Turning the Tide on the Great Resignation

2021 was a year to remember as The Great Resignation routinely made headlines as record numbers of employees quit their jobs. This pandemic-driven phenomenon is largely attributed to people re-evaluating priorities and re-thinking how and where they work. This assumption is further developed as results of a recent survey by Gartner show that 65% of employees pondered the place […]

Why we need to consider switching to a 4-day workweek — now

Iceland has made recent headlines by declaring the world’s largest ever trial of a shorter working week in the public sector a resounding success. After more than 2,500 workers moved to a 35- or 36-hour workweek and declared themselves happier, healthier and less stressed, the country is now moving to make this an option for the majority of […]

Open Letter: COVID-19, the Death of “Business as Usual”

Concerned American, First, thank you to the front line workers, the nurses, the doctors, the first responders and all the others who have answered the call for help during this time. We thank you, and our prayers are with you during this time. With this COVID-19 pandemic happening, it is everyone’s first instinct to hunker […]

How to use Snapchat Filters in Microsoft Teams Meeting

Want to have a bit of ‘fun’ in your Microsoft Teams meetings? Do you want to use Snapchat filters so that you can add funny hats and different heads? If you are working in an education environment where kids need to appear on camera, it’s nice to have ways to make it fun for them. […]

The cloud goes critical in 2018: Deep learning, smart cloud infrastructure, and more

From cut-throat competition, eyebrow-raising co-opetition, and major advances in cloud-based machine learning, 2017 was a pivotal – and productive – year for the cloud, setting the stage for what looks likely to be the most exciting year yet. The market swing is already in full force. Thanks to a full-fledged embrace by the enterprise, the […]

All Things Distributed: Rethinking the ‘production’ of data

This article titled “Daten müssen strategischer Teil des Geschäfts werden” appeared in German last week in the “IT und Datenproduktion” column of Wirtschaftwoche. How companies can use ideas from mass production to create business with data Strategically, IT doesn’t matter. That was the provocative thesis of a much-talked-about article from 2003 in the Harvard Business […]