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10 ways to prevent shadow AI disaster

CIO

Like all technology-related things, shadow IT has evolved. No longer just a SaaS app handling some worker’s niche need or a few personal BlackBerries snuck in by sales to access work files on the go, shadow IT today is more likely to involve AI, as employees test out all sorts of AI tools without the knowledge or blessing of IT. The volume of shadow AI is staggering, according to research from Cyberhaven, a maker of data protection software.

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Protected: How to adapt Agile events to the modern workplace

Agile Alliance

There is no excerpt because this is a protected post. The post Protected: How to adapt Agile events to the modern workplace first appeared on Agile Alliance.

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Anatomía de un ciberataque: un relato en primera persona

CIO

“Aunque sucedió hace dos años y medio, todavía me genera ansiedad y desasosiego recordarlo”. Con estas palabras, Gonçal Badenes, CIO de la Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona (UAB), relata en primera persona cómo vivió en sus propias carnes el ciberataque de ransomware que el grupo cibercriminal PYSA perpetró en 2021 contra la institución pública educativa.

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SAP Integration Best Practices: Tips for a Successful Implementation 

Cherry Work

Embracing a successful 24% share in the global ERP market, SAP ERP stands tall as a driving force in the business world. Its influence spans around 180 countries, where it is trusted by a remarkable 425,000 customers. These impressive numbers tell a story of SAP’s growing importance. Yet, as SAP’s presence expands, the significance of harmonizing it seamlessly with third party applications takes the spotlight.

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Provide Real Value in Your Applications with Data and Analytics

The complexity of financial data, the need for real-time insight, and the demand for user-friendly visualizations can seem daunting when it comes to analytics - but there is an easier way. With Logi Symphony, we aim to turn these challenges into opportunities. Our platform empowers you to seamlessly integrate advanced data analytics, generative AI, data visualization, and pixel-perfect reporting into your applications, transforming raw data into actionable insights.

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L’IA generativa tra sostenibilità e rischi: ecco perché i CIO guardano agli Small Language Model

CIO

Mentre GPT-4 passa il test di Turing, Microsoft spinge il suo assistente IA Copilot nei prodotti per le imprese e Google annuncia la disponibilità dell’app Gemini sui cellulari anche in Italia, i CIO studiano la tecnologia dell’intelligenza artificiale generativa per restare sempre aggiornati, ma senza farsi sviare né dall’entusiasmo tecnologico né dalle proposte commerciali.

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Año uno de la Consejería de Digitalización de Madrid: más de 100 proyectos incluyen IA

CIO

La Consejería de Digitalización de la Comunidad de Madrid no ha perdido el tiempo en su primer año de vida. En el primer balance realizado por la entidad, su consejero Miguel López-Valverde, detalló las diferentes iniciativas que se han puesto en marcha en este ejercicio, con un claro foco en la tecnología de moda: más de 100 proyectos incluyen la inteligencia artificial (IA) para modernizar los servicios públicos.

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The 6 Disciplines Companies Need to Get the Most Out of Gen AI

Harvard Business Review

Some observers are beginning to question whether gen AI will produce enough value to exceed its costs. It can, but extracting economic value from gen AI requires several different types of disciplined capabilities. Unfortunately, most companies lack these. The good news is they can develop them. Specifically, companies should invest in behavioral change, controlled experimentation, measurement of business value, data management, human capital development, and systems thinking.

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Request for proposal vs. request for partner: what works best for you?

CIO

Industry pundits have debated the value of conventional RFPs for more than a decade. Researchers at the University of Tennessee have been leaders in studying the shift to bidding approaches of greater collaboration, and have recently weighed in on the debate. Interested in making a switch? This article provides a comparison between a traditional Request for Proposal (RFProposal) and more collaborative Request for Partner (RFPartner) processes.

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New WhatsApp Warning—Do You Need To Delete Your App?

Ooda Loop

There has been a new warning for WhatsApp and Signal users, with some security experts advising users to delete their apps. The risk affects Apple users taking advantage of the multi-device functionality offered by the messaging platforms.

