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The Benefits of Self-Service Infrastructure

DevOps.com

Self-service infrastructure offers numerous advantages that help businesses become more efficient and agile.

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Overloaded at Work: How to Ask For the Support You Need

Let's Grow Leaders

What to say next when you’re overloaded at work (without sounding whiny) Ever found yourself cackling at the monstrous to-do list glaring back at you, thinking “Right, that’s not happening,” only to gulp back a sob as you realize none of it’s optional? You’re overloaded at work. Stuck in a world where productivity meets panic and trying to be a ‘team player’ feels like a conspiracy against your sanity.

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The State of Sustainability in Agile – Reflections on SoSA 2023

Agile Alliance

SoSA 2023 Recap: The Agile community convened to tackle sustainability in social, environmental, and economic domains, charting a course for global responsibility. The post The State of Sustainability in Agile – Reflections on SoSA 2023 first appeared on Agile Alliance.

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Internal Chat GPT: Enhancing Efficiency and Security

Perficient

Perficient’s Generative AI Lab is consistently developing POCs to help clients explore use cases for generative AI and helping them operationalize it with policies, advocacy, controls, and enablement. Our team recently built a POC for Internal ChatGPT that offers a secure and efficient way for companies to leverage the power of chatbots while maintaining control over their internal data.

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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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IT Service Incidents Are Becoming More Frequent, Survey Says

DevOps.com

A Transposit survey found the majority of respondents saw more frequent service incidents that affected their customers over the past 12 months.

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Singapore-based startup EduFi raises funding for its student loan platform

TechCrunch

EduFi, a fintech startup that enables financially strapped students to secure loans for their education, has raised $6.1 million in a pre-seed round led by Zayn VC with participation from Palm Drive Capital, Deem Ventures, Q Business and angel investors. The Singapore-based startup has launched an artificial intelligence-powered study now, pay later (SNPL) lending platform […] © 2023 TechCrunch.

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IT leader’s survival guide: 8 tips to thrive in the years ahead

CIO

Managers looking toward 2024 and beyond certainly have a full plate. Decisions around game-changing current and future technology require decisive action and possible investment to remain competitive. In addition to the usual technology considerations, economic, geopolitical, and supply-chain issues all compete for attention as IT leaders look to keep their organizations growing amid turbulent times.

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Enhancing the Headless Component

Martin Fowler

In the second (and final) part of his explanation of React Headless Components Juntao Qiu explores how a headless component allows us to create a visually different component that does the same base behavior, and how it encourages better factoring as we extend base behavior further.

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Agility Meets SAP

Xebia

The modern business world is characterized by continuous change. In this era of digital transformation, companies face the challenge of quickly adapting to changing market requirements while implementing complex enterprise solutions like SAP (Systems, Applications, and Products in Data Processing). What is an SAP business process? A typical SAP business process consists of various steps aimed at achieving specific operational goals.

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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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Android’s new real-time app scanning aims to combat malicious sideloaded apps

TechCrunch

Android’s in-built security engine Google Play Protect has a new feature that conducts a real-time analysis of an Android app’s code and blocks it from installing the app if it’s considered potentially harmful. Google announced in October the new real-time app scanning feature built into Google Play Protect that the company says can help catch […] © 2023 TechCrunch.

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Low-code: An Accelerator for Digital Transformation

CIO

Digital transformation is expected to be the top strategic priority for businesses of all sizes and industries, yet organisations find the transformation journey challenging due to digital skill gap, tight budget, or technology resource shortages. Amidst these challenges, organisations turn to low-code to remain competitive and agile. Taking the programmer out of software development, low-code provides tools that enable people with minimal training and coding skills to create and adapt applicati

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Three reasons a liberal arts degree helped me succeed in tech

Martin Fowler

My colleague Sannie Lee has met many students who are looking into getting into technology, taking narrow professionally-oriented majors. Sannie, however, has found that a traditional liberal-arts degree has given her skills that are highly relevant to her work as a product manager.

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dbt Quicktip: Using deprecation_date to improve your model governance

Xebia

Introduction In a previous article, we discussed some of the new dbt features related to model governance, Data Mesh and multi-project deployments ( Data contracts and schema enforcement with dbt ). However, one specific parameter that can make a real impact in your multi-project communication was left out: deprecation_date. By using it in your project models, change management becomes easier and plans and timelines for long-term support and maintenance are known by all the consumers.

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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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Humane’s Ai Pin up close

TechCrunch

A few hours after this morning’s big unveil, Humane opened its doors to a handful of press. Located in a nondescript building in San Francisco’s SoMa neighborhood, the office is home to the startup’s hardware design teams. An office next door houses Humane’s product engineers, while the electrical engineering team operates out of a third […] © 2023 TechCrunch.

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Generative AI: now is the time to ‘learn by doing’

CIO

By Bryan Kirschner, Vice President, Strategy at DataStax Today, we’re all living in a world in which “humans with machines will replace humans without machines”—for the second time. The first time around, smartphone apps became ubiquitous and indispensable machines that just about everyone uses to get things done. This time, generative AI applications will become ubiquitous and indispensable machines that just about everyone uses to do things on their behalf.

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Nonprofit Executive Search Firm: Your Ally in Mission-Driven Hiring

N2Growth Blog

What is a Nonprofit Executive Search Firm? A nonprofit executive search firm is a specialized recruitment agency that finds and places top-level talent within nonprofit organizations. These firms understand the unique challenges and needs of the nonprofit sector and have extensive experience in identifying candidates who possess the specific skills and values required for success in mission-driven roles.

