Thu.Feb 08, 2024

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What is the Space Development Agency’s Tracking Layer?

Ooda Loop

The future "architecture of space" will be distributed across a broad vision, inspired by science fiction, of what space can and will be in the future. Government agency-led contributions to this "architecture of space" will figure prominently - like the recent Space Development Agency's (SDA) Other Transaction Authority (OTA) agreements - totalling $2.5 billion - awarding "three prototype agreements to build 54 satellites to establish the Tranche 2 (T2) Tracking Layer, which will proliferate m

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6 best practices for better vendor management

CIO

Vendor partnerships are becoming increasingly vital to IT agendas today. And how well an IT leader deals with and orchestrates vendor relationships can mean the difference between a well-organized and efficient IT operation and a mess that costs an organization millions of dollars without delivering positive results. To ensure vendor relationship help their organizations achieve their goals, IT leaders should establish a comprehensive technology vendor management strategy focused on maximizing f

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Important notice: 2024 annual dues adjustment

Agile Alliance

Effective March 1, 2024, select membership levels will see a slight increase in dues, a change from our temporary reduction during the COVID-19 pandemic to support our community. The post Important notice: 2024 annual dues adjustment first appeared on Agile Alliance.

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The path to socially responsible AI

CIO

For 15 years, Stack Overflow has enabled developers and technologists to build and innovate faster. Blending a historic technical knowledge base of more than 59+ million questions and answers with a global platform to connect with and learn from peers and experts, Stack Overflow is the workspace developers and technologists use to stay at the cutting edge.

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How to Migrate From DataStax Enterprise to Instaclustr Managed Apache Cassandra

If you’re considering migrating from DataStax Enterprise (DSE) to open source Apache Cassandra®, our comprehensive guide is tailored for architects, engineers, and IT directors. Whether you’re motivated by cost savings, avoiding vendor lock-in, or embracing the vibrant open-source community, Apache Cassandra offers robust value. Transition seamlessly to Instaclustr Managed Cassandra with our expert insights, ensuring zero downtime during migration.

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TDD or Test-Last? One Thing at a Time

Xebia

Managing the Many Concerns in Programming Programming is a challenging activity. One major cause for this is the sheer amount of balls to keep in the air. At any given time, we need to: Understand the problem and its context Come up with solutions Capture solutions in code Understand the surrounding code (Most likely) fit new code into existing code Make the solution maintainable Ensure the code does what it’s supposed to Communicate ideas to others And this is not an exhaustive list; ther

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Measuring Your Azure Carbon Footprint with the Sustainability API

Xebia

So, you want to start with green software on the Azure cloud by measuring your carbon footprint. But where to start? Microsoft Azure’s Sustainability API can help organizations measure their carbon footprint to analyze and reduce it. In this blog, we’ll dive into the carbon emission data it offers and how it can be leveraged for a more sustainable future.

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Microsoft in talks over cloud licensing complaint in the EU

CIO

Microsoft is in talks with Cloud Infrastructure Services Providers in Europe (CISPE) to settle the trade body’s complaint about its cloud software licensing practices in the European Union (EU). “Today, CISPE confirms that it has opened discussions with Microsoft aimed at resolving ongoing issues related to unfair software licensing for cloud infrastructure providers and their customers in Europe,” the trade body said in a statement , adding that both parties are exploring potential remedies.

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One big benefactor of the AI boom: The tiny island of Anguilla

The Hustle

Imagine: You’re a 20-something AI entrepreneur and then your startup’s website gets trapped with — gasp — a “.com” domain. How passe. How embarrassing. What are you, 45 years old? Gotta get that “.ai” domain When you do, it’s to the direct benefit of Anguilla, a 35-square-mile, ~19k-person British territory in the Caribbean. In the 1980s, the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) started assigning two-letter domains to nations and territories.

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IT budget shock: Global IT services firms continue to struggle

CIO

The global IT services industry is at a significant crossroads, with the explosive growth of generative AI and deepening economic uncertainties reshaping its future. Recent financial reports from major global IT services firms have highlighted a concerning slowdown in the industry that could persist, signaling potential changes to hiring and spending plans.

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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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What Does CYBER COM 2.0 Look Like?

Ooda Loop

Recent reporting indicates that U.S. Cyber Command (CYBERCOM) is in the middle of restructuring the organization and the forces that support it in order to best position the command to address the changing cyber threat landscape. The strategy behind “CYBERCOM 2.

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Edward Jones’ CIO Frank LaQuinta plays to win

CIO

Frank LaQuinta is head of digital, data, and operations at Edward Jones, a role that encompasses responsibility for the financial services firm’s technology, digital, and data leadership, vision, and strategy. He came to Edward Jones in 2016 after a 30-year career in technology on Wall Street and was named chief information officer in 2018. On a recent episode of the Tech Whisperers podcast , LaQuinta discussed the additional responsibilities he’s taken on in his current role and what it takes t

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It’s Time to Redefine Our Gendered Idea of “Ambition”

Harvard Business Review

Rather than enforcing a binary point of view — you’re either climbing up the ladder or stepping aside — skillful managers don’t equate pace with potential.

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Optimizing the Retail Returns Process

Ivanti

January often means the longest lines in the retail store are for returns. And, maybe ironically, those returns are regularly processed at the Customer Service desk. That right there — that’s an annual challenge. Consumers entering a store to make a return or exchange are already feeling inconvenienced. They bought or received an item they can’t use, and they’re at the store to resolve that problem.

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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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Google Announces Enhanced Fraud Protection for Android

Ooda Loop

Google recently announced a new feature of Google Play Protect, which will block the installation of sideloaded applications that request sensitive permissions on Android devices. Fraudsters frequently leverage these permissions to intercept passwords via SMS or notifications.

