Sat.Nov 25, 2023 - Fri.Dec 01, 2023

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Can Unlocking Joy Unlock Developer Productivity?

DevOps.com

Spoiler alert: Unlocking joy can, in fact, boost developer productivity, as Atlassian CTO Rajeev Rajan explains.

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All of Netflix’s HDR video streaming is now dynamically optimized

Netflix Tech

by Aditya Mavlankar , Zhi Li , Lukáš Krasula and Christos Bampis High dynamic range ( HDR ) video brings a wider range of luminance and a wider gamut of colors, paving the way for a stunning viewing experience. Separately, our invention of Dynamically Optimized ( DO ) encoding helps achieve optimized bitrate-quality tradeoffs depending on the complexity of the content.

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23andMe says hackers accessed ‘significant number’ of files about users’ ancestry

TechCrunch

Genetic testing company 23andMe announced on Friday that hackers accessed around 14,000 customer accounts in the company’s recent data breach. In a new filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission published Friday, the company said that, based on its investigation into the incident, it had determined that hackers had accessed 0.1% of its customer […] © 2023 TechCrunch.

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10 things keeping IT leaders up at night

CIO

CIOs are hardly Luddites, but even some technologists fret about artificial intelligence, the rapid pace of tech evolution, and their ability to keep up. That’s not to say they’re looking to ditch their roles or smash machines, as the real Luddites had. Yet CIOs do admit that they’re worried about multiple issues these days. Here are 10 worries keeping IT leaders up at night. 1.

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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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Boost your Agile expertise by joining Agile Alliance today

Agile Alliance

Got unused professional development funds? Put them to great use with an Agile Alliance membership! The post Boost your Agile expertise by joining Agile Alliance today first appeared on Agile Alliance.

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Ransomware ‘catastrophe’ at Fidelity National Financial causes panic with homeowners and buyers

TechCrunch

Last Tuesday, Fidelity National Financial, or FNF, a real estate services company that bills itself as the “leading provider of title insurance and escrow services, and North America’s largest title insurance company,” announced that it had experienced a cyberattack. Since then, homeowners who have mortgages and prospective buyers who are purchasing properties with FNF or […] © 2023 TechCrunch.

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8 change management questions every IT leader must answer

CIO

Early in the pandemic CIO Ken Grady pinpointed a key challenge that has vexed IT organizations for the better part of a decade. “We saw a tremendous acceleration and adoption in the use of new platforms to stay connected and keep our organizations moving forward,” Grady recalls of those early days navigating lockdowns. “A few weeks in, my CHRO said to me, ‘Wouldn’t it be great if it didn’t take a global pandemic to accelerate adoption of tools like this?

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C-Suite Mastery: Uncovering Insights through Executive Assessments

N2Growth Blog

Understanding and Leveraging Executive Strengths In the realm of organizational growth, executive assessments stand as a cornerstone for identifying and nurturing leadership talent. These evaluations delve deep into the proficiencies and potential of executives, enabling organizations to craft a detailed understanding of each leader’s abilities.

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Failure to Communicate: What to Do When Your Boss (or Team) Don’t Get It

Let's Grow Leaders

Frustrated that they “just don’t get it?” You have a chance to lead and overcome a failure to communicate. Nearly every leader we’ve ever worked with feels it. Those moments where the thread of understanding seems to unravel, leaving you feeling exasperated and silently screaming “Don’t they understand?” (or sometimes not so silently).

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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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Okta admits hackers accessed data on all customers during recent breach

TechCrunch

U.S. access and identity management giant Okta says hackers stole data about all of its customers during a recent breach of its support systems, despite previously stating that only a fraction of customers were affected. Okta confirmed in October that a hacker used a stolen credential to access its support case management system and steal […] © 2023 TechCrunch.

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Gen AI without the risks

CIO

ChatGPT, Stable Diffusion, and DreamStudio–Generative AI are grabbing all the headlines, and rightly so. The results are impressive and improving at a geometric rate. Intelligent assistants are already changing how we search, analyze information, and do everything from creating code to securing networks and writing articles. Gen AI will become a fundamental part of how enterprises manage and deliver IT services and how business users get their work done.

