Technology

Technology has transformed the way we live, creating new forms of communication and new ways of looking at how we blend our professional and personal lives. Check out these posts to explore different technological advances and how they’re driving change in the workforce.

  • In recent Republican and Democratic Presidential debates, candidates have sounded off on the US government’s failure to keep pace with advancements in technology. The issues with Healthcare.gov caused a lot of swirl and finger pointing and brought outdated federal government information technology to the forefront. The government is decades behind current technology on cyber security,…

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  • The Consumer Electronics Show is not a place for agoraphobics or the faint-of-heart. With over 2.5 million square feet of exhibit space and 170,000 attendees attempting to navigate the many venues, the event can easily overwhelm. There were scores of drones, super-thin TVs and mind-blowing Virtual Reality, but this year, car tech stole the show….

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  • How have you been recently? Busy? I thought so. You are not alone: Americans from New York to North Dakota feel their lives are more hectic than ever. It’s easy to see why. All our technology, social media connections, and ubiquitous Wi-Fi have enabled us to always be “on,” even when it might be better…

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  • Every company from Google, Delphi, Mercedes, Tesla, Nissan, Apple, to most recently Uber has been working on bringing the first self-driving car to market. Already, self-driving cars have made the trip from New York to San Francisco. Google cars without steering wheels or brakes have cruised the streets of Silicon Valley. And as recently as…

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  • Thanksgiving has come and gone, and we’re in the heart of the holiday season. For most of us, this means less time on the road, at the office, or in meetings, and more time at home. And while I’m sure we could all use a little downtime, sometimes journeying home and spending time with family…

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  • While the office may never be completely paperless, the workplace has already gone digital. Over the last few decades many of the tree-killing practices of yesterday have given way to a bevy of electronic options. Email has largely replaced snail-mail, but the digitization of office life extends beyond communication alone. Programs like Google Docs, Square,…

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  • Over the past decade, advancements in technology have transformed the way all of us work. They have made staying connected easier, have changed the landscape of remote work, and have made many of our tasks less time consuming. For many, however, the introduction of too much technology can actually inhibit productivity. Mobile employees who drive…

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  • Over the last two decades, our lives have been slowly taken over by technology. Take a moment to look around you. How many screens do you see? Did you include the one you’re reading this on? Our Wi-Fi-enabled gadgets have changed the way we work, play, and even raise our children. Today’s offices would be…

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  • Digital addiction has recently joined high-fructose corn syrup and lack of exercise as one of modern society’s familiar boogeymen. Internet dependency has been decried as being as harmful to the brain as drugs and alcohol, and linked to destroying everything from our attention spans to our relationships, and more. Good luck going five minutes without…

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  • Today’s office would be a foreign world to a worker of the past. The cubicle walls have fallen, replaced by open floor plans. Laptops, tablets, even cell phones are now essential tools in the digital workplace. A worker from the ‘80s would notice the proliferation of video conferences, constant emails, and collaborative software. What might…

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