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Under attack! How we fought off massive DDoS attacks

Xebia

It was September 2023, a nice warm summer day. All of us gathered for the weekly office day at our client – a bank in the Netherlands. We were joking about the fact that it was business as usual – quiet, calm and a bit boring. Suddenly we received a call from the IT service desk. Customers complained that the public websites were down and that they were no longer able to log in to their environments.

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Team Liquid tackles esports data with AI

CIO

In the 2022 Spring Playoffs for multiplayer video game League of Legends, Team Liquid suffered a shocking 0-3 loss to rival team Evil Geniuses, which prevented it from moving on to the 2022 World Championships. “Out of nowhere, they pulled some counter picks [during the draft] that we just had no visibility on,” says Jesse Hart, senior director of sports science and analytics for Team Liquid.

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Making the Time to Build Your Side Hustle

Harvard Business Review

Fifty percent of Gen Zs want to ditch the corporate world to become their own boss. However, this can be challenging when you lack the funds and flexibility to leave your day job. As a result, many ambitious young people begin by balancing full-time work with a side hustle — but managing both commitments can be challenging. You might feel drained after work or find it difficult to be consistent.

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Huelva emprende la modernización tecnológica de los ayuntamientos de la provincia

CIO

“Un salto cualitativo y cuantitativo en la renovación de los sistemas de Administración local y, por supuesto, en la relación con la ciudadanía”. Así describía hace unos días el presidente de la Diputación de Huelva, David Toscano , el nuevo programa de transformación digital y modernización para los ayuntamientos de la provincia que ha puesto en marcha la entidad pública y que está enmarcado en el Plan de Recuperación, Transformación y Resiliencia del Gobierno estatal.

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Provide Real Value in Your Applications with Data and Analytics

The complexity of financial data, the need for real-time insight, and the demand for user-friendly visualizations can seem daunting when it comes to analytics - but there is an easier way. With Logi Symphony, we aim to turn these challenges into opportunities. Our platform empowers you to seamlessly integrate advanced data analytics, generative AI, data visualization, and pixel-perfect reporting into your applications, transforming raw data into actionable insights.

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Hybrid Work Has Changed Meetings Forever

Harvard Business Review

More than four years after the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, what do we know about how meetings have (or haven’t) gotten back to “normal,” particularly amid calls back to the office? An analysis of 40 million virtual meetings from 11 organizations suggests that some habits, like using virtual meeting options even when in the office, are sticking. Further, data shows that meeting participation and camera usage correlates with retention.

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How Retailers Became Ad Platforms

Harvard Business Review

Major retailers are today, most notably Amazon, are creating and operating their own advertising platforms — and they’re making millions doing it. McKinsey estimates that by 2026, retail media will add $1.3 trillion to enterprise values in the U.S. alone, with profit margins between 50% and 70%. In this article, the authors introduce readers to the main kinds of retail media, discuss three strategic challenges that they present, and provide guidance for effectively managing those challenges.

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Pamplona contará con su primera réplica digital de la ciudad

CIO

El Gobierno de Navarra y el Ayuntamiento de Pamplona apuestan en firme por la tecnología de vanguardia. Ambas partes han suscrito un convenio para trabajar conjuntamente en la puesta en marcha del que será el primer gemelo digital territorial de Pamplona. Se trata de una réplica digital de la región que integrará datos geoespaciales, información de infraestructuras y sistemas, así como datos socioeconómicos.

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Platform Engineering: The Evolution to DevOps-as-a-Service

DevOps.com

Platform engineering represents the evolution of DevOps into a more structured and service-oriented model, effectively embodying the principles of DevOps-as-a-service.

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How to Discover, Analyze and Respond to Threats Faster with Generative AI

Tenable

Generative AI (GenAI) is being hailed as the most transformative innovation since the rise of the internet in the 1990s. For security, GenAI can revolutionize the field if applied correctly, especially when it comes to threat detection and response. It enhances efficiency and productivity by swiftly processing and delivering critical information when it matters most.

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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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#792 AGI is on the Horizon with Daniel Faggella, Head of Research & CEO at Emerj

Modern CTO

Today we’re talking to Daniel Faggella, Head of Research & CEO at Emerj. We discuss the possibility of being 10 years away from AGI, how such a technology could compete with humanity, and what business leaders are actually talking about in light of these technological developments. All of this right here, right now, on the Modern CTO Podcast! To learn more about Emerj, check out their website: [link] Produced by ProSeries Media: [link] For booking inquiries, email booking@proseriesmedia.com

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Cloudera Unveils Plans for Annual Pride Celebration in Cork

Cloudera

Pride Month is underway and we at Cloudera are looking forward to joining the global celebration of diversity, equity and the ongoing effort for LGBTQ+ ( L esbian, G ay, B isexual, T ransgender, Q ueer/ Q uestioning) rights and recognition. Pride Month serves as a reminder that the fight for equality and equity for members of the LGBTQ+ community is not over.

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Healing Bots Take Charge of Solving IT Problems to Enhance Employee Satisfaction

Ivanti

Imagine an Everywhere Work environment in which IT problems seem to magically resolve themselves before end users even realize there were issues. Printers miraculously start working again. Login issues vanish. Access to critical applications is seamless. Before anyone starts believing in digital fairy godmothers, let’s give credit where it’s due: To the rise of healing bots : intelligent hyperautomation tools that proactively identify and address employee IT woes to improve employee experience.

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How to Turn a REST API Into a Data Stream with Kafka and Flink

Confluent

Improve REST API response data w/Kafka and Flink SQL in Confluent Cloud; Automatic connector retriability combats REST flakiness; Demo w/OpenSky data.

