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Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2024: The Business Case For Accessibility Grows Stronger

Forrester IT

In 2023, we saw more firms commit to digital accessibility, with emerging regulations bringing a sense of urgency to the work. Here are a few of the highlights from the past year and advice to help firms mature their digital accessibility efforts in 2024.

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AI, Data Centers, and Energy Use: The Path to Sustainability

Information Week

The increasing use of AI and data centers is leading to a surge in energy consumption, posing risks for energy, tech, and data companies. It also presents an opportunity for these companies to decarbonize, build trust, and reduce long-term costs.

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Forrester’s RSAC 2024 Themes, Takeaways, and Observations

Forrester IT

RSA Conference (RSAC) 2024 boasted 41,000 attendees, 600 exhibitors on the show floor, 425 sessions, and plenty of dashing around Moscone Center and its surrounding area for our analysts. The event, still the top dog of cybersecurity events, was packed, with announcements and press releases galore.

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Why CIOs Are Under Pressure to Innovate

Information Week

The chief information officer role isn’t only about technology anymore. What CIOs do must demonstrably benefit the business.

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Don’t Get Left Behind: Leveraging Modern Product Management Across the Organization

Speaker: Kat Conner

The challenge of delivering the right product at the right time while aligning with strategic objectives is more pressing than ever. Product management is evolving and gaining greater recognition as the means to creating this connection. Join our upcoming webinar and learn how to streamline your product development processes, infuse product thinking across the organization, and bridge the gap between vision and delivery.

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Get The Recognition Your Company And IT Organization Deserve With the Forrester Technology Strategy Impact Award

Forrester IT

The Forrester Technology Strategy Impact Award is a prestigious recognition in the IT industry, celebrating the achievements of organizations that have made significant strides in aligning their technology strategies with their business goals.

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There Is No Cyber Labor Shortage

Information Week

There are plenty of valuable candidates on the market. Hiring managers are simply looking in the wrong places.

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10 things to watch out for with open source gen AI

CIO Business Intelligence

It seems anyone can make an AI model these days. Even if you don’t have the training data or programming chops, you can take your favorite open source model, tweak it, and release it under a new name. According to Stanford’s AI Index Report, released in April, 149 foundation models were released in 2023, two-thirds of them open source. And there are an insane number of variants.

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European supercomputer Jupiter's CPU Rhea1 gets a spec bump – and a delay

TechSpot

While attending the ISC trade show in Hamburg, SiPearl shared the latest specifications and main features of the supercomputer chip Rhea1. This "first-generation" processor will utilize the Arm Neoverse V1 platform, empowering the high-performance computing tasks of Europe's next-generation supercomputers while consuming less energy than competing products.

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3 ways to break out of AI ‘pilot purgatory’

CIO Business Intelligence

American humorist Mark Twain once said, “History never repeats itself, but it does often rhyme.” Today we worry this phenomenon is playing out with enterprise adoption of generative AI. On their digital transformation journeys over the last decade, many enterprises spent time mired in “pilot purgatory,” taking as long as years to move from concept to executing on use cases.

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How to Check UEFI BIOS Firmware Version in Windows 11

Anoop

Hello - Here is the new HTMD Blog Article for you. Enjoy reading it. Subscribe to YouTube Channel [link] and Facebook Page to get the latest updates [link] The post How to Check UEFI BIOS Firmware Version in Windows 11 appeared first on HTMD Community Blog #1 Modern Device Management Guides by Alok Kumar Mishra.

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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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Tech firms including Microsoft, Apple, and SpaceX lose senior staff over return-to-office mandates, claims study

TechSpot

Researchers from the University of Michigan and the University of Chicago carried out the study by analyzing 260 million resumes from People Data Labs, looking for the impact that forced RTO policies had on workers.

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AI travel planner tool from Alaska Airlines shows potential future of airfare search

GeekWire

(Alaska Airlines Photo) AI is already changing the way people search for information online and a bigger shift could be imminent. Google this week revealed more details about its vision for AI-generated search results , and some e-commerce companies including Amazon recently released their own AI search assistants. A new trip itinerary search tool being tested by Seattle-based Alaska Airlines is the latest example of how the trend may affect the travel industry.

