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Can Studying Social Sciences and the Arts Help Technologists Close the ‘Soft Skills Gap’?

By Stephanie Walden, Contributor Creative destruction is a relatively straightforward sociological concept: When something new is created, something else is often destroyed or displaced. It’s a phenomenon that’s particularly important for engineers to grasp, as it goes hand in hand with innovation. Yet, many engineering students balk at the idea of a sociology or humanities […]

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4.5 — Lock and Key: In Safe Hands

Walter Isaacson: May 1851, at the spectacular new Crystal Palace in London’s Hyde park, Queen Victoria opened England’s great exhibition, a six-month world’s fair showcasing the latest fruits of the industrial revolution and attracting the cream of the 19th century A list. As delighted celebrity watchers crane for a glimpse of Charles Darwin and Charlotte […]

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It’s Time to Reconsider IT Career Paths

In an ever-changing work environment, organizations are exploring new ways to keep tech experts happy in a non-management role. Image: Shutterstock Industry research into the workforce reveals that younger workers don’t necessarily prefer a management path for their careers. Instead, they value continuous training and development, work-life balance, and a sense of purpose in the […]

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Containers, Kubernetes and the Centralization of IT

Let’s get something clear from the start: digital transformation is tough. By Bob O’Donnell, president and chief analyst, TECHnalysis Research Let’s get something clear from the start: digital transformation is tough. Not only is it hard for many people to get their heads around what can be a fairly amorphous concept, the process of implementing […]

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How to Measure Your Cloud Success in Kilowatts

A Gartner analyst suggests kilowatts can be “the perfect progress metric” for implementation of an enterprise cloud strategy. — Data Center Knowledge You’ve done the legwork. You’ve spoken with consultants, gathered stakeholder input inside your company, interviewed vendors, assessed risk — you’ve done all the due diligence needed to create your cloud strategy. You now […]

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How Tech-Driven Urban Design Is Helping Cities Reimagine Public Spaces

By Stephanie Walden, Contributor Within the next three decades, the United Nations predicts that the world’s number of city dwellers will balloon to more than 6.5 billion people and encompass 68 percent of the global population. At the same time, urban environments—particularly those in coastal areas like New York City—are likely to undergo additional strain […]