April, 2024

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DIY cloud cost management: The strategic case for building your own tools

CIO

Cloud cost management remains a critical CIO priority. With questions around ROI, increasing outlay, and corporate scrutiny on IT cost savings on the rise, CIOs must know not only what contributes to their organization’s overall cloud spend but also how to optimize it. And that’s all before considering the need to fuel new AI initiatives , which can push cloud costs up further.

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From Spreadsheet Chaos to Data Strategy Triumph with Perficient

Perficient

Uncovering the Challenge: Relying on Spreadsheets for Portfolio Analysis A leading wealth and asset management firm recently sought our financial services expertise for a critical challenge. Relying on complex spreadsheets for portfolio analysis, the firm faced operational hurdles due to immense computing demands. The Perficient Approach: Transforming Operations through Strategic Consulting Our team embraced the challenge, conducting a meticulous two-week analysis to uncover the root issue: a cu

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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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Tabnine Extends Gen AI Platform for Writing Code to Multiple LLMs

DevOps.com

Tabnine today revealed that it is giving DevOps teams the ability to switch between multiple large language models (LLMs) when they use its generative artificial intelligence (AI) platform to write code.

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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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4 Common Challenges to Having a Grand Vision and Simple Solutions to Success

CEO Insider

Discipline. Sacrifice. Intelligence. Grit. Work ethic. Creativity. Luck. These are the attributes that most people associate with success. And they’re all important. But a person can display all these traits and still not reach the highest levels of achievement. That’s because this list omits the most important ingredient: a grand vision—an idea of a beautiful […] The post 4 Common Challenges to Having a Grand Vision and Simple Solutions to Success appeared first on CEOWORLD magazine.

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AI poised to replace entry-level positions at large financial institutions

CIO

Global banks and investment firms are currently mulling plans to replace entry-level financial analyst positions with artificial intelligence (AI), with as many as two-thirds of these positions potentially on the chopping block. This anticipated move could completely transform how these companies hire new employees and how they manage and deliver the technology employees use.

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Quantum Day (aka “Q-Day”) is a Gray Rhino Stridently Galloping Straight at Your Organization

Ooda Loop

"Q-Day" is a scenario where "no more secrets" becomes a reality, as previously secure communications and data could be vulnerable to decryption by entities wielding quantum computational power (also known as "Quantum Supremacy"). Find a breakdown, analysis, and future scenarios here.

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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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More on the PAN-OS CVE-2024-3400

Palo Alto Networks

On April 10, 2024 Palo Alto Networks Product Security Incident Response Team (PSIRT) learned of a suspicious exfiltration attempt at a customer site from Volexity's Steven Adair. Our Palo Alto Networks Product Security Research Lead Christopher Ganas and Unit 42's Threat Research Lead Kyle Wilhoit immediately investigated the issue with Volexity's team.

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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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OpenSSF warns of Open Source Social Engineering Threats

DevOps.com

The XZ attack wasn’t the first, nor will it be the last. Linux dodged a bullet the other day. If the XZ exploit had gone undiscovered for only a few more weeks, millions of Linux systems would have been compromised with a backdoor. We were lucky. But, can we stay lucky?

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Employee Retention Strategies When Work Gets Chaotic and Messy

Let's Grow Leaders

Employee retention strategies will help your team stick around through reorganizations, layoffs, and other corporate chaos. Transitions, reorganizations, layoffs, mergers, acquisitions—they are all part of the business landscape. And while effective leaders will work to limit the number and frequency of these events, they are inevitable as organizations work to stay relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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Accelerating Industry 4.0 at warp speed: The role of GenAI at the factory edge

CIO

It’s Wednesday night. You’re fast asleep aboard the USS Enterprise Star Trek. Suddenly, you wake to an urgent announcement and rush to the bridge of the starship. Captain James T. Kirk is activating warp drive and you see the iconic blurred streaks of light as the spaceship reaches warp speed. Within seconds, you are traveling faster than the speed of light to reach a Klingon war in the Alpha Quadrant–arriving in minutes versus years.

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After His Presidential Re-election Victory, Putin Escalates Drone, Cyber and Disinformation Offensives

Ooda Loop

With Vladamir Putin "landslide" victory in the Russian Presidential election in the rearview mirror (the victory extends Putin's autocratic rule through 2030, which will be his 18th year as president), we provide some situational awareness RE: Putin's ongoing, global cyber and disinformation offensives - and the drone swarm attacks that are proving the 21st Century organizing principle of his barbaric land war in Ukraine, the first in mainland Europe since WWII.

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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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Beyond the Corner Office: Holistic Approaches to Succession Planning

N2Growth Blog

Understanding the Importance of Succession Planning Succession planning is crucial to any organization’s growth strategy, and its importance cannot be overstated. This process helps organizations align their current and future business goals, promotes employee career development, and ensures smooth leadership transitions. A well-executed plan can minimize the risks of abrupt departures or retirements, thereby maintaining business continuity and preserving institutional knowledge.

