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DevOps: Why People (Not Tools) Are Transforming Software Development

There is little doubt that DevOps has become a term du jour in tech circles over the last couple of years. Many tech firms understand the concept as a culture transformation. And they likely understand that collaboration in order to speed up production cycle times can be a win-win for companies and …

DevOps

How economists rode maths to become our era’s astrologers – Alan Jay Levinovitz

Since the 2008 financial crisis, colleges and universities have faced increased pressure to identify essential disciplines, and cut the rest. In …

Hey British coders: DevOps – you're doing it wrong

Plus you need new metrics. Chin up, let's get this sortedIf you want a brief summary of DevOps, it goes like this: a lot of those who claim to be …

R3 Developing Open Source Blockchain for Banks, says Head of Research

In September <i>Bitcoin Magazine</i> reported that nine global banks were pooling resources to fund R3, a next-generation global financial services company …

Financial Services

A Model IP and Open Source Contribution Policy

Many times I come across companies that have open source policies that are just backwards. For many companies, their default legal position is that …

Math Works Great—Until You Try to Map It Onto the World

In 1900, the great mathematician David Hilbert presented a list of 23 unsolved problems worth investigating in the new century. The list became a …

Hubble at 25: the best images from the space telescope - in pictures

As the Hubble space telescope gets ready to celebrate 25 years since its launch, we look back at some of the iconic images it has produced

Hubble Space Telescope

The Innovator's Solution for SaaS Startups - The Flywheel SaaS Company

In the Innovator’s Dilemma for SaaS Startups, I outlined the path of many software companies, which disrupt incumbents by first serving the …

The Secrets To Building A Team Of Decision Makers

Make better decision-makers out of your team by giving them the freedom to be themselves.<p>We’re at a moment in time where top-down planning is increasingly ineffective. Change is the only constant. Rather than set a plan with rigid parts to have others deliver on, as a leader it’s more efficient to …

How Power-Hungry Bosses Keep Their Power

Tomasz Walenta<p>It’s established behavior in the animal kingdom: Chimpanzees at the top of the hierarchy are often hostile toward lower-ranking members who might be powerful enough to challenge their authority, and they divide subordinates to prevent them from forming alliances.<p>New research shows …

What is Product Management? (the core, the over-extended, and the totally dysfunctional)

Sometimes I help companies (usually startups) kickstart their Product Management function. These companies often know they WANT Product Management, …

Inside Google's policy to 'pay unfairly' — why 2 people in the same role can earn dramatically different amounts

Laszlo Bock, who became the SVP of Google's People Operations in 2006, writes in his new book, "Work Rules!" that he and Google's leadership spent years determining how to keep the retention rate of top talent as high as possible.<p>They decided on a counterintuitive strategy: to "pay unfairly."<p>As …

The New York Times Invents A Conference Table That Takes Notes For You

It’s called the Listening Table, and it not only transcribes meetings, but knows when they’re important.<p>Like most offices, the <i>New York Times</i> holds a lot of meetings. Editorial meetings, ad sales meetings, design meetings, you name it; all centered around a table seemingly for no other purpose than …

17 simple tool hacks to help you nail any project

Finishing that project around the house is impossible when your tools are working against you.<p>Not possessing the right equipment or losing a screw …

Airframe Parachutes Might Have Prevented The Germanwings Crash

The founder of an aerospace company dedicated to manufacturing airframe parachutes for general aviation and legacy aircraft says that eventually such technology could even guard against sabotage — virtually preventing catastrophes like this week’s Germanwings A320 crash.<p>Even though IATA, the global …

Aviation

How To Avoid Losing Users After The First Visit

<i>David Arnoux is Head of Growth at Twoodo building the future of teamwork. He’s also a Growth Evangelist at Growth Tribe. Follow him on Twitter or G+. This post first appeared on the Twoodo blog.</i><p>How do you get users to fall in love with your product on their first visit? How do you avoid losing …

Omnichannel scorecards: Beckon launches a scoreboard for performance marketers

Coca-Cola, Microsoft, Yahoo, and the Gap are already using them. But today, Beckon is launching its new omnichannel scorecards to the wider world, giving marketers a simple way to connect everything they’re doing and — yes — know the marketing score.<p>And no, it’s not just a toy.<p>“Don’t let the pretty …

Getting To The Real Cost Of Customer Success

The Cloud and SaaS industry is not immune to churn. Regardless of whether you sell a suite of SaaS applications or just one designed to help a user do a tactical task better, the ease of SaaS is a double-edged sword. Just as it is easy to sign up, it is equally as easy for a customer to drop a SaaS …

5 Top Text Editors for Programmers

Text Editors are plenty. Finding the best fit for someone is tough. Let's list 5 top Text Editors for programmers and writers.

Skip the Boring Business Plan. Focus on This Strategy Instead.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The concept of starting a business without a plan would send anyone running -- and for good reason. Every great business begins with a plan that outlines measurable goals and the methods for achieving them. Plans, done correctly, can be a …

AWS Release Example EC2 Container Service Scheduler Driver for Mesos

Amazon Web Services (AWS) have released an open source proof of concept scheduler driver that demonstrated how the Apache Mesos cluster manager could …

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Facebook launches ThreatExchange, an API-based platform that lets companies share security threat info

Facebook today launched ThreatExchange, described as “an API-based clearinghouse for security threat information.” It’s really a social platform, something Facebook naturally excels at building, which allows companies to share with each other details about malware and phishing attacks.<p>Pinterest, …

Microsoft Researchers' Algorithm Sets ImageNet Challenge Milestone

Posted by Richard EckelThe race among computer scientists to build the world’s most accurate computer vision system is more of a marathon than a …

The Behaviors that Define A-Players

Individual contributors sometimes ask themselves, “What will it take for others to recognize my potential?” They may simply want acknowledgement of the importance of the work they do. Or they may aspire to move into management. In some cases, they’ve been told that they’re doing fine and have been …

What HoloLens Has That Google Glass Didn’t

I admit that when Microsoft unveiled its holographic computing engine at its Windows 10 event last week, I didn’t pay much attention. Despite some positive press, it felt too much like Google Glass (and skepticism of that platform looks increasingly warranted) and reminded me of many past gee-whiz …

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Facebook at Work: Enterprise Social Networks

Efficiency and spending time on social networks may sound like two contradictory terms, but Facebook actually wants companies to believe its latest …

How digital collaboration will evolve in 2015

Providing a usable digital workplace today increasingly means giving access to a wider set of collaboration tools as part of an open adoption …

Forget Myers-Briggs: To Build a Great Team, Focus on 'Factor C'

<i>By Cass R. Sunstein and Reid Hastie</i><p>In sports, some people are famous for “making other players better.” Magic Johnson, the great basketball player …

Myers-Briggs