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About Blake Snow

Blake Snow writes epic stories for fancy publications and Fortune 500 companies.  Used with the permission of http://thenetwork.cisco.com/.

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For technology enthusiasts and industry futurists, end of the year reflections and New Year predictions are exciting events. Both give us a chance to measure our collective progress, set our sights to the future, and buoy our hopes and dreams. Admittedly, commercial technology isn’t always as dramatic or fantastic as the stuff we see in […]

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Ransomware was a big deal this year. In 2016, ransoms paid to reclaim valuable data totaled more than any other malware in history, according to Cisco’s most recent cyber-security report. That trend will worsen and soon spread faster to entire networks and even limit CPU usage and command-and-control actions in the event of ransoms, experts predict. […]

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You wouldn’t know it, but over the last few years, computers have increasingly (and quietly) written many of the sporting news, financial reporting, and weather forecasts you already read daily. Don’t believe me? See if you can tell which of the below was written by a human and which by algorithmic artificial intelligence: Example 1: […]

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When Alexander Graham Bell placed the world’s first telephone call in the New York spring of 1876, did he fully understand that the greatest thing he invented that day was not the voice call, but the world’s first network? In addition to extending the reach of one’s voice, could he have foreseen that subsequent networks […]

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Glen Hiemstra has spent two decades studying the future. He tries to understand and articulate the kind of future we want as individuals, organizations, and societies. In other words, he helps companies better anticipate tomorrow’s threats, opportunities, and competition as a seasoned futurist. One important area where the future will be written: the corporate office or collaborative […]

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Although known for its market-leading innovation, perks, pay, and benefits, a recent report found the male-dominated tech industry lags behind traditional businesses when it comes to hiring, welcoming, and promoting women. What will it take to get there? “We have two challenges to overcome,” says Cydni Tetro, president and founder of Women Tech Council. “Pipeline and culture.” […]

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