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From Data Swamp to Data Lake

Perficient

For several years now I have heard people that wanted to slow the progress of companies becoming data-driven use the term “Data Swamp”, usually without much understanding of what a Data Swamp is. In this series of blogs, I will define what a Data Swamp really is and why it may not be a bad thing. More importantly, I will explain how straightforward it is to keep a data lake from becoming a Data Swamp or how to turn your Data Swamp into a data lake.

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Retrospectives Antipatterns

Martin Fowler

Retrospectives are a key element for effective software initiatives, as they allow a team to learn and improve. However, like any good practice, it's easy for teams to make mistakes that undermine their value. Aino Corry has many years facilitating retrospectives and has run into many common problems and how to solve them. Three of these skipping generating insights, getting lost in things you can't change, and being dominated by a loudmouth.

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Deploying a Sitecore instance on a “local” Kubernetes (k8s) setup

Perficient

Have you ever wondered about having a local Sitecore instance on a local deployment of k8s? I was curious and decided to dive headfirst into the unknown world of k8s virtualization on a local setup. In this blog series I will be sharing the details my journey, my findings the mistakes/successes, and the final state of my discovery. The Idea Having experience with developing/deploying Sitecore with Docker Containers, I was curious as to the possibility of doing the same using Kubernetes.

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Understanding the Infrastructure Automation Maturity Model

DevOps.com

Nearly every company wants to evolve its digital transformation and increase the pace of software delivery and operations. And infrastructure automation is a new means to achieve these ends. It supports the emerging discipline of platform engineering and can increase scalability and reactivity to unforeseen events, enabling software ecosystems to be more anti-fragile.

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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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Improve as a Leader by Managing Your Energy and Building Stamina

CEO Insider

Regular running is satisfying, but if you are the competitive type, even greater satisfaction lies in running faster and longer. Progress can be a wonderful motivator. If you want to improve as a runner, you can (and should) do supplemental training, which involves strength training, flexibility, and technique work. The simplest way to improve is […] The post Improve as a Leader by Managing Your Energy and Building Stamina appeared first on CEOWORLD magazine.

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Nigeria’s Curacel raises funding to power insurance offerings and expand into North Africa

TechCrunch

As many as 2.8% of Africans are insured , which is less than half the global average of 6.3%, making it the least insured continent in the world. Despite the abysmal number, there’s some good news. According to a McKinsey report, most African countries have experienced double-digit insurance growth in CAGR in local currency over the last five years, thus positioning the region as the second-fastest growing for insurance globally after Latin America.

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Modularizing React Applications: fixing Shotgun Surgery

Martin Fowler

Juntao Qiu completes his article on modularizing react applications by identifying that the last change smelled of Shotgun Surgery and taking the steps to fix it.

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How to Become a Cyber Security Specialist in 2023?

The Crazy Programmer

Are you planning to start a career in the field of cyber security ? If so, this article is what you need to read! An expert in cyber security serves the same purpose that a guard dog does in the physical world. Experts in cybersecurity are often employed by private companies and public institutions to safeguard the integrity of the latter’s computer networks and the confidentiality of sensitive data.

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5 hot IT budget investments — and 2 going cold

CIO

The economy may be looking uncertain, but technology continues to drive the business and CIOs are investing big in 2023. At the same time, they are defunding technologies that no longer contribute to business strategy or growth. It’s not a stretch to say that across the board, CIOs are continuing to invest in some form of AI. Upgrading cloud infrastructure is critical for deploying broad AI initiatives more quickly, so that’s a key area where investments are being made this year.

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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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This UK startup has come up with a unique way to verify small businesses on WhatsApp

TechCrunch

It would appear that OpenAI’s Chat GPT allying with Bing will not be the only threat to Google’s search business model in the future. With its release of WhatsApp Business app (WAB), Meta is effectively building a sort of rival search engine to Google to keep us all inside the app. While this may not trouble U.S. businesses too much — where iMessage retains the lion’s share of messaging habits — in Europe and large swathes of the “rest of the world” WhatsApp has sup

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Modularizing React Applications: adding a new feature

Martin Fowler

Juntao Qiu now demonstrates how the refactored structure helps him deal with adding a charitable donation to the order and how this change prompts some further refactorings.

