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AI poised to replace entry-level positions at large financial institutions

CIO

Global banks and investment firms are currently mulling plans to replace entry-level financial analyst positions with artificial intelligence (AI), with as many as two-thirds of these positions potentially on the chopping block. This anticipated move could completely transform how these companies hire new employees and how they manage and deliver the technology employees use.

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Agile – One conversation, two views

Agile Alliance

We need to reimagine Agile by focusing on innovation, adaptability, and collaboration. The post Agile – One conversation, two views first appeared on Agile Alliance.

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Using data replication in legacy displacement

Martin Fowler

Alessio Ferri and Tom Coggrave complete their article about introducing seams into mainframe systems by looking how we can use data replication.

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12 G.O.A.T. Powerful Phrases to Instantly Boost Your Communication Skills

Let's Grow Leaders

Episode 252: In this episode, David introduces you to 12 effective phrases to help you improve your communication skills and effectively navigate workplace conflict. He organizes these phrases into four critical areas: connection, clarity, curiosity, and commitment. You’ll learn to express care and investment through phrases like, “I care about you, this team, this project.” He encourages you to seek understanding with questions such as, “What would a successful outcome d

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Peak Performance: Continuous Testing & Evaluation of LLM-Based Applications

Speaker: Aarushi Kansal, AI Leader & Author and Tony Karrer, Founder & CTO at Aggregage

Software leaders who are building applications based on Large Language Models (LLMs) often find it a challenge to achieve reliability. It’s no surprise given the non-deterministic nature of LLMs. To effectively create reliable LLM-based (often with RAG) applications, extensive testing and evaluation processes are crucial. This often ends up involving meticulous adjustments to prompts.

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Predicting solar eclipses with Python

Erik Bernhardsson

As I am en route to see my first total solar eclipse, I was curious how hard it would be to compute eclipses in Python. It turns out, ignoring some minor coordinate system head-banging, I was able to get something half-decent working in a couple of hours. I didn't want to go deep on celestial mechanics, so I decided to leverage Python's fantastic ecosystem for everything.

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IT Professional Search: Discovering the Tech Leaders of Tomorrow

N2Growth Blog

Understanding the Evolution of the IT Industry Over the past few decades, the IT industry has undergone several remarkable transformations. From the era of large mainframes, command line interfaces, and backing up data on tape to the modern world of cloud computing, user-friendly interfaces, and low-code/no-code software development, technology has continued to change rapidly and has significantly shaped our lives and businesses.

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Create and initialise CodeCommit repositories with Terraform

Xebia

In today’s fast-paced digital landscape, efficient collaboration and secure version control are indispensable for any software development project. With AWS CodeCommit, developers and cloud engineers are empowered with a robust and scalable solution for hosting secure Git repositories, seamlessly integrated into or close to their AWS environments. Creating a repository within AWS CodeCommit is not a difficult process.

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Conflict at Work: How to Help Your Remote Team Do Conflict Better

Let's Grow Leaders

Got Conflict at Work? Help your remote team do conflict better with a few Powerful Phrases Navigating conflict at work is hard. Doing conflict at work well when you’re not in the same room, in different time zones, when you’re dealing with what Phil, our IT guy, would call “a crap ton” of rapid change is even harder. We call this conflict cocktail, The “Wedge Driver. 1.

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4 Reasons Why Managers Fail

Harvard Business Review

Gartner research has found that managers today are accountable for 51% more responsibilities than they can effectively manage — and they’re starting to buckle under the pressure: 54% are suffering from work-induced stress and fatigue, and 44% are struggling to provide personalized support to their direct reports. Ultimately, one in five managers said they would prefer not being people managers given a choice.

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Top 5 Challenges in Designing a Data Warehouse for Multi-Tenant Analytics

Multi-tenant architecture allows software vendors to realize tremendous efficiencies by maintaining a single application stack instead of separate database instances while meeting data privacy needs. When you use a data warehouse to power your multi-tenant analytics, the proper approach is vital. Multi-tenant analytics is NOT the primary use case with traditional data warehouses, causing data security challenges.

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Regulation remains the strongest multiplier to cybersecurity growth

CIO

In 2023, the United Arab Emirates actively repelled more than 50.000 cyberattacks daily, explained the UAE Cybersecurity Council. In the first three quarters of the same year, the country successfully prevented over 71 million attempted attacks in total. According to a report from Frost & Sullivan, the GCC cybersecurity industry continues to grow, with F&S estimating it to triple in value by 2030 to reach 13.4 billion USD, countries like the UAE and Saudi Arabia continue to reduce their

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The Water Sector Is Being Threatened.  That Should Worry Everyone

Ooda Loop

In December 2023, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), National Security Agency (NSA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Israel National Cyber Directorate (INCD) issued an alert regarding the activities of Iranian cyber actors dubbed “CyberAv3ngers” believed to be tied to Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).

