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AI, data analytics, recruiting tech among HR priorities, leaders say

LAS VEGAS — HR leaders at top national companies want tech that delivers insights and improves talent management. The top HR priorities included boosting candidate and employee experience through stellar technology. That was the message to vendors and attendees at the 2018 HR Technology Conference & Expo from a panel on what it takes to create top-notch HR. Improved recruiting platforms, AI, data analytics and user-driven learning platforms were all listed as important.

The HR chiefs from Accenture, BlackRock, Delta Air Lines, Johnson & Johnson and The Walt Disney Co., who appeared on a panel, discussed their technology priorities and interests. They weren’t picking and choosing vendors, and they made a point of avoiding mentioning any of the vendors at the conference.

But this group of global HR leaders had a clear idea of what they thought was important to conference attendees and vendors. It was a strategic, but pointed, overview of how they are using technology and what their firms want from it.

Stellar HR requires a candidate-focused recruiting system

Johnson & Johnson interviews a million people a year to hire 28,000 individuals. “So, how do you make sure that they [the candidates] have visibility [into] how they’re tracking through the process, like you would track a Domino’s pizza or a UPS or a FedEx package?” asked Peter Fasolo, executive vice president and chief human resources officer (CHRO) at Johnson & Johnson, based in New Brunswick, N.J.

At BlackRock, talent is an ongoing executive board-level discussion, said Matt Breitfelder, managing director and chief talent officer. The New York-based company is using technology to help improve the diversity of its hiring.

The firm wants diversity on its teams, so its employees are “challenging each other to think more clearly about what they’re seeing in markets,” Breitfelder said.

BlackRock is using tools in its hiring process to make sure it is “not just replicating an industry that has tended to have one way of thinking,” Breitfelder said. “We know it’s about teams, not about individual stars.”

Data analytics makes us more human

We democratized all of our learning.
Ellyn Shookchief leadership and human resource officer at Accenture

“Data analytics makes us more human, because our own data analytics shows there’s a lot of liberal arts majors who make great investors, which is very counterintuitive,” Breitfelder said. 

Delta Air Lines has begun using machine learning and AI technologies to help discover “good predictors of success” in its hiring, said Joanne Smith, the company’s executive vice president and CHRO. “That’s going to help us get smarter and smarter and smarter about hiring,” she said.

Learning and a focus on employee experience

Learning technology was also mentioned as a priority, and Accenture explained why that is. In response to the competition in the labor market, the firm decided to go big on training employees on entirely new skills.

“We democratized all of our learning,” said Ellyn Shook, chief leadership and human resource officer at Accenture, based in Dublin. Learning “is now in real time, on demand and available to our people anytime, anywhere, any device,” she said.

Some 300,000 of Accenture’s 450,000 employees have taken advantage of it in the last two years, which includes some “leading-edge technical areas that there would be no way we could have hired at that scale,” Shook said.

A common theme for the conference panel was the need for consumer-like HR technologies.

“Help me do what I’m doing. Help my employees be better at what we’re doing. But have a consumer mindset to it,” said Jayne Parker, senior executive vice president and CHRO of Disney.

Wanted – StarTech 40 Pin Male IDE to SATA Adapter Converter

I have exactly what you want , at least appearance- and brand-wise. Not used for a while now, not sure if it is working but definitely from a quickly failed project on a TV recorder. Comes with power cables. £10 (?) posted with RM 1st class once you confirm they’re working?

EDIT: “they” as in TWO of them. Sorry, a little like London busses…?

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For Sale – Asrock Deskmini Mini PC, G4600, 2x4gb Ram, 120gb SSD

Decided to sell HTPC as want to go other routes. Mint condtion, boxes, warranty.

This little PC is very powerful and can be easily used as main PC, obviously perfect for HTPC. All drivers/updates/bios are installed.
In case you don’t know, g4600 is basically 99% of i3 7100.
There is 2 x 2.5″ hdd/ssd slot and 1 x m.2 2280 but it has to be pci-e.

Asrock Deskmini
G4600 with intel stock cooler
2x4gb 2133Mhz Samsung DDR4
120gb Kingston A400 SSD
Intel AC WIFI card with antennas
Windows 10 Pro

Price and currency: 210
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For Sale – Asrock Deskmini, G4600, 2x4gb Ram, 120gb SSD

Decided to sell HTPC as want to go other routes. Mint condtion, boxes, warranty.

This little PC is very powerful and can be easily used as main PC, obviously perfect for HTPC. All drivers/updates/bios are installed.
In case you don’t know, g4600 is basically 99% of i3 7100.
There is 2 x 2.5″ hdd/ssd slot and 1 x m.2 2280 but it has to be pci-e.

Asrock Deskmini
G4600 with intel stock cooler
2x4gb 2133Mhz Samsung DDR4
120gb Kingston A400 SSD
Intel AC WIFI card with antennas
Windows 10 Pro

Price and currency: 200
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included within my country
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Location: London
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Wanted – StarTech 40 Pin Male IDE to SATA Adapter Converter

I have exactly what you want , at least appearance- and brand-wise. Not used for a while now, not sure if it is working but definitely from a quickly failed project on a TV recorder. Comes with power cables. £10 (?) posted with RM 1st class once you confirm they’re working?

EDIT: “they” as in TWO of them. Sorry, a little like London busses…?

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Wanted – StarTech 40 Pin Male IDE to SATA Adapter Converter

I have exactly what you want , at least appearance- and brand-wise. Not used for a while now, not sure if it is working but definitely from a quickly failed project on a TV recorder. Comes with power cables. £10 (?) posted with RM 1st class once you confirm they’re working?

