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By Lori Cameron
As the tech revolution surges ahead in first world nations, a new player is emerging with the potential to surpass them all—Africa. It’s easy to see why. Africa has three advantages over developed nations when it comes to technological advancement.
By Larry Alton
If you’ve started using a virtual private network (VPN), you might notice that your internet speed is slower than usual—or at least, slower than you’d like it to be. This is sometimes an unfortunate byproduct of a VPN’s most important features, but it doesn’t have to negatively impact your online…
By Donna Howard
User experience (UX) design is becoming more and more important as the need to stay connected to your audience grows. In the past, it was easy for companies to set themselves apart in uncompetitive fields with little in the way of design. Nowadays, however, every industry across the board has…
By Anna Johansson
It’s no secret that artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are a big deal. By some estimates, within 15 years, automated algorithms and robots could take over approximately 40 percent of global jobs available to humans today. If you’re in the computer science or computer engineering industry, news of this…
By Drew Hendricks
Your business data is your greatest asset. If the data were to disappear tomorrow, could you confidently say nothing would be affected at your business, and everything would continue to run smoothly? Or would you find yourself in a state of sheer panic? The mere fact that these questions cause…
By Ashley Lipman
  For something to be agile, it must be able to move quickly and easily. In other words, efficient and effective movement that’s adaptable to changing scenarios. As such, it’s not surprising that Agile is the name of the project management method that software developers flock toward. When a project…
By Anthony Coggine
When hiring a product manager the interview questions have to be pointed in order to highlight their skills in the field. Firstly, it is important to understand their experiences and gauge their knowledge. Ask questions about their time working in the industry and the methods they employed when running the…
By Drew Hendricks
There are many reasons why one may need multiple email accounts. In fact, it is best practice to separate your emails when you have an online presence. You can choose to have one for each, personal and work life. The separation of email accounts is an effective way to prevent sending emails…
By Larry Alton
A bumpy sales process makes it hard to close deals fast. Most of those bumps can be smoothed out by using software to streamline the process. Here are six software applications that can help: 1. Salesforce Salesforce is the ultimate tool for managing your sales process. Salesforce comes with an…
By Larry Alton
Starting and managing a business is easier today than it’s ever been before, thanks to the resources available to aspiring entrepreneurs. Even if you’re new to the realm of entrepreneurship, you can find countless articles, how-to guides, and perhaps most importantly, templates to help you create your business from scratch.…
By Ashley Lipman
This year, more and more organizations are expected to move from waterfall approaches to DevOps. DevOps is a relatively new term used to refer to the new system of agile infrastructure. It’s a lean approach to collaboration in which development and operations staff work together through all stages of the…
By Robert Kolaski
Ethical issues surrounding data such as data privacy and theft have been on the rise. Data security continues to be something that all companies put on the forefront of their activities. The war for cybersecurity has been ongoing: and it seems that it will be ongoing for a while. As…
By Drew Hendricks
A customer service representative is integral to any company in every industry. They are the face of the brand, the liaison between the corporation and the individual, and as such, every business’ future rests on their success. If you’re friendly, passionate about helping others, knowledgeable, and patient, then you might…
An Industrial Technology Research Institute survey lists the 10 most crucial advanced technologies that will affect the Asian region by 2030.
By Larry Alton
At first glance, computer engineering and related fields may not seem like they have much to do with creativity. In our culture, we tend to draw a heavy line between fields related to math and/or logic and fields related to creativity—think of it as an external split between left-brained and…
By Anna Johansson
These days, it’s easy for entrepreneurs, bloggers, and other self-starters to get started with their own website. With a website builder, you can put together a web design based on a template, even if you have no previous web design experience. And thanks to built-in hosting services or external hosting…
By Larry Alton
Automation and AI are central to how we use computers today, and while these tools have made it possible for everyone from businesses to students to speed technical procedures, AI is becoming passé. According to technology experts, 2019 will see substantial growth in the area of deep learning accelerators, low-power…
Dejan Milojicic, Hewlett Packard Enterprise distinguished technologist and an IEEE Computer Society past president, began the new year speaking with Chinese state-owned China Global Television Network (CGTN) about the society's recently released Top 10 Tech Trends for 2019.
Deep learning accelerators, assisted transportation, and the Internet of Bodies (IoB) lead the 2019 technology outlook IEEE Computer Society (IEEE-CS) tech experts unveil their annual predictions for the future of tech, presenting what they believe will be the most widely adopted technology trends in 2019. This year, the experts also…
By Lori Cameron
Experts at the IEEE Computer Society chronicle advances in healthcare and offer their own new technologies to improve our well-being, especially for individuals who may have difficulty caring for themselves or even accessing a doctor or therapist.
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   About the Authors
Michael Martinez, the editor of the Computer Society's Computer.Org website and its social media, has covered technology as well as global events while on the staff at CNN, Tribune Co. (based at the Los Angeles Times), and the Washington Post.
Lori Cameron is a Senior Writer for the IEEE Computer Society and currently writes regular features for Computer magazine, Computing Edge, and the Computing Now and Magazine Roundup websites. For over 20 years, she has been a professor of writing and literature at DeVry University, Long Beach, as well as a free-lance technical writer. Lori received a master of arts in English from the California State Polytechnic University in 1992, and a bachelor of arts in writing from Indiana Wesleyan University in 1988.
I am a professional blogger, writer, and researcher who contributes to a number of reputable online media outlets and news sources. A graduate of Iowa State University, I’m now a full-time freelance writer and business consultant. Currently, I write for Entrepreneur.com, HuffingtonPost.com, and Business.com, among others. In addition to journalism, technical writing and in-depth research, I’m also active in my community and spend weekends volunteering with a local non-profit literacy organization and rock climbing.