Mon.May 18, 2020

Artificial Intelligence – A Guide for Thinking Humans

Henrik Warne

I really enjoyed reading Artificial Intelligence – A Guide for Thinking Humans by Melanie Mitchell. The author is a professor of computer science and an artificial intelligence (AI) researcher.

A Guide to Threat Modelling for Developers

Martin Fowler

Threat modeling is a well-respected practice in designing secure systems. But it's often done with complicated, exhaustive upfront analysis.

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Psychological Safety and the Scrum Values for High Performing Teams

. Some time ago, Google’s People Operations set out to learn the secret of successful teams. Being data-driven, the Google People Operations team conducted over 200 interviews with Google employees and looked at more than 250 attributes of over 180 teams over two years. They were thorough!


Branching Patterns: Experimental Branch

Martin Fowler

Experimental Branch: Collects together experimental work on a code base that's not expected to be merged directly into the product. more…. skip-home-page


Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

[VLOG] Who Should Be In The Scrum Development Team

What's up awesome people. I hope you are well and healthy as we are adapting to the new normal. Thank you for all of your continuous support to me during this downtime. So in today's vlog I discuss about a topic that I've always want to talk about.


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Good Remote Agile Practices — First Insights from the Survey

TL; DR: Good Remote Agile Practices. The first insights are available from the Remote Agile Survey: What are good remote agile practices, and what are possible low-hanging fruits that haven’t yet been tried by a majority of participants?

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The 3 biggest security mistakes businesses are making


Read Katie Heenan list three biggest security mistakes businesses are making on Business Matters : Attackers are capitalising on the emergency coronavirus situation we are in, primarily targeting small businesses. […].

“Patience” is the sixth Scrum value.

Be patient. Business Agility takes time. Covid is a fictional character based on my imagination that represents the strain of CoronaVirus that is causing the disease Covid-19. This article discusses Business Agility and why some organizations are not able to reap the benefits Scrum has to offer.


Cloud-Native Security and Performance: Two Sides of the Same Coin

You’re running Kubernetes in a production environment, and you need to apply a patch — perhaps to a commercial application, an open source component or even a container image. How long should it take to implement that patch in production? Thirty days? One day? One hour?

Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

In this webinar, Nick Noreña will walk through an Innovation Ecosystem Model that he and his team at Kromatic have developed to help investors, heads of product, teachers, and executives understand how they can best support innovation in their own ecosystem. He'll also go over metrics we can use to measure the health of our ecosystems as we build more resources for innovators.

What to Do When AI Fails

O'Reilly Media - Ideas

These are unprecedented times, at least by information age standards. Much of the U.S. economy has ground to a halt, and social norms about our data and our privacy have been thrown out the window throughout much of the world.

Remote Workers Often Not Provided Secure Tools


Read why Dan Raywood says that companies don’t provide secure tools for remote workers risking their cyber assets on Infosec Magazine : The number of employees working from home is […].

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Fortanix Adds Platform to Manage Confidential Computing on Azure

Fortanix today announced that a software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform for managing instances of confidential computing on the Microsoft Azure cloud is now generally available. Confidential computing is an emerging approach to encrypting data while it is running in memory.

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15% of Small Businesses Experienced a Cybersecurity Threat in 2019


More than 1 in 10 small businesses faced a virus, hack, or data breach in 2019, revealing small businesses’ cybersecurity vulnerability. Luckily, the majority of small businesses (67%) say they […].

5 Signs It's Time to Replace Your Homegrown Analytics

If you built your analytics in house, chances are your basic features are no longer enough for your end users. Is it time to move on to a more robust analytics solution with more advanced capabilities? Follow this free guide for tips on making the build to buy transition.

GitLab Survey Sees DevOps Gains as Developers Exercise More Control

A global survey of 3,650 software professionals published by GitLab respondents indicates developers are exercising more direct control over IT environments.

