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Tuesday - July 7, 2015
More than 208,000 people have signed a petition calling on Reddit interim CEO Ellen Pao to step down. Many Redditers fear Pao will run Reddit into the ground, the petition claims, noting that alternative sites have sprung up in recent months and received vast amounts of traffic. The immediate cause of the unrest was last week's dismissal of Victoria Taylor, Reddit's director of talent, who was responsible for 1,400 of its "Ask me Anything" interviews. Moderators of several hundred subreddits protested by taking their communities private. [More...]

Tuesday - July 7, 2015
With so many cybersecurity pros drowning in an ever-rising tide of hack attacks on their computer systems, an emerging approach to defending those systems may be the life preserver they've been looking for. The approach doesn't involve beefing up perimeter defenses, carefully scrutinizing network traffic, or applying analytics to employee behavior. "We need something very different -- something that will take the malware problem off the table," said Kowsik Guruswamy, CTO of Menlo Security. [More...]

Monday - July 6, 2015
The results of a recent survey on container usage trends suggest that a deployment surge is likely within the next two years -- but also that companies have serious concerns about container security, certification and skills. The survey, commissioned by Red Hat and conducted by TechValidate, assessed enterprise adoption plans for application containers. The survey sought responses from more than 383 global IT decision makers and professionals, ranging from Fortune 500 companies to state and local governments, from April 28 to May 5. [More...]

Monday - July 6, 2015
Customer experience is more than the experience of trading money for a product or a service. It's the experience leading up to that, and the experience customers have with what they've purchased, all the way until they stop using it. Why is it, then, that the concept of "customer experience" seems to exist primarily in the marketing department? Marketing can take a customer up to the start of the sales process, and then later encourage repeat business and renewals -- but marketing is but a small part of what makes an experience. [More...]

 

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