Wed.Apr 10, 2024

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Is the power of people skills enough to keep gen AI in check?

CIO

Higher-level languages, automation, low-code and no-code development platforms, and better programming environments have been gradually reducing the need for IT staff to perform low-level, routine tasks for years so they can take on more innovative challenges. With generative AI, this trend is accelerating dramatically, and technology professionals will have to diversify their skillsets faster than ever to stay a step ahead.

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Using data replication in legacy displacement

Martin Fowler

Alessio Ferri and Tom Coggrave complete their article about introducing seams into mainframe systems by looking how we can use data replication.

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Inferencing holds the clues to AI puzzles

CIO

Inferencing has emerged as among the most exciting aspects of generative AI large language models (LLMs). A quick explainer: In AI inferencing , organizations take a LLM that is pretrained to recognize relationships in large datasets and generate new content based on input, such as text or images. Crunching mathematical calculations, the model then makes predictions based on what it has learned during training.

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Rocket Software Makes Testing iSeries Apps More Secure

DevOps.com

Rocket Software this week extended its DevOps platform for iSeries platforms from IBM to make it simpler to test applications in a way that ensures sensitive data isn’t inadvertently exposed to application developers.

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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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Seekr finds the AI computing power it needs in Intel’s cloud

CIO

For IT leaders, the question of where to run AI workloads and how to do so affordably are fast becoming top of mind — especially at scale. But for Rob Clark, president and CTO of AI developer Seekr, such questions are business-critical. Seekr’s main business is building and training AIs that are transparent to enterprise and other users. The company needs massive computing power with CPUs and GPUs that are optimized for AI development, says Clark, adding that Seekr looked at the infrastructure i

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6 tendenze che definiscono, oggi, il mercato dell’IT

CIO

Quando Rebecca Fox, Group CIO dell’azienda di consulenza sulla sicurezza NCC Group, guarda al mercato IT aziendale di oggi, vede un futuro plasmato da molteplici tendenze , ma soprattutto dall’intelligenza artificiale. “Tutti parlano di IA”, afferma, notando che la maggior parte delle aziende ha già incluso l’intelligenza artificiale nelle proprie attività.

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Doing Diligence Well In Venture Investing: Going Back To The Future

Crunchbase News

By Nicolas Sauvage Due diligence has made a comeback. According to a study of 700 venture capital firms , a typical deal once took 83 days to complete. On an average deal, VCs would spend 118 hours on due diligence and call 10 references. During the frothy “ funding party ” in 2021, VCs began prioritizing speed and cutting corners, leading to compressed cycles and less robust vetting.

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530k Impacted by Data Breach at Wisconsin Healthcare Organization

Ooda Loop

Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin (GHC-SCW) has disclosed a ransomware attack that occurred on January 25, affecting over 530,000 individuals. Although no file-encrypting ransomware was deployed, the attackers exfiltrated personal and protected health information, including names, addresses, Social Security numbers, and more.

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Collaborative Robotics Locks Up $100M, Latest Robot Startup To Raise Big

Crunchbase News

The rise of the robots may be here. Collaborative Robotics became the latest robotics startup to raise a massive nine-figure round, despite venture funding being stagnant. The Santa Clara, California-based startup locked up $100 million in a Series B led by General Catalyst. Existing investors Sequoia Capital , Khosla Ventures , Mayo Clinic , Neo , 1984 Ventures , MVP Ventures and Calibrate Ventures participated as well, along with Bison Ventures , Industry Ventures and Lux Capital.

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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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How One Marketing Team Made AI Part of Its Daily Work

Harvard Business Review

In today’s always-on environment, AI tools can help marketers optimize and personalize their campaigns quickly and efficiently. But AI alone won’t yield meaningful campaigns. Impact-driving work requires both human ingenuity and machine speed — a combination marketers can’t fully embrace without daily practice. This article discusses how one team experimented with used AI to complement their creative marketers on various tasks, and how it resulted in their most impactful campaign to date.

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Fully local retrieval-augmented generation, step by step

InfoWorld

In “ Retrieval-augmented generation, step by step ,” we walked through a very simple RAG example. Our little application augmented a large language model (LLM) with our own documents, enabling the language model to answer questions about our own content. That example used an embedding model from OpenAI, which meant we had to send our content to OpenAI’s servers—a potential data privacy violation, depending on the application.

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Strategies to Combat the Effects of Digital Transformation Fatigue

IDC

Digital transformation fatigue is a growing concern. This fatigue stems from the continuous effort required to adapt to rapidly evolving digital landscapes and the pressure to innovate constantly. The relentless pace of change can lead to resistance and a decrease in productivity among employees. Addressing digital transformation fatigue is crucial for achieving long-term success.

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The Research-Backed Benefits of Daily Rituals

Harvard Business Review

A survey of more than 130 HBR readers asked how they use rituals to start their days, psych themselves up for stressful challenges, and transition when the workday is done.

