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Driving Through the Stupid Valley on the Way to Smart Machines

by Craig Roth  |  June 29, 2015

I like Smart Machines. That's computers taking unscripted actions on your behalf based on contextual awareness, just like a good secretary does. I only have to pay attention to important...

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How to Collaborate Remotely with Jerks

by Craig Roth  |  June 1, 2015

I have read many articles about how futuristic collaboration technologies, from telepresence conference rooms to virtual worlds, will improve workplace collaboration. Recently, I saw a video of telepresence robots in...

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My Annual Device Count @ MIT

by Jack Santos  |  May 22, 2015

I have been watching the transition of  compute devices for a long time (starting with TV Typewriters, the ASR-33, and 3270 terminals and controllers).  So it should come as no surprise...

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Our Private, Hidden Robots: Automating Yourself for Fun and Profit

by Craig Roth  |  May 19, 2015

It seems everyone these days is fearful of Silicon Valley geniuses or a star chamber in your IT department automating our jobs. Martin Ford's "Rise of the Robots," is a...

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2013 Healthcare Breach Report

by Jack Santos  |  April 14, 2014

If you have followed my blog, you know that I annually review the US HHS breach report, just to see what kind of year we had in healthcare security.  Well, enough...

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'Her' - A Tech Movie Review

by Craig Roth  |  January 6, 2014

You won't find many movie reviews on the Gartner Blog Network. Our Tomatometer is reserved for technology practices and products. But every now and then a movie comes along that...

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Breaking News: Office Distractions Cause Lost Productivity

by Craig Roth  |  September 11, 2013

In the September 10th, 2013 WSJ article "The Biggest Office Interruptions Are..not what most people think.", Sue Shellenbarger makes two points: offices have lots of interruptions, and these interruptions result...

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The Travesty of Security Questions: +1

by Craig Roth  |  May 20, 2013

Jack, I think you’re on to something with your post on The Travesty of Security Questions.  In addition to yours, I have my own issues with security questions.  Life is...

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Gartner builds on consumerization strategy

by Mark Mcdonald  |  April 1, 2013

London, UK, April 1st, 2013 – Unilever (UNA) maker of the Nexxus line of hair care products announced its agreement with Gartner (IT) to sell the Connecticut based company its...

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Which Email Personality Type Are You? Ten Approaches to Email Overload

by Craig Roth  |  February 6, 2013

Do you feel like you need to empty your inbox every day?  Or do you keep a decade’s worth of emails in there and just search when needed?  Maybe you...

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