Fri.Feb 23, 2024

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Want More Runway? Consider Your Infrastructure Costs

Crunchbase News

By Alex Flanagan As a founder going into a fundraising meeting, the best story you can tell is about growth — ideally exploding user figures with a credible path to revenue or exit. If you haven’t figured out product-market fit yet, you need more time. Until you figure it out, it’s unlikely you’re going to be able to raise. The first place you should look is the place you have the most control: cash going out the door.

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Kyndryl bets on partnerships, consulting arm to redeem itself

CIO

IBM spin-off Kyndryl is betting on its consulting arm, dubbed Kyndryl Consult, to return to growth by rapidly expanding its partnership ecosystem to deliver more diversified offerings. “We have established an ecosystem of around 30 partners since our spin from IBM well over 24 months ago. Our most recent global partnerships were announced late last year with Palo Alto Networks and Dynatrace,” said Mark Slaga, global practice leader at Kyndryl Consult.

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4 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Changing Careers

Harvard Business Review

Changing careers can be an exhilarating way to keep yourself intellectually engaged, but it inevitably entails some risk. In this article, the author outlines four questions to ask yourself before you transition into a new field: 1) What’s motivating the change? 2) What’s the smallest way to test your hypotheses? 3) What’s your runway? 4) What’s your fallback plan?

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American Honda IT to fuel innovation with generative AI

CIO

The digital reinvention of American Honda Motor Co. may not seem as dramatic as its transformation to fully electric vehicles, but it provides the company’s 30,000-plus employees the engine necessary to help fuel the automaker’s ingenuity. The Torrance, Calif.-based subsidiary of the Japanese automaker, which debuted its first hybrid EV in 1996, is moving into production its first all-electric, zero-emissions automobiles co-developed with GM this spring — Honda Prologue and Acura’s ZDX SUV — as

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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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Why VCs Are Betting Robots Will Help Build Your Next Home

Crunchbase News

If you pass by a construction site today, you’re likely to see humans on the roof, nailing shingles, laying brick or rolling paint. Time-travel a few years into the future, however, and there’s a pretty good chance robots will be sharing the workload. That, at least, is the vision startups and their backers are banking on bringing to fruition. Over the past few years, investors have poured hundreds of millions into startups at the intersection of construction and robotics, Crunchbase data shows.

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Dell Brings DevOps to Edge Computing Environments

DevOps.com

Dell Technologies updated its edge computing platform to make it simpler to programmatically provision infrastructure using DevOps best practices.

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Optimize Leadership Potential While Navigating the Complexities of a Hybrid Work Environment

Let's Grow Leaders

Episode 245: In this podcast episode, Felice Eckelman and Julie Cantor discuss the challenges and strategies for leading in a hybrid work environment. They emphasize the importance of intentionality in developing policies and creating connections among team members. They also address the need for training leaders to recognize and address bias, as well as the importance of setting boundaries and managing zoom fatigue.

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Extend the Power of AI-Ready Precision Workstations with NVIDIA

Dell EMC

Jumpstart AI applications with AI-ready Dell Precision workstations and RTX-accelerated AI development tools.

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Blueprints for a Secure, Future-Proof Hybrid Cloud

DevOps.com

To avoid data loss and maintain a level of protection, organizations need a blueprint for adopting their hybrid cloud systems.

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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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How Former U.S. Presidents Found Their Second Acts

Harvard Business Review

Successful former presidents have a few things in common with business leaders who moved onto a new phase after their time in corporate life. The post-presidencies offer a wide-ranging roadmap of the state of possible for anyone moving from one position to another. This is especially needed at the senior-most levels, where CEOs and other top leaders often associate their very self-identities with their jobs and don’t often feel comfortable talking about what they might want to consider doing aft

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Rust developers concerned about complexity, low usage

InfoWorld

While the use of Rust language by professional programmers continues to grow, Rust users expressed concerns about the language becoming too complex and the low level of Rust usage in the tech industry, according to the 2023 State of Rust Survey report. The report, which was produced by the Rust Survey Team and published February 19, noted a slight jump in the number of respondents that self-identify as a Rust user, up from 91% of respondents in the 2022 survey to 93% in 2023.

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Are You Being Emotionally Manipulated at Work?

Harvard Business Review

Research has shown that emotional manipulation (EM) can significantly impact individuals’ well-being and productivity. It can systematically influence cognitive control, which is crucial for effective decision-making and problem-solving, and can also affect individuals’ interpersonal relationships and overall mental health, further impacting their productivity and satisfaction in the workplace.

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The Week’s 10 Biggest Funding Rounds: Ascend Elements Climbs To The Top

Crunchbase News

Want to keep track of the largest startup funding deals in 2024 with our curated list of $100 million-plus venture deals to U.S.-based companies? Check out The Crunchbase Megadeals Board. This is a weekly feature that runs down the week’s top 10 announced funding rounds in the U.S. Check out last week’s biggest funding rounds here. After last week saw 10 rounds of $100 million or more , investors followed up with another strong week that saw a half-dozen startups raise similarly.

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Monetizing Analytics Features

Think your customers will pay more for data visualizations in your application? Five years ago, they may have. But today, dashboards and visualizations have become table stakes. Turning analytics into a source of revenue means integrating advanced features in unique, hard-to-steal ways. Download this white paper to discover which features will differentiate your application and maximize the ROI of your analytics.

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Automating Efficiency: Setting Up Autoscaling in AWS RDS SQL Server Instances

Dzone - DevOps

Automating tasks in cloud environments like Amazon Web Services (AWS) can significantly enhance efficiency, reduce manual workload, and ensure that operations run smoothly and reliably. When it comes to AWS Relational Database Service (RDS) for SQL Server, one valuable automation task is setting up auto-calling, which can automate various database operations such as backups, maintenance, and data processing.

