Sat.Apr 22, 2023 - Fri.Apr 28, 2023

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If You Can’t Lead Through Crisis, You Can’t Lead at All

CEO Insider

Throughout my career as a communications professional, I have reminded my clients, colleagues, and audiences that “You can’t communicate your way out of what you behaved your way into.” And I should know. I’ve been the spokesperson for many people who have behaved badly. I’ve been the woman trembling and nauseated while speaking with Crain’s […] The post If You Can’t Lead Through Crisis, You Can’t Lead at All appeared first on CEOWORLD magazine.

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Workplace Culture: How to Leverage Innovation No AI Bot Can Replace

Let's Grow Leaders

The Power of Workplace Culture in an AI Universe: A virtual conversation about Empathy and Innovation Note: This article on Workplace Culture is an excerpt from Chapter 2 of our book, Courageous Culture: How to Build Teams of Micro-Innovators, Problem Solvers, and Customer Advocates. And, for grins and remarkably accurate insights, ChatGPT weighs in with commentary at the end.

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Well-maintained Software

Henrik Warne

Two months ago, I was a guest on the Maintainable podcast. The first question the host Robby Russell asks is “What are a few characteristics of well-maintained software?” This is such a great question, and I thought I would expand a bit on my answer from the show. That software is well-maintained only matters if you need to change it. If you never have to change it, it doesn’t matter how it is done, as long as it works.

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ClickUp Adds Project Management Templates to Invoke ChatGPT

DevOps.com

ClickUp is adding templates and collaboration tools to make it easier to access generative artificial intelligence platforms such as ChatGPT from within its project management application. Haris Butt, head of product design for ClickUp, said ClickUp AI now includes pre-built department-specific prompts that any product managers, developers or designers can easily access rather than having […] The post ClickUp Adds Project Management Templates to Invoke ChatGPT appeared first on DevOps.com.

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Guide to Business Writing

Everything you need to know about better business writing in one place. This is a complete guide to business writing — from a clear business writing definition to tips on how to hone your business writing skills.

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InfluxData Makes Processing Observability Data at Scale More Efficient

DevOps.com

InfluxData today made available an update to its open source time series database that can now analyze metric, event and trace data in a single datastore with unlimited cardinality in terms of how they are aggregated. The company is now making available a single-tenant instance of InfluxDB as a managed service alongside its already-existing multi-tenant […] The post InfluxData Makes Processing Observability Data at Scale More Efficient appeared first on DevOps.com.

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What Oracle’s cloud expansion means for businesses in the Middle East

CIO

To meet the rapidly growing demand for its cloud services, Oracle has announced plans to open a third public cloud region in Saudi Arabia. Located in Riyadh, the new cloud region will be part of a planned $1.5 billion USD investment from Oracle to expand cloud infrastructure capabilities in the Kingdom. The new region in Riyadh will join Oracle’s existing cloud region in Jeddah and a planned Oracle cloud region in the new city of NEOM.

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Smile Identity expands African footprint with acquisition of Appruve to strengthen ID verification services

TechCrunch

Smile Identity , a KYC compliance and ID verification partner for many African fintechs and businesses, has acquired Inclusive Innovations, the parent company of Appruve , a Ghanaian developer of identity verification software. In a statement shared with TechCrunch, Smile Identity said it is “actively fulfilling regulatory requirements to finalize the transaction for the [Inclusive Innovation] affiliated entities in Africa.

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What Does a Technical Author Look Like?

Martin Fowler

While working with my colleague Mike Mason on a forthcoming article, we asked Stable Diffusion to come up with portraits of technical authors. We thought the results were worth sharing.

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Linux 6.3: What’s New ¦ AWS Layoffs are a Worry

DevOps.com

In this week’s #TheLongView: A new Linux kernel drops and layoffs at Amazon Web Services point to trouble. The post Linux 6.3: What’s New ¦ AWS Layoffs are a Worry appeared first on DevOps.com.