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Help Your Boss Stop Wasting Time with Bad Delegation

Let's Grow Leaders

Episode 237: Do you ever get frustrated that your manager wastes time with bad delegation? They ask for something to be redone over and over, never seeming to know what they want? Or they change their mind after you’ve already finished what you thought they asked for? In this episode, David gives you practical tools to help avoid these frustrating moments and build a far more effective, collaborative relationship with your leader.

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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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Meta and Amazon team up on new in-app shopping feature on Facebook & Instagram

TechCrunch

Meta may have abandoned its efforts around live shopping on Facebook and Instagram, but the social networking company still believes in its apps’ potential as a shopping platform. That leads to today’s news that the company is now working with Amazon to allow customers to link their Facebook and Instagram accounts to their Amazon account […] © 2023 TechCrunch.

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Why you must extend Zero Trust to public cloud workloads

CIO

Today, many organizations are embracing the power of the public cloud by shifting their workloads to them. A recent study shows that 98% of IT leaders 1 have adopted a public cloud infrastructure. Additionally, 58% of these organizations use between two and three public clouds, indicating a growing trend toward multi-cloud environments. It is estimated by the end of 2023, 31% of organizations expect to run 75% of their workloads 2 in the cloud. 1 The rapid migration to the public cloud comes wit

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Assessing to Ascend: The Value of Executive Leadership Team Assessments

N2Growth Blog

The Strategic Advantage of Executive Leadership Team Evaluations & Assessments Executive leadership team evaluations provide a critical strategic advantage for organizations. By assessing the effectiveness and alignment of executive leadership teams, these evaluations offer valuable insights into the dynamics and performance of top leadership groups.

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50 Shades of Vulnerabilities: Uncovering Flaws in Open-Source Vulnerability Disclosures

Aqua Security

Aqua Nautilus researchers evaluated the vulnerability disclosure process for tens of thousands of open-source projects and found flaws in the process. These flaws allowed harvesting the vulnerabilities before they were patched and announced. This could enable attackers to exploit security holes before the project's users are alerted.

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10 Rules for Managing Apache Kafka

Without proper guidance, it’s easy to miss out on Kafka’s full capabilities. While not the easiest technology to optimize, Kafka rewards those willing to explore its depths. Under the hood, it is an elegant system for stream processing, event sourcing, and data integration. Download this white paper to learn the 10 critical rules that will help you optimize your Kafka system and unlock its full potential.

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Valued at $1B, Kai-Fu Lee’s LLM startup unveils open source model

TechCrunch

Kai-Fu Lee, the computer scientist known in the West for his bestseller AI Superpowers and in China for his bets on artificial intelligence unicorns, has a new venture — and a great ambition. In late March, Lee launched a company called 01.AI with the vision to develop a homegrown large language model for the Chinese market. […] © 2023 TechCrunch.

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Employee engagement: 10 best practices for improving your culture

CIO

When employees disengage from work — often called quiet quitting — it starts a ripple effect that can damage everything from their career trajectory to your team, company, and the global economy. Gallup estimates that this phenomenon cost the economy $7.8 trillion in 2022. What is employee engagement? Employee engagement is the feeling of connection, commitment, and dedication that an employee has toward their work, teammates, workplace, and organization at large.

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Advancing the Agenda: Executive Leadership Team Coaching for Modern Businesses

N2Growth Blog

The Value of Executive Leadership Team Coaching in Today’s Business Landscape In today’s rapidly evolving business landscape, the value of executive leadership team coaching cannot be understated. Strong leadership has never been more crucial as organizations face an increasingly complex and volatile environment. Executive leadership team coaching provides a unique opportunity for top-level executives to enhance their skills, gain fresh perspectives, and navigate the challenges of le

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How Leaders Can Create a Purpose-Driven Culture

Harvard Business Review

Companies are increasingly emphasizing a corporate purpose beyond mere profitability. The success of this integration largely hinges on organizational culture. Leaders, spanning all tiers, need to genuinely exemplify and articulate the company’s values, as demonstrated by companies like Netflix and LUSH. It’s vital for employees to perceive their daily roles as contributing to this larger purpose, with firms like Atlassian and Cisco offering noteworthy models.

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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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AI robotics’ ‘GPT moment’ is near

TechCrunch

Building AI-powered robots that can learn how to interact with the physical world will enhance all forms of repetitive work © 2023 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use only.

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In transition: How Kyndryl’s CIO weaned the company off IBM’s systems

CIO

For Kyndryl CIO Michael Bradshaw, the clock started ticking in November 2021 when the former managed infrastructure services division of IBM was spun out as a separate entity and given two years to disentangle its IT systems from IBM’s. “We had a 24-month transition services agreement,” he says. With that deadline came a dilemma: “Do we just focus on transition, then start thinking about what transformation looks like,” he says, “or do we use this as an opportunity and compress the cycle to driv

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Building a Legacy: How Our Coaching and Consulting Solutions Foster Success

N2Growth Blog

Understanding the Role of Coaching and Consulting Services in Legacy Building Coaching and professional consulting solutions play a vital role in the process of building and sustaining a legacy. As a trusted advisor and expert in leadership development, I have witnessed first-hand how these services have transformed organizations into powerhouses of success.

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