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Microsoft touts first PCs to ship natively with secure Pluton chip

Along with thwarting malware, the Pluton chip handles BitLocker, Windows Hello, and System Guard and might help prevent physical insider attacks. The technology is also being used in Azure Sphere in the cloud.

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8 key technologies for the future of work

As the hybrid workplace becomes the norm, technologies designed to accommodate, protect, and improve productivity for remote and in-office employees will be critical.

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The rise of digital bosses: They can hire you — and fire you

Automated software programs that help hire employees and monitor their work are becoming more popular as companies grapple with how to manage a disparate, remote workforce.

The open office floor plan: rethinking an awful idea

Those big, wide-open offices don’t work—both for employees and the companies who think they improve collaboration among colleagues. It’s time to rethink what the office is.

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3 big workplace changes to expect in ‘22

If 2021 was all about the Great Resignation, 2022 is likely to be about keeping employees happy and engaged as companies sort out what a hybrid workplace looks like.

Mac enrollment simplified: Apple Configurator comes to iOS

The new iPhone version of Apple Configurator makes configuring and enrolling Macs as easy as setting up an Apple Watch.

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The Great Resignation: Why workers quit (and how companies can respond)

A pandemic-driven exodus from the workforce has been marked by workers seeking more flexible working conditions, better pay and benefits, and career advancement. But companies can head off employee dissatisfaction — and boost...

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12+ tips to make remote meetings more effective

Are you drained by constant hours-long Zoom meetings in which everyone speaks but nothing seems to happen? Try a new approach.

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Office going hybrid? How to think through the options

As companies adjust to the reality of a hybrid workplace, a growing number of tools can enable better workflow, project planning, and communication. Knowing how to use those tools and engage employees remains a huge challenge.

How to inspire holiday cheer remotely

Another holiday season without a Christmas party? Not necessarily. These businesses have conjured clever ideas for remote celebration.

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EU ‘gig worker’ rules look to rein in algorithmic management

Backers of the proposals argue that all workers should be protected from management by automated systems and want companies to be more transparent about what they’re doing.

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Q&A: JLL exec sees no return to pre-COVID work routines, but a 4-day work week

Peter Miscovich, managing director of Jones Lang LaSalle IP (JLL), a global real estate investment and management firm, says new views on flexible work and a re-evaluation of what employees want will reshape commercial real estate and...

Omicron: Here we go again

Despite the scary headlines about the new Omicron variant of COVID-19, business is better prepared now to deal with the ups and downs it’s likely to bring.

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Technology is to blame for the ‘Great Resignation’

Workers are quitting in droves. That’s the bad news. The good news is that technology can fix what technology broke.

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Rise in employee monitoring prompts calls for new rules to protect workers

With remote work now commonplace, many companies have embraced the use of monitoring tools to keep tabs on workers. That's led to growing calls for worker privacy protections.

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The future of work: In a hybrid world, office downsizings are coming

Companies that have embraced the hybrid workplace are looking for less office space and more flexible facilities to accommodate the variable number of employees who come in.

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Apple delays office return, but is it still too optimistic?

Apple has once again delayed its return to the workplace, but it will likely be forced to delay the return schedule yet another time.

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Remote work and the collapse of the social network (no, not that one)

There’s a missing link in today’s workplace that’s harming productivity and undermining loyalty to employers: the social connections we used to make in the office.

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