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3 areas where gen AI improves productivity — until its limits are exceeded

CIO

Even though generative AI is a relatively new technology, it’s now difficult to imagine a world without it, given the impact it’s making, and the business value it can create. According to a research report IDC released in November, based on a survey of over 2,100 business leaders and decision makers with responsibility for AI transformation, 71% of companies already using AI are seeing returns on their AI investments within 14 months, averaging $3.50 for every $1 spent.

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The Benefits of Qualitative Metrics

Martin Fowler

Abi Noda and Tim Cochran continue their discussion on using qualitative metrics to assess the productivity of development teams. In this installment they classify qualitative metrics into attitudinal and behavioral metrics. We also see that qualitative metrics allow you to measure things that are otherwise unmeasurable, provide missing visibility, and supply necessary context for quantitative data.

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Roadmap to a Holistic AI Strategy: The Dataiku-Snowflake Partnership

Dataiku

Attendees to Thomas Scholz ’s talk during the Frankfurt Roadshow of the Dataiku 2023 Everyday AI Conferences were promised a product demo worth potentially millions in ROI. Scholz, Director of Sales Engineering at Snowflake, led a compelling conversation alongside Sofiane Fessi , Regional Vice President of Sales Engineering at Dataiku, taking a closer look at the critical role of Generative AI in the business landscape, how the synergistic relationship between Dataiku and Snowflake systems forms

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5 Unique Challenges for AI in Cybersecurity

Palo Alto Networks

AI tends to be understood as one coherent field of study and application where similar solutions apply for all the use cases. The reality is that applying AI in real-world environments with high precision requires specialization in the specific field of study, and each use case has unique challenges. Applied AI in cybersecurity has many unique challenges, and we will take a look into a few of them that we are considering the most important.

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Top 5 Challenges in Designing a Data Warehouse for Multi-Tenant Analytics

Multi-tenant architecture allows software vendors to realize tremendous efficiencies by maintaining a single application stack instead of separate database instances while meeting data privacy needs. When you use a data warehouse to power your multi-tenant analytics, the proper approach is vital. Multi-tenant analytics is NOT the primary use case with traditional data warehouses, causing data security challenges.

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How To Secure All of Your Assets - IT, OT and IoT - With an Exposure Management Platform: The Importance of Contextual Prioritization

Tenable

Discover how contextual prioritization of exposure is revolutionizing OT/IoT security, enabling organizations to shift from reactive to proactive breach prevention. Connectivity of physical assets— such as heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems in data centers and office buildings, and cameras on the manufacturing floor – has created an expanding cyberattack surface.

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Infinidat Recognizes End-User Customers for Pioneering Enterprise Storage Deployments and a Next-Generation Storage Service

Infinidat

Infinidat Recognizes End-User Customers for Pioneering Enterprise Storage Deployments and a Next-Generation Storage Service Adriana Andronescu Thu, 03/14/2024 - 06:30 Infinidat enjoys an exceptional roster of enterprise clients worldwide. The enthusiasm these clients exhibit for our InfiniBox®, InfiniBox™ SSA II, and InfiniGuard® solutions is unparalleled, propelling them to achieve greater innovation and performance than their competitors.

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12 Best Tech Podcasts for Technology Leaders to Tune into in 2024

Daffodil Software

Technology has become an integral part of our daily lives, and staying on top of the ever-evolving tech landscape can be quite a challenge. The constant influx of global developments in the tech world can make it feel nearly impossible to keep up with the latest news. That's where tech podcasts come in—they serve as crucial tools in navigating the swiftly changing technological environment.

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CIOs take aim at SaaS sprawl

CIO

Years into strategies centered on adopting cloud point solutions, CIOs increasingly find themselves facing a bill past due: rationalizing, managing, and integrating an ever-expanding lineup of SaaS offerings — many of which they themselves didn’t bring into the organization’s cloud estate. Salesforce, Workday, Atlassian, Oracle, Microsoft, GitHub, and ServiceNow are but a few of the many vendors whose cloud applications make up the new tech backbone for most enterprises today, in conjunction wit

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Measuring Developer Productivity via Humans

Martin Fowler

Measuring developer productivity is a difficult challenge. Conventional metrics focused on development cycle time and throughput are limited, and there aren't obvious answers for where else to turn. Qualitative metrics offer a powerful way to measure and understand developer productivity using data derived from developers themselves. Abi Noda and Tim Cochran begin their discussion by explaining what a qualitative metric is and why we shouldn't reject them for being subjective or unreliable.

