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Data pipelines for the rest of us

InfoWorld

Depending on your politics, trickle-down economics never worked all that well in the United States under President Ronald Reagan. In open source software, however, it seems to be doing just fine. I’m not really talking about economic policies, of course, but rather about elite software engineering teams releasing code that ends up powering the not-so-elite mainstream.

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From AI to Empathic Leadership: Your Journey at FutureIT Toronto 2024 Begins Here

CIO

Why attend FutureIT Toronto ? Because it’s more than just a conference; it’s an experience that will challenge, inspire, and empower you to chart your course in the digital age. On April 23, 2024, CIO + IDC host FutureIT Toronto. Take a journey through the realms of cloud technology, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, and tech leadership and join in for a day filled with insightful discussions, meaningful connections, and unforgettable insights that will help shape the future of your busin

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Pin Chat Messages in Google Meet

Xebia

Until now, chat messages in the Google Meet chat panel were only visible for those actually joining at the moment the chat message was sent. For us, that was sometimes frustrating, especially when hosting large meetings or webinars where we share a link that all participants should see. From now on, you can pin messages to the top of the meeting chat.

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Want to boost cash flow? Change how you manage the order-to-cash process

CEO Insider

In today’s volatile markets and global environment, businesses must be able to react quickly to both opportunities and challenges. Therefore, maintaining positive cash flow is more critical than ever before. It’s important to recognize the many points at which cash flow can be impeded, and implement better practices. One key area of particular importance is […] The post Want to boost cash flow?

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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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Combine Multiple Video Effects

Xebia

Google recently added three new features to Google Meet. As we are used to in Google Meet, some changes are more funny than really useful in business meetings, but a good joke now and then doesn’t hurt, right? What things have changed? First of all, there is the option to combine multiple effects. So you can now add a filter in addition to a standard background at the same time.

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Mastering Blue Prism Debugging Techniques

Perficient

Introduction: In the world of robotic process automation (RPA), Blue Prism stands out as a leading platform that empowers organizations to automate their business processes. While designing and developing automated solutions using Blue Prism is essential, debugging plays a crucial role in ensuring smooth operation and efficient execution. In this blog, we will explore some invaluable debugging techniques in Blue Prism that can help you identify and resolve issues, ultimately optimizing your auto

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Crypto Dominates And The First Unicorn From Uzbekistan Joins The Board In March 2024

Crunchbase News

In the crop of 11 new companies to join The Crunchbase Unicorn Board in March 2024, a surprise sector took the lead: Three companies in the cryptocurrency and Web3 space became newly minted unicorns last month. The board, which counts private companies with valuations of $1 billion or more, now has more than 100 current unicorns in this sector. Last month also saw the first company from Uzbekistan join the board with Uzum , an e-commerce and payments platform.

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5 Ways Executives Can Manage Conflict with the Board

Harvard Business Review

High stakes, strong wills, and increasing uncertainty can make decisions at the top of your organization fraught. The backing of a board can mobilize an organization, but a significant divergence of vision and values may lead the board to stall progress on an organization’s highest priorities — and even unseat a CEO. Executives must proactively and productively make covert disagreements overt and foster a healthy dialog with board members.

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Forcing master to main was a good faith exploit

David Heinemeier Hansson

I never actually cared whether we call it master or main. So when the racialized claims started over how calling the default branch in Git repositories "master" was PrObLEmAtIC, I thought, fine, what skin is it off anyone's or my back to change? If this is really important, can make a real difference, great. Let's do it. How naivé. This was a classic exploit of good faith, and I fell for it.

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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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The Commonhaus Way to Manage Open Source Projects

DevOps.com

Commonhaus is taking a laissez-faire approach to open source group management.

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ECMAScript 2024 takes shape

InfoWorld

ECMAScript 2024, a planned update to ECMA’s standard for JavaScript , is set to include seven new features ranging from array grouping to Unicode strings. The 2024 specification, from ECMA’s Technical Committee 39, is expected to be approved in June. Among the list of finished features cited for publication this year is a proposal for array grouping.

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What Space Exploration and Health Care Can Teach You About Navigating Uncertainty

Harvard Business Review

In order to successfully navigate the uncertainty that characterizes today’s fast-paced and unpredictable world, leaders need to proactively prepare their teams for unexpected and time-sensitive emergencies. Space exploration and health care have cornered the market in this level of preparation. From the takeoff and landing of a space shuttle to managing uncontrollable bleeding in the operating room, there are vital lessons to be learned from these industries and adapted into others.

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Beyond Git: How version control systems are evolving for devops

InfoWorld

Tools that manage changes to source code, programs, documents, or other collections of information are known by a variety of names: version control, revision control, source control, or source code management are all common descriptors. Regardless of what we call them, these systems have become increasingly vital in a world where software and data are essential commodities.

