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Solving the top 3 IT challenges of anywhere work

CIO

The workforce is no longer bound to the traditional workplace, requiring you to transform your organization’s ways of working. Here’s how the right Managed Services provider can help ensure successful IT transformation and allow your workforce to perform at their best. Securing endpoints for remote workers The majority of remote workers tend to use their own personal devices to do their work, either on their own initiative or through a Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) policy.

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Building a Cohesive Design System: A Project Narrative

Xebia

In the fast-paced world of design and development, the importance of a robust and cohesive design system cannot be overstated. However, it is often overlooked and built-in fragmented spare time, leading to a Frankenstein Design System that introduces more complexities than solutions. Defining the Design System The first step in our journey was to redefine the concept of a design system.

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My successful transition from project manager to Scrum master

Agile Alliance

A project manager's transformation into a Scrum master, detailing the challenges, mindset shifts, and growth experienced during the transition to embrace Agile methodologies. The post My successful transition from project manager to Scrum master first appeared on Agile Alliance.

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Uncovering the seams in Mainframes for Incremental Modernisation

Martin Fowler

Mainframe systems continue to run much of the world's computing workload, but it's often difficult to add new features to support growing business needs. Furthermore the architectural challenges that make them slow to enhance also make them hard to replace. To reduce the risk involved, we use an incremental approach to legacy displacement, gradually replacing legacy capabilities with implementations in modern technology.

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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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Witnessing a Revolution in Cybersecurity with AI

Palo Alto Networks

{{interview_audio_title}} 00:00 00:00 Volume Slider 10s 10s 10s 10s Seek Slider “AI’s Impact in Cybersecurity” is a blog series based on interviews with a variety of experts at Palo Alto Networks and Unit 42, with roles in AI research, product management, consulting, engineering and more. Our objective is to present different viewpoints and predictions on how artificial intelligence is impacting the current threat landscape, how Palo Alto Networks protects itself and its customers, as well as im

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It Doesn’t Have to Be Perfect — It Just Has to Be Done

Tandem

The title above is my personal axiom for helping me stay focused on what’s important. Whether the task is work-centric or hobby-related, I repeat this to myself when I’m getting a little too in the weeds — losing sight of what I’m trying to accomplish due to some detail that’s grabbed my attention. You might’ve heard this expressed as, “Perfect is the enemy of Good Enough,” but my favorite version comes from the 1997 movie Wag the Dog.

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Is Your Company’s Data Ready for Generative AI?

Harvard Business Review

While CDOs and data leaders are excited about generative AI, they have much work to do to get ready for it. A recent survey of 334 CDOs and data leaders — and a series of interviews with these executives — reveals that companies have not yet created new data strategies or begun to manage their data in the ways necessary to make generative AI work for them.

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Think you can ignore quantum computing? Think again.

CIO

“It’s been known since the 1990s that a large-scale quantum computer will be able to break many of the crypto systems we rely on for security,” says Dustin Moody, leader of Post Quantum Cryptography (PQC) at the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) in Maryland. In 1994, American mathematician Peter Shor developed quantum algorithms to factor integers and solve the discrete logarithm problem.

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Agile Alliance Call for Nominations for the Board of Directors

Agile Alliance

Agile Alliance is pleased to announce our Call for Nominations for Agile Alliance Board of Directors term of 2025-2027. The post Agile Alliance Call for Nominations for the Board of Directors first appeared on Agile Alliance.

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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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Uncovering Seams in a Mainframe's external interfaces

Martin Fowler

Alessio Ferri and Tom Coggrave start detailing the seams they explored with two areas of external interfaces. Batch input of files are copied to new implementations while comparing the output of the processing pipelines. API access points can be covered with a proxy and traffic gradually directed to the new implementation.

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Strategies to Lead Your Company Forward to the Future of Work

Let's Grow Leaders

Episode 250: In this episode, you’ll hear David catching up with Dan Michelson, the author of “Holy Shift: Moving Your Company Forward to the Future of Work.” They tackle how critical trust is among leaders and the pivotal mindset shift needed to adeptly maneuver through the evolving work environment. Dan highlights the key elements like fostering community, opening doors for growth, cementing solid connections, and enriching employee experiences.

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Rocket Mortgage lays foundation for generative AI success

CIO

To succeed in the mortgage industry, efficiency and accuracy are paramount. So too is keeping your options open. That’s why Rocket Mortgage has been a vigorous implementor of machine learning and AI technologies — and why CIO Brian Woodring emphasizes a “human in the loop” AI strategy that will not be pinned down to any one generative AI model. The Detroit-headquartered retail mortgage lender has been deploying machine learning and AI for more than a decade and is among the few pioneers that hav

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Reflections on the Digital Cleanup Gathering 2024

Agile Alliance

The Agile Sustainability Initiative's Digital Cleanup Gathering on March 15, 2024, focused on reducing digital clutter, featuring expert insights and practical tips to encourage digital hygiene and sustainability. The post Reflections on the Digital Cleanup Gathering 2024 first appeared on Agile Alliance.

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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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Farewell, John Kordyback

Martin Fowler

John Kordyback, a treasured colleague and friend, died last week, aged 64.

