Thu.Feb 22, 2024

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How Co-Leaders Succeed

Harvard Business Review

Co-leadership, where an executive, department, or team leadership role is shared, can result in more creative and strategic problem solving and wiser decision making. But it can also lead to unhealthy game playing in the pursuit of dominance and positioning for the next role, resulting in organizational misalignment, inertia, and confusion. It doesn’t have to be this way.

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Google integrates Gemini AI into enterprise tools

CIO

Tech major Google has announced that it is replacing Duet AI for Google Workspace with Gemini for Google Workspace as it attempts to offer an alternative to ChatGPT Enterprise. Duet AI for Workspace offered AI integration with Google’s popular applications like Docs and Gmail. The company also announced the launch of two plans, Gemini Business, and Gemini Enterprise, to help businesses of all sizes leverage AI for growth.

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The software delivery tool trap

Xebia

If you’ve worked in software development for any amount of time, you’re probably used to working in a certain way, and have been in the situation where a new tool forces you to change your way of working. Some may also think that using tool X automatically means following process Y. For example, "We’re using ArgoCD, therefore we’re doing GitOps, right?

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Nvidia’s strong earnings highlight AI’s rapid incursion across industries

CIO

Nvidia has announced stellar earnings for the fourth quarter, further fueling the momentum behind its soaring valuations. This highlights a broad interest in AI across various sectors, including enterprise, healthcare, and automotive. Revenue for the quarter, which ended January 28, reached $22.1 billion, marking a surge of 265% year-on-year. For fiscal 2024, revenue climbed to $60.9 billion, a 126% rise from the previous year.

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Top 5 Challenges in Designing a Data Warehouse for Multi-Tenant Analytics

Multi-tenant architecture allows software vendors to realize tremendous efficiencies by maintaining a single application stack instead of separate database instances while meeting data privacy needs. When you use a data warehouse to power your multi-tenant analytics, the proper approach is vital. Multi-tenant analytics is NOT the primary use case with traditional data warehouses, causing data security challenges.

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How To Configure FQDN Firewall Rules In Google Cloud

Xebia

Filtering web traffic is easy with Cloud Firewall , a cloud-first NGFW with advanced threat protection. How easy? A single policy allows or denies traffic to a domain name and applies as fine-grained as tags or service accounts. Looking for more examples? Check out the GitHub repository. Allowing egress to xebia.com The following policy allows all hosts to access xebia.com : resource "google_compute_network_firewall_policy_rule" "allow_xebia" { project = var.project_id firewall_p

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IDC Ranks Tenable No. 1 in Worldwide Device Vulnerability Management Market Share for the Fifth Consecutive Year

Tenable

The research firm’s latest report also provides market insights that security professionals can use to improve their vulnerability management strategy. IDC recently published its “Worldwide Device Vulnerability Management Market Share, 2022: Exposures Present a Clear and Present Danger'' 1 report, which presents the worldwide device vulnerability management market shares for 2022.

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Ferrovial puts AI at the heart of its transformation

CIO

With the aim to accelerate innovation and transform its digital infrastructures and services, Ferrovial created its Digital Hub to serve as a meeting point where research and experimentation with digital strategies could, for example, provide new sources of income and improve company operations. Since its creation over five years ago, the Digital Hub has included a team of experts in innovation, technologies, and trends — such as IoT, big data, AI, drones, 3D printing, or advances in customer ex

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How a Well-Executed Social Initiative Strengthens Your Brand

Harvard Business Review

In the modern competitive business environment, innovative social initiatives offer a unique avenue for growth, customer loyalty, and employee engagement, often overlooked by organizations. Traditional social efforts like standard volunteering and environmental goals lack impact due to their inability to establish a unique and emotionally engaging identity.

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ESG software: 6 tips for selecting the best fit for your business

CIO

Increasing pressures around environment, social, and governance (ESG) concerns have organizations across industries turning to their CIOs to revamp their strategies for ESG reporting. After putting in place the right data infrastructure and governance for ESG reporting, ensuring the enterprise has the right ESG reporting tools in place is critical. To date, many companies have merely repurposed existing technology solutions for their ESG reporting needs.

