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Creating a Security Program with Less Complexity and More Visibility

Palo Alto Networks

Developing a strong security program is like tending a garden. It takes a lot of work, and you don’t always see immediate results. Every day you water the soil, pull the weeds, spray the bugs, and after a while, you begin to see the cumulative results of all of those individual efforts – a vibrant and healthy ecosystem. But, as seen in our 2024 Incident Response Report, vulnerabilities go unpatched, and critical resources sit exposed.

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From IT leader to tech spinoff CEO: How to win a CIO-plus role

CIO

Early in his career, Andrew Brock was told by a mentor that, to reach the C-suite, you have to take assignments across the various drivers of a P&L: marketing, operations, information technology, and so on. At the time, Brock had held finance-related roles of increasing responsibility at household brands such as Kraft and PepsiCo at the time, and the advice piqued in Brock a curiosity that has since marked his career.

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The 49-Year Unicorn Backlog

Crunchbase News

If the current sluggish pace of IPOs and acquisitions continues, it would take more than 49 years for every U.S. unicorn to generate an exit. That was the finding from an analysis of recent exits for American companies on the Crunchbase Unicorn Board. Over the past 12 months, just 15 private, venture-backed companies valued at $1 billion more have gone public or gotten acquired.

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Test-Driving HTML Templates

Martin Fowler

When building a server-side rendered web application, it's valuable to test the HTML that's generated through templates. While these can be tested through end-to-end tests running in the browser, such tests are slow and more work to maintain than unit tests. My colleague Matteo Vaccari has written an article on how to use TDD to test drive these templates using xunit-style tools which can be run easily from the command line or as part of build scripts.

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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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You Need New Skills to Make a Career Pivot. Here’s How to Find the Time to Build Them.

Harvard Business Review

With any significant change in your career comes the need for new skills. But that’s even more true when you want a radical career change. In these situations, it’s going to take more than listening to a few webinars to build the knowledge you need get to where you want to go. You must set aside a significant amount of time for self-directed learning, formal training, or even a second job to gain the skills for the big leap.

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Defining DevSecOps for IoT

DevOps.com

By embedding security practices at every stage of the IoT development lifecycle, from design through deployment, organizations can significantly enhance the security and integrity of their IoT ecosystems.

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NET Aspire cloud development stack launches

InfoWorld

Microsoft’s.NET Aspire , an opinionated, cloud-ready stack for building distributed applications, is now generally available. The.NET Aspire stack was announced on May 21. Intended to simplify cloud-native development, the Aspire stack unites tools, templates, and NuGet packages to build observable, production-ready applications in.NET more easily, the company said.

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Transform Innovation into Value: The Dell AI Factory with NVIDIA

Dell EMC

The Dell AI Factory with NVIDIA turbocharges AI adoption to simplify development, automate workflows and deliver up to 86% faster business outcomes.

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Artificial Intelligence Conferences 2024

Apiumhub

Artificial intelligence has quickly become one of the most talked-about technologies of our time. It’s everywhere, from our smartphones to our cars, revolutionizing the way we live and work. With AI evolving at such a rapid pace, it’s essential to keep up with the latest developments and artificial intelligence conferences 2024. Attending AI conferences is a fantastic way to do just that.

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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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Where’s the ROI for AI? CIOs struggle to find it

CIO

Finding the return on investment for AI remains elusive for many organizations, even as they rush to adopt the technology. Difficulties estimating or demonstrating the value of AI technologies to the business have been or will be a top barrier to their implementation, according to a recent Gartner survey of more than 700 IT leaders at organizations that have adopted or plan to adopt AI.

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Reimagining Agile at JAFAC: Back to basics and forward to the future

Agile Alliance

The Reimagining Agile workshop at JAFAC 2024 united New Zealand's Agile community to rethink the Agile Manifesto and address modern challenges, fostering collaborative discussions and questioning established narratives to envision Agile's future. The post Reimagining Agile at JAFAC: Back to basics and forward to the future first appeared on Agile Alliance.

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Testing the contents of generated HTML

Martin Fowler

Matteo Vaccari continues his testing of template-generated HTML by describing tests for the contents of that HTML. He shows how to gradually build up the template, using Test-Driven Development in Go and Java.

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Human Connection: How Do I Train Someone to Connect More Deeply?

Let's Grow Leaders

To Get Better at Human Connection, Make Connecting a Habit “Hey Karin, I was just in your and David’s session at the Association for Talent Development (ATD) Global Conference in New Orleans, where you talked about human connection and the 4 dimensions of productive conflict (collaboration): connection , clarity , curiosity , and commitment.

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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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Possibilities at the Edge: Putting Intelligence Where your Data is

CIO

The major technology trend of the past decade has been mass migration to the cloud. The economies of scale and breadth of online services have meant that organizations of all sizes have adopted cloud services for a variety of IT functions, to such an extent that modern approaches to building and running applications are now described as “cloud native.

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Linux as the new developer default at 37signals

David Heinemeier Hansson

For over twenty years, the Mac was the default at 37signals. For designers, programmers, support, and everyone else. That mono culture had some clear advantages, like being able to run Kandji and macOS-specific setup scripts. But it certainly also had its disadvantages, like dealing with Apple's awful reliability years , and being cut off from seeing how half our Basecamp customer base saw by default (since they're on Windows!).

