Tech Pros: Let’s Get Serious about #MotivationMonday

October 24, 2016

The exact origin of #MotivationMonday is obscure, but its relevance is clear. Social media is replete with inspiring platitudes aimed at helping us face the new week. In searching for our own Monday motivators, we decided to dig a little deeper. These stories illustrate the potential of technology for improving lives, society and the planet.

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How Wearable Tech Enhances the Sports We Love

August 17, 2016

Wearable technology has come a long way from the 17th century Chinese abacus ring and the calculator watches of the 1980s. Innovation in microchip manufacturing led to on-chip sensors, such as GPS, compass, gyroscope and biometric sensors, allowing device manufacturers to incorporate additional features. These sensors allow smartphones, fitness bands, smartwatches, and other devices to […]

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The Top Free Courses in Data & Tech

April 2, 2013

  The field of data science is moving at a thousand miles per hour — and so are job descriptions. Top-notch employers want IT professionals with fleshed out skills in business analysis, distributed computing, information management, and quantitative analysis. If you’re able to land one of these gigs, you’re golden. According to CNN Money, ‘IT Data Scientist’ […]

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12 Up-&-Coming Tech Innovators

June 1, 2011

Around the late 1960s, in the heyday of Xerox (even before IBM really got going), the former gathered the nation’s top minds in computers together in one giant research campus. There, staff at Xerox invented nearly everything we now associate with the modern PC: desktop computers, the mouse, Ethernet, windows, laser printers, and more. Back […]

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6 Shadow IT Concepts That Got Results

May 24, 2011

Some call it a selfish Band-Aid solution. Some call it the only way to get things done. But no matter which side of the argument you’re on, the ever-growing phenomenon of shadow IT – the term for unauthorized makeshift IT solutions to problems corporate IT isn’t seen to be solving – continues to serve as […]

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Companies That Threw Policy Aside and Just Got It Done

March 2, 2011

More than 130 years ago, Alexander Graham Bell and associates offered to sell their patent for the telephone to Western Union for $100,000. The president of Western Union dismissed the technology as a “scientific curiosity” that would never have a practical use.

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