September, 2018

8 innovative business models to navigate the digital era

Hacker Earth Developers Blog

If you look at the Apple’s revenue break-up, you will come across a comparatively small segment called “other services”. This small segment of other services, including itunes, App store, Apple pay, etc., generated $8.5 billion for Apple in 2017 and over $110 billion since 2008.

Handling real-time data operations in the enterprise

O'Reilly Media - Data

Getting DataOps right is crucial to your late-stage big data projects. At Strata 2017 , I premiered a new diagram to help teams understand why teams fail and when: Early on in projects, management and developers are responsible for the success of a project.

Why You Should Hire Your Own Scrum Masters


Why You Should Hire Your Own Scrum Masters. And How to Know a Good Scrum Master When You See One. by Sean Hafferty | September 6, 2018 | Blog. True business agility is no longer something that’s nice for an organization to have. It’s a core competency that will separate you from your competitors.


There is no longer any such thing as Computer Security

Coding Horror

Remember "cybersecurity"? Mysterious hooded computer guys doing mysterious hooded computer guy. things! Who knows what kind of naughty digital mischief they might be up to? Unfortunately, we now live in a world where this kind of digital mischief is literally rewriting the world's history.

Add Value with a Dashboard Refresh: What You Need to Know

Speaker: Miles Robinson, Agile and Management Consultant, Motivational Speaker

Dashboards and analytics can really set your application apart, but that doesn't mean you can implement them and forget about them. Are they adding value to your product? Do your users benefit from them anymore? What should be improved, and what do we have the resources to improve? Join Miles Robinson, former UX and Design Manager, as he explains the different ways to refresh your dashboards - and how to determine what's the best path to product dashboard success. You'll leave with an understanding of how to figure out the best next steps specifically for you and your application.

Java 11 is Here, Are You Ready to Make the Switch?


A year after the Java 9 release was supposed to “rock our worlds”, the LTS version we’ve ACTUALLY been waiting for is finally here. Most of the developers, teams, companies, etc. that we know haven’t updated past Java 8 yet.

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Triaging modern medicine’s cybersecurity issues

The Parallax

Hackers often talk about practicing good “cybersecurity hygiene” : making sure that basic standards, such as using unique passwords for each log-in, are met.

Using machine learning to improve dialog flow in conversational applications

O'Reilly Media - Data

The O’Reilly Data Show Podcast: Alan Nichol on building a suite of open source tools for chatbot developers.

A Formula for Extremely Successful teams

This is the first in a series of 3 blogs, sharing some leadership lessons from the most successful sports teams that ever existed. It is based on research that Sam Walker (founding editor of the The Wall Street Journal’s sports section) published in 2017 in his book: ‘The Captain Class’.

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What’s the Impact of DevOps on Business Continuity?

OTS Solutions

What is the Impact of DevOps on Business Continuity? The IT sector has benefitted a lot from DevOps innovation. DevOps Development involves creating a single system of systems that incorporate cultural and technical philosophies that regard software development.

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The Complete Predictive Analytics Lifecycle for Application Teams

Speaker: Sriram Parthasarathy, Senior Director of Predictive Analytics, Logi Analytics

Applications with predictive analytics are able to deliver massive value to end users. But what steps should product managers take to add predictive analytics to their applications? In this webinar, we’ll walk through an end-to-end lifecycle of embedding predictive analytics inside an application. Find out how a real-world application decided what predictive questions to ask, sourced the right data, organized resources, built models, deployed predictive analytics in production, and monitored model performance over time.

Splunk.conf 2018: The Top 7 Sessions You Can’t Miss


Splunk conference is just around the corner, and we’ve got your back with the top news and sessions you won’t want to miss out on. Splunk Conference 2018 is opening its gates in the most magical place on earth: Disney World.

What Is VPS Hosting And Why Do You Need It?

The Crazy Programmer

A VPS is a virtualized server that has the tendency to mimic the dedicated server within the environment of hosting. In simple words, it is technically a virtual shared hosting but has the characteristics of a dedicated hosting.

Why health care cybersecurity is in ‘critical condition’

The Parallax

SAN FRANCISCO—Between the destructive cyberattacks WannaCry and NotPetya , which wreaked havoc across health care and beyond, the U.S.

Why it’s hard to design fair machine learning models

O'Reilly Media - Data

The O’Reilly Data Show Podcast: Sharad Goel and Sam Corbett-Davies on the limitations of popular mathematical formalizations of fairness. In this episode of the Data Show , I spoke with Sharad Goel , assistant professor at Stanford, and his student Sam Corbett-Davies.

5 Product Traps - And Better Paths

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Is your agile team overloaded with feature requests, with no time for discovery? Do your roadmaps read like impossible wish lists? Well, you’re not alone. It may seem impossible now, but what if we said that with a few changes, you could be meeting deadlines with the ability to predict progress with accuracy, be happy with your progress against the roadmap, and be making time for near-continuous discovery? Johanna Rothman has seen this all too often across many different organizations. She will take us through five common traps that agile product teams fall into – and likely you are in several of those traps right now. And good news - she has ways to avoid them!

