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IS IT TIME TO RETHINK THE OPERATING SYSTEM?

As someone who has been working in IT in one way or another for most of my life, I have had the chance to see firsthand just how much the concept of an operating system has evolved over the last 30-plus years. Today’s operating systems barely even

With Experience Stores, Xiaomi Wants You to Decide What Products It Should Launch in India

HIGHLIGHTS Xiaomi’s Experience Centres will offer a glimpse at its future products The TV launch was essential in making the new stores a reality Xiaomi is also looking at different ways to bring products to customers Three years after it entered India, Xiaomi is already the most popular phone

Secret Teacher: social media makes it impossible to switch off from work

It’s silly o’clock on a Sunday morning and I’m still in bed when I hear my phone ping with a WhatsApp notification. I take a look and groan. A colleague is asking if I know how we teach subtraction according to our mental calculations policy. This is

The Future Of The Smart Home: Your Home’s Operating System & The Artificial Intelligence To Power It

Bill Gates, Chairman and CEO of Microsoft makes a point as he talks to reporters at a CompUSA store in San Francisco, June 25, 1998. (Photo by Jeff Chistensen) Predicting Our Future is a podcast about the next revolutions in technology, as seen through the eyes of a

Why It Is Time To Take A Systematic Approach To Social Media Marketing

Social media saw significant growth in 2017. Mobile social media usage grew 30% year over year, Instagram monthly active users grew to 700 million and Snapchat and Pinterest continued to see increased engagement metrics. Brands of all sizes cranked up spending to ride the social media wave, with advertising spend on social

What is CRM Software and How Can it Help My Business?

As small businesses begin to prosper and thrive, sustainability is bound to be an issue — particularly where customer satisfaction is concerned. After all, as your company grows, priorities and processes tend to change. If left unsupported, those changes could ultimately fracture your company’s relationship with its

Software Copyright Back Before Federal Circuit: Time for the Court to Get it Right

Should a company be able to shut down competition by asserting copyright in a collection of software commands? Tech giant Cisco Systems thinks so: it’s gone to court to try to prevent its competitor, Arista Networks, from building competing Ethernet switches that rely in part on commands

Social media can be the workers’ voice – but is it loud enough?

Coming as it did the day after the governor of the Reserve Bank, Philip Lowe, told an audience of economists that average earnings for Australian workers were growing at the lowest level since the 1960s, the win by the AMWU against the company behind Streets ice-creams this week was a good

Update your operating system, but you really should back it up first

Do you pay attention to the nagging popups to install updates to your computer’s operating system? Apple and Microsoft both have some pretty decent upgrades to their respective operating systems rolling out this fall and if your hardware can handle it, you really should upgrade. Why? Well,

Zenefits Shifts Focus To HR Software, Partnering With Brokers It Once Threatened

Zenefits CEO Jay Fulcher is partnering with brokerages and shifting focus to SaaS. (Credit: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg) Battered by scandal, executive changes and layoffs over the past two years, Zenefits is trying something new: playing nice. Zenefits announced on Thursday that the company is shifting its focus