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The evolution of the liquid workforce

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Fog computing will get a boost with 5G

The high costs of distracted driving

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The evolution of the liquid workforce

It wasn’t so long ago that we talked here about the “liquid workforce,” Accenture’s term for highly flexible, adaptable, and agile workers who can take advantage of today’s technology – and tomorrow’s – to turn their flexibility into a clear competitive advantage for a forward-looking enterprise. But looking farther down the road, Accenture sees the…

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Fog computing will get a boost with 5G

What’s the latest in the world of fog computing? The last time we checked in with Helder Antunes, chairman of the OpenFog Consortium, the fog concept was just starting to gain some traction as a system-level horizontal architecture designed to distribute the resources and services of computing, storage, control, and networking between the cloud and…

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The high costs of distracted driving

Fleet and commercial drivers distracted by mobile devices cause tens of thousands of accidents every year, claiming lives and costing billions of dollars in property damage, lawsuits, and insurance claims and premium increases. There were 40,000 traffic deaths in the U.S. in 2017. With more and more commercial vehicles in transit, the problem of distracted…

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Ready…set…collaborate!

Businesses worldwide are experiencing the Age of Collaboration. Whether your company is under a strategic directive to collaborate at all levels or collaboration has just evolved its way into your office, collaborating has become as common as texting. But collaboration is far from a new concept. Team perspectives have been encouraged for years as businesses…

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Insider threats: Careless employees are costly employees

When it comes insider threats, who should you be more concerned about — negligent employees or malicious ones? If you picked the former category, you can pat yourself on the back. (But just for a second.) Not only are negligent employees responsible for vastly more security incidents than malicious workers, but the cost of their…

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| Scott Rice

A fellow CIO’s advice on digital transformation

A digital transformation has little chance of success if everyone isn’t aligned with the vision and pulling in the same direction. That’s good advice, especially coming from a CIO who has been there and done that. Scott Rice is Sprint’s own CIO, and he has overseen a two-year transformation that admittedly saw some disappointments in…

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| John Tudhope

CIOs: 4 keys for successfully managing business change

As Chief Digital Officer at B2X Care Solutions, headquartered in Munich, Christian von Stengel has spent the last year successfully transforming his organization’s IT and business processes. It was a lot of work, but the lessons he learned can be useful for any organization undergoing major change. B2X Care Solutions, with 750 employees across the…

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The global roaming nightmare is over

Sending your employees abroad used to mean consigning them to very limited communication, out of fear that roaming charges for their mobile device use would run up a bill almost as high as their airfare. That isn’t the case anymore, for several reasons. Service providers have come up with cost-saving offerings – including a very…

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| Lyle Paczkowski

With new MIMO, you get massive in and massive out

Among the many elements carrying us toward the high-speed, low-latency world of 5G is an approach called Massive MIMO. The “massive” tag is less about physical size – a good thing in our ever-shrinking-hardware world – and more about capability. Massive MIMO (multiple input/multiple output) is all about maximizing antenna arrays on wireless radios in…

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| Joe Hamblin

The millennial CIO: fresh faces for a changing role

The demographic that makes up the top tier of IT professionals is changing. Within the next few years we will see the rise of the millennial CIO—but what will this mean for your business? Today, the average CIO is a 43-year old male who has been in his job for five years. This is the…

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