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Can shiny objects syndrome plug technology’s productivity paradox?

A lack of shiny objects… (Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto) Technology keeps improving, but it doesn’t appear to improve worker productivity. It’s a paradox that the computer industry would love to solve because it would boost sales tremendously. There’s little reason to upgrade from older technologies if you cannot show that the capital investments will provide a multi-year boost to the bottom… Read more →

Can shiny objects syndrome plug technology’s productivity paradox?

A lack of shiny objects… (Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto) Technology keeps improving, but it doesn’t appear to improve worker productivity. It’s a paradox that the computer industry would love to solve because it would boost sales tremendously. There’s little reason to upgrade from older technologies if you cannot show that the capital investments will provide a multi-year boost to the bottom… Read more →

Can shiny objects syndrome plug technology’s productivity paradox?

A lack of shiny objects… (Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto) Technology keeps improving, but it doesn’t appear to improve worker productivity. It’s a paradox that the computer industry would love to solve because it would boost sales tremendously. There’s little reason to upgrade from older technologies if you cannot show that the capital investments will provide a multi-year boost to the bottom… Read more →

Can shiny objects syndrome plug technology’s productivity paradox?

A lack of shiny objects… (Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto) Technology keeps improving, but it doesn’t appear to improve worker productivity. It’s a paradox that the computer industry would love to solve because it would boost sales tremendously. There’s little reason to upgrade from older technologies if you cannot show that the capital investments will provide a multi-year boost to the bottom… Read more →

Executives love continuous integration more than developers, for now

Continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) is one of those things that promises to make Agile a reality, but requires a fairly thorough transformation in the workflows of IT organizations. (Why isn’t it called “continuous improvement/continuous delivery?” Oh well.) Tellingly, the people in corner offices are pushing hard for it, while developers and IT staffers are holding back. Photo: Joe McKendrick That… Read more →

Microsoft readies OneDrive for Business feature to aid in migrating local data off Windows PCs

Microsoft is poised to roll out a new OneDrive for Business feature called “Known Folder Migration” that aims to get users to store more of their local data in the company’s storage cloud. Credit: Microsoft Microsoft is starting to roll out Known Folder Migration (KFM) to Targeted Release OneDrive for Business users starting this week, according to a June 27… Read more →

Do we really trust smart devices?

Video: For the future of IoT, keep an eye on 5G and ML The global smart home market is forecasted to reach a value of almost $138 billion by 2023, as demand for smart home appliances grows at a high rate. But consumers continue to be suspicious of smart home devices, according to a new report. Read also: How smart… Read more →

Twitter releases tool to improve political ad transparency

Twitter on Thursday released a new tool that lets users see who paid for the political campaign ads that show up in their tweet feeds. The tool, dubbed Ads Transparency Center, is tied to Twitter’s efforts to improve information clarity ahead of the 2018 midterm elections. The portal also provides information about how much advertisers spent and what factors they… Read more →

Hands-on with Home Chef: We taste test a meal delivery service in real life

Video: Healthy meals delivered to your doorstep the guide The 11 Best Meal Kits That Deliver to Your Door Looking to eat healthier, spend less time in the kitchen, and/or get the kids more involved? There’s a meal delivery service that’s perfect for you. Read More Home Chef (along with competitors Blue Apron, Plated, HelloFresh, and others) is one of… Read more →

Microsoft Teams coming to U.S. Government Cloud users starting July 17

Microsoft will start rolling out Teams to its U.S. Government Cloud customers on July 17. In a blog post on June 28, Microsoft provided an official (and awaited) date for Government Cloud Teams availability. The post says Teams should be available to all eligible Government Cloud users by the end of August 2018. Teams will be available as part of… Read more →

Moving fast without breaking data: Governance for managing risk in machine learning and beyond

Video: AI for business: Why artificial intelligence and machine learning will be revolutionary Immuta is a startup providing a data management platform for data science. In this GDPR era, when everyone should be conscious about what they do with their data, a data management platform sounds like a good idea. That may help explain why Immuta just raised a $20… Read more →