Thu.Dec 07, 2023

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Vulnerability Management for DevOps Teams: A Practical Guide

DevOps.com

The goal of vulnerability management is to close the gap between discovery and resolution, thereby minimizing the window of opportunity for potential cyberattacks.

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Google’s best Gemini demo was faked

TechCrunch

Google’s new Gemini AI model is getting a mixed reception after its big debut yesterday, but users may have less confidence in the company’s tech or integrity after finding out that the most impressive demo of Gemini was pretty much faked. A video called “Hands-on with Gemini: Interacting with multimodal AI” hit a million views […] © 2023 TechCrunch.

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How to create an effective business continuity plan

CIO

The tumultuous events of the past several years have impacted practically every business. And with the number of extreme weather events, cyberattacks, and geopolitical conflicts continuing to rise, business leaders are bracing for the possibility of increasingly more frequent impactful incidents their organizations will need to respond to. According to PwC’s 2023 Global Crisis and Resilience Survey , 96% of 1,812 business leaders said their organizations had experienced disruption in the past tw

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Is the Texas boom town of Austin losing its luster?

TechCrunch

Texas has been historically known for its oil booms. Today the state is perhaps better known as a magnet for tech companies and tech talent, especially in its capital city of Austin. But with some startups pulling up stakes, and critical industry participants curtailing their activity in Austin, the Texas dream of taking on tech’s […] © 2023 TechCrunch.

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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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WestRock CIDO Amir Kazmi on building resiliency

CIO

Amir Kazmi is a savvy business leader whose leadership playbook has been shaped by the fact that he’s spent one third of his career in P&L roles. In his current role as chief information and digital officer at WestRock, he’s responsible for developing and executing global information systems, technology, and cybersecurity strategy in addition to leading the company’s digital transformation.

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When natural disasters strike Japan, ?ita University’s EDiSON is ready to act

CIO

Over the centuries, Japan has endured more than its fair share of natural disasters – such as the Great Kanto earthquake of 1923 that resulted in close to 40,000 lives lost in downtown Tokyo alone and, more recently, the 2011 Tohoku quake and tsunami that devastated the northeast coast of Japan, killing 18,000 residents with approximately 20,000 more still uncounted for to this day.

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X begins rolling out Grok, its ‘rebellious’ chatbot, to subscribers

TechCrunch

Grok, a ChatGPT competitor developed by xAI, Elon Musk’s AI startup, has officially launched on X, the site formerly known as Twitter. Grok began rolling out late this afternoon to X Premium Plus subscribers in the U.S., “Premium Plus” being X’s plan that costs $16 per month for ad-free access to the social network. Longtime […] © 2023 TechCrunch.

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Unlocking generative AI’s greatest growth opportunities

CIO

Over the last year, generative AI—a form of artificial intelligence that can compose original text, images, computer code, and other content—has gone from experimental curiosity to a tech revolution that could be one of the biggest business disruptors of our generation. Along the way, business leaders in every industry have been scrambling to develop their generative AI strategies, address potential risks, and figure out the best next action while trying to stay one step ahead of the competition

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Zelda Ventures’ new pre-seed fund backs serial entrepreneurs

TechCrunch

Suzanne Fletcher invested in 10 companies from the new fund, so far, and plans to invest in 40 companies in total. © 2023 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use only.

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The Big Payoff of Application Analytics

Outdated or absent analytics won’t cut it in today’s data-driven applications – not for your end users, your development team, or your business. That’s what drove the five companies in this e-book to change their approach to analytics. Download this e-book to learn about the unique problems each company faced and how they achieved huge returns beyond expectation by embedding analytics into applications.

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What It Really Takes to Become an Executive Coach

Harvard Business Review

Being an executive coach can be rewarding. But, many people misunderstand what coaching actually is, underestimate the process to become a credentialed coach, and don’t anticipate the ongoing effort required to generate and develop business to make a living doing this work. How many clients should you have? What other income streams should you consider?

