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5 ways tech leaders can increase their business acumen

InfoWorld

Developers, engineers, data scientists, and other technologists generally understand the value of earning technical certifications, experimenting with new technologies, and strengthening collaboration skills. However, developing business acumen is just as critical for those seeking more responsibilities and opportunities to work on strategic initiatives.

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Transforming IT culture for business success

CIO

Back in the day, IT culture was all about the perks. Would-be employees were drawn in by modern, open spaces punctuated by game tables and fully stocked kitchens along with an array of services that might include on-site gyms, coffee bars, even chef-inspired cafeteria fare. The evolving role of IT, coupled with new pandemic-era work models, has sifted the culture conversation away from in-office trappings.

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Not a Blackbelt in Attack Path Analysis? Tenable ExposureAI Helps You Achieve Proactive Security

Tenable

With attacks becoming more sophisticated, security teams must spend more time analyzing different entry points into the organization, as well as numerous tactics, techniques and procedures. Find out how Tenable ExposureAI helps you overcome these challenges and enhances your efficiency and productivity for stronger proactive security. In today's ever-evolving threat landscape, organizations must go beyond reactive security measures and proactively fortify their defenses.

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Onboarding bottleneck: final installment

Martin Fowler

Tim and Prem finish their article on effective onboarding. They discuss the value of pair programming, setting up personal environments, and removing friction from the process.

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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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Fine-Tuning Azure for High Traffic: Techniques, Challenges, and Solutions

QBurst

Any discussion on cloud portability must necessarily include an analysis of its challenges. More so, if the cloud-portable solution under consideration is a high-ingress one, which was our case. This post picks up from my previous article on cloud portability and provides you an in-depth view of the implementation, plus the challenges and solutions we […] The post Fine-Tuning Azure for High Traffic: Techniques, Challenges, and Solutions appeared first on QBurst Blog.

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GenAI: A Dual-edged Sword for Cybersecurity

Dell EMC

GenAI applications introduce new security challenges while promising enhanced threat response and operational efficiency.

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Most cloud-based genAI performance stinks

InfoWorld

I’ve been asked if generative AI systems are always slow. Of course, I reply, “Slow, as compared to what?” The response I always get is funny. “Slower than we thought it would be.” And the circle continues. Performance is often an afterthought with generative AI development and deployment. Most deploying generative AI systems on the cloud, and even not the cloud, have yet to learn what the performance of their generative AI systems should be, take no steps to determine performance, and end up co

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Generative AI is earning good grades in education

CIO

As Nelson Mandela opined, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Teachers and access to education play a crucial role in our future. Teachers educate the next generation by sharing knowledge, fostering critical thinking skills, managing parents, and developing children. At the same time, teachers face an increasingly difficult professional challenge, often feeling overworked and under-supported, spurring the threat of widespread teacher shortages.

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How AI Will Reshape Agile Development: Takeaways from a Recent Briefing

Agile Alliance

Dive into the fusion of AI and Agile methodologies and their impact on project management and software development. Uncover expert insights and future trends in this rapidly evolving tech landscape. The post How AI Will Reshape Agile Development: Takeaways from a Recent Briefing first appeared on Agile Alliance.

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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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Streamlining Project Management: Insights from our Round Table Event

Xebia

We recently hosted a dynamic round table event focused on streamlining processes for enhanced project efficiency, in Pulitzer Amsterdam. We enjoyed great food at a beautiful location, with some amazing people. This gathering brought together representatives from various leading companies such as Nike, Philips and Heineken. All participating companies share a common goal: to tackle the complexities of project management in today’s fast-paced business environment.

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Onboarding bottleneck: more steps for good onboarding

Martin Fowler

Tim and Premanand continue outlining the steps for an effective onboarding process.

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Oracle plans to expand its cloud region across the Middle East

CIO

Oracle’s annual flagship event, CloudWorld Tour returned to the UAE for the second consecutive year to share the company’s latest AI innovations to power UAE’s Digital Economy and its plans across the region. The company that just turned 35 years old in the UAE will continue to invest in local infrastructure to bring cloud capabilities that will help the UAE Government entities and private sector.

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Meet new Agile Alliance Board Chair Brian Button

Agile Alliance

Meet Brian Button, 2024 Chair of the Agile Alliance Board of Directors, as he shares his journey in development and Agile, outlines his goals for the Alliance. The post Meet new Agile Alliance Board Chair Brian Button first appeared on Agile Alliance.

