Voice Assistants at Work: Can You Trust Them Not To Eavesdrop?

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and other digital voice assistants are rapidly moving from the home to the workplace. Along with the many potential benefits, there are concerns to consider. The idea of asking a voice assistant to set reminders, answer questions, and remember ideas is compelling. I can see using them in meetings and training […]
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Mozilla To End ftp Support. What Are the Alternatives?

In March of this year, Mozilla followed in the steps of Google and announced the upcoming end to support for the ftp protocol in its browser. That is a very good thing! The ftp URI is the mechanism for browsers to use FTP (the File Transfer Protocol) to send and receive data from servers supporting […]
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New Concerns About Uses of Facial Recognition

Facial recognition and other biometric technologies have great potential to assist in catching criminals, finding missing people, and in other law enforcement activities. I wrote here earlier about facial recognition and some of the associated caveats. Gizmodo recently had an article about 95%+ failure rate of facial recognition technology in Detroit. Not only is Boston […]
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Microsoft Teams and SharePoint: Working Together

Question: Do we still need SharePoint if we start using Teams? Short answer: Yes! SharePoint is a vital part of Teams. Long answer: A few things happen when you create a new team in Microsoft Teams. First it creates a new Microsoft 365 group (formerly Office 365 group) which contains the team of people and […]
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Top 10 Agile Lessons Learned from an Actual Practicing Scrum Master and Product Owner

Those looking to introduce Agile practices to their team, department or organization can learn a lot from the rich, real-world experience that comes from being a veteran Agile professional. We recently asked Learning Tree Scrum Master Tim Vatne and Learning Tree Web Product Owner Wendy Figueroa to delve into their combined 24 years of Agile experience to offer their […]
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