OutSystems launches Project Neo platform
Thursday, November 18, 2021 by Christian Hargrave
OutSystems has unveiled an application platform that enables development teams to build state-of-the-art cloud applications. Today, more than 14 million people use apps created on the OutSystems platform. Customers rely on OutSystems to build everything from mobile apps and consumer websites to workgroup apps and extensions of other core systems like Microsoft, SAP...
Quit hiding the cloud from your developers
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 by Tony Perez
If you say a person or organization “goes to great lengths” to achieve something, it means they try very hard and perhaps do extreme things to accomplish their goal. One example of “going to great lengths” that I’ve seen with traditional companies is how they go to great lengths to “hide” the cloud from their pool of potential t...
Blue Prism and AWS partner to transform automation
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Blue Prism, a pioneer in intelligent automation, and Amazon Web Services, Inc. have announced a global, multiyear strategic collaboration agreement to transform how businesses provision intelligent automation.
Expanding on a wide range of automation provided by both companies to date, such as Blue Prism Service Assist, which gives customers a 360-degree vie...
EraCloud launches from Era Software
Tuesday, November 9, 2021 by Richard Harris
Era Software, the company that helps enterprises observe cloud services and infrastructures, has announced the general availability of EraCloud, a software as a service (SaaS)-based offering that includes the EraSearch observability and analytics platform optimized for real-time, low-cost log management. In addition to EraSearch, EraCloud features administrative functio...
Offshore software developers risks and advantages
Thursday, October 28, 2021 by Vivien F. Peaden
The onset of COVID-19 has hastened CEOs’ prioritization of digital transformation to future-proof their organizations. This paradigm change is driving the IT outsourcing spend to improve operational agility, integrate new technologies, and achieve cost-savings and faster time-to-market.
Risks and advantages of using offshore software developers
The pandemic ...
Alexa Connect Kit SDK lands from Amazon
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Amazon has announced Alexa Connect Kit SDK (ACK SDK), a software package that enables Original Design Manufacturers (ODMs) and System Integrators (SIs) to build their own ACK-based modules and differentiated Alexa-compatible smart device solutions without having to worry about managing cloud services, building an app, or writing an Alexa skill. Since the launch of ...
Ubuntu Impish Indri lands from Canonical
Monday, October 25, 2021 by Freeman Lightner
Canonical released Ubuntu 21.10, the environment for cloud-native developers and AI/ML innovators across the desktop, devices, and cloud.
"As open source becomes the new default, we aim to bring Ubuntu to all the corners of the enterprise and all the places developers want to innovate. From the biggest public clouds to the tiniest devices, from DGX ser...
wasmCloud platform updates
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
WebAssembly pioneer Cosmonic has announced the 0.50 release of wasmCloud. The distributed application framework and Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) Sandbox project was created for building universally portable cloud-native applications with WebAssembly that can plug into multi-cloud, multi-edge, and now far-edge environments directly inside the browser.
Kubernetes operations platform gets more funding
Thursday, September 2, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Rafay helps platform teams move beyond traditional Kubernetes cluster management to streamlined Kubernetes operations for modern applications.
Rafay Systems Kubernetes operations platform gets $25M in funding
Rafay Systems, the platform for Kubernetes Operations, has announced a $25 million Series B funding round led by ForgePoint Capital, with participation from ...
Amazon location service launches
Monday, August 23, 2021 by Freeman Lightner
Amazon Web Services, Inc. announced the general availability of Amazon Location Service, a new service that makes it easier and more cost-effective for customers to add location functionality to their applications without compromising on user privacy or data security. With Amazon Location Service, customers can embed location functionality in their applications usi...
Bluedot and Adeptmind band together
Wednesday, July 28, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Bluedot, the leading provider of location technology for mobile apps, and Adeptmind, a leading AI retail technology company creating advanced digital discovery solutions for retailers and shopping centers, are banding together to address the gap between soaring demand for fast and easy curbside pickup and the challenge facing many brick and mortar stores to deliver a fr...
Continental and AWS team up for automotive software platform
Thursday, April 15, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Continental and Amazon Web Services (AWS) will be working together going forward within the scope of a new development cooperation. The goal of the long-term collaboration with AWS serving as the preferred cloud provider is to develop Continental Automotive Edge (CAEdge) – a modular hardware and software platform that connects the vehicle to the cloud and features...
