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IT leaders turn to HBCUs for future IT talent

CIO

Officials at the North Carolina Department of Information Technology found themselves in a position familiar to most IT organizations: aware of the need to do more to attract IT workers given that they — like most employers — faced fierce competition for talent. They also believed they needed to take more responsibility for increasing the diversity of workers in their IT ranks.

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How to Deal with Political Conflict at Work

Let's Grow Leaders

Navigate political conflict at work with a combination of clarity, connection, and curiosity When you think of talking with people at work who have different political beliefs, your first response might be like that of many people we’ve encountered as we wrote Powerful Phrases for Dealing with Workplace Conflict : “Yeah, no. I’m just not going there.

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Build trust to win out with genAI

CIO

Over the past 12 months, generative AI has generated fervor and fear in almost equal measure. We’ve all marveled at the tech’s ability to pass bar exams or create award winning photography. But that level of ingenuity is deeply unsettling for many consumers, who perhaps prefer to know that the humans are still at the wheel. This presents a conundrum for many of today’s business leaders.

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AWS Lambda Benchmarking

Xebia

In this blog post, we examine the relative costs of different language runtimes on AWS Lambda. Many languages can be used with AWS Lambda today, so we focus on four interesting ones. We made the complete project available on GitHub because any benchmarking claims we make are frivolous without the supporting code for potential peer review. Meet the contestants Rust : According to StackOverflow, Rust has been developers’ most loved programming language since 2016.

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How Embedded Analytics Helps Product Managers Exceed Their KPIs

Embedded analytics can help you deliver cutting-edge analytics experiences to your end-users that align with KPIs that are critical to the growth and success of your business. Read this eBook to learn how an embedded analytics platform, like Qrvey, can help PMs exceed the following KPIs: Growing revenue while improving customer retention rate Delivering rapid time to value Earning a high net-promoter score Increasing Gross Margin / Profitability Conversion rate from trial to paid Don’t just meet

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La convergenza tra IT e business: ecco come i CIO reinterpretano il loro ruolo con l’aiuto dell’IA

CIO

Analisi dei dati, addestramento dei nuovi modelli di intelligenza artificiale , sviluppo software, ammodernamento dei sistemi legacy, partecipazione alla definizione del budget, dialogo con le funzioni di business, relazione con i fornitori: i compiti del CIO si moltiplicano ogni giorno di più. Non è una sorpresa: mentre le aziende si digitalizzano, la tecnologia si integra in ogni attività, e il Chief Information Officer è sempre più coinvolto nella creazione di valore basata sui dati e l’IA.

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CIO

ITリーダーはメッセージを受け取っている: 仕事を成功させるために必要なのは、技術的なスキルだけではない。仕事を成功させるには、技術的なスキルだけでなく、一般的なビジネス感覚、業界知識、会計の才能も必要だ。マーケティング、オペレーション、サイバーセキュリティ、その他の機能分野での専門知識も重要だ。 近年、ベテランCIOやエグゼクティブ・アドバイザー、経営コンサルタントからは、このようなメッセージが聞かれる。 しかし、このようなアドバイスは、CIOがIT部門を成功裏に管理するために必要なこと、つまりオペレーショナル・エクセレンスを実現し、主要な業績要件を満たすために必要なことだけを語っている。真に際立った存在となるためには、他のトップ・エグゼクティブと同様、優れたCIOもまた、指導者としての心得を備えていなければならない。

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The Future of Next-Gen AI Smartphones

IDC

The smartphone industry is moving fast to embrace next-generation AI chips that will drive new and exciting features and interaction modes.

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Tutorial 02 – Spring Cloud – Netflix Eureka Server

Perficient

You may learn microservices in-depth from beginner to expert in this set of tutorials. click here for previous blog: – Tutorial 01 – Microservices Architectural Design by using Spring Boot Introduction: – Netflix Eureka Server – To enable discovery and communication between microservices, it is necessary to register or publish the microservice with the R&D (Registrar and Discovery) server.

