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Goodbye call bridge: How PagerDuty used intelligent tools and partnerships to transform IT ops

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As is often the case in the technology world, the catalyst for forming PagerDuty Inc. originated from the experience of one engineer working many years ago at a wholly different company. In this case, that company was Amazon.com. Alex Solomon (pictured) started his career as a software engineer for Amazon in 2006. At the time, Amazon […]

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““The old way of sending the alert to everyone and having 100 people on a call bridge, that just doesn’t work anymore,” said Solomon, PagerDuty’s co-founder and chief technology officer.”

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Q&A: Boosting employee engagement by using the right tech tools

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More than half of employees are disengaged at work. And there are plenty of reasons behind that, but an employee’s experience within the workplace is the leading cause of disengagement. To deal with this disengagement, there are hundreds of new employee experience tools that promise better collaboration, productivity, and communication at work. But overloading employees with […]

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New cryptojacking worm spreads via Docker software containers

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Security researchers at Palo Alto Network Inc.’s Unit 42 have identified the first-ever cryptojacking worm that spreads using Docker software containers. Dubbed “Graboid,” the worm spread to more than 2,000 unsecured Docker hosts and like other cryptocurrency worms before it, it utilizes the infected hosts to mine for the Monero cryptocurrency. Monero is a favorite […]

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Q&A: Robotic process automation exposes business process inefficiencies

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Robotic process automation is in the spotlight as the new big wave for business transformation. Office workers hand over boring, repetitive tasks such as data entry to software assistants, freeing them to focus on the more creative and rewarding aspects of their job. But RPA is also exposing the dark side of business processes. “Process sediment […]

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I enjoyed this... favorite line:

“Politics — people will lie to you about what they do all day, so they can sabotage your process. And there’s a lot of silos within organizations that hate each other and throw things over the wall. So that all needs streamlining. And the more you can do across silos, the more successful any automation project would be.”
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Disaster Recovery Faking, Take Two

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An anonymous (for reasons that will be obvious pretty soon) commenter left a gem on my Disaster Recovery Test Faking blog post that is way too valuable to be left hidden and unannotated.

Here’s what he did:

Once I was tasked to do a DR test before handing over the solution to the customer. To simulate the loss of a data center I suggested to physically shutdown all core switches in the active data center.

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Pixie dust is addictive...
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Core Earnings? New Data and Evidence

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Using a novel dataset of earnings-related disclosures embedded in the 10-Ks, this paper shows how detailed financial statement analysis can produce a measure of core earnings that is more persistent than traditional earnings measures and forecasts future performance. Analysts and market participants are slow to appreciate the importance of transitory earnings.
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