Tue.Jul 09, 2024

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Is LinkedIn Premium worth the price?

CIO

If you work in technology or want to work in technology, having a LinkedIn profile is a given. However, the base version of LinkedIn may not be enough depending on what you hope to accomplish on the world’s most popular business networking platform. If you’re a job seeker, recruiter or sales professional looking for an edge – or are serious about growing your business network, LinkedIn Premium may be worth the investment to gain that competitive edge.

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Creating Stability Is Just as Important as Managing Change

Harvard Business Review

When we think about change at work today, we tend to assume its inevitability and focus our attention on how to manage it — what methods and processes and technology and communication we need to put in place to have it move ahead more smoothly. Of course, some change is necessary, and some is inevitable. But not all of it. What the scientific literature on predictability, agency, belonging, place, and meaning suggests is that before we think about managing change, we should consider the conditio

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Generative AI and preparing for a shift to skills-based hiring

CIO

As gen AI takes hold in the workplace, it’ll no doubt alter workflows, role requirements, and the skills necessary to get work done. The concern isn’t so much whether AI will replace jobs, but what skillsets the technology will replace, and how organizations and leaders can shift human priorities accordingly. “AI is both a major disruptor and savior, in that gen AI specifically will influence 4.5 times the number of jobs it replaces and, yet, also has the capability to help manage and upskill th

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Why Every Engineering Team Should Embrace AWS Graviton4

Honeycomb

Two years ago, we shared our experiences with adopting AWS Graviton3 and our enthusiasm for the future of AWS Graviton and Arm. Once again, we’re privileged to share our experiences as a launch customer of the Amazon EC2 R8g instances powered by AWS Graviton4, the newest generation of AWS Graviton processors. This blog elaborates our Graviton4 preview results including detailed performance data.

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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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The UAE emerges as a global leader in AI, driving innovation and future technology

CIO

The UAE’s vision for AI is encapsulated in its National AI Strategy 2031, which aims to position the country as a global leader in AI by integrating it across various sectors. This strategy is not just a roadmap but a testament to the UAE’s forward-thinking approach to harnessing the power of AI for socio-economic growth. The UAE made headlines by becoming the first nation to appoint a Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence in 2017.

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The best pilot project might be the one you kill

CIO

One perennial issue IT leaders face is that project success rates remain less than ideal. For example, survey data from recruitment firm Wifi Talents showed that, in 2023, fewer than 30% of software projects were completed successfully, and that 75% of IT and business executives anticipated that their projects would ultimately fail. Figures like these are sobering.

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Global Funding And M&A Picked Up In Q2, While AI Funding Mushroomed

Crunchbase News

Global startup funding picked up in the second quarter, reaching $79 billion — rising 16% quarter over quarter and 12% from the $71 billion invested in Q2 2023. Mega-rounds — fundings $100 million and above — accounted for much of the increase this past quarter. Funding to companies in AI more than doubled quarter over quarter to $24 billion — representing 30% of all dollars invested, the largest quarter for AI funding in recent years.

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Oman: 72 % average performance of Government entities in achieving digital transformation goals

CIO

Oman, a nation known for its rich cultural heritage and strategic geographic location, is embarking on a transformative journey to modernize its economy through significant investments in digital transformation. This strategic shift aims to diversify the economy, enhance public services, and position Oman as a competitive player in the global digital landscape.

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Survey Shines Spotlight on Increasing Need for Industrial DevOps

DevOps.com

A survey of 200 executives working for organizations that have revenues in excess of $350 million finds industrial coding errors cause manufacturing shutdowns lasting 31 hours on average, costing $4.2 million per hour for a total of $126 million per shutdown.

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Secure SaaS Success: Embedded Finance as a Competitive Advantage

Speaker: Ian Hillis, SVP of Growth at Payrix and Worldpay for Platforms

Join us for an exclusive webinar hosted by Ian Hillis, SVP of Growth at Payrix and Worldpay for Platforms, where he’ll explore the significant impact of embedded finance on the software industry! This session is designed to provide you with the strategic insights needed to navigate the future of SaaS successfully, all while gaining a deeper understanding of how these trends can enhance your competitive edge, boost revenue, and deepen customer loyalty.

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IA generativa y el cambio hacia una contratación basada en competencias

CIO

A medida que la inteligencia artificial (IA) se afiance en el entorno empresarial, sin duda alterará los flujos de trabajo, los requisitos de las funciones y las habilidades necesarias para realizar las tareas. La preocupación no es tanto si la IA sustituirá puestos de trabajo, sino qué habilidades sustituirá la tecnología, y cómo las organizaciones y los líderes pueden cambiar las prioridades humanas en consecuencia.

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Palo Alto Networks a Leader Again in Gartner Single-Vendor SASE Report

Palo Alto Networks

Palo Alto Networks® positioned both highest in the Ability to Execute and furthest in Completeness of Vision in 2024 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Single-Vendor SASE. Today, Palo Alto Networks was recognized for the second straight year as a Leader in the 2024 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Single-Vendor SASE. We were also positioned both highest in the Ability to Execute and furthest in Completeness of Vision.