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Why Data Breaches Spiked in 2023

Harvard Business Review

In spite of recent efforts to beef up cybersecurity, data breaches — in which hackers steal personal data — continue to increase year-on-year: there was a 20% increase in data breaches from 2022 to 2023. There are three primary reasons behind this increased theft of personal data: (1) cloud misconfiguration, (2) new types of ransomware attacks, and (3) increased exploitation of vendor systems.

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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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Line-cutting businesses are putting a price on your patience

The Hustle

Cutting someone in line? Rude. Cutting someone in line if you’re, like, really wealthy? Now that sounds like a good business idea. OK, so it’s not that straightforward, but there is a growing group of businesses making money off of helping people skip the wait, per CNN. Clear membership lets people forgo airport security lines for $189 a year. The program now has ~19m members.

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How generative AI will benefit physical industries

InfoWorld

In recent years, artificial intelligence has undeniably revolutionized various sectors in the digital economy such as retail, customer service, and even art. Large language models , like ChatGPT , are changing communication and have offered innovative solutions for businesses. However, there is a critical segment of our economy that has yet to fully embrace AI’s potential—the physical economy.

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This industry should never get off its high horse

The Hustle

“YOU’VE BEEN PATIENTLY WAITING — AND NOW IT’S FINALLY HERE!” You could have 500m guesses at what this breathless website copy is plugging and you would not get it. The words accompany the release of the American Horse Council’s 2023 Equine Economic Impact Survey, which, as advertised, is “FINALLY HERE!” Turns out, its super-excitable promo copy was actually quite merited: The equine industry added $177B to the US economy last year, up from $122 billion in 2017.

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Top Secrets Management Tools for 2024

Dzone - DevOps

Managing your secrets well is imperative in software development. It's not just about avoiding hardcoding secrets into your code, your CI/CD configurations, and more. It's about implementing tools and practices that make good secrets management almost second nature. A Quick Overview of Secrets Management What is a secret? It's any bit of code, text, or binary data that provides access to a resource or data that should have restricted access.

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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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Use Amazon Titan models for image generation, editing, and searching

AWS Machine Learning - AI

Amazon Bedrock provides a broad range of high-performing foundation models from Amazon and other leading AI companies, including Anthropic , AI21 , Meta , Cohere , and Stability AI , and covers a wide range of use cases, including text and image generation, searching, chat, reasoning and acting agents, and more. The new Amazon Titan Image Generator model allows content creators to quickly generate high-quality, realistic images using simple English text prompts.

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Five Ways To Make Innovation Teams More Successful

thoughtLEADERS, LLC

Gain insights on the unique nature of innovation teams and the implications for building and supporting them. Today’s guest post is b y Helene Cahen, author of FIRE UP INNOVATION: Sparking And Sustaining Innovation Teams. When working with or in an innovation team, it is essential to consider the unique nature of innovation and its implication in building and supporting the team.

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Build a contextual chatbot application using Knowledge Bases for Amazon Bedrock

AWS Machine Learning - AI

Modern chatbots can serve as digital agents, providing a new avenue for delivering 24/7 customer service and support across many industries. Their popularity stems from the ability to respond to customer inquiries in real time and handle multiple queries simultaneously in different languages. Chatbots also offer valuable data-driven insights into customer behavior while scaling effortlessly as the user base grows; therefore, they present a cost-effective solution for engaging customers.

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The Power of Continuous Learning: A Strategic Approach to Employee Retention

CEO Insider

High employee turnover rates have an enormous, widespread economic impact. Companies spend excessive time, effort, and money on recruiting and training new employees, only to see them move on, fail to meet expectations, or perform well below their potential. Low morale, the loss of institutional knowledge and inexperienced employees result in reduced productivity.

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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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Empowering AI: The Critical Role of Dell Connected PCs

Dell EMC

Experience a new era and explore the synergy of Connected PCs, 5G speed and AI redefining technology.

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#759 Cultivating a Top Tier Work Ethic & Leading Tech Teams with Gil Feig, Co-Founder at Merge

Modern CTO

Today we’re talking to Gil Feig, Co-Founder at Merge. Gil shares his tech startup journey, emphasizing the significance of addressing genuine problems, the value of diverse feedback for idea validation, and leadership insights on prioritizing motivation in hiring to shape company culture. All of this right here, right now, on the Modern CTO Podcast!

