Deep Dive

Industry insights from our journalists


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    What GitHub's Copilot tool reveals about AI's future in software development

    AI can take repetitive tasks off a software developer's to-do list. But the transformative effect of these tools hinges on their maturity, which hasn't yet hit its peak.

    Roberto Torres • Sept. 16, 2021
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    How to navigate the IT tension of hybrid work

    When Northwestern Mutual employees returned to the office, the technology demand centered on reacclimation and reactivation. The long-term challenge is far more fundamental: solving for hybrid parity. 

    Roberto Torres • July 19, 2021
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    Inequity, pay disparities and job insecurity: Inside the rise of tech unions

    Labor efforts in the space are demystifying the idea that all tech workers have good working conditions.

    Katie Malone • June 10, 2021
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    Where hybrid work can't work

    The next phase of hybrid work focuses on the gaps technology struggles to bridge, with a disconnect looming between workers who can operate from home and those who must be on site.

    Roberto Torres • April 13, 2021
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    Satellite internet: digital divide solution or 'science experiment'?

    SpaceX and Amazon have said the technology can help rural America get online, but opponents say it's unproven and not worthy of federal investment.

    Chris Teale • March 30, 2021
  • HR, IT will spend 2021 cleaning up last year's breakneck digital shift

    Coming face to face with technology limitations last year starkly clarified priorities for 2021 and beyond, experts said.

    Kathryn Moody • Jan. 12, 2021
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    How far can a $1.4B IT budget go?

    The government spends billions on IT every year, but agencies face public shortcomings enterprises can learn from.

    Katie Malone • Jan. 12, 2021
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    Will remote workers who move be paid less? Not necessarily, employers say

    Employers are adopting varying stances on 'pay localization,' as remote employees seek greener pastures.

    Ryan Golden • Dec. 16, 2020
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    Why 4-year colleges are tapping Amazon to help deliver cloud computing degrees

    Amazon Web Services is one of a handful of tech employers, including Google and Microsoft, helping colleges offer credentials in the field.

    Natalie Schwartz • Nov. 25, 2020
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    The emerging wave of procurement and spend-management technology

    As historically paperbound processes advance from automation to intelligence, procurement departments must address data and culture change.

    Gary Wollenhaupt • Nov. 12, 2020
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    COVID-19 upended technology priorities. Where do businesses go from here?

    The pandemic overhauled technology priorities for 2020, accelerating migration, freezing innovation and flattening previously forecast growth. It leaves businesses with little recourse, yet certain technologies are imperative.

    Naomi Eide • July 6, 2020
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    How productivity monitoring tools impact compliance and culture

    Despite the popularity of remote work, some employers aren't sold on the idea, worried that employees will slack off. Enter: productivity monitoring.

    Pamela DeLoatch • June 9, 2020
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    Who will save the startups?

    The runway, or dead space, between VC financing could determine a startup's ability to weather a recession — that, or an offering industry can't resist buying.

    Samantha Schwartz • April 28, 2020
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    The other clouds

    The $50 billion IaaS market prioritizes the hyperscalers at the very top, neglecting the providers at the bottom, the unnamed others offering alternative cloud solutions.

    Naomi Eide • Feb. 13, 2020
  • 'Golden bullet' clauses protect CISOs after a breach

    A financial cushion will not shield an executive from public scrutiny, but it can alleviate the burden of blame.

    Samantha Schwartz • Nov. 18, 2019
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    M&A playbook: How to prepare for the cost, staff and tech hurdles

    Relying on staff engagement, a clear notion of the business concept and a thoughtful approach to redundancies can increase the odds of M&A success.

    Roberto Torres • Nov. 14, 2019
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    What industry gets wrong about cyber insurance

    Despite common perception, recovery from a cyber event — such as paying a ransom — cannot be decided by a carrier.

    Samantha Schwartz • Oct. 31, 2019
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    The forgotten ones: Ransomware preys on the resource-poor

    When Brookside Medical Center was hit with ransomware, it refused to pay. The practice was forced to shutter. 

    Samantha Schwartz • Oct. 17, 2019
  • Why grocers are looking outside the industry for executive talent

    As challenges mount, an insular industry has started recruiting technology management from other channels. Should they extend their efforts across the C-suite?

    Lauren Manning • Oct. 16, 2019
  • Tech giants and 2-year colleges are teaming up to teach in-demand skills

    Amazon, Facebook and Google are among the companies helping institutions craft curriculum, but some worry such programs can be limiting.

    Kelly Field • Sept. 9, 2019
  • A great talent drought awaits tech as valued skills shift

    Could a debilitating shortage of talent await the tech industry? There are signs a drought is already here.

    Roberto Torres • Aug. 16, 2019
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    Micron takes on smart manufacturing to fuel memory-hungry sectors

    In the early 2000s, Micron's customers were PC-centric. But smartphones, internet of things devices at the edge, cloud computing and data centers are pushing the limits of memory technology.

    Naomi Eide • July 16, 2019
  • Welcome to the drive-thru, AI will take your order

    McDonald's and Sonic Drive-In are among the fast food chains testing voice-automation and AI as part of a push to modernize the drive-thru.

    Julie Littman • July 8, 2019
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    Checking for vitals: Inside the Quest Diagnostics, LabCorp supply chain breach

    The intrusion happened inside the American Medical Collection Agency, but responsibility is shared through its partner ecosystem.

    Samantha Schwartz • June 6, 2019
  • Data is important, but insights drive restaurant growth

    To remain competitive in a digital market, operators must walk the tightrope of processing as much diner data as possible without ceding control to third parties or alienating customers. 

    Emma Liem Beckett • May 31, 2019