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7 Pitfalls for Apache Cassandra in Production

Apache Cassandra is an open-source distributed database that boasts an architecture that delivers high scalability, near 100% availability, and powerful read-and-write performance required for many data-heavy use cases. However, many developers and administrators who are new to this NoSQL database often encounter several challenges that can impact its performance.

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Top 3 challenges in Agile transformations

Agile Alliance

Successfully adopting Agile requires overcoming obstacles like inadequate leadership support, lack of Agile coaches, and neglect of process improvement. The post Top 3 challenges in Agile transformations first appeared on Agile Alliance.

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The Cost Paradox Of The Cloud

Xebia

Against all odds, some organizations are migrating back from the Cloud to their on-premises servers, as the Cloud turns out to be too expensive for them. We notice some of our clients migrate back too. This is unexpected because, theoretically, operating your landscape in the cloud ought to be cheaper. Unexpected Cost Developments Cost is an important factor when migrating to the cloud.

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Has the CIO title run its course?

CIO

There’s a lot in a name, and as Tim Wenhold sees it, the time has come to revamp the CIO title so it reflects how integral technology is to business. “We technologists have disrupted and augmented so many industries, yet that [title] has stayed … we’re really talking about digital leaders now,’’ says Wenhold, chief operating officer and chief innovation officer at Power Home Remodeling, a $1 billion exterior home remodeler.

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Code samples for the opening chapter of Refactoring

Martin Fowler

From time to time people ask me for a copy of the code I used in the opening chapter of Refactoring , so they can follow along themselves. I had Reasons for not providing this code, specifically laziness. Fortunately Emily Bache is more dedicated, and she has set up a github repository - the Theatrical Players Refactoring Kata - with the code, and enough tests to make it reasonable to do the refactoring.

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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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Looking at the Agile20XX program selection process

Agile Alliance

Board Chair Brian Button shares insights into the organization and selection process for Agile Alliance's conferences, highlighting the collaboration between the Board and Program Team. The post Looking at the Agile20XX program selection process first appeared on Agile Alliance.

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Harnessing Imagination to Drive Innovation

Harvard Business Review

The decay of rules-based trade means that companies can no longer find growth as easily by expanding to new locations, or expanding demand through low-cost single point sourcing. In this context, companies seeking growth must develop innovative offerings to expand demand. These offerings are, essentially, products of imagination — conceiving of and realizing new possibilities — a challenge that companies struggle with.

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The early returns on gen AI for software development

CIO

Generative AI is already having an impact on multiple areas of IT, most notably in software development. Early use cases include code generation and documentation, test case generation and test automation, as well as code optimization and refactoring, among others. Still, gen AI for software development is in the nascent stages, so technology leaders and software teams can expect to encounter bumps in the road.

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 A Chip Alliance is Proposed (Chip Four Alliance Plus The Netherlands) as ASML Explores Foreign Expansion and New Market Rival Canon, Inc.

Ooda Loop

Europe's most valuable technology company, ASML Holdings, is responsible for the manufacturing of semiconductor machinery. The chip-machinery maker is a shocking stovepipe in the future of the IT supply chain, ranking with the world's dependence on Taiwanese chip maker TSMC as a troubling risk variable - two potential points of failure (with no redundancies in place for the West to replicate the production capacity of ASMLor TSMC) - the implications of which are high impact.

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How To Package & Price Embedded Analytics

Just by embedding analytics, app owners can charge 24% more for their product. How much value could you add? This framework from Software Pricing Partners explains how application enhancements can extend your product offerings. You’ll learn: How to take a disciplined approach to pricing The three elements of the Packaging Decision Framework Ways to structure your new embedded analytics offering Download the White Paper to learn about How To Package & Price Embedded Analytics.

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Better Stakeholder Management: How to Turn Stress into Success

Let's Grow Leaders

Use these communication techniques to keep even the most difficult stakeholders on your side Stakeholder management is an art most of us learn the hard way. This article gives you some practical tips for better influence and less stress. Sound familiar? You glance at your phone, and your heart does a mini samba. It’s Last Minute Linda. The clock’s ticking down to your big presentation, and Linda decides now is the perfect time for her “Eureka” moment.

