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One Degree Wednesday November 4 2020

The road to successful change is lined with trade-offs

At one Fortune 500 insurance company, the IT team had noticed an uptick in quality issues, delays, and dissatisfaction among project sponsors. In response to these unsettling trends, the chief information officer (CIO) decided to adopt a standard software development methodology and replicable project management practices. The intended benefits of this shift — higher quality and reliability — were attractive, but the trade-offs were daunting. Because they would no longer have the license to customize process and standards, project managers would need to give up independence and creativity. Coders would have to make similar sacrifices, as well as face increased oversight through peer reviews.


Social media giants ‘shown up once again’ in effort to combat election misinformation

Despite efforts by major social media platforms like Facebook Inc. and Twitter Inc. to combat the spread of false information during the U.S. election campaign, some experts say these technology companies could have done more earlier on, and that they may still be ill-equipped for what might happen on Nov. 3.


Google Forms Used In Password-Stealing Spree: What You Need To Know

Cybercriminals will use any, and every means possible to win your trust before going in for the kill. Security researchers at Zimperium have today revealed how that includes leveraging the trust that people have in the domain. Here’s what they found and what you need to do to mitigate your risk of having your password and other credentials stolen.


Full-Site Editing Is Not the End of Artistic WordPress Themes

This was the response by a Tavern reader named Isabel on the recent coverage of the Q theme, an experimental project for the upcoming full-site editing (FSE) feature of WordPress. More specifically, she was worried about a thought that Ari Stathopoulos, the theme designer, had made asking that theme authors not get too opinionated with their default styles for things like buttons and so on. His view seemed to lean more toward creating open and customizable themes. However, it is not the only valid opinion on what themes should look like.


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