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GECO

International Energy Agency<p>Global Energy & CO2 Status Report<p>The latest trends in energy and emissions in 2017<p>The IEA’s first <b>Global Energy and CO2</b> …

Fossil Fuels

Europe's New Privacy Law Will Change the Web, and More

Consumers have long wondered just what Google and Facebook know about them, and who else can access their personal data. But internet giants have …

Privacy

Facebook in the Age of the Big Tech Whistleblower

A year ago, The Intercept published a story about a Trump campaign affiliate that was circulating personality tests to collect Americans’ personal …

Surveillance

Google Cloud Platform gets serious security update

Increasing security, whether it is across Cloud or IoT devices, has been a focus in the technology industry. Now Google has unveiled new measures for …

Here are the 'most clicked' phishing email templates that trick victims

Wombat's state of phishing report shows that attack rates remain steady, but there is some good news: User Click rates have dropped.<p>Building a slide …

Identity Theft

62% of enterprise IT leaders say on-premises security is better than cloud

Three-quarters of IT professionals share cloud security duties with their cloud providers, according to Dimensional Research.<p>Building a slide deck, …

Cyber-attacks

In the Courtroom, Climate Science Needs Substance—and Style

Chevron would like you to know that it believes in climate change. It also believes people cause it by burning carbon-based fuel—the kind Chevron …

Climate Change

Google Is Working on Its Own Blockchain-Related Technology

Google is working on blockchain-related technology to support its cloud business and head off competition from emerging startups that use the …

Jeff Bezos gave a sneak peek into Amazon’s future - MIT Technology Review

You can see the future of Amazon from MARS.<p>In this case, MARS stands for “machine learning, home automation, robotics, and space exploration”—an …

People Don’t Want to Be Compared with Others in Performance Reviews. They Want to Be Compared with Themselves

People hate performance evaluations. They really do. According to a survey of Fortune 1,000 companies done by the Corporate Executive Board (CEB), 66% of the employees were strongly dissatisfied with the performance evaluations they received in their organizations. More strikingly, 65% of the …

Employee Engagement

Russian Hackers Attacked U.S. Nuclear, Aviation and Power Grid Infrastructure, FBI and DHS Warn

United States government officials on Thursday accused Russian hackers of attacking key U.S. infrastructure across a wide range of industries, …

IBM brings the ease of containers to complex workloads with managed Kubernetes on bare metal

Today, IBM will become the first major cloud provider to enable developers and data science teams to create and run Kubernetes containers as a …

BareMetal

High Point University Hosts Lego Showcase for K-8 Students

HIGH POINT, N.C., March 12, 2018 – The Stout School of Education at High Point University will host its spring Lego Showcase event, Come Build with …

Stephen Hawking as accidental ambassador for assistive technologies

Imagine you’ve contemplated the great scientific theories of the past and arrived at new insights based on your own observations. Imagine you’ve …

Stephen Hawking

Why the NCAA Google Cloud Ads Matter

NCAA, Google Cloud? What does the cloud have to do with March Madness? Actually, public cloud is increasingly being used and promoted in sports. When …

Google, Amazon and Microsoft cloud businesses helped more than double spending on data centers last year

2018 could be a record, too.<p>Google, Amazon and Microsoft are spending big money to buy data centers for their exploding cloud businesses.<p>Cloud companies and data center providers altogether spent a record $20 billion in 2017 buying properties known as data centers that house computer servers. …

How concept sprints can improve customer-experience innovation

The concept sprint is a fast five-day process for cross-functional teams to brainstorm, define, and model new approaches to business issues. Here’s …

Preparing Brazil for the future of work: Jobs, technology, and skills

Automation is coming, disrupting the world of work at unprecedented speed and scale. Here’s how the largest economy in Latin America can face the …

worldofwork

Why So Many High-Profile Digital Transformations Fail

In 2011, GE embarked upon an ambitious attempt to digitally transform its product and service offerings. The company created impressive digital capabilities, labeling itself a “digital industrial” company, embedding sensors into many products, building a huge new software platform for the Internet …

What Breaking the 4-Minute Mile Taught Us About the Limits of Conventional Thinking

The sad news of the passing of Roger Bannister, the first human being to run a four-minute mile, got me thinking about his legacy — not just as one of the great athletes of the past century, but as an innovator, a change agent, and an icon of success. As it turns out, when he broke through a …

Roger Bannister

Leaders Can’t Shy Away from Sensitive Topics, Even When It’s Awkward

We are living in times when it’s increasingly difficult — if not impossible — to go into the office and leave what’s going on outside behind. We are reckoning with difficult and emotional issues in our society — sexual harassment, racism, and deep political divides — that don’t get checked at the …

Leadership

Research: Do People Really Get Promoted to Their Level of Incompetence?

You’ve probably encountered managers you admire more for their technical skills than for their actual leadership skills.<p>Perhaps it’s the familiarity of this experience that lends the Peter Principle its popular appeal. The Peter Principle, laid out in a 1969 book by Dr. Laurence J. Peter, describes …

Human Resources

Living Hybrid in the IT World

We get to hear the word “Hybrid” a lot. Hybrid cars, hybrid animals, hybrid solutions and hybrid clouds are some examples. For academic and business …

Pentagon Goes Winner-Take-All for Cloud Award Worth Billions

The Pentagon opened a winner-take-all competition Wednesday for a multibillion-dollar cloud services contract, dismaying Microsoft Corp., …

SAP is gearing up for battle against Salesforce

SAP CEO Bill McDermott talks about how he wants to overtake the CRM market leader in an exclusive interview with Handelsblatt.

How SAP Is Building the Cloud Platform of the Future

Great to be able to hear Marc Geall, SVP GM HCP Partner Innovation, SAP and Michael Wintergerst, Development Executive, Software Development at SAP …

Inside the Chinese lab that plans to rewire the world with AI - MIT Technology Review

The ticket kiosks at Shanghai’s frenetic subway station have a mind of their own.<p>Walk up to one and state your destination, and it’ll automatically …

Machine Learning

Still looking for room at the top: Ten years of research on women in the workplace

What we know—and what everyone needs to know—about the quest for equality.<p><b>In 2007,</b> when women held 11 percent of seats on the executive committees of …

Whiteboard Session: 4 Things Successful Executives Do Differently

Whiteboards

When Empowering Employees Works, and When It Doesn’t

Research has regularly demonstrated that when employees feel empowered at work, it is associated with stronger job performance, job satisfaction, and commitment to the organization.<p>Many leaders today often try to empower their employees by delegating authority and decision-making, sharing …

Employee Engagement