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Mobile – Another Cycle of Change
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Mobile – Another Cycle of Change

A recent study by MeriTalk reports that government IT pros predicts tablet use in government will triple by 2013. In fact half of Federal IT professionals say that not having PC alternatives such as laptops, tablets and smartphones could impair government’s ability to attract and retain top talent. The post-PC era is upon us, thanks to consumerization, but it does come with its challenges. The variety...

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New Way of Working
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New Way of Working

Yesterday we looked at an infographic that compared the way we worked 50 years ago and the way we work today. But a lot of people don’t realize that the way people work today really is different than it was even a few years ago. In fact, many companies haven’t caught on to the fact that their people are mobile. They’re on another floor, in...

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Workplace Change
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Workplace Change

Mad Men is a dramatic television series that focuses on people at a New York ad agency back in the 1960s. It’s critically acclaimed for historical authenticity and for how it shows the changing social attitudes of our country in that era. The folks at Citrix Online were struck by the changes over the last 50 years in how (and where) people work and produced...

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So you STILL think face time is valuable?
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So you STILL think face time is valuable?

  Twelve years of research on workplace collaboration finds that bringing people together may promote casual interaction, but there’s plenty of evidence that it also inhibits productive collaboration. Proximity, privacy and permission are all factors that influence interaction. Steve Jobs understood that proximity promoted interaction, and famously arranged and rearranged the Pixar office to promote it. But privacy is necessary so you can control who...

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iPhone – Good and Bad Uses For Telework
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iPhone – Good and Bad Uses For Telework

Yeah, I’m an Apple fanboy. iPhone does some really cool stuff. But I’ll be the first to admit there are also some things it can do that I hate. For example, there’s a new iPhone app titled, pugilistically, GPS Punch! Now, that’s mildly offensive, but what it does is truly awful. The free app is designed to “eliminate slacking off” and enables managers to see...

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