November, 2022

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How People Are Like Trees and Why That Will Help Your Leadership

Let's Grow Leaders

People are a lot like trees. You can’t make a tree do something, and the same holds true for people. No person brings the entire package to their work, just like no tree brings everything for every environment that you could possibly want. That’s not how any of it works. You’ll help your leadership when you can embrace and recognize the strengths that people bring and invest in that.

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How a Mature DevOps Practice Can Strengthen Competitive Advantage

DevOps.com

Software development and delivery has become an integral part of every aspect of a business and is no longer simply a support function. Nowadays, most of us, including those in business operations, know the anxieties of having to wait for specific environment release dates to deploy code for urgent fixes or updates to Dev, QA, […]. The post How a Mature DevOps Practice Can Strengthen Competitive Advantage appeared first on DevOps.com.

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Avoiding Developer Burnout With Clean Code Best Practices

DevOps.com

Employee burnout is common in the tech industry, especially for developers. In fact, 83% of software developers feel burnt out from their work and of those, nearly half of them feel overworked. Often, this is because the processes currently in place at their companies are not effective and too much time is spent doing mundane […]. The post Avoiding Developer Burnout With Clean Code Best Practices appeared first on DevOps.com.

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Dealing with meeting tensions the Agile way

Agile Alliance

Every group has a point where their working plan comes off the rails. This happens even with the most experienced Agilists – even your Agile Alliance Board of Directors. The post Dealing with meeting tensions the Agile way first appeared on Agile Alliance.

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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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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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Exploring Mastodon

Martin Fowler

I've been a heavy user of Twitter over the last decade, and while Musk's purchase of Twitter hasn't got me running for the exit, it has prompted me to take a look at possible alternatives should Twitter change into something no longer worthwhile for me. The obvious alternative is for me to explore the fediverse with a Mastodon account. As I explore using Mastodon, I'll make some notes here so that others can learn from my explorations.

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True Gratitude – More Than Pleasantries or Recognition

Let's Grow Leaders

It’s easy for true gratitude to get lost in the swirl of formal recognition programs, everyday courtesies, and the relentless push for more and better. Progress is good. You need recognition. And courtesy is vital. But none of these are genuine gratitude. True gratitude begins with deep humility. It changes us. True gratitude transforms our relationships.

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Bigger is Not Always Better When Selecting a Search Firm to Partner With

N2Growth Blog

Kelli Vukelic, CEO of N2Growth examines the nuances that distinguish boutique search firms from their larger counterparts. Here are some key insights into selecting the right executive search firm to partner with. Senior leadership hires can make or break an organization. Various studies show that the failure rate of executives coming into new companies is 30 to 40 percent after 18 months.

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A DevOps Thanksgiving: What Are You Thankful For?

DevOps.com

As crazy as it seems, here we are on the cusp of another Thanksgiving. This year has gone by so quickly, and as we enter the holiday season and the end of 2022, those of us in the DevOps community have much to be thankful for. First and foremost, I’m so happy to once again […]. The post A DevOps Thanksgiving: What Are You Thankful For? appeared first on DevOps.com.

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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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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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#MyTechFrenemy

TechCrunch

Some students at the MyTechBestFriend academy have always been a little suspicious of the program and its founder, Mary Awodele. Since its founding in 2020, a whisper network murmured that many of the materials taught by the academy were plagiarized from various other online programs, such as those from Google or Salesforce. Founded by Awodele in 2020, MyTechBestFriend (MTBF) launched to public acclaim, especially within the Black tech community.

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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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Stuck in a Rut? 7 Questions to Inspire New Thinking on Your Team

Let's Grow Leaders

Help Your Team Get Unstuck. By Showing Up a Bit More Curious. It’s a strange and ironic phenomenon. Despite all the change going on, have you noticed your team sometimes gets stuck in a rut of uninspiring routines? It’s easy to hunker down and do things the old way, particularly when so much else is changing. But what if the old habits, make it even more tricky to thrive in the midst of change?

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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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Article: Bringing a Product Mindset into DevOps

InfoQ Culture Methods

To be successful, organisations need two things: products and services their customers find valuable and the ability to deliver these products and services well. This article shows why we must design, implement and operate our delivery pipelines (the means of turning ideas into products in the hands of users) as we would any other product or service: by adding a “product mindset’.

