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What Are You Securing?

DevOps.com

In the case of information security, we need to ask, “What, exactly, are we trying to protect?” Don MacVittie explains.

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Handling schema conflicts in AWS Glue

Xebia

Using AWS Glue in your data processing pipelines can be really powerful. However something you run into something that at first sight might seem counterintuitive or tricky to fix. An example of this is where we ran into some issues with a data processing pipeline that was unable to handle schema changes in the incoming data. The pipeline was working fine but then all of a sudden it stopped working.

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Why Choose a Composable Architecture

Perficient

If you’ve been following Sitecore’s architectural movement over the last few years, a lot has changed. Instead of the “all-in-one” approach of Sitecore XP, XM Cloud , and Headless encourage a composable architecture – one where Sitecore itself offers 11 SaaS products categorized into three clouds : Content Cloud, Engagement Cloud, and Commerce Cloud.

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The 4 most overhyped technologies in IT

CIO

Most CIOs and IT staffers remain, at heart, technologists, with many proclaiming their interest in shiny new tech toys. They may publicly preach “No technology for technology’s sake,” but they still frequently share their fascination with the latest tech gadgets. They’re not the only ones enthralled by tech. With technology and tech news now both pervasive and mainstream, many outside of IT — from veteran board members to college-age interns — are equally enthusiastic about bleeding-edge technol

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Provide Real Value in Your Applications with Data and Analytics

The complexity of financial data, the need for real-time insight, and the demand for user-friendly visualizations can seem daunting when it comes to analytics - but there is an easier way. With Logi Symphony, we aim to turn these challenges into opportunities. Our platform empowers you to seamlessly integrate advanced data analytics, generative AI, data visualization, and pixel-perfect reporting into your applications, transforming raw data into actionable insights.

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YouTube demystifies the Shorts algorithm, views and answers other creator questions

TechCrunch

YouTube this week put out a new video meant to address creators’ questions over its short-form video platform, YouTube Shorts. The questions it answered ranged from how the algorithm for Shorts differs from long-form YouTube to what counts as a view as well as those that addressed other best practices for creators who want to maximize their potential on Shorts.

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Unlocking the Potential of Data for your Business: A Quick Guide to Ideation Sessions for Data Science

Xebia

Are you struggling to identify the best data science opportunities for your organization? Ideation sessions are here to help you! In this quick guide, we’ll show you how to set up your own ideation sessions in six (plus one) easy steps. Step 0: Choose your audience wisely Think about your audience. Combine business, data and IT experts, and balance seniority to assure you focus on a valuable and feasible business problem.

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CIO Anurag Gupta on taking the private equity plunge

CIO

Of all the trade-off decisions you may have to make as an IT executive, few stand to alter the course of your career as dramatically as that of whether to serve a firm owned by private equity (or “PE”). On the one hand, such firms (often referred to as portfolio companies, or “PortCos”), can excite and inspire, especially when turbo-charged with capital and expertise.

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MOVEit, the biggest hack of the year, by the numbers

TechCrunch

The mass-exploitation of MOVEit Transfer software has rapidly cemented itself as the largest hack of the year so far. While the full impact of the attack will likely remain untold for months to come, there are now more than 1,000 known victims of the MOVEit breach, according to cybersecurity company Emsisoft. This milestone makes the MOVEit breach not just the largest hack of 2023 — but also one of the largest in recent history.

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Technology Strategy for Emerging Technologies and Markets

Martin Fowler

Sarah Taraporewalla completes her study of building a technology strategy that's integrated with strategic business interests. This final strategic direction considers the ever-changing future , suggesting lines of inquiry to consider the impact of new technologies, market trends, and broader social-political changes.

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Navigating the Automation Landscape: Selecting Tools That Fit Your Business

Speaker: Gary Dmitriev

Our upcoming webinar aims to demystify the process of selecting and implementing automation tools for financial institutes. This session will provide your roadmap for vetting potential solutions, focusing on due diligence, vendor assessments, and aligning technology with strategic goals. We’ll also address the critical issue of innovation fatigue, offering tips on maintaining enthusiasm and momentum for new initiatives.