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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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BNY Mellon banks on AI to improve master data

CIO

Data about who owes how much to whom is at the core of any bank’s business. At Bank of New York Mellon, that focus on data shows up in the org chart too. Chief Data Officer Eric Hirschhorn reports directly to the bank’s CIO and head of engineering, Bridget Engle, who also oversees CIOs for each of the bank’s business lines. “It’s very purposeful because a lot of the opportunities for us around data require tight integration with our technology,” says Hirschhorn.

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OpenAI closes $300M share sale at $27B-29B valuation

TechCrunch

Updated to note that the Microsoft investment closed in January. The money from VCs reported here, part of a tender offer, is separate to that. OpenAI , the startup behind the widely used conversational AI model ChatGPT, has picked up new backers, TechCrunch has learned. VC firms including Tiger Global, Sequoia Capital, Andreessen Horowitz, Thrive and K2 Global picking up new shares, according to documents seen by TechCrunch.

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Using ChatGPT as a technical writing assistant

Martin Fowler

My colleague Mike Mason is an experienced software developer and architect. He's also an skillful writer, with a couple of books under his belt together with plenty of writing for Thoughtworks, including a regular macro-trends article and contributing to the Thoughtworks Technology Radar. In the last couple of months he's been experimenting with Large Language Models (LLMs) both for programming and prose writing.

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Majority of Organizations Report Benefits From Low-Code Platforms

DevOps.com

Some IT departments are feeling the strain amid recent economic downturns. 2023 has already seen a disproportionately high degree of layoffs in the tech sector. As a result, there aren’t always enough software developers available to meet the demand. This has led some organizations to turn to new ways to upkeep morale and reduce burnout, […] The post Majority of Organizations Report Benefits From Low-Code Platforms appeared first on DevOps.com.

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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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10 highest-paying IT jobs

CIO

The past year was rough for the tech industry, with several companies reporting layoffs and the looming threat of a recession. But despite the bumpy year, demand for technology skills remains strong, with the US tech unemployment rate dropping to 1.5% as of January. For technologists with the right skills and expertise, the demand for talent remains and businesses continue to invest in technical skills such as data analytics, security, and cloud.

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Lookout sells its consumer cybersecurity business to F-Secure for $223M and goes all-in on the enterprise

TechCrunch

Lookout’s long-running transition to becoming an enterprise security company is all but complete, revealing today that it’s selling its consumer mobile security business to Finland’s F-Secure in a deal valued at around $223 million. Founded out of Boston in 2009, Lookout originally started out as a consumer-focused smartphone security and data backup business, garnering millions of users and hundreds of millions in funding from esteemed investors including Andreessen Horowitz,

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What If Jim and Kim Answered Your Burning Questions?

Perficient

Listen up, content strategists! Want to learn about the latest digital transformation trends? Tune in to the new episode of What If? So What? as Jim and Kim answer submitted listener questions. You don’t want to miss it! We’d love to get your feedback on a “white noise” word or topic you’d like for us to cover. Send your suggestions to podcast@perficient.com.

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New Relic Report Surfaces Spike in Amazon JDK Usage

DevOps.com

An analysis of the Java applications observed by New Relic showed nearly one-third of organizations (31%) are using the Amazon Java development kit (JDK) compared to 28% using the Oracle JDK as more Java applications are built and deployed in the cloud. The report also found the number of Java applications running in containers is […] The post New Relic Report Surfaces Spike in Amazon JDK Usage appeared first on DevOps.com.

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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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ChatGPT, the rise of generative AI

CIO

Over the last few months, both business and technology worlds alike have been abuzz about ChatGPT, and more than a few leaders are wondering what this AI advancement means for their organizations. Let’s explore ChatGPT, generative AI in general, how leaders might expect the generative AI story to change over the coming months, and how businesses can stay prepared for what’s new now—and what may come next.

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Pinecone drops $100M investment on $750M valuation, as vector database demand grows

TechCrunch

When Pinecone launched a vector database aimed at data scientists in 2021, it was probably ahead of its time. But as the use cases began to take shape last year, the company began pushing AI-driven semantic search. With the rise of LLMs in the public consciousness, companies are beginning to see the value of vector databases even more. Investors apparently agree.

