Thu.Jun 06, 2024

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Does Java pass by reference or pass by value?

InfoWorld

Many programming languages allow passing objects by reference or by value. In Java, we can only pass object parameters by value. This imposes limits and also raises questions. For instance, if the parameter value is changed in the method, what happens to the value following method execution? You may also wonder how Java manages object values in the memory heap.

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Unauthorized AI is eating your company data, thanks to your employees

CIO

Legal documents, HR data, source code, and other sensitive corporate information is being fed into unlicensed, publicly available AIs at a swift rate, leaving IT leaders with a mounting shadow AI mess.

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How AI Can Make Make Us Better Leaders

Harvard Business Review

Humans are good at inventing tools, but not as good at adapting to the change these tools can cause. While there has been much focus on the technical impacts and potential dark side of AI, the authors’ research has shown that AI can enhance and empower leadership, actually helping make leaders more human. To do this, we need to invest just as much in the development of our human potential as we do in harnessing the power of AI.

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Complaints in EU challenge Meta’s plans to utilize personal data for AI

CIO

Meta is facing renewed scrutiny over privacy concerns as the privacy advocacy group NOYB has lodged complaints in 11 countries against the company’s plans to use personal data for training its AI models. NOYB has called on national regulators to take immediate action against Meta in 10 European Union member states and in Norway, arguing that changes to the company’s privacy policy due to enter effect on June 26 would permit the use of extensive personal data, including posts, private images, and

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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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GenAI Is Leveling the Playing Field for Smaller Businesses

Harvard Business Review

Typically, small to medium enterprises (SMEs) don’t have the resources to hunker down at an annual strategy retreat or to stop everything they’re doing to respond to unexpected emergencies or events that threaten the bottom line. This puts them at a disadvantage compared to their larger competitors. This article shows how AI is proving to be a transformative force for small and medium enterprises.

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Team Conflict: Powerful Questions to Help Your Team Get Along

Let's Grow Leaders

Powerful Phrases to Help With Team Conflict What do you do when YOUR TEAM is in conflict? They’re coming to you, wound up, riled up, wanting YOU to solve THEIR team conflict for them… You might even think, “If I wanted this kind of drama, I would have taught kindergarten.” So what DO you do? First, if you’re just now tuning into our Powerful Phrases for Dealing With Workplace Conflict series, let me explain the G.O.A.T. in this video.

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Salesforce updates Sales and Service Cloud with new capabilities

CIO

Customer relationship management (CRM) software provider Salesforce on Thursday added new capabilities to its Sales Cloud and Service Cloud with updates to its Einstein AI and Data Cloud offerings. The updates to Sales Cloud aim to help enterprises make sales calls more productive, and include a generative AI enhancement to Einstein Conversation Insights, Sales Signals, and Einstein Copilot for Sales Actions.

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Creating a Learning Organization: Fostering Continuous Improvement and Innovation

N2Growth Blog

Building a Culture of Continuous Improvement Organizations are increasingly recognizing the importance of evolving into learning organizations to remain competitive and adapt to continuous market changes. A learning organization fosters ongoing learning, innovation, and improvement among its members. Continual improvement is essential for staying competitive.

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Refactoring your IT sourcing strategy for digital success

CIO

Composing a workforce is like playing chess. When it’s done well, every choice is calculated, made mindfully of both its short- and long-run impacts, and of the delicate balance in which it must hold certain key variables — cost, productivity, digital maturity, and the potential to build capabilities that last. In striking this balance, digital and technology leaders have long optimized for cost, but so rapidly is business evolving that many of them are reconsidering that approach.

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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 Next Wave of Digital Transformation: What Leaders Need to Know

N2Growth Blog

The Current Digital Landscape Today’s digital landscape is constantly changing, revolutionizing how businesses and industries operate. Extensive networks, data streams, and state-of-the-art digital technologies are increasingly becoming the foundation of modern operational strategies. The rapid development and widespread adoption of new technologies present both opportunities and challenges for leaders to manage.

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Zoho updates its collaboration tools to help with asynchronous work

CIO

Zoho is updating its extensive range of collaboration products with new AI, workflow automation, and industry-specific functionality to, it said, “promote unified project management and support productive asynchronous collaboration for global businesses whose employees, customers, and partners operate on different timetables.” Four core collaboration tools — Zoho Projects, Zoho Notebook, Zoho WorkDrive, and Zoho Sign — are receiving new features, some of which are industry-specific.

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The Portion Of US VC Funding That Went To Female Founders Hit A New Peak In 2023, Thanks To Massive AI Deals

Crunchbase News

In 2023, the proportion of U.S. venture funding that went to startups with at least one female co-founder reached a new peak. In fact, a quarter of all funding — $34.7 billion — was invested in companies with at least one female founder, Crunchbase data shows. The uptick in the portion of startup investment going to female-founded companies — up from 15% in 2022 — was in large part due to a number of billion-dollar-plus rounds raised by AI companies with a female co-founder.

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Key considerations to cancer institute’s gen AI deployment

CIO

The overhype of generative AI was unavoidable last year, yet despite all the distraction, unproven benefits, and potential pitfalls, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute CIO Naomi Lenane didn’t want to ban the technology outright. It was undeniably groundbreaking, and there could be interesting things the institute’s employees might be able to do with it. But allowing free, unfettered use of the public gen AI platforms was not an option.

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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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Unlocking Growth: N2Growth’s Chief Culture Officer Search Excellence

N2Growth Blog

The Role of a Chief Culture Officer Unlike typical executive roles, the Chief Culture Officer holds a special position in cultivating and overseeing the internal corporate culture. The primary responsibility of the CCO is to guarantee that the company’s values, behaviors, and strategic vision are manifested in all operations while ensuring that the organizational culture is in line with its strategic objectives.