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Diez formas de evitar las consecuencias de un uso sin control de la IA en las empresas

CIO

Como todo lo relacionado con la tecnología, la llamada ‘TI en la sombra’ o ‘shadow IT’, es decir, el uso de la tecnología por parte de los empleados sin que el área de TI tenga visibilidad y control sobre ello, también ha evolucionado. Ya no hablamos sólo de una aplicación SaaS (de software como servicio) que satisface una necesidad específica de un trabajador o de unos cuantos dispositivos BlackBerry personales que los comerciales introducen a hurtadillas para acceder a los archivos de trabajo

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Master AWS IAM Role Configuration With Terraform

Dzone - DevOps

It's super important today to keep things secure and make sure everything is running as it should. AWS Identity and Access Management ( IAM ) helps with this by letting you manage who can get into what parts of your AWS account. One cool thing about IAM is that it lets you give permissions to different parts or people in your account without having to share sensitive info like passwords.

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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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El Centro de IA de Granada arrancará en otoño de 2025 con contratos por un total de 36 millones de euros

CIO

Tras la decepción que se llevó Granada ante la decisión del Gobierno de instalar la sede de la Agencia Española de Supervisión de Inteligencia Artificial (AESIA) en A Coruña , el consejero de la Presidencia, Interior, Diálogo Social y Simplificación Administrativa de la Junta de Andalucía, Antonio Sanz , ha anunciado la creación del nuevo Centro de Inteligencia Artificial regional en esa ciudad, cuya puesta en marcha está prevista para octubre de 2025.

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July 2024 Patch Tuesday

Ivanti

Microsoft, Google, Mozilla and Adobe all have releases on the July 9, 2024, Patch Tuesday. Microsoft resolved 142 CVEs across five products, Mozilla resolved 16 CVEs in Firefox and Adobe resolved seven CVEs across three updates. Google Chrome is expected to release on or just after Patch Tuesday as well. Microsoft is reporting two known exploited and two publicly disclosed vulnerabilities.

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Post-Vacation Blues? Here’s How to Cope.

Harvard Business Review

Call it the post-vacation paradox: Instead of feeling recharged and refreshed upon returning to work after a break, you’re drained and struggling to regain your drive. In this article, the author shares insights from two experts on how to boost your motivation and feel more confident about returning to work.

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Programming, Fluency, and AI

O'Reilly Media - Ideas

It’s clear that generative AI is already being used by a majority—a large majority—of programmers. That’s good. Even if the productivity gains are smaller than many think, 15% to 20% is significant. Making it easier to learn programming and begin a productive career is nothing to complain about, either. We were all impressed when Simon Willison asked ChatGPT to help him learn Rust.

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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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Samsung Galaxy Ring: Features, price, launch date, and everything else we know

Dion Hinchcliffe's Web 2.0 Blog

As we expect Samsung to launch its Galaxy Ring during its summer Unpacked event, new details about the device emerge. Here's everything we know so far.

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How to Migrate an Observability Platform to Open-Source and Cut Costs

DevOps.com

Migrating to an open-source stack is a better solution as it gives you control over telemetry data and reduces observability costs, despite challenges with existing service provider commitments.

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Mitigate the Security Challenges of Telecom 5G IoT Microservice Pods Architecture Using Istio

Dzone - DevOps

Deploying microservices in a Kubernetes cluster is critical in 5G Telecom. However, it also introduces significant security risks. While firewall rules and proxies provide initial security, the default communication mechanisms within Kubernetes, such as unencrypted network traffic and lack of access control, are inherently insecure. This insecurity could compromise sensitive data.

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Samsung Galaxy Watch Ultra: The best specs, features, and everything else we know

Dion Hinchcliffe's Web 2.0 Blog

The Galaxy Watch Ultra is expected to follow in Apple's footsteps as a premium wearable with a rugged build, tailored for extreme sports.

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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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Why InfoSec Vendors Force Customers to Work with Sales

Jeremiah Grossman

If you visit practically any enterprise InfoSec vendor’s website and are interested in trying out their products or services without speaking to a sales rep first, good luck — this is rarely allowed. Even just getting pricing info from a vendor without engaging in a sales process is next to impossible. The vast majority require customers to email or fill out an online form, schedule a meeting with a sales rep, sit through a PowerPoint presentation, and THEN they’ll let customers try the product.

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Helping Developers Build Secure APIs From the Start

DevOps.com

Developers are already tasked with creating and managing APIs; they must also be empowered to secure them easily.

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Buy a 5-year subscription to AdGuard VPN for $35

Dion Hinchcliffe's Web 2.0 Blog

With this AdGuard VPN deal, you can enjoy the benefits of a privacy-enhancing VPN on your mobile devices for the next five years for the equivalent of less than a dollar a month.

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Are AI Agents the Answer to the Commodity AI Trap?

Dataiku

With AI (including GenAI ) dominating boardroom discussions, many questions abound: What's your AI strategy? How are you differentiating? What’s the best quick bet? Amid the frenzy lies a lurking risk: spending big on AI without reaping proportional rewards. In an era where everyone’s investing, mere adoption won’t suffice. Companies need to move beyond the hype and focus on strategic deployment to truly harness AI’s potential.

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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.