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Using Generative AI to Drive Corporate Impact

TechEmpower CTO

Generative AI is revolutionizing how corporations operate by enhancing efficiency and innovation across various functions. Focusing on generative AI applications in a select few corporate functions can contribute to a significant portion of the technology's overall impact. Key Functions with High Impact Generative AI is revolutionizing sales by enabling dynamic pricing and personalized customer interactions, boosting conversion rates and customer satisfaction.

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5 Reasons Collaborative Data Science Isn’t Enough

Dataiku

Collaborative data science has been a hot topic for many years. At Dataiku , we’ve been talking about it since our founding in 2013 (in fact, it was the impetus behind the creation of the Dataiku platform at the time). And right off the bat, let’s make one thing clear: It’s not that collaborative data science isn’t important — it’s a critical piece of the puzzle.

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3 Ways Humility Can Undermine Your Leadership

Harvard Business Review

Humble leadership is characterized by a willingness to admit a mistake or when you don’t know something, a tendency to share credit for successes, and an appreciation for others’ contributions. This leadership style is built on self-awareness, respect for others, and a focus on collective over individual success. But being overly humble can potentially diminish your perceived authority in three ways: 1) You may be perceived as indecisive; 2) You may hinder your career advancement; and 3) You may

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Navigating the Network: The Quest for Innocence in a World of Complexity

Arista

Welcome to the digital age, where the marvels of self-driving cars and sophisticated AI like ChatGPT grace our everyday lives. Yet, amidst these advancements, a battleground often goes unnoticed, hidden within the layers of our network infrastructures. It's a world where network teams are the unsung heroes, tirelessly working behind the scenes to keep our digital lifelines seamless and uninterrupted.

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How Embedded Analytics Helps Product Managers Exceed Their KPIs

Embedded analytics can help you deliver cutting-edge analytics experiences to your end-users that align with KPIs that are critical to the growth and success of your business. Read this eBook to learn how an embedded analytics platform, like Qrvey, can help PMs exceed the following KPIs: Growing revenue while improving customer retention rate Delivering rapid time to value Earning a high net-promoter score Increasing Gross Margin / Profitability Conversion rate from trial to paid Don’t just meet

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Women in Cybersecurity: Rocking Code Ahead of Their Time

Security Innovation

March 1st kicks off Women's History Month in the U.S., which was launched in 1987 as a celebration of women’s contributions to history, culture, and society. To celebrate, we're highlighting women who were pioneers in the field of cybersecurity. Their contributions in the areas of coding, analysis, pattern matching, and computing laid the foundation for today's cyber defenses.

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What if we rotate pairs every day?

Martin Fowler

When pair programming, it's important to rotate the pairs frequently, but many organizations that do pair programming are reluctant to do that. Gabriel Robaina and Kieran Murphy ask the question: “What if we rotate pairs every day?” and worked with three teams through an exercise of daily pair rotation. They developed a lightweight methodology to help teams reflect on the benefits and challenges of pairing and how to solve them.

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Stop Right There! 5 Phrases that Crush Collaboration and Tank Teamwork

Let's Grow Leaders

If you want better collaboration, eliminate these phrases from your team communication. You didn’t mean to tick them off, but here you are. Your words backfiring like a faulty engine, and now a cloud of awkwardness fills the room. You know collaboration matters and you want to be a team player. So what went wrong? 5 Phrases to Avoid if You Want Better Collaboration on Your Team Let’s talk about some of the most common phrases that sabotage collaboration, why they’re so annoying

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Do I really need another tool?

Xebia

What is an Internal Developer Platform? Internal Developer Platforms (IDPs) have been the ongoing trend for the past couple of years, and for good reasons. It is a transformative trend in software development, streamlining and optimising the development process. For readers trying to grasp the concept of IDPs, imagine a scenario where a developer needs a specific set of tools and resources.

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Building the future of construction

CIO

The construction industry in many countries around the world is facing a labor shortage crisis. The workforce is aging, fewer young people are entering the field, and those who are working have to take on longer hours to meet the demand. The issue particularly acute in Japan, where strict overtime regulations started in 2024. For construction to continue at the pace needed, something has to change.