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Amazon will no longer accept Venmo as a payment option starting next month

TechCrunch

Amazon is dropping Venmo as a payment option next month, the PayPal owned mobile payment service announced on its website. The official announcement comes as Amazon notified users last night via email that Venmo will no longer be accepted on Amazon.com starting January 10, 2024. Amazon will still, however, accept Venmo debit and credit cards. […] © 2023 TechCrunch.

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Key Cost Optimization Strategies for Multi-Cloud Environments

DevOps.com

By utilizing tools, implementing processes and continuously monitoring costs, you can save money while still reaping the benefits offered by different cloud providers.

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WhatsApp adds support for disappearing voice messages

TechCrunch

While today’s bigger news from the world of Meta’s messaging apps was the rollout of end-to-end encryption in Messenger, the company is also bringing another useful feature to its WhatsApp users: disappearing voice messages. The new feature will allow users to send a voice message that can only be listened to once before it disappears, […] © 2023 TechCrunch.

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A Tale of Two Case Studies: Using LLMs in Production

Speaker: Tony Karrer, Ryan Barker, Grant Wiles, Zach Asman, & Mark Pace

Join our exclusive webinar with top industry visionaries, where we'll explore the latest innovations in Artificial Intelligence and the incredible potential of LLMs. We'll walk through two compelling case studies that showcase how AI is reimagining industries and revolutionizing the way we interact with technology. Some takeaways include: How to test and evaluate results 📊 Why confidence scoring matters 🔐 How to assess cost and quality 🤖 Cross-platform cost vs. quality tr

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What Salespeople Get Wrong About Using GenAI

Harvard Business Review

Discussion of generative AI has maintained a fever pitch since OpenAI released ChatGPT-3.5 in late 2022. Many leaders’ instinct is to provide direction and codification when trying to drive adoption of new tools. This is particularly true in sales, a function rooted in processes, playbooks, scripts, and templates. However, driving adoption of generative AI as a new way of working — leading sellers toward creative use of generative AI, and helping them to use it as a coaching and learning aid — r

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Anthropic’s latest tactic to stop racist AI: Asking it ‘really really really really’ nicely

TechCrunch

The problem of alignment is an important one when you’re setting AI models up to make decisions in matters of finance and health. But how can you reduce biases if they’re baked into a model from biases in its training data? Anthropic suggests asking it nicely to please, please not discriminate or someone will sue […] © 2023 TechCrunch.

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How to Challenge Your Organization’s Status Quo — Productively

Harvard Business Review

Challenging the status quo is the mechanism that leads to innovation and improvement. But doing so can feel risky, leading you to self-censor and shy away from speaking up. Challenging the status quo calls into play context, personalities, and self-interest, and could bruise egos, reveal poor performance, redistribute power, or upend hierarchy. So how should you go about sharing an idea or feedback that goes against the status quo?

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Amazon is piloting a new $9.99 monthly grocery subscription for Prime members in three cities

TechCrunch

Amazon is piloting a new grocery subscription offering for Prime members in three cities, the company revealed on Thursday. The new $9.99 per month subscription gives Prime members access to unlimited free grocery delivery on orders over $35 from Whole Foods Market and Amazon Fresh. The subscription also offers unlimited 30 minute pickup on orders […] © 2023 TechCrunch.

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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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PagerDuty Previews Generative AI Copilot for ITSM

DevOps.com

Under an early access program, PagerDuty, Inc. is making available a tool that brings generative AI capabilities to its ITSM platform.

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YC-backed fintech Bujeti raises $2M for its corporate cards and spend management platform

TechCrunch

African corporate cards and spend management platform Bujeti has raised $2 million in seed funding. The startup, involved with how African businesses, including SMBs, startups and enterprises, manage and handle finances, received this capital from lead investor Y Combinator and other backers, including Entrée Capital, Voltron Capital, Unpopular VC, Kima Ventures, Dropbox co-founder Arash Ferdowsi, […] © 2023 TechCrunch.