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Discovering Top Talent: The University President Search Journey

N2Growth Blog

Setting the Stage: Understanding the Importance of Finding Top Talent In today’s competitive landscape, the success of organizations across any sector, including higher education , hinges on finding top talent. The appointment of an exemplary university president has the potential to reshape the institution’s trajectory, transform its culture, and elevate its standing nationally and globally.

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The Rise of the Meta City

Harvard Business Review

New York and Miami, Dubai and Cairo, the Bay Area and Austin. Pandemic-era migrations have created strong new connections between cities — and companies need to update their location strategy to keep up.

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Entity Resolution Checklist: What to Consider When Evaluating Options

Are you trying to decide which entity resolution capabilities you need? It can be confusing to determine which features are most important for your project. And sometimes key features are overlooked. Get the Entity Resolution Evaluation Checklist to make sure you’ve thought of everything to make your project a success! The list was created by Senzing’s team of leading entity resolution experts, based on their real-world experience.

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Neuralink, Elon Musk’s brain implant startup, quietly raises an additional $43M

TechCrunch

Neuralink, the Elon Musk-founded company developing implantable chips that can read brain waves, has raised an additional $43 million in venture capital, according to a filing with the SEC. The filing published this week shows the company increased its previous tranche, led by Peter Thiel’s Founders Fund, from $280 million to $323 million in early […] © 2023 TechCrunch.

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What you don’t know about data management could kill your business

CIO

IT leaders take note: At your likely current trajectory, your organization is the Titanic and its data is the iceberg. To avoid the inevitable, CIOs must get serious about data management. Data, of course, has been all the rage the past decade, having been declared the “new oil” of the digital economy. And yes, data has enormous potential to create value for your business, making its accrual and the analysis of it, aka data science, very exciting.

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Virtual Visionaries: Harnessing Virtual Executive Coaching for Modern Leaders

N2Growth Blog

Understanding the Benefits of Virtual Executive Coaching for Modern Leaders Virtual executive coaching has emerged as a valuable tool for modern leaders, providing numerous benefits. One key advantage is its flexibility, allowing leaders to participate in coaching sessions anywhere worldwide. This eliminates the need for travel, making it an efficient and time-saving option.

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To Scale GenAI, Companies Need to Focus on 3 Factors

Harvard Business Review

The risk with generative AI is not that leaders fail to try it, but that trying is as far as they get. Despite the progress made by vendors, using AI-enhanced productivity tools alone will not give you a competitive edge — just as provisioning smartphones, email, or web access to your team is nothing more strategic than providing electricity or running water.

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How To Package & Price Embedded Analytics

Just by embedding analytics, app owners can charge 24% more for their product. How much value could you add? This framework from Software Pricing Partners explains how application enhancements can extend your product offerings. You’ll learn: How to take a disciplined approach to pricing The three elements of the Packaging Decision Framework Ways to structure your new embedded analytics offering Download the White Paper to learn about How To Package & Price Embedded Analytics.

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Amazon unveils Q, an AI-powered chatbot for businesses

TechCrunch

Amazon is launching an AI-powered chatbot for AWS customers called Q. Unveiled during a keynote at Amazon’s re:Invent conference in Las Vegas this morning, Q — starting at $20 per user per year — can answer questions like “how do I build a web application using AWS?” Trained on 17 years’ worth of AWS knowledge, […] © 2023 TechCrunch.

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8 tips for unleashing the power of unstructured data

CIO

Making the most of enterprise data is a top concern for IT leaders today. With organizations seeking to become more data-driven with business decisions, IT leaders must devise data strategies gear toward creating value from data no matter where — or in what form — it resides. For many enterprises, unstructured data, in the form of text, video, audio, social media, imaging, sensor, and other formats, remains elusive and untapped.

