Fri.Feb 16, 2024

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Are SQL & LLMs a Marriage Made in Heaven?

Dataiku

Structured Query Language (SQL) has long been the standard for managing and querying relational databases, providing a powerful toolset for extracting insights from structured data. Large Language Models (LLMs), though, have been the talk of the town for over a year now and represent a breakthrough in natural language processing (NLP), enabling machines to understand and generate human-like text with remarkable accuracy and fluency.

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SAP names Philipp Herzig as chief artificial intelligence officer

CIO

SAP is reorganizing its AI activities. Philipp Herzig, formerly head of cross-product engineering and experience, now leads a new “end-to-end growth area” focused on AI as the company’s chief artificial intelligence officer (CAIO). Herzig now reports directly to CEO Christian Klein, and will oversee the entire value chain for SAP business AI from research and product development through to implementation at the customer.

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An Agile focus on minimalism

Agile Alliance

Embracing minimalism streamlines processes and fundamentally enhances value by prioritizing meaningful outcomes over irrelevant tasks. The post An Agile focus on minimalism first appeared on Agile Alliance.

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How strategic partnerships are the key to AI-driven innovation

CIO

“Innovate or die,” Peter Drucker’s 1985 exhortation on the importance of constant reinvention, was great business advice for the last 40 or so years. But things have gotten a little more complicated now, as the large-scale roll-out of generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) has introduced the need for a multidisciplinary approach to innovation. Today, it is not enough just to innovate within one’s own vertical; to truly exploit the power of GenAI to transform workflows and drive competitive a

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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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How To Configure Squid As An Egress Gateway

Xebia

This blog configures Squid Proxy as an egress gateway to filter web traffic. Always ensure that you comply with applicable laws and regulations when implementing network traffic management solutions. Filtering web traffic Users and applications visit many different websites, possibly including malicious websites. Thus, to protect the user and application network, web traffic is often filtered.

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Secure your Compute Engine by blocking project-wide SSH keys

Xebia

Best practice for handling SSH keys in Google Cloud When you are using the Compute Engine in Google Cloud, you might wonder what’s the best way to handle SSH keys for your Virtual Machines (VMs) ? We’ve also got some questions from our customers. There are several ways to implement and store SSH keys into your Google Cloud environment, but you might wonder what the best way to do so?

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Unleashing the power of banks’ data with generative AI

CIO

The implications of generative AI on business and society are widely documented, but the banking sector faces a set of unique opportunities and challenges when it comes to adoption. Avanade’s latest research found that bankers view automation and efficiency as the biggest benefits of generative AI – with AI having the potential to fundamentally change customer onboarding and fraud detection, as well as automate regulation and compliance requests.

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The Future of Marketing Is Intergenerational

Harvard Business Review

Older consumers can’t just be an afterthought for brands — but that doesn’t mean just shifting the focus from one generation to another.

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ADP’s cloud transformation pays dividends

CIO

For most organizations, a shift to the cloud brings scalability, access to innovative tools, and the possibility of cost savings. For payroll services company ADP, it has paved the way to becoming a SaaS provider capable of taking on big names in enterprise software. An early partner of Amazon, the Roseburg, N.J.-based company migrated to AWS in lockstep with Amazon’s earliest code releases a decade ago, even as the $18 billion payroll giant continued to build a hybrid cloud infrastructure that

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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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Why the Tech Industry Won’t Disrupt Health Care

Harvard Business Review

At first glance, it looks like health care in the United States is ripe for disruption. Digital technology advances have the power to help address the shortcomings of care delivery: It costs too much, its quality isn’t what it could and should be, and millions of people live hundreds of miles from the nearest hospital and/or don’t have a primary care doctor.

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Why Tomago Aluminium reversed course on its cloud journey

CIO

Tomago Aluminium is an industry giant in the Asia-Pacific region, and as IT superintendent, Dennis Moncrieff is responsible for leveraging the right technologies to make the process of producing aluminum more efficient. When talking about the organization’s digital transformation journey, he describes it as a constant. “Sure, digital transformation is a buzzword that’s been bouncing around for a long time,” he says, “but digitizing your processes remains important because no modern business can

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Leaders Prioritizing Mental Health for Organizational Success

Let's Grow Leaders

In this episode of the Leadership without Losing Your Soul Podcast, our guest, Chinazom Nwabueze, discusses the importance of mental health and its connection to overall wellbeing and performance. He emphasizes the need to prioritize and shares practical tips for maintaining mental fitness, such as filling up one’s emotional energy tank with activities that bring joy, practicing mindfulness, getting enough rest, and setting boundaries.

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From Construction To AI Diagnostics, Here Are 5 Areas Where Seed Investors Are Most Active

Crunchbase News

Predicting the future — once the realm of crystal balls and tea leaves — is now a full-fledged profession. Hundreds of professional futurists now work in government, academia and other sectors, analyzing demographic, technological and climatic trends to envision what life will look like years from now. Here at Crunchbase News, we have our own future-telling tool: Seed-funding data.

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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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Software Development in the Age of AI: How to Balance Quality and Speed

DevOps.com

There’s no mistaking the reality of AI’s influence. Across industries, businesses are calling on tech workers to make the most of this transformative technology as demand skyrockets and companies race to overcome the competition. A flagging economy only pushes expectations for AI use—in software especially.

