From the CIO

Kim Stevenson of Intel discusses how her experience as CIO prepared her for her new role as COO.

The Harvard Business Review argues that the tech world could stand to learn a thing or two from the Amish (about team-building and collaboration, not about technology, because that would be absurd).

Minimally partitioned buildings designed to encourage “creative collisions” have been the standard in Silicon Valley for awhile now, and soon they’ll be the standard on campuses too. Alexandra Lange of the New York Times examines the emerging trend.

Technology News 

Andy Patrizio of dismantles the myth that old people are baffled and bewildered by new technology. According to the results of a new survey, IT professionals over the age of 55 find adapting to new technology less stressful than their millennial counterparts.

Google’s new search engine algorithm is a closely guarded secret, but experts say that content relevance and inbound links are still the most important factors.

The push for data localization in the wake of the Snowden leaks has been remarkably ineffective in Western Europe, where four American firms have a 40% market share in cloud services, the Wall Street Journal reports.