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    1. Why DevOps Doesn’t Work for Enterprise Applications DevOps

      The term DevOps is well understood in the context of typical agile software development lifecycles. Organizations are combining containerization, release automation, and continuous integration platforms to build continuous delivery pipelines that deliver new functionality faster with better quality and less risk. The tools, methodologies, and organizational changes associated with the development and deployment of individual applications is well documented.

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    2. Is AI the best weapon against terrorist propaganda?

      In the past four months alone, there have been three separate terrorist attacks across the UK (and possibly a third reported just today) – and that’s after implementing efforts that the Defense Secretary claimed helped in thwarting 12 other incidents there in the previous year. That spells a massive challenge for companies investing in curbing the spread of terrorist propaganda on the web.

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    3. How to set up two-factor authentication on all your online accounts

      Just about any account you own on the internet is prone to being hacked — and one of the easiest ways to add an extra layer of security is to enable two-factor authentication. Also known as two-step verification or 2FA, the process gives web services a secondary access to the account owner (you!) in order to verify a login attempt. Typically, this involves phone number and / or an email address.

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    4. How to build a highly effective AI team

      Once a niche research specialty, AI is fast becoming a vital aspect of the IT strategy at many businesses. The maturity of data science and machine learning tools, as well as the rise of readily accessible machine learning platforms in the cloud, are fueling this trend, enabling businesses to explore new ways to extract high business value from existing and accumulating data.

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    5. Accenture Launches Liquid Studio in Stockholm to Help Clients Accelerate Digital Business Transformation

      Accenture has opened a Liquid Studio in Stockholm, Sweden to help Nordic clients speed innovation and software development cycles. At the Liquid Studio, clients can reduce development time from months to days by applying rapid development approaches including Agile methodologies and DevOps to quickly generate business impact.

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    6. Microsoft joins the open source Cloud Foundry Foundation

      Microsoft today announced that it is joining the Cloud Foundry Foundation, the non-profit behind the open source Cloud Foundry platform-as-a-service project that’s currently in use by about half of the Fortune 500 companies. Microsoft is joining at the Gold Member tier where it joins the likes of Google, Huawei, Ford, GE Digital, NTT, Philips and Swisscom in supporting the project.

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    7. Tata Consultancy Services Launches 'Engineering Environment as a Service' on Red Hat OpenStack Platform

      Tata Consultancy Services, a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, today announced the launch of Engineering Environment as a Service, a cloud based framework developed on the Red Hat OpenStack Platform. The framework will help increase utilization of business resources, lower infrastructure footprint and reduce operational costs.

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    8. 7 Slack alternatives worth a look

      Once upon a time if you wanted employees to collaborate you'd probably encourage them to use Internet Relay Chat (IRC). But about three years ago Slack appeared on the scene, and since then it's been eating IRC's lunch. That's because it's much easier to install, get up and running, and use than IRC, making it massively popular with nontechies. And thanks to a well-documented API it's easy to integrate with other programs and services.

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    9. IBM Accelerates Open Database-as-a-Service on IBM Power Systems

      IBM  announced a new Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) toolkit on Power Systems optimized for open source databases, including MongoDB, EDB PostgreSQL, MySQL, MariaDB, Redis, Neo4j, and Apache Cassandra to help deliver more speed, control, and efficiency for enterprise developers and IT departments. The new platform gives database administrators and developers the ability to easily deploy a fully configured private cloud with automated provisioning for open source database services. 

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    10. Salesforce created an algorithm that automatically summarizes text using machine learning

      This year, people are expected to spend more than half their day reading e-mail, articles, or posts on social media, and it’s only going to get worse. To help solve this problem, researchers at Salesforce have developed an algorithm that uses machine learning to produce “surprisingly coherent and accurate” summaries according to MIT Technology Review.

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    11. The massive, worldwide ransomware attack was stopped by a researcher ‘accidentally’

      Organizations across the globe, including hospitals, telecom firms and automakers in Europe, were dealing with a massive cyber attack Friday that locked people out of their computers.

      The malicious software, known as ransomware, demanded money in exchange for unlocking the computer systems, and thus giving people access to their data.

      Luckily, a young British security researcher stopped the attack Friday night — by accident.

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