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3 technologies coming to generative AI’s aid in 2024

InfoWorld

As the momentous first year of ChatGPT comes to a close, it’s clear that generative AI (genAI) and large language models (LLMs) are exciting technologies. But are they ready for prime-time enterprise use? There are well-understood challenges with ChatGPT , where its responses have poor accuracy. Despite being based on sophisticated computer models of human knowledge like GPT-4 , ChatGPT rarely wants to admit ignorance, a phenomenon referred to as AI hallucinations , and it often struggles with l

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How to minimize remote access cyber security threats in 2024

CIO

Remote work began as a temporary measure during the pandemic but has long been a permanent fixture in our new way of working. Organizations have shifted to remote desktop work environments at an increasing speed since then – simultaneously expanding their attack surface and exposing themselves to greater cybersecurity threats. The remote work revolution has pushed companies to rethink their security and data protection practices amidst hybrid work and cloud environments.

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Bottlenecks of Scaleups #06: Onboarding

Martin Fowler

The last year has been a hard one for the technology industry, which faced its greatest waves of cutbacks and layoffs since the dotcom crash at the beginning of the century. As 2024 begins, we're seeing the early signs of a turn-around, which hopefully means technology organizations will soon be thinking of hiring again. Should such happy days return, firms will again run into the common problem of taking too long for new hires to become effective.

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Oracle has a better generative AI strategy, analysts say

InfoWorld

Oracle’s recent updates to its OCI Generative AI Service , which competes with similar services from rivals AWS , Microsoft , and Google , makes it more attuned towards the future need of enterprises, analysts say. But Oracle may be far behind rivals in terms of overall generative AI model and service offerings.

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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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4 Keys to Generative AI Success in 2024

Dataiku

Let’s face it — Generative AI will continue to be the star of the show in 2024. Our commissioned study with Forrester surveyed 220 AI decision makers at large companies in North America in November 2023, and a whopping 83% of them are already exploring or experimenting with the technology.

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How to kick-start your generative AI strategy

CIO

How do you lose the AI race? By not entering. So says Andrew McAfee, principal research scientist at the MIT Sloan School of Management. “When a technology this powerful comes along where you have to learn by doing, finding reasons not to do it is a pretty big error,” he says. Despite the mass embrace of generative AI in its first year of release, most organizations remain cautious about mass adoption.

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Level up your leadership skills in 2024 with Agile Alliance!

Agile Alliance

Join Agile Alliance to elevate your career. Access monthly events, global conference opportunities, networking, and practical experiences for professional growth. The post Level up your leadership skills in 2024 with Agile Alliance! first appeared on Agile Alliance.

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Onboarding bottleneck: creating a path to effectiveness

Martin Fowler

Tim and Premand begin their discussion of how to get out of the difficulties of onboarding by explaining how to create a path to effectiveness for new hires. Such a path outlines the needs of employee and how the onboarding process should fulfill them.

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Help Your Team Do More: Stop (over)Talking and Start Doing

Let's Grow Leaders

To do more, clarify who owns the decision and know when it’s time to move Is your team full of good intentions and meaningful conversations that don’t translate into action and results? Do discussions regularly bog down in analysis paralysis? Or do you have choke points of one overwhelmed expert or manager that keeps everyone else waiting around? If any of these are true of your team, here are seven ways to help your team do more, improve morale, collaborate, and grow together. 7 Ways to Help Yo

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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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8 data strategy mistakes to avoid

CIO

Organizations can’t afford to mess up their data strategies, because too much is at stake in the digital economy. How enterprises gather, store, cleanse, access, and secure their data can be a major factor in their ability to meet corporate goals. Unfortunately, the road to data strategy success is fraught with challenges, so CIOs and other technology leaders need to plan and execute carefully.

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9 Trends That Will Shape Work in 2024 and Beyond

Harvard Business Review

In 2023, organizations continued to face significant challenges, from inflation to geopolitical turmoil to controversy over DEI and return-to-work policies — and 2024 promises more disruption. Gartner researchers have identified nine key trends, from new and creative employee benefits to the collapse of traditional career paths, that will impact work this year.

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Apple’s new extortion regime to keep big app makers

David Heinemeier Hansson

Apple’s recent threat of financial audits for developers who dare link to their own website was a big, revealing moment to a lot of people. Folks who perhaps didn’t think Apple would be “that kind of company”. That they wouldn't so blatantly threaten developers into compliance with such overtly onerous and punitive terms. But they did. And now they’re doubling down.

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How To Find a Great Company Culture in Your Job Search

Let's Grow Leaders

Take initiative to find a great company culture that’s the right fit for you. You’re looking for a job, perhaps even your first “real” job out of school. Awesome. Let’s talk about how to find a great company culture that’s the right fit for you. Here’s the lowdown on finding a great company culture, straight from Carnegie Mellon University. 5 Steps to Finding a Great Company Culture in Your Job Search Hi Karin, I’m about to graduate from college a

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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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SAP announces $2.2B restructuring program that’ll impact 8,000 jobs

CIO

German tech major SAP has announced a 2 billion euro ($2.17 billion) restructuring program for 2024, impacting 8,000 employees as it focuses on AI. “In 2024, SAP will further increase its focus on key strategic growth areas, in particular Business AI. It also intends to transform its operational setup to capture organizational synergies, AI-driven efficiencies and to prepare the company for highly scalable future revenue growth,” SAP said in a press statement.

