Sat.May 11, 2024 - Fri.May 17, 2024

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Private cloud makes its comeback, thanks to AI

CIO

Private cloud providers may be among the key beneficiaries of today’s generative AI gold rush as, once seemingly passé in favor of public cloud, CIOs are giving private clouds — either on-premises or hosted by a partner — a second look. At the center of this shift is increasing acknowledgement that to support AI workloads and to contain costs, enterprises long-term will land on a hybrid mix of public and private cloud.

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Data Fetching Patterns in Single-Page Applications

Martin Fowler

Juntao Qiu is a thoughtful front-end developer experienced with the React programming environment. He's contributed a couple of useful articles to this site, describing helpful patterns for front-end programming. In this article he describes patterns for how single-page applications fetch data. This first installment describes how asynchronous queries can be wrapped in a handler to provide information about the state of the query.

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Three Reasons DevOps Should Consider Rocky Linux 9.4

DevOps.com

The new version of Rocky Linux includes security improvements, better cloud images, and the latest developer tools. All those features should interest any DevOps pro.

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Mastering software quality with Agile collaboration

Agile Alliance

How the Swiss Post team successfully overcame quality assurance challenges in software development by adopting Agile practices, emphasizing teamwork, and maintaining clear roles and responsibilities. The post Mastering software quality with Agile collaboration first appeared on Agile Alliance.

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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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Use Active Listening to Help a Colleague Make a Hard Decision

Harvard Business Review

Imagine a colleague is faced with a high-stakes decision. They’re likely stressed, conflicted, and overwhelmed. In these situations, many of us default to the role of problem-solver. We try to support our colleague by providing our opinion or offering a solution. But to effectively support decision makers in your organization, you need to step back from your own ego and just listen.

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How Venture Capital (Ab)Uses Revenue Multiples

Crunchbase News

The deeper you get into venture capital, or equity investment generally, the more familiar you will become with the concept of “multiples” as a tool for quickly analyzing company value. However, there is a divergence of views about the role multiples play in venture capital investment decisions. A generational divide opened up over the past decade, with a younger cohort of investors using multiples more aggressively.

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Have you ever been involved in a company acquisition (either being bought or buying another company)?

thoughtLEADERS, LLC

Our reader poll today asks: Have you ever been involved in a company acquisition (either being bought or buying another company)? Yes, and it went great 12.25% Yes, and it went okay 43.54% Yes, and it went terrible 20.75% Nope, never happened to me 23.46% Mergers can work, but they take work. Read the rest of this post at thoughtLEADERS, LLC: Leadership Training for the Real World.

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Hardware-Level Zero Trust and Quantifiable Assurance are the Future of Compute and the Global IT Supply Chain

Ooda Loop

In a fusion of a sub-theme from the OODA Almanac 2024 – Computation is the Ultimate First Principle – and several of the implications from our OODA Stratigame – Scenario Planning for Global Computer Chip Supply Chain Disruption, one thing has become clear: proper national security at the technological level […]

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Cyber resilience: A business imperative CIOs must get right

CIO

With ransomware at an all-time high, companies need to understand that being cyber resilient means going beyond compliance to considering all aspects of a business, from operational continuity to software supply chain security.

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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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Parallel Data Fetching

Martin Fowler

The second pattern in Juntao Qiu's series on data fetching is on how to avoid the dreaded Request Waterfall. Parallel Data Fetching queries multiple sources in parallel, so that the latency of the overall fetch is largest of the queries rather than the sum of them.

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Is Your Mindset About Generative AI Limiting Your Professional Growth?

Harvard Business Review

Generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) has garnered immense publicity over the past few months. Some believe it’s a passing fad or a threat to human creativity. For young professionals, it’s the source of a unique dilemma: Do you “buy into the hype” of AI and use it as a guidepost for your professional development and ambitions? Or do you stick to the beaten path, focusing on building more traditional skills and pursuing more conventional trajectories?

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Feedback Fundamentals: Effective Strategies from Experienced Executive Coaches

Next Level Blog

Three Common Feedback Challenges There probably aren’t many people in the world who are more involved, more often in giving and receiving feedback than executive coaches. As a two decade plus coach myself, I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve prepared, delivered and supported my clients in receiving colleague feedback. It’s easily over 2,000 times.

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10 things to watch out for with open source gen AI

CIO

It seems anyone can make an AI model these days. Even if you don’t have the training data or programming chops, you can take your favorite open source model, tweak it, and release it under a new name. According to Stanford’s AI Index Report, released in April, 149 foundation models were released in 2023, two-thirds of them open source. And there are an insane number of variants.

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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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#783 Becoming a Leader that Crushes Technical Debt with Juan Orlandini, CTO at Insight

Modern CTO

Today we’re talking to Juan Orlandini, CTO at Insight of North America. We discuss what he’s realized recently as a CTO coach, what he’s learned about aging, and just spend time catching up with an old friend of the show. All of this right here, right now, on the Modern CTO Podcast! To learn more about Insight, check out their website here. Have feedback about the show?

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Your Social Media Presence Can Help You Land (or Lose) a Job Opportunity

Harvard Business Review

Your digital footprint and online activities can have a big effect on how attractive and visible you are to potential employers. How do you notify your network about your job search without sounding too desperate or needy? And if you’re currently employed, how do you walk the tightrope between subtly reaching out to your social media contacts and not setting off alarm bells with your employer?

