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9 extraordinary documents every developer should read

InfoWorld

There are moments that expand what we think is possible in software development, and thus change the fabric of everything we do as developers. Certain historic documents capture the most crucial paradigm shifts in computing technology, and they are priceless. This article looks back over the past century (nearly) of software development, encoded in papers that every developer should read. 9 defining papers in the history of software development On Computable Numbers, with an Application to the

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Getting through the awkward toddler phase of genAI

InfoWorld

We put up with bad software all the time. Anyone who has raged against their enterprise travel booking machine or tried to decipher the interface to their corporate tool for logging employee feedback knows what I’m talking about. Despite these problems, we continue to use (and, let’s be honest, write) bad software. Yet when it comes to large language models, ChatGPT, and other aspects of our generative AI (GenAI) universe, we don’t seem to accord the same level of patience.

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Know before you go: 6 lessons for enterprise GenAI adoption

CIO

In 1895, Mary Lathrap penned a poem that inspired the quote, “You can’t really understand another person’s experience until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes.” That quote aptly describes what Dell Technologies and Intel are doing to help our enterprise customers quickly, effectively, and securely deploy generative AI and large language models (LLMs).Many organizations know that commercially available, “off-the-shelf” generative AI models don’t work well in enterprise settings because of signif

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Nerd/Noir Allies With DX to Improve Developer Productivity

DevOps.com

Nerd/Noir is partnering with developer experience management firm DX to help identify areas where organizations can improve developer experience.

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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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Many software developers don’t trust AI – report

InfoWorld

Most developers are optimistic that AI will reduce their workload and are eager to use it, but some don’t trust AI, according to a newly released report from technical hiring platform CoderPad. The report, State of Tech Hiring 2024 , published January 9, found that 70% of developers believe AI will help reduce their workload and 60% want to use AI more as part of their job.

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5 ways to maximize your cloud investment

CIO

Migrating infrastructure and applications to the cloud is never straightforward, and managing ongoing costs can be equally complicated. “Overspending is easy to do,” says Chris McMasters, CIO at the City of Corona, California. No IT organization wants to get caught short on processing or storage resources that could negatively affect operations, or have to suddenly add resources that exceed the budget.

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YC-backed African fintech Cleva, founded by Stripe and AWS alums, raises $1.5M pre-seed

TechCrunch

Nigerian fintech Cleva, focused on creating a banking platform for African individuals and businesses to receive international payments by opening USD accounts, has raised $1.5 million in pre-seed funding. The round was led by 1984 Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm based in San Francisco. Other participants in the round include The Raba Partnership, Byld […] © 2023 TechCrunch.

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Nonprofit vs. For-profit Executive Search: What’s the Difference?

N2Growth Blog

Understanding the Unique Needs of Nonprofit Executive Search Nonprofit executive search requires a unique approach compared to traditional executive search. These organizations have distinct needs and priorities that must be carefully considered when searching for top-level talent. One of the critical aspects to understand is the importance of mission alignment.

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Bringing True Strategic Foresight Back to Business

Harvard Business Review

Strategy and foresight were once the same discipline. And they should be again. The immediacy of day-to-day operations can lead to a strategic process that is more about ticking boxes and filling templates, which often end up languishing, unopened, in an inbox. With modern updates and improvements to these combined disciplines, leaders can sharpen their vision for the future, empowering managers to make informed strategic choices and propelling teams towards superior performance.

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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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Top 8 challenges IT leaders will face in 2024

CIO

2023 was a year made notable by a range of unexpected, unpredictable, and fast-moving challenges that, despite seemingly having little to do with technology, had profound impacts on IT strategies. Add the rapid rise of generative AI, and the past year was one in which CIOs often found themselves on the back foot, reacting to disruptions and shifting strategies in real-time.

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Volkswagen is bringing ChatGPT into its cars and SUVs

TechCrunch

Volkswagen is getting into the ChatGPT game. The German automaker announced Monday at CES 2024 in Las Vegas plans to add an AI-powered chatbot into all Volkswagen models equipped with its IDA voice assistant. Why? For drivers who want an AI-based chatbot to read researched content out loud to them, of course. The AI-based chatbot, […] © 2023 TechCrunch.

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Beyond Recruitment: N2Growth’s COO Search Solutions Enhance Organizational Performance

N2Growth Blog

Understanding the Role of a Chief Operating Officer A Chief Operating Officer (COO) holds a distinctive and crucial role in the corporate ecosystem. Operating as a vital conduit between the various departments within an organization and its highest levels of management, their responsibilities include translating strategic goals into workable business plans and supervising the day-to-day operations to ensure efficiency and effectiveness.

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The Best Leaders Can’t Be Replaced by AI

Harvard Business Review

There are some areas where AI is surpassing human capabilities — but there are several it can’t replace. Based on their research into employees’ comfort with AI in management, as well as their decades of research on the qualities of effective leadership, the authors identify the promise (and perils) of AI-enabled management, as well as the three uniquely human capabilities leaders need to focus on honing, especially as AI begins to figure more in management: 1) awareness, 2) compassion, and 3) w

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The Big Payoff of Application Analytics

Outdated or absent analytics won’t cut it in today’s data-driven applications – not for your end users, your development team, or your business. That’s what drove the five companies in this e-book to change their approach to analytics. Download this e-book to learn about the unique problems each company faced and how they achieved huge returns beyond expectation by embedding analytics into applications.

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Survey: Execs eager to implement generative AI, but few know how

CIO

Overwhelming majorities of executives around the world are planning to spend money on generative AI this year, but very few are truly ready for the technology, according to a survey released today by the Boston Consulting Group. Fully 85% of the more than 1,400 executives surveyed for BCG’s AI Radar report said that they were planning to invest in generative AI, but the report found that the technology faces a wide array of stumbling blocks at most organizations.

