Our SXSW Learnings About BuzzwordsRead the rest of this entry »
Shelly Palmer, one of our favorite technology writers, is at SXSW and he's discovered that everything is powered by AI. Unless it uses blockchain. Or possibly both, and it all runs on a 5G network. Except that in the U.S. 5G hardly exists.
In his first 24 hours at the massive South by Southwest conference, festival, art show, etc., Palmer heard so many buzzwords, used so wrongly that ...
Who's the Most Romantic? Not HRRead the rest of this entry »
For a profession many believe is full of "people persons" with a "touchy feely" approach, human resources isn't even close when it comes to romancing their loved one today.
According to a Valentine's survey (there's a survey about everything) of 2,784 of office workers, 60% of human resources professionals will do something special with that special someone. We don't know what the other 40% will be doing, but if ...
The 'Next Big Thing' Is DeadRead the rest of this entry »
The “Next Big Thing” is dead, CompTIA declares in its annual IT outlook report. The trade association for the tech industry says the phenomenon of revolutionary products like smartphones is becoming less relevant “in a world defined not by ‘one big thing,’ but rather, the iterative fusion of technology building blocks coupled with a generous helping of people and process.”
That idea underlies the trends the organization believes will shape ...
4 Issues Holding AI Back In Life SciencesRead the rest of this entry »
There's hardly an industry that artificial intelligence hasn't touched. In one form or another -- machine learning, chatbots and predictive analytics, for example -- AI is rapidly becoming a part of all technologies. The life sciences are no exception, though many professionals believe the industry is lagging in its adoption of AI.
Last summer's survey by The Pistoia Alliance found 42% of life sciences professionals doubting that AI has yet proven its ...
Q1 Hiring Plans Are Strongest In YearsRead the rest of this entry »
The stock market may be seesawing, but employers are still bullish on hiring. Two recent surveys of hiring intention both pointed to strong plans by employers to add staff in the first quarter of this new year.
Manpower's long running Employment Outlook, based on a survey of 12,500 employers, shows 23% expect to add headcount between now and the end of March. Seasonally adjusted basis that comes out to ...
Google, Amazon Plan Major NYC CampusesRead the rest of this entry »
San Francisco and Silicon Valley have the most tech jobs in the nation, but New York City is making a run at the title.
Already the city holds the Number 2 spot, with 254,000 tech employees as of 2017. Now, that number is likely to soar. With Amazon choosing the city as it's second headquarters, and Google's announcement yesterday that it will more than double it's New York workforce ...
Researchers Finds Easy Way to Defeat CAPTCHA SecurityRead the rest of this entry »
One reason the cybersecurity field is so hot is the arms race between hackers and security pros. Almost as soon as a new security patch or app is released, hackers come up with a way to get around it.
Now, though, it isn't hackers, but a team of academics who have ratcheted up the security risk to many of the world's most trafficked sites with their quick and easy way ...
Even the C-Suite Will Be Looking For Cyber Monday DealsRead the rest of this entry »
The worriers over in IT don't want you to do it, but that isn't going to stop the vast number of American workers from shopping the Cyber Monday deals today.
Multiple surveys, plus the history of the last few years, tell us that the majority of employees -- 58% according to one; 64% according to another -- are going online throughout the holiday season to shop. One of those surveys reports that ...
Gartner's 10 Tech TrendsRead the rest of this entry »
In one way or another, artificial intelligence and automation will dominate nearly everything in tech next year.
At its annual conference last month, global research firm Gartner detailed 10 key tech trends it expects will have "substantial disruptive potential." Some of these, like drones and self-driving cars, which the firm lists under the heading "Autonomous Things," are familiar. "Quantum Computing," on the other hand, still seems like ...
HR Tech Investment Way Ahead of 2017Read the rest of this entry »
Investors are betting big on human resources. $2.83 billion (yes, with a B) big. Through the end of September, venture capital investment in global HR technology was approaching three times the dollars poured in for the entire 12 months of 2017.
Indeed, according to the HR tech consultancy Larocque, $1.2 billion was invested in just the third quarter exceeding the $1.1 billion invested in all of last ...