How To Build Engaged, Enthusiastic Communities For Your Tech Company

“Living with” your customers at regular intervals does wonders for aligning your solutions with their needs. By regularly living in their shoes, you will understand whether or not what you’ve sold them is working and what problems they are experiencing on a day-to-day basis. It also builds exceptional team relationships when you can have empathy for what they do and how they do it.

~ Tom Roberto

 

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20 Expert Tips For Building Security Into New Tech Products

End-to-end encryption, multifactor authentication, and code and database reviews should be paramount when starting. If you can implement those three factors into a product or service from the ground up, you’ll usually have a strong foundation for more refined security later. Products that start out less secure typically implement security haphazardly later. It’s a case of preparation—security should be important from day one.

~ Tom Roberto

 

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20 Tech-Focused Business Practices That Promote Better Sustainability

It’s essential to pursue the usage of sustainable resources in the manufacture of storage devices and chips. The relationship between paranoia and security will never be overcome by sustainability. The best security practice is to destroy storage devices; therefore, the best sustainability practice is to manufacture them to be destroyed. Recycling raw materials and harvesting mechanics would be a good start.

~ Tom Roberto

 

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16 Consumer-Facing Tech Products And Developments Experts Love

I see great promise in intelligent power routing and monitoring solutions. With the electric vehicle “gold rush” occurring, nothing is more important than the tracking, routing and scaling of electrical grids and subsystems. Everything that’s been done for the CCTV market over the last 30 years is needed in the electrical space. Digitization will be key in the adoption of EVs.

~ Tom Roberto

 

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18 Tech Experts Discuss AI Myths That Should Be Debunked

The general public thinks AI has intelligence and/or conscious thought. Today, AI is nothing more than a set of prediction engines—what pixel to display next, what word to type next. While extremely impressive, AI has no creative thought, nor does it have intelligence. We must remember that it’s a tool, and if it’s implemented incorrectly, it’s much like having nails but no hammer. AI isn’t magic.

~ Tom Roberto

 

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16 Innovative Potential (And Current) Applications For The Metaverse

The concept of the metaverse can be utilized in politics to enhance engagement, transparency and accessibility. Political campaigns and discussions can take place in virtual environments, allowing for wider participation and interactive experiences. Virtual town halls, debates and meetings can be conducted, reaching a larger audience.

~ Tom Roberto

 

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20 Questions To Help Tech Pros Pinpoint Clients’ Real Needs

Many people have no idea how tech might, or might not, be able to solve their problem. Clients would be wise to explain their issue and how they currently work through the problem. Then, someone in tech can marry their issue with a solution and either remedy the issue completely or offer up something better than what the client is doing today.

~ Tom Roberto

 

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Considering A Tech Career? 14 Future-Forward Specialties To Explore

If I were a student with a tech career in my sights, I would focus on sales empowerment (via CRM systems) or data processing (any kind of data science). Nothing will be more important for businesses in the upcoming decade as the need to integrate Salesforce into everything. Along with that will come the need for data aggregation, processing, storage and manipulation. Everything else may be more sexy—but it comes totally second to sales and metrics.

~ Tom Roberto

 

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20 Common Pieces Of Tech Leadership Advice It May Be Time To Retire

I’ve found that consensus leads to a stifling of innovation and forward momentum within a business. Instead, I find that a small group of leaders should meet and then move the organization forward, leading by example. Management by committee never works, and waiting for everyone to agree is never the sign of a healthy management team or business. It takes gumption to grow.

~ Tom Roberto

 

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