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The Benefits of Innovation That Isn’t Disruptive

Harvard Business Review

Disruption is not the only path to innovation and growth. Creation without disruption or nondisruptive creation is about creating a new market outside or beyond existing industry boundaries, and has its own organizational and business advantages. In this article, the authors outline four advantages to opting for this nondisruptive route: 1) It allows you to avoid direct confrontations with established incumbents. 2) It is an effective way to respond to full-on disruption. 3) It makes it easier t

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7 ways an MBA will advance your IT career — and 5 ways it won’t

CIO

Does it make sense for an IT leader to seek an MBA? Ben King, head of mobile app development firm Aviato Consulting, is convinced that it can provide a major career boost. He credits his decision to earn an MBA with transforming his career. While an individual contributor at Google, King spent several years working toward an MBA. Shortly after achieving his goal, he was promoted to a managerial role at the tech giant, just days before resigning to start his own business.

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Microsoft’s March 2024 Patch Tuesday Addresses 59 CVEs (CVE-2024-21407)

Tenable

2 Critical 57 Important 0 Moderate 0 Low Microsoft addresses 59 CVEs in its March 2024 Patch Tuesday release with no zero-day or publicly disclosed vulnerabilities. Microsoft patched 59 CVEs in its March 2024 Patch Tuesday release, with 2 rated critical and 57 rated as important. This month’s update includes patches for: NET Azure Data Studio Azure SDK Microsoft Authenticator Microsoft Azure Kubernetes Service Microsoft Dynamics Microsoft Edge for Android Microsoft Exchange Server Microsoft Grap

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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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More Funding Goes To Startups Fighting Disinformation 

Crunchbase News

Going online to find accurate information these days can seem like a futile effort. From inaccuracy-laden AI-generated verbiage to deliberate deepfakes and disinformation, conducting research isn’t what it used to be. Even keeping up with the news now usually entails wading through reams of misleading or outright false content. We’re fed up. And increasingly, our frustrations are inspiring startup investors to back businesses aimed at weeding out misinformation.

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Don’t Underestimate the Power of Small Breaks During a Busy Workday

Harvard Business Review

Many people operate from the belief that there’s too much to do and they can’t afford to pause during their workday. But taking effective breaks is essential to preventing burnout. In this article, the author outlines eight strategies to try to build more breaks into your day.

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Pentagon’s first chief AI officer leaves after two years

CIO

The first leader of the fledgling Chief Digital and Artificial Intelligence Office [CDAO] in the US Department of Defense is leaving his post, but the Pentagon already has a successor lined up. Chief Digital and Artificial Intelligence Officer Craig Martell, the first head of the CDAO, was hired by the Pentagon in April 2022, just after the new office unofficially launched in January.

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Check Your Email

The Daily WTF

Branon 's boss, Steve, came storming into his cube. From the look of panic on his face, it was clear that this was a full hair-on-fire emergency. "Did we change anything this weekend?" "No," Branon said. "We never deploy on a weekend." "Well, something must have changed?!" After a few rounds of this, Steve's panic wore off and he explained a bit more clearly.

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How to Migrate From DataStax Enterprise to Instaclustr Managed Apache Cassandra

If you’re considering migrating from DataStax Enterprise (DSE) to open source Apache Cassandra®, our comprehensive guide is tailored for architects, engineers, and IT directors. Whether you’re motivated by cost savings, avoiding vendor lock-in, or embracing the vibrant open-source community, Apache Cassandra offers robust value. Transition seamlessly to Instaclustr Managed Cassandra with our expert insights, ensuring zero downtime during migration.

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The Rise Of The Solopreneur 

Crunchbase News

By Sailesh Ramakrishnan We’re officially in the era of the solopreneur, marking the next evolution of early-stage businesses. These solopreneurs are a one-person show, operating and managing a business independently, handling all aspects from product development to marketing to sales. And, solopreneurship is skyrocketing globally, thanks to tech advancements that make running a business smoother and more cost-effective.

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How Organizations Can Encourage Productive Allyship

Harvard Business Review

Many leaders want to be allies for underrepresented groups, but fear their attempts will be awkward or offensive. New research suggests these fears are often unfounded, with acts of allyship generally being appreciated more than anticipated. Organizations can help by educating potential allies on how their efforts are received and by creating a culture where open communication and support are encouraged.

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Modernizing your resume for executive IT leadership

CIO

For IT leaders seeking a new position, condensing an extensive and storied employment history into a short, readable resume can be daunting. But by embracing modernized approaches to resume presentation, and eliminating outdated and redundant content from your CV, a streamlined resume that stands out can be readily achieved. To give an example of this in practice, we paired a CIO with an eye on continuing their executive leadership career at a new company with Stephen Van Vreede, president, exec