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Google Gemini: Everything you need to know about the new generative AI platform

TechCrunch

Google’s trying to make waves with Gemini, a new generative AI platform that recently made its big debut. But while Gemini appears to be promising in a few aspects, it’s falling short in others. So what is Gemini? How can you use it? And how does it stack up to the competition? To make it […] © 2023 TechCrunch. All rights reserved.

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Apache Applications Targeted by Stealthy Attacker

Aqua Security

Researchers at Aqua Nautilus have uncovered a new attack targeting Apache Hadoop and Flink applications. This attack is particularly intriguing due to the attacker's use of packers and rootkits to conceal the malware. The simplicity with which these techniques are employed presents a significant challenge to traditional security defenses.

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AI a Key Driver Behind HPE’s $14 Billion Deal for Juniper

DevOps.com

HPE's proposed Juniper buy hopes to center around its networking business with AI capabilities and its GreenLake edge-to-cloud platform at its foundation.

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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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6 tough AI discussions every IT leader must have

CIO

Few technologies have provoked the same amount of discussion and debate as artificial intelligence, with workers, high-profile executives, and world leaders waffling between praise and fears over AI. Granted, CIOs have not been called before Congress to testify. But they are being grilled in executive suites and boardrooms, as enterprise leaders turn to their technology chiefs with all sorts of challenging questions that CIOs are expected to answer.

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GenAI could make KYC effectively useless

TechCrunch

KYC, or “Know Your Customer,” is a process intended to help financial institutions, fintech startups and banks verify the identity of their customers. Not uncommonly, KYC authentication involves “ID images,” or cross-checked selfies used to confirm a person is who they say they are. Wise, Revolut and cryptocurrency platforms Gemini and LiteBit are among those […] © 2023 TechCrunch.

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How High-Performing Teams Build Trust

Harvard Business Review

It’s no surprise that trust is at the core of high-performing teams. But conversations about cultivating trust at work often focus on the relationship between managers and employees. As important — if not more so — is establishing trust between teammates. To understand how the best teams build trust among themselves, researchers interviewed 1,000 U.S.

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It’s 2024. Time to Have Attribution Standards in Cyberspace

Ooda Loop

The fact that attribution -especially against states – is even done with any confidence is surprising given that those that attributing both herald the sophistication associated with state actors while at the same time citing their carelessness as one of the reasons that they were able to be identified in the first place. Read more here.

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A Tale of Two Case Studies: Using LLMs in Production

Speaker: Tony Karrer, Ryan Barker, Grant Wiles, Zach Asman, & Mark Pace

Join our exclusive webinar with top industry visionaries, where we'll explore the latest innovations in Artificial Intelligence and the incredible potential of LLMs. We'll walk through two compelling case studies that showcase how AI is reimagining industries and revolutionizing the way we interact with technology. Some takeaways include: How to test and evaluate results 📊 Why confidence scoring matters 🔐 How to assess cost and quality 🤖 Cross-platform cost vs. quality tr

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Top IT exec recuiters weigh in on talent trends today

CIO

When I last dedicated an episode of the Tech Whisperers podcast to the state of tech talent, we were just coming out of a multi-year “sellers” market, and we could sense that we were hitting an inflection point. Fast-forward a year and things have changed significantly. Two of the top executive recruiters in the CIO retained search space, Shawn Banerji and Martha Heller, joined me for the first episode of 2024 to share their insights on a range of talent-related issues, including hiring trends,

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Apple Vision Pro goes on sale Feb 2 for $3,500

TechCrunch

Apple this morning confirmed that the Vision Pro will be available in the U.S. starting February 2. Pre-orders for the $3,500 spatial computing device open Friday January 19 at 5AM PT. The company was appropriately dramatic in a release issued this morning. “The era of spatial computing has arrived,” said Tim Cook. “Apple Vision Pro […] © 2023 TechCrunch.

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How to Improve Your Soft Skills as a Remote Worker

Harvard Business Review

In the age of AI, soft skills are the hidden gems of the workplace, but they can be a challenge to build when you work from home. Without daily, face-to-face interactions with colleagues, learning the nuances of how to communicate and collaborate is just plain harder. So what are some practical steps you can take to develop soft skills when Zoom calls are your norm?

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Harness Acquires Armory Continuous Delivery Assets

DevOps.com

Harness has acquired the assets of Armory, a provider of CD platforms based on the open source Spinnaker platform and a cloud service based on a proprietary platform.

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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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CIO insights: What’s next for AI in the enterprise?

CIO

CIOs are under increasing pressure to deliver AI across their enterprises – a new reality that, despite the hype, requires pragmatic approaches to testing, deploying, and managing the technologies responsibly to help their organizations work faster and smarter. The top brass is paying close attention. Seventy-one percent of business leaders expect AI and ML to have a worldwide impact, according to the Workday C-Suite Global AI Indicator Report.

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X promises peer-to-peer payments, AI advances in 2024

TechCrunch

Elon Musk has been detailing his vision for X’s, formerly Twitter’s, transformation into an “everything app,” including payments, creator tools, shopping and more, since acquiring the social network over a year ago. Now, the company is committing to a time frame. In an announcement today, X shared its roadmap for the year ahead, which will […] © 2023 TechCrunch.

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Is GenAI’s Impact on Productivity Overblown?

Harvard Business Review

We don’t know much about how LLMs change productivity at the firm level — and a close reading of recent studies suggests they can hinder as much as help.

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