December, 2022

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Looking to the Future of Developer Experience

DevOps.com

Developer experience is where it’s at! Developer experience (DX) means taking a user experience approach to the developer journey. DX (also abbreviated as DevEx) is commonly applied to areas like documentation, sandbox environments, SDK ergonomics and more. By improving a developer’s experience with a tool, software providers can increase stickiness and retain more users.

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Why Are Big Companies Losing to Startups?

CEO Insider

“You suck at innovation.” I unfortunately have to tell corporations this all the time. Why is it that a corporate employee can come up with an innovative idea and get nowhere with it? Despite having an abundance of resources, the corporate innovator is often left begging for time, talent, and treasure. Why is it that […]. The post Why Are Big Companies Losing to Startups?

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What’s the value proposition of coaches?  

Agile Alliance

Learn how to sell yourself to organizations that don't understand the value of coaches or that might be looking to do away with them when times are tough. The post What’s the value proposition of coaches? first appeared on Agile Alliance.

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After the layoff: How to support your team when it just got smaller

Let's Grow Leaders

Practical Tips to Help You and Your Team Heal. After a Heartwrenching Layoff. My LinkedIn feed and email inbox are filled with news of layoffs and reorganizations causing unexpected career turbulence. And I’ve had more than a few phone calls from really talented human-centered leaders hurting for the team members they’ve had to lose and deeply concerned about those who remain after the layoff.

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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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Migration to AWS Cloud: Do’s and Don’ts

DevOps.com

What if one day, you were told to migrate to AWS/GCP/Azure/any other cloud provider? It would likely introduce some stress, to understate the case, right? I’ve seen quite a few migrations in my career and, in this article, I would like to share some thoughts to help DevOps engineers, architects, managers or anyone else who […]. The post Migration to AWS Cloud: Do’s and Don’ts appeared first on DevOps.com.

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IT leaders face reality check on hybrid productivity

CIO

CIO Ted Ross believes the honeymoon is over for breakneck productivity when it comes to hybrid work, and he’s not the only one. Tech employees at the City of Los Angeles IT agency who were forced to work remotely in the early pandemic days were very efficient, Ross says. “Fully into the pandemic we had a 34% increase in project delivery,” he adds. But since then, productivity and innovation have waned, in part because of fading relationships between once in-person teams, along with a slew of new

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The impact of a product delivery culture at Etsy

Martin Fowler

Tim Cochran   completes his tale of how Etsy build a product delivery culture to help clear bottlenecks as they scaled. He discusses lean portfolio management, stronger product and engineering collaboration, and assess the impact of this initiative. more….

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Diversification Putting Pressure on FinTech Executives

N2Growth Blog

By Vera Sharova & Teodora Cosic. Diversification is not a trend; it is essential for companies to become and remain competitive. With technology reshaping the global business landscape, many companies will be pushed to fundamentally reconsider their ways of doing international business, diversifying into new product categories and adopting a “borderless” expansion model.

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Technical Review: A Deep Analysis of the Dirty Pipe Vulnerability

Aqua Security

Dirty Pipe ( CVE-2022-0847 ) proved that there is a new way to exploit Linux syscalls to write to files with a read-only privileges. The fact that someone can write to a file regardless of its permissions is a big security threat. An application of this vulnerability would be to write on the host from an unprivileged container. Keep in mind that this vulnerability is a kernel vulnerability which makes it hard, or even impossible, for user-mode runtime monitoring programs to detect this sort of f

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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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CloudBees Survey Sees VSM Driving Digital Transformation

DevOps.com

A global survey of 600 senior executives conducted by CloudBees suggested a high correlation between investments made in value stream management (VSM) and digital business transformation success. The survey found 90% of respondents agreed that organizations that committed to VSM are likely to be further ahead in terms of achieving their digital business transformation goals, […].

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Remembering the startups we lost in 2022

TechCrunch

It’s been a year. This roundup is never a particularly fun one to write. No one wants to see startups fail, but we’re all keenly aware that most ultimately do. A commonly cited figure suggest that 90% of these companies will ultimately fail. But even with that in mind, 2022 just hit different. The previous two years were unprecedented in startup land, of course.

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IT’s ‘war for talent’ is a losing battle

CIO

It has been almost 25 years since McKinsey & Co. introduced the term “talent war” to the world. For almost a quarter of a century CIOs have been locked in a Sisyphean battle to attract and retain the IT talent necessary to create competitive advantage. Every year, “talent” is one of the top challenges facing IT organizations. Every year, lack of critical IT skills is blamed for failure to deliver the full promise of IT investments.

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Introducing a product delivery culture at Etsy

Martin Fowler

A second article exploring the challenges Etsy faced as it scaled up. Tim Cochran relates how CTO Mike Fisher identified problems with the product delivery process, built a cross-functional Product Delivery Culture team to analyze the situation, and began an improvement program based on lean thinking and the ideas of Marty Cagan.

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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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CEO Jim Rose's email to CircleCI employees

CircleCI

Earlier today, CircleCI CEO Jim Rose sent the following email to CircleCI employees. Hi all, Today, I am announcing some difficult news for our team. We are reducing our CircleCI workforce by 17% and parting ways with teammates we value and respect tremendously. It was very hard to make this decision, and I know that it will be even harder for those who are leaving our organization.