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Secure SaaS Success: Embedded Finance as a Competitive Advantage

Speaker: Ian Hillis, SVP of Growth at Payrix and Worldpay for Platforms

Join us for an exclusive webinar hosted by Ian Hillis, SVP of Growth at Payrix and Worldpay for Platforms, where he’ll explore the significant impact of embedded finance on the software industry! This session is designed to provide you with the strategic insights needed to navigate the future of SaaS successfully, all while gaining a deeper understanding of how these trends can enhance your competitive edge, boost revenue, and deepen customer loyalty.

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3 Key Takeaways From a Business Roundtable with U.S. Cybersecurity Leaders

Ivanti

A new front has opened in American national security. It is being fought in cyberspace, and private businesses in critical industries like energy, healthcare, water and financial services are on the frontlines. This was the message delivered by Congressman Mark Green (R-TN-7) and Jen Easterly, Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) at a business roundtable in Nashville, Tennessee, this week.

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Writing a Simple Pulumi Provider for Airbyte

Dzone - DevOps

In this quick tutorial, I will go over Pulumi by writing a very simple Provider for Airbyte. The simplified use case is as follows: I want to programmatically (Infrastructure as Code) create, update, and delete Sources , Destinations, and Connections in Airbyte instead of using the UI.

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Scaling with Terraform: How to Manage Infrastructure at Scale

DevOps.com

These key points can help you effectively manage Terraform infrastructure at scale, ensuring your systems are resilient, scalable and compliant with organizational policies and industry standards.

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The Rise of Kubernetes: Reshaping the Future of Application Development

Dzone - DevOps

Kubernetes has emerged as the de facto standard for container orchestration, revolutionizing how developers build, deploy, and manage applications. A recent report by Pure Storage's Portworx division reveals that 80% of respondents plan to build most of their new applications on cloud-native platforms in the next five years. This shift is not just a trend; it's a fundamental change in the way we approach software development and infrastructure management.

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Deliver Mission Critical Insights in Real Time with Data & Analytics

In the fast-moving manufacturing sector, delivering mission-critical data insights to empower your end users or customers can be a challenge. Traditional BI tools can be cumbersome and difficult to integrate - but it doesn't have to be this way. Logi Symphony offers a powerful and user-friendly solution, allowing you to seamlessly embed self-service analytics, generative AI, data visualization, and pixel-perfect reporting directly into your applications.

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Modern Observability in Action at the University of Oxford 

Honeycomb

Challenge The Bennett Institute for Applied Data Science at the University of Oxford is pioneering the better use of data, evidence, and digital tools in healthcare, policy, and beyond. The institute employs an open-source approach with its OpenSAFELY analytics platform, enabling high-impact research that yields actionable insights, drives innovation, and enhances lives globally.

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AWS: Metric Filter vs. Subscription Filter

Dzone - DevOps

In this blog on AWS, let’s do a comparison study between two filter tools available with Amazon CloudWatch Logs — Metric Filter and Subscription Filter , which play a crucial role in log data management, allowing you to analyze, monitor, and act on log data effectively. Metric Filter Metric Filters define the terms and patterns to look for in log data as it is sent to CloudWatch Logs.

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The 45+ best Walmart deals right now

Dion Hinchcliffe's Web 2.0 Blog

It's Walmart Deals week, the big box store's event competing with Amazon Prime Day, and you'll find major discounts across the entire store, including on tech, home, and back-to-school items.

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Mexico’s Top Billionaire Carlos Slim Invests $1.2 Billion in Gulf of Mexico Gas Field

CEO Insider

Carlos Slim’s company, Grupo Carso SAB, is investing $1.2 billion to develop a gas field in the Gulf of Mexico, expected to begin production around 2026. This venture showcases a model for collaboration between Mexico’s state oil company, Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex), and private enterprises. The agreement between Grupo Carso and Pemex involves exploring and extracting […] The post Mexico’s Top Billionaire Carlos Slim Invests $1.2 Billion in Gulf of Mexico Gas Field appear

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10 Rules for Managing Apache Cassandra

It’s no surprise that Apache Cassandra has emerged as a popular choice for organizations of all sizes seeking a powerful solution to manage their data at a scale—but with great power comes great responsibility. Due to the inherent complexity of distributed databases, this white paper will uncover the 10 rules you’ll want to know when managing Apache Cassandra.

