Thu.Sep 14, 2023

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How Can Predictive Analytics Solve Employee Attrition Challenges?

Trigent

Employee attrition is one of the most challenging factors in the IT industry that keeps the organization on its toes. Losing top talent not only affects productivity but also incurs significant losses in terms of recruitment, training, and onboarding. Therefore, predicting employee turnover is crucial for retaining top talent, cost savings, and ensuring flexibility in project pipelines.

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What is a data engineer? An analytics role in high demand

CIO

What is a data engineer? Data engineers design, build, and optimize systems for data collection, storage, access, and analytics at scale. They create data pipelines that convert raw data into formats usable by data scientists, data-centric applications, and other data consumers. Their primary responsibility is to make data available, accessible, and secure to stakeholders.

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Microsoft open sources EvoDiff, a novel protein-generating AI

TechCrunch

Proteins, the natural molecules that carry out key cellular functions within the body, are the building blocks of all diseases. Characterizing proteins can reveal the mechanisms of a disease, including ways to slow it or potentially reverse it, while creating proteins can lead to entirely new classes of drugs and therapeutics.

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Inside Nasdaq’s AI-fueled pivot to SaaS provider

CIO

No doubt, Nasdaq is bullish on generative AI. Brad Peterson, the company’s CIO and CTO, has been implementing AI for more than a decade and is all in on the promised innovation afforded by generative AI. “We are committed to enhancing the liquidity, transparency, and integrity of the world’s economy and AI will continue to support our ability to deliver on this mission,” Peterson said in a recent interview with CIO.com in Boston.

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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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Oracle brings its database infrastructure to Microsoft Azure

TechCrunch

Days after Oracle missed Q1 2023 revenue expectations and gave a downbeat rest-of-year outlook, sending its share price to suffer the worst one-day performance in 21 years, the cloud provider announced a team-up with Microsoft to co-locate a portion of its infrastructure in the Azure cloud.

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Rivian CEO’s plan to make EVs cheaper starts with their computers

TechCrunch

Rivian CEO RJ Scaringe provided more details Thursday on the company’s plans to update the hardware in its EVs next year — under a program internally called Peregrine — that he says will result in major cost savings. One of the biggest payoffs?

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CIO Brett Lansing’s five-point approach to building followership

CIO

Your strategy’s only as strong as it is implemented well. And you can implement it well only to the extent that your followership is strong. Your followership is the most potent circle of your professional network, and it, perhaps more than anything else, empowers you to influence and implement, with or without authority. Brett Lansing, CIO of multibillion-dollar home healthcare provider AccentCare, has written the playbook on building followership.

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Autoworkers strike begins at Ford, GM, Stellantis plants

TechCrunch

The United Autoworkers Union (UAW) will go through with threats to strike against the Big Three automakers — Ford, General Motors and Stellantis — after both sides failed to reach a deal. This is the first time in history that all three automakers have been hit by strikes at once.

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The big speed bump on the road to GenAI

CIO

It seems that every event I moderate, regardless of the topic, will devolve into a discussion of generative AI and the excitement of intelligent systems. The enthusiasm for this innovative technology is irrepressible. Ideas fly around, grandiose plans are discussed, and everyone can’t wait to get going. However, as the discussion moves back to more thoughtful interaction, it soon becomes clear that the “Highway to AI” has one very large speed bump in the road.

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SaaS Evolution: The Critical Role of Embedded Finance

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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French battery maker Verkor scores $2.1B to build gigafactory

TechCrunch

Another day, another monster raise for an EV battery company. This time it’s Verkor, the Renault-backed French battery builder, which said on Thursday that it secured “more than €2 billion” — roughly $2.1 billion USD — to speed up construction of its Dunkirk gigafactory.

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VMware Cross-Cloud Managed Services Unleash Partner Capabilities to Help Customers Become Cloud Smart

CIO

In a rapidly evolving business landscape, where innovation and cost efficiency are paramount, the launch of VMware Cross-Cloud managed services at VMware Explore 2023 Las Vegas is a pivotal moment. Announced in April at VMware’s Partner Leadership Summit, VMware Cross-Cloud managed services redefine the way organizations address the complexities of multi-cloud, offering unparalleled flexibility, scalability and efficiency, all with the invaluable support of specialized VMware managed services pa

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Cruise reveals wheelchair-accessible robotaxi with testing to begin next month

TechCrunch

Cruise CEO Kyle Vogt and other executives revealed Thursday in San Francisco a prototype of a custom-built, wheelchair-accessible, self-driving robotaxi and said that closed-course testing of the driverless vehicle would begin in October.