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10 Technical Blogs for Data Scientists to Advance AI/ML Skills

DataRobot

Savvy data scientists are already applying artificial intelligence and machine learning to accelerate the scope and scale of data-driven decisions in strategic organizations. These data science teams are seeing tremendous results—millions of dollars saved, new customers acquired, and new innovations that create a competitive advantage. Other organizations are just discovering how to apply AI to accelerate experimentation time frames and find the best models to produce results.

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How SASE Can Ease DevSecOps Adoption

DevOps.com

DevSecOps is a software development methodology that merges development (Dev), security (Sec) and operations (Ops) into one team that integrates security throughout the entire software development life cycle (SDLC). The goal is to deliver high-quality applications quickly and securely. The traditional software development life cycle introduces security in the late phases of the SDLC.

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FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried has been arrested in the Bahamas

TechCrunch

Sam Bankman-Fried has been arrested by The Royal Bahamas Police Force following reports that the United States filed criminal charges against the founder and former CEO of cryptocurrency exchange FTX , and is likely to request his extradition. The Office of the Attorney General of the Bahamas issued a statement today, which was reported by BNO and other news outlets , that it would hold Bankman-Fried in custody until “a formal request for extradition is made.”.

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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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PepsiCo transforms for the digital era

CIO

For any IT leader new to an organization, gaining employee trust is paramount — especially when, like PepsiCo’s Athina Kanioura, you’ve been brought in to transform the way work gets done. Kanioura, who was hired away from Accenture two years ago to serve as the food and beverage multinational’s first chief strategy and transformation officer, says earning employee trust was one of her greatest challenges in those early months.

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Aqua Nautilus Discovers Redigo — New Redis Backdoor Malware

Aqua Security

Aqua Nautilus discovered new Go based malware that targets Redis servers. The attack was executed against one of our deliberately vulnerable Redis honeypots (CVE-2022-0543). Our investigation revealed new undetected malware written in Golang designed to target Redis servers to allow the attacking server to dominate the compromised machine. Therefore, the malware received the name Redigo.

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5 Myths of Digital Transformation Debunked

TechBeacon

The last few years have driven rapid change in digital needs across the spectrum of consumer-facing technologies, remote-work support, and more. To meet these evolving expectations, companies have been rethinking their digital strategies. In a PwC survey in January, 60% of executives reported that investing in digital-transformation initiatives was very important to their respective firms' ability to grow in 2022.

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Building a Telegram Bot Powered by Apache Kafka and ksqlDB

Confluent

ksqlDB use case: see how apps can use ksqlDB to ingest, filter, enrich, aggregate, and query data directly with Kafka—no complex architectures or data stores needed.

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Streamlining Database Compliance with CI/CD Integration

IT leaders know the importance of compliance at every level, but the database often gets left behind as other environments are automated for robust protection. This whitepaper emphasizes the importance of robust, auditable, and secure database change management practices for safeguarding organizational compliance. Learn how automating database compliance: Mitigates risk Protects against security vulnerabilities Helps avoid regulatory penalties Aligns database workflows with app lifecycle Turns d

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How Devs Can Improve Open Source Security in the Enterprise

DevOps.com

Modern applications are dynamic. They’re distributed and they’re often born in the cloud. These applications can be developed on the fly, spun up and scaled quickly to meet evolving user and market demands—enabling a level of business agility that allows users to make quick, informed decisions in real-time and take advantage of opportunities as they […].

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Kenya’s Uncover raises $1M to expand skincare product enterprise across Africa

TechCrunch

Africa’s beauty and personal care market is growing accelerated by its growing young and fashion conscious population, increasing spending power, and urbanization. The market’s potential has in recent years attracted major brands, with Fenty Beauty by Rihanna and LVMH being the latest entrants. Niche local brands are also emerging to offer tailored beauty and skin care products.

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The Top Cloud Security Threat Comes from Within

CIO

One of the biggest cloud security threats your company faces isn’t malicious. In fact, it originates from inside your IT organization. Accidental misconfigurations pose one of the leading security vulnerabilities IT organizations contend with in the cloud. According to a recent study , 79% of companies had experienced a cloud data breach in the past 18 months—and 67% of respondents had identified security misconfiguration as the top security threat.

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The six-minute leadership practice that might surprise you

CEO Insider

Here’s a question: where do you speak about strategy issues when you don’t know exactly what it is you want to say? Certainly not in the board room or at a company presentation. Probably not even in front of your senior leadership team or even in a one-to-one meeting with a key report. You’re supposed […]. The post The six-minute leadership practice that might surprise you appeared first on CEOWORLD magazine.

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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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Choice Paralysis & Other Pitfalls of Vanilla Kubernetes

TechBeacon

Chances are, if an organization is looking to implement unmodified, open-source Kubernetes, they're viewing it as a way to save money. That may not be the only reason to embrace vanilla Kubernetes, but it certainly is a driving factor for many.

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Broadcom Modernizes Machine Learning and Anomaly Detection with ksqlDB

Confluent

Broadcom's Mainframe Operational Intelligence Product (MOI) collects and analyzes data at mass scale, using ksqlDB to improve anomaly detection and custom alarm filtering.

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5 Tips to Consider When Introducing Infrastructure Automation

DevOps.com

Although we discuss infrastructure automation often, the fact is that a lot of manual processes still exist throughout DevOps. Whether it’s rewriting scripts to spin up new servers, updating cloud-native policies or configuring computing environments, manual toil is an all-too-common reality. To make matters worse, engineers commonly create lengthy scripts that work in isolation but are […].