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A two-minute read alerting you to the latest trends from around the world advancing technology and innovation and building the workforce of the future, curated by the NMTC's Technology Education Committee. (TEC)

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3D and 4D Printing
Artificial Intelligence
Autonomous Vehicles
Battery Technology
Cloud Technology

Cybersecurity
Hyperautomation
Machine Learning
New Materials
 Predictive Analytics 

Robotics
Synthetic Chemistry
TeleHealth
Voice Search Technology
Workforce Impact, New Tech

 

WHAT IS IT?

Cloud customers previously only had the option of public or private cloud deployments. The public cloud was more affordable and offered pay-as-you-go services. On the other hand, private cloud systems offer more data storage and security integrity.

WHY IMPORTANT

Cloud computing is evolving and expanding to other technologies, implementations, and domains. It is helping simplify the IT landscape and will continue to do so well into the medium and long run.

That said, organizations need to consider the business issues related to these cloud trends. Secure and efficient cloud adoption should be a goal for your company. You should ensure that you use the correct security and compliance tools and automate as many processes as possible. Your organization’s cloud will also need to consider sustainability and impact.

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WHAT IS IT?

Decision intelligence is an automated, engineered approach that gives organizations the ability to process large amounts of data to improve business decision making across its enterprise. Merging social science with data science, decision intelligence democratizes analytics and applies machine learning to your existing data to help business leaders make decisions

WHY IMPORTANT

Implementing decision intelligence in your operations can help your organization make quick, accurate and intelligent decisions that help you ultimately deliver on the promised return on investment.

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WHAT IS IT?

‘It all boils down to the fact that we focus a lot on preventing the assignment and unfortunately not a lot on identifying, detecting and responding to those threats,’ says Marc Laliberte, director of security operations for WatchGuard Technologies.

WHY IMPORTANT

We live in a scary world. It used to be just a PC, now it’s your data is everywhere, so you have to constantly check. Knowing what the threats are is the biggest takeaway, and knowing you need help.

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WHAT IS IT?

Four surprising, sophisticated ways your boss is keeping tabs on you. Shocking things that monitor your productivity

WHY IMPORTANT

If you’re wondering if you’re being watched, you probably are.

Certainly if you work for a company that’s at least 500 people, you should assume that [surveillance] is happening,” said Nelson, noting that some of these technologies were initially used by the Chinese government for population control.

Adding insult to injury, many of the monitoring programs — which can serve as an excuse to fire someone — are flawed by nature because they fail to capture the context of people’s actions.

“There’s been an enormous amount of research that shows [current] algorithms can be deeply biased,” said Nelson, who is working on a book about workplace surveillance. “Just because something is administered by a machine, we somehow imagine that’s more clinical. It just has all the same biases as anybody who programmed it.”

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WHAT IS IT?

13 common types of cyber attacks and how to prevent them

WHY IMPORTANT

cybercrime costs organizations $1.79 million every minute. These costs are both tangible and intangible, including not only direct loss of assets, revenue, and productivity, but also loss of business confidence, trust and reputational damage.

Ransomware is such a serious problem that there is an official U.S. government website called StopRansomware that provides resources to help organizations prevent ransomware attacks, as well as a checklist on how to respond to an attack.

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WHAT IS IT?

Global Hyperautomation Market Size & Share to Surpass USD 26.5 Billion by 2028

WHY IMPORTANT

By investing in hyperautomation, a company may benefit by accelerating complex work since the advanced technology provides support by automating complex tasks and engaging everyone associated with business transformation.

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WHAT IS IT?

Workforce Cyber Intelligence solution built around employee privacy using data minimalization and pseudonymization. It provides IT, security, and HR teams with data measuring which applications are used and how frequently. It measures the intensity to prevent burnout and promote work-life balance, and understands engagement level to foster optimal times for organizational communications and meetings without compromising privacy.

WHY IMPORTANT

Workforce Cyber Intelligence is NOT employee monitoring. Outdated, invasive platforms scrutinize productivity using keystroke logging, screen capture, and other surveillance techniques to observe precisely what each employee is doing all day. The surveillance solutions breed mistrust – the antithesis of what is required to improve operational efficiency and foster a positive employee culture.

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WHAT IS IT?

Brain-computer interfaces have been implanted in humans for the first time

WHY IMPORTANT

The implant is an electrode mesh array implanted via the jugular vein using well-established neurointerventional techniques. Since this procedure avoids drilling into the skull and open brain surgery, tens of thousands of physicians and clinics around the world already can perform the operation. And, with a series of yes or no signals transmitted via this device, a specially designed app allows text entry and control of a mobile device or computer.

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