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7 Pitfalls for Apache Cassandra in Production

Apache Cassandra is an open-source distributed database that boasts an architecture that delivers high scalability, near 100% availability, and powerful read-and-write performance required for many data-heavy use cases. However, many developers and administrators who are new to this NoSQL database often encounter several challenges that can impact its performance.

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Zigs & Zags – The Opposite of a Great Idea Can Also be a Great Idea

Perficient

I get a lot of enjoyment from the creative and innovative side of the work I do. Helping clients or my teams break out of the day-to-day and explore the unexpected. I’ve discussed innovation myths before and how to use lateral thinking to expand your pool of ideas in unexpected ways. One of my favorite aspects is seeing how random great ideas can be!

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CIO Gray Nester on fostering a culture of success

CIO

Brown & Brown Insurance EVP and CIO Gray Nester leads with intention. In heading up people, strategy, operations, and processes for the world’s seventh-largest insurance brokerage, he instills in his team the courage to challenge the status quo and explore solutions that will further differentiate the firm in the marketplace. Like all the best CIOs, Nester doesn’t allow himself to lose focus or get thrown off course by setbacks or the latest distractions.

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The EU’s AI Act and How Companies Can Achieve Compliance

Harvard Business Review

The EU’s forthcoming AI Act imposes requirements on companies designing and/or using AI in the European Union, and backs it up with stiff penalties. Companies need to analyze where they might fail to be compliant and then operationalize or implement the requisite steps to close the gaps in a way that reflects internal alignment. For most companies, that won’t be easy.

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Intel unveils Intel Foundry with eye to AI and next-gen lithography manufacturing

Ooda Loop

Intel Corp. executives today detailed a new business vision for its foundry unit, freshly renamed Intel Foundry, and revealed the most advanced chip manufacturing process on the company’s technology roadmap. The process will be powered by High NA EUV machines from ASML Holdings NV.

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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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Salesforce: A Growth Mindset for 2024 and Beyond

Perficient

We’re in Our #GrowthEra It’s a new year, and with that, there is always change. One of those changes is that I’m now leading Perficient’s Salesforce business unit as the Managing Director. I’ve had the opportunity to work in the Salesforce ecosystem for 8+ years with top-notch talent. Our team continues to do amazing work for our clients, maximizing the value they’ve invested in the Salesforce platform, bringing innovation to life, and driving business outcomes.

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How Do I Build Better Leadership Trust on my Team

Let's Grow Leaders

Insights on Leadership Trust from Stephen M.R. Covey Leadership trust begets trust. “It’s possible to have two trustworthy people working together, both trustworthy and yet, no trust between them.” – Stephen M.R. Covey. I was delighted to have this important conversation with Stephen M. R. Covey where we both keynoted the Northview Church LEADS Conference.

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The Network Effect: Why VCs Should Set Up An Entrepreneur Collective

Crunchbase News

By Eugene Malobrodsky Despite 2023 being labeled a “bloodbath” for venture capitalists, the industry remains optimistic with more than half of VCs reporting they plan to raise in the next 12 months. But to gain the confidence of LPs, VCs need to set themselves up for success beyond cash reserves. Although it takes a lot of time and energy, setting up an entrepreneur collective should be on a VC’s 2024 to-do list.

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GitHub Copilot makes insecure code even less secure, Snyk says

InfoWorld

GitHub’s AI-powered coding assistant, GitHub Copilot , may suggest insecure code when the user’s existing codebase contains security issues, according to developer security company Snyk. GitHub Copilot can replicate existing security issues in code, Snyk said in a blog post published February 22. “This means that existing security debt in a project can make insecure developers using Copilot even less secure,” the company said.

