AI Race Heats up as Cisco Plans MindMeld Acquisition, Apple Bags Lattice

There’s a race going on at tech companies, not to sell the latest device or cloud service, and it mostly

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GE Acquires LM Wind Power to Boost Renewable Energy Business

Paris, France, April 20 — GE completes acquisition of LM Wind Power for $1.65B. After the purchase had been announced

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Skype Now Also Translates Japanese in Real-Time

Redmond, US, April 6 — Microsoft’s Skype will now be able to contribute to your conversations in real-time with all Japanese

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Gratitude is Good Business

Some years ago, when I was transitioning from early career to whatever I am now, I found myself in an

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Esri Geodata Tool Will Be Available in Microsoft Power BI and Office

Redlands, US, March 6 — Esri is an industry leader in geographic data analytics. Right now, with Microsoft, it is doing what

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Automation vs Manual Work: Why Is That Even a Question?

I send this out before anything else: I am a fan of automation that supports people, not replaces them. There

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About Known Unknowns and Unknown Unknowns

A mind boggling subject, is it not? When I first came across terms like known unknowns and unknown unknowns, I

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Let’s Sell and Buy Fair: How Not Asking for a Discount Can Save You Money

All kinds of business interactions have at least two parties involved. To make revenue, all the parties involved pursue to

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What Does a Product Manager Do?

I am professionally involved with enterprise IT service management for more than ten years now, and one of the matters

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I’ve Made a Mistake. And You Did Too.

Let’s start this article traditionally, like you’d encounter it being a high school teacher, with a definition. Merriam-Webster tells us a

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Microsoft Releases HR Management App StaffHub with Room for Improvement

Redmond, US, January 12 — Microsoft releases new software called StaffHub to provide shift planning and staff management functions primarily targeted

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CleanStart: A Startup Simulation to Play and Learn From

Did you ever wonder if you could manage a startup? Do you possess an entrepreneurial spirit, but in a rather playful

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10 Awesome Things Your Inner Geek Wants for Your Office

Ever wanted to give your office and workspace a little extra bit of geek power? Whether you’re in a C-Suit

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Visions of Open, Collaborative & Flexible Working Culture [Video]

This animation by Andrew Park, of Cognitive Media, visualizes the future-of-work vision of Dave Coplin, Chief Envisioning Officer at Microsoft, in a

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5 Ways to Use Facebook for Business

There are a lot of ways to generate money online. We’ve talked about this before in my previous article. You

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Ultimate Guide for Foreigners to Get a Job in Japan

Life is short, why don’t you take a chance and move to Japan? Yes, it sounds like such an unrealistic

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Google Consolidates Their Apps into the New “G Suite”

Google started out as just a search engine, then it started including ads and became a tool bar. Gmail came

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