EDIT: “they” as in TWO of them. Sorry, a little like London busses…?

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Third-party Kubernetes tools hone performance for database containerization

Enterprise IT shops that want to modernize legacy applications or embark on a database containerization project are the target users for Kubernetes tools released this month.

Robin Systems, which previously offered its own container orchestration utility, embraced Kubernetes with hyper-converged infrastructure software it claimed can optimize quality of service for database containerization, AI and machine learning applications, as well as big data applications, such as Spark and Hadoop. Turbonomic also furthered its Kubernetes optimization features with support for multi-cloud container management. Turbonomic’s Self-Managing Kubernetes tool could also help with database containerization, because it takes performance and cost optimization into account.

The products join other third-party Kubernetes management tools that must add value over features offered natively in pure upstream Kubernetes implementations — a difficult task as the container orchestration engine matures. However, the focus on database containerization and its performance challenges aligns with the enterprise market’s momentum, analysts said.

“For many vendors, performance is an afterthought, and the monitoring and management side is an afterthought,” said Milind Govekar, analyst with Gartner. “History keeps repeating itself along those lines, but now we can make mistakes faster because of automation and worse mistakes with containers, because they’re easier to spin up.”

While early adopters such as T-Mobile already use DC/OS for database containerization, most enterprises aren’t yet ready for stateful applications in containers.

“Stateless apps are still the low-hanging fruit,” said Jay Lyman, analyst with 451 Research. “It will be a slow transition for organizations pushing [containerization] into data-rich applications.”

Robin Systems claims superior database containerization approach

Now, we can make mistakes faster because of automation and worse mistakes with containers, because they’re easier to spin up.
Milind Govekaranalyst, Gartner

Robin Systems faces more of an uphill battle against both pure Kubernetes and established third-party tools with its focus on big data apps and database containerization. Mesosphere has already targeted this niche for years with DC/OS. And enterprises can also look to Red Hat OpenShift for database containerization, given the platform’s maturity and users’ familiarity with Red Hat’s products.

Robin Systems’ founders claimed better quality-of-service guarantees for individual containers and workloads than OpenShift and DC/OS, because the company designed and controls all levels of its software-defined infrastructure package, which includes network and storage management, in addition to container orchestration. It guarantees minimum and maximum application performance throughout the infrastructure — including CPU, memory, and network and storage IOPS allocations — within one policy, whereas competitors integrate with tools such as the open source Container Network Interface plug-in, OpenShift Container Storage and Portworx persistent storage.

Control over the design of the storage layer enables Robin’s platform to take cluster-wide snapshots of Kubernetes deployments and their associated applications, which isn’t possible natively on OpenShift or DC/OS yet.

Plenty of vendors claim a superior approach with their Kubernetes tools, and many major enterprise IT shops have already chosen a strategic Kubernetes vendor for production application development and deployment.

However, companies such as John Hancock also must modernize a massive portfolio of legacy applications, including IBM DB2 and Microsoft SQL Server databases in versions so old they’re no longer supported by the original manufacturers.

John Hancock, a Boston-based insurer and a division of financial services group Manulife Financial Corp., is conducting a proof of concept with Robin Systems, as it mulls database containerization for IBM DB2. The company wants to move the mainframe-based system into the Microsoft Azure cloud for development and testing, which it sees as simpler and more affordable than its current approach to managing internally developed production apps with Pivotal’s PaaS offering by a separate department.

“It’s not going to fly if [a database containerization platform] will take four people eight months to get working,” said Kurt Straube, systems director for the insurance company. Robin’s hyper-converged infrastructure approach, which bundles networking and storage with container and compute management, might be a shortcut to database containerization for legacy apps where ease of use and low cost are paramount.

Turbonomics Kubernetes tool
Turbonomic’s Kubernetes tool manages MongoDB performance.

Turbonomic targets container placement, not workloads

While Robin Systems’ platform approach puts it squarely into competition with PaaS vendors such as Red Hat OpenShift, Pivotal Container Service (PKS) and Mesosphere’s DC/OS, Turbonomic’s product spans Kubernetes platforms such as Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes, Azure Kubernetes Service, Google Kubernetes Engine and PKS.

Turbonomic’s Kubernetes tool optimizes container placement across different services, but doesn’t manage individual container workloads. It fills a potential need in the market, and it keeps Turbonomic out of direct competition with established Kubernetes tools.

“There are many PaaS vendors that can manage Kubernetes clusters, but what they can’t do is tell a user how to optimize the number of containers on a cluster so that the right resources are available to each container,” Gartner’s Govekar said.

A number of tools manage VM placement between multiple cloud infrastructure services, such as the Open Service Broker API. However, “many of these tools don’t do a great job from a performance optimization standpoint specifically,” Govekar said.

Wanted – StarTech 40 Pin Male IDE to SATA Adapter Converter

I have exactly what you want , at least appearance- and brand-wise. Not used for a while now, not sure if it is working but definitely from a quickly failed project on a TV recorder. Comes with power cables. £10 (?) posted with RM 1st class once you confirm they’re working?

EDIT: “they” as in TWO of them. Sorry, a little like London busses…?

Click to expand…

Wanted – StarTech 40 Pin Male IDE to SATA Adapter Converter

I have exactly what you want , at least appearance- and brand-wise. Not used for a while now, not sure if it is working but definitely from a quickly failed project on a TV recorder. Comes with power cables. £10 (?) posted with RM 1st class once you confirm they’re working?

EDIT: “they” as in TWO of them. Sorry, a little like London busses…?

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