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New Google Initiative to Foster AI in Cybersecurity

Ooda Loop

Google has announced a new initiative aimed at fostering the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in cybersecurity. The internet giant believes that AI is pivotal for digital security, having the potential to provide defenders with a definitive advantage over attackers and to upend the Defender’s Dilemma.

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6 Transformative Mainframe Predictions for 2024

DevOps.com

The success of organizations in today’s digital economy demands speed — the ability to quickly respond to market trends with new applications and services, instant access to critical data, and resolution of issues even before they affect service.

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Embedded Analytics: A Force Multiplier for Business

The possibilities for embedded analytics to drive real value for businesses, end users, and society are as fascinating as they are limitless. No matter the industry, brand after brand is finding that analytics can be the solution to a multitude of business challenges. Go deep with five insightsoftware customers as they share the details of their analytics journeys and discuss the transformative power of data.

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CodeSOD: Merge the Files

The Daily WTF

XML is, arguably, an overspecified language. Every aspect of XML has a standard to interact with it or transform it or manipulate it, and that standard is also defined in XML. Each specification related to XML fits together into a soup that does all the things and solves every problem you could possibly have. Though Owe had a problem that didn't quite map to the XML specification(s).

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Keeping a Cool Head with #1 DLC Server Supplier

Dell EMC

Embracing and cooling the latest high-performance GPU and CPUs for AI is hot topic in more ways than one.

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Digits: A bot’s mistake, a persuasive word, and more weird numbers

The Hustle

14%: Decline in US-produced scripted original series in 2023. There were still 516 adult TV shows made last year, so it’s not like there wasn’t a ton of new TV, but that number marks the biggest annual slump in 20+ years and follows a record high of 600 TV shows in 2022. The cause? Five months of strikes across Hollywood’s writers’ and actors’ guilds, plus budget cuts among streaming platforms. 47%: Share of Americans who say they’re “very” satisfied with their personal lives, per an annual Gall

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Will The AI Safety Institute – and the Consortium Model – Insure an AI-safe Future?

Ooda Loop

Consistent with our recent analysis of government regulation (or overregulation?) of AI, and the introduction of the concept of the "decontrol" of AI, the recent launch of the AI Safety Institute (organized as a public/private consortium) begs the same questions: although a public/private collaboration, is the AI Safety Institute an extension of an overall climate of over-regulation of AI in the U.S.?

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“Build vs Buy Analytics?” The Question ALL SaaS Leaders Need to Answer in 2024

As a SaaS leader, you know that the more metrics, insights, and analytics you add to your products, the more engagement you’ll have – and the stickier your product will become with customers. At what point do you decide to keep building your analytics in-house or invest in an embedded analytics solution? Read our Build vs. Buy Analytics guide to learn: Top 4 benefits of embedded analytics A quick cost comparison of in-house analytics development vs embedded analytics 10 considerations to help yo

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Five Great DevOps Job Opportunities

DevOps.com

Looking for a great new DevOps job? Check out these available opportunities at DISH, Autodesk, Zscaler and more!

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Exploring the Power of Laravel Eloquent Join?

Php,Mysql,Jquery Tutorial And Interview Question

We’ll explore different join methods of Laravel eloquent with examples. The join helps to fetch the data from multiple database tables by establishing relationships between them. What is ORM Laravel’s Eloquent ORM (Object-Relational Mapping) is an ActiveRecord implementation that simplifies database communication with PHP applications. It allows developers to interact with database tables using PHP […] The post Exploring the Power of Laravel Eloquent Join?

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Is the CDO (Chief Digital Officer) Actually the DCO (Digital Culture Officer)?

Coforge

When legendary management guru Peter Drucker penned the above line, he could very well have had the data and analytics revolution in mind! In recent years, the ‘data mindset’ has been dictating business strategy. Data and its ability to drive transformational business outcomes is at the forefront of a paradigm shift today.

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