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Technical Debt is a Major Threat to Innovation

DevOps.com

A survey published today suggested that technical debt is starting to take a heavier toll as IT environments continue to become more complex to manage. The survey of 4,000 IT leaders at organizations with 1,500 employees was conducted by Foundry, the market research arm of International Data Group (IDG) on behalf of Insight Enterprises, a […] The post Technical Debt is a Major Threat to Innovation appeared first on DevOps.com.

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Key Pillars to Future-Proofing Your Cloud Management Strategy

CIO

The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic led many organizations to further adopt public clouds, and geopolitical conflicts have demonstrated the importance and need for sovereign clouds. Today, many organizations are already embracing or are moving to multi-cloud environments, but this multi-cloud reality does not come without its challenges. As the nature of the cloud evolves, so does the strategy in which organizations must approach these challenges.

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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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You.com takes aim at Google and Microsoft with multimodal chat search

TechCrunch

You.com founder Richard Socher knows that his company has always been a David going after the Goliath in search, Google, and to a lesser extent Microsoft. He likes to point out that his company built search based on generative AI in December, several months before the other giant search players made their announcements. Today, the company is announcing it’s taking that head start and building on it with multimodal search.

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Optimizely CMS 12 – Unique upgrade challenges

Perficient

By now, a lot of us have already participated in one or more CMS 12 upgrade projects. The others are still evaluating whether they should do it now or wait some more. Regardless of when you do it, there will definitely be some unique upgrade challenges you will come across, as I and many others did with the projects we worked on. And most of these depend on the actual project and its previous implementations that need more than normal tweaking with upgrade, or sometimes a complete redo as the ex

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Five Great DevOps Job Opportunities

DevOps.com

DevOps.com is now providing a weekly DevOps jobs report through which opportunities for DevOps professionals will be highlighted as part of an effort to better serve our audience. Our goal in these challenging economic times is to make it easier for DevOps professionals to advance their careers. Of course, the pool of available DevOps talent is still […] The post Five Great DevOps Job Opportunities appeared first on DevOps.com.

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Unlocking the Power of AI with a Real-Time Data Strategy

CIO

By George Trujillo, Principal Data Strategist, DataStax Increased operational efficiencies at airports. Instant reactions to fraudulent activities at banks. Improved recommendations for online transactions. Better patient care at hospitals. Investments in artificial intelligence are helping businesses to reduce costs, better serve customers, and gain competitive advantage in rapidly evolving markets.

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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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Stelo Labs raises $6M in a16z-led round to help crypto wallet users protect themselves

TechCrunch

Stelo Labs , a web3 security company, raised $6 million in a seed round led by Andreessen Horowitz, the company exclusively told TechCrunch. The company was co-founded by Ben Scharfstein, CEO, and Aman Dhesi, CTO. Both have backgrounds in product management — Scharfstein worked at Google, and Dhesi held roles at Facebook, DoorDash and Square. Stelo Labs’ goal is to make web3 “safe and understandable for everyone,” Scharfstein said.

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Widen Your Idea Lens to Generate Worthwhile Ideas

CEO Insider

Groupthink is stealth. Beware. Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) combat groupthink, which is a mode of thinking that occurs when individuals of a highly cohesive, insular group or an in-group strive for consensus and might avoid or override alternate viewpoints, ideas, actions, or dissent. Also, an in-group might be unfamiliar with outside perspectives, unwilling or reluctant […] The post Widen Your Idea Lens to Generate Worthwhile Ideas appeared first on CEOWORLD magazine.