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Rust users concerned about complexity, low usage

InfoWorld

While the use of Rust language by professional programmers continues to grow, Rust users expressed concerns about the language becoming too complex and the low level of Rust usage in the tech industry, according to the 2023 State of Rust Survey report. The report, which was produced by the Rust Survey Team and published February 19, noted a slight jump in the number of respondents that self-identify as a Rust user, up from 91% of respondents in the 2022 survey to 93% in 2023.

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Energy transition: An opportunity and risk for Canada’s metals and minerals dominance

CEO Insider

Accelerating demand for metals and minerals driven by the energy transition revolution. The outlook is clear. The demand for critical metals and minerals is advancing dramatically as the energy transition gathers momentum globally. Rare metals and minerals such as lithium, copper, nickel, cobalt, and graphite are some of the essential components in many clean energy […] The post Energy transition: An opportunity and risk for Canada’s metals and minerals dominance appeared first on CE

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AI Technology Makes Self-Healing PCs a Reality

Dell EMC

ProSupport Suite for PCs will include AI-powered self-healing to resolve PC issues without IT intervention.

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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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When cloud AI lands you in court

InfoWorld

In a recent legal ruling against Air Canada in a small claims court , the airline lost because its AI-powered chatbot provided incorrect information about bereavement fares. The chatbot suggested that the passenger could retroactively apply for bereavement fares, despite the airline’s bereavement fares policy contradicting this information. Whoops! Of course, the link to the policy was provided in the chatbot’s response; however, the court found that the airline failed to explain why the passeng

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Logging and Monitoring in a Docker Environment

Dzone - DevOps

Docker, the main containerization technology, has transformed application packaging and deployment. While Docker makes it easier to execute apps, it is also critical to monitor and log your Dockerized environments to ensure they are working properly and stay safe. In this post, we’ll go into the realm of Docker logging and monitoring, looking at the best practices, tools, and techniques for keeping your containerized apps operating smoothly.

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Turbocharge Your Telecom Network Transformation

Dell EMC

Dell Telecom Infrastructure Blocks for Red Hat simplify the future of telco clouds.

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JetBrains IDEs preview new terminal

InfoWorld

JetBrains has made a beta version of a new terminal available in JetBrains IDEs starting with version 2024.1. The new terminal combines the look and feel of the new JetBrains UI with an expanded feature set. Unveiled February 20 , the new terminal differs visually from the old terminal mainly in presenting each command in a separate block. This helps users more easily locate the start and end of each command, thus enhancing readability of output, JetBrains said.

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Embedded Analytics: A Force Multiplier for Business

The possibilities for embedded analytics to drive real value for businesses, end users, and society are as fascinating as they are limitless. No matter the industry, brand after brand is finding that analytics can be the solution to a multitude of business challenges. Go deep with five insightsoftware customers as they share the details of their analytics journeys and discuss the transformative power of data.

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Enhanced assert_broadcasts, file support for Logger outputs and more!

Ruby on Rails

Hope you’re having a lovely weekend. Emmanuel here with yet another batch of Rails updates for you! assert_broadcasts returns the messages that were broadcast assert_broadcasts now not only confirms the broadcast but also provides access to the messages that were broadcast. This enhancement, similar to what we have in assert_emails , facilitates additional analyses of the transmitted messages.

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Cybersecurity Snapshot: LockBit Gang Gets Knocked Down, as CISA Stresses Security of Water Plants

Tenable

Check out how cyber agencies from multiple countries hit the LockBit ransomware group. Meanwhile, CISA wants water treatment plants to button up their cyber defenses. Plus, there’s a new generative AI governance checklist for tech and business leaders. And the White House seeks to boost ports' cybersecurity. And much more! Dive into six things that are top of mind for the week ending February 23. 1 - LockBit ransomware gang disrupted in multinational cyber operation LockBit, one of the world’s m

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Shift Device Refresh to a Hardware Lifecycle Management Leader

Dell EMC

As companies refresh to modern technology, it’s imperative to shift operations to a leader in PC hardware lifecycle management.

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230k Individuals Impacted by Data Breach at Australian Telco Tangerine

Ooda Loop

Australian telecommunications provider Tangerine disclosed a recent cyberattack that compromised the personal information of approximately 230,000 individuals.

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“Build vs Buy Analytics?” The Question ALL SaaS Leaders Need to Answer in 2024

As a SaaS leader, you know that the more metrics, insights, and analytics you add to your products, the more engagement you’ll have – and the stickier your product will become with customers. At what point do you decide to keep building your analytics in-house or invest in an embedded analytics solution? Read our Build vs. Buy Analytics guide to learn: Top 4 benefits of embedded analytics A quick cost comparison of in-house analytics development vs embedded analytics 10 considerations to help yo

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Are MDR Services Designed to Improve Operational Efficiency?

IDC

Latin American customers are boosting their competitive edge by opting for co-managed security and cost-effective solutions, driving the choice for MDR Services.

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60% of OpenAI model’s responses contain plagiarism

Ooda Loop

A new report from plagiarism detector Copyleaks found that 60% of OpenAI’s GPT-3.5 outputs contained some form of plagiarism. Why it matters: Content creators from authors and songwriters to The New York Times are arguing in court that generative AI trained on copyrighted material ends up spitting out exact copies.

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AWS Cost Management in 2024

DevOps.com

As businesses scale and diversify AWS services, it becomes crucial to manage costs to ensure cloud expenditures align with strategic objectives and budgets.

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