Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Microsoft's new 'beyond state-of-the-art' Wi-Fi

Story thumbnail Microsoft has been developing technology it says will one day help deliver wireless internet to the entire world — and now Seattle will be one of the first places to get to try it out.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

4 Crucial Steps to Becoming a Great Leader

Story thumbnail Innovation Zone/Tom Koulopoulos: Developing an awareness of how others see you is one of the hardest but also most important things you can do. Here's how. Whether you're leading 2 or 2000 people I can assure you of one immutable truth about leadership that you need to always keep in mind; all eyes are upon you. I'm not telling you this to pump up your ego; your ego is probably just fine.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Disrupting the workplace

Story thumbnail Business Model Innovation/Kay Plantes: In 1989, the CEO of my global employer allowed me to work from home rather than demand I move halfway across the US to be near corporate headquarters. Two technologies made his decision possible: Overnight delivery and an early fax machine. I was the first distributed worker other than our sales and product service representatives.

Friday, March 27, 2015

American Family helping set standard for ‘big company’ role in emerging economy

Story thumbnail Inside Wisconsin/Tom Still: From the outside, American Family Insurance might strike observers as a buttoned-down, old-line company operating in a traditional business market. Beneath that blue-chip exterior beats the heart of a corporate entrepreneur. Founded in Madison nearly 90 years ago, “AmFam” is a mutual insurance company that grew steadily but somewhat slowly across the United States for much of its history. Its property and casualty insurance sales are the foundation for about $7.4 billion in annual revenue and $20 billion in assets, good for a spot on the Fortune 400 list.

IT Pros Make Job-Hopping A Way Of Life

Story thumbnail What is going on in IT? You guys don't seem to want to stay where you are. A quarter of the 240 IT pros surveyed by CareerBuilder are actively looking for a new job, even though they are already employed. Over 80% of the 1,300 IT pros surveyed by TEKsystems are open to hearing about a new job, even as they say they are happy with their current jobs. On average, according to CareerBuilder, IT pros said they receive 32 job solicitations per week, and a full 77% said they are responding to those solicitations by submitting 10 or more resumes every week. It is the world's biggest game of musical chairs.

Press releases and other news

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The wisdom of the wonk

Story thumbnail Business Model Innovation/Kay Plantes: Might Martin O’Malley beat Hillary Clinton in the primary? Not according to Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank, who dismissed the declared candidate’s primary chances. Calling the former Baltimore Mayor and Maryland Governor a “wonk,” Milbank’s March 11 column applauded O’Malley’s many real accomplishments but declared him unable to excite the Democratic base.

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Monday, March 23, 2015

How long will corporate IT be relevant?

Story thumbnail In this still-unfolding “age of the customer,” consumer expectations have been shaped by their experience with mobile devices and apps. The resulting ubiquitous availability of information technology services outside the corporate data center will challenge company IT departments to remain relevant or become yet another casualty of disruption.
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