Fri.Sep 15, 2023

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CTO KPIs with Templates and Tracking Procedures – Explained by a Seasoned Chief Technology Officer

CTO Academy

In this post, Jason Noble, Academy’s Chief Technology Officer, explains the design of highly relevant CTO KPIs and shows you how to a) track them and, more importantly, b) use them to improve performance. Now, the odds are that you’re either a CTO in a start-up or fast-growing company or soon to become one. That […] The post CTO KPIs with Templates and Tracking Procedures – Explained by a Seasoned Chief Technology Officer appeared first on CTO Academy.

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If you’d bought Apple shares instead of iPhones, you’d now have $147,000

TechCrunch

What would happen if, instead of buying the newest iPhone every time Apple launches one, you bought that same amount of Apple stock? There is a tweet floating around saying that if you had bought Apple shares instead of an iPhone every time they came out, you’d have hundreds of millions of dollars.

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Transforming the leadership trajectory for women in tech

CIO

Women leaders are switching jobs at rates far higher than their male counterparts as they demand more from their employers and show they’re willing to go elsewhere to get it. That trend is substantiated by recent research from McKinsey. Given this reality – and the business world’s drive to create more diverse and inclusive leadership teams – the pressure is now on companies to hold on to the few women leaders they already have.

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Apple to release software update for iPhone 12 to solve radiation concerns

TechCrunch

As expected, Apple is going to address France’s radiation watchdog’s (ANFR) concerns with a software update for the iPhone 12. Earlier this week, the French agency released a public statement announcing that the iPhone 12 breaches radiation levels.

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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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Salesforce to hire 3,300 staffers as it eyes generative AI opportunity

CIO

After laying off 8,000 staffers in January, Salesforce is now planning to hire at least 3,300 employees. The plan includes rehiring some of the former employees. Salesforce is looking at a large recruitment drive as it plans to invest in new areas such as generative AI and push some of its popular products, such as the Data Cloud, CEO Marc Benioff, and chief operating officer Brian Millham told Bloomberg in an interview.

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One Dancing XP Guy Found a Fix to Dark Agile

Agile Alliance

Tired of dark/flaccid/zombie/corporate Agile, endless meetings, and only lip service to autonomy, one guy and his team found a way to put the self-organization back into Agile and the host organization. The post One Dancing XP Guy Found a Fix to Dark Agile first appeared on Agile Alliance.

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TikTok fined $379M in EU for failing to keep kids’ data safe

TechCrunch

It’s been a long time coming but TikTok has finally been found in breach of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in relation to its handling of children’s data.

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Help Your Team Shift from Busy to Productive

Let's Grow Leaders

What do you do to help your team shift from busy to productive? Is your team doing what you asked, but they’re focused on counting the metrics, and how busy they are as opposed to the quality metrics of how well they’re accomplishing those tasks? In this episode, we look at three busy day examples and what was preventing each team from being productive, even though they were busy.

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Superorder raises $10M to help restaurants maintain their online presence

TechCrunch

Raghav Poddar was studying computer science at Columbia University when he became intrigued by the challenges restaurant owners were facing maintaining an online presence. A self-described “foodie,” Poddar — who didn’t have much time to cook meals — was a heavy user of food delivery and pickup services in New York City.

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Generative AI Deep Dive: Advancing from Proof of Concept to Production

Speaker: Maher Hanafi, VP of Engineering at Betterworks & Tony Karrer, CTO at Aggregage

Executive leaders and board members are pushing their teams to adopt Generative AI to gain a competitive edge, save money, and otherwise take advantage of the promise of this new era of artificial intelligence. There's no question that it is challenging to figure out where to focus and how to advance when it’s a new field that is evolving everyday. 💡 This new webinar featuring Maher Hanafi, VP of Engineering at Betterworks, will explore a practical framework to transform Generative AI pr

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Article: Why Developers and Staff+ Engineers Should Get Involved in Open-Source Collaborative Development

InfoQ Culture Methods

Over the last 30 years, the world has become connected and digital. Open source is how we do modern software development, stitching together downloaded open-source libraries, frameworks, and other code to create new applications or functionality. This is why every developer and senior staff+ roles need to know what open source is and how it works.

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X’s crowdsourced fact-checking system will now let contributors consider opposing viewpoints

TechCrunch

X (formerly Twitter) this week changed how its crowdsourced fact-checking Community Notes feature works. In the new design, users will be able to review all the notes that have been proposed as annotations to an X post, rather than just the one note they’re currently reviewing.

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Is All-in-One Nonprofit Software Right for You?

TechSoup

Do you feel like you're using too many apps? Do you find yourself jumping between several different pieces of software to complete a given task? Do you feel like you're wasting time and energy by entering information into multiple places?

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All the iPhone 15 models compared

TechCrunch

Apple announced the iPhone 15 series with a USB-C port in place of Lightning at its Wonderlust event on September 12. Last year, the Dynamic Island was exclusive to the Pro models. This year, all iPhone models get it. Catch up on all of our Apple Event 2023 coverage here.

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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.

