Microsoft takes productivity, collaboration to the top floor at Build

Microsoft takes productivity, collaboration to the top floor at Build

At this year's Build event, Microsoft showed how serious it is about deepening the collaboration capabilities in its software.

How multiverse simulation can speed up innovation

How multiverse simulation can speed up innovation

When it comes to research and development for new products, time matters. And multiverse simulations can shave off years from start to final product. Just ask the military.

Dell, Cisco, and HP vs. Apple and the hybrid-work test

Dell, Cisco, and HP vs. Apple and the hybrid-work test

Apple's under fire from employees who don't like its hybrid return-to-the-office plans. Maybe it could learn something from some of its tech rivals.

Dell’s sustainability program envisions a better future

Dell’s sustainability program envisions a better future

When it comes to sustainability and technology, there's a lot of energy coming from Dell.

The hybrid workplace needs to work for everybody

The hybrid workplace needs to work for everybody

After talking to Kristi Woolsey, a BCG Smart Environments Group consultant, I get the sense that many companies may be missing the boat when it comes to settling on hybrid workplace plans.

Nvidia’s StyleGAN could up-end a lot of creative industries

Nvidia’s StyleGAN could up-end a lot of creative industries

If you take a lot of images, add in a dose of powerful artificial intelligence, and blend them all together, what do you get?

Mergers and acquisitions and takeovers — oh my!

Mergers and acquisitions and takeovers — oh my!

Elon Musk’s move to buy Twitter this week might not work out as well as he thinks. Hostile takeovers can often lead to Pyrrhic victories.

Windows 11 — we haven’t seen anything, yet

Windows 11 — we haven’t seen anything, yet

Microsoft this week talked up a number of changes and advances it plans to roll out for Windows 11 in the year ahead. Here's what the company has in mind.

BCG shows how to use AI the right way

BCG shows how to use AI the right way

Consulting firm BCG is using artificial intelligence to help companies improve business process efficiencies.

Nvidia GTC: Building the digital you

Nvidia GTC: Building the digital you

In the not-too-distant future, we could all be running around in multiple places as digital avatars.

The productivity takeaways from Microsoft’s partner update

The productivity takeaways from Microsoft’s partner update

Microsoft made changes to its partner program this week that should lead to a better match between skills and needs.

The loss of ‘decent work’ is making employees less productive

The loss of ‘decent work’ is making employees less productive

When companies better took care of their employees, those employees did more for their company — and were more loyal. It's time to get back to the days of 'decent work.'

What business can learn from the Afghanistan withdrawal and the Ukraine war

What business can learn from the Afghanistan withdrawal and the Ukraine war

When decisions go bad, you can almost always blame inadequate intelligence, wrong assumptions and a focus on casting blame.

Understanding the connection between productivity and pay

Understanding the connection between productivity and pay

So you think more money is usually the best motivator for employees? Not necessarily.

‘Bridge the Gap’ shows where next-gen collaboration systems should go

‘Bridge the Gap’ shows where next-gen collaboration systems should go

For effective collaboration, you need the right tools. You also need the right people skills. A new book shows how those two are related.

A multiverse of metaverses: an emerging productivity powerhouse?

A multiverse of metaverses: an emerging productivity powerhouse?

Companies are always looking for ways to get more from their employees, though monitoring them to boost productivity rubs people the wrong way. Maybe the metaverse can help.

On building a better briefing

On building a better briefing

How you convey a message is just as important as the message itself, whether you're rolling out a new product or explaining corporate strategy. Here's my advice on getting it right.

Windows 11 and Android: Rethinking the PC-phone connection

Windows 11 and Android: Rethinking the PC-phone connection

Could the integration of Windows 11 and Android apps lead to disruption for both platforms? We may soon find out.

Video vs. VR: What’s missing for successful collaboration?

Video vs. VR: What’s missing for successful collaboration?

So many software tools these days are talked up as "collaboration tools." But videoconferencing is too often a one-way street, and mixed-reality options are still immature.

ARHT Media’s ‘Holopresence’ — a  futuristic option for virtual appearances?

ARHT Media’s ‘Holopresence’ — a futuristic option for virtual appearances?

It may not be as advanced as the Holodeck on Star Trek, but for speakers who need to be at events without having to travel, Holopresence offers a glimpse of the future.

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