The Window 10 technical preview continues to chug along, and while we don't have an official release date for the finished software, it's widely assumed that it will appear before the end of 2015. What milestones can we expect along the way, how can businesses begin planning to make the shift, and what traps should they avoid?
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Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.
One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.
Gamification -- using game-like techniques to offer rewards for achievement -- is an increasingly popular technique to help engage employees and encourage them to use apps. While you can use it to help achieve business goals, you can't make those goals the actual point of the game-like experience.
In a world where a single provider can rarely handle every possible IT challenge, hybrid cloud is the inevitable outcome. If you work in IT, that means that skills in juggling multiple vendors are likely to be more important than technology platform knowledge.
Next week, Lifehacker will be at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2014, covering tips and tricks on delivering efficient enterprise IT in the fractured modern environment. What topics would you like us to investigate?