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Introducing pydargs

Xebia

In this blog post I introduce pydargs as a helpful tool in configuration management for python projects. The Evolution of Configuration in a Machine Learning Project In my career as a data scientist I have seen many projects start as a simple proof-of-concept scripts or notebooks, be consolidated into minimum-viable-products and eventually grow out to large codebases as they were improved and expanded.

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Meet digital transformation experts making waves with Value Stream Management

CIO

We’ve all heard the saying about the journey of a thousand miles starting with a single step. For enterprise leaders, what’s key is making that first step, and every step thereafter, the best one possible. When you’re guiding a large enterprise on a complex, long-term digital transformation journey, it can be very difficult to know which near-term steps will get you most rapidly to your desired destination.

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Agile Alliance New Zealand: Who we are and where we’re going

Agile Alliance

Agile Alliance New Zealand is a volunteer-led society founded in 2016 to foster Agility across industries and support local Agile communities in adapting to evolving practices. The post Agile Alliance New Zealand: Who we are and where we’re going first appeared on Agile Alliance.

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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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Joining LinkedIn

Martin Fowler

As the enmuskification of Twitter continues, I’ve increasingly heard that more people are using LinkedIn to keep up with new professional material. So, a couple of weeks ago, I set up my LinkedIn account , so people can follow me on that platform. I’ve always avoided LinkedIn - I’ve found the whole vibe of connections rather off-putting. I get too much spam from people wanting to connect as it is.

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6 Strategic Concepts That Set High-Performing Companies Apart

Harvard Business Review

Strategic concepts come in and out of fashion as the needs and dynamics of the marketplace change. Research and analysis of today’s landscape identifies six key strategic concepts that set outperforming companies apart: Borrow someone’s road, partner with a third party, reveal your strategy, be good, let the competition go, and adopt small scale attacks.

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Women IT leaders take center stage

CIO

Judy Balaban has seen firsthand how stepping into the professional spotlight, even on a small stage, pays dividends. Early in her career as a program management specialist at AT&T, Balaban became an active member with the Project Management Institute’s New Jersey chapter, which put her front and center at plenty of events. She considered her commitments to PMI as a way to give back to her professional community.

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Agile Alliance Launches Young Professionals Committee

Agile Alliance

Join Agile Alliance ion a journey of growth, learning, and innovation by participating in the virtual launch of the Young Professionals Committee on Wednesday, April 17, 2024. The post Agile Alliance Launches Young Professionals Committee first appeared on Agile Alliance.

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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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Frequently Asked Questions About CVE-2024-3094, A Backdoor in XZ Utils

Tenable

Frequently asked questions about CVE-2024-3094, a supply-chain attack responsible for a backdoor in XZ Utils, a widely used library found in multiple Linux distributions. Background The Tenable Security Response Team has put together this blog to answer Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) regarding CVE-2024-3094, a backdoor in XZ Utils, a widely used compression library found in multiple Linux distributions.

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Is Backstage the Right Internal Developer Portal for You?

DevOps.com

There has never been a better time to be a software developer. There is a language and framework to solve virtually any challenges we encounter. New tools, architectural patterns and methodologies like DevOps and Agile have changed how we work, architect our applications and organize ourselves.

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Customer science: A new CIO imperative

CIO

It may be far-fetched to imagine a future where IT professionals morph into customer scientists, but next-gen IT needs to be on a path toward more rigorous and systematic customer analysis to craft cause-and-effect theories of customer behavior. Every organization claims to be customer-focused, some going so far as to insist they are customer-obsessed.

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Demystifying Multimodal LLMs

Dataiku

Picture this : You’re scrolling through your favorite social media platform, and you come across a stunning image of a picturesque landscape. Intrigued, you type in a question about the location, expecting a response from a fellow user. But instead, a machine seamlessly identifies the scene and its location, provides a detailed description, and even suggests nearby attractions.

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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 Gamification Can Boost Employee Engagement

Harvard Business Review

Employee disengagement is a persistent problem, and attempts to inject excitement often fall flat. However, gamification — using elements of games to motivate — has serious potential when thoughtfully executed. This article explores the psychology behind gamification, successful examples, and how to leverage probabilistic rewards (like lotteries tied to performance) to increase employee motivation.

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How to Navigate Unclear Expectations and Fuzzy Norms at Work

Let's Grow Leaders

If it feels like you never received your company-issued secret decoder ring, you’re likely dealing with unclear expectations. Often, people have unspoken values or expectations, and there isn’t one “right” way to do things. Maybe your manager never clarified an important process. Or the team hasn’t agreed on norms, so you’ve found yourself in a conflict cocktail of vague and unclear expectations and strong points of view.

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Women in tech increasingly dissatisfied, job search rates surge

CIO

A troubling trend within the tech industry is coming into sharp focus: women are significantly more likely to be actively seeking new employment than their male counterparts. A new study from the tech job search platform Dice reveals that 38% of women in tech are currently engaged in a job search, compared to 30% of men. The primary drivers of this dissatisfaction are a persistent pay gap and workplace culture issues that often leave women feeling marginalized.

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