Collaboration & the Modern Workplace

A recent KPMG report noted that the main priorities of modern workers fall into four major areas – culture, enjoyment of the working experience, open and honest communication, and flexibility.[1] Price Waterhouse Coopers notes that while some organizations recognize the importance of these priorities, many other organizations still struggle to achieve them.[2] A key challenge most companies face today is meeting the needs of modern workers while maintaining a competitive edge, a process that often  …>> more

Collaboration et Environnement de Travail Moderne

Un rapport récent de KPMG a noté que les principales priorités des travailleurs modernes se répartissent en quatre secteurs principaux: la culture, la jouissance de l’expérience de travail, une communication ouverte et honnête, et la flexibilité.[1] Price Waterhouse Coopers note que si certaines organisations reconnaissent l’importance de ces priorités, de nombreuses autres organisations ont encore du mal à les atteindre.[2] L’un des principaux défis auxquels la plupart des entreprises sont confrontées aujourd’hui est de répondre  …>> more

Taking the first step towards IT security: Where to begin

In my previous post, I wrote about some of the many reasons why IT security is vitally important for businesses today. Now I want to look at some of the challenges that companies will face, and some of the technological solutions they will need to consider when deciding to improve IT security. Two considerations before you begin: Let’s say that the executive leadership of a company decides that IT security needs to be more of  …>> more

Getting ready for the unknown

“Many jobs that will exist in the next two decades don’t exist today, in just the same way as the jobs we have today are different from or didn’t exist 20 years ago” – Phil Vokins, Intel. What do a big data analyst, a driverless car engineer, a mobile app developer, a cloud computing specialist, an Uber driver, and a drone operator have in common? Their jobs didn’t exist ten years ago. Things are changing  …>> more

A simple guide to integrating digital learning into the classroom

As the number of schools embracing technology in classrooms increases, providing sufficient support for teachers to integrate new learning tools into the classroom is a major challenge. More attention must be paid to instill confidence with teachers that the technology being introduced into their classrooms is useful and relevant. Technology cannot become a distraction or a burden, or lead to the loss of valuable class time. If educators aren’t prepared or confident in the reliability  …>> more

6 business uses for touch devices and why touch is here to stay

Microsoft touch devices
My boys were about 3.5 years old when we went into an IKEA store one day. Both boys immediately ran up to the display TV in a staged living room and started touching the screen. They figured it should work the same as the touch screen computer in our kitchen. In fact, it wasn’t until they went to school that they learned about a mouse and keyboard. To them, touch is both instinctive and intuitive  …>> more