IT News: Humor, AI, PM, IoT, HR, Careers, Networks, DevOps …(269.3)

Volume 269 Issue 3 (Posted August 24th)

Selections from the weekly newsletter, “IT News and Events.”


Humor


Flashback Friday: Well, Not Intentionally

And we’re not at all upset that you canceled the contract
[ComputerWorld, August 21st. 2020]

Wayback Wednesday: The Abcs, Or The 1-2-3’s?

How simple do I have to make this?
[ComputerWorld, August 19th, 2020]

Memory-Lane Monday: Great Idea, Except …

Let’s just say you’re unclear on the concept
[ComputerWorld, August 17th, 2020]


AI


Artificial Intelligence (AI) For Beginners

Artificial intelligence can seem daunting as you start work. Let’s break down how AI works, common types of AI, how it improves big data insights, and strategy essentials
[The Enterprisers Project, August 20th, 2020]

In Gartner’s 2020 Hype Cycle, Explainable AI Leaps Ahead

The annual report shows AI is “dominating and becoming pervasive in all the technology that we’re using,” according to Gartner Research VP Brian Burke
[CIODIVE, August 18th, 2020]

Can Artificial Intelligence Improve Your Customer Service?

Excelling customer service has never been more important for businesses
[Business 2 Community, August 19th, 2020]


PM


2 Project Oversight Areas That Warrant More Executive Focus

When it comes to project oversight, there are two areas on which executives should focus
[PMWorld 360, August 20th, 2020]

What Are Smart Goals And Why Are They Important?

As a business owner, planning for the future can be scary. Every little decision you have to make seems to complicate another
[Business 2 Community, August 17th, 2020]

Is Your Project Communication Plan Missing The Mark With Stakeholders?

A properly documented project communication plan is key to the success of any project
[PMWorld 360, August 19th, 2020]


IoT


Create The Right Approach To IoT Adoption And Scalability

Organizations can approach IoT adoption in three different ways, but all departments must be involved in the process to derive its value and build effective capabilities
[IoT Agenda, August 18th, 2020]

What Enterprises Should Consider When It Comes To Iot Security

Many enterprises have realized that the IoT presents tremendous business opportunities
[HelpNet Security, August 20th, 2020]

Should I Segment My IoT Devices Onto Their Own Networks?

Understanding the criticality and importance of the device determines the level of segmentation
[Dark Reading, August 17th, 2020]


HR


5 Simple Ways To Keep Your Company Culture Alive While Working Remotely

One of the big questions facing professionals right now is how do you, as a CEO or a business leader, maintain the company culture and keep your team’s morale high, when everyone is working remotely?
[TheNextWeb, August 19th, 2020]

Many Us Workers Haven’t Participated In Remote Training Despite Transition, Clutch Says

Despite a large shift to remote work at U.S. companies during the COVID-19 pandemic, many employees have not yet participated in remote training, according to the Aug. 5 results of survey by business review service Clutch
[HRDIVE, August 18th, 2020]

8 Tips For Avoiding IT Staff Burnout During A Pandemic

IT leaders get creative managing remote tech teams working from the confines of home offices. Here’s how they alleviate burnout that threatens to crater WFH life
[CIO, August 21st. 2020]


Careers


Does It Matter Whether You’re Qualified For The Job?

Why Women Don’t Apply for Jobs Unless They’re 100% Qualified
[Ask The Headhunter, August 20th, 2020]

Can They Find Out I Was Fired From My Last Job?

A reader worries that getting fired means not being able to get a new job, in the August 18, 2020 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter
[Ask The Headhunter, August 17th, 2020]


Networks


3 SD-WAN Cloud Connectivity Options To Explore

Enterprises can connect their SD-WAN infrastructure to cloud providers’ platforms using three methods: back-to-back access, private PoP connections and internet VPN
[SearchNetworking, August 19th, 2020]

178 Tbps Is The New Record For World’s Fastest Internet Speed

Researchers at the University College London (UCL) has broken the internet world record speed by achieving a data transmission rate of 178 terabits per second (Tbps) or 178,000,000 megabits per second speed (Mbps), which is similar to downloading the entire Netflix library in less than a second
[Techworm, August 22ndt. 2020]


DevOps


7 Things to Make DevSecOps a Reality

While talking about DevSecOps has become a hot trend, it is clear that many organizations claiming to follow such methodologies are actually mired in traditional waterfall development
[DevOps.com, August 19th, 2020]

DevOps Engineer: It’s Most In-Demand Title For The Future

Have concerns about using the term “DevOps” in job titles in the years to come? Get over it. Spend your time using the DevOps engineer title to help achieve important outcomes
[The Enterprisers Project, August 20th, 2020]


BI


Comparing Business Intelligence Vs. Business Analytics

Business intelligence with descriptive analytics gives a better understanding of your current operations, while business analytics aims to inform future decisions
[SearchBusinessAnalytics, August 19th, 2020]

5 Analytics Mistakes You Need To Avoid

Don’t let mistakes drag your enterprise into analytics disappointment. Catch these common errors before they can hurt your organization’s bottom line
[InformationWeek, August 20th, 2020]


FOSS


10 Best Free And Open Source Software (FOSS) Programs I Found In 2020

As 2020 comes to a close, it is time to bring you the best 10 Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) programs I have come across during this year
[TecMint, August 18th, 2020]

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