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¿Están sus datos preparados para la IA? Los CIO carecen de respuestas

CIO

Mientras los CIO y otros líderes tecnológicos se enfrentan a la presión de adoptar la inteligencia artificial (IA), muchas organizaciones siguen saltándose un primer paso crucial para el éxito de las implantaciones: poner en orden sus datos. A pesar de las advertencias de hace al menos seis años, muchos directores de Sistemas de la Información no recopilan ni organizan la enorme cantidad de datos que sus organizaciones generan continuamente, según algunos proveedores de gestión de datos.

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RIP CentOS. Hello AlmaLinux Rocky Linux, CentOS Stream or RHEL

DevOps.com

CentOS 7's official end of life is June 30th. What should a DevOps team do? We help you consider your choices.

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Sanitas Ventures vertebra el área de innovación disruptiva de la aseguradora

CIO

Consciente del valor de la innovación para el negocio, Sanitas ha optado por confeccionar un área en específico destinada a este cometido. Así, bajo el paraguas de Sanitas Venture, la aseguradora vertebra su área de innovación disruptiva para crear nuevos negocios y soluciones que posteriormente se integrarán en diferentes unidades de la organización.

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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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Commercial Leadership in the C-Suite: N2Growth’s Expertise

N2Growth Blog

The C-Suite Executives Role in Business Strategy The C-Suite executive team comprises the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Chief Operating Officer (COO), and other high-ranking ‘chief’ executives. This top-level team holds significant decision-making power and deeply influences the company’s trajectory by formulating, implementing, and overseeing long-term strategy to establish sustainable growth for the organization.

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Heineken digitaliza la operativa para servir a sus bares

CIO

Con más de 150 años de maestría cervecera e historia de innovación a sus espaldas, Heineken ha hecho de la digitalización su punta de lanza para seguir compitiendo en un mercado cada vez más exigente. Mediante un enfoque que va más allá de la cerveza, la compañía neerlandesa ha abanderado una transformación digital progresiva con la que agilizar la operativa para servir a sus bares y hosteleros, abrir nuevas líneas de negocio y fidelizar a sus clientes.

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Why Is Kubernetes Debugging So Problematic?

Dzone - DevOps

Debugging application issues in a Kubernetes cluster can often feel like navigating a labyrinth. Containers are ephemeral by design and intended to be immutable once deployed. This presents a unique challenge when something goes wrong and we need to dig into the issue. Before diving into the debugging tools and techniques, it's essential to grasp the core problem: why modifying container instances directly is a bad idea.

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The AI revolution is here. How do you make sense of it?

CIO

From chatbots and virtual assistants to even advanced image and text generation, Generative AI (genAI) has captured people’s imaginations and made many things once deemed impossible, possible. Naturally, genAI gained significant traction, but businesses that want to harness the true value of AI will need to dig deeper and cut through the clutter. The reality is that genAI was not built overnight.

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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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9 Questions to Help You Figure Out Why You’re Burned Out

Harvard Business Review

The World Health Organization characterizes burnout as comprising three key dimensions: sustained feelings of exhaustion, feelings of personal inefficacy, and increased mental distance from one’s job. In this article, the author outlines nine questions to ask yourself under each of these three categories to help you diagnose what’s causing your burnout.

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La IA no autorizada se está comiendo los datos de tu empresa gracias a tus empleados

CIO

Según un estudio reciente, los empleados de muchas organizaciones están haciendo un uso generalizado de modelos de inteligencia artificial (IA) no autorizados a espaldas de sus CIO y CISO. Según un estudio de Cyberhaven Labs, los empleados están compartiendo documentos legales de la empresa, código fuente e información de los empleados con versiones no corporativas y sin licencia de IA, como ChatGPT y Google Gemini, lo que puede provocar grandes quebraderos de cabeza a los CIO y otros responsabl

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How do you deal with bureaucratic red tape that slows you down?

thoughtLEADERS, LLC

Our reader poll today asks: How do you deal with bureaucratic red tape that slows you down? I respect the process and work through it. The process exists for a reason 17.19% I try working through the process but escalate the issue if I’m struggling 61.72% I try the process, but as soon as I hit a roadblock, I work outside the process 17.19% I don’t even bother with the process.

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Techniques for Chaos Testing Your Redis Cluster

Dzone - DevOps

For large-scale, distributed systems, chaos testing becomes an essential tool. It helps uncover potential failure points and strengthen overall system resilience. This article delves into practical and straightforward methods for injecting chaos into your Redis cluster, enabling you to proactively identify and address weaknesses before they cause real-world disruptions.

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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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Backslash Security Extends Reach of Application Security Platform

DevOps.com

Making the Backslash application security platform even more secure with news of added support as well as a revamped, simpler user interface.

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The Award Winning Formula: How Cloudera Empowered OCBC With Trusted Data To Unlock Business Value from AI

Cloudera

Recently, Cloudera, alongside OCBC, were named winners in the“ Best Big Data and Analytics Infrastructure Implementation ” category at The Asian Banker’s Financial Technology Innovation Awards 2024. This recognition underscores the importance of trusted data when building AI and generative AI (GenAI) models and serves as a testament to the impact that reliable data can have in real world use cases.

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Tenable Partners with CISA to Enhance Secure By Design Practices

Tenable

When CISA called on the world’s leading software manufacturers to sign its Secure by Design Pledge, Tenable answered promptly and enthusiastically, becoming part of the first wave of supporters of this landmark initiative. In this blog post, Tenable CSO, Head of Research and President of Public Sector Robert Huber explains the significance of this pledge for the software industry, as well as for Tenable and for our customers.