Low and no-code software may soon test the limits of IT hand-holding

Low-code and no-code platforms offer a way for organizations to create custom software applications without the need for coding knowledge by offering pre-built templates and customizable options. The capabilities delivered by low-code platforms keep expanding with "hyperautomation functionality". Given that at least 80% of low-code tool users are developers outside of IT departments, low-code platforms are frequently in demand among small to medium-sized businesses, including IT organizations and external service providers, as well as under-budgeted IT departments that struggle to keep up with the agility and diversity that digital solutions demand. Without proper guidance, IT departments may need to continually intervene in how low- and no-code solutions are used, while business users struggle to manage such software.


Digital transformation: 3 ways agile methodologies can help

Agile is a traditional software development methodology that breaks projects into smaller, iterative projects and encourages continuous feedback and improvement. Agile principles can also be applied to facilitate digital transformation and build a robust infrastructure. Sprints are a common tool to create a clear plan and ensure traceable steps throughout a long process. They are small in scope and make change management easier. Sprints and Scrum assist CIOs in managing digital transformation initiatives by establishing a cadence of iterative change and constant communication and measurement. The key to fostering a culture of continuous improvement is for CIOs to commit to participating in the process in perpetuity and host their own scrums to review all scrums and feed the continuous improvement machine. Agile plays a critical role in digital transformation by helping CIOs bridge business and technical teams and streamline the process.


4 tools that keep businesses on a smooth path to success

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems can help businesses streamline their operations and improve their bottom line. However, without the right tools and strategies in place, ERP implementations can quickly become complex and unwieldy, leading to lost productivity and revenue. There are four essential tools that businesses can use to ensure a smooth and successful ERP implementation, which include project management software, data visualization tools, testing and simulation tools, and user training and support. By leveraging these tools, businesses can optimize their ERP systems and drive long-term growth and success.


3 ways to improve productivity and reduce costs with Microsoft Teams Phone

Microsoft Teams Phone, a cloud-based business phone system, offer an array of crucial benefits that can improve productivity and reduce costs for organizations. Firstly, it enables seamless collaboration and communication across teams with features like instant messaging, video conferencing, and screen sharing. Secondly, it eliminates the need for separate phone systems and reduces hardware costs, while also offering scalable pricing options. Finally, it provides advanced analytics and reporting tools to help businesses optimize their workflows and make data-driven decisions. Organizations can improve their operational efficiency and gain a competitive edge in the market by utilizing Microsoft Teams Phone.


OpenAI reveals Redis bug behind ChatGPT user data exposure incident

OpenAI disclosed that a bug in the Redis open-source library was responsible for the exposure of other users' personal information and chat titles in ChatGPT. The bug corrupted connections when requests were terminated and returned unexpected data from the database cache. To make matters worse, OpenAI unintentionally made a server-side change by mistake that led to a surge in request cancellations, raising the error rate. OpenAI has fixed a critical account takeover vulnerability that could be exploited to take possession of another user's account, view their chat history, and access billing information without their knowledge. The flaw, discovered by security researcher Gal Nagli, bypasses security measures implemented by OpenAI on chat.openai.com to access a victim's sensitive data. The bug was fixed within two hours of responsible disclosure.


Volume of HTTPS phishing sites surges 56% annually

The number of phishing websites using HTTPS encryption has increased by 56% in the past year, posing a new threat to online security. Cybercriminals are increasingly using HTTPS certificates to trick users into thinking that their sites are legitimate and secure while actually stealing sensitive information such as login credentials and financial data. While HTTPS encryption provides a higher level of security for legitimate sites, it also makes it harder for users to distinguish between real and fake sites. The rise in HTTPS-enabled phishing sites underscores the need for greater user education as well as stronger anti-phishing tools and technologies to protect against these threats.