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Here comes the 'destination workplace.'

Competition in office spaces for remote workers will result in breathtaking choices and a world of creative options.

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Should you start going to business conferences again?

It may feel like the pandemic is over, but it’s not. So, unless you have a real need to travel to a conference, just say no.

Now open for entries: Best Places to Work in IT 2022

Nominate your organization for Computerworld's Best Places to Work in IT.

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Zendesk confirms cut-price $10.2B buyout

Two weeks after stating it would remain a “public, independent company,” Zendesk is being acquired by a group of investors for $7 billion less than the company was valued at earlier this year.

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The great job hunt: 7 top job-search apps hit all-time highs

Job seekers appear to be looking for work more fervently than ever; it could be the result of the ongoing Great Resignation or a preemptive move against a looming recession.

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Cisco announces plan to exit Russia and Belarus

After first suspending operations in March 2022, the networking company has formally announced it will be quitting Russia.

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Noteworthy tech acquisitions 2022

Global tech deals continued at a quickened pace in 2021 despite the economic drag of the pandemic, nearing $3 trillion in value before the final quarter was even calculated. Can 2022 match that for blockbuster activity?

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Human digital twins and evolution: The real Westworld?

At the moment, digital twins are rudimentary and limited. But as they evolve, could we wind up with Westworld-type twins that could be a boon to productivity?

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There’s just one thing businesses can do about the ‘splinternet’ — adapt

It’s time to let go of the belief that a single global internet was ever going to be possible and embrace the real world of many separate internets.

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Q&A: Four business leaders on their 4-day workweek pilot plans

Seventy small businesses in the UK are now trying out a four-day workweek as part of a six-month trial coordinated by the non-profit 4 Day Week Global and think tank Autonomy. Leaders at four of the firms explain what they're doing...

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Big tech platforms sign up to the EU Commission’s new Code of Practice on Disinformation

Major technology platforms have joined 34 signatories in committing to the EU Commission’s attempts to fight online disinformation by removing financial incentives and empowering researchers and fact checkers.

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What the EU Qualcomm ruling means for big tech antitrust efforts

Four years after the chipmaker was fined for breaking EU antitrust rules, a court has overturned the judgement citing “procedural irregularities”. Could this mean less scrutiny of big tech in the future?

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Microsoft promises to recognize Activision Blizzard unions

Microsoft has formalized its promise that it won’t stand in the way of unionization efforts at Activision Blizzard, announcing an agreement with the Communications Workers of America.

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What to do if the Mac you need is delayed?

Serious supply chain delays have hit Apple, so if your company (or university) is looking for new Macs, you'd better order them as soon as possible.

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How to master the diversity hiring challenge

It’s not often that you see two cybersecurity vendor CEOs agree on an issue — and yet get into a very public insult-fest with each other. Then again, this did start at RSA, so anything is possible.

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Amazon to pass Walmart as No. 1 retailer by '24; the latter's store-based tack is to blame

A June report from an analytics firm has Amazon knocking Walmart out of its No. 1 retailer slot by 2024. Walmart bet on a store-based approach years ago, but consumers changed their habits and Walmart is soon to pay the price.

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Microsoft commits to ban non-competes and increase pay transparency in the US

The technology giant is making four broad commitments to US-based employees, including the removal of controversial clauses from employee contracts.

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VPN providers flee Indian market ahead of new data rules

The Indian government directive mandates VPN providers store information about their customers for up to five years.

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Four-day workweek pilot kicks off for thousands of UK workers

Amid calls around the globe for more companies to adopt a shorter workweek, 70 businesses have committed to a four-day week for staff in the largest pilot project to date.

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