Sat.Sep 09, 2023 - Fri.Sep 15, 2023

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5 Applications of Blockchain Technology in Programming

The Crazy Programmer

Stuart Haber? Scott Stornetta? Ring any bells? How about Stefan Konst? Not really? Well, then you probably know Satoshi Nakamoto, and by ‘know,’ I mean heard of, because, of course, he/she/it’s faceless. But blockchain technology, whose re-emergence from the cold pings back to his 2008 white paper, is no stranger in the room. Over a decade since the white paper, blockchain technology has found fame (and infamy) through cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum.

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Tips for Increasing Developer Velocity in the AI Age

DevOps.com

AI has been a boon for automatic code generation, but the code doesn't matter if you can't deploy it into production efficiently.

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Cloud security demands a Leader

Lacework

Cybersecurity is not for the faint of heart, especially for regulated industries, including finance. There’s too much on the line. Even the smallest error can permanently break trust with customers. And in these situations, security solutions must solve problems, not create new ones. Yet, sadly, many teams find their tools working against them when they need them most.

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If you’d bought Apple shares instead of iPhones, you’d now have $147,000

TechCrunch

What would happen if, instead of buying the newest iPhone every time Apple launches one, you bought that same amount of Apple stock? There is a tweet floating around saying that if you had bought Apple shares instead of an iPhone every time they came out, you’d have hundreds of millions of dollars.

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Provide Real Value in Your Applications with Data and Analytics

The complexity of financial data, the need for real-time insight, and the demand for user-friendly visualizations can seem daunting when it comes to analytics - but there is an easier way. With Logi Symphony, we aim to turn these challenges into opportunities. Our platform empowers you to seamlessly integrate advanced data analytics, generative AI, data visualization, and pixel-perfect reporting into your applications, transforming raw data into actionable insights.

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Transforming the leadership trajectory for women in tech

CIO

Women leaders are switching jobs at rates far higher than their male counterparts as they demand more from their employers and show they’re willing to go elsewhere to get it. That trend is substantiated by recent research from McKinsey. Given this reality – and the business world’s drive to create more diverse and inclusive leadership teams – the pressure is now on companies to hold on to the few women leaders they already have.

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One Dancing XP Guy Found a Fix to Dark Agile

Agile Alliance

Tired of dark/flaccid/zombie/corporate Agile, endless meetings, and only lip service to autonomy, one guy and his team found a way to put the self-organization back into Agile and the host organization. The post One Dancing XP Guy Found a Fix to Dark Agile first appeared on Agile Alliance.

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Bluesky officially hits 1 million users

TechCrunch

One of the buzziest post-Twitter apps hit a big milestone on Tuesday. Rose Wang, who works on strategy and operations for Bluesky, shared a screenshot of the moment on X, formerly Twitter.

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Building digital fluency in the C-suite and beyond

CIO

When it comes to fostering digital literacy in the C-suite, Michael Seals literally wrote the book. At his company, anyway. In tandem with his job as chief digital officer and senior vice president of strategy at Hussman, Seals got a Ph.D. in business administration and wrote his dissertation on digital acuity and intelligence in “incumbent companies.

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Enhancing the employee experience

Xebia

Lessons Learned From Over 100 Implementations As we have seen in the previous blogs of this series, from over 100 Freshworks implementations, there are four universal goals: Improved operational control Lower customer contact costs Improve customer experience Enhance the employee experience In the previous blogs, we’ve discussed the first three objectives.

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SaaS Evolution: The Critical Role of Embedded Finance

Speaker: Ian Hillis, SVP of Growth at Payrix and Worldpay for Platforms

Join us for an exclusive webinar hosted by Ian Hillis, SVP of Growth at Payrix and Worldpay for Platforms, where he’ll explore the significant impact of embedded finance on the software industry! This session is designed to provide you with the strategic insights needed to navigate the future of SaaS successfully, all while gaining a deeper understanding of how these trends can enhance your competitive edge, boost revenue, and deepen customer loyalty.

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Clear Talk, Less Squawk: How to Leverage Clear Communication for More Useful Conflict

Let's Grow Leaders

Clear communication gets you past “magical thinking” to create a shared understanding of success. Think about any significant conflict you’ve been a part of. We’ll bet that somewhere along the line, clear communication was compromised, and “magical thinking” crept in. It happens all the time. You assume they should know what’s expected because __ fill in the blank here (e.g. after all, they’re a grown-up, have a certification, have been doing this

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Apple to release software update for iPhone 12 to solve radiation concerns

TechCrunch

As expected, Apple is going to address France’s radiation watchdog’s (ANFR) concerns with a software update for the iPhone 12. Earlier this week, the French agency released a public statement announcing that the iPhone 12 breaches radiation levels.

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What is a data engineer? An analytics role in high demand

CIO

What is a data engineer? Data engineers design, build, and optimize systems for data collection, storage, access, and analytics at scale. They create data pipelines that convert raw data into formats usable by data scientists, data-centric applications, and other data consumers. Their primary responsibility is to make data available, accessible, and secure to stakeholders.

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The GitHub Actions Worm: Compromising GitHub Repositories Through the Actions Dependency Tree

Prisma Clud

Learn how a novel attack vector in GitHub Actions allows attackers to distribute malware across repositories using a technique that exploits the actions dependency tree and puts countless open-source projects and internal repositories at risk. Get an in-depth look at the attack vectors, technical details and a real-world demo in this blog post highlighting our latest research.