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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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Empowering Change: How to Start A Digital Activism Campaign

thoughtLEADERS, LLC

Learn how to start a digital activism campaign by following these 12 steps. Today’s guest post is b y Afolasade Samabeyi, Nigerian Talk Show Host of “Exclusives with Afolasade.” A digital activism campaign consists of strong knowledge of the topic that you want to support. It can be extremely rewarding and impactful to advocate for social or political change.

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3 secrets to deploying LLMs on cloud platforms

InfoWorld

In the past two years, I’ve been involved with generative AI projects using large language models (LLMs) more than traditional systems. I’ve become nostalgic for serverless cloud computing. Their applications range from enhancing conversational AI to providing complex analytical solutions across industries and many functions beyond that. Many enterprises deploy these models on cloud platforms because there is a ready-made ecosystem of public cloud providers and it’s the path of least resistance.

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Is Your Board of Directors Integrating AI Governance into its Corporate Oversight and Disclosure Efforts?

Ooda Loop

We found a compelling ISS-Corporate memorandum - AI and Board Of Directors Oversight: AI Governance Appears on Corporate Radar - authored by Veronica Nikitas. The report provides a robust quantitative framework for this topic's core issues. In this post, you will find the key takeaways and excerpts from the report, as well as a forward-thinking conclusion by the author.

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CodeSOD: A Small Partition

The Daily WTF

Once upon a time, I was tuning a database performance issue. The backing database was an Oracle database, and the key problem was simply that the data needed to be partitioned. Great, easy, I wrote up a change script, applied it to a test environment, gathered some metrics to prove that it had the effects we expected, and submitted a request to apply it to production.

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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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Big Tech is on a generative AI hiring spree

Ooda Loop

Tech companies are on the hunt for unprecedented numbers of computer science people—many of them PhDs—to build and apply generative AI systems. But such talent is in limited supply.

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Navigating Security Challenges Around OT in the DoD’s Manufacturing Lines

Tenable

How operational technology can revolutionize logistics, supply chain management, and overall efficiency. Operational technology (OT) is set to transform the Department of Defense's (DoD) manufacturing lines, improving logistics and supply-chain management into a new era of efficiency and reliability. As the DoD embarks on its mission to mobilize military forces and safeguard our nation, the strategic integration of OT within the Defense Industrial Base (DIB) promises operational enhancements.

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Five Great DevOps Job Opportunities

DevOps.com

Looking for a great new DevOps job? Check out these available opportunities at Northrup Grumman, GovCIO, Northwestern Mutual, and more.

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How To Leverage The #1 Trait of A Good Leader To Drive Your Team To Success

Allstacks

Interpersonal skills are an essential leadership trait, and maybe, the top skill of truly successful leaders. When navigating relationships in business and professional life, it's paramount to find common ground, establish rapport, and identify mutual interests.

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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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Reimagining Enterprise Tech: A Complete AI-Powered Architecture

Ooda Loop

In today’s rapidly evolving digital landscape, the role of artificial intelligence (AI) in reshaping enterprise tech stacks cannot be overstated. As businesses strive for competitive advantage, they increasingly recognize the transformative potential of integrating AI across every layer of their operations.

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#774 Cultivating Developer Joy with Rajeev Rajan, CTO at Atlassian

Modern CTO

Today we’re talking to Rajeev Rajan, CTO at Atlassian. We discuss how Rajeev is creating joy for developers at Atlassian, the ways in which they’re transforming their organization, and how being a parent has impacted Rajeev’s leadership style more than anything else. All of this right here, right now, on the Modern CTO Podcast! To learn more about Atlassian, check out their website here.

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Leveraging Generative AI And LLMs In The Industrial IoT Realm

Ooda Loop

The world of technology is witnessing the unfolding of a transformative era with the arrival of generative AI and large language models (LLMs). This innovative technology is shaping up to offer solutions for tackling complex challenges and unlocking new possibilities of creativity and innovation.

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The Rise of AI Generated Content in the Experience-Orchestrated Business Era

IDC

By investing in technologies and processes that enhance daily operations and interactions, businesses can elevate their digital maturity and stand out from the crowd.

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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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OpenAI Taps Ex-Amazon Executive to Head Enterprise Push in Japan

Ooda Loop

OpenAI named the former president of Amazon Web Services’s Japan arm to spearhead its push to woo enterprise clients in the world’s fourth-largest economy. The artificial intelligence darling is opening an office in Tokyo as it releases a custom GPT-4 model catering to Japanese language users.

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Replacing IBM Sterling File Gateway

Thorn Tech

Financial institutions and large organizations around the globe are replacing IBM Sterling File Gateway and other legacy managed file transfer (MFT) systems with high-availability deployments of SFTP Gateway for a leaner, reliable, and cost-effective alternative.

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US-China Competition to Field Military Drone Swarms Could Fuel Global Arms Race

Ooda Loop

As their rivalry intensifies, U.S. and Chinese military planners are gearing up for a new kind of warfare, air and sea drones equipped with artificial intelligence. The planners envision a scenario in which hundreds, even thousands of the machines engage in coordinated battle.