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The GitHub Actions Worm: Compromising GitHub Repositories Through the Actions Dependency Tree

Prisma Clud

Learn how a novel attack vector in GitHub Actions allows attackers to distribute malware across repositories using a technique that exploits the actions dependency tree and puts countless open-source projects and internal repositories at risk. Get an in-depth look at the attack vectors, technical details and a real-world demo in this blog post highlighting our latest research.

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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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California hits Google for $93M over deceptive location data options

TechCrunch

A lawsuit filed against Google by California’s Attorney General over the company’s deceptive and misleading options for managing location data has resulted in a $93 million settlement — and new protections for consumers in the state.

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How Off-the-Shelf Tech Can Make Factories More Profitable

Harvard Business Review

Too often, smaller companies are intimidated by the high costs, complexity, and long installation times that high-end smart factory systems can require. This is short-sighted. Companies can see big financial benefits by utilizing existing data and simpler technologies to reduce waste, labor costs, overhead, and utility expenses.

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Stealth startup Favs raises ~$1M for its close-friends-only social network

TechCrunch

Over the years, social media has moved further and further away from its original value proposition of being a network where you could keep up with close friends and family in a private space. Instead, today’s apps are entertainment giants, filled with creator content, multimedia and brand advertisements.

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2023 Unit 42 Attack Surface Threat Report Highlights the Need for ASM

Palo Alto Networks

Palo Alto Networks Unit 42 illuminates some of the riskiest security observations around attack surface management (ASM) with the 2023 Unit 42 Attack Surface Threat Report. The report contrasts the dynamic nature of cloud environments with the speed at which threat actors are exploiting new vulnerabilities. It found that cybercriminals are exploiting new vulnerabilities within hours of public disclosure.

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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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Bose upgrades its QuietComfort line

TechCrunch

Seeing as how 700 is the largest number known to humankind, Bose has shifted into Ultra mode for its top of the line QuietComfort wireless headphones.

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CloudBees CEO: State of Software Development is a Disaster

DevOps.com

CloudBees CEO Anuj Kapur told DevOps World attendees that the current state of software development in enterprise IT organizations is a disaster.

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Circle expands Asia focus, Mila Kunis and Stoner Cats face SEC, Telegram adds crypto wallet and more

TechCrunch

Welcome back to Chain Reaction. To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important crypto stories delivered to your inbox every Thursday at 12 p.m. PT, subscribe here. Another week in crypto means another opportunity for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to go after crypto projects.

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AI Adoption in U.S. Health Care Won’t Be Easy

Harvard Business Review

The U.S. health sector has struggled to put innovations into practice. AI promises to be no different. But 3 steps can help overcome the obstacles. And the contrasting experiences of electronic health records and minimally invasive surgical removal of the gallbladder can be instructive.

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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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Revel, the car subscription startup from Spain, raises $123M to take its business up a gear

TechCrunch

The market for car sales has been on rocky ground in the last several years as consumers, facing tougher economic conditions, get presented with an ever-larger range of alternatives, from ride-hailing apps and multimodal alternatives through to new propositions for private car use.

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The Path to App Modernization: Benefits, Pitfalls and the Route to Success

DevOps.com

There are many reasons an organization may find itself on the path to considering the risky journey of application modernization. It could be to gain an edge or to build a more competitive positioning, or a business could have a legacy system running on infrastructure that is no longer viable, leaving them no other choice.

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Meta’s Horizon Worlds is rolling out on web and mobile

TechCrunch

After more than a year and a half in development, Meta is bringing Horizon Worlds out of the headset. The VR social app has started rolling out for some users on web and mobile in early access, Meta said.

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How to Support New Workers’ Mental Health

Harvard Business Review

We usually think of new entrants to the workforce as young people and recent graduates, but the cohort can also include existing workers entering new types of employment, such as frontline workers transitioning to office work, gig workers moving to salaried roles, or people moving from unpaid caregiving to formal employment. Each iteration of the “next-gen” workforce is the complex byproduct of an evolving society and environmental factors.

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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.