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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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What Makes a Great Corporate Purpose Statement

Harvard Business Review

Having a well-crafted purpose statement really matters. Not only does it represent the organization’s aspirations, it also sends signals to employees about what the company stands for. It is the vital first step on the road to actually embedding and activating an authentic purpose. Yet leaders often struggle to articulate an appropriate and inspiring purpose statement due to a lack of guidance concerning the focus, scope, and form of expression they should aim for.

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Coinbase says not discontinuing services in India, but disables sign-ups

TechCrunch

Coinbase said Monday that it disabled new user sign-up on its exchange product in India in June of this year but remains committed to the country, where its operations have remained in limbo for over a year, issuing a rebuttal to media reports, including that in TechCrunch, that reported otherwise citing customer emails. The U.S.

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Salesforce to hire 3,300 staffers as it eyes generative AI opportunity

CIO

After laying off 8,000 staffers in January, Salesforce is now planning to hire at least 3,300 employees. The plan includes rehiring some of the former employees. Salesforce is looking at a large recruitment drive as it plans to invest in new areas such as generative AI and push some of its popular products, such as the Data Cloud, CEO Marc Benioff, and chief operating officer Brian Millham told Bloomberg in an interview.

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Tenable and Cyversity Partner on CISSP Exam Prep Program

Tenable

Tenable is now accepting applicants for its training scholarship dedicated to supporting cybersecurity professionals from diverse backgrounds in their preparation for the CISSP exam Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) is a priority at Tenable. We strive to be a career destination in which individuals from all backgrounds are welcomed and empowered, treated with fairness and respect, presented with opportunities to make a difference and provided with resources to enable them to grow.

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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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5 Ways to Actually Move Forward on That Task You’ve Been Avoiding

Harvard Business Review

It’s human nature to procrastinate — but it can be devastating for your future goals if you continually procrastinate on projects that are important but not urgent. In this article, the author offers five strategies to overcome procrastination on ambiguous but essential tasks: 1) Get clear on the vision. 2) Identify concrete steps. 3) Take (small) action. 4) Create forcing functions. 5) Limit competing distractions.

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Apple adds support for India’s GPS alternative NavIC to iPhone 15 Pro

TechCrunch

Apple has extended support for NavIC to some of the new iPhone 15 models, seemingly complying with New Delhi’s push to adopt India’s home-grown alternative to the GPS navigation system. On the tech specs page of the iPhone 15 Pro and the iPhone 15 Pro Max, Apple says that the new models support NavIC.

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Artificial Intelligence in Cybersecurity: Good or Evil?

CIO

As I reflect on the biggest technology innovations during my career―the Internet, smartphones, social media―a new breakthrough deserves a spot on that list. Generative AI has taken the world seemingly by storm, impacting everything from software development, to marketing, to conversations with my kids at the dinner table. At the recent Six Five Summit , I had the pleasure of talking with Pat Moorhead about the impact of Generative AI on enterprise cybersecurity.

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2023 Unit 42 Attack Surface Threat Report Highlights the Need for ASM

Palo Alto Networks

Palo Alto Networks Unit 42 illuminates some of the riskiest security observations around attack surface management (ASM) with the 2023 Unit 42 Attack Surface Threat Report. The report contrasts the dynamic nature of cloud environments with the speed at which threat actors are exploiting new vulnerabilities. It found that cybercriminals are exploiting new vulnerabilities within hours of public disclosure.

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Deliver Mission Critical Insights in Real Time with Data & Analytics

In the fast-moving manufacturing sector, delivering mission-critical data insights to empower your end users or customers can be a challenge. Traditional BI tools can be cumbersome and difficult to integrate - but it doesn't have to be this way. Logi Symphony offers a powerful and user-friendly solution, allowing you to seamlessly embed self-service analytics, generative AI, data visualization, and pixel-perfect reporting directly into your applications.

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Is Organizational Hierarchy Getting in the Way of Innovation?

Harvard Business Review

Technological advances and increasingly sophisticated ways of gathering and analyzing data are changing both the kinds of products and services companies can offer and are increasing competitive pressures. To meet the moment, this article argues that organizations may need to change the way they operate to innovate. Specifically, the authors suggest that companies should consider a version of RenDanHeYi.

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Microsoft open sources EvoDiff, a novel protein-generating AI

TechCrunch

Proteins, the natural molecules that carry out key cellular functions within the body, are the building blocks of all diseases. Characterizing proteins can reveal the mechanisms of a disease, including ways to slow it or potentially reverse it, while creating proteins can lead to entirely new classes of drugs and therapeutics.

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7 dark secrets of generative AI

CIO

The stock prices are soaring. Everyone is still amazed by the way the generative AI algorithms can whip off some amazing artwork in any style and then turn on a dime to write long essays with great grammar. Every CIO and CEO has a slide or three in their deck ready to discuss how generative AI is going to transform their business. The technology is still in its infancy but the capabilities are already undeniable.

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Help Your Team Shift from Busy to Productive

Let's Grow Leaders

What do you do to help your team shift from busy to productive? Is your team doing what you asked, but they’re focused on counting the metrics, and how busy they are as opposed to the quality metrics of how well they’re accomplishing those tasks? In this episode, we look at three busy day examples and what was preventing each team from being productive, even though they were busy.

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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.