The Stream API brought a new programming paradigm to Java: a declarative way of processing data using streams—expressing what should be done to the values and not how it should be done. More importantly, the API allows you to harness the power of multicore architectures for the parallel processing of data. There are two kinds of streams.A sequential stream is one whose elements are processed sequentially (as in a for loop) when the stream pipeline is executed by a single thread. A parallel stream is split into multiple substreams that are processed in parallel by multiple instances of the stream pipeline being executed by multiple threads, and their intermediate results are combined to create the final result. A parallel stream can be created only directly on a collection by invoking the Collection.parallelStream() method. The sequential or parallel mode of an existing stream can be modified by calling the BaseStream.sequential() and BaseStream.parallel() intermediate operations, respectively. A stream is executed sequentially or in parallel depending on the execution mode of the stream on which the terminal operation is initiated.
At Western Digital, we recognize the importance of doing our part to contain global temperature rise. So it was important to pledge and set our ambitious goal to help limit the increase to less than 1.5°C by 2030. While we’ve made significant improvements the past few years, we have a lot of work to do to achieve our goal. It is particularly challenging to achieve the goal while the factory is going through expansion. So that’s why we rely on 4IR technologies to drive eco-efficiency. ... Our strategy hinges on three approaches: accountability, digital, and partnerships. First, it’s about setting bold climate commitments that demonstrate our accountability to making science-based progress. For more than three decades, we’ve been setting publicly facing environmental goals. And we continue to commit to bold goals, including the intention to source 100 percent of our global electricity needs from renewable sources by 2025 and to be carbon neutral in our global operations by 2030. Along with that, we’re harnessing digital and Industry 4.0 advanced-manufacturing technologies to reduce our carbon footprint and, to your earlier point, drive greater resilience.
A resourceful CIO is able to blend prior experience with multiple variables, such as accepted frameworks, methodologies, and cultural and political landscapes. “In essence, the new CIO, when effectively using resourcefulness, is in the best position to challenge the current paradigm of the enterprise and chart the path forward,” says Greg Bentham, vice president of cloud infrastructure services at business advisory firm Capgemini Americas. Joining a major enterprise and establishing trust within a new organization is perhaps the most challenging task a CIO will ever face. Many obstacles will inevitably surface and need to be resolved. While prior experience and frameworks can be applied, reality suggests that history never exactly repeats itself. Top enterprises expect that their new CIO will possess the knowledge and creativity to overcome even the most challenging barriers. The best way to become resourceful is through direct experience gathered throughout an IT career, particularly experiences that spurred organizational changes, Bentham says.
In a perfect world, employees in labor-intensive roles will be re-trained to tackle more creative and complex problem-solving tasks. Less-experienced workers will be able to quickly skill up with AI-augmented on-the-job training. In some cases, AI-equipped cameras are already enhancing, rather than replacing, human labor. By monitoring assembly-line production, tracking worker steps and processing findings into actionable feedback, this data technology can deliver valuable movement-efficiency training to employees on the line – including how to safely and efficiently move and operate in spaces shared by humans and robots. Yet who’s footing the bill here? How do business owners benefit from the adoption (and, of course, investment in) data technology? First and foremost is the obvious and immediate benefit of reducing lost labor hours due to injuries and worker-compensation-related costs. But there is also the knock-on effect of promoting a healthier and (hopefully) happier workforce. The question then becomes how to gain the buy-in of labor.
IT and facilities teams sometimes rely on strong third-party relationships to enable multi-location collaboration. This often means having a good relationship with a telecommunication service provider (or providers, depending on the internet services available in the various locations), complete with a service level agreement that specifies the exact network performance standards to be met. Likewise, it’s essential to have built trust between all the companies that deliver the organisation’s collaboration technology, whether hardware or software. It may also be that IT teams rely on local managed service providers to provide on-site support on their behalf. Collaboration, and the technology that enables it, has become a core tenet of the post-pandemic workplace – but it means different things to different organisations. Sometimes, it’s about internal communication using voice and videoconferencing, messaging, and webinars. Perhaps these integrate with an office productivity suite or customer relationship management software, enhancing productivity and communication with colleagues, clients, or prospects. Other times, it’s about implementing the best solutions for your office space.
Edge cloud networks can provide continuous high-bandwidth connectivity between aircraft and the internet. This enables data transmission even in mid-air, with edge computing providing a filter for the most relevant information – reducing overall bandwidth usage. Servers on the ground can then selectively pull data from the edge servers on the aircraft for more detailed, real-time analysis – helping to spot potential problems and advise immediate remedial actions. This high-bandwidth connectivity can send the information needed to allow airlines to predict components and other failures before their occurrence and empower organisations to take the necessary steps to address these faults. Systems can generate automatic notifications from the plane to enable ground crews to prepare for repairs at the next landing point. Maintenance teams can more easily manage their parts and resources with access to detailed information. Edge computing also holds potential for enabling aviation operators to develop a mobility infrastructure that incorporates intelligent connected vehicles within a more extensive transportation network.
There are five strategies cybersecurity vendors should rely on to help their enterprise customers close widening gaps in their security tech stacks. Based on conversations with endpoint security, IAM, PAM, patch management and remote browser isolation (RBI) providers and their partners, these strategies are beginning to emerge in a dominate way among the cybersecurity landscape. ... Enterprises need better tools to assess risks and vulnerabilities to identify and close gaps in tech stacks. As a result, there’s a growing interest in using Risk-Based Vulnerability Management (RBVM) that can scale across cloud, mobile IoT and IIoT devices today. Endpoint Detection & Response (EDR) vendors are moving into RBVM with vulnerability assessment tools. Leading vendors include CODA Footprint, CyCognito, Recorded Future, Qualys and others. Ivanti’s acquisition of RiskSense delivered its first product this month, Ivanti Neurons for Risk-Based Vulnerability Management (RBVM). What’s noteworthy about Ivanti’s release is that it is the first RBVM system that relies on a state engine to measure, prioritize and control cybersecurity risks to protect enterprises against ransomware and advanced cyber threats.
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"The art of communication is the language of leadership." -- James Humes