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AMD's Ryzen 5700X3D is now available for just $209

TechSpot

With the Ryzen 5 5700X3D , you get 7600X-like gaming performance, without having to spend big money on an AM5 motherboard and DDR5 memory. If you're rocking a Ryzen 5 3600 or older, the 5700X3D offers a significant performance boost, now at a record-low price.

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How can CIOs build an effective Generative AI strategy?

CIO Business Intelligence

Growing out of control? If 2023 was the year of AI exploration, then 2024 will be the year of action. According to Forrester , investment in AI software will grow 50% faster than the wider software market. A recent PagerDuty survey also found that 71% of businesses are looking to expand investments in AI and machine learning (ML) in the next year.

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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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Windows 10 21H2 Support is Ending in June

Anoop

Hello - Here is the new HTMD Blog Article for you. Enjoy reading it. Subscribe to YouTube Channel [link] and Facebook Page to get the latest updates [link] The post Windows 10 21H2 Support is Ending in June appeared first on HTMD Community Blog #1 Modern Device Management Guides by Krishna R.

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IT staff shortages damage the bottom line: IDC report

CIO Business Intelligence

CIOs instinctively understand how IT staff shortages and recruitment struggles make every task and deliverable more difficult. But it’s very different when the business leaders they report to are shown the concrete business problems that arise as a result of shortages of staff in the IT department. A new IDC report delivers those details. Nearly two thirds of the IT executives surveyed said “a lack of skills has resulted in missed revenue growth objectives, quality problems, and a decline in cus

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Raspberry Pi launches budget-friendly $12 M.2 add-on board

TechSpot

When the Raspberry Pi 5 was first introduced, the team teased a prototype HAT+ that connected to the computer's PCIe 2.0 bus. Following months of revisions and testing, that product morphed into the M.2 HAT+ that's now available.

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What CIOs need to know about the newly proposed Critical Infrastructure Cyber Incident Reporting Rule

CIO Business Intelligence

Creating a world that is safer and more secure is core to our vision at Palo Alto Networks, but this only can be achieved if we’re collectively making the internet, as a whole, safer. To do this requires more widespread awareness of cyber threats and information sharing, and a newly proposed cyber incident reporting rule from the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (“CISA”) is intended to meet this goal.

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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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Waymo under NHTSA investigation following multiple crashes, reported traffic violations

TechSpot

The NHTSA's Office of Defects Investigation (ODI) said it has reports of 17 crashes and five possible traffic violations involving Waymo vehicles equipped with its 5th generation automated driving system (ADS). The agency says the ADS was either engaged in each incident or disengaged in the moments just before they occurred.

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Hasso Plattner stepping down signals another turning point at SAP

CIO Business Intelligence

It’s difficult to imagine SAP without Hasso Plattner, who’s been there from the beginning and has significantly shaped the fortunes of Europe’s largest software manufacturer for more than five decades as founder, board of directors member, and, most recently, as chairman of the supervisory board. Now at 80, Plattner is giving up his post at the head of the supervisory board and leaving the SAP stage.

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VMware Workstation and Fusion Pro desktop hypervisors are now free for personal use

TechSpot

While the company was still busy assimilating VMware's virtualization business, Broadcom confirmed in 2023 that the line of Workstation desktop virtualization software wasn't going anywhere. Workstation will be part of VMware even after the Broadcom acquisition, although license conditions will change.

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4 ways AI will change the ITOps landscape in 2024

CIO Business Intelligence

After a tumultuous 2022, organizations were looking for a year of certitude and growth in 2023. Unfortunately, they didn’t get it. This was 12 months in which interest rates and inflation soared, and persistent business, economic, and geopolitical uncertainty weighed heavily on corporate strategy. Yet for IT operations teams little changed. Many struggled to support their organization’s expanding digital infrastructure with disjointed tooling and manual processes.

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Human-Centered Cyber Security Training: Driving Real Impact on Security Culture

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In today's digital age, having an untrained workforce can be a significant risk to your business. Cyber threats are evolving; without proper training, your employees could be the weakest link in your defense. This webinar empowers leaders like you with the tools and strategies needed to transform your employees into a robust frontline defense against cyber attacks.

