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Where Do You See Yourself in 5 Years? Millennials and Their Workplace Technology Requirements

My kids are being asked this and many other questions for the first time. As you might guess, both of my children are the celebrated/feared/derided millennials, who are, and in my case will soon be, entering the workplace in huge numbers. In fact, millennials now make up the majority of the country’s workforce. One in three U.S. employees are 18- to 34-year-olds, and while time will tell how they’ll reshape our workplace culture (and they certainly will), I’ve got a good idea of what they expect in workplace technology.

 

Technology Matters

It’s not really a surprise that a recent joint Dell and Intel study found that employers risk losing millennial employees if their technology isn’t up to snuff. An overwhelming eight in 10 respondents in this age group said that technology in the workplace would influence their decision about whether or not to take a job. Alarmingly, two in five said poor technology would make them likely to quit their job!

 

Now, this is a generation that used personal computers before they could talk. As a result, millennials are not intimidated by technology, and they are very adept at using and communicating (incessantly!) with it. While millennials are particular about their tech, they aren’t the only ones. In the study, one in four respondents overall, including Gen Xers (35- to 54-year-olds) and baby boomers (55 years and older), said they were likely to quit a job that didn’t provide them with technology that met their standards.

I don’t think this expectation is unreasonable. These days, workers really depend on their laptops and computers to keep productivity going. We telecommute, multitask with numerous compute-intensive apps open on our desktops, call in to meetings, and share presentations in virtual conference rooms — all these activities require the best-performing computers that also offer mobility.

Getting back to the original question, how would your company respond if it were sitting in the interview seat? What is your company’s five-year roadmap for how technology will boost innovation, collaboration, productivity, etc., while helping your team stay motivated, be proactive and work to their fullest potential?

Let us know in the comments section!

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Bipartisan Senators Focus Federal Government on the Internet of Things

From Intel® GO™ self-driving car solutions and a global 5G modem, to computing advances in virtual reality and artificial intelligence, Intel showcased a number of amazing technologies at this year’s CES.  What do all of these cutting-edge innovations have in … Read more >

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Intel Supports California’s Historic Energy Efficiency Standards for Computers

By Shahid A. Sheikh, Director Global Product Energy Policy and Regulations On December 14, 2016 the California Energy Commission (CEC) adopted the historic Computers and Monitors energy efficiency standard by a unanimous vote. In what proved to be challenging and … Read more >

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Private-Public Partnerships in Cybersecurity: Cornerstone of Cybersecurity Strategies Worldwide.

The United Kingdom is in the process of finalizing of the national cybersecurity strategy for 2016-2021, following the success of the strategy for the previous five year period, 2011-2016. One of the cornerstones of the new strategy is a deeper … Read more >

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Intel Applauds Senate Passage of OPEN Government Data Act, Urges House to Follow Suit in 115th Congress

By Cisco C. Minthorn, Director of Government Relations and Senior Counsel We are at the dawn of a fourth industrial revolution.  Advances in our capacity to transmit, store, and analyze large amounts of data can hold tremendous societal benefits, including … Read more >

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ZoneKey and Intel Unveil Broadcast Solution for Smart Classrooms, Retail and More

A recent conference in China confirmed that a quiet revolution in digital signage is on. The moment is ripe for transformation. Costs for sensors, bandwidth and compute have decreased significantly, while cloud, streaming media, remote management and increasing performance are … Read more >

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From Warsaw a New Boost to the EU Drone Ecosystem

By Riccardo Masucci Unmanned aerial systems (UAS), or drones, have great potential to spur economic growth by creating services and experiences that have never before been possible, including reduced shipping times, regular and efficient utility inspections, and helping first responder … Read more >

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Industrial IoT Muscles up to Functional Safety with New Intel Solution

In my position as GM for industrial solutions in the Intel Internet of Things Group (IOTG) I’ve heard manufacturers consistently voice frustration on how to effectively and efficiently develop, design and deploy robust functional safety solutions to meet evolving safety … Read more >

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