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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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Patterns of Legacy Displacement: Event Interception

Martin Fowler

When we gradually replace a legacy system, we have plenty of cases where the legacy system and its replacement need to interact. Since these legacy systems are often difficult, and costly, to change, we need a mechanism that can integrate elements of the replacement while minimizing the impact to the legacy system. Ian Cartwright, Rob Horn, and James Lewis explain how we can use Event Interception on state-changing events, allowing us to forward them to the replacement.

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The Strategic Advantage of Implementing a Junior Advisory Board in Your Organization

N2Growth Blog

In today’s dynamic and ever-changing business landscape, fostering a culture of innovation within an organization is imperative. One transformative strategy gaining popularity among leading companies is establishing a junior advisory board, also known as a shadow board. Benefits of a Junior Advisory Board The significance of a junior advisory board lies in its ability to provide fresh perspectives and bridge generational divides.

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Streamlining Scala Development with Nix and Scala-cli

Xebia

Commencing the journey into Functional Programming in Scala has become notably simplified with the integration of Nix and Scala-cli-toolkit. This blog post is crafted to provide guidance and most of the commands that facilitate an easy transition from zero to proficient with Scala. Introduction to Nix and Scala-cli Nix Package Manager Nix has emerged as a versatile package manager (it has been 20 years in the making) renowned for its innovative approach to dependency management and reproducible

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Why your best IT managers quit

CIO

It’s one of those sayings that sticks around: People quit managers, not jobs. But, for all its staying power, is it actually accurate? When it comes to why your best IT managers quit, the answer is yes, no, and maybe. Yes, top managers — like all high performers — are less likely to tolerate working for a bad boss; because they typically are more driven (which is why they’re valuable employees), they’re more willing to seek a better gig.

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Monetizing Analytics Features

Think your customers will pay more for data visualizations in your application? Five years ago, they may have. But today, dashboards and visualizations have become table stakes. Turning analytics into a source of revenue means integrating advanced features in unique, hard-to-steal ways. Download this white paper to discover which features will differentiate your application and maximize the ROI of your analytics.

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When You Have to Make a Strategic Decision Without Much Data

Harvard Business Review

One big challenge that leaders have when figuring out how or where their companies can grow is that a dearth of data about future problems and opportunities. In these situations, there are three techniques that leaders can employ to develop insights: look at customers and startups for signs of change, experience new technologies rather than just read about them, and practice “associative thinking,” which means connect two seemingly disparate concepts to develop a novel idea.

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Unlocking Innovation: AWS and Anthropic push the boundaries of generative AI together

AWS Machine Learning - AI

Amazon Bedrock is the best place to build and scale generative AI applications with large language models (LLM) and other foundation models (FMs). It enables customers to leverage a variety of high-performing FMs, such as the Claude family of models by Anthropic, to build custom generative AI applications. Looking back to 2021, when Anthropic first started building on AWS, no one could have envisioned how transformative the Claude family of models would be.

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How To Properly Cut Your Cybersecurity Budget

Ooda Loop

Cybersecurity is one of those areas where cost cutting must be done with forethought. Cut the wrong things and it can lead to catastrophic results including government fines, criminal penalties and loss of customer confidence. Cut the right things and key risks can still be mitigated and they can be mitigated more efficiently.

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Industry clouds give CIOs on-ramp to gen AI

CIO

Greg Beltzer has been beta testing key generative AI technologies for the past six months and is eager to capitalize on them when released this spring. As head of technology for the US division of RBC Wealth Management, Beltzer says one feature in particular, Prompt Builder, will enable more than 2,100 advisors in RBC US’s private client group to “request and retrieve the most compelling data on topics of interest to clients.

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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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Put Marketing at the Core of Your Growth Strategy

Harvard Business Review

Companies that make the decision to put marketing at the core of their growth strategy outperform the competition, according to McKinsey research. Specifically, both B2C and B2B companies who view branding and advertising as a top two growth strategy are twice as likely to see revenue growth of 5% or more than those that don’t (67% to 33%). Yet their research also showed that few CEOs recognize the potential for marketing as a growth accelerator.

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Battery Ventures Sees AI’s Massive Impact On Tech, And It’s Here Already

Crunchbase News

Editor’s note: This article is part of an ongoing series in which Crunchbase News interviews active investors in artificial intelligence. Read previous interviews with General Catalyst , Bessemer Venture Partners , Accel , Insight Partners , Index Ventures , Sequoia Capital , Section 32 , M12 and Sapphire Ventures as well as highlights from these stories from 2023.

