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Convincing Skeptical Employees to Adopt New Technology

Bringing new technology and tools into your organization can increase productivity, boost sales, and help you make better, faster decisions. But getting every employee on board is often a challenge. What can you do to increase early and rapid adoption? How can you incentivize and reward employees …

Management

Groupon co-founder's cancer-fighting startup Tempus partners with Mayo Clinic

Tempus, the genomics startup led by Groupon co-founder Eric Lefkofsky ⇒, has partnered with Mayo Clinic to help doctors use data to treat cancer patients — the latest in a series of partnerships with high-profile health care organizations around the country.<p>The Chicago company, which has drawn …

FCC chairman Tom Wheeler will step down next month

Next month, net neutrality will lose one of its stronger advocates -- FCC chairman Tom Wheeler has just announced his plans to step down on January 20th, 2017. Not coincidentally, that's the same day that President-elect Donald Trump is set to take office. With a new administration taking over, …

Here’s the alleged typo that helped the Russians hack the election

An interesting <i>New York Times</i> report fleshes out the timeline for the cyberattack that gave Russian hackers access to a decade’s worth of emails from John Podesta—an event with devastating consequences for the Democrats that may have influenced the results of the election.<p>According to the <i>Times</i>, it …

Hillary Clinton

Progressive Rise Movement Focused on Tech Over Trump

Genevieve Thiers, founder of Chicago-based Sittercity, is behind a new progressive political organization that aims to create a new economic …

Meet Fancy Bear

For the first time in history, Washington has accused a foreign government of trying to influence the US election. Sheera Frenkel investigates the Russian group accused of hacking the US election — and finds they’ve been practicing for this moment for a long time.<p>SAN FRANCISCO — On the morning of …

This 1 Daily Ritual Will Make Your Life Better Forever

Get a head start for 2017. Start this daily ritual today and watch your life change forever.<p>With all that we have going on in our lives, we tend to get caught up in distractions, disruptions, and diversions.<p>Most of the time we're so busy keeping up--or catching up--that we're barely aware of the …

Self-improvement

Level 3 acknowledges network outage

Social networks exploded Tuesday morning with customer inquiries and complaints because of a Level 3 Communications network outage across the United …

Cemeteries

KrebsOnSecurity Hit With Record DDoS

On Tuesday evening, KrebsOnSecurity.com was the target of an extremely large and unusual distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack designed to …

Information Security

A Single Ransomware Gang Made $121M In 2016

Intel Security today released its McAfee Labs Threats Report: September 2016, which assesses the growing ransomware threat; surveys the “who and how” …

Ransomware

DLS’ Hosted PBX Nominated for Chicago Innovation Award

<i>DLS joins high profile brands as a 2016 nominee for innovation leader in Chicago</i><p>DLS Internet Services (DLS) is pleased to be honored as a nominee for …

Avoiding Call Quality Issues with PBX Systems

Your Hosted PBX phone line isn’t just a regular phone. In fact, it operates a lot more like your computer than a traditional phone which means call …

Venture Capitalists Answer Your Startup Funding Questions

Every pitch deck needs to have a clear message of what the company does and what their revenue model is. So if you are a SaaS company, the metrics …

Who are the hackers who cracked the iPhone?

Dave Lee<p><b>What do we know about the curious, secretive NSO Group? Very little - but after this week, an awful lot more than we did before.</b><p>The group, an Israeli-based but American-owned company, specialises in creating what it calls tools against crime and terrorism. But the security researchers call …

Security

11 Brutal Truths Every Baby Boomer Needs to Hear (Written by a Millennial)

Somebody has to say it ...<p>Millennials aren't a demographic. They're a trending topic.<p>Just like the internet, we, the generation birthed in the same era, seem to have adopted a reputation for disrupting modern civilization.<p>We are, like the internet, both helpful and annoying, forward thinking and …

Cotton Candy

What Makes People Feel Upbeat at Work

Creating a positive work environment sounds like a noble aspiration for both businesses and the people who work for them. No one ever says that they want to work in a negative environment, after all, or even in a blasé one. And yet, in late April, the National Labor Relations Board issued a ruling …

Psychology

This Year’s Leap Second Could Cause Some Computers To Crash

System administrators have their hands full dealing with “Leap Seconds,” the extra second periodically added to the day by scientists working with …

To Be a Better Leader, Learn This FBI Hostage Negotiation Tactic

Before getting to yes, strive for “that’s right.”<p>As a strategic messaging and positioning consultant, I preside over lots of contentious meetings. …

Hans Vestberg has been pushed out as CEO of telecom giant Ericsson

The move follows significant cost cuts and disappointing earnings.<p>Swedish communications equipment maker Ericsson announced Monday that it will replace CEO Hans Vestberg. CFO Jan Frykhammar will serve in the CEO spot until a new chief is named.<p>The move follows disappointing earnings and the …

Telecoms

As expected, Verizon says it will buy Yahoo for $4.83 billion

The core business will be merged into AOL.<p>Verizon has entered into an agreement to buy Yahoo in an all-cash deal of $4.83 billion. The core business of the Silicon Valley internet giant will be integrated with AOL, the other iconic web brand that the telco behemoth bought last year for $4.4 billion.<p>…

Advertising

What Is Call Recording?

The idea that we have to even ask what is call recording seems like a silly concept as the phrase itself lends enough explanation to the activity. …

Microsoft Corp. warned by French privacy watchdog over excessive data collection from Windows 10 users

France’s data protection commission has notified Microsoft Corp. to stop gathering excessive data from users. It has also ordered the software maker …

The 9 Biggest Myths About Creativity You Should Never Believe | Inc.com

The following beliefs are held firmly throughout corporate America, and I hear them all the time. They simply make sense to people, but they are not true. Here is why.<p>1. Innovation = creativity<p>Those two words are often used interchangeably.<p><b>Reality:</b> Although related, those are two different terms. …

Innovation

An Open Letter From Tech Leaders on Donald Trump’s Presidential Bid

We are inventors, entrepreneurs, engineers, investors, researchers, and business leaders working in the technology sector. We are proud that American …

Polycom scraps deal with Ottawa's Mitel; agrees to takeover by private equity firm

Video conferencing equipment maker Polycom Inc said it agreed to be bought by a private equity firm for about US$1.7 billion, scrapping a three-month …

Artificial Intelligence Could Help Catch Alzheimer's Early

The devastating neurodegenerative condition Alzheimer's disease is incurable, but with early detection, patients can seek treatments to slow the …

Machine Learning

Eight Communication Traps That Foil Innovation

[For more, visit the Communication Insight Center.]<p>Most leaders are interested in growing their businesses through innovation, but it’s risky business: most innovation efforts fail. After years of helping to make innovation happen as chief communications officer at Steelcase and as a consultant, I …