Tue.Nov 22, 2022

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7 enterprise data strategy trends

CIO

Every enterprise needs a data strategy that clearly defines the technologies, processes, people, and rules needed to safely and securely manage its information assets and practices. As with just about everything in IT, a data strategy must evolve over time to keep pace with evolving technologies, customers, markets, business needs and practices, regulations, and a virtually endless number of other priorities.

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Etsy's observability and ML infrastructure teams moving to the cloud

Martin Fowler

Tim Cochran and Keyur Govande. continue their account of how Etsy used the cloud to scale up by describing the journey of two teams : observability and ML infrastructure. more….

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Leaning into Retail’s Challenges with Digital Transformation

CIO

Digital transformation initiatives have picked up in the retail sector in recent years as store chains compete for brand awareness and sales in a rapidly evolving market. By 2026, retailers’ global investments in digital transformation tools are expected to reach $388 billion , growing by 18% a year. That may sound like retail leaders are all in , ready to use new technology tools to extract maximum value out of their operations; ready to embrace change and grab the future by the horns.

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Visible launches activity-tracking platform to tackle Long COVID

TechCrunch

A new activity-tracking platform is launching out of stealth today with $1 million in pre-seed funding, with a view toward helping those suffering from Long COVID track and manage their symptoms. Visible , as the company is called, is the brainchild of Harry Leeming , a London-based engineer who says he has suffered from Long COVID for the past two years, and Luke Martin-Fuller.

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Guide to Business Writing

Everything you need to know about better business writing in one place. This is a complete guide to business writing — from a clear business writing definition to tips on how to hone your business writing skills.

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CIO Leadership Live with Glen McLatchie, Chief Information Officer of SkyCity Entertainment Group

CIO

SkyCity Entertainment Group Chief Information Officer Glen McLatchie on his career-defining moments, the importance of mentoring and professional development, and the transformation plans ahead for the casino and hotel group after a challenging few years.

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Think in Systems to Propel Your Transformation

CIO

Lately glazing up in a clear night sky and identifying different star constellations (in these days with the support of a mobile app – of course!) I got unswervingly reminded that everything is related to and interconnected with each other. Stars, together with planets and asteroids, form the solar system we live in, which constitutes to the galaxy, which in turn presents a part of the universe as we know it today.

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Leta, a Kenyan supply chain and logistics SaaS provider, raises $3M to scale in Africa

TechCrunch

Leta , a Kenyan B2B supply chain and logistics SaaS provider launched last year to optimize fleet management, is looking for growth opportunities in West Africa, even as it scales operations in its existing five markets. Leta’s proprietary route and load optimization technology is designed to boost efficiency in the delivery of goods to customers, and reduces the number of vehicles needed for distribution, leading to cost savings and increased competitiveness.

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CircleCI Will Use AI to Increase Collective DevOps Intelligence

DevOps.com

CircleCI has committed to adding additional collective intelligence capabilities to its continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) platform that will leverage machine learning and other forms of artificial intelligence (AI) to optimize application development and delivery. CircleCI CEO Jim Rose said that as the company’s namesake CI/CD platform continues to collect more telemetry data from multiple customers, […].

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Sequoia India’s Surge backs healthtech startup RedBrick AI in $4.6M funding

TechCrunch

Healthtech startup RedBrick AI has raised $4.6 million in a funding round led by Sequoia India and Southeast Asia’s Surge as it plans to expand the market for its medical imagery annotations solution. Artificial intelligence has become ubiquitous in clinical diagnosis. But researchers need much of their initial time preparing data for training AI systems.

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Reimagined: Building Products with Generative AI

“Reimagined: Building Products with Generative AI” is an extensive guide for integrating generative AI into product strategy and careers featuring over 150 real-world examples, 30 case studies, and 20+ frameworks, and endorsed by over 20 leading AI and product executives, inventors, entrepreneurs, and researchers.