How to Help Your Team Contribute Better Ideas


Based on ground-breaking new research on innovation and problem solving, learn techniques to help your team bring you better ideas. Today’s post is by Karin Hurt and David Dye, author of Courageous Cultures (CLICK HERE to get your copy).

How Dell Technologies and NVIDIA Support Natural Language Processing Technologies

Dell EMC

I previously talked about the Rise of Deep Learning in the Enterprise and how its use is dramatically augmenting human capabilities. Gartner is predicting that the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Augmentation market will be $2.9 trillion by 2021. Let’s think about that number.

The Internet is Awesome! The Kubernetes Community Proves It

The New Stack

We are in weird times. There are a lot of stressors, but the majority of the tech community has more opportunities than ever to do what we do working from home. Just last week Google and Twitter announced that employees can work from home for the rest of the year, or even indefinitely.

Business Agile: A Roadmap for Transforming Your Management & Adapting to the VUCA Environment

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker/Author, The Lazy Project Manager

Businesses everywhere are trying to “get business agile”—but it’s not easy to adapt to becoming this adaptive. How can conventional organizations succeed in this transformation? In this webinar, Peter Taylor will walk through the change process step by step, and look at a tried and tested transformation roadmap: benefits are outlined, solutions to common challenges offered, and tried and tested methods and tools provided. It will be a guide towards a decentralized and management style that offers more successful decision making through collaboration.

Grafana Labs Update Aims to Simplify Observability

Grafana Labs today released an update to the open source Grafana project that adds a viewer that simplifies tracking the path of a single request through a distributed system. Version 7.0

Grafana 7 Adds Tracing, Data Transformation, Plugins

The New Stack

This week’s release of Grafana 7.0 brings tracing to the observability platform, rounding out support for the three pillars of observability — logging, metrics, and tracing. The update also allows users to transform data on the fly and create plugins for new data sources in any language.

Insider Threats Rise by 47% in Two Years: Report


Several industry experts stressed that insider threats are the primary concern for every security leader, as many organizations fail to address the insiders within their own company. As a result, […].

How to Scale Microservices CI/CD Pipelines

As opposed to a traditional monolith, microservices architecture can theoretically bring many benefits. Microservices decouple software elements, enable reusable components and allow independent development cycles. However, in practice, microservices are prone to many issues.

3 Challenges of Building Complex Dashboards with Open Source Components

Speaker: Ryan MacCarrigan, Founding Principal, LeanStudio

Many product teams use charting components and open source code libraries to get dashboards and reporting functionality quickly. But what happens when you have a growing user base and additional feature requests? Watch this webinar with Ryan MacCarrigan, Founding Principal of Lean Studio, to learn about key considerations for launching your next analytics project.

Identity-related breaches on the rise, prevention still a work in progress


The number of workforce identities in the enterprise is growing dramatically, largely driven by DevOps, automation, and an increase in enterprise connected devices, which will only continue to accelerate identity […].

Report: Software Delivery Slowed During Pandemic

A survey of more than 500 IT and development professionals conducted by Atlassian finds two-thirds of respondents have slowed down the frequency of software delivery since the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Which InfoSec Jobs Will Best Survive a Recession?


Read Joan Goodchild take a look at the infosec jobs that will survive the recession on Dark Reading : As chief information officer of (ISC)2, Bruce Beam is usually thinking […].


Get from Here to Anywhere with Your Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure

The New Stack

NetApp sponsored this post. Alan Cowles. Alan is a Solutions Architect at NetApp. From here, anywhere” was the theme of the Red Hat Summit 2020 Virtual Experience. It’s quite a catchy tagline, but it does leave you wondering what it means.

More Effective Agile Leadership

Speaker: Steve McConnell, CEO, Construx Software

In this talk, Steve McConnell, CEO of Construx Software, distills hundreds of companies’-worth of real-world experience into the proven Agile leadership practices that work best. Steve will seamlessly thread together traditional approaches, early Agile approaches, modern Agile approaches, and the principles and context that underlie them all—creating an invaluable resource for Agile leaders, their teams, and their organizations.