Microsoft Partner Days: Modern Workplace, Devices and Business Applications

I am back at Twickenham again this morning for the last day of our Microsoft Partner Days event. Today the focus is on Modern Workplace, Devices and Business Applications. (If you missed yesterday’s keynote you can catch up on my wrap-up blog post here.) Joe Macri once more took to the stage to welcome hundreds…

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That’s not natural: taking the workplace back to its roots

The great linguist Steven Pinker has a theory about why talking about technology can get so complicated. He calls it the curse of knowledge. The more you know, the less clearly you communicate. You probably come across the curse of knowledge more than most people. You sell technology. You’re expected to know what it does,…

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The 4IR story goes deeper… knowing the modern customer

Our last post talked about security – the foundation everything in your customers’ businesses should be built on. It’s about protecting their internal operations from external factors. And it’s not the only way the outside influences the inside. Customers (your customers’ customers, that is) are a big, diverse, sometimes fickle bunch. And they’re the biggest outside…

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The Fourth Industrial Revolution – part 2

  First, let’s consider the impact of the workplace on employee engagement. The Steelcase Global Report sums it up nicely: “Workers who are highly satisfied with their workplace also demonstrate higher levels of engagement.” In addition: “Highly engaged employees have greater flexibility to make choices about where and how they work.” The rise of the…

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