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Google's Gemini AI Revealed: All You Need to Know

Daffodil Software

Google has officially introduced Gemini, its latest artificial intelligence (AI) model equipped with capabilities in text, code, audio, image, and video. The entity claims that Gemini AI significantly outperforms Microsoft-backed OpenAI's GPT-4, potentially enhancing Google's standing in the AI competition.

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As a new AI-driven coding assistant is launched, the battle for AI-mindshare moves to developers

TechCrunch

With the news that Microsoft’s Copilot is getting OpenAI’s latest models and a new code interpreter, it’s clear the battle over the future of AI is increasingly being fought at the developer and engineering level. If you can get developers hooked on “your” AI Copilot, then you will be able to better sell into that […] © 2023 TechCrunch. All rights reserved.

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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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The Evolution of Serverless Monitoring Tools: Enhancing Efficiency and Performance

Dzone - DevOps

The rise of serverless computing has transformed the way applications are built and deployed, offering unparalleled scalability, reduced infrastructure management, and improved cost efficiency. As serverless architectures become increasingly popular, the need for effective monitoring tools becomes crucial to ensure optimal performance and reliability.

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Ex-Google, Coursera employees start Lutra AI to make AI workflows easier to build

TechCrunch

The young startup, started in April, creates AI workflows from natural language so no technical experience is needed. © 2023 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use only.

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Optimizing API Lifecycles: A Comprehensive Guide for Product Managers

Dzone - DevOps

In this article, we will delve into the intricacies of optimizing API lifecycles—an essential aspect for product managers navigating the dynamic landscape of digital integration. From conceptualization to retirement, understanding and implementing best practices throughout the API lifecycle is crucial for creating robust, scalable, and future-proofed integrations.

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EU ‘final’ talks to fix AI rules to run into second day — but deal on foundational models is on the table

TechCrunch

As European Union lawmakers clock up 20+ hours of negotiating time in a marathon attempt to reach agreement on how to regulate artificial intelligence a preliminary accord on how to handle one sticky element — rules for foundational models/general purpose AIs (GPAIs) — has been agreed, according to a leaked proposal TechCrunch has reviewed.

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How To Package & Price Embedded Analytics

Just by embedding analytics, app owners can charge 24% more for their product. How much value could you add? This framework from Software Pricing Partners explains how application enhancements can extend your product offerings. You’ll learn: How to take a disciplined approach to pricing The three elements of the Packaging Decision Framework Ways to structure your new embedded analytics offering Download the White Paper to learn about How To Package & Price Embedded Analytics.

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Modernizing Mainframe Applications by Harnessing Specialty Processors and the Power of the Cloud

Dzone - DevOps

The latest IBM mainframe model, the z16, is fully compatible with the original IBM 360, although many improvements have been made over the 60 years the product line has been in production. Today, IBM mainframes host applications that run many of the world’s largest and most successful businesses. An estimated 10,000 mainframe systems are being used today for industries spanning banking, healthcare, insurance, retail, telecommunications, travel, and more.

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Following UK expansion, Robinhood brings crypto trading to EU

TechCrunch

Robinhood’s long-awaited international expansion is at full throttle. The consumer trading and investment app tailored to the younger generations is launching its crypto app to all eligible users in the European Union, the company said Thursday. The announcement comes on the heels of its foray into the U.K. just a week ago. While it’s taking […] © 2023 TechCrunch.

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Exploring Selenium 4 Actions API: Part 2

Perficient

Welcome back to our exploration of Selenium 4’s Actions API. In this second part, we’ll delve into advanced techniques and real-world applications of the enhanced Actions API. The focus will be on mouse actions, including click and release, alternate button clicks, double-clicking, moving to elements, and drag-and-drop functionalities. Additionally, we’ll provide insights into when to leverage these advanced actions and their impact on test automation.

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