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The History of Handheld Gaming PCs: From Humble Beginnings to the Future of PC Gaming

TechSpot

The dream of the handheld gaming PC is alive thanks to the Steam Deck and its ilk, but that road has been dotted with broken promises, unrealistic expectations, and some cool yet impractical machines.

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EU moves toward regulating data center energy and water use

CIO Business Intelligence

The European Union will take a big step toward regulating energy and water use by data centers in September, when organizations operating data centers in EU nations will be required to file reports detailing water and energy consumption, as well as steps they are taking to reduce it. The EU’s data center reporting rules are part of a larger regulatory package ultimately aimed at reducing energy consumption by 11.7% between 2020 and 2030.

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Microsoft’s carbon footprint keeps growing as AI drives data center expansions

GeekWire

Microsoft’s Thermal Energy Center at its Redmond, Wash. headquarters. The center taps geothermal energy from the earth to provide clean power. (Microsoft Photo) In 2020 , Microsoft made an ambitious commitment to make its operations carbon negative within a decade, removing more carbon from the environment than it emits each year. But four years in, the carbon footprint for the cloud, software and gaming giant keeps expanding.

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Canadian CIOs discuss driving a successful hybrid cloud roadmap

CIO Business Intelligence

Cost remains the biggest driver for multicloud. To be successful, CIOs must understand the costs and benefits of such a migration, as well as factors such as life cycle management and the impact on staff. The good news – according to a group of Canadian IT leaders I met with in Toronto – is that Canada’s CIOs have never felt better equipped to make those decisions.

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Navigating the Future: Generative AI, Application Analytics, and Data

Generative AI is upending the way product developers & end-users alike are interacting with data. Despite the potential of AI, many are left with questions about the future of product development: How will AI impact my business and contribute to its success? What can product managers and developers expect in the future with the widespread adoption of AI?

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Baird Capital president offers startups a glimmer of hope: ‘The market’s coming your way’

GeekWire

Gordon Pan, president of Baird Capital, right, makes a point enthusiastically to Jonathan Sposato, GeekWire chairman, left, at the GeekWire Awards VIP reception at the Showbox SoDo in Seattle on May 9, 2024. (GeekWire Photo / Kevin Lisota) It has been a rough couple of years for startup founders, emerging from the pandemic only to find themselves in the grips of one of the toughest markets for venture capital and investing in recent history.

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Why today’s CIO needs to be “multi-lingual”

CIO Business Intelligence

CIOs are being hit by requests for everything, across every department. But this deluge mustn’t distract from the business-critical technology initiatives to drive operational excellence and business value. For the CIO, any changes must give teams a way of doing business smarter, and faster. CIOs must sift through the noise to identify ways to automate processes and transform the way people work.

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Ex-Seattle Storm star Sue Bird teams with Coinbase to donate $25K to nonprofit Techbridge Girls

GeekWire

Retired Seattle Storm star Sue Bird is teaming with cryptocurrency exchange platform Coinbase to donate $25,000 to Techbridge Girls , a nonprofit that promotes science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) opportunities for girls. The funds will help grow and scale two Techbridge Girls programs, including professional development and facilitator certification, which allows more educators to reach more young students.

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Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang's compensation increases 60%, now 18th richest person in the world

TechSpot

By dominating the advanced AI hardware space, Nvidia has seen its share price catapult from $289 in May last year to $913 today. Team Green's $2.28 trillion market cap makes it the third largest company in the world behind Apple ($2.87 trillion) and Microsoft ($3.09 trillion).

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7 Leadership Themes for Procurement & Supply Chain Leaders in 2024

Procurement and supply chain leaders are presented with their fair share of challenges, with a host of tools and strategies to resolve them. That said, what’s the best path forward to leverage this year’s trends? In this recap of a recent GEP-WBR webinar, 7 Leadership Themes for Procurement & Supply Chain Leaders in 2024, GEP’s Pramod Sethumadhavan explores seven vital leadership trends that will help guide procurement and supply chain decision-makers.