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Forbes. Speaking as a futurist

Forbes. Speaking as a futurist

Forbes magazine reporter Nigel Davies was recently asking around about Five Future Workplace Predictions That Are Hopefully More Accurate Than Steve Ballmer’s. I’m pleased to say that some of my own thoughts are included here! Enjoy: The gig economy will get giggier Vaclav Vincalek, CEO of PCIS, which helps enterprise businesses to innovate, predicts that automation will see businesses swallow up more and more jobs while remaining profitable. But Vincalek doesn’t think this will result in mass unemployment. He says:…

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Forget the measles. There’s no vaccination for this problem.

Back from an evening out you open your front door to discover that your house has been broken into, many valuables are stolen. You take out your phone and dial the police. To prevent this startling scenario, most people protect their homes with deadbolt locks, alarms, angry German Shepherds, and perhaps cameras. What most people don’t understand is that all of those things do precious little to secure their computers and their information on the Internet. Most people have likely…

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How much debt does your IT department owe?

The future is here…. Accumulating IT Debt This is a story about IT debt, and it begins with the recent request by the Chinese government asking all foreign companies to disclose the source code for their software (http://g3t.ca/tCIB7P http://g3t.ca/740LW7) According to the Chinese, these rules should ‘only’ affect software and hardware meant for the financial sector. Their given reasons are that the financial sector is so very important for China and they wish to: a) make sure there is no…

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