Artificial intelligence reveals gender bias in the workplace, study says

Most managers like to think of themselves as operating free of any bias, rewarding their employees based on merit alone—but a new study of five companies that’s powered by artificial intelligence tells a more troubling story.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/19/artificial-intelligence-reveals-gender-bias-in-workplace-study-says.html

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Feds: Cloud Cybersecurity Benefits Now Outweigh Risks


Many federal government IT managers used to be wary of the shortcomings of migrating to cloud technology because of potential data security problems affecting email, business systems, personal data records and, especially, national security operations. However, after the federal “cloud first” initiative’s six-year effort to promote the technology, there are signs that federal IT managers gradually have changed their assessment. Federal IT managers have concluded that cloud technology will exceed government data protection requirements.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84998.html?rss=1

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Nutshell CTO Andy Fowler: Good CRM Tools Stay Out of the Way


“CRM was originally created for the managers and bosses to report on the pipeline, and it was sold as a value proposition to the manager,” noted Nutshell CTO Andy Fowler. “What’s changing now is that CRM is becoming much more about supporting the rep — giving them the tools they need to improve their performance. It’s no longer just a tool for the boss to check in on the salespeople. If [salespeople] see the intrinsic value of the CRM tool they’re using, that motivates them.”

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84514.html?rss=1

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Federal IT Opportunities: Steady Funding, Constant Challenges


The good news for federal information technology managers — and the vendor community — is that government IT budgets will remain stable for the next few years in terms of projected spending. An additional potential benefit is that a recent budget agreement will support agencies for two years, removing some of the uncertainty that has characterized recent government funding. The spending stability doesn’t mean federal IT procurement will remain boringly routine, however — far from it.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/82848.html?rss=1

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Fund managers still leery of Apple stock, believe shares could slide further before rebounding

Investment managers on Wall Street believe that Apple stock is currently undervalued, but they’re also reportedly concerned that shares of the company could drop even further before their eventual rebound.

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