AI is transforming Medicare shopping
Wednesday, April 7, 2021 by Richard Harris
Between the four Medicare parts (A – D) and various supplemental coverage options, Medicare is a complex but customizable system. Medicare shoppers can pick and choose from a wide variety of plans and coverage options, which while convenient, the sheer number and complexity of these options can make the shopping process more difficult. At the same time, there&rsqu...
Vendia Share launched for developers
Thursday, February 11, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Vendia announced a $15.5M Series A funding round and launched Vendia Share™ with a free tier for developers. The Series A round, which comes only six months after its initial $5.1M seed round, was led by Canvas Ventures with participation from BMW i Ventures, Sorenson Ventures, and Vendia’s seed stage investors.
Data silos are pervasive within companies, ...
Game developing from home in 2021
Tuesday, January 26, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
More Games Being Made at Home: With the growing ability to work remotely through the cloud, game developers around the world are looking at a scenario where they don’t have to be in the studio to make AAA games. This trend will fundamentally shift how studios approach hiring and developing talent, and how they help improve things like employee work/life balance.
Zero trust framework no longer optional 2021 predictions
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
There’s no doubt that COVID-19 and the shift to remote work have accelerated Zero Trust adoption in the enterprise. In 2021 and the following years, implementing a Zero Trust approach will become essential to protecting every enterprise, regardless of industry. This is due to the increasing volume of cyberthreats that organizations and individuals face on a regula...
Virtual desktops will gain popularity in 2021
Sunday, January 10, 2021 by Freeman Lightner
Desktops-as-a-service, or virtual cloud desktops, will gain popularity in 2021. These are offerings like Amazon Workspace, Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop, Google Chromebook. The offerings enable the entire environment of workstations to be delivered as a service — a display that connects to personal computing in the cloud. It reduces the in-house infrastructure...
Why Low Code No Code will become the mainstay in 2021
Sunday, January 10, 2021 by Richard Harris
2020 has been a year that taught us to let go of old beliefs and embrace change. Traditional businesses that were quick to transform and move online had increased revenues owing to newer business models. Being online and connected, businesses can be run successfully. The COVID-19 pandemic changed the mindset from “plan and act,” to “act and adapt.&rdqu...
Cloud and the future of work
Saturday, January 9, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Transformation is inevitable. CDOs who can build a factory of data products and bring value in digital transformation to their shifting businesses will be heroes. They will be the people who extend an olive branch to technical audiences because data products cannot be built without technical support. The CDO will have a dual role in their company, fostering a good relat...
Mobile ads are about to get annoying says Brainium Studios
Tuesday, January 5, 2021 by Freeman Lightner
The new year will usher in a new definition of “mobile” in mobile gaming apps. Currently, mobile gaming apps have been synonymous with gaming on our phones. But, with the non-stop innovation in IoT and the looming promises of 5G, the “mobile” in mobile gaming is about to refer to everything from refrigerators to mirrors to spaceships. Wherev...
Game development and Live Ops are evolving
Tuesday, December 8, 2020 by Richard Harris
We recently caught up with Carbonated and AWS Game Tech to discuss how Carbonated’s custom-built, live ops platform Carbyne enables game developers to bring fresh content to players in real-time, without engineering support or an office-based workforce.
While Carbonated is a relatively small gaming studio, they have the tools to become a major player among the ...
Developers and digital transformation speed
Monday, November 23, 2020 by Richard Harris
We are living in challenging and unexpected times. COVID-19 transformed our professional and personal lives in a matter of days. There is a new standard for where we work, where we can go and how we interact with just about everyone. The rapid shift needed to cope with our new normal has fueled a departure from established initiatives, dramatically increasing the rate a...
Plectica LLC launches VideoKit for developers
Wednesday, November 11, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Plectica LLC introduced VideoKit, a developer tool that provides a fast and easy way to embed flexible video features into any software product or service, including custom apps built for virtual events, multiplayer games, remote work and other apps for collaboration and socializing.
Connecting and collaborating with others remotely - for work, school, or leisu...
Silicon Labs collides with Amazon to create Amazon Sidewalk
Monday, September 21, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Silicon Labs announces a collaboration with Amazon to support Amazon Sidewalk, a shared network created by neighbors who share a small portion of Wi-Fi bandwidth to help their devices work better at home and beyond the front door.
