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These 9 Qualities Are the Essence of Truly Great Leadership (Which Ones Do You Have?)

The world's truly great leaders embrace these powerfully essential qualities every day of the week.<p>Most of the bosses we have during the course of our careers are just okay -- good but not great. However, every once in a while, we'll have the privilege of working for someone who is a truly great …

Leadership

Program an SMS Bot Using Python and Twilio

This winter I went to Utah with some friends, and explored some of the most remote and beautiful places in the world. I hiked through Star Wars looking terrains, and was in awe at the bright red canyons. However, there was one problem: we were in such remote places, the cellular connection was …

Python Programming

8 Differences Between Strong And Weak Managers, Told Through Cartoons

A great boss makes all the difference in the world. Hopefully you’ve had my experience, where a great manager has elevated your work to the next level. Of course, not everyone is so lucky. As a manager, it’s important to remember your influence in the workplace. Are you making everyone better? Or …

Employment

Microsoft And Google Race To Build The World's Smartest Cloud

There’s no shortage of reasons for moving your business to cloud storage, provided that you haven’t already done so. Cloud-based platforms such as Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure offer a multitude of advantages to the more traditional methods of data storage, including added security, …

Artificial Intelligence

Ten Things To Add To Your Resume -- And Ten To Remove Immediately

Most people don’t like their resumes. I don’t blame them! Most resumes are weak. They are boring, and they all sound alike.<p>Most resumes are lame because they are written in an awful language that’s only used for resumes and company policy memos. I call this language Corporate Zombie Speak. It is …

Employment

Amazon unveils the $230 Echo Show, with a screen for calls, shipping June 28

Look out, world: Alexa is coming to a screen near you. Today Amazon unveiled the Echo Show, a WiFi-enabled home device with a seven-inch screen that is the newest addition to its Alexa-powered Echo range of home hubs that plays media and responds to voice commands.<p>While previous versions of the …

Smart Homes

How I made my own VPN server in 15 minutes

People are (rightfully) freaking out about their privacy as the Senate voted to let internet providers share your private data with advertisers. While it’s important to protect your privacy, it doesn’t mean that you should sign up to a VPN service and tunnel all your internet traffic through VPN …

Privacy

How Every New Boss Should Build Trust With Employees

<i>The MPW Insiders Network is an online community where the biggest names in business and beyond answer timely career and leadership questions. Today’s</i> …

Economics of API and Serverless

For a long time I have been preaching (some days it feels like it anyway) that cloud computing isn’t about someone else simply running your IT …

Cloud Computing

What is Serverless Computing? Exploring Azure Functions

There's a lot of confusing terms in the Cloud space. And that's not counting the term "Cloud." ;)• IaaS (Infrastructure as a Services) - Virtual …

How Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella plans to beat Amazon in the cloud

Run rate is a slippery number that means that if customers keep spending the way they are, revenue will hit that number in a 12-month period.<p>It's slippery because some cloud contracts don't exactly work like that. They are fluid, with companies only paying for the actual compute resources they …

Amazon Made It Easier to Test Some Cloud Workloads In-House

Amazon Web Services announced this week that customers can now test out AWS Linux container workloads on their own computers.<p>Linux is a popular …

New Amazon Linux Container Image for Cloud and On-Premises Workloads | Amazon Web Services

The Amazon Linux AMI is designed to provide a stable, secure, high performance execution environment for applications running on EC2. With limited …

Get off of my cloud: Dell’s $60 billion merger with EMC is all about challenging Amazon’s dominance of cloud computing

Michael Dell is betting his newly formed company can be the market leader in private clouds.<p>Just three years ago, the future was bleak for Texas technology company Dell Inc. Declining hardware sales and the rise of China’s contract manufacturing hammered the company’s core build-to-order hardware …

Netflix OSS Spinnaker on the AWS Cloud: Quick Start Reference Deployment

Spinnaker is used as a DevOps continuous delivery platform for releasing software changes. The continuous delivery process begins with the creation …

End of an era: Verizon acquires Yahoo in $4.8 billion deal

Yahoo’s 20-plus year tenure as an independent company is no more, with news that it has been acquired by Verizon for $4.83 billion.<p>Word spread over the weekend about the pending deal, but now it’s official. As part of the acquisition, Yahoo will be integrated with AOL under Marni Walden, Verizon’s …

My Entire Team Is Job-Hunting -- And I Know Why

Dear Liz,<p>I’m in a tough spot at work. It’s pretty discouraging because it’s been a good job for almost five years. I got promoted to a Team Leader job three and a half years ago and it’s gone really well. My team has grown. They are great people. They are mainly in their twenties but we have team …

Could Intel's New Cloud Computing Efforts Cast a Shadow Over NVIDIA?

Image source: Getty Images.<p><b>Wells Fargo</b> analyst David Wong recently wrote in an investor note that <b>NVIDIA</b> could face some increased cloud computing competition from <b>Intel</b> .<p>Intel is no lightweight in the server business, of course, but the company's server co-processors (processors that offload …

Complications in the cloud: 2016's biggest issues

Cloud computing is beneficial to companies of every size. It provides an opportunity for companies to control distribution of documents, offers the …

Use this tool from Microsoft to see if you're wasting your time in crummy meetings

If you're using Microsoft Office 365 at work, you can use the relatively new app Delve Analytics to see if you're wasting all your time in crummy meetings.<p>Go to the Microsoft Office portal at http://portal.office.com, open Delve, and click Analytics from the left-hand side of the window, as …

Learn How To Code For Free Using These Top 10 Coding Lesson Sites

In the past half a decade or so there has been a lot of concerted effort to make learning how to code a mainstream thing in the society. From boot …

7 Cloud Services Every Small-Business Owner Should Try

These cloud services don't require extensive IT expertise, yet they can help you protect files, block hackers, and even track your meetings in a secure environment.<p>The cloud is an integral part of business these days, but it can be hard to know which services make the most sense for small …

Small Business

Verizon's Data Breach Fighter Gets Hit With, Well, a Data Breach

Verizon’s division that helps <i>Fortune</i> 500 companies respond to data breaches, has suffered a data breach of its own.<p>Customer contact information …

The Secret to Making Your Employees Work Harder

<i>The Leadership Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

How airline pilots beat jet lag

Nothing can take away the enjoyment of a long-haul holiday more than jet lag. But how do the people who do it week-in, week-out cope? BBC Future finds out.<p>London’s dawn sky was orange when I boarded the flight. When I got off some six hours later in Montreal, Canada, it was still orange.<p>My body …

R-based data maps in PowerBI

One of benefit of integrating R with PowerBI is access to rich array of data visulizations not present in the standard PowerBI loadout. R is …

Power BI

How Google will beat Amazon's cloud

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has a seemingly insurmountable lead with an 80+ percent market share. But the cloud game has barely begun, and Google has …

Artificial Intelligence

Forget Business School--Just Watch These 10 TED Talks

You can emerge as an effective trailblazer in your office by being true to yourself and constantly learning. Start by watching these short lectures and embodying their lessons.<p>In today's business world, leaders are emerging at all ranks. The role of the leader is not exclusive to executive-level …

Self-improvement