Insights into the future of the workplace.

Read below some key takeaways from a recent global survey from Dimension Data

The Digital Workplace Report looks into how organisations are evolving from a traditional office environment to a digital workplace. They surveyed 850 business and IT leaders who are driving changes within their companies around the world.

¼ of businesses predict workspace analytics tools, augmented reality tools, and micro-training will have a role in the office environment within the year.

62% expect virtual advisors to have a place in their companies in the next 2 years. These virtual assistants are bots in applications that use artificial intelligence and machine learning.

of organisations need support from external partners for workplace technology solutions. require significant support, where third-party partners hold a central role.

53% of organisations report that smart meeting rooms that provide workers with access to conferencing technologies are central to significantly improving business processes.

On the list of tech trends important in determining workspace strategy, #1 is “Embracing consumerisation of IT for collaboration and productivity apps.

IT directors are closely involved in business strategy. They have the most influence in driving workstyle changing in ¼ of surveyed organisations.

The traditional office is not dead. 63% of enterprises indicate that most or all of their employees work in a standard office. This is barely expected to change in the next 2 years.

Open offices are a trend, which include unassigned seating, open-plan design, and informal meeting spaces.

To read more, grab a copy of the report here

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Best of Reddit’s Inconvenient Volume Controllers

It all began one week ago, with a seemingly harmless post by PM_ME_YOUR_WATERMELO on Reddit. The question, “Who can make the best volume slider?” became the challenge that readers of the ProgrammerHumor subreddit took on. Let’s take a look at the best of the best.

Hope it isn’t too big of an inconvenience by TheDistantIsles:

Volumes should be unique by NeverMakesMistkes:

Don’t reach your daily limit by jetstream96r:

GPS Volume Control by mrzacharyjensen:

Volume in digits of Pi by renixreborn:

A new coloring book by Agne240:

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Resize your window by GiftOfDeath:

Very strict and precise volume slider by Zagged:

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A simple graphical volume control by mienys:

Keep ’em coming, Reddit! We love it. Read more at www.reddit.com/r/ProgrammerHumor.

Indie Game Inspiration #4

See below some of the best indiedev from this week on Twitter (through May 12). Inspired to make your own game? Check out Mammoth Interactive’s Ninja Survival gamedev course!

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Indie Game Inspiration #3

See below some of the best indiedev from this week on Twitter (through May 12). Inspired to make your own game? Check out Mammoth Interactive’s Ninja Survival gamedev course!

 

https://twitter.com/folmerkelly/status/862717550668517376

https://twitter.com/nonplayercat/status/842148145438064641

https://twitter.com/CPriestman/status/862055062033575936

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Looks like we’ll all be coders soon.

Everyone is worried about losing their job to machines. You may have heard of the robots that replaced burger flippers in California. But are all of our jobs really at risk?

While some jobs will be lost to Artificial Intelligence (AI), others will be created by it. A statistics evaluation published last month from the United States Department of Labor ranked software developers on the projected “Occupations with the most job growth” for 2024. The employment count of software developers in the US is predicted to increase by 18.8%. The median annual wage in 2016 for this occupation was $100,080.

Evidently, it’s looking good for people studying software development. As FastCompany says, coding is coming to every industry you can think of. There’s even a management agency for coding talent.

But you don’t need to join a coding agency to be a coder. Odds are, as technology progresses, you’ll have to incorporate coding as part of your job.

Luckily, learning to code doesn’t mean you have to go back to university for 4 years. Online learning makes programming easy to learn from home. As we embrace that we’ll have to learn new skills to keep up with technology, we’ll be able to work with innovation rather than against it to make life more stable and efficient. 👍