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    1. The Importance of APM

      Software developers are the modern equivalent of medieval craftsman. In the old days, masters of the constructive arts - such as those who transformed trees into furniture - would take responsibility for the entire user experience. They did everything from design and configuration to implementation and delivery. If a chair leg broke or wobbled, the craftsman would also be responsible for resolving the fix.

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    2. How artificial intelligence is revolutionizing healthcare

      There’s currently a shortage of over seven million physicians, nurses and other health workers worldwide, and the gap is widening. Doctors are stretched thin — especially in underserved areas — to respond to the growing needs of the population. Meanwhile, training physicians and health workers is historically an arduous process that requires years of education and experience. Fortunately, artificial intelligence can help the healthcare sector to overcome present and future challenges.

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    3. How IoT helps insurers mitigate the risks of climate change

      Insurance companies are on the front lines when it comes to exposure to the financial risks of climate change. The internet of things (IoT) is shaping up to be a key component in mitigating those risks."Insurance companies rely upon historical loss records to guide their underwriting and set their prices," Washing Insurance Commission Mike Kreidler and California Insurance Commission Dave Jones wrote in the forward of Insurer Climate Risk Disclosure Survey Report & Scorecard: 2016 Findings & Recommendations by nonprofit organization Ceres.

       

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    4. Solace and Yenlo Partner to Enable Digital Transformation for Enterprises

      Solace and Yenlo Partner to Enable Digital Transformation for Enterprises Share Article Integration leader focused on modern development environments is working with data movement leader to help companies adopt more reliable, scalable and agile business systems Solace’s support for REST, Qpid and Paho APIs make them a perfect partner as we aim to serve our customers.

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    5. How design thinking drives Marriott's digital strategy

      Marriott International has overhauled its mobile application to emphasize personalization and guest services, underscoring the fact that millennials are driving companies to put digital natives at the forefront of their software development process. The hotelier has embraced design thinking for the digital era, a key strategy in a competitive industry loaded with choice, including Airbnb and other home-sharing startups.

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    6. Google Container Engine features aim to automate node management

      With new beta features released this week, Google Container Engine (GKE) users would opt in to Auto-Upgrades and Auto-Repair for node pools as they are created. From there, Auto-Upgrades would keep cluster nodes up to date with the latest release of Kubernetes; Auto-Repair would automatically decommission and replace unhealthy server nodes.

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    7. How Winnipeg focused on local strengths to create a tech hub in central Canada

      The brick warehouses that line Winnipeg’s Exchange District look the same as they did in the mid-nineteenth century, but commodity traders and grain transporters have moved out and tech companies have moved in. While agriculture and manufacturing faced increasing pressure over the past few decades, the city has developed a tech sector that enabled Winnipeg to reinvent itself.

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    8. What users could expect from Apple's homegrown GPUs for iPhones, iPads

      Apple has one big reason to move to a homegrown GPU: It wants full control over the hardware and software in its devices.The device maker is apparently developing its own GPU from scratch after dumping Imagination Technologies' PowerVR architecture, which is being used in the iPhone 7. The smartphone runs on the PowerVR A10 Fusion chip.It's not certain when Apple's homegrown GPU will appear in devices, and the company didn't respond to request for comment.

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    9. Expert tips for managing your cloud data

      When oncologists at Carolinas HealthCare System go before a tumor board review to discuss patient cases, they are looking for feedback on treatment plans and clinical trials. During their presentations, the doctors show their peers genetic data, pathology reports, lab results and physicians' notes -- all of which is at their fingertips because it is stored in a Hadoop cloud on Microsoft Azure.

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    10. How to fend off cyberattacks and data breaches

      According to research conducted by Symantec, the number of cyberattacks against small businesses (companies with fewer than 250 employees) has been steadily growing over the last six years, with hackers specifically targeting employees (phishing). And while distributed denial of service, or DDoS, attacks are still a leading form of cyber warfare, ransomware and malware attacks, targeting users of smartphones and internet of things (IoT) devices, as well as PCs and systems running on Macs and Linux, are also a big threat to small businesses.

       

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    11. Managing the Network for Digital Transformation

      Digital transformation (DT) is an extinction-level event for enterprises — it’s “go digital or die” — so your network must be DT-capable. On average, companies that embrace DT can expect to increase annual revenues by 2.9% and reduce costs by 3.6%. That’s game changing, but companies that go all in are likely to forecast “both revenue gains of more than 30% and cost reduction of more than 30% at the same time.”

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    12. How to Make Service Virtualization a Reality for Testers DevOps

      The first time that most software testers hear the term “service virtualization,” they immediately think of server virtualization (i.e., VMware). Server virtualization is undeniably a valuable tool for creating and maintaining test environments, but service virtualization is something altogether different. Service virtualization is the simulation of interfaces — not the virtualization of systems.

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    13. Amazon Connect brings contact centers to the cloud

      Amazon today released Connect, a contact center as a service offering hosted in the Amazon Web Services cloud.

      The move represents AWS attempting to jump into a burgeoning market for cloud-based contact center software, while continuing to push AWS into the enterprise communications market. Just last month AWS announced Chime, a cloud-based Unified Communication as a Service (UCaaS) offering.

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    14. 9 biggest information security threats through 2019

      The information security threat landscape is constantly evolving. To help you navigate the terrain, each year the Information Security Forum (ISF) — a nonprofit association that researches and analyzes security and risk management issues on behalf of its members — puts out its Threat Horizon report to provide members with a forward-looking view of the biggest security threats over a two-year period.

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    15. Wal-Mart launches emerging tech incubator

      Wal-Mart Stores is creating what it's calling a technology incubator in Silicon Valley that's focused on technologies that will change how people shop. Dubbed Store No. 8, named for an Arkansas location where Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton tested new store features, the new venture will try out and possibly invest in technologies like virtual reality, drone delivery and autonomous vehicles. Don't get your hopes up about shopping in the world's coolest Wal-Mart. This will not be an actual store.

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