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By 2026, Online Content Generated by Non-humans Will Vastly Outnumber Human Generated Content

Ooda Loop

As an OODAcon 2023 panelists notes: We are fast approaching a “tipping point” – when non-human generated content will vastly outnumber the amount of human generated content. A general quantitative validation has also been floating around: “90% of Online Content will be AI-generated by 2026”. We took the time to validate this quant and flesh out one of the sub-themes from the OODA Almanac 2024 - – The Anti-content Movement: “In the deluge of content generated by AI, the human element becomes a c

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How CIOs use AI to elevate CX services

CIO

IT industry researchers believe the biggest impact of gen AI this year will be in customer experience (CX), with organizations using vast amounts of data to communicate with consumers and resolve problems faster. Technology specialist Salesforce reports that more than two-thirds of service professionals believe gen AI will help them serve their customers better, while Forrester expects it to give CX teams a huge boost through 2024.

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“Build vs Buy Analytics?” The Question ALL SaaS Leaders Need to Answer in 2024

As a SaaS leader, you know that the more metrics, insights, and analytics you add to your products, the more engagement you’ll have – and the stickier your product will become with customers. At what point do you decide to keep building your analytics in-house or invest in an embedded analytics solution? Read our Build vs. Buy Analytics guide to learn: Top 4 benefits of embedded analytics A quick cost comparison of in-house analytics development vs embedded analytics 10 considerations to help yo

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How to Succeed When You’re Not the Boss’s Favorite

Harvard Business Review

Staying positive and motivated is tough when your boss has a clear favorite. When you feel like you’re not favored, you may hesitate to proactively communicate with your boss, worrying that you might be a bother and worsen your relationship or that your attempts will be futile. However, a passive approach will result in missed opportunities for growth, clarification, and relationship-building.

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Achieving New Heights in Healthcare Marketing With Salesforce Marketing Cloud Personalization

Perficient

In December 2022, the Department of Health and Human Services released a bulletin announcing additional compliance requirements for healthcare marketers when it comes to third-party trackers. The guidance lays forth expectations for how healthcare organizations collect data on activities that take place on their website and mobile apps. So, what’s the problem?

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Implementation Plan 2.0 Faces a Crucial Test

Ooda Loop

According to recent reporting, the Office of the National Cyber Director (ONCD) intends to issue an update to the national cybersecurity strategy implementation plan in the coming months.

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Salesforce bids to become copilot building platform of choice

CIO

The potential for generative AI copilots to transform businesses has created a lucrative opportunity for vendors vying to become the go-to platform for building AI assistants. On Wednesday, Salesforce unleashed its latest offering in the race for the prize with Einstein 1 Studio, a new set of low-code/no-code AI tools for accelerating the development of gen AI applications.

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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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When New Hires Get Paid More, Top Performers Resign First

Harvard Business Review

To attract new talent, employers often offer new hires higher wages than existing employees. But today, a combination of regulatory changes and technological advances have dramatically increased pay transparency in many sectors, making employees increasingly aware of these pay disparities. How do existing employees (and especially top performers) react to these higher-paid new hires?

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Startups Are Still Buying Fewer Startups

Crunchbase News

For venture-backed startups, it’s historically rather common to wind up selling to another startup. Lately, however, the pace of these deals has been slowing down. In all of 2023, just over 650 funded startups globally were acquired by other funded startups, per Crunchbase data, the lowest total in three years. This year, meanwhile, is off to a similarly slow start, as charted below: Smaller deals Disclosed deal sizes have also been skewing smaller.

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Cybersecurity Snapshot: Cyber Pros Say How AI Is Changing Their Work, While the FBI Reports Ransomware Hit Critical Infrastructure Hard in 2023

Tenable

More than 40% of ransomware attacks last year impacted critical infrastructure. Plus, a survey shows how artificial intelligence is impacting cybersecurity jobs. Meanwhile, MITRE updated a database about insider threats. And why you need a custom compensation strategy to recruit cyber pros. And much more! Dive into six things that are top of mind for the week ending March 8. 1 - FBI: Critical infrastructure walloped by ransomware attacks in 2023 The number of U.S. ransomware incidents grew 18% i