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Cybersecurity Snapshot: Get the Latest on Deepfake Threats, Open Source Risks, AI System Security and Ransomware Gangs

Tenable

Tasked with securing your org’s new AI systems? Check out a new Google paper with tips and best practices. Plus, open source security experts huddled at a conference this week – find out what they talked about. Also, Uncle Sam says it’s time to prep for deepfake attacks. And much more! Dive into six things that are top of mind for the week ending September 15. 1 - Google: The ins and outs of securing AI systems As businesses adopt artificial intelligence (AI) and cybersecurity teams get tasked w

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Former WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar joins Roblox’s board

TechCrunch

Former WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar has joined the board of directors at the online gaming platform company Roblox. The appointment, which was effective as of September 13, will see Kilar joining board chairman and Roblox CEO David Baszucki, as well as lead independent director Anthony P.

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DevOps is Making Gains on Mainframe Platforms

DevOps.com

A survey from BMC found organizations continue to invest in mainframe applications alongside distributed computing environments.

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Answering AI’s biggest questions requires an interdisciplinary approach

TechCrunch

Ethical AI requires a deep understanding of what there is, what we want, what we think we know, and how intelligence unfolds.

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Embedding BI: Architectural Considerations and Technical Requirements

While data platforms, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and programming platforms have evolved to leverage big data and streaming data, the front-end user experience has not kept up. Holding onto old BI technology while everything else moves forward is holding back organizations. Traditional Business Intelligence (BI) aren’t built for modern data platforms and don’t work on modern architectures.

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Upcoming Webinar: Navigate Your Headless Commerce Journey With SAP Commerce Cloud

Perficient

Mark Your Calendars Date: Wednesday, October 25th | Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM CT Are you ready to take your e-commerce game to the next level? Join us for an illuminating session hosted by Perficient’s seasoned commerce experts. We’re here to demystify complexities, share real-world success stories, and provide you with actionable advice to steer your migration to SAP Commerce Cloud.

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The right treasury management strategy can extend your startup’s runway

TechCrunch

Before diving into the options for managing your funds, let’s first determine what actually counts as “liquid cash” to run your business.

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There’s no One-Size-Fits-All Data Mobility Strategy

DevOps.com

What's the right data mobility strategy? There is no one-size-fits-all solution. It helps to start with a solid foundation on which to build.

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What’s missing from Guy Kawasaki’s 10-slide deck

TechCrunch

A year ago, the average successful slide deck contained 19 slides. Today, the average slide deck contains 16 topics. So, should founders still be striving to shorten their decks even more?

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Get Better Network Graphs & Save Analysts Time

Many organizations today are unlocking the power of their data by using graph databases to feed downstream analytics, enahance visualizations, and more. Yet, when different graph nodes represent the same entity, graphs get messy. Watch this essential video with Senzing CEO Jeff Jonas on how adding entity resolution to a graph database condenses network graphs to improve analytics and save your analysts time.

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Mastering Persistence: Why the Persistence Layer Is Crucial for Modern Java Applications

Dzone - DevOps

Building robust and efficient applications requires a deep understanding of various architectural components in today's rapidly evolving technology landscape. While choices like microservices , monolithic architectures, event-driven approaches, and containerization garner significant attention, one fundamental aspect often overlooked is the persistence layer.

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The last sale on passes to TechCrunch Disrupt 2023 ends tonight

TechCrunch

Heed this final call! It’s time for all you last-minute decision makers, fence-sitters and procrastinators to shake a leg, because today is the last day that you can grab a discount on a pass to TechCrunch Disrupt 2023.

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Why Enterprises Should Embrace Data-Driven Software Management

DevOps.com

Many Fortune 500 companies have recently undergone extensive layoffs, and now find themselves having to achieve more with fewer people.

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How angel investors lose their money, in 7 easy steps

TechCrunch

Welcome to Startups Weekly. Sign up here to get it in your inbox every Friday. I know it’s perhaps unfair to assume that angels have the same approach to investors as professional, institutional pre-seed investors. And yet, amateur investors could def do with taking a couple of leaves out of the pro playbook.

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How to Leverage AI for Actionable Insights in BI, Data, and Analytics

In the rapidly-evolving world of embedded analytics and business intelligence, one important question has emerged at the forefront: How can you leverage artificial intelligence (AI) to enhance your application’s analytics capabilities? Imagine having an AI tool that answers your user’s questions with a deep understanding of the context in their business and applications, nuances of their industry, and unique challenges they face.

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Helm Dry Run: Guide and Best Practices

Dzone - DevOps

Kubernetes, the de-facto standard for container orchestration, supports two deployment options: imperative and declarative. Because they are more conducive to automation, declarative deployments are typically considered better than imperative.

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Firefly and Millennium Space’s Victus Nox mission sets a new record for responsive launch

TechCrunch

Firefly Aerospace successfully launched a satellite for the U.S. Space Force last night with just 24 hours’ notice, in a record-setting demonstration of rapid launch capabilities for national security missions. The Space Force gave Firefly notice to launch on September 13, at which point the 24-hour clock started ticking.

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How to Get Honest and Substantive Feedback from Your Customers

Harvard Business Review

Businesses can’t improve operations without honest and substantive feedback. Customers can be reluctant to provide it, for several reasons. Companies can try to overcome this by focusing feedback requests on improvement (not employee assessment), focusing on customer actions instead of words, and approaching the gathering of feedback as a habit rather than an occasional effort.

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