3 pandemic-related trends for 2021

3 pandemic-related trends for 2021

With an ongoing focus on remote work, companies will be looking to make work-from-home as easy and secure as sitting in the office. The tech industry has a role to play in what’s coming.

In praise of IBM’s efforts to support its military veteran employees

In praise of IBM’s efforts to support its military veteran employees

The company's efforts to bolster and support workers who served in the military goes back decades. Other companies should take note.

How Webex Legislate could boost government productivity, herald online voting

How Webex Legislate could boost government productivity, herald online voting

A big effort by Cisco to bring technology into government could help wary decision-makers get more comfortable with what tech can do.

Microsoft’s 'Productivity Score' — filling a multi-decade-old critical need

Microsoft’s 'Productivity Score' — filling a multi-decade-old critical need

Microsoft this week moved to address an age-old problem: figuring out how to measure productivity boosts. Enter the company's new Microsoft 365-based Productivity Score.

Dell World: Exploring the school and, by proxy, office of the future

Dell World: Exploring the school and, by proxy, office of the future

Technology now allows us to envision a world of virtual offices and classrooms.

Best productivity practices during the pandemic

Best productivity practices during the pandemic

There are ways companies (and schools) can not only adjust to the "New Normal" but actually thrive.

Microsoft 365 to get big Nvidia AI-editing boost

Microsoft 365 to get big Nvidia AI-editing boost

At GTC this week, Nvidia talked up plans to work with Microsoft to add its AI to Microsoft 365. For this columnist, that would be most welcome news.

The financial market is driving monitor development to head-mounted displays

The financial market is driving monitor development to head-mounted displays

The need for more screen real estate and support for flexible work locations will drive us rapidly to high-resolution head-mounted displays.

Microsoft steps up Teams: Finally, the next generation of remote conferencing

Microsoft steps up Teams: Finally, the next generation of remote conferencing

The changes announced at Microsoft's Ignite conference this week highlight how important Teams has become to the company – and point to how video conferencing could evolve.

The Nvidia-Arm merger could change how we work

The Nvidia-Arm merger could change how we work

With Arm dominant in mobile devices and IoT, and Nvidia dominant in both graphics and AI training, the deal could re-shape everything from mobile security to video collaboration.

How IBM’s Watson could boost productivity during the New Normal

How IBM’s Watson could boost productivity during the New Normal

Here's an idea: Have Watson serve as a stand-in for you in some of those meetings you don't have time for.

The new Surface Duo could be the perfect workstation

The new Surface Duo could be the perfect workstation

A Microsoft Surface Duo tied to an Azure back end running a cloud desktop solution like Workspot could be the start of something big.

Why Crestron has a place in a Zoom and Teams world

Why Crestron has a place in a Zoom and Teams world

When it comes to video conferencing, one key to success is interoperability. In a virtual world that seems increasingly dominated by Zoom and Microsoft Teams, Crestron could be a player.

Post-COVID surveys (and evolving tech needs) suggest a coming change in PC/tablet design

Post-COVID surveys (and evolving tech needs) suggest a coming change in PC/tablet design

The coronavirus pandemic has forced companies to change how employees do their jobs. It's also going to change the hardware they use.

Intel Tiger Lake and Microsoft’s Surface Duo/Neo: Redefining mobile hardware

Intel Tiger Lake and Microsoft’s Surface Duo/Neo: Redefining mobile hardware

The arrival of the Microsoft Duo (and Neo), combined with Intel's upcoming Tiger Lake, could provide an idea about where mobile hardware goes next.

The new Lenovo connected PC and Workspot: Closing in on a cloud desktop future

The new Lenovo connected PC and Workspot: Closing in on a cloud desktop future

If the future really is cloud-based desktops for all, that future may be closer than you think.

Redefining productivity and compensation in an AI age

Redefining productivity and compensation in an AI age

Artificial intelligence offers the promise of boosting productivity by automating mundane tasks. Here are some of the areas it might soon gain a foothold.

At Microsoft Inspire, the new Edge browser took center stage

At Microsoft Inspire, the new Edge browser took center stage

Just as Azure has overtaken Microsoft's Windows Server platform, the new Chromium-based Edge Browser has taken center stage from Windows.

The New Normal: Lenovo study offers insights into worker productivity

The New Normal: Lenovo study offers insights into worker productivity

To the surprise of few, working from home is taking a toll on employees. But technology is seen as more of a mixed bag.

Amid the new COVID-19 ‘normal,’ the laptop and smartphone need to merge

Amid the new COVID-19 ‘normal,’ the laptop and smartphone need to merge

Smartphones and laptops may be good at what they do, but combining some of their features would be more helpful for remote employees stuck at home.

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