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How to Migrate From DataStax Enterprise to Instaclustr Managed Apache Cassandra

If you’re considering migrating from DataStax Enterprise (DSE) to open source Apache Cassandra®, our comprehensive guide is tailored for architects, engineers, and IT directors. Whether you’re motivated by cost savings, avoiding vendor lock-in, or embracing the vibrant open-source community, Apache Cassandra offers robust value. Transition seamlessly to Instaclustr Managed Cassandra with our expert insights, ensuring zero downtime during migration.

20 Common Mistakes Made by Inexperienced Project Managers

You’ve read the PMBOK® Guide several times, taken the certification exam for project managers, passed, and you are now a PMP®. So why do you keep making rookie mistakes? This whitepaper shows 20 of the most common mistakes that young or inexperienced project managers make, issues that can cost significant time and money. It's a good starting point for understanding how and why many PMs get themsleves into trouble, and provides guidance on the types of issues that PMs need to understand.

Rethinking Direct Materials Sourcing: The Tools You Need To Manage Costs, Risks and Sustainability

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Direct materials sourcing is evolving, with procurement now tasked not only with cost efficiency but managing sustainability and risk management. The environment is marked by heightened demand and expectations, compounded by challenges such as rising input prices, supply chain disruptions and geopolitical tensions. While some embrace cutting-edge tools like AI and blockchain for global trade functions, others lag in technology adoption.

Innovation Systems: Advancing Practices to Create New Value

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As technology transforms the global business landscape, companies need to examine and update their internal processes for innovation to keep pace. Ultimately, organizations will have to improve the velocity of innovation by creating repeatable processes that support ideation, exploration, and incubation, essential to capturing an idea’s full value.

Understanding Scope Creep

Project managers are now spending more time managing strategic projects where the scope is susceptible to changes as the projects progress. Scope change control is now becoming a critical component of project management requiring project teams to become more active in solving problems and making decisions. Scope change control will require collaboration with stakeholders and possibly government agencies.

GEP Outlook Report 2024

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Procurement and supply chain leaders have faced their share of disruption and economic turmoil these past four years. Whether from geopolitical tensions or the havoc caused by the pandemic and its aftershocks, plenty of challenges remain. Despite this, leaders are seeing a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel — inflation is decreasing, interest rates are leveling off and supply chain volatility is easing.

Use Cases for Apache Cassandra®

There’s a good reason why Apache Cassandra® is quickly becoming the NoSQL database of choice for organizations of all stripes. In this white paper, discover the key use cases that make Cassandra® such a compelling open source software – and learn the important pitfalls to avoid. From understanding its distributed architecture to unlocking its incredible power for industries like healthcare, finance, retail and more, experience how Cassandra® can transform your entire data operations.

Addressing Top Enterprise Challenges in Generative AI with DataRobot

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The buzz around generative AI shows no sign of abating in the foreseeable future. Enterprise interest in the technology is high, and the market is expected to gain momentum as organizations move from prototypes to actual project deployments. Ultimately, the market will demand an extensive ecosystem, and tools will need to streamline data and model utilization and management across multiple environments.

GEP Spend Category Outlook 2024

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Your Roadmap to Smarter Spend Management in 2024 Geopolitical, economic and supply chain challenges will stick around in 2024, but don’t despair. There are strategic opportunities to leverage AI-powered technology and digital toolsets to overcome these hurdles more effectively. GEP experts in nearly two dozen critical categories guide you in the right direction in our annual comprehensive resource — GEP Spend Category Outlook 2024.

Why and How to Earn Your PMP® Credential

Gaining your Project Management Professional (PMP) certification can be very beneficial for any project manager. Most successful PMP candidates treat preparing for the PMP exam as a personal project. As such, it requires careful planning and a structured approach. Eligibility criteria must be met, and the exam is known for its difficulty, sometimes requiring multiple attempts.

Lessons Learned in PostgreSQL®

In today's digital landscape, the threat of ransomware demands proactive defense. This paper, inspired by a real PostgreSQL® database incident, offers vital strategies for effective mitigation. Instaclustr expert Perry Clark outlines immediate actions to minimize risks, ensuring a swift response to ransomware threats and protecting critical data assets.

Resilient Machine Learning with MLOps

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Today’s economy is under pressure from inflation, rising interest rates, and disruptions in the global supply chain. As a result, many organizations are seeking new ways to overcome challenges — to be agile and rapidly respond to constant change. We do not know what the future holds. But we can take the right actions to prevent failure and ensure that AI systems perform to predictably high standards, meet business needs, unlock additional resources for financial sustainability, and reflect the r

Strategic Cost Management Approaches to Unlock Growth and Increase Profitability

GEP

How can businesses gain a competitive edge in an era marked by relentless competition and economic fluctuations? The secret is mastering strategic cost management strategies. This GEP bulletin, "Strategic Cost Management Approaches to Unlock Growth and Increase Profitability," breaks this down into clear, actionable steps. Discover how these strategies can boost your enterprise's financial health, helping not only to keep up but to excel in today's market.

The Credential Everyone Wants: The PMP Certification

The Project Management Professional (PMP)® Certification is one of many professional credentials that is awarded by the Project Management Institute (PMI)®. Currently, there are approximately 1.4 million PMI PMPs awarded by PMI, the world’s leading authority on management. The PMP® certification is accredited against the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001 and ISO/ANSI 17024 standards.

10 Rules for Managing PostgreSQL®

PostgreSQL is a highly versatile and robust technology, capable of addressing a wide range of challenges in diverse environments. Its expanding range of use cases is witnessing exponential growth, allowing PostgreSQL to effectively target an ever-increasing number of applications while minimizing limitations. This whitepaper presents ten indispensable rules that will empower you to optimize your PostgreSQL installation and stay ahead of the evolving landscape.

The Executive Guide to Generative AI

Data Robot

Generative AI is taking the world by storm, but the questions that all CEOs, data leaders, and AI leaders are being asked are: What are we going to do about it, and what is our plan? The business and creative possibilities are practically limitless with generative AI. From productivity gains to finding new routes to revenue generation, generative AI is going to radically transform how we work.

How to Avoid the Pitfalls of Contract Management in Telecom & High-Tech

GEP

The high-tech and telecom sectors face a contract management crisis if the process isn’t managed properly. Continual technological changes necessitate adjustments to manufacturing and supply chain processes, leading to a heavy volume of contracts that outpaces most industries. What can CPOs do to ease the contract management burden? In "How to Avoid the Pitfalls of Contract Management in Telecom and High-Tech," GEP experts outline a four-pronged approach to getting contract management under cont

Project Team Engagement in the Context of Human/AI Hybrid Teams

The leadership style that the leaders adopt during engagement is critical in gaining team member support for building a positive thinking team. The challenge is in deciding whether to adopt an engagement focused leadership style that emphasizes human behavior characteristics such as personalities, or to a task-oriented leadership style that focuses on the work needed to be performed and the tools to be used.

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