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All Business Strategies Fall into 4 Categories

Harvard Business Review

The problem with strategy frameworks is that although they can help you determine whether an opportunity is attractive or whether a given strategy is likely to work, they generally don’t help you in the task of identifying the opportunity or crafting the strategy in the first place. This article introduces a framework, built on an in-depth analysis of the creativity literature, that aims to fill that gap by providing a systematic approach to identifying potential strategies.

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Linguistic Lumberjack: Attacking Cloud Services via Logging Endpoints (Fluent Bit - CVE-2024-4323)

Tenable

Tenable Research has discovered a critical memory corruption vulnerability dubbed Linguistic Lumberjack in Fluent Bit, a core component in the monitoring infrastructure of many cloud services. Key takeaways Fluent Bit is a logging utility heavily used by all major cloud providers. Tenable Research discovered a critical vulnerability dubbed Linguistic Lumberjack (CVE-2024-4323) within Fluent Bit’s built-in HTTP server that could potentially allow for denial of service, information disclosure, or

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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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Reducing CIO-CISO tension requires recognizing the signs

CIO

CIOs and CISOs operate in high-stress environments that can at times place additional strain on their relationship, further distracting them from achieving beneficial outcomes. In my own career, I’ve been a CIO and a CISO, so I have firsthand experience with this issue from both perspectives. Defusing the situation so that the relationship is workable, healthy, and respectful for both parties can be challenging, especially for CISOs, who often reportto the CIO.

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Logz’s AI Chatbot Makes Your Observability Tools Smart(er)

DevOps.com

Everyone is adding AI to their applications. Sometimes that's overkill. But Logz.io's IQ Assistant, which purports to make the most of your software stack's records, actually makes sense.

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3 Ways to Clearly Communicate Your Company’s Strategy

Harvard Business Review

For all the communication around strategy, we know that leaders at many companies don’t provide the necessary context for employees to understand what the words and sentences in a strategy statement actually mean. What can leaders do to help employees understand enough context to understand a strategy? In this article, the authors offer three recommendations: 1) Present the alternatives considered and explain why they were not adopted. 2) Explain how each choice is linked to the organization’s p

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Why Board Members Must Prioritize Cybersecurity and Regulatory Compliance: Lessons from the SEC’s $10 Million Fine on Intercontinental Exchange and NYSE

Ooda Loop

The SEC charged Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) and nine affiliates, including the New York Stock Exchange, with failing to promptly inform the SEC about a cyber intrusion in 2021 (more here). ICE was fined $10 million for delaying notification and not following Regulation SCI, which mandates immediate reporting of cyber events.

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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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AI is driving productivity and wage increases: Report

CIO

Business sectors using artificial intelligence are seeing significant gains in productivity while AI skills are commanding higher wages, according to a new PwC report. Industries such as financial services, information technology, and professional services are seeing labor productivity growth nearly five times greater than industries with less AI integration, the consulting firm said in a statement.

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Skills, AI and the Enterprise: Three Strategies for the Road Ahead

IDC

Enterprises must plan for AI skills now. Focus on enhancing employee capabilities, fostering a learning culture, and promoting AI-human collaboration to thrive in the AI age.

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3 Ways to Make a Request That Doesn’t Feel Coercive

Harvard Business Review

Research shows that people feel more pressured to agree to requests than we realize, frequently agreeing to do things they would rather not do, such as taking on burdensome, low-promotability work tasks. As a manager, what can you do to ensure that your employees aren’t taking things on because they feel like they have to, but because they actually want to?

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Health And Biotech Startups Now Get The Majority Of US Series A Funding

Crunchbase News

This year is shaping up as the first we’ve seen in which biotech and healthcare startups receive a majority of U.S. Series A commitments. So far in 2024, biotech and health companies have pulled in around $5.6 billion across 110 Series A rounds, per Crunchbase data. That accounts for 53% of all funding at the Series A stage, which is a closely watched barometer for the startup ecosystem.

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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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IT leaders look beyond LLMs for gen AI needs

CIO

With the generative AI gold rush in full swing, some IT leaders are finding generative AI’s first-wave darlings — large language models (LLMs) — may not be up to snuff for their more promising use cases. LLMs, with their advanced ability to comprehend and generate text, have become a near stand-in for generative AI in the collective mindshare. Along with code-generating copilots and text-to-image generators, which leverage a combination of LLMs and diffusion processing, LLMs are at the core of m

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Unlocking DevOps Mastery: A Comprehensive Guide to Success

DevOps.com

DevOps is about breaking down silos, fostering collaboration, and promoting a culture of shared ownership and accountability. But at its core, DevOps is as much about culture as it is about technology.

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How Artists Can Transition into the Business World

Harvard Business Review

The creator economy has given many young people an opportunity to eschew a more traditional career path and monetize their talents via social media. But, what if, you’ve discovered your priorities have evolved and you are now considering a job in the business world? The daunting process of reassessing your goals and then converting your value to this new space can feel overwhelming.

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