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Trump, Putin and the New Cold War

The conflict is back. But this time, only one side is fighting.<p>When President Donald Trump met Angela Merkel last March for the first time, the German chancellor had Russia on her mind. Allegations about the Russian intervention on Trump’s behalf in the U.S. presidential election were swirling …

Catching the Second Wave: What Is SoCoMo?

<i>In February, Tim Banting of the Business Technology and Software group at Current Analysis, produced a report analyzing the growth and changes around SoCoMo Platforms. I’ve summarized the focus and themes of that report below.</i><p>When you hear the acronym <i>SoCoMo</i> for the first time, what comes to mind? I …

Cisco Systems

5 tips for building a chatbot that’s actually useful

Since the launch of the Facebook Messenger API, developers have flocked to chatbot development. Developers are now offering chatbot development services and creating chatbot builders. At Botsify, I have been working on chatbot development for more than six months. Here are a few issues, based on my …

Will These 4 Skills Help Future-Proof Your Career?

Could your job be done by a robot?<p>It’s a serious question. As big data, machine learning, AI and other technologies continue to advance at a furious pace, more and more jobs are falling into the category of those that could be automated and done by a computer or a robot.<p>Factory workers, assembling …

Most companies slow to adopt new business tech even when it can help

Is your company keeping up with technology? If not, should you be concerned? Most IT managers and business execs believe staying current with the …

Trends

Sony wants to digitize education records using the blockchain

Sony said today that it has finished developing a digital system for storing and managing educational records on the blockchain. The Japanese firm is now looking to commercialize the product, in partnership with selected educational institutions, next year.<p>The idea — which was first announced 18 …

Adventures In Data Storytelling: Three Key Traps To Avoid

As your organization seeks to become more data-driven, data will become an integral part of all communications. It should play a key role in your business meetings, internal conversations, and other daily interactions. As more of your people are exposed to data that is both relevant and crucial to …

Data Visualization

Best Modern Technologies and Tools in Online Education

We live in the era of technology and fast access to the internet. As a result, it has become easier to connect with friends and family, to work, and …

WeWork’s office takeover continues with the launch of the Services Store

WeWork, the co-working giant with more than 100,000 members, is today launching the WeWork Services store.<p>In short, the NY-based behemoth wants to take over the world by way of the office, and is now focusing in on office tools instead of just the space.<p>Much like your old-fashioned app store, …

eCommerce

Can a good collaboration knowledge repository solve corporate amnesia in businesses?

Corporate amnesia is the loss of accumulated corporate knowledge due to employee departures or the distributed workforce across the business. It is a …

Steve Jobs's 1 Simple Habit to Boost Happiness, Productivity, and Creativity

Follow in the footsteps of Steve Jobs and many other greats with this one habit for improving productivity, health, creativity, and happiness.<p>More than 2,400 years ago, Hippocrates stated, "walking is man's best medicine." While this was shared from a health perspective, walking being your best …

This Is What Generation Z Wants From The Workplace

Just when you thought you figured out Millennials, Generation Z is now entering the workforce. A whopping 72.8 million individuals are included in this group born between the mid-1990s and the early 2000s.<p>Are you ready?<p>While we have learned how to create a culture where Millennials can thrive, what …

Entrepreneurship

What We Know About Making Enterprise Social Networks Successful Today

It’s a little hard to believe that it’s been over ten years now since the first early enterprise social networks (ESN) emerged on the market to make …

An Introduction to Knowledge Mapping

Knowledge ManagementNowadays, the boundaries of companies and organisations are blurring as the world is becoming increasingly connected. As Dave …

10 Stats That Prove the Importance of Employee Advocacy

Employee advocacy has become a buzz word in today’s digital world due to the rise of social media landscape. Social media opens up a new world of …

What’s in It for Me? Six Benefits of Employee Advocacy

The proliferation of digital and social technologies empower today’s modern workforce to spread company updates online. Recent studies enumerate the …

The Interesting Link Between Remote Work And Higher Engagement

According to a recent survey from Gallup, more Americans are working remotely—and nearly a third of those working out of the office are doing so four to five days a week.<p>Among 15,000 adults surveyed, 43 percent of employed Americans said they’ve spent at least some time working remotely over the …

Here Are The Ten Downloadable Graphic Organizers I Use With ELL Beginners To Write A Story

We’ve spent the last two weeks in my English Language Learner Beginners class reading and learning about stories.<p>Last Friday, it was time for them to …

The 43 most powerful female engineers of 2017

In honor of National Engineers Week (February 19-25), we bring you our annual shout-out to the most powerful women engineers in US tech.<p>Yes, the tech industry is doing a well-documented terrible job of attracting women into engineering. And once they enter this male-dominated world, some women are …

10 Things Employees Want From Leaders (But Won't Tell Them)

What keeps employees happy isn't always as obvious as it may seem.<p>It's no secret. Employee satisfaction has everything to do with business success. An employee who jumps ship costs your business around 20 percent of his or her salary -- and that's just part of the impact. Workplace productivity, …

What 20 Years as a Remote Organization Has Taught Us About Managing Remote Teams

In his 1974 interview with ABC News, science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke painted a picture of how computers would change our way of life by the year 2001. One of his many extraordinarily accurate predictions: “Any businessman, any executive, could live almost anywhere on Earth and still do his …

The Gear You Need to Make Your iPad Your Only Computer

There are two types of people in the world: Those who just know they could never get away with using an iPad as their only computer, and everyone …

Top app for running Windows apps on Mac gets essential upgrades

Wine, the app that lets you run Windows programs inside macOS, just got a massive update that brings a whopping 6,600 changes — including support for 64-bit applications (finally!) and high-resolution Retina displays.<p>Apple started blurring the lines between macOS and Windows when it joined forces …

Windows Apps

Your iPhone Already Uses Artificial Intelligence, But it's Just the Beginning

We were all fascinated by Siri when she first burst onto the scene five years ago. The world was captivated, the talking computer had <i>finally</i> arrived and was easily available. Since then, more fascinating examples of artificial intelligence (AI) have emerged. Siri is so 2011.<p>While other tech …

'Cognitive dance party' brings AI to the club

San Francisco bar Folsom Street Foundry typically serves cocktails and hosts social events well into the night. But before the sun came up on Wednesday morning, it held a dance party with a high-tech twist.<p>Daybreaker -- the organization that holds morning dance parties, which start with a 6 a.m. …

Watson Personality Insights

5 Life Hacks that Will Save You 10 Hours a Week

Veronika Sonsev, a partner with Chameleon Collective, shares tips to optimize the hours in your day.<p>Are there really ever enough hours in the day to get everything done? As a busy executive, it's important to focus on the big stuff and outsource as much of the small stuff as possible (a tip I …

How Being Selfish in the Morning Leads to a More Productive Workday

In order to be successful, it is essential to make progress against your top priorities before responding to other people’s requests.<p>This means …

How to enable Night Shift for Mac and how it works on macOS 10.12.4 [Video]

One year after introducing Night Shift on the iPhone and iPad, Apple is bringing its display color temperature feature to the Mac starting with macOS 10.12.4. Here’s how to enable Night Shift on your Mac and how it works.<p>9to5Mac Happy Hour<p>This is how Apple describes its Night Shift feature:<p>Night …

MacBook Pro

What Highly Creative People Do Differently

Here's what research shows about the everyday behaviors and traits of brilliant artists, entrepreneurs, and writers.<p>The legendary writers Truman Capote, William Carlos Williams, and Frank O'Connor walked into a frat house.<p>No, it's not the beginning of a joke but the (incredible) description of a …