Silicon Labs’ wireless solutions for Amazon Sidewalk will enable developers to create IoT products with encrypted cloud communicatio...
CircleCI hits 1 millionth user
Thursday, September 17, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
CircleCI celebrates nine years and the addition of their 1 millionth user to the platform.
“When CircleCI started, CI/CD was a kind of niche, bleeding-edge practice. Now, we’re seeing the market accelerate like never before as companies prioritize automation and continuous delivery systems,” said Jim Rose, CircleCI CEO. “No matter what market ...
Brands and anti-racism movements
Monday, September 14, 2020 by Jenna Jackson
The death of George Floyd, a black Houstonian, has triggered waves of protests across the nation. A situation that has catapulted anti-racial demonstrations to the forefront of public issues. Hopefully, it can cause the critical change that we know is long overdue.
While 2020 will go down in history as the year of the global pandemic, the scale and sheer force of these...
Outbrain highlights shift in trust between social media and consumers
Wednesday, September 2, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Outbrain released new Cyber Weekend data highlighting the shift in trust between social media and consumers compared with the impact of quality news environments.
Although COVID-19 and the global recession have accelerated the shift of consumer buying to digital channels, data shows consumers' lack of trust toward the largest digital powerhouses in the world...
GDC 2021 event lineup
Tuesday, September 1, 2020 by Freeman Lightner
Informa Tech, the organizers of the Game Developers Conference (GDC), have revealed a new structure for virtual and physical GDC events for the rest of 2020 and 2021, which are continuing to evolve due to changes caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
With the inability to meet in person for the near future, organizers are expanding multiple aspects of its program. GDC 202...
Stream processing for the next generation of apps
Tuesday, September 1, 2020 by Richard Harris
Amazon Alexa can easily play a requested song or tell you the weather, but no one expects her to analyze road and vehicle conditions when providing travel guidance. The reason we expect so little from apps like Alexa (or Siri or Google Home) is because these virtual assistants still use traditional methods of machine learning to respond to simple queries, rather than ac...
mimik Inc partners with AWS to offer a hybrid edge cloud platform
Thursday, July 30, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
mimik Inc. announced a strategic collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to offer its patented Hybrid Edge Cloud platform to AWS customers across industry verticals to develop applications utilizing the resources of edge devices and AWS infrastructure. The collaboration is designed to empower developers to leverage the computing resources of edge devices such as sm...
Escape the app launches live-gaming experience
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
A virtual reality-powered live video experience which allows gamers to participate in real escape rooms from anywhere in the world, will go live with its Kickstarter campaign to help the experience industry weather COVID-19 shutdowns.
Escape the App is an innovative mobile app which enhances the experience of playing real life escape rooms and virtual escape gam...
Amazon Interactive Video service announced
Thursday, July 16, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Amazon Web Services, Inc. announced the general availability of Amazon Interactive Video Service (Amazon IVS). Amazon IVS uses the same technology that powers Twitch, one of the most popular live streaming services in the world with nearly 10 billion hours of video watched in 2019, giving customers live content with latency (the time video takes to go from the camera to...
Businesses and end users experiencing app fatigue
Thursday, June 18, 2020 by Glenn Gruber
When I began drafting this article, it was before COVID-19 really took hold and spurred the “2 years of digital transformation in 2 months”, as Microsoft’s Satya Nadella has said. With that context, everything that I believed was amplified 100x. The lasting effects of the pandemic are going to change the way that many businesses operate, where we work ...
New online ordering platform emerges from stealth
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Facebook recently announced “Facebook Shops”. It’s an attempt (again) to do e-commerce for their masses. They’ve been trying since 2012 to pull it off, but now the COVID crisis and the use of 3rd party platforms are making it more of a reality.
Oh, Facebook, when are you going to learn to stay in your lane..
Under the hood, Facebook Shops a...
Couchbase improves Kubernetes operator to deliver cloud native
Thursday, April 30, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Couchbase announced Version 2.0 of the Couchbase Autonomous Operator for Kubernetes (“Autonomous Operator”), the most mature and advanced operator in the industry. As enterprises continue to move to the cloud, DevOps, and microservices architectures, Autonomous Operator Version 2.0 helps to:
Empower Developers: Unlocks developers’ productivity wi...