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Tim Berners-Lee Quotes

The Crazy Programmer

Here I have shared some popular quotes by Tim Berners-Lee. Before going through the quotes let’s have a short overview of his life. Tim Berners-Lee was born on 8th June 1955 in London, England. He is known as the inventor of the World Wide Web. He completed his schooling at Emanuel school in London and later he enrolled in the Queen’s College, Oxford where he earned his bachelor’s degree in physics in the year 1976.

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P&G enlists IoT, predictive analytics to perfect Pampers diapers

CIO

If there are everyday items you want to be failsafe, diapers are surely among them. That’s why The Proctor & Gamble Co. goes to great lengths to ensure the fidelity of its Pampers products. But when tossing away thousands of diapers damaged during the manufacturing process becomes an everyday occurrence, something has to be done to provide relief for the bottom line.

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You can finally buy Lego’s Braille Bricks

TechCrunch

Building with Lego bricks has stayed a formative and important practice for kids around the world, partly because it’s so easily enjoyed by anyone, regardless of location, language, or ability. Now the company has made its Braille Bricks, a learning toy for children with visual impairments (or who just want to learn the script) available for purchase by anyone who wants them.

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Demo Front-End: A front-end application to test and explore an API

Martin Fowler

Many software teams create services exposed as APIs, designed to be consumed by other software and thus without any user-interface. Such services are hard to demonstrate, as they effectively just dump pages of JSON. A demo front-end is a simple user-interface just used to manipulate such an API. Matteo Vaccari describes how and why to build one - showing its usefulness both in explaining the API's capabilities to stakeholders and to help client developers explore how to interact with the API.

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SaaS Evolution: The Critical Role of Embedded Finance

Speaker: Ian Hillis, SVP of Growth at Payrix and Worldpay for Platforms

Join us for an exclusive webinar hosted by Ian Hillis, SVP of Growth at Payrix and Worldpay for Platforms, where he’ll explore the significant impact of embedded finance on the software industry! This session is designed to provide you with the strategic insights needed to navigate the future of SaaS successfully, all while gaining a deeper understanding of how these trends can enhance your competitive edge, boost revenue, and deepen customer loyalty.

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Using environment based Terraform Workspaces for development with Terraform Cloud

Xebia

After working with Terraform for a few years now, I have only recently begun to explore the power of workspaces and their role in development. One thing that always frustrated me when working with terraform was having to separate configurations by environment. Although this is a well documented “best practice” to separate configurations by environment, I always found this to be a sub optimal approach, as anytime something had to be updated or added, it would have to be done manually in all each

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Regulatory uncertainty overshadows gen AI despite pace of adoption

CIO

While AI has steadily worked its way into the enterprise and business vernacular over many years, gen AI has not only become an abrupt and immediate force unto itself, but also an overarching AI accelerant. Not without warning signs, however. Gen AI has the potential to magnify existing risks around data privacy laws that govern how sensitive data is collected, used, shared, and stored.

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Teeny EV startup Arcimoto hooks up with defense contractor

TechCrunch

What happens when a maker of tiny electric vehicles dips its wheels into the military industrial complex? We’re about to find out. On Monday, Arcimoto said it is diversifying beyond its usual business via a partnership with Department of Defense contractor Matbock. That’s a first for the EV startup, which is best known for its doorless “ fun utility vehicles.” The company also makes an “ e-trike ” and some commercial vehicles, including this impossibly small b

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Bottlenecks of Scaleups #05: Resilience and Observability

Martin Fowler

Here is a new article in the bottlenecks of scaleups series, looking at resilience and observability. Startups tend to only address resilience when their systems are already down, often taking a very reactive approach. For a scaleup, excessive system downtime represents a significant bottleneck to the organization, both from the effort expended on restoring function and also from the impact of customer dissatisfaction.

