Business | My Company’s I.T. Director Is Holding My Data Hostage Sections Skip to content Skip to site index work Friend It really is time we all learned how to code. Credit Credit Emily Simms for The New York Times Supported by ByKaty Lederer April 5, 2019 Send questions about the office, money, careers and work-life balance to [email protected] . Include your name and location, even if you want them withheld. Letters may be edited. Information Technology Pirates The new I.T. director at my large, international office is a rude, condescending jerk. We’ve been through years without any I.T. leadership — the previous ones quit or disappeared — so our infrastructure has run amok, and he has a big job to do. But he lacks serious people skills, at least around me. In conference calls, he has openly accused me of various transgressions, like how my large files are supposedly causing backup … [Read more...] about My Company’s I.T. Director Is Holding My Data Hostage
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Roger Stone, President Donald Trump’s longtime ally and informal campaign adviser, remained defiant in a television appearance two days after he was indicted by the special counsel’s office. After Stone had waved off the indictment as “thin,” former prosecutor Chris Christie told host George Stephanopoulos “it’s not.” Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney later distanced the White House from Stone’s legal proceedings, saying the charges don’t “have anything to do with the president.” Roger Stone, President Donald Trump’s longtime ally and informal campaign adviser, remained defiant in a television appearance two days after he was indicted by special counsel Robert Mueller’s office. Stone, who was indicted Friday on one count of obstruction of justice, five counts of making false statements to the FBI and congressional investigators, and one count of witness tampering, waved off the charges Sunday. … [Read more...] about Roger Stone remained defiant Sunday despite charges, while lawmakers had mixed reactions
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Business Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Business | ‘Boutique’ Co-Working Spaces Find a Niche Nurturing Small Businesses Supported by Square Feet ByJon Hurdle Jan. 22, 2019 In a refurbished Salvation Army building in downtown Lincoln, Neb., Bob Hinrichs runs a co-working space for about 150 people. The workers are not allowed to bring in their dogs, and they don’t curl up in beanbag chairs. But they are encouraged to collaborate with one another and with the city’s wider business community. Mr. Hinrichs works to nurture connections among the small businesses — software developers, public-relations consultants and sustainable-agriculture advocates — that work in his space, and he says such cooperation is helping the local economy. Like other operators of so-called boutique co-working spaces in smaller cities, Mr. … [Read more...] about ‘Boutique’ Co-Working Spaces Find a Niche Nurturing Small Businesses
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Technology Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Technology | A.I. Policy Is Tricky. From Around the World, They Came to Hash It Out. Supported by BySteve Lohr Jan. 20, 2019 CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Hal Abelson, a renowned computer scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was working the classroom, coffee cup in hand, pacing back and forth. The subject was artificial intelligence, and his students last week were mainly senior policymakers from countries in the 36-nation Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. Mr. Abelson began with a brisk history of machine learning, starting in the 1950s. Next came a description of how the technology works, a hands-on project using computer-vision models and then case studies. The goal was to give the policymakers from countries like France, Japan and Sweden a sense of the technology’s … [Read more...] about A.I. Policy Is Tricky. From Around the World, They Came to Hash It Out.
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Business Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Business | E.T.F.s Try to Lure Investors Into Ever Narrower Niches Supported by ByConrad De Aenlle Jan. 11, 2019 Exchange-traded funds became the next big thing in portfolio management a couple of decades ago by being cheaper and easier to trade than mutual funds. These days, some managers are offering E.T.F.s as tools for specialization at the expense of diversification, carving up the stock market into ever thinner slices for investors eager to find other next big things. E.T.F.s have evolved from covering only broad indexes, such as the S&P 500, to sectors like energy and health care, industries like homebuilding and gold mining, and lately to subsets of industries — niches within niches — often in ultracool areas like robotics, cybersecurity and video gaming that capture investors’ … [Read more...] about E.T.F.s Try to Lure Investors Into Ever Narrower Niches