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How to Easily Navigate Crypto Accounting in the Web3 Era

Speaker: Aaron Jacob, VP of Accounting Solutions & Reagan Cook, GTM Lead

Are you struggling to navigate the complexities and challenges that come with crypto accounting? 🤔 This new webinar will cover everything businesses need to know to get started with crypto accounting after incorporating crypto into their business models! Industry experts Aaron Jacob and Reagan Cook of TaxBit will thoroughly explore the prevalent operational hurdles encountered by accounting teams when interacting with crypto on the books, and detail how software solutions can effectively

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Effectively Balancing CEO Duties and Project Management – A Practical Guide

CEO Insider

As the CEO of a company, successfully juggling the diverse responsibilities of executive leadership and project management can seem like a daunting task. This guide is designed to provide insights and strategies to help you strike a productive balance. In the upcoming sections, we will explore: The challenges of managing both roles In Which Scenario […] The post Effectively Balancing CEO Duties and Project Management – A Practical Guide appeared first on CEOWORLD magazine.

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How Do I Figure Out My Blind Spot and Hidden Motivations? #AskingForaFriend

Let's Grow Leaders

Practical Advice to Deal with a Blind Spot and Make it Work For You How do you become aware of a blind spot in your leadership? After all, that’s the point of a blind spot, right? In today’s #AskingForaFriend, I bring you an interview with Mike Maddock , serial entrepreneur, and best-selling author of several books including Plan D. He talks about why you should care about your blind spot and understand your “ghosts” and practical ways to get other perspectives.

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Trust: The foundation for successful digital transformation

CIO

In today’s dynamic, digitally evolving business landscape, establishing a strong foundation of trust within an organization is more vital than ever. In this article, we look at why trust is so critical in an enterprise and offer some key approaches for establishing a solid foundation of trust. Trust is critical and difficult to maintain In an enterprise, trust can be fragile.

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Has Business Transformation Become Obsolete?

Harvard Business Review

In today’s world, business transformation has morphed from a one-time special project to a never-ending series of transformations — the majority of which will fail. With a future full of changes, challenges, and surprises, leaders need a new approach. Forward-thinking organizations are focusing on regeneration — developing a long-term vision and a series of unified actions to more harmoniously link business operations and performance and create lasting value.

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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 Did It Take To Raise A Series A Round In 2023?

Crunchbase News

By Healy Jones The VC bubble has subsided and last year marked one of the most difficult on record to raise a Series A funding round. As interest rates climbed and global uncertainty became pervasive, the growth-at-all-cost mindset evaporated and investors pivoted rapidly to favoring startups with strong revenue, capital efficiency and strong gross margins.

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Campfire is now for sale

David Heinemeier Hansson

After a couple of weeks of final Patek-level polishing with early-access customers, Campfire is finally for sale for all ! This is The Moment of Truth where we get to see whether all that excitement turns into credit card swipes. That release rush. I love it. And I especially love this release, because we’re trying to validate an entirely new-old way of selling software.

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Women IT leaders on their climb to the top

CIO

For women who aspire to leadership roles in IT, the climb to the top can be particularly arduous — and lonely. Just 28% of IT leadership roles are filled by women, according to DDI’s 2023 Global Leadership Forecast , and many women end up leaving IT careers due to workplace culture, pay equity, microaggressions, and a lack of forward growth and promotion, among other uphill challenges.

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A Simple Question to Help Your Team Define Success

Harvard Business Review

Despite its critical importance, most executive teams are not in agreement around the foundational question: What does success look like in X years? The challenge lies in developing a clear collective understanding of what winning as a team looks like and then aligning efforts, resources, and strategies toward these common goals. In this article, the authors offer guidance on how to prepare for and lead a success-defining discussion with your team.

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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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It turns out people spend free money on rent

The Hustle

Bring up the idea of giving people money for nothing, and it’s difficult for some to shake the idea that they work hard while others spend government cheese on caviar bumps. But increasingly, pilot programs across the US and elsewhere have found that recipients — even without limitations — will spend their funds on housing and basic needs. First, some vocab Universal basic income (UBI) gives every citizen the same stipend, regardless of employment or income status.

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Biotechnology in Warfare and Battle – and the Human Body as a Warfighting Domain

Ooda Loop

RAND researchers in a recently released report explore biology as the platform on which future wars will be fought. Plagues, Cyborgs, and Supersoldiers: The Human Domain of War "examines a future in which biotechnology is used by both state and nonstate actors.future actors may use pathogens, brain-computer interfaces (BCIs), genomic enhancements, and wearable technology to supplement and strengthen warfighters.

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SAP offers big discount to lure on-prem S/4HANA customers to Rise

CIO

SAP is offering on-premises S/4HANA users a credit of 60% of their first year’s fees if they migrate to its all-in-one cloud-based offering, Rise with SAP. The credit, to be spent on other SAP services, should be enough to offset around half of the overall cost of a typical migration, according to Jan Gilg, the company’s chief product officer for cloud ERP.

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How to Tell If a Prospective Workplace Is Toxic

Harvard Business Review

You may be excited to move forward to your next career opportunity, particularly if you’re trying to leave an unhealthy work environment. But as you interview with prospective employers, don’t ignore the signs of toxicity that may be right in front of you. Identifying toxicity in an organization you don’t currently work for can prove to be tricky. If you’re trying to leave a toxic workplace but don’t do your due diligence on future employers, you could end up back in another miserable environmen

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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