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Improved Alerting with Atlas Streaming Eval

Netflix Tech

Ruchir Jha , Brian Harrington , Yingwu Zhao TL;DR Streaming alert evaluation scales much better than the traditional approach of polling time-series databases. It allows us to overcome high dimensionality/cardinality limitations of the time-series database. It opens doors to support more exciting use-cases. Engineers want their alerting system to be realtime, reliable, and actionable.

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Cycode Adds ASOC Module to Streamline DevSecOps Workflows

DevOps.com

Cycode has added a module to its platform for mapping metadata and events using graph technology that makes it simpler for application development and cybersecurity to consolidate alerts generated by their DevSevOps tools. Lotem Guy, vice president of product for Cycode, said the Cycode Application Security Orchestration and Correlation (ASOC) module will automatically discover all […] The post Cycode Adds ASOC Module to Streamline DevSecOps Workflows appeared first on DevOps.com.

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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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The 7 venial sins of IT management

CIO

As a CIO you can get advice about how to be more effective from any number of sources, from what you get here in CIO Survival Guide (best practice), to other sources here at CIO.com, to, if you’re desperate, various punditries like Gartner, Forrester, and McKinsey. Most of what you read lists what should be a CIO’s top priorities. They usually read like they were written by Captain Obvious, but that doesn’t make them wrong.

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Sometimes you need to cut your startup’s school ties

TechCrunch

In her presentation at last week’s TechCrunch Early Stage event in Boston, SOSV general partner Pae Wu tossed out the tongue-in-cheek phrase “recovering academic” to describe founders in the firm’s IndieBio program. It’s a fitting label, given many founders in the program are academics, and their journey from academia to accelerator has its share of growing pains as they often have to adapt to the business world without a business degree.

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Anchor/Jump Links – Simple Example, but Useful

Perficient

Having additional navigation for your content is a must-have in any modern website. One example of that kind of navigation is Anchor/Jump links navigation. Simple, but very effective. We are simply using anchor links to jump to a specific part of the page. But since we are using the Optimizely CMS we are gonna make it more dynamic and automate the creation of anchor tags and links.

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Device42 Brings Power and Carbon Emission Tracking to IT Asset Management

DevOps.com

Device42 today made available a power and CO2 Summary Dashboard to its agentless platform that employs machine learning algorithms to discover and track IT assets. Raj Jalan, Device42 CEO, said the dashboard makes it possible for IT teams to combine the tracking of assets and associated dependencies with a capability that enables them to reduce […] The post Device42 Brings Power and Carbon Emission Tracking to IT Asset Management appeared first on DevOps.com.

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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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AI’s one true X factor: Leadership

CIO

If there are any eternal truths about emerging technologies, it’s that there are always naysayers. Some who deride the value of the latest ingenuity prove prescient. Others, not so much. Ken Olson, president, chairman, and founder of Digital Equipment Corp., famously once advised , “There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in his home.

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Replit, the web-based IDE developing a GitHub Copilot competitor, raises $100M

TechCrunch

Investors continue to pump money into generative AI tech. Case in point, Replit, an IDE startup developing a code-generating AI-powered tool called Ghostwriter, this week raised nearly $100 million ($97.4 million) at a $1.16 billion post-money valuation. Andreessen Horowitz led the round — a Series B extension — with participation from Khosla Ventures, Coatue, SV Angel, Y Combinator, Bloomberg Beta, Naval Ravikant, ARK Ventures and Hamilton Helmer. “We are relentless in our mis

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What Is Argo CD? The GitOps Tool for Kubernetes

Dzone - DevOps

Argo CD is a continuous delivery (CD) tool that has gained popularity in DevOps for performing application delivery onto Kubernetes. It relies on a deployment method known as GitOps. GitOps is a mechanism that can pull the latest code and application configuration from the last known Git commit version and deploy it directly into Kubernetes resources.

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