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6 Common Leadership Styles — and How to Decide Which to Use When

Harvard Business Review

Research suggests that the most effective leaders adapt their style to different circumstances — be it a change in setting, a shift in organizational dynamics, or a turn in the business cycle. But what if you feel like you’re not equipped to take on a new and different leadership style — let alone more than one? In this article, the author outlines the six leadership styles Daniel Goleman first introduced in his 2000 HBR article, “Leadership That Gets Results,” and explains when to use each one.

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The Ruby on Rails Resurgence

DevOps.com

Ruby combines functional and imperative programming to create an easy-to-use, powerful language where everything is an object. Introduced in 1995, the open source programming language became popular in the 2000s during the dot-com era, when developers at startups and established companies were under pressure to rapidly launch new web applications.

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How to Successfully Transform Your Team’s Conflict to Collaboration

Let's Grow Leaders

Episode 251: In this episode, David Dye discusses transforming workplace conflict to collaboration. He introduces four dimensions that can help alleviate and deescalate conflicts. The four dimensions are: connection, clarity, curiosity, and commitment. David emphasizes the importance of having a conversation with oneself before engaging in conflict resolution and provides phrases and strategies for each dimension.

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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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What LinkedIn learned leveraging LLMs for its billion users

CIO

With more than 1 billion users globally, LinkedIn is continuously bumping against the limits of what is technically feasible in the enterprise today. Few companies operate at the scale that LinkedIn does or have access to similar troves of data. For the business- and employment-focused social media platform, connecting qualified candidates with potential employers to help fill job openings is core business.

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Houston, We Have a Problem… (Let’s Get to Solving It)

Ooda Loop

A few decades from now, historians might conclude we are living in a Second Gilded Age. In a bit of a repeat of the 1890s, our mid-2020s seems to be an era where technological advancements have triggered fear and uncertainty about what the application of those technologies means for workers, industries, and nations.

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The Rise of Emotional Intelligence in Leadership: Why It Matters More Than Ever

N2Growth Blog

Understanding Emotional Intelligence: An Overview Emotional Intelligence, often referred to as EQ , signifies an individual’s ability to perceive, assess, and govern their own emotions while also empathetically engaging with the emotions of others. It involves self-awareness , self-regulation, motivation, social skills, and empathy. These different components create a set of abilities that help individuals effectively navigate social complexities, cultivate meaningful relationships, and le

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A Growth Strategy that Creates and Protects Value

Harvard Business Review

For organizations to truly innovate and grow, leaders in every role and at every organizational level must be attuned to how they are creating new value while simultaneously protecting existing value. Just as a soccer coach must simultaneously pursue both scoring and defending, leaders must constantly focus their attention on opportunities to create value — through innovation, risk-taking, and experimentation — and to protect value — by preserving and defending key aspects of their responsibilit

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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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Rocket Software Makes Testing iSeries Apps More Secure

DevOps.com

Rocket Software this week extended its DevOps platform for iSeries platforms from IBM to make it simpler to test applications in a way that ensures sensitive data isn’t inadvertently exposed to application developers.

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Attack trends: Cloud-Based Cyber-Attacks and the Rise of Alternative Initial Access Methods

Darktrace

Using data from Darktrace's End of Year Threat Report 2023 this blog details how cyber attackers are increasingly using cloud-based services including Dropbox and Microsoft 365 to stealthily bypass detection by traditional email security solutions.

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8 strategies for accelerating IT modernization

CIO

New tech moves from bleeding edge to mainstream at an ever-increasing pace. Consider how fast generative AI went from avant-garde to ubiquity: At under two years, it may be a record. Feats like that have ramped up pressure on CIOs to not just modernize, but modernize faster so they’re ready to seize new opportunities as they arise by having infrastructure that can support emerging technologies and a team that isn’t mired in maintenance mode.

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The OODA Network Discusses Drone Countermeasures, Border Risk, and International Crime Syndicates

Ooda Loop

In March, OODA Network Member John Sullivan shared with the network an overview of current threat vectors and strategic challenges at the border relative to the presence of various international crime syndicates in North America. He also shared his perspective on the primary topic of the monthly meeting - The Exponential Pace of Technological Change.

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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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Why Boutique Executive Search Firms Outperform Global Behemoth’s

N2Growth Blog

In the high-stakes arena of executive recruitment , companies often gravitate toward prominent global search firms. If you are reading this, you will likely know their names. The expectation is that their extensive networks and vast resources will deliver the world-class leadership talent they need to drive their organizations forward. However, many companies fail to recognize that the largest search firms come with a significant limitation– expansive off-limits lists that drastically reduce the

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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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Tricentis Taps Generative AI to Automate Application Testing

DevOps.com

Tricentis this week added a generative artificial intelligence (AI) capability, dubbed Tricentis Copilot, to its application testing automation platform to reduce the amount of code that DevOps teams need to manually create.