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Deliver Mission Critical Insights in Real Time with Data & Analytics

In the fast-moving manufacturing sector, delivering mission-critical data insights to empower your end users or customers can be a challenge. Traditional BI tools can be cumbersome and difficult to integrate - but it doesn't have to be this way. Logi Symphony offers a powerful and user-friendly solution, allowing you to seamlessly embed self-service analytics, generative AI, data visualization, and pixel-perfect reporting directly into your applications.

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Riding the Intelligence Tsunami: A Fosbury Flop for Your Workplace

thoughtLEADERS, LLC

Creative individuals in your organizations operating with clear standards and accountability can use advancing AI technology to innovate and supercharge productivity. Today’s guest post is b y John Warner, author of The Intelligence Tsunami: Get Off the Beach, Ride the Wave, or Get Washed Away. As early as the 1906 Olympics, high jumpers knew that the “flop” technique allowed them to jump higher with their backs arched and their heads first over the bar.

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JavaScript needs more money

InfoWorld

There isn’t nearly enough money in open source today. We can complain about venture capitalists distorting open source licensing, wring our hands about sustainability , and fret over how much foundation execs like Mozilla’s make , but the real issue isn’t that we have too much money sloshing around GitHub repositories. It’s that there isn’t more. Much, much more.

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The Devil and the Details

DevOps.com

When a culture is unable to understand the details of a situation all that's left is to create an illusion of simplicity. When a culture is unable to understand the details of a situation all that's left is to create an illusion of simplicity.

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How to Set Date Time from Mac Command Line

David Walsh

Working on a web extension that ships to an app store and isn’t immediately modifiable, like a website, can be difficult. Since you cannot immediately deploy updates, you sometimes need to bake in hardcoded date-based logic. Testing future dates can be difficult if you don’t know how to quickly change the date on your local machine. To change the current date on your Mac, execute the following from command line: # Date Format: MMDDYYYY sudo date -I 06142024 This command does not modi

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12 Reasons Snowflake Costs Get Out of Control — And How to Solve It

With no barriers to entry you can get started with Snowflake for next to nothing, but as you may already know, costs can quickly spiral out of control. While usage costs can be better managed for your internal BI use case, Snowflake costs skyrocket for SaaS providers because the need to deliver real-time, interactive analytics in a multi-tenant environment is always on.

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Five Great DevOps Job Opportunities

DevOps.com

Check out our weekly spotlight on current DevOps job postings, including positions at Deutsche Bank and Prudential Financial.

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Understanding the Importance of Runtime Security

Aqua Security

Gartner has estimated that “90% of global organizations will be running containerized applications in production by 2026—up from 40% in 2021.” The inherent benefits of cloud native application development enable developers to introduce new code into the environment at an accelerated rate. However, the dynamic nature of these environments amplifies the risks associated with runtime attacks.

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LlamaIndex review: Easy context-augmented LLM applications

InfoWorld

“Turn your enterprise data into production-ready LLM applications,” blares the LlamaIndex home page in 60 point type. OK, then. The subhead for that is “LlamaIndex is the leading data framework for building LLM applications.” I’m not so sure that it’s the leading data framework, but I’d certainly agree that it’s a leading data framework for building with large language models , along with LangChain and Semantic Kernel , about which more later.

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Building Team Bonds in the New Remote Work Era: The Critical Challenge for Modern Workplaces

CEO Insider

The shift to remote work, accelerated by recent global events, has profoundly reshaped team dynamics and employee engagement. This transformation poses significant challenges in preserving the informal, spontaneous interactions that are vital for team spirit and cohesion. The Isolation of Remote Work and Its Impact on Team Dynamics A study by PLOS highlights a critical […] The post Building Team Bonds in the New Remote Work Era: The Critical Challenge for Modern Workplaces appeared first

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Using Data & Analytics for Improving Healthcare Innovation and Outcomes

In the rapidly evolving healthcare industry, delivering data insights to end users or customers can be a significant challenge for product managers, product owners, and application team developers. The complexity of healthcare data, the need for real-time analytics, and the demand for user-friendly interfaces can often seem overwhelming. But with Logi Symphony, these challenges become opportunities.

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Accelerating Telecom Transformation: A Strategic Partnership Between Dell and Ericsson

Dell EMC

As we gear up for the TMForum DTW Ignite conference, it’s the perfect time to delve into the Dell and Ericsson partnership.

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Digital.ai Extends Scope and Reach of DevSecOps Platform

DevOps.com

The Erawan Release of a DevSecOps platform provides a set of new and enhanced capabilities to help automate applications security along with integration with Backstage, an open-source internal developer platform originally developed by Spotify that is now being advanced under the auspices of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF).

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CodeSOD: All the Cases Covered

The Daily WTF

David 's application has loads of unit tests. Many of the unit tests even go so far as to exhaustively test every combination of parameters. So seeing something like this is pretty common: [ Test ] [ TestCase(false, false, false, false, false) ] [ TestCase(false, false, false, false, true) ] [ TestCase(false, false, false, true, false) ] [ TestCase(false, false, false, true, true) ] [ TestCase(false, false, true, false, false) ] [ TestCase(false, false, true, false, true) ] [ TestCase(false,

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Google Gemini, explained

Ooda Loop

Artificial intelligence has become this year’s wonder technology. But because it comes in a lot of different flavors from a lot of different companies, it can be really confusing.

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Embrace AI: Make Your VoIP Service Stand Out

Dialogview is revolutionizing VoIP services with its AI-powered platform, which is now available for white labeling. Our solution autonomously resolves over 68% of customer queries in more than 40 languages, dramatically reducing your team’s workload. With advanced conversational AI, Dialogview understands customer sentiments and queries in real time, without any button presses needed by users.