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Optimizing Cloud Costs for DevOps With AI-Assisted Kubernetes

DevOps.com

As indicated in my prior blog, Optimizing Cloud Costs for DevOps With AI-Assisted Orchestration, an AI-assisted Kubernetes orchestrator is needed to optimize cloud costs for DevOps, DevSecOps and SRE. This blog describes the landscape for cloud-native optimization approaches and a features requirement blueprint for an AI-assisted Kubernetes orchestrator.

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Konica Minolta’s cloud play is crucial for office comeback

CIO

Aside from commercial real estate dealers, office equipment vendors were among the hardest hit by the massive office evacuation following the pandemic. But the death of the office was much exaggerated, say some affected CIOs, who point to an increasing number of corporate mandates for employees to return to the office for at least three days per week as the telltale of better business ahead for them.

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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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Co-Creation Hub’s edtech accelerator puts $15M towards African startups

TechCrunch

Africa’s largest innovation hub Co-Creation Hub (CcHUB), is launching a $15 million accelerator program, dubbed The Edtech Fellowship Program, to back and support 72 startups across Nigeria and Kenya over the next three years, TechCrunch has learned. According to a statement shared by the firm, the accelerator program will support and amplify the impact of edtech startups across Africa, as well as support founders offering tech solutions that will address learning innovation in an educational se

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Perficient is a 2023 Best Places to Work Finalist in St. Louis Once Again

Perficient

An organization that is strong and engaged understands its employees, customers, and partners. That said, a strong organization also creates and fosters a culture where employees feel valued, heard, and appreciated for their contributions. Given this, we’re honored to be recognized once again for our commitment to cultivating an award-winning culture here at Perficient.

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Organizations Prioritizing Java Application Modernization

DevOps.com

A survey found that modernizing existing Java applications is a higher priority than other projects for 87% of respondents, with more than 80% of these applications expected to be re-engineered over the next five years. The survey polled 450 IT professionals working in organizations in the U.S. and United Kingdom that have more than 500 […] The post Organizations Prioritizing Java Application Modernization appeared first on DevOps.com.

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Straumann Group is transforming dentistry with data, AI

CIO

Straumann Group’s Sridhar Iyengar has a bold mission: To transform the nearly 70-year-old company’s data and technology organization into a data-as-a-service provider for the global manufacturer and supplier of dental implants, prosthetics, orthodontics, and digital dentistry — and to provide business stakeholders machine learning (ML) as a service as well.

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A Tale of Two Case Studies: Using LLMs in Production

Speaker: Tony Karrer, Ryan Barker, Grant Wiles, Zach Asman, & Mark Pace

Join our exclusive webinar with top industry visionaries, where we'll explore the latest innovations in Artificial Intelligence and the incredible potential of LLMs. We'll walk through two compelling case studies that showcase how AI is reimagining industries and revolutionizing the way we interact with technology. Some takeaways include: How to test and evaluate results 📊 Why confidence scoring matters 🔐 How to assess cost and quality 🤖 Cross-platform cost vs. quality tr

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How to think about your competitor slide for your pitch deck

TechCrunch

“We don’t have competitors,” some founders say. Or they might downplay how big a threat their competition is, assuming that talking about competition at all will ruin the magic spell they’re trying to cast over investors. But talking about competition won’t ruin the magic you’re trying to cast. After all, nobody thinks that you’re starting a company in a vacuum.

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Dynamic vs. Static Consumer Membership in Apache Kafka

Confluent

There are two main consumer group memberships in Apache Kafka®. Here’s how static and dynamic consumer groups work, how they affect rebalancing, and which to choose for your application.

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Fiberplane Adds Wasm Plug-in Framework for DevOps Notebook

DevOps.com

Fiberplane today announced it is extending the reach of a real-time collaboration notebook designed for DevOps teams by making available tools for building plug-ins based on the WebAssembly (Wasm) framework. Micha Hernandez van Leuffen, Fiberplane CEO, said these plug-ins, dubbed providers, will make it much simpler for anyone to connect the Fiberplane notebook to other […] The post Fiberplane Adds Wasm Plug-in Framework for DevOps Notebook appeared first on DevOps.com.

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