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VMware Backup Guide for Hyper-V Admins

DevOps.com

At first glance, the Hyper-V and VMware virtual environments may seem similar, but upon closer inspection, a number of important differences between these two virtualization platforms become apparent. Initially, performing administration for VMware vSphere could present some challenges for administrators who are familiar with Hyper-V. There are several reasons a business might be switching from […].

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Almond launches full-service OB-GYN care to rebuild patient experience

TechCrunch

Almond is aiming to modernize obstetrical-gynecological (OB-GYN) care for birthing people who want something more “modern,” full service and comprehensive than the standard provider offers. Fresh out of Y Combinator, the company just announced a $7 million seed round. “The patient experience today is slow, it’s incomplete, and ultimately it’s delivering not great outcomes,” said co-founder Tara Raffi, in an interview with TechCrunch.

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Combat Zero-Day Threats with Aqua’s New eBPF Lightning Enforcer

Aqua Security

We are excited to announce the latest addition to our portfolio, our eBPF-based Aqua Lightning Enforcer. It’s designed for busy security professionals to detect zero-day attacks and sophisticated threats that occur in runtime. It utilizes eBPF technology, making it more effective, safer, and faster. The new Lightning Enforcer and our Runtime Protection solution is an integral part of the Aqua Cloud Native Security platform, offering the best protection possible across the complete application de

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Taktile raises $20M to help fintech companies test and deploy decision-making models

TechCrunch

The logic behind many fintech companies’ automated decisions — decisions that determine whether a customer is approved for a credit line, for example — is hard-coded into their app’s backend. This means that if a head of credit, for example, wants to make a change to the lending criteria, they have to raise a ticket with the IT department.

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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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Article: Craftleadership: Craft Your Leadership as Developers Craft Code

InfoQ Culture Methods

Learning software craftership made me reconsider how I wrote code. Being an experienced software team manager, I try to reevaluate my management practices in the same way: what could Test Driven Management or Pair-management be? Here I propose different insights on how software craftership tools and mindset are transposable to the management domain.

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During a recession, look to drive growth through customer retention

TechCrunch

Vijay Sundaram. Contributor. Share on Twitter. Vijay Sundaram is Chief Strategy Officer at Zoho , where he drives corporate strategy, execution, channel management, business development, and enterprise sales. More posts by this contributor. Can Biden really crack down on tech monopolies? We must end the era of adjunct surveillance. The global economy is teetering on the verge of a recession, causing many organizations to retrench, either by slowing investments or aggressively cutting costs.

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Does IT Infrastructure really matter? YES!

Infinidat

Does IT Infrastructure really matter? YES! Evan Doherty. Tue, 11/22/2022 - 12:35. In May 2003 Nicholas Carr published a piece titled “ IT Doesn’t Matter ”. It immediately stirred up controversy in business, education, and information systems circles, and ruffled more than a few feathers with some IT vendors. When reading that article almost 20 years later, I find myself challenged to disagree, even now, with many of the examples and evidence points that Carr presented.

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Daily Crunch: No-code fintech services startup Taktile closes $20M Series A round

TechCrunch

To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PDT, subscribe here. Soooo you may have received the, erm, first edition of Daily Crunch yesterday , where we mentioned a certain conference, placing it in the wrong country. Whoops — we updated the headline. Sorry, Finland, we love you, honestly.

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The Big Payoff of Application Analytics

Outdated or absent analytics won’t cut it in today’s data-driven applications – not for your end users, your development team, or your business. That’s what drove the five companies in this e-book to change their approach to analytics. Download this e-book to learn about the unique problems each company faced and how they achieved huge returns beyond expectation by embedding analytics into applications.

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Automatically Deploy Apps to VPS With Git Triggers and Coolify

Dzone - DevOps

I make a lot of silly projects, and one thing I’ve wanted for a long time is a way to automate the deployment process using Git. So in this blog post, we are going to be tackling just that. First things first, let’s settle on what the target is.

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Are tech valuations artificially low, or are we simply returning to reality?

