costs, one of the first things to go is the training budget, and learning and development fall by the wayside. The reason is simple: Training tends to be seen as a cost, rather than as an investment.

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Future Customer Experience Will Be Bot-to-Bot Interaction, Tech Guru Says

May 25, 2017 |

Soon, the customer experience in obtaining goods and services will be dramatically altered by the emergence of bots that communicate with each other, leaving nothing for us humans to do in the process other than letting our personal bots know what it is we want.

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Leadership Guru Offers Tips on How to Become a More Positive Leader

May 18, 2017 |

Leadership consultant Jon Gordon has excellent advice and guidance on how to lead in a way that inspires positivity and optimism.

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Research Shows Hallmarks of Great Leadership Unchanged over Three Decades

May 11, 2017 |

While the experiences leaders have and the challenges they face over time may change dramatically, what constitutes great leadership doesn’t change significantly at all.

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Former HP Talent Chief: 'The Culture of HP Was Not an Inclusive Culture'

May 08, 2017 |

Linda Sharkey, who served as HP’s chief talent officer and VP of people development from 2006 to 2009, discusses the culture and the difference between diversity and inclusivity.

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Looming Massive Job Losses Demand New ‘Human’ Approach to Work, Professor Says

May 05, 2017 |

The United States is seemingly oblivious to looming massive job losses that will inevitably occur as smart machines take over more and more functions that are currently performed by humans.

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The Fine Art of Teaching Language to Computers

May 01, 2017 |

Caterina Balcells is chief linguistic officer at Inbenta, teaching language to computers and training chatbots. She discusses languages and artificial intelligence development careers.

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Startup Aims to Help Adults with Autism Gain Employment as Coders

April 26, 2017 |

The difference in Coding Autism’s approach lies in how the students are accommodated and supported on the career preparation side.

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How One Tech Exec Made the Transition to HR

April 24, 2017 |

Steven Pruden is Appirio’s SVP of human resources, after a long tech career and an acquisition. He talks about making the change and working successfully with his team.

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Changing Minds, Not Numbers, Lies at Heart of Achieving Diversity, Expert Says

April 20, 2017 |

Linda Sharkey, an organizational and leadership development strategist and co-author of a book on talent development, shares a non-traditional perspective on the topic of corporate diversity and inclusion.

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Chinese Tech Entrepreneur Shares Views on Internet Censorship, Software Piracy

April 17, 2017 |

Jack Zhang, founder and CEO of GeekPark, shares his views on some topics that are controversial, including internet censorship, corporate espionage and software piracy.

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Six Tips for Hiring the Right Tech Talent

April 13, 2017 |

Hiring consultant Scott Wintrip has shared great advice on how to optimize your hiring practices so that you’re better equipped to reduce the risk of hiring the wrong people. Here are six guidelines he’s come up with to help accomplish that.

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How to Create a Work Environment That Works for Both Introverts and Extroverts

April 11, 2017 |

How do you go about managing both introverted and extroverted personality types while optimizing the work experience of each?

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CEO Shares Insights on Preventing Data Loss, Handling Data Breaches

April 05, 2017 |

Datacastle CEO Ron Faith discusses mitigating the risk around employees walking out the door with sensitive company data.

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China, U.S. Can Learn from Each Other, Chinese Tech Entrepreneur Says

April 03, 2017 |

Jack Zhang, founder and CEO of GeekPark, a tech innovation advocacy forum in Beijing, thinks understanding the geek culture in China would help people in the U.S. get a fuller appreciation of what’s happening on the technology front in that country.

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How Artificial Intelligence Is Helping to Eliminate Bias in the IT Hiring Process

March 28, 2017 |

Given the fact that if you’re human, you’re biased, how can we take bias out of the hiring equation so that it’s not a factor? Can artificial intelligence help us accomplish that?

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IT Pros in Smaller Companies Happier, Less Stressed at Work, Survey Finds

March 23, 2017 |

According to the results of a recent survey, while IT pros in larger companies are more likely than their counterparts in smaller companies to feel they’re being paid fairly, IT pros in smaller companies are more likely than their counterparts in larger companies to be happy at work.

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Tech Advisor Provides Behind-the-Scenes Look at ‘Minority Report,’ ‘Iron Man’

March 20, 2017 |

John Underkoffler explains how his movie work informs Oblong's modern user interfaces and how large enterprises are using the technology.

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Exit Interview Key to Help Prevent Data Loss, CEO Says

March 15, 2017 |

Ron Faith, president and CEO of Datacastle, a data security and backup technology provider in Seattle, is such an ardent believer in exit interviews that he personally conducts every one of them at his own company.

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