Digital Trends

  • Today’s working world is almost entirely mobile. In fact, it’s expected that by the year 2020, 75 percent of the U.S. workforce will be full-fledged mobile workers. Part of the allure of being a mobile worker is having the freedom to be productive outside of what’s considered the traditional office space – and today’s technology…

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  • Mobile technology has reached a tipping point in business, and for good reason. Not only has mobile adoption reached a critical mass among employees, but many businesses are finding that those employees are willing – and in some cases even eager – to leverage their own devices for business applications. While companies originally feared mobile would be more of a distraction than a benefit, they are today finding the opposite to be true.

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  • It’s difficult to discuss food trucks without resorting to adjectives as earthy as the diesel in their portable power generators. Try it. It always comes out as “the humble, authentic, grounded food truck.” Or “the simple comforts of genuine, hand-made grub.” And so on. But the entrepreneurs behind thousands of successful food trucks are more than just home-spun, self-taught combinators of fat, salt, and carbs.

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  • The year was 1994. 60 Minutes, Home Improvement, and Seinfeld ruled primetime TV. Parents were lining up to buy Mighty Morphin Power Rangers toys for their kids. And in Nashua, New Hampshire, a group of “young cyberspace entrepreneurs” launched a retail revolution when they generated the Internet’s first-ever secure transaction by selling a CD by Sting.

    Fast forward twenty years. Not only is e-commerce well established, but it is a key driver in broader processes of cultural transformation that some have compared to the introduction of the printing press.

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  • Even if you haven’t seen the film Office Space, you have likely lived it. The cult-classic stars Ron Livingston as Peter Gibbons, an office worker caught in an existential crisis. His work is unfulfilling, his office culture is non-existent, his workspace is little more than a prison cell. We’ve all been there at one time…

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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 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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  • It’s 2015, and cell phones are now ingrained into every nook and cranny of our lives—and that includes our workspaces. Once considered office distractions, cell phones are now an office mainstay. And since technology has evolved immensely over the past decade, even the simplest smartphones are now powerful office tools. In the past, companies sometimes…

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