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4 Reasons Why Managers Fail

Harvard Business Review

Gartner research has found that managers today are accountable for 51% more responsibilities than they can effectively manage — and they’re starting to buckle under the pressure: 54% are suffering from work-induced stress and fatigue, and 44% are struggling to provide personalized support to their direct reports. Ultimately, one in five managers said they would prefer not being people managers given a choice.

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Oracle makes its pitch for the enterprise cloud. Should CIOs listen?

CIO

In a cloud market dominated by three vendors, once cloud-denier Oracle is making a push for enterprise share gains, announcing expanded offerings and customer wins across the globe, including Japan , Mexico , and the Middle East. But with Amazon Web Services (31%), Microsoft Azure (24%), and Google Cloud Platform (11%) accounting for two thirds of the worldwide market, according to Synergy Research Group, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) remains distantly behind the behemoths, leaving many to

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2024 Succession Planning Trends: Staying Ahead of the Curve

N2Growth Blog

Understanding the Importance of Proactive Succession Planning Proactive succession planning is pivotal for an organization’s sustainability and long-term growth. It ensures that companies are prepared for any unforeseen changes in leadership due to retirement, emergencies, or sudden departures. Carefully cultivating a pool of able leaders within the organization drastically reduces the risks associated with unexpected vacancies.

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Regulation remains the strongest multiplier to cybersecurity growth

CIO

In 2023, the United Arab Emirates actively repelled more than 50.000 cyberattacks daily, explained the UAE Cybersecurity Council. In the first three quarters of the same year, the country successfully prevented over 71 million attempted attacks in total. According to a report from Frost & Sullivan, the GCC cybersecurity industry continues to grow, with F&S estimating it to triple in value by 2030 to reach 13.4 billion USD, countries like the UAE and Saudi Arabia continue to reduce their

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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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Google Calendar Improves Appointment Slots and Booking Calendars

Xebia

Since last year, Google Workspace enables you to create a booking page with appointment units in your Google Calendar. Through booking pages, others can schedule time with you as you deem fitting. At that time, it already embodied a lot of the functionality of other third party tooling, such as Calendly. Google has now further expanded this functionality.

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IT Professional Search: Discovering the Tech Leaders of Tomorrow

N2Growth Blog

Understanding the Evolution of the IT Industry Over the past few decades, the IT industry has undergone several remarkable transformations. From the era of large mainframes, command line interfaces, and backing up data on tape to the modern world of cloud computing, user-friendly interfaces, and low-code/no-code software development, technology has continued to change rapidly and has significantly shaped our lives and businesses.

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An intro to innovation in the U.S. government

CIO

Customer experience in the government sector is the sum of the public’s interactions with any government service, from how we contact our state’s social services and emergency services to waste management, public transportation, and healthcare. A positive experience is crucial for building public trust, but the bar is continually being raised. Digital communications like video and chat, automation and AI, mobility, and so much more are now expected, especially after the pandemic: 94% of state t

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Finance Executive Search: Investing in Leadership for Tomorrow

N2Growth Blog

Effective leadership is vital in finance and is crucial in guiding organizations toward success in a rapidly changing business landscape. Navigating complex financial markets, making informed decisions, and driving profitability requires strong leadership that inspires and motivates teams to achieve their goals. Finance leaders must possess a deep understanding of their organizations’ financial intricacies and the broader economic landscape to make informed and strategic decisions that wil

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How technology is shaping education in Saudi Arabia

CIO

During the pandemic, an estimated 1.500 million students missed school, institutions adopted smart technologies to ensure the continuity of education. This wave of digital transformation brings long-term benefits and goes beyond the mere growth of distance learning. The importance of education in supporting the success of Saudi Vision 2030 cannot be overstated.

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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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Three Principles for Writing Effective Analytics Documentation

Perficient

Documentation is a crucial part of your analytics implementation. From your Solution Design Reference document to your internal wiki for all resources, making sure that you can write and edit your documentation is key to ensuring a cohesive and thorough understanding of your implementation. With effective documentation, you can: Prevent knowledge gaps among team members and assist in onboarding efforts.

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Mistral AI drops new ‘mixture of experts’ model with a torrent link

Ooda Loop

As Google unleashed a barrage of artificial intelligence announcements at its Cloud Next conference, Mistral AI decided to jump into action with the launch of its latest sparse mixture of experts (SMoE) model: Mixtral 8x22B.

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Azure SQL Server Performance Check Automation

Perficient

On Operational projects that involves heavy data processing on a daily basis, there’s a need to monitor the DB performance. Over a period of time, the workload grows causing potential issues. While there are best practices to handle the processing by adopting DBA strategies (indexing, partitioning, collecting STATS, reorganizing tables/indexes, purging data, allocating bandwidth separately for ETL/DWH users, Peak time optimization, effective DEV query Re-writes etc.,), it is necessary to be awar

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After the Impact of the Change/United Healthcare Ransomware Attack, HHS Bolsters Healthcare Cybersecurity Initiatives

Ooda Loop

The ransomware epidemic is starting to feel like one continuous incident report and a growing national security concern – not to mention the dormant “ghost in the machine” capabilities that have already been positioned in the U.S.

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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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OpenTofu Denies Hashicorp’s Code-Stealing Accusations

DevOps.com

The legal battle between the faux-open-source HashiCorp and the open source OpenTofu heats up.