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Why Choose Hardware-Assisted Security

Dell EMC

Sophisticated attacks can bypass software-only security. Combat modern attacks with Dell, Intel and CrowdStrike’s integrated solution.

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Got a Radical Idea at Work? Find a Partner.

Harvard Business Review

The story of Katalin Karikó and Drew Weissman, the winners of the 2023 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their discoveries underpinning the mRNA vaccines against Covid-19, holds lessons for others who are pursuing radical ideas. Drawing on their interview with Karikó and those of others with Weissman and her, the authors extrapolate lessons on why pairs can be more effective in pursuing seemingly wild ideas and how to find someone to take the journey with you.

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OpenAI Software To Automate Complex Tasks

Ooda Loop

OpenAI, backed by Microsoft, is gearing up to revolutionize task automation with its latest venture into agent software. This cutting-edge technology aims to streamline complex tasks by seamlessly taking control of users’ devices, heralding a new era of efficiency and productivity.

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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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Chiefs, 49ers Battle It Out On The Gridiron — And In Venture World

Crunchbase News

While Kansas City and San Francisco may be a good football matchup Sunday, it assuredly is not when it comes to the amount of venture capital both areas see. The City By the Bay has been a marquee venture market since venture capital became a thing. On the other hand, when it comes to venture, Kansas City has, well, good barbecue. However, both of the teams that will meet Sunday in Super Bowl LVIII have a few players looking to score touchdowns in the venture and investing world too.

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Empowering Developers Fuels IT Resilience and Business Transformation

DevOps.com

IT leaders must give developers and DevOps teams a simplified, trustworthy data architecture if they want modernization efforts to thrive.

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How to Build an Intersectional Approach to Talent Management

Harvard Business Review

Many organizations now realize that their struggles with workplace culture and recruitment may stem from a monolithic approach to policies, processes, and mindsets.

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Composable vs. Headless – The Ultimate Commerce Battle Royale?

Perficient

The Celtics vs. The Lakers, Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees, Frazier vs. Ali. I think all of us have our favorite epic rivalries that stick with us. But what makes rivalries so engaging? Some say it’s the bragging rights, some say it’s the passion, and others say it’s because rivalries tend to bring out the best in each competitor. I tend to lean towards all the above as being the catalyst for why we find them so engaging.

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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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Security Update for Ivanti Connect Secure and Ivanti Policy Secure Gateways

Ivanti

At Ivanti, our top priority is upholding our commitment to deliver and maintain secure products for our customers. Our team has been working around the clock to aggressively review all code and is singularly focused on bringing full resolution to the issues affecting Ivanti Connect Secure (formerly Pulse Connect Secure), Ivanti Policy Secure and ZTA gateways.

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Modern gRPC Microservices: REST Gateways, Part 2

Dzone - DevOps

As a quick recap, in Part 1 : We built a simple gRPC service for managing topics and messages in a chat service (like a very simple version of Zulip, Slack, or Teams ). gRPC provided a very easy way to represent the services and operations of this app. We were able to serve (a very rudimentary implementation) from localhost on an arbitrary port (9000 by default) on a custom TCP protocol.

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Using Microsoft Graph search with SharePoint Online

InfoWorld

SharePoint’s role as an enterprise content management system may be an old-fashioned one, but that doesn’t mean the platform is frozen in stone. Over time, Microsoft adds new features, and deprecates and removes old ones. The company has even begun to spin off what were SharePoint features into separate applications. As SharePoint transitions from one way of working to another, these changes often require us to rewrite and rework our applications and extension code.

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Dockerize a Flask Python App: Step-by-Step

Dzone - DevOps

What if you were asked to deploy your Python Flask application or Dockerize a Flask app 100 times a day on a virtual machine? This would be a tedious and frustrating task, as most people would agree. This article shows you how to Dockerize a Flask Python application to overcome the above scenario. Setting up a machine manually to deploy your Python Flask application multiple times can easily lead to human error and increase the chances of missing certain dependencies.

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IDC Analyst Report: The Open Source Blind Spot Putting Businesses at Risk

In a recent study, IDC found that 64% of organizations said they were already using open source in software development with a further 25% planning to in the next year. Most organizations are unaware of just how much open-source code is used and underestimate their dependency on it. As enterprises grow the use of open-source software, they face a new challenge: understanding the scope of open-source software that's being used throughout the organization and the corresponding exposure.

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Steampipe unbundled: From cloud APIs to your database

InfoWorld

We’ve seen how Steampipe can unify access to APIs , drive metasearch , enforce KPIs as code , and detect configuration drift. The enabling plugins were, until recently, tightly bound to the Steampipe binary and to the instance of Postgres that Steampipe launches and controls. That led members of Steampipe’s open-source community to ask, “Can we use the plugins in our own Postgres databases?

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Eye On AI: Despite Need, US-Based AI Chipmakers Not Seeing Investor Love

Crunchbase News

This column is a look back at the week that was in AI. Read the previous one here. Last week AI private market investors likely rejoiced when it was reported data center startup Astera Labs was preparing for a potential March initial public offering. The Santa Clara, California-based startup provides data and memory connectivity solutions for some of the biggest chipmakers in the world, including Intel and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.

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OpenSilver adds F# language support

InfoWorld

Userware has released OpenSilver 2.1, an update to its open-source successor to Microsoft’s discontinued Silverlight framework for building rich web applications. OpenSilver 2.1 adds support for Microsoft’s F# language. Introduced February 6 , OpenSilver 2.1 can be downloaded from the project website. Userware describes OpenSilver 2.1 as “F# meets XAML for advanced web app development.