Tech news roundup: GDPR turns 1, and who makes the best apps? Karen Roby reports on this week's biggest tech news, which includes Huawei's Android license and GDPR’s one-year anniversary, as well as what Microsoft says about a potential version of the law in the US. I'm Karen Roby with your TR and ZDNet mid-week news roundup. What is GDPR? Everything you need to know about the new general data protection regulations General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, is coming. Here's what it means, how it'll impact individuals and businesses. Read More Google has revoked Huawei's Android license leading to concern and confusion for many...this comes after the tech giant responded to an executive order by President Trump. We have the latest on the saga and what you need to know. This week marks the one year anniversary of GDPR. How have businesses been affected by the legislation and what does Microsoft have to say about a potential version of the law in the US? And one year … [Read more...] about Tech news roundup: GDPR turns 1, and who makes the best apps?
Business intelligence and data visualization firm Qlik has appointed a new country manager for its Brazil operations.The new incumbent is Olimpio Pereira, formerly an account manager at the company responsible for relationships with financial services clients such as banks including insurer Porto Seguro, Spanish banking giant Santander and Itaú, Brazil largest bank. executive guide Business analytics: The essentials of data-driven decision-making Data shows that data-driven organizations perform better. But what does it take to get there? Read More In his new role, Pereira reports into the company's head for Latin America, Eduardo Kfouri.Prior to joining Qlik, the executive held several leadership roles at companies including Oracle, BMC Software and Caterpillar.The previous Brazil country manager at the company, Marcelo Rezende, left Qlik to join tax and accounting software firm Wolters Kluwer in February as a managing director. Qlik launched operations in Brazil in … [Read more...] about Qlik Brazil appoints new country manager
How to engage with Generation Z in the workplace Ian Golding, interim CIO at the Natural History Museum, talks about the evolving CIO role and how to lead people successfully. See also Tech conferences and events to catch in 2019 (free PDF) Generation Z started entering the workplace in 2017 and employers need to adjust. Research from the HR director shows that it will make up almost a quarter of the global workforce by 2020 -- fastest-growing generation across the workforce.To discover which workplace strategies work for Generation Z, Salt Lake City-based coaching provider InsideOut Development asked over 1,000 members of Gen Z to find out what they want from their careers. Three quarters of Generation Z workers say that it is important to have) a boss who can coach employees, and three out of five (60%) aspire to management positions. Three out of four (75%) say that a boss's ability to coach is important, with almost one in four saying it is the most important … [Read more...] about Generation Z workers expect promotion within six to 12 months
Is Google Cloud the open-source good guy? Google will give open-source data vendors that offer their software on Google Cloud a share of the proceeds. It's a good move, and a good thing. But there's more than meets the eye here. Read more: https://zd.net/2XjJ5KJ After 18 years with Google, the search giant's former CEO, Eric Schmidt, is leaving the board of parent company Alphabet. Featured Dell Technologies and Microsoft expand partnership through VMware The internet is ill, and it will get worse before it gets better Cisco rolls out Wi-Fi 6 networking stack, bets the standard will enable as much as 5G Switch from Apple to Samsung? AT&T said don't do it Schmidt joined Google as chairman in 2001, before it was clear that online advertising would be the young search company's road to profits. Google at that stage hadn't delivered a profitable quarter. Schmidt won't be seeking re-election to Alphabet's board after his term expires on June 19, Alphabet … [Read more...] about Ex-Google chief Eric Schmidt to step down from Alphabet board
The importance of mentoring women in tech Tonya Hall talks to Mercedes Soria, executive vice president and chief intelligence officer at Knightscope, about receiving the ABIE Award and trying to engage more women in tech. Diversity must be more than a box-ticking exercise. Smart executives recognise that a socially inclusive team makes for more effective decision making. What's more, a diverse workforce equates with a more profitable business. Read this Women execs have self-doubt, choose to 'lean back' After a revealing conversation with a top female executive in Singapore, ZDNet's Eileen Yu wonders if women often have self-doubt and discusses why this may not necessarily be a bad thing. Read More Gartner says 75 per cent of organisations with inclusive decision-making teams exceed their financial targets. The analyst says teams with diverse members make better decisions quicker. Diversity and inclusion, in short, are key to increasing business success – and CIOs can … [Read more...] about IT strategy: How an investment in diversity can boost your business