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Use CloudWatch LogGroups for EC2 logging

Xebia

You can protect yourself from losing logs on Amazon EC2 by using CloudWatch Logs. Configure the CloudWatch Agent to stream your logs to a LogGroup. This protects you from losing logs. For example, when the instance is replaced by autoscaling. You are also protected against tampering of the logs. An attacker who has gained access to your system can remove the logs.

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Article: InfoQ Culture & Methods Trends Report - April 2024

InfoQ Culture Methods

The Culture and Methods trends report discusses evolving roles within teams, the way the staff plus roles are able to add value, the use and misuse of DevEx metrics, how remote work continues to evolve, a lack of diversity is still a challenge, and the need to move from climate change awareness to climate conscious software engineering By Shane Hastie, Jutta Eckstein, Ben Linders, Susan McIntosh, Rafiq Gemmail, Craig Smith

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7 Pitfalls for Apache Cassandra in Production

Apache Cassandra is an open-source distributed database that boasts an architecture that delivers high scalability, near 100% availability, and powerful read-and-write performance required for many data-heavy use cases. However, many developers and administrators who are new to this NoSQL database often encounter several challenges that can impact its performance.

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6 Common Leadership Styles — and How to Decide Which to Use When

Harvard Business Review

Research suggests that the most effective leaders adapt their style to different circumstances — be it a change in setting, a shift in organizational dynamics, or a turn in the business cycle. But what if you feel like you’re not equipped to take on a new and different leadership style — let alone more than one? In this article, the author outlines the six leadership styles Daniel Goleman first introduced in his 2000 HBR article, “Leadership That Gets Results,” and explains when to use each one.

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Is the power of people skills enough to keep gen AI in check?

CIO

Higher-level languages, automation, low-code and no-code development platforms, and better programming environments have been gradually reducing the need for IT staff to perform low-level, routine tasks for years so they can take on more innovative challenges. With generative AI, this trend is accelerating dramatically, and technology professionals will have to diversify their skillsets faster than ever to stay a step ahead.

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CVE-2024-3400: Zero-Day Vulnerability in Palo Alto Networks PAN-OS GlobalProtect Gateway Exploited in the Wild

Tenable

A critical severity command injection vulnerability in Palo Alto Networks PAN-OS has been exploited in limited targeted attacks. While a fix is not yet available, patches are expected to be released on April 14 and mitigation steps are available. Background On April 12, Palo Alto Networks released a security advisory for a critical command injection vulnerability affecting PAN-OS, the custom operating system (OS) Palo Alto Networks (PAN) uses in their next-generation firewalls.

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Google Docs | Placeholder (Smart) Chips

Xebia

Most users of Google Docs are already familiar with the smart chip functionality where it is possible to use the @-sign to edit function fields such as: add date, people, files, places, polls, etc. These fields then immediately contain concrete data, like the date, the name of a person or the link to a file. With Google’s new addition, it becomes possible to add a replaceable chip in a document.

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The Big Payoff of Application Analytics

Outdated or absent analytics won’t cut it in today’s data-driven applications – not for your end users, your development team, or your business. That’s what drove the five companies in this e-book to change their approach to analytics. Download this e-book to learn about the unique problems each company faced and how they achieved huge returns beyond expectation by embedding analytics into applications.

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Rocket Software Makes Testing iSeries Apps More Secure

DevOps.com

Rocket Software this week extended its DevOps platform for iSeries platforms from IBM to make it simpler to test applications in a way that ensures sensitive data isn’t inadvertently exposed to application developers.

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5 Well-Intentioned Behaviors That Can Hurt Your Team

Harvard Business Review

Most people can spot a toxic leader and connect the dots on why and how they are causing damage. But it’s much harder to recognize when well-intentioned leaders are actually hurting their teams because they aren’t aware of their negative impact, and team members aren’t always comfortable pushing back. If you’re a manager with a strong desire to be helpful to your team, be aware of these five common ways you may inadvertently hurt them despite your best intentions.

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The C-suite is expanding — and IT leaders are stepping up

CIO

Customer centricity is hardly a new organizational imperative, but some organizations have gone a step further, instituting new C-suite roles to help lead the charge. Interlace Health is one such entity, having named Maggie Peña as the electronic forms company’s first-ever chief experience officer. Peña has been with the company for nearly 13 years in customer-facing roles, most recently, building a customer success management team.

