DevOps Report Cites Culture as Hurdle in DevOps Evolution

Automation software provider, Puppet has released the findings of the 2021 State of DevOps Report, which surveyed more than 2,650 IT, development, and information security professionals to mine insight into the divide between organizations with highly evolved DevOps practices versus those whose evolution has remained stagnant. Puppet’s latest survey found that 83 percent of IT […]

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AI and Observability Platforms to Alter DevOps Economics

DevOps as a methodology for accelerating the development and deployment of applications has been unevenly employed for more than a decade. While there are many organizations that almost exclusively employ best DevOps practices to automate IT processes as much as possible, there are many organizations where reliance on  these concepts is limited to a small […]

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Accenture Introduces Climate Change Initiatives

Now that the U.S. has officially rejoined the Paris Agreement there’s going to be greater focus on sustainability as organizations are presented with a series of incentives to reduce carbon emissions. The European Union is at the forefront of those efforts as it gears up to enforce mandatory environment, social, and governance (ESG) disclosure obligations […]

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Mapped: The Missing Digital Twin Link

Digital twins, a concept heavily promoted by NVIDIA on their Omniverse platform, isn’t fully mature. You can create a 3D virtual twin of something, but the twin will be static and physically synchronized with the actual object it is emulating. However, the world isn’t static, and the digital twin, to be fully capable, needs to be […]

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Intel Makes Building 5G Platforms at the Edge Easier

Intel has unveiled an Intel Network Platform that provides the system-level reference architectures, drivers, and software building blocks needed to accelerate the rate at which 5G networking services will be rolled out. Unveiled during an online preview of the discussions Intel hopes to lead during the Mobile World Congress 2021 event next week, the Intel […]

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IBM Sues GlobalFoundries, Highlighting Outsourcing Challenges

I worked with IBM legal in my early years as an IBM employee. IBM tends to use litigation defensively. They have decades of experience writing contracts that are exceedingly difficult to break because of their deep expertise and a well-founded belief that a firm contract prevents litigation.  This month, IBM  filed a civil lawsuit against […]

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Top Data Science Tools 2021

Data science is an interdisciplinary field of study that uses modern tools and techniques to extract meaningful information, find unseen patterns, and make business decisions from structured and unstructured data. Data science uses complex machine learning (ML) algorithms to construct predictive models. The data used for analysis can be from a broad range of application […]

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Render Introduces Automatic Scaling to Platform

Render, a provider of cloud services that automates DevOps processes, announced today it is adding the ability to automatically scale compute and memory resources up and down in real time as developers require. In addition, the company has added a read replica capability for PostgreSQL databases that allows organizations that have heavy database or analytics […]

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Best Software Developer Certifications for 2021

Software developers are in high demand, especially if they have special certifications. This year alone, companies are expected to spend approximately $517 billion collectively on enterprise applications, and software developers are a large part of that. However, as a software developer, it can be difficult to know which certifications will be most valuable in future […]

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Digital Twins to Transform Network Management

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, digital twins were a somewhat esoteric emerging technology that was being used to, for example, enable engineers to maintain aircraft engines more efficiently. With the arrival of the pandemic, however, the level of interest in applying digital twin technologies to the management of various aspects of IT increased. IT teams, […]

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NVIDIA’s Omniverse Underscores the Value of a Strategic Vision

This week, NVIDIA’s CEO Jensen Huang hosted a Q&A session to talk about the company’s Computex announcements.  At the end, Huang shared his vision for the future of the company and highlighted Omniverse, the firm’s big push to create a digital multi-verse. In its final form, Omniverse could redefine life on the planet as well […]

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NVIDIA Extends Scope of AI Software Ambitions

This week, during an online Computex trade show, NVIDIA unveiled a platform designed to make it simpler for enterprise IT teams to build and then deploy AI models in a production environment. Developed in collaboration with NetApp, the NVIDIA Base Command Platform can be deployed in an on-premises environment or on a public cloud, with […]

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Salesforce Gives Administrators More Control Over App Experience

Salesforce is moving to give administrators the ability to integrate processes via the Salesforce Lightning user interface across its software-as-a-service (SaaS) environment without any programming skills being required. Developers and IT teams will still need to set up the environment, but once configured, a Dynamic Interactions tool will allow administrators to enable one component running […]

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Aera Integrates AI Platform with Microsoft Digital Twin Service

Aera Technology this week announced it has integrated the Microsoft Azure Digital Twins service with its Cognitive Operating System platform that employs crawling technology to provide artificial intelligence (AI) models with data in real time. The integration with the Microsoft Azure Digital Twins service will provide organizations that employ the Cognitive Operating System platform with […]

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Microsoft Embraces the Significance of Developers

One of the most iconic Microsoft videos is of former CEO Steve Ballmer in 2000 running around the stage at a Windows conference chanting, “developers, developers, developers,” showcasing just how vital this role was to Microsoft’s future.  Ironically, after that, Microsoft seemed to lose its focus on developers. It went from a company that seemed […]

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Google Makes Case for Managing AI Models

Google, during a recent online Google I/O conference, unveiled a managed service that promises to make it easier to build artificial intelligence (AI) models in addition to setting the stage for the unification of machine learning and IT operations. At the same time, Google also unveiled a Language Model for Dialogue Applications (LaMDA) that promise […]

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