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20 Apr 2017 IBM Study Uncovers New and Innovative Ways for Electronics Companies to Improve Warranty Operations and Reduce Costs [62642]
IBM, April 20th 2017

Advances in predictive analytics, cognitive computing and Internet of Things (IoT) offer an opportunity to transform traditional warranty processes

IBM announced results from a global benchmark survey analyzing electronics industry warranty performance, finding significant potential for improvement in warranty and supply chain operations.

According to the new IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV) study, "Powering Warranty Reinvention: How Electronics Companies Leverage New Technologies to Improve Warranty Management," many companies don't put enough focus on effective warranty management or treat it as a competitive differentiator. Warranties are a critical part of product upgrades and launches, particularly for electronics companies that constantly introduce new features, software or experiences. Underestimating the operational impact of returns and repairs can have a profound effect on company reputation and bottom line.
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16 Apr 2017 Miami Ruby Brigade: Ruby Performance Benchmarking [62310]
Monday, April 17th, 2017: 7:00 PM to ..

Wyncode Academy

I think we do Ruby performance benchmarking wrong.

Zed's been trying to tell us the right away to do it for years now: link

But we haven't been listening because I see the Ruby Benchmark module being used all over the place.

Benchmark bothers me.

So I want to show you all my benchmarker, Wynmark

For my next entry in the in the #MakeRubyGreatAgain lecture series, I want to talk about performance benchmarking.

Bryce Kerley, Ed Toro, Josef Diago
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12 Apr 2017 MySQL 8.0: Improved performance with CTE [62456]
By MySQL Server Team

Oystein Grovlen blogs, "MySQL 8.0 introduces Common Table Expressions (CTE). My colleague Guilhem has written several blog posts on how to use CTEs , and you can also read about it in the MySQL 8.0 Reference Manual. In this blog post, I will focus on how using a CTE instead of a view or a derived table can improve performance.

As usual, my example query will be a query from the DBT-3 benchmark. This time, we will look at Query 15, the Top Supplier Query:..."
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04 Apr 2017 Datalink Achieves SOC 2 Attestation for Managed & Customer Support Services [62232]
Datalink, April 4th 2017

Protects Clients by Ensuring Adherence to Rigorous IT Security & Availability Standards

IT services and solutions provider Datalink, an Insight company, announced it has completed a Service Organization Control (SOC) 2, Type II, attestation for its technical support and managed services operations. The attestation verifies that Datalink has instituted stringent security and availability internal controls in accordance with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants' (AICPA) applicable Trust Services Principles and Criteria.

The AICPA created the SOC guidelines to provide an authoritative benchmark for service organizations to demonstrate implementation of proper control procedures and practices. Type II reports include detailed testing of the operational effectiveness of the described systems' security and availability controls to:

  • Ensure secure client access to Datalink systems
  • Protect client systems managed by Datalink

"Transformation is top of mind for leaders of large enterprises, and so is security. Increasingly, large enterprises are leveraging IT operations services providers to transform their operations with an eye on future needs and future threats," said Shawn O'Grady, Datalink Senior Vice President and General Manager.
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20 Mar 2017 Poor Data Quality Is Harming Companies (Slideshow) [61708]
CIO Insight, March 20th, 2017

"Only a minority of IT and business professionals said they trust their organization's data to make key business decisions, according to a recent survey from Experian Data Quality. The accompanying '2017 Global Data Management Benchmark Report' reveals that most survey respondents said they're forced to rely on 'gut feelings' to make important decisions about data.

Data quality remains critical here, but relatively few organizations take a proactive approach to address this need, much less achieve optimized results. It doesn't help that few companies have completely centralized data quality control through a single director. To address these issues- and boost sales and customer loyalty in the process - organizations are starting to hire chief data officers and take on major data cleansing projects..."
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