September, 2022

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Agile Sustainability Initiative

Agile Alliance

The planet is facing many challenges, including war, hunger, the climate crisis, and the decline of democratic rights. All of these challenges are addressed by the United Nations’ seventeen sustainable development goals, and this is why they are important for the Agile community. The post Agile Sustainability Initiative first appeared on Agile Alliance.

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Request Batch

Martin Fowler

When distributing data leads to lots of small messages around a cluster then network latency and the request processing time (including serialization, deserialization of the request on the server side) can add significant overhead. Unmesh Joshi shows how requests can be combined into a Request Batch to improve throughput.

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How to Survive the Mad Dash to the End of the Year

Next Level Blog

This post is publishing on the first work day after Labor Day Weekend 2022 so you know what that means. It’s the official start of the mad dash to the end of the year. Even if you already feel like you’re sprinting, there’s going to be a lot of pressure to pick up the pace to get stuff done before December 31. What’s your strategy for surviving the mad dash?

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How to Win More Business During Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Kaseya

Cybersecurity Awareness Month is here! This October, get in front of your audience and educate them on the evolving cybersecurity threats their businesses face. Keep in mind that your competitors aren’t going to miss out on this opportunity, and you certainly don’t want to be outdone by their events and internal campaigns to raise awareness of cyber-related issues among your audience.

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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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Nigerian blockchain payments startup Bitmama closes $2M pre-seed as it scales to new markets

TechCrunch

Africa is the world’s third fastest-growing crypto market, with crypto adoption increasing by more than 1,200% over the last two years. Countries such as Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa are majorly responsible for skyrocketing adoption rates as citizens try to hedge against currency devaluation and build wealth. Despite African governments’ inconsistent stance on cryptocurrencies, these countries house most of the continent’s crypto and blockchain startups.

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How to Build a High-Performing Team: Ten Vital Conversations

Let's Grow Leaders

Invest One Hour a Month to Help Your Team Perform Even Better. Every truly high-performing team has one thing in common: They spend time in candid conversation talking about what’s working and consistently look for ways to improve. They look at the work they’re doing and ask “how can we” do this EVEN BETTER? And they enjoy and celebrate their success.

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Let's Spin Some Quantum ML Atoms!

CTO Universe Submitted Awards Articles

Atos publicly released its Quantum Learning Machine simulator and like many colleagues, I did my bit by announcing on my Linkedin, after all its a proud moment for us and especially me where I have a deep curiosity about quantum realm, its spookiness, and the fact that we absolutely don't know anyth

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DevOps and Hybrid Cloud: Life in the Fast Lane, Part Two

DevOps.com

In the early years of cloud computing, cost savings were the major driver of adoption. These days, however, organizations are increasingly faced with spiraling expenditures, waste and a lack of control. As cloud usage bills and inefficiencies start to balloon, these challenges are beginning to undermine the benefits of migrating in the first place. The […].

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Why Isn’t AI Working for Your Business?

TechBeacon

More than a third of companies use artificial intelligence (AI), while another 4 2% are exploring their AI options, according to IBM's recent Global AI Adoption Index. AI adoption looks easy, thanks to rapid advancements in AI technology and the availability of off-the-shelf AI tools.

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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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Nigerian digital bank Kuda is the latest African startup to lay off employees

TechCrunch

Kuda , the challenger bank based in Nigeria and the U.K., has joined the ranks of tech companies in Africa that are pruning their workforce. The news of the layoffs, which was first disclosed to TechCrunch by sources, was confirmed by Kuda via email, saying it laid off less than 5% of its 450-strong workforce, or about 23 people. The company’s numbers are small compared to other layoffs that have taken place within Africa’s tech ecosystem over the past few months, especially among startups that

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What is employee experience? A vital factor for business success

CIO

Employee experience has become a key factor in defining your company’s overall success. Positive or negative, employee experience can significantly impact your company’s productivity, efficiency, and its ability to recruit and retain talent. It can even impact your brand’s reputation long after an employee has exited the company. The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed the future of work by normalizing remote work , placing a new emphasis on workplace flexibility , and introducing hybrid w

