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Rise of the citizen developer: GenAI and the democratisation of code

App development harnessing generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) might be democratising coding and potentially freeing up resource, but organisations must carefully manage contributors without prior coding experience. According to Jon Puleston, vice-president of innovation in the profiles division at Kantar, even an accurate synthetic persona based on a data set of 25,000 real people containing 250…

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Automating public services – a careful approach

vchalup – stock.adobe.com By Published: 09 Jul 2024 The use of AI and automation in the public sector involves both public-facing systems and behind-the-scenes tools aimed at streamlining operations and freeing up staff time. But we know that these benefits are not guaranteed. Public sector organisations must approach automation with caution to avoid the pitfalls…

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Microsoft and Google’s GHG emissions gains call viability of net-zero targets into question

The financial results of the world’s biggest three hyperscale cloud companies have seen Amazon, Google and Microsoft all credit growing customer demand for artificial intelligence (AI) services for boosting their respective profit, revenue and market share totals. The downside to this growth, particularly where Google and Microsoft are concerned, is that it appears to be…

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Kubernetes at 10: Persistent storage matures, helped by Operators

Kubernetes is 10! Mid-2024 sees the 10th birthday of the market-leading container orchestration platform. It’s a decade that started with containers emerging as a novel way of virtualising applications but storage and data protection that was practically non-existent. Now, Kubernetes offers a mature container platform for cloud-native applications with all the functionality required for the…

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Best practices to beat container misconfiguration

While misconfigured containers are a major challenge in cloud security, this can often be traced to shortcuts to cloud and containerisation divorced from the overall strategy. Focus on technical and tactical migrations, or even managing revenues, can be to the detriment of risk management and business results, with Drew Firment, chief cloud strategist at learning…

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Data leakage in the cloud – can data truly be safe in the cloud?

As organisations store and process data in the cloud, there are increasing concerns from administrators, data owners and CISOs’ around the possibility of misconfiguration or mishaps that lead to sensitive data being leaked – particularly to public cloud services that fall outside of the intended geographic region. In 2019, Gartner predicted that by 2025, 90%…

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Samsung Tapes Out Its First 3nm Smartphone SoC, Gets A Boost From Synopsys AI-Enabled Tools

This week Samsung Electronics and Synopsys announced that Samsung has taped out its first mobile system-on-chip on Samsung Foundry’s 3nm gate-all-around (GAA) process technology. The announcement, coming from electronic design automation Synopsys, further notes that Samsung used the Synopsys.ai EDA suite to place-n-route the layout and verify design of the SoC, which in turn enabled…

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Major breaches allegedly caused by unsecured Snowflake accounts

Significant data breaches at online ticketing platform Ticketmaster and consumer bank Santander appear to be linked to the abuse of unsecured accounts held with cloud data management platform Snowflake, it has emerged over the past few days. The Ticketmaster breach – confirmed on Friday 31 May by parent organisation Live Nation – saw the personal…

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TSMC: Performance-Optimized 3nm N3P Process on Track for Mass Production This Year

As part of the second leg of TSMC’s spring technology symposium series, the company offered an update on the state of its 3nm-class processes, both current and future. Building on the back of their current-generation N3E process, the optical shrink of this process technology, N3P, is now on track to enter mass production in the…

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IT strategy: Supporting a distributed workforce

Prior to 2019, many corporate IT departments had evolved a fairly efficient end-user computing strategy, which kept PCs functioning and updated to support the enterprise software requirements of staff. Then along came the pandemic, which broke the entire model for end-user computing. Literally overnight, IT departments had to enable people to work from home in…

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