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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.

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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.

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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.

Chrome OS Changes

2 colossal Chrome OS changes to keep an eye on

Google's quietly working on two shape-shifting Chrome OS features that could completely change the nature of Chromebooks — for the better.

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For Microsoft and Apple, a reprise of all-virtual dev conferences

While the pandemic in some ways may be easing, both companies are sticking with online-only events for developers this year.

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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?

If you want to succeed: Go slow to go fast

To succeed in business, it's important to figure out where you're going before stepping on the accelerator.

Android Upgrade Disappointment

This year's biggest Android upgrade disappointment

The Android 11 upgrade picture may be bleak, but the biggest bummer of all is something that isn't even on most folks' radars.

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Apple on track for 3nm silicon iPhones and more in 2022

Expect even steeper performance and power management gains next year, as Apple's plans to switch to 3-nanometer chips fall into place.

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16 technology winners and losers, post-COVID

The coronavirus crisis has shaken up business as usual, with some IT strategies and tools rising to the occasion and others in line for a rethink or tough recovery post-pandemic.

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How to hire and retain Black tech pros — for real

Turning diversity intentions into reality means going outside your comfort zone and making a sustained effort engage, honor, and understand the African American community.

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Where to find and recruit Black tech pros

Don’t believe the myth that there’s a shortage of qualified Black IT workers. Black tech talent abounds, if you truly reach into the African American community.

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Tech salaries rose in 2020 — despite COVID-19

A Dice.com survey shows that pay rose 3.6% despite the pandemic, and by more than 10% in some regions. But the higher wages went to just 52% of tech workers.

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AWS chief Andy Jassy gets top job at Amazon as CEO Bezos steps down

The surprise announcement that Jeff Bezos will leave later this year and hand over the reins to AWS leader Andy Jassy marks a remarkable rise for Jassy. He began as a marketing manager in 1997 and started AWS in 2003.

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12 hot enterprise tech startups to watch in 2021

These are our picks of the hottest enterprise technology startups in the world right now.

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CES to showcase how to get the most from WFH

This year's Consumer Electronics Show will offer content focused on the new work-from-home normal, what works and where we're going.

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13 tech luminaries we lost in 2020

Developers, translators, and human calculators, these 13 men and women made the world a better place through IT.

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Diversity and inclusion make IT stronger

In a year fraught with challenges and a spotlight on racial injustice, D&I has become a critical element for employee retention and engagement — and business success.

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The dark secret of the ‘New Normal’

Even with the distractions of working from home (and the ongoing pandemic), productivity is up. But that improvement comes with a high cost.

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Biggest technology acquisitions of 2020

We round up the biggest technology industry mergers and acquisitions of the year so far

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