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How microlearning is empowering HR managers and CIOs

Everybody hates company training days.

And if you can relate to the thought of being herded into a room and talked at for a day, spare a thought for the Human Resources…

Will Cortana go the way of Windows Phone?

“Say goodbye, Cortana.”

That might be what Microsoft is contemplating saying to its struggling digital assistant. Cortana, or at least Cortana as we know it today,…

Everything-as-a-Service: The future of cloud computing

Today any organization that is not turning to the cloud for a significant portion of its storage, network or compute functions is leaving itself at a disadvantage vis-à-vis its…

The 5 point formula for the success of Artificial Intelligence

A leading global financial services company used Artificial Intelligence (AI) successfully to improve fraud detection by 25 percent. By using AI in its predictive maintenance…

The Linux desktop: With great success comes great failure

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: <yyyy> will be the year of the Linux desktop. Even in Linux circles this is greeted with eye-rolling. Here’s the funny thing,…

Should Microsoft help the Pentagon ‘increase lethality’?

I’ve written recently about Microsoft taking on the role of the tech industry’s conscience. Among other stands, the company has called for the federal government to regulate…

Website abandonment: Can replacing your Content Distribution Network help?

How long do you expect an incoming visitor to wait for your website to load before he or she finally leaves? According to Limelight Networks’ ‘State of the User Experience 2017…

How we selected 10 hot business continuity startups to watch

The selection process for our business-continuity-startup roundup began with dozens of recommendations and nominations sent via HARO, LinkedIn, Twitter, and subscribers to the…

Why Microsoft and Google love progressive web apps

Progressive web apps just got real.

Though progressive web apps, or PWAs, have been around for about three years — an initiative mostly driven by Google — they got real…

Mental health: How employers can promote wellness

Our mental health affects every facet of our life so it's not surprising to see it become more of a priority for employers too. While many companies may want to champion…

The first smart display for business: Your Android phone

So far smart speakers and smart displays (such as the Amazon Echo and Google Home lines) have been aimed at consumers and homes.

Where’s the smart appliance for business…

After the October Update fiasco, Microsoft needs to warn users about the risks of Windows 10 upgrades

“The newest Windows feature update is ready to install. We need you to kick it off. With new features and apps, this one could take a little longer than other updates.”