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Annual Board Evaluations: A Gateway to Sustained Board Effectiveness

N2Growth Blog

The Importance of Regular Board Assessments In today’s fast-paced and competitive business landscape, organizations must have a strong and effective board of directors. Boards are crucial in guiding and overseeing critical strategic decisions, ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements, and driving overall organizational performance. Regular board evaluations and assessments are vital tools in assessing the effectiveness and performance of individuals and the collective body of the b

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Research: Setbacks Can Actually Boost Your Career

Harvard Business Review

If you’ve hit a big pothole on the road to success, take heart. Research shows that setbacks can galvanize your career in unexpected ways that make you more successful. Three practices are key to turning them to your advantage: exploring whether your goals still fit your aspirations, opening yourself to unorthodox opportunities, and adopting a growth mindset.

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How Embedded Analytics Helps Product Managers Exceed Their KPIs

Embedded analytics can help you deliver cutting-edge analytics experiences to your end-users that align with KPIs that are critical to the growth and success of your business. Read this eBook to learn how an embedded analytics platform, like Qrvey, can help PMs exceed the following KPIs: Growing revenue while improving customer retention rate Delivering rapid time to value Earning a high net-promoter score Increasing Gross Margin / Profitability Conversion rate from trial to paid Don’t just meet

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Black Friday online buying hits a record $9.8B in the US, $70.9B globally

TechCrunch

A rush of deep discounts and the growth of flexible payment options were the drivers behind $9.8 billion in online sales in the U.S. on Black Friday — a record figure for the day. According to Adobe Analytics, sales were up by 7.5% on last year’s numbers (you can see those here). Sales easily surpassed […] © 2023 TechCrunch. All rights reserved.

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LexisNexis rises to the generative AI challenge

CIO

IT leaders looking for a blueprint for staving off the disruptive threat of generative AI might benefit from a tip from LexisNexis EVP and CTO Jeff Reihl: Be a fast mover in adopting the technology to get ahead of potential disruptors. Since its origins in the early 1970s, LexisNexis and its portfolio of legal and business data and analytics services have faced competitive threats heralded by the rise of the Internet, Google Search, and open source software — and now perhaps its most formidable

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University President Search: Bridging Academic Vision and Operational Reality

N2Growth Blog

Understanding the Importance of a University President Search A university president or chancellor search is a critical process that carries some of the farthest-reaching implications for the future of an educational institution. The selection and appointment of the president shape the university’s strategic direction and operational realities for years to come, regardless of how many years they serve in the role.

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Use GenAI to Improve Scenario Planning

Harvard Business Review

Generative AI can help organizations overcome inherent shortcomings in conventional processes for performing contingency scenario planning. This article explores how the technology can do that and provides an example: a simulation that the authors conducted.

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How to Migrate From DataStax Enterprise to Instaclustr Managed Apache Cassandra

If you’re considering migrating from DataStax Enterprise (DSE) to open source Apache Cassandra®, our comprehensive guide is tailored for architects, engineers, and IT directors. Whether you’re motivated by cost savings, avoiding vendor lock-in, or embracing the vibrant open-source community, Apache Cassandra offers robust value. Transition seamlessly to Instaclustr Managed Cassandra with our expert insights, ensuring zero downtime during migration.

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Elon Musk says ‘go f**k yourself’ to advertisers leaving X

TechCrunch

Your move, Linda. Elon Musk said “go f**k yourself” to advertisers who recently paused spending on X after he endorsed an antisemitic conspiracy theory on the platform. Onstage at the DealBook conference, Andrew Ross Sorkin asked the X owner about these pauses in advertising. Musk replied, “Don’t advertise.” “You don’t want them to advertise?

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4 remedies to avoid cloud app migration headaches

CIO

Once enterprises commit to running business-critical applications in the cloud, they rarely move to another provider. One big reason: they’re often locked into their chosen provider’s ecosystem. The cost of migrating is simply too high, says Sid Nag, VP of cloud services and technology at Gartner. “But if you do your planning exercise properly, you shouldn’t have to move your applications around,” he says.

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Mastering Board Member Selection: A Comprehensive Guide by N2Growth

N2Growth Blog

A robust board of directors is the backbone of a thriving organization. Their collective decision-making and oversight capabilities significantly impact the company’s strategic direction. At N2Growth, our executive search and leadership development expertise positions us as a valuable partner in structuring your board for optimum effectiveness.