Monte Carlo forecasting in Scrum

"The essence of the beautiful is unity in variety.". Mendelssohn. My gears aflame. I remember being told, many years ago when I started university, that Information Technology is a numerate discipline. I had been admitted onto the IT course on the strength of a high-school biology certification.


Object Detection for Self Driving Cars

Hacker Earth Developers Blog

In the previous blog, Introduction to Object detection , we learned the basics of object detection. We also got an overview of the YOLO (You Look Only Once algorithm). In this blog, we will extend our learning and will dive deeper into the YOLO algorithm.

Agile to Agile

Agile Alliance

"Never happen…" "Can't be done…" "Too controversial…" These were the comments an Agile team received when they floated an idea for a national Agile initiative to transform their organization's inventory management workflow.

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Python CGI Programming

The Crazy Programmer

Python Programming language is broadly used by developers to create standalone, desktop, enterprise and web applications these days. Here in this article, I’m going to cover trending CGI programming in python.

How Product Managers Can Learn to Love Reporting

Speaker: Eric Feinstein, Professional Services Manager, Looker

For a long time, Product Managers have found it challenging to design interfaces inside their products that users could use for reporting. It seems like PMs and engineers have grown to hate embedded reporting. Fortunately, there are new technical approaches that are making this a significantly different picture, although there are still lots of interesting design challenges. Eric Feinstein, Professional Services Manager at Looker, has done workshops with lots of product managers who are looking to add effective reporting. He will use the example of a product manager of a learning management software system and how she would go through the process of defining reporting for users of the product. He will discuss working through personas, data types, reporting needs analysis and ultimately how this comes together to form a roadmap for reporting functionality and interface.

To prevent EHR breaches, stop using them (Q&A)

The Parallax

The idea behind electronic health records seems sound: Bring a patient’s paper chart into the Digital Age.

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Practical ML today and tomorrow

O'Reilly Media - Data

Hilary Mason explores the current state of AI and ML and what’s coming next in applied ML. Continue reading Practical ML today and tomorrow


Seven Traits of Elite Team Captains

In my previous blog I presented the result of an interesting research study from Sam Walker. Walker discovered that the most successful sports teams that ever existed all shared one single element: they all had a team captain that was the main driver behind this success.

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Top Five Futuristic Technologies That Will Transform The World

OTS Solutions

Forecasters in the 1950s predicted that airborne robots and flying cars would be part of everyday life by the 2000s. Instead, social media networks, smartphones, and live streaming have dominated the world. While the timing of these futurists wasn’t right, their predictions became true.

Monetizing Analytics Features: Why Data Visualizations Will Never Be Enough

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. Discover which features will differentiate your application and maximize the ROI of your embedded analytics. Brought to you by Logi Analytics.

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5 Essential Tips for Writing Computer Science Research Project

The Crazy Programmer

Working on computer science research projects can be a difficult task, partly because computer science projects are unlike research projects in any other discipline. Depending on the area of study, a research project can be defined differently.

New botnet Torii showcases next stage of IoT abuse, researchers say

The Parallax

Security researchers have caught hackers lashing together Internet-connected devices in a botnet they’re calling Torii, which uses techniques not seen in an IoT botnet before—including intercepting and stealing data, and using the Tor Project network to hide its network traffic.

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Derive value from analytics and AI at scale

O'Reilly Media - Data

Ziya Ma discusses how recent innovations from Intel in high-capacity persistent memory and open source software are accelerating production-scale deployments. Continue reading Derive value from analytics and AI at scale

5 Key Considerations for Top-Notch Product Dashboards

Speaker: Miles Robinson, Agile and Management Consultant, Motivational Speaker

So you want to set your product apart with the latest analytics, but you’re not sure where to start. How do you know what your customers want? And how can you make sure that you’re solving their problems? And wait a second, is it even feasible for your team to take this on right now? Join Miles Robinson, Agile and Management Consultant, as he covers five key considerations for you to keep in mind when you’re updating your software or app to offer the latest in embedded dashboards. You’ll leave with a better understanding of where to begin on creating actionable, insightful dashboards.

How to facilitate an awesome Sprint Review in “Bazaar mode”

. The main purpose of the Sprint Review (SR) is to collect feedback. After seriously inspecting the product, a number of changes to the backlog or action points for solving impediments should be identified.

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How to Properly Conduct an OKR Evaluation to Keep Your Team Aligned


At least two weeks before the quarter ends, it’s time to assess the OKRs of you team in your department. Has your team been successful? As a department, have you achieved your goals? Were your team’s key results effective? Also, you need to plan for your OKRs in the next quarter.

A guide to modern mobile app development strategy

OTS Solutions

A guide to modern mobile app development strategy. Digital communication and marketing have been changing a lot over the past decade. One of the areas that a lot of focus has been laid on is mobile application development.

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