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Here's What's Important About the Internet of Things Day 2014

Beverly Macy | Posted 04.13.2014 | Technology
Beverly Macy

April 9, 2014 was the Global Internet of Things Day and people and organizations from all over gathered to talk about the next NEW thing. More than s...

The Heartbleed Bug Goes Even Deeper Than We Realized -- Here's What You Should Do

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 04.11.2014 | Technology

Cisco Systems and Juniper Networks, two of the biggest creators of Internet equipment, announced on Thursday that their products had been impacted by ...

10 Big Lessons We Learned In The Business of Intelligent International Development

Mark Charmer | Posted 06.09.2014 | Impact
Mark Charmer

Akvo means "water" in Esperanto, the international language. It felt like a good name. Seven of us started Akvo as a tech foundation that summer and returned to Stockholm World Water Week to tell the world we were something new -- an internet startup that could transform international development and help fix global poverty.

The Profitability of Good Health

Mark Chasan | Posted 06.01.2014 | Business
Mark Chasan

Despite the groundswell of evidence supporting the profitability of health and sustainability programs, many executives today are stuck in an old mindset that categorically views such programs as "fluffy" cost centers not profit centers.

How Your Phone Can Actually Save Your Life

Dom Tolli | Posted 05.17.2014 | Impact
Dom Tolli

As smartphones become ubiquitous in society, so does their use in emergency situations.

Why Saying "Yes" To Mentors Can Help Women In IT Climb The Ladder

Shae Howard | Posted 05.10.2014 | Impact
Shae Howard

Early in my career, I had loads of excuses for not getting a mentor. Only people who want to be CEOs have mentors, right? Doesn't your mentor have to be some old wizened, eccentric dude who takes you under his wing after a chance meeting, sits on a dozen boards and runs his own wildly successful company from the back of a chauffeured limousine?

Diversifying The Inner Circle: Why It Matters To Your Workplace, And How It's Done

Patrick Finn | Posted 02.01.2016 | Impact
Patrick Finn

I truly do believe that the significance and benefits of embracing a business culture of inclusion and diversity has been heard loud and clear, and that the reasoning behind the push to diversify the workforce is supported. But somewhere between that realization and making it a reality in our workplaces and in the boardrooms, the dots are not aligning.

One-Third Of Women In STEM Said They Felt Isolated At Work. Here's How We're Helping.

Kathy Mulvany | Posted 05.03.2014 | Impact
Kathy Mulvany

When people ask why we should encourage women and girls to pursue technology education, I tell them about Soso Luningo.

Why Giving Work Is Better Than Giving Aid

Kate Moynihan | Posted 05.03.2014 | Impact
Kate Moynihan

Why give work? The opportunities we provide to the under-resourced are transformative. Here are five reasons to give work rather than aid.

Why You Shouldn't Ignore Millennial Talent

Monique LeFors Edmondson | Posted 04.30.2014 | Impact
Monique LeFors Edmondson

How do I work with the millennial generation? Can they really add value in this enterprise environment? Are they only going to stay for a short time and then leave? These are questions I hear time and again. My answer is always a resounding "YES!"

Welcome to the Internet of Things

Roberto Ramos | Posted 04.13.2014 | Technology
Roberto Ramos

Digital technologies have made our lives instantaneously simpler, for the most part. And as Moore's law of technology posits, it keeps swiftly moving in that direction with smaller items serving as catalysts.

A Woman Mastering the Machine

Dr. Sasha Galbraith | Posted 04.13.2014 | Business
Dr. Sasha Galbraith

Men -- and, let's face it, a lot of women -- don't equate math, analytics and technology with women. They obviously haven't met Sheila Talton, the founder and CEO of Gray Matter Analytics, a Chicago-based company that builds data analytics capabilities.

