3 near-term tech advances that could change the future

3 near-term tech advances that could change the future

The convergence of conversational computing, ambient computing, and Cloud PCs are likely to radically reshape the tech world within a decade.

Cisco and the future of collaboration: What’s to come?

Cisco and the future of collaboration: What’s to come?

You don't generally think about inclusion and empathy as hallmarks of collaboration platforms. But with a touch of AI, and some smart management, they could be.

Windows 365: The version of Windows that will change the PC world

Windows 365: The version of Windows that will change the PC world

Microsoft's announcement this week of Windows 365 points the way to a computing future that could look very different from what we have now. Some thoughts....

Hands on with Windows 11: First impressions

Hands on with Windows 11: First impressions

A few changes may take some getting used to, but in this early release, Windows 11 has some nice interface improvements that increase efficiency.

Dell’s UltraSharp Webcam vs. the Poly Studio P15 — choosing the right webcam

Dell’s UltraSharp Webcam vs. the Poly Studio P15 — choosing the right webcam

With so much videoconferencing going on now because of the pandemic, it's important to look (and sound) your best. Herewith, some thoughts on a couple of options.

Does Webex Legislate point to video-based collaboration's future?

Does Webex Legislate point to video-based collaboration's future?

It's been a banner year for videoconferencing, as vendors scrambled to keep up with the needs of locked-down users. Cisco's Webex may have a bead on what comes next.

Cisco and remote-work lessons learned in education during the pandemic

Cisco and remote-work lessons learned in education during the pandemic

Schools around the world, like most businesses, had to scramble to keep operations running smoothly during the pandemic. A recent Cisco event points to some universal lessons to keep in mind for the next time this happens.

The needed evolution of videoconferencing

The needed evolution of videoconferencing

Videoconferencing, which became a critical lifeline for many companies during the COVID-19 pandemic, only really works when everyone plays well together.

Nvidia Omniverse: Could it make today’s videoconferencing apps obsolete?

Nvidia Omniverse: Could it make today’s videoconferencing apps obsolete?

While everyone's gotten used to videoconferencing apps that turn everyone into versions of the Brady Bunch — little squares on a screen — there are better ways to meet and network.

At Microsoft Build, a tech demo reborn as a sitcom

At Microsoft Build, a tech demo reborn as a sitcom

Presentations at big company events need not be boring. Shouldn't that be the mantra for all presenters on stage?

The Windows 21H1 update, and why I won’t miss Windows 10X

The Windows 21H1 update, and why I won’t miss Windows 10X

Even as Microsoft released Windows 10 21H1, it made clear this week that Windows 10X isn't going anywhere. Some thoughts.

IBM Think: How AI could make big virtual events better than in-person alternatives

IBM Think: How AI could make big virtual events better than in-person alternatives

This week's IBM Think event prompted some thoughts on how companies could (and should) use their own technologies to make virtual events better.

Rethinking business as usual: How to thrive as a manager In the ‘20s

Rethinking business as usual: How to thrive as a manager In the ‘20s

At Dell Technologies World, some of the more interesting discussions involve topics far removed from company tech. This week, the big conversation was about management skills and styles, and how to be successful.

The collective problems with videoconferencing

The collective problems with videoconferencing

Though videoconferencing platforms have grown and improved a lot over the last year, the devil is in the details when it comes to getting the most from them.

The Bose Videobar VB1, huddle spaces, and the post-pandemic workplace

The Bose Videobar VB1, huddle spaces, and the post-pandemic workplace

Huddle rooms have become the new must-have for offices expecting employees to come back. Bose’s all-in-one USB conferencing device is an attractive huddle-room option for hybrid workplaces.

Lenovo’s global employee kickoff: The evolution of company meetings?

Lenovo’s global employee kickoff: The evolution of company meetings?

I was invited to Lenovo’s all-hands meeting (virtually) and how it was presented gave me some ideas about how these events can and should be handled in the future.

Defining the digital workspace of the future

Defining the digital workspace of the future

There's a lot of talk these days about the hybrid workplace. But what comes next after that?

Cisco, with Webex, delicately moves to 'instrument' employees — without violating privacy

Cisco, with Webex, delicately moves to 'instrument' employees — without violating privacy

The pandemic and the rapid shift from work to home offices wrought a lot of changes. Companies like Cisco are now shifting to meet the New Normal.

Blind Blog survey finds companies, employees disagree on WFH future

Blind Blog survey finds companies, employees disagree on WFH future

With more companies eyeing a hybrid workplace, many are rushing to build out huddle space and other accouterments to handle workers' return. But are you sure they'll come in?

IBM’s Project Debater showcases next-gen AI-driven productivity

IBM’s Project Debater showcases next-gen AI-driven productivity

Could artificial intelligence help companies make better decisions? We may soon find out.

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