Feb 23, 2017   |   Lukas Velush

Meditation helps tester embrace transformative role change

When Robin Liu was told her job as a tester at Microsoft was being changed to a software engineer, her first reaction was fear. Even for a practicing Buddhist who has grounded her life in the pursuit of happiness and truth, fear of the unknown can still strike hard. Liu was a Microsoft IT tester...

Jan 31, 2017   |   Pankaj Arora

Digital transformation through Smart Buildings

We’re on a journey of digital transformation. Every company is becoming a software company. According to the World Economic Forum, civilization is entering a fourth industrial revolution built around cyber-physical systems. Physical, digital, and even biological realities are staring to merge. For CIOs and IT organizations, this presents an opportunity to apply new technologies in...

Jan 30, 2017   |   J.S. Warnick

IT’s great mindset migration

Jim Adams is a one-man metaphor for the evolution of IT. A 16-year veteran of Microsoft IT, Adams spent years working on a team that ran the Exchange, messaging, and SharePoint services internally for the company. A few years ago, when Microsoft decided to go “all-in” on cloud computing, Adams was asked to migrate those...

Jan 30, 2017   |   J.S. Warnick

IT pros save the day for ‘Gears of War’

A small squad of IT professionals – in their quiet, geeky way – totally saved the day for Gears of War 4. People tend to throw the word “epic” around willy-nilly. It’s used to describe all manner of things – burritos, a Friday night out, a vacation, a work karaoke party where the boss performs...