Eyes to the sky: Three enduring eternities
The history of IT has been a steady evolution of pioneering innovations in interaction, information, and computation, which together serve as the enduring foundation of modern computing.
Through the glass: Immersive internet for the enterprise
The metaverse and other immersive virtual experiences are quickly becoming valuable enterprise tools for new business models and training and collaboration.
AI gains credibility: Learning to trust our AI colleagues
While the value of AI is now indisputable, the question of how to best use it often boils down to how much workers and end users trust AI tools.
Feet firmly on the ground: Three foundational forces
Existing systems and investments—represented by the business of technology, cyber and trust, and core modernization—need to integrate with pioneering innovations so businesses can seamlessly operate while they grow.
Flexibility, the best ability: Reimagining the tech workforce
Instead of competing for a limited supply of tech talent, organizations can focus on skill-building, tap creative sources of talent, and provide a compelling talent experience.
In us we trust: Decentralized architectures and ecosystems
In an environment of decreasing confidence in civic and business institutions, decentralized, “trustless” systems based on blockchain could help rebuild trust.
Widening the aperture: Exploring the next frontiers, from infotech to xTech
Historically, “technology” has served as shorthand for information technology. But an extended set of technologies—or xTech—is on the horizon. We anticipate that six emerging technology disciplines will eventually rival IT in their impact on business innovation.
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