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Kinsing Malware Hides Itself as a Manual Page and Targets Cloud Servers

Tenable

Background Cloud cryptomining has become an emerging trend in recent years, powered by the scalability and flexibility of cloud platforms. Unlike traditional on-premises infrastructure, cloud infrastructure allows attackers to quickly deploy resources for cryptomining, making it easier to exploit. One of the most common cryptomining threats for cloud environments is the Kinsing malware.

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State of IT jobs: Mixed signals, changes ahead

CIO

IT is an ever-changing industry, a truism that 2023 underscored, thanks in large part to the meteoric rise of generative AI. The industry saw unprecedented growth in certain areas — such as AI and ML — alongside massive layoffs from tech vendors and cooling (or even contracting) salaries for a wide range of IT roles. And in the adjustment to a post-pandemic workforce, employees and employers have found a new battleground, with IT pros continuing to seek remote and flexible work opportunities, wh

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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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AI, Web3 And E-Commerce Led For New Unicorns In April 2024

Crunchbase News

Eleven companies joined The Crunchbase Unicorn Board in April 2024 — a big jump up from the six companies that joined in April 2023 but still a fraction of the 40 added to the board in April 2022. The AI, Web3 and e-commerce sectors each added two companies to the board, Crunchbase data shows. Of the 11 new unicorns created last month, six are U.S.-based, with one each from Germany, France, Brazil, Cayman Islands and Australia.

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How to Talk to an Employee Who Isn’t Meeting Expectations

Harvard Business Review

Approaching a conversation about improving an employee’s performance requires preparation, empathy, and a focus on collaboration. Even though hearing the truth about their current performance will be tough and potentially hurtful, it’s a teaching moment managers must embrace to help them become more resilient and adept at problem-solving and developing professional relationships.

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Microsoft’s May 2024 Patch Tuesday Addresses 59 CVEs (CVE-2024-30051, CVE-2024-30040)

Tenable

1 Critical 57 Important 1 Moderate 0 Low Microsoft addresses 59 CVEs in its May 2024 Patch Tuesday release with one critical vulnerability and three zero-day vulnerabilities, two of which were exploited in the wild. Microsoft patched 59 CVEs in its May 2024 Patch Tuesday release, with one rated critical, 57 rated as important and 1 rated as moderate.

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3 ways to break out of AI ‘pilot purgatory’

CIO

American humorist Mark Twain once said, “History never repeats itself, but it does often rhyme.” Today we worry this phenomenon is playing out with enterprise adoption of generative AI. On their digital transformation journeys over the last decade, many enterprises spent time mired in “pilot purgatory,” taking as long as years to move from concept to executing on use cases.

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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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Error'd: ABQ is the bomb

The Daily WTF

This week we have an unusual number of submissions involving dates or timestamps. That is, the usual sorts of error'ds, but unusually many of them. Gerald E. chuckled "I do love the back to the future movies. But now I can see Beck from the future." Steven J. Pemberton , as his mother calls him, snarked about Utilita: "I received this letter from my energy supplier on 10th May, telling me they were going to install a smart meter at my house on 3rd May.

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4 Resume Mistakes to Avoid When You Don’t Have Much Experience

Harvard Business Review

Understanding the common mistakes job candidates make on resumes, and how to overcome them, can set you apart from your competitors. The first mistake is including irrelevant work experience. Instead, only add roles that are relevant to the position you’re applying for. The second is customizing your resume. While it’s in your benefit to adjust your resume to better match the job description, over-tuning your resume for every application can be a waste of time — and end up slowing down your sear

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Unleash the Heart and Pulse of the Organization to Cement the Digital Relationship

IDC

A digital world experience means instead of searching through many data sets, an individual can interact with the technology in a conversational form creating a positive experience.

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How can CIOs build an effective Generative AI strategy?

CIO

Growing out of control? If 2023 was the year of AI exploration, then 2024 will be the year of action. According to Forrester , investment in AI software will grow 50% faster than the wider software market. A recent PagerDuty survey also found that 71% of businesses are looking to expand investments in AI and machine learning (ML) in the next year.

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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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Criminal IP and Quad9 Collaborate to Exchange Domain and IP Threat Intelligence

DevOps.com

Torrance, California, May 13th, 2024, CyberNewsWire Criminal IP, a renowned Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) search engine developed by AI SPERA, has recently signed a technology partnership to exchange threat intelligence data based on domains and potentially on the IP address to protect users by blocking threats to end users.

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Your Personal Brand Needs a Refresh. Here’s Where to Start.

Harvard Business Review

In a fast-changing world, it requires both a strategy and disciplined execution to stand out and remain relevant. And since your own career interests, goals, and objectives are likely changing more rapidly than ever, don’t assume that your internal state of mind is reflected in your public brand. Indeed, there’s often a lag between our self-perception and how others view us, and we have to consciously focus on closing that gap to achieve the brand or reputation we seek.

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The State Department’s Cyber Strategy Seeks to Build Coalitions Against China

Ooda Loop

At the RSA cybersecurity conference, the Secretary of State announced the release of the Department’s new International Cyberspace & Digital Policy Strategy whose four goals are to advance economic prosperity; enhance security and address cybercrime; promote human rights, democracy, and the rule of law; and other transnational challenges.

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