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IT professionals came out stronger from the pandemic

IT professionals came out stronger from the pandemic

Emerging Tech

If IT professionals wanted an easy job, they would’ve chosen another career. The people we collaborate with love their work because it’s challenging and rewarding. They enjoy solving technical and business problems, and that often requires long days, long nights, and multiple deliveries of meals and coffee. No problem. All the hard work is worth it, both for personal satisfaction and career development. But lately IT professionals have been tired – extremely tired. That’s part…  MORE

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Americans may be divided politically and culturally, but there’s one area where we can find 100% agreement. We all love convenience. From the TV dinner in the 1950s to self-checkout at supermarkets today, we’re always looking to get what we want quicker and easier. We treasure our leisure time and want as much of it as possible. Drone delivery has promised to provide even more convenience. In a recent survey of over 1,000 consumers, nearly…  MORE

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When you see the word “robotic”, you’re likely to imagine something out of a science fiction movie. Or maybe you’ll picture a modern-day assembly line. But Robotic Process Automation (RPA) has nothing to do with those assumptions. RPA is an application of technology that frees up employees to focus on higher priorities by eliminating tedious, often repetitive tasks. This is important for today’s CIOs, who are increasingly seeking ways for technology to positively impact the…  MORE

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How would Web3 affect society?

March 15, 2022  |  BY

Since the dawn of the public World Wide Web in the 1990s, we’ve been bombarded with a new technology every few years that will supposedly revolutionize how we browse, click, interact, and send and receive information. The latest technological darling is Web3, which – according to its champions – will give the power to people by taking it away from corporate monoliths. Regular, everyday folks will control their data instead of the overlords at Google…  MORE

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While it’s impossible to predict the future, we can be certain that society will always come up with The Next Big Thing. Lately, the buzz is all about the metaverse. And like anything new and trendy, many are trying to comprehend the metaverse and how it will affect our lives. If we distill the metaverse to its essence, it’s how we’ve transferred many of our experiences from the real, physical world to the digital landscape….  MORE

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The past two years have been tough for retail. Stores had to close, malls turned into ghost towns, employees quit in droves. To adapt, retail businesses had to re-invent themselves in some form. Shift to e-commerce only, add curbside pickup as an option, or a hybrid of the two. To execute on any of these strategies, they had to enhance current or create new customer journeys. They had to improve information design and user experiences….  MORE

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If it can happen in the sports and entertainment world, it can happen for much less glamorous professions: The youngsters eventually begin to replace the veterans. That’s what happening at an increasing clip in the IT profession. And the younger generation – those from Gen X and Gen Y – are asking for more than lofty salaries. They also expect 21st century working conditions and more evolved managers. Granted, it’s not as if long-time IT…  MORE

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There was a time when “supply chain” was a term that you’d only hear in business meetings or read in industry-related articles. But now the average person has an awareness of what supply chains are and how they directly affect our lives. Due to the global pandemic, there’s a shortage of consumer goods, auto parts, computer chips, you name it. Without a smoothly flowing supply chain, we can’t get the products we need. And neither…  MORE

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