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Will AI kill jobs? History says otherwise

CIO

In April 1860, the Pony Express launched its operation to much fanfare. Using a series of riders on horses to relay messages from Missouri to California, it became an instant icon of the Wild West. The service lasted all of eighteen months. The Pony Express couldn’t compete with the transcontinental telegraph, completed in 1861, which delivered messages in a fraction of the time.

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Lessons from Beyoncé on Navigating Exclusion

Harvard Business Review

In 2016, Beyoncé’s performance at the CMA Awards sparked backlash from fans complaining about everything from her attire to her lack of connection to the genre. This year, she released her first country album, which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. Her actions over the past eight years have been a case study in how to navigate workplace exclusion.

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From Spreadsheet Chaos to Data Strategy Triumph with Perficient

Perficient

Uncovering the Challenge: Relying on Spreadsheets for Portfolio Analysis A leading wealth and asset management firm recently sought our financial services expertise for a critical challenge. Relying on complex spreadsheets for portfolio analysis, the firm faced operational hurdles due to immense computing demands. The Perficient Approach: Transforming Operations through Strategic Consulting Our team embraced the challenge, conducting a meticulous two-week analysis to uncover the root issue: a cu

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OpenAI ramps up enterprise support with a focus on security, control, and cost

InfoWorld

OpenAI, known for its large language model ChatGPT, is making a strong push for the enterprise market. In what could intensify competition among enterprise AI players , the company announced a slew of new features designed to give businesses more control, enhance security, and offer cost-effective options when integrating OpenAI’s AI technologies in their operations.

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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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Best and Worst Ways Companies Handled Crises in 2023

thoughtLEADERS, LLC

Here’s a rundown of the businesses that flourished (and failed) in 2023 and how companies should plan to face crises in 2024. Today’s guest post is b y Thomas Mustac, Publicist — Otter PR The way a company handles a crisis can be a defining moment for the organization, either endearing them to their market or destroying the company altogether.

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4 Common Challenges to Having a Grand Vision and Simple Solutions to Success

CEO Insider

Discipline. Sacrifice. Intelligence. Grit. Work ethic. Creativity. Luck. These are the attributes that most people associate with success. And they’re all important. But a person can display all these traits and still not reach the highest levels of achievement. That’s because this list omits the most important ingredient: a grand vision—an idea of a beautiful […] The post 4 Common Challenges to Having a Grand Vision and Simple Solutions to Success appeared first on CEOWORLD magazine.

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Equal Opportunities: Moving Beyond Buzzwords to Real Impact in 2024

N2Growth Blog

Understanding the True Meaning of Equal Opportunities Before truly embracing equal opportunities, we must acknowledge that it goes beyond treating everyone the same way. The term is often thrown around to depict all-encompassing fairness, and yet, many fail to understand its rich and intricate layers. Equal opportunities do not simply involve providing individuals with the same resources or treating everyone identically.

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Wi-Fi 7: The Future of High Speed Wireless Networking is Here

Arista

Enterprises are under pressure to meet and exceed the challenges of rapidly increasing bandwidth requirements, including AR/VR (augmented reality/virtual reality) applications, streaming multimedia, IoT proliferation, video applications and high density deployments.

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What LinkedIn learned leveraging LLMs for its billion users

CIO

With more than 1 billion users globally, LinkedIn is continuously bumping against the limits of what is technically feasible in the enterprise today. Few companies operate at the scale that LinkedIn does or have access to similar troves of data. For the business- and employment-focused social media platform, connecting qualified candidates with potential employers to help fill job openings is core business.

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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

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Lead Through Change: How to Guide Your Team to Success

Let's Grow Leaders

Strategies For Leading Through Change with Confidence “Hey Karin, I need some help leading through change. My team LOVES doing things the WAY THEY’VE ALWAYS DONE THEM. And I’m trying to get them to embrace some new technology. To do things just a little bit differently. But they are comfortable where they are. What should I do? #AskingforaFriend Embracing Curiosity as a Catalyst for Change Your Curiosity Powerful Phrases are a great start here.