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Entity Resolution: Your Guide to Deciding Whether to Build It or Buy It

Adding high-quality entity resolution capabilities to enterprise applications, services, data fabrics or data pipelines can be daunting and expensive. Organizations often invest millions of dollars and years of effort to achieve subpar results. This guide will walk you through the requirements and challenges of implementing entity resolution. By the end, you'll understand what to look for, the most common mistakes and pitfalls to avoid, and your options.

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dbt Quicktip: Overriding global and packages macros

Xebia

dbt, amongst other functionalities, allows developers to create packages, offering a structured way to organize and share code, models, tests, and macros. They improve code organization, promote collaboration, and enable the reuse of pre-built and tested code from the dbt community, making data transformation projects more efficient and maintainable.

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3 key roles for driving digital success

CIO

If digital transformation is a journey, when does it end? This is a question I am asked often by IT leaders who prefer slowing down the pace of transformation and technology innovation. Others who believe the term digital transformation is watered down take a more cynical tack, viewing it as a phrase leaders use to garner support for technology investments and vendors use to sell their newest capabilities.

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VFX artists show that Hollywood can use AI to create, not exploit

TechCrunch

Hollywood may be embroiled in ongoing labor disputes that involve AI, but the technology infiltrated film and TV long, long ago. At SIGGRAPH in LA, algorithmic and generative tools were on display in countless talks and announcements.

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How to be Unmessable With featuring Josselyne Herman-Saccio

Let's Grow Leaders

Being unmessable with is not about having perfect circumstances but rather, who you are in the face of the real circumstances life throws at you. Being able to create possibility and make a difference under any circumstance, with anyone at any time, and never lose who you are is what Josselyne Herman-Saccio calls being UNMESSABLEWITH. How to be Unmessable With 14:09 Being unmessable with is not about being tough and it’s not about being impervious to people or getting rid of things that me

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Deliver Mission Critical Insights in Real Time with Data & Analytics

In the fast-moving manufacturing sector, delivering mission-critical data insights to empower your end users or customers can be a challenge. Traditional BI tools can be cumbersome and difficult to integrate - but it doesn't have to be this way. Logi Symphony offers a powerful and user-friendly solution, allowing you to seamlessly embed self-service analytics, generative AI, data visualization, and pixel-perfect reporting directly into your applications.

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How to unlock actionable insights from data – regularly

CEO Insider

According to IDC, the overall global datasphere reached 64 zettabytes in 2020. That’s a LOT of information, and you’d think with all of that available, businesses would be able to unlock actionable insights pretty easily. But that “Eureka!” moment is just as elusive today as it was before the advent of big data. While most […] The post How to unlock actionable insights from data – regularly appeared first on CEOWORLD magazine.

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Lenovo’s Arthur Hu on the CIO’s customer-centric imperative

CIO

Arthur Hu ranks among the few IT leaders who wear the hats of both CIO and CTO. As the CIO of Lenovo and the chief technology and delivery officer of the company’s solutions and services group, Hu says the dual role lends him “the unique advantage of guiding our teams in developing cutting-edge technology solutions and marrying them with current trends to ensure we are at the forefront of delivering the best possible solutions for our client’s current and emerging needs.

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Snapchat is expanding further into generative AI with ‘Dreams’

TechCrunch

Snapchat is preparing to further expand into generative AI features, after earlier launching its AI-powered chatbot My AI, which can now respond with a Snap back , not just text. With the company’s forthcoming generative AI feature called “Dreams,” Snap will again experiment with AI images — but soon, those images may contain you and your friends in imaginative backgrounds.

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When a Coworker Undermines You in a Meeting

Harvard Business Review

Feeling undermined, unappreciated, or unsupported by a colleague when you’re both in the same meeting can lead to loss of trust, along with feelings of self-doubt and lack of confidence. But looking to see what you can do to help the situation, rather than dwelling on what someone is doing to you, can begin to ease tension and repair a dysfunctional working relationship.

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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.