Tag: Workplace

Microsoft’s new ‘hybrid workplace’ policy will make working from home a permanent part of the mix

Microsoft’s headquarters in Redmond, Wash. (GeekWire Photo / Monica Nickelsburg)

Microsoft has released new “hybrid workplace” guidance that lays out how employees can have a more flexible remote work schedule and even relocate elsewhere in the country as the tech giant continues to adjust to changing needs during the ongoing pandemic.

The Verge first reported on the internal messaging Friday, saying that Redmond, Wash.-based Microsoft will allow employees to work from home freely for less than 50 percent of their working week, and managers will be able to approve permanent remote work.

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Kathleen Hogan, Microsoft’s chief people officer, said in a note to employees that the COVID-19 pandemic has challenged everyone to “think, live, and work in new ways.”

“We will offer as much flexibility as possible to support individual work styles, while

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How Autonomous Vehicles Are Paving The Way For Safety In The Workplace

CEO of Everguard, whose entrepreneurial skills have helped him develop teams, products, and new markets across technologies and industries.

While the concept of self-driving automobiles only gained popularity in the last few decades, the vision of a fully autonomous vehicle was first introduced at the World’s Fair in 1939 by industrialist Norman Bel Geddes. Geddes had a dream of “devices which will correct the faults of human beings as drivers,” according to his book Magic Motorways.

Unfortunately, Geddes was on to something. The tragic reality is that today, 94% of serious crashes are due to human error. That is why automakers and tech heavyweights have partnered to bring Geddes’ vision to life. If most serious crashes are due to human error, it only makes sense to eliminate the human component of driving by deploying fully autonomous vehicles. But how?

Applying Sensor Fusion And AI Technology To Maximize Safety

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10 Big Tech Trends That Will Influence Tomorrow’s Workplace

With COVID-19 prompting office closures and a sudden shift to remote work, companies have had to adapt to and learn new tech on the fly in recent months, and change is still coming. Even if your organization has adjusted successfully, the “new normal” is an ever-moving target, especially when it comes to technology.

As top industry leaders, the members of Forbes Technology Council strive to identify upcoming tech trends and their potential impact before they arrive. Below, they predict the top 10 trends coming to the workplace and explain how your company can prepare for them.

1. On-Demand Workspaces

Once the pandemic subsides, a large portion of the workforce will continue to stay remote and visit physical offices as necessary. Corporations have to move to on-demand workspaces. Building systems have to

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Mark Zuckerberg Plans to Moderate Facebook Workplace Chat

Illustration for article titled Free Speech Champion Mark Zuckerberg Announces Plan to Censor His Employees

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Facebook employees have recently been wondering if perhaps Facebook—which lets politicians lie in ads, festers with extremist movements like QAnon, and by design amplifies authoritarian propaganda, misinformation, and hate speech—is actually the bad guy.

Hey, pal, why don’t you shut the fuck up, CEO Mark Zuckerberg responds.

According to reports in CNBC and the Wall Street Journal, Zuckerberg told employees on Thursday that the company plans to crack down on discussion of polarizing political and social issues on internal message boards. The Journal wrote that Zuckerberg said staff shouldn’t have to discuss social issues at work and outlined potential steps like establishing rules on where these discussions can pop up on the company’s messenger, making sure those conversations are monitored and moderated:

The steps will include delineating which parts of the company’s internal messaging platform are acceptable for such

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The CXApp and Inpixon Announce Collaboration for Healthy Workplace Solutions with Contact Tracing and Social Distancing Technology

SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Companies are struggling to identify and implement safe workplace protocols that allow them to bring the workforce back with full confidence. It’s a balance of slowly reintroducing employees to the office and shared spaces, and keeping them safe while doing so.

The CDC recommends developing a hierarchy of controls to reduce transmission and modifying seats, furniture, and workstations to maintain 6 feet of physical distance between employees.

The CXApp and Inpixon aim to deliver solutions that present two complementary streams of social distancing and contact tracing data to protect employees in the workplace. Enterprise customers can drive healthy behaviors that allow the workforce to return informed and protected via mobile-first, communication-forward touchpoints.

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Smashing the Glass Ceiling in VC Funding and the Workplace


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The Covid-19 pandemic has caused the Big Bang-like expansion of the demand for tools that facilitate working from home, propelling the valuation of Zoom to more than $80 billion, twice as much as the combined valuation of the seven largest airlines in the world. As the chairwoman and president of the company which owns the TransparentBusiness SaaS platform, designated by Citigroup as the Top People Management Solution, I see an opportunity for creating a company valued on par with Zoom. But as a female founder, I face a hard-to-crack glass ceiling:VC funds don’t finance female entrepreneurs in the tech business.

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To be precise, VCs only allocate a meager 2.2% of their funding to startups with female founders. In 2018, VCs; total funding of companies that have female

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Visitor Management System for Workplace Market Latest Trends, Technology Advancement and Demand 2020 to 2025

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Sep 11, 2020 (Market Insight Reports) —
The report provides a unique tool for evaluating the Visitor Management System for Workplace Market, highlighting opportunities, and supporting strategic and tactical decision-making. This report recognizes that in this rapidly-evolving and competitive environment, up-to-date marketing information is essential to monitor performance and make critical decisions for growth and profitability. It provides information on trends and developments and focuses on market capacities and on the changing structure of the Visitor Management System for the Workplace.

The report presents the market competitive landscape and a corresponding detailed analysis of the major vendor/key players in the market. Top Companies in the Global Visitor Management System for Workplace Market: Envoy, Vizito, Veristream, Traction Guest, SwipedOn, Proxyclick, ALICE Receptionist, iLobby, KeepnTrack, Sine, Quantum Automation, ATT Systems, Raptor Technologies LLC, Greetly, Honeywell Access Control, Tyco Security,

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IoT Can Make Return to Workplace Easier, but Smarter Networks Required

We are fast approaching a time when everything will be connected, because the internet of things (IoT) is now mainstream. Businesses and consumers are connecting traditionally unconnected “things” at an unprecedented rate. This includes everything from security cameras, to medical devices, to point-of-sale devices to building automation systems—and the list goes on. 

All in all, my research forecasts there will be 80 billion connected devices in 2025, more than double the 30 billion today. One of the interesting aspects of IoT is that all these internet-connected devices are continuously collecting and transferring data over networks without human involvement. Harnessing the intelligence from the IoT generated data can lead to interesting insights that can help transform a business. 

The pandemic has accelerated the adoption of IoT 

COVID-19 further heightened the use cases for IoT. Things such as robotics, drones and sensors are helping certain industries enable contactless interactions. Robots are being

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COVID-19 Recovery Analysis: Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Market | Workplace Flexibility And Business Agility to boost the Market Growth

Technavio has been monitoring the virtual desktop infrastructure market and it is poised to grow by $ 3.88 bn during 2020-2024, progressing at a CAGR of over 10% during the forecast period. The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment.

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Technavio has announced its latest market research report titled Global Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Market 2020-2024 (Graphic: Business Wire)

Although the COVID-19 pandemic continues to transform the growth of various industries, the immediate impact of the outbreak is varied. While a few industries will register a drop in demand, numerous others will continue to remain unscathed and show promising growth opportunities. Technavio’s in-depth research has all your needs covered as our research reports include all foreseeable market scenarios, including pre- & post-COVID-19 analysis. We offer $1000 worth of

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