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Tricentis Taps Generative AI to Automate Application Testing

DevOps.com

Tricentis this week added a generative artificial intelligence (AI) capability, dubbed Tricentis Copilot, to its application testing automation platform to reduce the amount of code that DevOps teams need to manually create.

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The Philosophers’ Code: Enhancing Cybersecurity Strategy with Timeless Wisdom

Ooda Loop

The teachings of ancient philosophers can provide actionable insights in the rapidly evolving field of cybersecurity. It might seem surprising at first, but the wisdom of history's great thinkers offers perspectives that are profoundly relevant to today's digital security challenges.

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Oracle adds AI capabilities to its Fusion Cloud CX

CIO

Oracle is adding more AI capabilities to its Fusion Cloud CX that provides software for sales, marketing, and service teams across an enterprise, the company announced on Thursday. The new capabilities, based on the company’s OCI Generative AI service , include generative AI -assisted answer generation, assisted scheduling for field service, opportunity quality scoring, and seller engagement recommendations.

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Embedding BI: Architectural Considerations and Technical Requirements

While data platforms, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and programming platforms have evolved to leverage big data and streaming data, the front-end user experience has not kept up. Holding onto old BI technology while everything else moves forward is holding back organizations. Traditional Business Intelligence (BI) aren’t built for modern data platforms and don’t work on modern architectures.

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From Confusion to Clarity: Addressing Unclear Expectations

Let's Grow Leaders

Episode 254: In this episode, host David Dye delves into the pervasive challenge of addressing unclear expectations in the workplace. David unpacks how such ambiguity can be the root of workplace conflict and offers precise language to help you articulate concerns and seek mutual understanding. For instance, in situations like deciding if turning on the camera during virtual meetings is necessary, phrases like “It appears we have different perspectives on this” can pave the way for o

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Rising Tide Rents and Robber Baron Rents

O'Reilly Media - Ideas

Why is it that Google, a company once known for its distinctive “Do no evil” guideline, is now facing the same charges of “surveillance capitalism” as Facebook, a company that never made such claims? Why is it now subject to the same kind of antitrust complaints faced by Microsoft, once the “evil empire” of the previous generation of computing? Why is it that Amazon, which has positioned itself as “the most customer-centric company on the planet,” now lards its search results with advertisements

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The UN Security Council Has a Role in International Cybersecurity

Ooda Loop

In early April 2024, the United Nations’ (UN) Security Council held a meeting on the “Evolving Cyber Threat Landscape and Its Implications for the Maintenance of International Peace and Security.

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IBM doubles down on hybrid cloud with $6.4B HashiCorp acquisition

CIO

In a move that significantly bolsters its position in the cloud services market, IBM has announced it is acquiring HashiCorp , a multicloud infrastructure automation company, for $6.4 billion. HashiCorp is known for its Terraform product, an infrastructure automation tool, which is considered an industry standard for infrastructure provisioning in hybrid and multicloud environments.

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Get Better Network Graphs & Save Analysts Time

Many organizations today are unlocking the power of their data by using graph databases to feed downstream analytics, enahance visualizations, and more. Yet, when different graph nodes represent the same entity, graphs get messy. Watch this essential video with Senzing CEO Jeff Jonas on how adding entity resolution to a graph database condenses network graphs to improve analytics and save your analysts time.

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Made in Tandem Honored as Gold Stevie Award Winner in 2024 American Business Awards

Tandem

Made in Tandem was named the Gold Stevie® Award winner in the Professional Services category in The 22nd Annual American Business Awards® today. The award recognizes Made in Tandem’s work to modernize San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E)’s legacy Emergency Notification System (ENS). Used to notify customers when power lines will be shut off due to wildfire-prone conditions, the ENS had been in place for 10+ years and needed an overhaul.

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5 Thoughts on SUGCON Europe 2024 in Dublin, Ireland

Perficient

SUGCON (Sitecore User Group Conference) Europe 2024 was the second SUGCON I’ve attended, with the first just being six months ago in Minneapolis. There are few things that remind me how much I love my job more than being surrounded by the Sitecore Community. I’ve developed real friendships with folks from literally every corner of the world and it’s only once or twice a year we get the whole “Sitecore Family” together.