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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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Leveraging Content Management Software to Facilitate a Cloud-First Approach

CIO

By Milan Shetti, CEO Rocket Software In today’s fast-paced digital business world, organizations have become highly adaptive and agile to keep up with the ever-evolving demands of consumers and the market. This has pushed many organizations to accelerate their digital transformation efforts in order to remain competitive and better serve their constituents — and there is no sign of slowing down.

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VCs decipher the recent fintech layoffs — and why they’re happening now

TechCrunch

Many big companies in the fintech world cut jobs in the past month. And yet Stripe’s announcement it would lay off 14% of its workforce still made a splash, proving that unicorns and decacorns are not immune to the challenging economic and fundraising conditions. The Stripe news closely follows Chime confirming this week that 12% of its employees would be laid off and Brex revealing last month that it was cutting 11% of its workforce.

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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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Consequences of Etsy's move to the cloud

Martin Fowler

Tim Cochran and Keyur Govande. conclude their description of Etsy's cloud migration by looking at challenges, the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, how they continue to learn to improve their cloud usage, and their measurements of cost and carbon consumption. more….

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Job Interview: The Best Way to Showcase Your Unique Talents (Video)

Let's Grow Leaders

Nail Your Next Job Interview By Showcasing Your Unique Value. I get frustrated and sad when I see highly qualified people unable to sell themselves in a job interview– particularly when they seem to be so qualified. It happened again, perhaps you know someone who can benefit from this story and the actions that followed. Meet Me in St. Louis.

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JavaScript security best practices for securing your applications

Synopsys

JavaScript, like other programming languages, are not without security challenges. These JavaScript security best practices will help you build more-secure code. The post JavaScript security best practices for securing your applications appeared first on Application Security Blog.

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Infrastructure Abstraction Will Be Key to Managing Multi-Cloud

DevOps.com

There’s no doubt we’re now living in a hybrid multi-cloud age. Companies are using major cloud providers like AWS, Azure and GCP with niche cloud computing providers emerging within the market. Simultaneously, many organizations still retain workloads in on-premises data centers or embrace colocation. Regardless of deployment pattern, DevOps teams desire the same elasticity as […].

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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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What are decision support systems? Sifting data for better business decisions

CIO

Decision support systems definition A decision support system (DSS) is an interactive information system that analyzes large volumes of data for informing business decisions. A DSS supports the management, operations, and planning levels of an organization in making better decisions by assessing the significance of uncertainties and the tradeoffs involved in making one decision over another.

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Google and Twitter veteran maps out a Twitter alternative

TechCrunch

Twitter’s new CEO and owner Elon Musk is rattling the cage at his social network and ruffling a lot of feathers both inside and outside of the company. But while some in the tech world describe that kind of chaos as a garbage fire, others see it as something very different: an opportunity. Years-old federated social networks, legacy social platforms that have their own issues and a cacophony of pre-existing fringe efforts are all emerging as possible alternatives to Twitter.

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Navigating Product Development with Wardley Mapping

Cory Foy

A talk from the November 2022 AgileRTP meetup covering product development with Wardley Mapping. Download the slides. The post Navigating Product Development with Wardley Mapping appeared first on Cory Foy.

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How to Make Better, Frequent Employee Recognition a Daily Habit

Let's Grow Leaders

Why Gallup Question 4 Matters: “In the last seven days, I have received recognition or praise for doing good work.” When employees come to us venting their frustrations that their boss doesn’t value or appreciate their hard work, it’s usually not about who got the plaque in the end-of-year meeting. Of course, the time you spend on getting your formal employee recognition right matters.

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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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10 Emerging Technologies CIOs Are Investing In

TechBeacon

To better understand the technologies organizations are investing in over the next 12 months, Forrester combined industry research with insights from its analysts and clients to develop a list of the top 10 emerging technologies in 2022.

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Data Centers IN SPAAACE | Discord GDPR Fine | AWS Fires Dead Wood

DevOps.com

In this week’s The Long View: The EU wants to put servers in orbit, a GDPR penalty for Discord, and Amazon has the hatchet out. The post Data Centers IN SPAAACE | Discord GDPR Fine | AWS Fires Dead Wood appeared first on DevOps.com.

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Why CIOs should invest in digital through economic headwinds

CIO

During the opening keynote at the recent Gartner IT Symposium in Barcelona, Gartner analysts said that CIOs should look to its latest moniker, IT for sustainable growth , to drive business transformation by focusing on three key strategies: ‘revolutionary work’ to empower the workforce, ‘responsible investment’ to balance financial and sustainability objectives, and ‘resilient cybersecurity’ to support business outcomes “without constraining them”.

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