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How to Say No at Work: Powerful Phrases to Stand Your Ground

Let's Grow Leaders

To Gain More Confidence Saying No at Work, Start with Your “Yes” It’s never easy to say no at work. After all, you want to be helpful, responsive, and a team player. And yet, every time you say “yes” to something or someone, you’re saying “no” to something or someone else. When you tell your boss, “Yes, I will work late tonight,” you might have to tell your daughter, “No, I can’t come to your tee-ball game.” Or, when y

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Cloud Assembly Language - The Ultimate Low-Code Manifest.

CTO Universe Submitted Awards Articles

My programming career started with Beginners All Purpose Symbolic Instruction Code (BASIC) and rapidly progressed to Dbase, FoxBASE, FoxPro, Visual FoxPro, and finally Visual Basic to find my favorite.

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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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The Great DevOps Burnout

DevOps.com

DevOps needs a mindset shift to save the overworked engineering collective. There’s a considerable discussion right now about the Great Resignation. But if you work in software engineering, you’re probably even more familiar with the Great Burnout. Everything in the software development realm has sped up over the last few years. Engineers perform at a […].

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Threat Alert: New Malware in the Cloud By TeamTNT

Aqua Security

Over the past week we observed three different attacks on our honeypots. The scripts and malware that were used bear a striking resemblance to none other than the threat actor TeamTNT. Eleven months ago they posted a farewell note on Twitter. Since then, we have only seen legacy attacks which automatically run on past infrastructure. Could it be that TeamTNT is back with new tricks?

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Eviation’s all-electric Alice aircraft makes its maiden flight

TechCrunch

Eviation’s Alice electric aircraft took off for the first time yesterday , teasing a future in which regional flights of hundreds of miles will be done with zero emissions and a lot less noise. It’s still a ways off, but today’s demonstration shows it’s at least just a matter of time and money. The Alice is a prototype of what will eventually be a passenger plane capable of carrying around 2,500 pounds total, which equates to 9 people and their luggage (just don’t p

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Making AI accessible leads to greater innovation

CIO

It’s difficult to visualise the true scale of AI, as it’s almost certainly more than you imagine – it’s going to contribute more to the global economy than the current GDP of India and China combined. PwC research suggests that AI could contribute as much as $15.7 trillion by 2030, and by singularly responsible for a 26 per cent boost in the GDP of local economies.

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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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Don’t Get Lost or Hurt: The Vital Role of Leadership Strategy and Tactics

Let's Grow Leaders

Balancing leadership strategy and tactics is critical for leaders at every level of an organization. When you don’t pay enough attention to strategy, you and your team end up lost in a wilderness of meaningless, unproductive busyness. However, when you don’t pay attention to tactics and effective management, you create needless conflicts, frustrations and hurt feelings.

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MLOps Helps Mitigate the Unforeseen in AI Projects

DataRobot

The latest McKinsey Global Survey on AI proves that AI adoption continues to grow and that the benefits remain significant. But in the COVID-19 pandemic’s first year, many felt more strongly about the cost-savings front than the top line. At the same time, AI remains complex and out of reach for many. For example, a recent IDC study 1 shows that it takes about 290 days on average to deploy a model into production from start to finish.

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Embrace Change in Production to Improve MTTR

DevOps.com

DevOps creates value through constant deployment changes. When done right, more frequent deployments allow teams to continuously improve their products or services while making it easier to manage the effects of the change. One way to do this is with continuous integration and continuous deployment (CI/CD). CI/CD helps to reduce the risks to each build […].

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Detecting Drovorub's File Operations Hooking with Tracee

Aqua Security

This blog was co-authored by Itamar Maouda Two years ago, the NSA (the United States' National Security Agency) revealed that Drovorub, an advanced Russian malware created by the GRU 85th GTsSS team, had been discovered targeting Linux systems. Drovorub works by introducing advanced techniques which can manipulate the Linux operation system. It has an advanced kernel rootkit that hooks several kernel functions.