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Using Prompt Engineering to Better Communicate with People

Harvard Business Review

We should choose our words as wisely with people as we do with generative AI. In this article, the author offers six guidelines to consider when initiating discussions with stakeholders, whether they’re customers, partners, or employees: 1) Structure your prompts the right way. 2) Utilize reflective and thoughtful probing. 3) Convey empathetic language and humility. 4) Harness humor, playfulness, and emotions. 5) Acknowledge key challenges. 6) Be a good (and patient) listener.

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Evolving AI Threats: What You Need to Know

Ooda Loop

“When you invent the ship, you also invent the shipwreck; when you invent the plane, you also invent the plane crash” is a seering insight attributed to cultural theorist Paul Virilio - and is oft quoted here at OODA Loop. We review here some of the new "inventions" that are part and parcel of the emergence of AI as a general application technology across any and all global industry sectors and societal systems.

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Executive Storytelling: Why Every Organization Needs a Great Story

N2Growth Blog

The Essence of Narrative in Business In the realm of business, storytelling transcends mere entertainment. Ernst Gleijm , a seasoned expert from N2Growth, emphasizes its dual role: internally galvanizing and externally captivating. Amidst the ubiquity of Excel and PowerPoint, the art of crafting compelling narratives stands unparalleled. Storytelling doesn’t just convey a direction; it breathes life into the organizational journey, clarifying both the destination and the purpose. “St

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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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What is your data strategy for an AI future?

CIO

As enterprises become more data-driven, the old computing adage garbage in, garbage out (GIGO) has never been truer. The application of AI to many business processes will only accelerate the need to ensure the veracity and timeliness of the data used, whether generated internally or sourced externally. The costs of bad data Gartner has estimated that organizations lose an average of $12.9m a year from using poor quality data.

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How Data Collaboration Platforms Can Help Companies Build Better AI

Harvard Business Review

There are three immediate challenges for companies that want to train fine-tuned AI models: 1) they require extensive, high-quality data — a scarce resource for many enterprises, 2) third-party AI models can include problematic biases, and 3) training fine-tuned models with users’ personal data may result in privacy violations. However, data collaboration platforms can help address these challenges.

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Cybersecurity Snapshot: New Guide Details How To Use AI Securely, as CERT Honcho Tells CISOs To Sharpen AI Security Skills Pronto

Tenable

Cyber agencies from multiple countries published a joint guide on using artificial intelligence safely. Plus, CERT’s director says AI is the top skill for CISOs to have in 2024. Plus, the UK’s NCSC forecasts how AI will supercharge cyberattacks. And a global survey shows cyber pros weighing pros and cons of AI. And much more! Dive into six things that are top of mind for the week ending January 26. 1 - Using AI securely: Global cyber agencies publish new guide Is your organization – like many ot

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Are “Trade Clusters” the Future of Geopolitics in 2024?

Ooda Loop

Trade Clusters are yet another development in the way globalization transformed over the course of 2023. William Alan Reinsch, Senior Adviser and Scholl Chair in International Business, at the The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) provides a working definition and framed some the core characteristics of what he calls "trade clusters".

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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 5 industry trends in strategic portfolio planning for 2024

CIO

Over the years, I’ve had the opportunity to work with contacts in many leading enterprises, including businesses across a wide range of industries and regions. This experience has given me a unique vantage point, enabling me to see those specifics that are unique to each team and organization—as well as common themes that apply to broad swaths of the market.

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When a New Layer of Management Is Hired Above You

Harvard Business Review

So, your manager told you that they’ll be bringing in someone else above you. In other words, you’re getting layered. This refers to a situation where an additional layer of management is inserted between you and your current reporting line. Essentially, it means that someone else is hired or promoted to a position above you. They become your new direct supervisor and you now report to them instead of your previous boss.

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Survey: Widespread Inability to Remediate App Vulnerabilities

DevOps.com

A survey found only 20% of IT and security professionals are confident in their ability to detect a vulnerability before an app is released.

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Where Is the Executive Order on Data Privacy?

Ooda Loop

While it is promising to see that these areas are being addressed at the highest levels of government, there is still one glaring omission that has yet to be treated with the same level of seriousness by the Executive Office – data privacy. The United States has various laws at both the state and federal levels that address different aspects of data privacy.

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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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Ford’s high-tech business transformation, fueled by cloud

CIO

Ford Motor Co.’s wholesale pivot to technology has transformed not only the automaker’s business operations but its corporate identity. “We have become much more of a software company than we were 10 to 20 years ago,” says John Musser, director of engineering for Ford’s commercial division, Ford Pro. “People don’t think of a large, 100-year-old manufacturing company as high tech.

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6 Ways AI Could Disrupt Your Business

Harvard Business Review

How can boards better understand the potential impacts of AI? The authors suggest six scenarios that all boards must consider — and then act upon — ranging from predicting extreme operational changes, to anticipating new strategic ways to compete, to foreseeing existential threats that could obviate one’s business.

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Crafting Leadership Excellence: The N2Growth Approach to Executive Development

N2Growth Blog

Understanding the Core Values of N2Growth Based in King of Prussia, PA, N2Growth is a global leadership consulting firm known for its cutting-edge developmental methodologies. Our leadership and coaching solutions are trailblazing and underpinned by a robust philosophy driven by a core set of values. These values stand as the bedrock, guiding employee actions and serving as the compass propelling the organization forward in the highly volatile business landscape of the 21st century.