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IDG Contributor Network: 4th-gen UI

Once every few decades, we experience a broad shift in how people interact with computers. Think about it. How long have you been relying on your mouse to click on the things you want to interact with? In many ways, the typical user interfaces model hasn’t changed much since 1984 but we’re finally in the midst of a major new shift.What I’m calling the fourth-gen user interface has arrived, and it will create a truly dramatic shift for users over the next few years. These new interfaces will leverage technologies like ubiquitous connected devices, location-based services, speech recognition, computer vision, biometrics and even augmented reality (AR).  This isn’t your dad’s computing environment.To read this article in full, please click here

IDG Contributor Network: The cloud is here to stay

The future of work is evolving at a rapid pace, and flexibility is at the forefront of the change. We’re talking about the ability to work anywhere, anytime, and from any device because technology enables a secure, integrated, and efficient way to work—not simply because company policy allows for flexibility in schedule or location.True flexibility enables collaboration, removes workflow roadblocks, and transforms how we interact with our physical environments, both in-office and elsewhere. The result is a seamless, intuitive way to work that increases productivity and engagement without compromise.The findings from our recent survey with Wakefield Research confirm this reality: while about a quarter (27%) of office professionals without a flexible work environment are concerned that implementing one would decrease productivity, half of those (50%) who do work in a flexible work environment note it has increased productivity. In addition, 87% of office professionals whose company has a flexible work environment report their company has experienced positive outcomes from the model.To read this article in full, please click here