Companies spend a lot of money on technology. They waste a lot, too.
It happens for all sorts of reasons. Maybe they are chasing the latest shiny new thing. Or they misunderstand what consumers want. Or they build something new rather than buy off the shelf.
Whatever the reason, the likelihood of spending mistakes is greater than ever, as the pandemic has made companies scramble even faster for new tools, to accommodate people rushing to work from home. Worldwide IT spending is expected to reach $3.9 trillion this year, up 6% from last year, according to
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WHEN AMERICANS were sent home from offices in early March, many thought it would be for a few weeks. A month, tops. But as that timeline stretched into summer and now 2021, we’ve relied ever more on technology to remain informed, entertained and fed; to fight the WFH weight gain; to stay connected in novel, sometimes intriguing, sometimes vexing, ways. “We’ve witnessed that there’s a tech solve for each of our disruptions: shopping, therapy, concerts, drinking, games, you name it,” said Matt Klein, director of strategy for Sparks & Honey, a consultancy that studies cultural trends. “Are these experiences exact … Read more
As of March 19, 58% of American knowledge workers were working from home, according to Forbes — and that percentage has likely increased since then. Although many have now spent weeks and months working remotely, you might still be struggling to adjust to the new normal. And with many working from home for the foreseeable future, it’s not too late to take steps to optimize that experience.
From setting up an ideal home office to making the most of available technology and learning to balance parental and office duties — all while staying sane — here are 100 ways to … Read more