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AI Startup Hebbia Locks Up $130M Series B Led By a16z

Crunchbase News

Hebbia , an AI startup that helps businesses analyze all types of data to answer more complex, multi-step questions, raised a $130 million Series B from a handful of big-name investors. The new round was led by Andreessen Horowitz and included participation from Index Ventures , Google Ventures and Peter Thiel. The round — which initially was reported late last month — values the company at approximately $700 million, per Bloomberg.

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FTC’s non-compete ban almost certainly dead, based on a Texas federal court decision

InfoWorld

In a highly-anticipated federal ruling on July 3, US District Court Judge Ada Brown determined that the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) did not have the authority to issue a nationwide ban of non-compete agreements. Although the judge’s decision was preliminary, employment lawyers watching the case agree that the FTC non-compete move is effectively dead.

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Boomi Centralizes Management and Governance of APIs

DevOps.com

Boomi this week launched a control plane for application programming interfaces (APIs) to enable organizations to centrally manage and govern them regardless of how they are created or what platform they are running on.

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AI’s moment of disillusionment

InfoWorld

Well, that didn’t take long. After all the “this time it’s different” comments about artificial intelligence ( We see you, John Chambers !), enterprises are coming to grips with reality. AI isn’t going to take your job. It’s not going to write your code. It’s not going to write all your marketing copy (not unless you’re prepared to hire back the humans to fix it).

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Using Data & Analytics for Improving Healthcare Innovation and Outcomes

In the rapidly evolving healthcare industry, delivering data insights to end users or customers can be a significant challenge for product managers, product owners, and application team developers. The complexity of healthcare data, the need for real-time analytics, and the demand for user-friendly interfaces can often seem overwhelming. But with Logi Symphony, these challenges become opportunities.

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What Sets Genius Teams Apart

Harvard Business Review

The most successful executive teams can achieve outsized outcomes, but they can also be challenging to manage and be a part of. The author, a psychologist who has worked with executive teams for over 20 years, explains what sets the best teams apart — their members’ raw capacity, the scale of their aspiration and achievement, and their constant generative tension — and unpacks how to manage the latter so that teams are productive, not destructive.

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8 reasons developers love Go—and 8 reasons they don't

InfoWorld

In 2007, some of the programmers at Google looked at their options for writing software and didn’t like what they saw. They needed to manage millions of lines of code that would be constantly storing and shipping data for the world wide web. The code would juggle thousands or maybe millions of connections on networks throughout the globe. The data paths were full of challenges from race cases and concurrency.

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Windows Notepad gets spellcheck and autocorrect, after 41 years

Dion Hinchcliffe's Web 2.0 Blog

The minimalist text editor has remained largely unchanged for decades, but it's finally getting some new features.

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Rust leaps forward in language popularity index

InfoWorld

Rust has leaped to its highest position ever in the monthly Tiobe index of language popularity , scaling to the 13 th spot this month, with placement in the top 10 anticipated in an upcoming edition. Previously, Rust has never gone higher than 17 th place in the Tiobe Programming Index. Tiobe CEO Paul Jansen attributed Rust’s ascent in the just-released July index to a February 2024 US White House report recommending Rust over C/C+, for safety reasons.

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10 Rules for Managing Apache Kafka

Without proper guidance, it’s easy to miss out on Kafka’s full capabilities. While not the easiest technology to optimize, Kafka rewards those willing to explore its depths. Under the hood, it is an elegant system for stream processing, event sourcing, and data integration. Download this white paper to learn the 10 critical rules that will help you optimize your Kafka system and unlock its full potential.