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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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Eye On AI: So Much For That Funding Slowdown

Crunchbase News

This column is a look back at the week that was in AI. Read the previous one here. Before the year started, we pontificated there might be a slowdown in venture dollars and for the first few weeks it was looking like that prediction might be borne out. While the first half of January saw some nice-sized funding rounds for AI startups, extremely big rounds were nonexistent.

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What Does Build Quality Look Like in Software Design?

DevOps.com

By leveraging modern build health tools, DevOps teams can more effectively monitor a project’s overall quality and performance.

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Early-Stage Unicorn Numbers Tail Off In 2023

Crunchbase News

It’s getting harder and harder to be a young unicorn in the slowing venture market. With overall unicorn numbers way down — fewer than 100 joined The Crunchbase Unicorn Board in 2023 — the number of new early-stage unicorns has also dropped off significantly. Only 29 unicorns were minted last year after an early-stage funding round — defined as seed, Series A or Series B — an analysis of Crunchbase data shows.

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Java virtual threads hit with pinning issue

InfoWorld

Java’s virtual threads , introduced in JDK 21 in September 2023 to make it easier to write and maintain concurrent applications, has suffered from a “pinning” issue that arises with synchronized methods or synchronized statements. Oracle detailed the virtual thread pinning issue this week on the Inside Java website. The two most common cases involve a virtual thread parking while in a synchronized method, and a virtual thread blocking when entering a synchronized method, because the object’s a

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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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Palo Alto Networks and Kyndryl: Unlocking Industry 4.0 with Private 5G

Palo Alto Networks

Consult-led Zero Trust, Private 5G deployments allow clients to implement secure OT networks and edge applications in manufacturing environments (under ISA-95 and Purdue Model). The use of private 5G networks is growing quickly as companies accelerate digital transformation to drive innovation and new technological capabilities. According to Analysys Mason , network spend on private networks will increase from $1 billion USD in 2022 to $9 billion USD in 2028.

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Cloud and AI apps take center stage in.NET 9

InfoWorld

Just three months into the tenure of.NET 8 , it’s already time for Microsoft and the.NET Foundation to start laying out their plans for the next release,NET 9 , which is due to arrive in November with.NET Conf. You can think of.NET’s annual release cadence as an agile development model writ large, each year ushering in a new sprint that builds on a select set of user stories.

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What’s the view in your company of people taking company time off to volunteer for non-profit causes?

thoughtLEADERS, LLC

Our reader poll today asks: What’s the view in your company of people taking company time off to volunteer for non-profit causes? We encourage it strongly and have programs to support it 53.39% We encourage it but don’t have formal programs 17.80% We’re okay with it but it needs to be limited 14.84% We tolerate it but don’t really like to do it 4.23% We discourage it and only support it in extreme cases 1.69% We prohibit it.

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Azure IoT Central’s reported retirement plans remain mysterious

InfoWorld

News that Microsoft plans to retire its Azure IoT Central platform, used by many developers to create customized IoT ( internet of things ) frameworks for large-scale deployments, has been partially walked back by the tech giant, prompting confusion among IoT experts. A system message issued earlier this month stated that the service would be retired as of March 2027, and that new applications couldn’t be created as of April 1, 2024, according to reporting from The Register.

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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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Astronauts celebrate success of 1st surgery robot on ISS: ‘It’s a real game-changer’

Ooda Loop

One slice through rubber bands may pave a new pathway for space surgeons. A robot on the International Space Station (ISS), remote-controlled by a big team on Earth, simulated surgical cuts on Feb. 10 in a historic first for space medicine.

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Dell PowerProtect Data Manager Appliance: Simplified Data Protection. Guaranteed.

Dell EMC

We're so confident in the Data Manager Appliances’ data reduction capabilities that we guarantee it.

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An online dump of Chinese hacking documents offers a rare window into pervasive state surveillance

Ooda Loop

An online dump of documents originating from a private security contractor is currently being investigated by the Chinese authorities as the dump details hacking activity, as well as domestic and foreign spying tools used by the Chinese government.

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