Want to Change the World Forever? Follow These Three Rules of Philanthropy

Dan Klinglesmith | Posted 04.13.2014 | Impact
Dan Klinglesmith

Philanthropy wants to change the world: make it a better place, protect the environment, create social equality, end hunger, stop conflict. Here at Water For People, we want to ensure that people around the world have safe drinking water and a decent place to poop -- not just temporarily, but for generations to come.

LOOK: Apple Is Hoarding An INSANE Amount Of Cash

The Huffington Post | Dino Grandoni | Posted 01.24.2014 | Technology

Apple may not make the smartphones with the biggest screens, but the company sure has the biggest cash stockpile. With $146.6 billion in the bank,...

The Reason Why 1 In 10 African Girls Drop Out Of School Is Absolutely Troubling

Tae Yoo | Posted 03.25.2014 | Impact
Tae Yoo

Research resoundingly reveals that when girls and women are educated, the income they earn is primarily returned to their families, which in turn helps build stronger families and more stable communities. But can something as simple as a dirty bathroom break that positive cycle?

Cisco CEO John Chambers: 2014 is the "Inflection Point" for the Internet

Andy Plesser | Posted 03.09.2014 | Technology
Andy Plesser

LAS VEGAS - In advance of his keynote speech to the Consumer Electronics Show here, Cisco CEO John Chambers tells Beet.TV in this video interview that...

Not Your Mother's Food Drive

Kevin Lutz | Posted 03.09.2014 | Impact
Kevin Lutz

Most likely, you've been asked to participate in a food drive this holiday season. It may have been through your child's school, at your workplace, your place of worship, or a food drive run by your local food bank. What you may not know is what happens after the donation is made.

There's No Place Like (a Connected) Home

Joseph Bradley | Posted 02.22.2014 | Impact
Joseph Bradley

It doesn't take long to realize it's going to be one of those mornings. But thanks to the Internet of Everything (IoE) -- the explosion in connectivity that is transforming the world as we know it -- you'll find ease and efficiency in the most time-consuming tasks.

How to Automate Your Home

Michael Renz | Posted 02.18.2014 | Huffpost Code
Michael Renz

First: build a server that is capable of virtualization -XenServer works well.

SNAP: A Critical Safety Net for Millions in Need

Colleen Callahan | Posted 02.18.2014 | Impact
Colleen Callahan

Recently, I traveled to San Antonio, Texas to interview Virginia, whose story illustrates the important role SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) plays in the lives of 48 million Americans. This program, formerly known as the food stamps program, is the federal government's first line of defense against food insecurity in the United States.

Four Companies Who Make Customer Engagement a Priority

Blake Landau | Posted 01.27.2014 | Business
Blake Landau

Imagine being seated at a restaurant. The host takes you down a very long corridor leading to a small dark room -- an off-shoot of the actual restaurant. This is what it feels like to be a customer who wants to engage with a company on social.

'Cultivating a Holistic, Integrative Approach': MIT Sloan School Reflects on new Enterprise Management Track

Sharmila Chatterjee | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Sharmila Chatterjee

A few years ago, we here at MIT Sloan School of Management looked in to launching an MBA track to complement the existing tracks in Finance and Entrepreneurship.

The Internet of Everything: Where Technology and Innovation Meet To Make the World a Better Place

Dave Evans | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Dave Evans

What will the future be like? As depicted in today's popular movies and books, the future is either one of bright promise or it's a dystopian world where today's problems have only gotten worse. It's my job to think about what the world will look like in a few years, and how our actions today will impact that future.

The Future of Work for Companies

Dana Ardi | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Dana Ardi

We've shifted to a world where collaboration and connection are replacing hierarchy and bureaucracy. The outdated "Alpha" notion of management has given way to the modern era of "Beta" leadership.

Is Corporate Philanthropy Dead as We Know It, or Should It Be?

Senay Ataselim-Yilmaz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Senay Ataselim-Yilmaz

The initiative's difference stands out when corporations realize that they are large enough and have plenty resources and skills to address social problems in our communities. And, the catch line is they can make profit while doing that.