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European Venture Spending Settles Around $12B In Q1 As Early-Stage Investment Holds Steady

Crunchbase News

Funding to European startups reached $11.8 billion in the first quarter of 2024, up marginally from Q4 2023 and down less than 10% from Q1 2023, Crunchbase data shows. Overall, European venture funding in the most recent quarter was slightly lower than the average quarter in 2023. Around 18% of global venture capital was allocated to European startups in the first quarter, while North America represented just over 50% of quarterly venture funding.

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Research: How Ratings Systems Shape User Behavior in the Gig Economy

Harvard Business Review

Platform providers typically display ratings information to the user in two ways. Incremental rating systems, employed by platforms like TaskRabbit and Airbnb, offer a detailed view by listing and often providing insights into every individual review score. Averaged rating systems, used by platforms such as Uber, Lyft, and DoorDash, present an overall score that aggregates all individual ratings.

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How Can VCs Create Community At A Time Of Division?

Crunchbase News

By Semyon Dukach Today’s social divisions are as palpable as ever, and on the receiving end are often people from marginalized communities, immigrants and refugees. As investors, we know many founders who have recently arrived to the U.S. from countries suffering humanitarian crises, or whose teams are stuck in war zones. The challenges they face in everyday life — let alone finding success as an entrepreneur — are unimaginable to many.

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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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What portion of your team works remotely?

thoughtLEADERS, LLC

Our reader poll today asks: What portion of your team works remotely? We’re 100% remote 1 4.61% We’re 75-99% remote 13.78% We’re 50-74% remote 15.70% We’re 25-49% remote 16.25% We’re less than 25% remote 19.00% We’re 100% onsite 20.66% Staying connected. Read the rest of this post at thoughtLEADERS, LLC: Leadership Training for the Real World.

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DevOps Unbound Special Edition from KubeCon Paris 2024 – DevOps Unbound EP 44

DevOps.com

During this special KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2023 edition of DevOps Unbound , Alan Shimel and Mitch Ashley are joined by Martin Klaus, Tricentis VP Product Marketing. The trio discuss the progress software testing has made during the rise and adoption of DevOps and cloud native.

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AWS at NVIDIA GTC 2024: Accelerate innovation with generative AI on AWS

AWS Machine Learning - AI

AWS was delighted to present to and connect with over 18,000 in-person and 267,000 virtual attendees at NVIDIA GTC, a global artificial intelligence (AI) conference that took place March 2024 in San Jose, California, returning to a hybrid, in-person experience for the first time since 2019. AWS has had a long-standing collaboration with NVIDIA for over 13 years.

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Xamarin Forms is dead. Now what?

InfoWorld

In less than a month Microsoft will end support for.NET’s first major cross-platform UI tool, Xamarin Forms. Instead of developers having to build separate UIs for Windows, iOS, and Android, Xamarin Forms gave us a set of cross-platform UI controls we could use to build one code base that compiled to all target platforms, without any device-specific code.

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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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Learn About Cloudera’s Partner Network

Cloudera

Businesses around the world rely on an extensive network of partnerships to deliver quality customer experiences—and it’s no different here at Cloudera. Cloudera is building a robust partner ecosystem to meet the unique needs of its customers, working to provide exceptional and fulfilling experiences that help make Cloudera a leader in the multi-cloud data platform space.

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Microsoft offers SDK for testing framework

InfoWorld

Microsoft has announced the MSTest SDK. Built on the MSBuild Project SDK system and based on the MSTest runner , the MSTest SDK is designed to give developers a better experience for testing with MSTest, Microsoft’s framework for unit testing. The MSTest SDK, announced April 11 , makes project configuration easier via sensible defaults and flexible options, Microsoft said.

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Leveraging AI in Human Resources for Enhanced Recruitment

Dataiku

Human resources (HR) presents a wide variety of AI use cases. Some fall into the most traditional view of AI in which technology takes over functions traditionally reserved for people. In other cases, however, AI’s role is not to replace humans, but to maximize their impact.

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Perspectives on AI Hallucinations: Code Libraries and Developer Ecosystems

Ooda Loop

Our hypothesis on AI Hallucinations is based on a quote from the OODAcon 2024 panel, "The Next Generative AI Surprise: “Artificial Intelligence hallucinations may sometimes provide an output that is a very creative interpretation of something or an edge case that proves useful.” With that framing in mind, the following is the first installment in our survey of differing perspectives on the threats and opportunities created by AI hallucinations.

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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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JetBrains launches IDE management suite

InfoWorld

JetBrains has introduced JetBrains IDE Services, a product suite intended to simplify the management of the company’s IntelliJ-based IDEs, remote development environments, and AI-powered coding assistant. The suite also includes a collaborative programming solution. Unveiled April 9, JetBrains IDE Services is designed to alleviate the challenges of deploying and overseeing IDEs and other developer tools for large organizations, the company said.

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Enough problems to go around

David Heinemeier Hansson

The worst kind of company is usually not the one where there's too much real work to do, but the kind where there's not enough. It's in this realm the real monsters appear. Without enough real problems to go around, humans are prone to invent fictitious and dreadful ones. This is the root of David Graeber's B t Jobs analysis. That a shocking percentage of people work jobs that they themselves see little to no meaning in, because the work that's being produced makes no difference, has no essence.

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Xamarin Forms reaches end of life. What should you do?

InfoWorld

In less than a month Microsoft will end support for.NET’s first major cross-platform UI tool, Xamarin Forms. Instead of developers having to build separate UIs for Windows, iOS, and Android, Xamarin Forms gave us a set of cross-platform UI controls we could use to build one code base that compiled to all target platforms, without any device-specific code.

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