Nine Excellent Resources For Tech Leaders

Nothing beats Reddit for experience, diverse community and creative opinions. While not dedicated to tech leaders, it’s impressive how many professionals, leaders and experienced users belong to Reddit’s service. I’ve found that the information, recommendations, and solutions I’ve come across on Reddit are impressive and shockingly accurate. Reddit also allows the general populace to filter and rate themselves.

~ Tom Roberto

 

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10 Possible Impacts Of The Facebook Privacy Scandal

Seeing Facebook in the news will facilitate conversation around the company’s leadership, business practices and what privacy in 2018 really means. While this is all positive, it is up to the public to instigate change. If people leave the platform or demand action, that will compel others to act. The FTC’s investigation will only force deeper cloaking for others. Hiding is a lot easier than changing.

~ Tom Roberto

 

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Nine Reasons Microsoft’s Changes Could Bring New Success To The Company

Microsoft has been known as a software giant since inception. They’ve attempted, for a short time, to reorganize as a product company with Zune, Surface, Windows Phone and Xbox. This strategy has only paid off in certain circumstances. It makes sense they would return to software teams and remove the linkage to products and the devices group. In isolation, these products will diverge from Windows.

~ Tom Roberto

 

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Forbes Exclusive – Not All Wireless Systems Are Built Equal

Nothing is more troubling than spotty Wi-Fi.  Imagine this: You’re sitting down after a lunch meeting, and you can’t retrieve emails. You double-check, and you’re definitely connected to the coffee shop’s Wi-Fi. Anger builds, and desperation sets in. Why can’t it just work? We’ve grown to expect decent connectivity at work, at home and in public spaces. Unfortunately, the Wi-Fi vertical is riddled with newcomers, science projects and enterprise offerings that have better marketing than anything else. There is no true standard for creating a ubiquitous wireless network that “just works.”

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Seven Artificial Intelligence Advances Expected This Year

We’ll see more intelligent and natural conversation between humans and voice assistants like Alexa and Google Home. As AI gets better in machine learning, these systems can learn how to speak naturally and in response to the way humans communicate. This will allow for more fluid search. Imagine the movie “Her” in real life.

~ Tom Roberto

 

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Finding The Best Candidate: Seven Traits Top IT Job Seekers Must Possess

With disruption in mind, tech teams should always employ creative thinkers. Today, tech teams are riddled with data scientists and software engineers. User experience and customer experience are missing from most new offerings. If tech teams are to persist, creative thinkers are required to present new options and round out the rigidity of logic.

~ Tom Roberto

 

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Nine Things That Are Poised To Impact Cybersecurity

With the rise in popularity of blockchain and decentralized networking, security concerns need to be rethought. It’s true that these technologies decrease centralized attacks, like DDoS. They also essentially eliminate data tampering. That said, the next big security task is protecting data in decentralized environments. The enterprise will no longer own the hardware layer.

~ Tom Roberto

 

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Eight Methods Tech Executives Can Use To Improve Their Success

2018 is presenting itself as a transformative year in technology. 5G cellular services, software-defined wide-area network (SD-WAN), artificial intelligence and more advanced data mining are all finding their way into U.S. enterprise. This means accelerated growth in disruptive technologies, and less focus on tried and true methods. For tech executives, this means preparing for what’s to come — more services and faster deployment.

~ Tom Roberto

 

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