IT Pro 20/20: The ugly side of gamification

A pixel art depiction of a business man stood on a hill with a broken trophy

Welcome to issue 27 of IT Pro 20/20, distilling the most important themes of the previous month into a simple, easy-to-read package.

This time we tackle the thorny issue of gamification - the practice of attempting to improve performance through a variety of incentives, similar to those found when playing games. It’s something many businesses rely on to create a sense of direction among teams, but without careful consideration and management, it can be a cause of division and alienation. We speak to someone who has experienced the worst that gamification has to offer.

Elsewhere we look at the rise of cloud PCs and their effect on the enterprise, and we take an in-depth look at Gaia-X, Europe’s attempt to create a unified cloud ecosystem that many believe is already out of date.

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IT Pro 20/20 issue 27 cover - The ugly side of gamification

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Dale Walker

Dale Walker is the Managing Editor of ITPro, and its sibling sites CloudPro and ChannelPro. Dale has a keen interest in IT regulations, data protection, and cyber security. He spent a number of years reporting for ITPro from numerous domestic and international events, including IBM, Red Hat, Google, and has been a regular reporter for Microsoft's various yearly showcases, including Ignite.