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Stop Basing Your Self-Worth on Other People’s Opinions

Harvard Business Review

Self-worth is our set of core beliefs about our value as a human being. It’s how we see ourselves and who we perceive ourselves to be. People differ in what they believe they must be or do to have worth or value. When we externalize our self-worth, we get emotionally and chemically rewarded when we succeed. This inevitably turns into a never-ending loop in pursuit of instant gratification.

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What the Evolution of Specialized Hardware for AI and ML Means for DevOps

DevOps.com

DevOps teams should consider a number of different strategies to ensure apps remain efficient and portable across various chip architectures.

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Mainframes are dead! Long live cloud computing!

InfoWorld

One of the things that has often driven me nuts with the rise of cloud computing is the assumption that the demise of the mainframe is a foregone conclusion. I’ve often written about the reality that not all applications and data sets belong on the cloud, especially ones that reside on mainframes. Although I have often been laughed out of a meeting for this opinion, adoption patterns have proved me correct.

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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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The Week’s 10 Biggest Funding Rounds: Lambda Leads Massive Week For Megadeals

Crunchbase News

Want to keep track of the largest startup funding deals in 2024 with our curated list of $100 million-plus venture deals to U.S.-based companies? Check out The Crunchbase Megadeals Board. This is a weekly feature that runs down the week’s top 10 announced funding rounds in the U.S. Check out last week’s biggest funding rounds here. Check the calendar — is it 2021 again ?

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Dart language upgrade shines on Wasm, generative AI

InfoWorld

Dart 3.3, the latest update to Google’s programming language for building mobile, desktop, and web applications, has arrived, bringing experimental support for web applications compiled to WebAssembly. Google also released an SDK for building generative AI capabilities into Dart and Flutter apps. Dart 3.3 was launched February 15. Instructions on downloading the Dart SDK can be found at dart.dev.

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What Is Application Performance Monitoring?

Honeycomb

Every business is a software business. And by software, we don’t mean code—we mean running software serving customers in production. Those customers may be internal to the company, they may pay you money, or they may represent attention that increases ad revenue—either way, making them happy is your business. And your fast, reliable software makes them happy.

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Astral unveils ‘extremely fast’ Python package installer

InfoWorld

Astral, which makes high-performance Python tools such as the Ruff linter , has launched uv, an “extremely fast” Python package installer and resolver written in Rust. Designed as a drop-in replacement for pip and pip-tools , uv is ready for production use today in projects built around those workflows, Astral wrote in a blog post announcing the product.

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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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Tutorial: Installing and Using Prometheus in Kubernetes

Dzone - DevOps

This article will lead you through installing and configuring Prometheus, a popular open-source monitoring and alerting toolset, in a Kubernetes context. Prometheus is extensively used for cloud-native applications since it is built to monitor and gather metrics from many services and systems. This post will walk you through setting up Prometheus to successfully monitor your Kubernetes cluster.

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Cybersecurity Snapshot: ChatGPT Gets So-So Grade in Code Analysis Test, while JCDC Pledges To Focus on Protecting Critical Infrastructure

Tenable

Check out why ChatGPT’s code analysis skills left Carnegie Mellon researchers unimpressed. Plus, JCDC will put special focus on critical infrastructure security in 2024. Meanwhile, CISA and OpenSSF shine a spotlight on the security of software package repositories. And scammers leveraged tech tools to steal $10 billion from U.S. consumers last year.

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The Day Reality Died: OpenAI’s New Model Sora can generate realistic videos from simple text prompts.

Ooda Loop

Could this be the day reality died? What will come tomorrow? Imagine putting on your Apple Vision Pro and asking it to deliver a 90 minute spy thriller full of surprising but realistic twists and drama and having it presented to you a second later.

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Perficient Launches LiveWell Employee Resource Group

Perficient

New ERG Will Assist in Delivering On Our People Promise At Perficient, our success is defined by our colleagues. Because of this, Perficient has promised to challenge, champion, and celebrate its people, and that includes empowering their personal health and well-being. Today, we proudly announce the launch of the LiveWell Employee Resource Group (ERG), a community of Perficient colleagues passionate about health and wellness that aims to support everyone in achieving better overall well-being.

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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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US says Russia developing ‘troubling’ space-based anti-satellite weapon

Ooda Loop

Russia is developing a space-based anti-satellite weapon that is “troubling” but poses no immediate threat, the White House has said. National security spokesman John Kirby confirmed the weapon was “space-based” but would not comment on reports in US media that it was either nuclear-capable or nuclear-powered.

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Insider Activity at Paylocity with President & co-CEO Selling 8,000 Shares

CEO Insider

On February 13th, 2024, Toby Williams, the President and co-CEO of Paylocity Holding Corp (NASDAQ: PCTY), completed a transaction involving 8,000 shares of the company’s stock. This action, documented with the SEC, offers detailed insight into recent company developments. On the day of the aforementioned sale, Paylocity Holding Corp shares were valued at $169.15, resulting […] The post Insider Activity at Paylocity with President & co-CEO Selling 8,000 Shares appeared first on C

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FTC Wants to Penalize Companies for Use of AI in Impersonation

Ooda Loop

The US Federal Trade Commission moved to put new rules into place around impersonation, citing the rising threat of scams enabled by generative artificial intelligence.