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Google Confirms Major Gmail AI Security Update For 3 Billion Users

Ooda Loop

Google’s Cloud Next 2024 has drawn to a close but the news stories keep on coming. One that hasn’t surfaced, however, could well turn out to be the most important, at least from the user security perspective: the use of AI large language models to protect Gmail users from harm.

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Revolutionizing Contact Centers: Next-Gen Tech for Enhanced CX

Speaker: Liran Meir Frenkel, Performance Management and RPA Sr Product Marketing Manager at NICE; Harpreet Makan, Practice Director at Everest Group; & Santhosh Kumar, Practice Director at Everest Group

As contact centers navigate the challenges of delivering excellence within budget constraints and adapting to evolving employee expectations, optimizing agent tasks becomes crucial. Discover a holistic approach across three pillars - people, process, and technology - that is essential to excel in this dynamic landscape, and explore how next-gen technologies such as generative AI, performance analytics, and process intelligence play a pivotal role in transforming contact centers into advanced CX

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Cybersecurity Snapshot: CISA Says Midnight Blizzard Swiped U.S. Gov’t Emails During Microsoft Hack, Tells Fed Agencies To Take Immediate Action

Tenable

Check out CISA’s urgent call for federal agencies to protect themselves from Midnight Blizzard’s breach of Microsoft corporate emails. Plus, a new survey shows cybersecurity pros are guardedly optimistic about AI. Meanwhile, SANS pinpoints the four trends CISOs absolutely must focus on this year. And the NSA is sharing best practices for data security.

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2024 Succession Planning Trends: Staying Ahead of the Curve

N2Growth Blog

Understanding the Importance of Proactive Succession Planning Proactive succession planning is pivotal for an organization’s sustainability and long-term growth. It ensures that companies are prepared for any unforeseen changes in leadership due to retirement, emergencies, or sudden departures. Carefully cultivating a pool of able leaders within the organization drastically reduces the risks associated with unexpected vacancies.

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Research: How Ratings Systems Shape User Behavior in the Gig Economy

Harvard Business Review

Platform providers typically display ratings information to the user in two ways. Incremental rating systems, employed by platforms like TaskRabbit and Airbnb, offer a detailed view by listing and often providing insights into every individual review score. Averaged rating systems, used by platforms such as Uber, Lyft, and DoorDash, present an overall score that aggregates all individual ratings.

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Oracle makes its pitch for the enterprise cloud. Should CIOs listen?

CIO

In a cloud market dominated by three vendors, once cloud-denier Oracle is making a push for enterprise share gains, announcing expanded offerings and customer wins across the globe, including Japan , Mexico , and the Middle East. But with Amazon Web Services (31%), Microsoft Azure (24%), and Google Cloud Platform (11%) accounting for two thirds of the worldwide market, according to Synergy Research Group, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) remains distantly behind the behemoths, leaving many to

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A Tale of Two Case Studies: Using LLMs in Production

Speaker: Tony Karrer, Ryan Barker, Grant Wiles, Zach Asman, & Mark Pace

Join our exclusive webinar with top industry visionaries, where we'll explore the latest innovations in Artificial Intelligence and the incredible potential of LLMs. We'll walk through two compelling case studies that showcase how AI is reimagining industries and revolutionizing the way we interact with technology. Some takeaways include: How to test and evaluate results 📊 Why confidence scoring matters 🔐 How to assess cost and quality 🤖 Cross-platform cost vs. quality tr

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Three sons of Hamas leader Haniyeh killed in Israeli airstrike

Ooda Loop

On Wednesday, three sons of Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh were killed in the Gaza Strip during an airstrike according to Haniyeh’s family. The three sons, Hazem, Amir, and Mohammad, were killed in a car bombing.

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North American Startup Investment Perked Up A Bit In Q1

Crunchbase News

After many months of tightening their purse strings, North American startup investors loosened them up a bit in the first quarter. Altogether, venture funding in American and Canadian companies totaled $35.2 billion in Q1 of 2024, per Crunchbase data. That’s a gain of 14% from Q4, which was the slowest quarter in years. But while funding was up sequentially, investment is still down year over year.

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Finance Executive Search: Investing in Leadership for Tomorrow

N2Growth Blog

Effective leadership is vital in finance and is crucial in guiding organizations toward success in a rapidly changing business landscape. Navigating complex financial markets, making informed decisions, and driving profitability requires strong leadership that inspires and motivates teams to achieve their goals. Finance leaders must possess a deep understanding of their organizations’ financial intricacies and the broader economic landscape to make informed and strategic decisions that wil