TechCrunch

Yesterday this column discussed a tranche of data from Carta detailing an evolving venture capital market. We argued that the collected information showed the existence of a Series C “crunch,” or a bottleneck in the capital ladder that startups climb. Because there have been “crunches” at various stages before, the fact that Series Cs are particularly stubborn today might not ruffle your feathers.

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Dell Boomi Packaged Based Deployments

Flexagon

FlexDeploy added support for packaged-based deployments of Dell Boomi Processes in version 6.0.0.2. This means groups of Processes can be deployed together at the same time. Where previously a separate FlexDeploy Project was required for each individual Process, managing a large number of Processes is now simple and easy. Let’s take a look at just how simple it is.

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Cold outreach with a warm touch: Here’s the fast pitch we emailed to investors

TechCrunch

Nathan Beckord. Contributor. Share on Twitter. Nathan Beckord is CEO of Foundersuite.com , a software platform for raising capital and managing investors. He is also the host of Foundersuite’s How I Raised It podcast. More posts by this contributor. A 7-step method for running effective pitch meetings. How to build and maintain momentum in your fundraising process.

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A Tale of Two Case Studies: Using LLMs in Production

Speaker: Tony Karrer, Ryan Barker, Grant Wiles, Zach Asman, & Mark Pace

Join our exclusive webinar with top industry visionaries, where we'll explore the latest innovations in Artificial Intelligence and the incredible potential of LLMs. We'll walk through two compelling case studies that showcase how AI is reimagining industries and revolutionizing the way we interact with technology. Some takeaways include: How to test and evaluate results 📊 Why confidence scoring matters 🔐 How to assess cost and quality 🤖 Cross-platform cost vs. quality tr

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Debugging The Perplexing: Don’t Panic!

Apiumhub

Background. In the 10+ years, I’ve spent in software development, I’ve formulated a law of debugging: “The perplexity of a software bug and the simplicity of its probable cause are positively correlated”. Put simply, the more confounding and “impossible” a bug appears to be, the likelier it is that the underlying reason for the bug is not some nightmare compiler edge-case or hardware problem, but rather something that’s actually quite simple.

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Bitpanda obtains German crypto license as crypto platforms want to prove they are legit

TechCrunch

All eyes are currently on the collapse of FTX in the crypto industry. That’s why today’s news from Bitpanda is an important signal for the Austrian unicorn company. Bitpanda has received a crypto license from Germany’s financial regulator (BaFin). Its German subsidiary is now officially allowed to process cryptocurrencies for German customers under its Crypto Custody and Proprietary Trading license.

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Planbox Awarded Supply Arrangement by Canadian Federal Government

Planbox

Planbox satisfies cloud requirements for the Government of Canada’s procurement vehicle framework. Montreal, Quebec — Planbox, the pioneering agile innovation management platform, has been awarded a supply arrangement by the Government of Canada. This arrangement now enables Planbox to sell its leading innovation software to the Government of Canada, the Department of National Defence, and other public sector entities, including provincial, territorial, and municipal governments, helping them dr

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Pitch on stage at TC Sessions: Space 2022

TechCrunch

Founders – pitch on stage with TechCrunch. Next month we’re back with the star-studded TC Sessions: Space – an event dedicated exploring all things innovation, investment and industry in the final frontier. We’re on the hunt for early stage founders creating innovative companies in space or space-related industries. The TC Sessions: Space stage will host fireside chats and panels from luminaries in the space.

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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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Five Ways to Improve Security Through Modern Endpoint Management

Dell EMC

Struggling with an IT-security gap? Learn how modern endpoint management helps strengthen your security profile.

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As employees shift from office, Cloudbrink provides a strong, secure internet connection

TechCrunch

Most companies have worked hard over the years to produce strong and secure internet connections in the office, but over the last several years in particular, as more employees have been working away from the office, it’s been difficult for IT pros to reproduce that speed and safety. Cloudbrink , a startup launched in 2019, has built a solution to bring that same safety and speed found in the building to wherever the employee happens to be working (to the extent possible).

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Demystifying Observability in the SRE Process

Dell EMC

Dell IT shares a closer look at observability techniques that can help your organization improve site stability with SRE.