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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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Do You Set Zero-Based Goals for Yourself?

thoughtLEADERS, LLC

Use this common budgeting technique to set goals that are more relevant and actionable. When you’re setting goals, you can borrow a technique from a common budgeting process called zero-based budgeting. What you do is look at last year, forget about it, and then look at where you are today and what you can achieve going forward. Every dollar you’re going to spend in the budget is justified.

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Six key takeaways from Google Cloud Next ’24

InfoWorld

It wouldn’t have taken a billion-parameter large language model (LLM) to predict that the dominant theme of this year’s Google Cloud Next conference would be generative AI —indeed, it will probably be the dominant theme of the year for most enterprise software developers. At the event, Google introduced a host of updates to its cloud platform to make working with LLMs easier, and added generative AI-based assistants to many of its offerings.

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You're not guaranteed a spot on the team

David Heinemeier Hansson

I've always hated the saying "we're like family here" when it comes to work. Because it's obviously not true, and it's usually cynically invoked by management to entice an undue obligation of sacrifice. Implying that you should give it all to The Company -- constantly working weekends, always being available on vacations, and all the rest -- but when the necessities of the business change, you'll realize the obligation was never truly mutual.

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Full-stack web development with HTMX and Bun, Part 2: Pug templating

InfoWorld

In the first half of this article , we set up a web development stack and created a simple example application using Bun, HTMX, Elysia, and MongoDB. Here, we'll continue exploring our new stack while cleaning up and abstracting the example application's data access layer and adding more complex HTMX interactions. We'll also add another component to the tech stack: Pug, a popular JavaScript template engine that works well with HTMX and helps with configuring DOM interactions.

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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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Get to CVEs Before They Compromise Your PC

Dell EMC

A vulnerability is a weakness. An exposure is a mistake. Both can be exploited. Learn how Dell mitigates that risk.

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Go language shines for AI-powered workloads, survey says

InfoWorld

The Go programming language is viewed by developers who build AI-powered applications and services as a strong platform for running those workloads. Nevertheless, Python is viewed by Go developers as the language to use when starting AI-powered work, according to a recent survey of Go developers. In the semi-annual Go Developer Survey for 2024, conducted in January and February by the Go team at Google, survey respondents who build AI-powered applications and services shared a sense that Go was

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Schema Registry Clients in Action

Confluent

Learn what happens behind the scenes in Apache Kafka producer and consumer clients when communicating with Schema Registry and serializing/deserializing messages.

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Google Adds GenAI Tool to Automate DevOps Workflows

DevOps.com

Google this week added a generative artificial intelligence (AI) tool dubbed Gemini Cloud Assist to automate a wider range of tasks across the software development lifecycle, including troubleshooting applications running on the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) to surface recommendations to improve performance and enhance security.

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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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Connected PCs: Expanding Dell’s Relationship with AT&T

Dell EMC

Dell Technologies partners with AT&T to offer secure network solutions, addressing modern business needs in a connected world.

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France beefs up security as Paris Olympics approach

Ooda Loop

Under heightened security measures in Paris and across Europe, French police have intensified their presence following warnings of potential Islamic State (IS) attacks on European football events. This comes amidst concerns about the safety of upcoming Olympic Games in Paris and growing tensions with Russia.

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CodeSOD: To Tell the Truth

The Daily WTF

So many languages eschew "truth" for "truthiness" Today, we're looking at PHP's approach. PHP automatically coerces types to a boolean with some fairly simple rules: the boolean false is false the integer 0 is false, as is the float 0.0 and -0.0. empty strings and the string "0" are false arrays with no elements are false NULL is false objects may also override the cast behavior to define their own everything else is true Honestly, for PHP, this is fairly sane and

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Redefining Flexibility for Media and Entertainment Companies

Dell EMC

Dell's APEX File Storage for Azure offers seamless integration of high-performance storage on Microsoft's Azure infrastructure.

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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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Unleashing Flexibility: How SFCC Enables a Composable Commerce Experience

Perficient

The winds of change are blowing in the world of commerce, and composable architecture is taking center stage. Businesses are ditching monolithic platforms and embracing the freedom to mix and match best-of-breed solutions to create unique and engaging shopping experiences using MACH and Composable architecture. Composable commerce takes headless architecture further.

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Fortinet Patches Critical RCE Vulnerability in FortiClientLinux

Ooda Loop

Fortinet has released patches for a dozen vulnerabilities, including a critical remote code execution (RCE) flaw, CVE-2023-45590, affecting FortiClientLinux, which could allow attackers to execute arbitrary code or commands via a malicious website.

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How to Make Tough Decisions as a Manager

Harvard Business Review

There’s no formula for the difficult moments managers face, but there are questions you should consider.

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