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Findings from the DEFCON31 AI Village Inaugural Generative AI Red Team Challenge

Ooda Loop

As we head into the 2024 RSAC through the Defcon/BlackHat Conference jag, we look at the final report from the first-of-its-kind Generative AI Red Team Challenge, held last year in the AI Village at Defcon31. Find an overview of the event report here.

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CIOs eager to scale AI despite difficulty demonstrating ROI, survey finds

CIO

CIOs rank AI as a top priority alongside cybersecurity for IT departments. However, barriers such as adoption speed and security concerns hinder rapid AI integration, according to a new survey. There is a promising surge in the use of AI technologies across various industries. Of the 750 CIOs around the world surveyed by Lenovo, 81% said they are already leveraging third-party AI Tools or deploying a mix of third-party and proprietary AI.

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10 Rules for Managing Apache Kafka

Without proper guidance, it’s easy to miss out on Kafka’s full capabilities. While not the easiest technology to optimize, Kafka rewards those willing to explore its depths. Under the hood, it is an elegant system for stream processing, event sourcing, and data integration. Download this white paper to learn the 10 critical rules that will help you optimize your Kafka system and unlock its full potential.

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Presidential Leadership

CEO Insider

Being president of the United States is the most prestigious and the most challenging job in the world. We’ve now had 46 commanders-in-chief over the last 235 years and America’s leading historians have concluded that fewer than ten have done a stellar job in leading the country. For the esteemed few who succeeded in guiding […] The post Presidential Leadership appeared first on CEOWORLD magazine.

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Improve LLM performance with human and AI feedback on Amazon SageMaker for Amazon Engineering

AWS Machine Learning - AI

The Amazon EU Design and Construction (Amazon D&C) team is the engineering team designing and constructing Amazon warehouses. The team navigates a large volume of documents and locates the right information to make sure the warehouse design meets the highest standards. In the post A generative AI-powered solution on Amazon SageMaker to help Amazon EU Design and Construction , we presented a question answering bot solution using a Retrieval Augmented Generation (RAG) pipeline with a fine-tune

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Nagomi Security Emerges From Stealth With $30 Million in Funding

Ooda Loop

Nagomi Security has emerged from stealth mode, previously known as Vena Security, with a platform aimed at helping customers maximize the effectiveness of their existing cybersecurity tools.

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Microsoft and Cognizant team up to boost enterprise Copilot adoption

CIO

Microsoft is opening another route for extending the reach of its Copilot offerings in the enterprise through an expanded partnership with global professional services company Cognizant. As part of the deal, Cognizant has acquired 25,000 Microsoft 365 Copilot seats, and 500 each of Sales Copilot and Services Copilot, for use by its associates across the globe.

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Streamlining Database Compliance with CI/CD Integration

IT leaders know the importance of compliance at every level, but the database often gets left behind as other environments are automated for robust protection. This whitepaper emphasizes the importance of robust, auditable, and secure database change management practices for safeguarding organizational compliance. Learn how automating database compliance: Mitigates risk Protects against security vulnerabilities Helps avoid regulatory penalties Aligns database workflows with app lifecycle Turns d

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Top 6 Tips and Tricks to be an Efficient and Impactful Facilitator in a Learning Experience

Experience to Lead

The art of facilitation requires a delicate balance between expertise and approachability. An effective facilitator not only guides learners through educational content but also creates an engaging environment that connects theory with practical application. This balance is essential for fostering transformative experiences that drive meaningful organizational growth.

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The Myths and Realities of Being a Product Manager

Harvard Business Review

Product management has become an aspirational career. A group of popular social media influencers regularly offers advice on what it takes to attain a job and succeed in this field. But their content tends to glamorize the profession, gloss over the day-to-day-realities, and dispense wisdom that isn’t always on point.

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Google Patches Critical Chrome Vulnerability

Ooda Loop

Google has released Chrome 124, addressing four vulnerabilities, including a critical security flaw identified as CVE-2024-4058, involving a type confusion bug in the ANGLE graphics layer engine. This critical vulnerability could potentially allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or escape sandboxes with limited user interaction.