We all know work is changing. New models are emerging. New demands must be met. And collaboration is more vital than ever, even though it is often frustratingly difficult to achieve. When I talk to CIOs, I constantly hear that they need intuitive solutions, ones that can “converge communication.” They want to be able to easily blend these three elements, all of which are now fundamental to any job: technology, the physical workspace and today’s culture. But how can you hit that sweet spot? How do you go about creating a digital workplace that truly facilitates collaboration?After helping scores of companies find the answers to those questions, I can tell you with certainty that, despite what we’d all wish for, there are no easy, one-size-fits-all fixes… and success won’t happen overnight. Your best bet is to start at the beginning, with an honest evaluation of where your company is right now on its collaboration journey.Perhaps “a digital … [Read more...] about Where is your company on the path to optimizing a collaborative digital workplace?
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Apple’s upcoming iOS 11, already in public beta and due out this fall in its final form, delivers numerous improvements and changes for iPad and iPhone users. These include a host of new enterprise-useful features — especially for the iPad — as well as a variety of tweaks that will benefit almost any user.Here’s a rundown of the 50 or so most important things you need to know to get the most from Apple’s mobile platform. (And until iOS 11 arrives, here’s how to get the most from iOS 10.)Augmented realityApple’s newly introduced ARKit framework lets developers create augmented reality experiences that can be accessed using compatible (A9- and A10-processor-powered) iOS devices — meaning iPhones and iPads released since September 2015. The software only recognizes horizontal planes today, but this will change in the future, and it’s expected to help companies explore new opportunities, from online retail to gaming to unified … [Read more...] about The 50+ best iOS 11 features
Google’s Go language was recently chosen as Tiobe’s programming language of 2016, based on its rapid growth in popularity over the year, more than twice that of runners-up Dart and Perl. Tiobe’s language index is based on the “number of skilled engineers worldwide, courses, and third-party vendors,” using the results of multiple search engines.That much growth in popularity carries with it an increased interest in development tools for the programming language. Because the Go language is distributed in open source form complete with compilers, tools, and libraries, what’s left for programmers to find for themselves is Go-aware editing environments, whether straight editors or integrated development environments (IDEs), hosted locally or in the cloud.For this article I’ve attempted to look at all the available Go-aware editing environments and zero in on those that seem worthwhile. I started with the official list of IDEs and Plugins for Go and … [Read more...] about The top Go language IDEs and editors
Microsoft is ramping up efforts to win over customers from its cloud content storage rivals, offering free usage of OneDrive for Business platform in a new promotion.Under the deal announced Tuesday, current customers of Box, Dropbox or Google can switch to OneDrive and use the service for free for the remainder of their existing contracts. The offer is valid until June 30 and is available for organizations that are not currently OneDrive for Business or Office365 customers. Those making the switch must also commit to moving a minimum of 500 users to the platform.“We want new customers to be able to experience OneDrive without incremental costs above and beyond what they are paying for today,” said Seth Patton, OneDrive general manager of product marketing at Microsoft. Forrester principal analyst Cheryl McKinnon said the cloud content platform market is “rapidly consolidating” into a handful of large providers, and the Microsoft move could entice customers … [Read more...] about Microsoft targets Box, Dropbox and Google customers with OneDrive offer
As 2017 finally draws to a close, we can all look back on a year that in many ways seems to have lasted 10. And we thought a lot happened last year. 2017 has been very interesting and emotional. Again. When it comes to the photography on The Verge, 2017 was the year of “more.” Not only have we taken and published more original photographs than ever before, more people at The Verge have been taking them. More of our writers and reporters are now regularly shooting their own photos to accompany their stories, and I hope even more will pick up their cameras and phones in 2018. While the range of subjects and the shear volume of gadgets we photographed increased exponentially, we also created a number of new photographic formats during 2017: We photographed cars as gadgets for ScreenDrive; arranged items neatly for What’s in Your Bag; shot artists and their art for Technographica; and created isometric patterns with gadgets for Guidebook and our Back-to-School and … [Read more...] about 2017: A year in photographs on The Verge