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IDG Contributor Network: The 4 biggest cultural barriers to corporate innovation

If you’re a regular reader of my column, you’ll know that I write a lot about best practices in corporate innovation and associated strategic themes, …

Innovation

Why Office Politics Is A Good Thing

For too long now, office politics has gotten a bad rap. You hear the term and it has a taint and perhaps rightfully so in most cases. Visions of brown-nosers and disingenuous fellow workers pop up on your mental screen. It’s hard to shake that impression, but I’m here to tell you that you need to …

Leadership

Scrum and Projects

vait_mcright / PixabayI need to get something off my chest. It’s a personal thing, so don’t mind me. But maybe it will get you thinking also. It’s …

Project Management

What to Do When Your Boss Won’t Advocate for You

Having a great boss is a potentially life-changing gift. On the other hand, many of us know firsthand that having a bad boss can cause a lot of drama, headaches, and stress. While it’s easy to love the great bosses and flee the bad ones, there’s one kind of boss that’s much less straightforward to …

Leadership

The Miracle Manager -- Why True Leaders Rarely Make Great Managers

I’ll be frank with you: I am much better at leading than managing. How did I find this out? I was the top sales person in an international investment firm—the “leader” in selling. Because of this, they decided to make me a manager, the Vice President of Sales and Marketing. I had attributes of a …

Nelson Mandela

Verizon, T-Mobile, AT&T and Sprint unlimited plans compared

As our phones get faster and have better screens and more processing power, it's natural that they gobble up more cellular data. An unlimited data plan can be a great fit for our data-hungry devices. However, keeping track of the ever-changing unlimited plans, prices and features can be …

T-Mobile

Dynamic Programming vs Divide-and-Conquer

In this article I’m trying to explain the difference/similarities between dynamic programing and divide and conquer approaches based on two examples:</b> …

Programming

IDG Contributor Network: SRE vs DevOps: What's the difference?

In today’s always-on digital economy, DevOps is quickly becoming as mainstream as the cloud. Indeed, DevOps was born out of a need for faster …

DevOps

What Is Blockchain And What Can Businesses Benefit From It?

It seems the blockchain revolution is in full swing. Over the course of a one-year period, Google search requests for the keyword “blockchain” have increased by 250%. The U.S. Senate recently had a public discussion about the blockchain’s most prominent application, cryptocurrency. And several …

Blockchain

7 tips for better data-driven stories

Numbers stories can be intimidating for those of us without a background in statistics or mathematics.<p>Yet we lowly English majors, along with people …

Your First AI Project: Avoid Customer-facing Chatbots

Your competitor has a shiny new AI-driven chatbot, so shouldn't you be developing one, too? Not necessarily. Here's why these customer-facing bots …

How to Survive Your Next Software Sales Demo

It doesn't have to be a waste of time. Really.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I just sat through my 11,569th software demo. It was all I could do to not flee out the window.<p>You've been there, right? As a business owner or a manager, you've gone through the agony of …

To Take Charge of Your Career, Start by Building Your Tribe

Show me a person who sees uncertainty as opportunity, and I’ll show you a person who has mastered the new world of work.<p>A person like Juliet (not her real name), for example, who described a stressful stretch of her career as “disgustingly exciting.”<p>Juliet had left full-time employment in the …

5 Agile Leadership-Tips for Creating Mature Scrum Teams

In my latest blog, I share a pattern that describes 5 levels of Agile maturity. Agile Leaders can use these insights to create effective, …

UI/UX & Interaction Design: Amazon Alexa App Concept

On ABDZ, it's rarely a case where we will feature a project that shares some of the thinking behind the design. We mostly see beautiful UI but most …

How to get started with AI—before it’s too late

AI and machine learning are going to start making a lot more decisions. They probably still won’t be used in the near future to make “big” decisions …

How to Make the Agile Methodology Actually Work

If you believe the sales pitch on the agile methodology box, it’s a wonderfully adaptable and incremental development process that allows IT …

How to Build a Self-Conscious Machine

The Coolest Thing in the Universe<p><b>The universe is full</b> of some very cool stuff: neutron stars that weigh a ton a teaspoon; supermassive black holes …

How Can You Tell Someone Is Truly a Bad Boss? Look for 1 Sign That Makes Most Employees Cringe

Research has found that these bad bosses fly below the radar undetected. That also makes them very dangerous.<p>If you keep up with my column, you know that I've covered the topic of bad bosses' impact on organizations for years. Most of what I've found and documented centers around toxic management …

What’s hot in AI: Deep reinforcement learning

Deep reinforcement learning (DRL) is an exciting area of AI research, with potential applicability to a variety of problem areas. Some see DRL as a path to artificial general intelligence, or AGI, because of how it mirrors human learning by exploring and receiving feedback from environments. Recent …

The complete guide to JavaScript functions

First of all, I encourage you to follow along in this article. It will help you learn better, and also help you to remember what you have done. Let's …

Blockchain Is the Future, But It's Confusing. Here's an Explanation in Plain English

Blockchain. If you're like me a year ago, the mere mention might make you go "huh?"<p>Blockchain. If you're like me a year ago, the mere mention might make you go "huh?"<p>You keep hearing the word and it isn't going away. You admit defeat of your lack of knowledge and find yourself Googling "What is …

Blockchain

5 Cryptocurrencies With More Promise Than Bitcoin

Even when taking into account the recent swoon in cryptocurrency market caps, no asset class has been more impressive since the beginning of 2017. …

Data Science and Python

What is this post about ? When I google "Data Science", 8/10 results are of Data Science Courses. When I open these courses, I see some common …

Data Science

How Edge Computing Compares with Cloud Computing

Learn how an edge computing architecture provides more benefits for the internet of things than traditional centralized cloud designs.

Human + Machine: Reimagining Work in the Age of AI

Publication Date: <b>March 20, 2018</b><p>AI is radically transforming business. Are you ready? Look around you. Artificial intelligence is no longer just a futuristic notion. It's here right now--in software that senses what we need, supply chains that "think" in real time, and robots that respond to changes …

Make Sure Your Meetings Don't Waste Everyone's Time by Doing These 10 Things

Participants will get more out of meetings if you follow these techniques.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Meetings are a necessary part of professional life -- sales meetings, board meetings, team meetings, project meetings. The list is never ending. According to <i>The</i> …

16 Daily Habits Highly Successful People Have (and the Rest of us Probably Don't)

High achievement isn't an accident.<p>High achievement in business and life involves intention. Meaning, it's not going to happen accidentally. Here are the things more than a dozen successful executives do every day because they say it's a habit that makes a difference.<p>1. Say no without saying …

Google publishes a JavaScript style guide. Here are some key lessons.

For anyone who isn’t already familiar with it, Google puts out a style guide for writing JavaScript that lays out (what Google believes to be) the …

25 Open Datasets for Deep Learning Every Data Scientist Must Work With

Introduction<p>The key to getting better at deep learning (or most fields in life) is practice. Practice on a variety of problems – from image …