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Revolutionizing Contact Centers: Next-Gen Tech for Enhanced CX

Speaker: Liran Meir Frenkel, Performance Management and RPA Sr Product Marketing Manager at NICE; Harpreet Makan, Practice Director at Everest Group; & Santhosh Kumar, Practice Director at Everest Group

As contact centers navigate the challenges of delivering excellence within budget constraints and adapting to evolving employee expectations, optimizing agent tasks becomes crucial. Discover a holistic approach across three pillars - people, process, and technology - that is essential to excel in this dynamic landscape, and explore how next-gen technologies such as generative AI, performance analytics, and process intelligence play a pivotal role in transforming contact centers into advanced CX

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YC Demo Day did not have a very long list of creator companies, but here’s who stood out

TechCrunch

Creator economy startups are tricky. It can be risky to ask creators to rely on a possibly precarious, pre-seed company to power an important aspect of their business — if you fail, as most startups do, you might inadvertently end up hurting other independent entrepreneurs, which is (hopefully) the last thing a founder wants. But some startups in the sector have had the opposite effect, making creative, online careers more attainable than ever.

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What you need to know about IoT in enterprise and education

CIO

What you need to know about IoT in enterprise and education . In an era of data driven insights and automation, few technologies have the power to supercharge and empower decision makers like that of the Internet of Things (IoT). . As the adoption of IoT devices is expected to reach 24.1 billion by 2030, forward-thinking organisations and higher education institutions are realising that IoT technologies are providing access to insights and making things possible now that were too expensiv

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How to Overcome Negative Perceptions for a Better Leadership Brand

Let's Grow Leaders

Overcoming an Outdated Leadership Brand. Have you ever felt like this? You’ve worked hard to build your leadership brand, but the negative perceptions linger. You’ve been “all in” to PROVE and IMPROVE yourself as a competent, human-centered leader, but no one can get past the stories… that one time (okay maybe seven times) you lost your cool, stole credit for an idea, or were (insert your frustrating, old reputation here).

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Introducing the CircleCI Config SDK

CircleCI

We are excited to announce the new CircleCI Config SDK is now available as an open-source TypeScript library. Developers can now write and manage their CircleCI config.yml files using TypeScript and JavaScript. NPM Package. GitHub Repository. Docs. For developers used to the ecosystem and flexibility of a full-fledged programming language, sometimes YAML can feel limiting or intimidating.

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IDC Analyst Report: The Open Source Blind Spot Putting Businesses at Risk

In a recent study, IDC found that 64% of organizations said they were already using open source in software development with a further 25% planning to in the next year. Most organizations are unaware of just how much open-source code is used and underestimate their dependency on it. As enterprises grow the use of open-source software, they face a new challenge: understanding the scope of open-source software that's being used throughout the organization and the corresponding exposure.

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The Future of FinTech and the Cloud

DevOps.com

The integration of FinTech continues to revolutionize the way businesses interact with their consumers. What started as a viable solution to eliminating the need to carry physical currency has now become a multi-billion-dollar industry. Basically, FinTech is a catch-all term used to describe software, mobile applications and other integrated technologies that improve and automate traditional […].

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5 Best Practices for Optimizing Your Unstructured Data

TechBeacon

When it comes to unstructured data, businesses face something of a paradox. On the one hand, they have more unstructured data—and, by extension, more potential for gaining critical insights from data—than ever before. On the other hand, IT leaders report a variety of challenges in putting all of their unstructured data to good use. Problems like figuring out how to move unstructured data without disrupting users, poor visibility into unstructured data, and legal constraints are all common barrie

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Most fintechs partner with banks; Varo became one, and says it’s paying off

TechCrunch

Last month, Varo Bank celebrated the two-year anniversary of obtaining its national bank charter. The move made Varo the first-ever all-digital nationally chartered U.S. consumer bank. The startup launched its banking services in 2017, aimed at making younger consumers comfortable doing all their banking online. It has raised nearly $1 billion since its 2015 inception and was valued at $2.5 billion at the time of its last raise in 2021.

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