New outsourced app development service launches
Friday, January 31, 2020 by Richard Harris
System Soft Technologies (SSTech) announced the formal launch of an application development outsourcing service to help SMBs drive the innovation required to meet the demands of digital transformation.
The AppSimpleTM service successfully offered in beta in 2019, supplements and enhances the design, test, and deployment skills and experience of SMBs’ in-house t...
Comparing IT operations and IT service teams
Friday, January 17, 2020 by Richard Harris
As CIOs look ahead to 2020, they need to address the growing convergence of IT services and IT operations by implementing strategies to break down silos between departments. Vidhya Srinivasan, VP of Solution Marketing and Digital Service Management & Operations at BMC Software, recently sat with us to discuss how organizations can run and reinvent their businesses w...
MuleSoft announces new tools
Monday, November 25, 2019 by Freeman Lightner
MuleSoft, the provider of the platform for building application networks, has announced new tools, pre-packaged connectors, and learning modules to empower anyone to compose connected customer experiences, without writing a single line of code. Now anyone can become an Integration Trailblazer and easily connect data sources – wherever that data resides; accel...
How to hire top technical talent
Monday, October 28, 2019 by Richard Harris
We recently spoke with Maria Chung, VP of People at HackerRank about hiring technical talent. HackerRank is a technology hiring platform that is the standard for assessing developer skills for over 1,500+ companies around the world. The current methods for technical interviewing fall flat when it comes to showcasing a candidate’s true skills. By enabling...
Why developers want to reduce complexity
Thursday, October 24, 2019 by Richard Harris
As enterprise IT and cloud environments become more complex, developers are taking enterprise development strategies into their own hands, adding levels of abstraction and decreasing complexity, according to the newest Cloud Foundry Foundation Global Perception Study.
As more large enterprises (60 percent) report hosting their IT infrastructure in an increasingly com...
The rise of microservices with Anypoint Service Mesh
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 by Freeman Lightner
MuleSoft has announced Anypoint Service Mesh, a new solution that dramatically simplifies how companies can discover, manage and secure microservices. Anypoint Service Mesh brings security and reliability to any microservices-based application, regardless of language or deployment model, freeing developers from custom code. Customers can also now publish and discov...
Data scientists get a new solution to help automate machine learning
Thursday, September 5, 2019 by Richard Harris
Foster City-based Aible has launched Aible Advanced, its new solution for data scientists and developers that automates the machine learning process from data-to-impact.
Aible Advanced empowers data scientists with a platform that advances beyond legacy semi-AutoML solutions such as DataRobot to enable data scientists to achieve business impact quickly and efficientl...
GitLab Commit 2019 schedule released
Wednesday, August 28, 2019 by Richard Harris
GitLab announced initial programming and speakers for 2019 GitLab Commit Brooklyn, taking place September 17 in Brooklyn, NY.
GitLab Commit, GitLab's inaugural user event, will bring together the GitLab community to connect, learn, and inspire. Speakers will showcase the power of DevOps in action through strategy and technology discussions, lessons learned, behin...
VMworld conference 2019 announcements
Tuesday, August 27, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
VMware introduced cloud offerings that enable hybrid cloud platforms that empower customers to migrate and modernize applications across clouds, data centers, and edge locations while simplifying cloud planning, deployment, costs, and ongoing operations.
Transforming the Way Enterprises Build Software on Kubernetes
VMware Tanzu, a new overarching portfolio of prod...
New DevOps Institute program
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 by Richard Harris
DevOps Institue, a global member-based association for advancing the human elements of DevOps, revealed the introduction of its DevOps Institute Ambassador program. The program invites and acknowledges accomplished volunteers from across the globe who are committed to leading and empowering the DevOps Institute member community with the SKIL Framework to advan...
Salesforce and Tableau software become one
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 by Richard Harris
Salesforce has said it will buy Tableau Software for $15.7 billion in an all-stock deal, making it the largest acquisition in the history of the company. This is more than double the $6.5 billion the San Francisco-based cloud giant paid for MuleSoft last year.
Salesforce will use the acquisition to double down on business intelligence through powerful new data...
Maker of CryptoFight lands investment from gaming pioneer Calvin Ayre
Monday, May 20, 2019 by Brittany Hainzinger
Kronoverse Corp. has secured a lead investment in its seed round from Calvin Ayre, online gaming entrepreneur, and founder of Ayre Group and CoinGeek. The investment comes on the heels of Kronoverse’s groundbreaking announcement last month that it will use the Bitcoin SV [BSV] blockchain to power CryptoFights’ game networking layer. Ayre is a key backer of B...
Ten industries using Python programming
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 by Brittany Hainzinger
ActiveState released a new report examining the top 10 use cases of the open source language Python. They (ActiveState) has been building Python since 1999 and has seen customers’ use of Python grow from a scripting solution for sysadmins to web development for programmers to the driving force behind machine learning.
Use cases have grown, along with usage and ...
Bidalgo expands into London
Thursday, March 28, 2019 by Richard Harris
Bidalgo has expanded to London to help app marketers in the region achieve growth quickly, easily and profitably.
The London office will be managed by Oliver Gold, who was recently hired as Bidalgo’s UK Country Manager. With 16 years of experience in digital media, Mr. Gold will oversee all UK operations for the company, including the development of strategic b...
In app mobile ad spending is taking a quarter of media budgets
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 by Richard Harris
A new study from PubMatic and Forrester reveals that media professionals opt for programmatic buys, via programmatic direct and open exchange, over direct buys for in-app inventory. Buyers also cite targeting capabilities and inventory quality as the top criteria for choosing programmatic in-app publishing partners.
The report was a commissioned study conducted by Fo...
Tech to expect at CES 2019
Friday, January 4, 2019 by Richard Harris
CES 2019 is almost here, but before the lights come on and the crowds begin to gather, here’s a sneak peek at what Futuresource Consulting expects will be the key tech trends to hit the global consumer electronics stage in January.
Headphones will make a big noise
Headphones have been making a resurgence over recent years and the category’s ascendance ...
Software architecture in 2019
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by Richard Harris
Software is increasingly becoming more complex, and dealing with the changes happening in the software industry every day is something all developers, especially software architects, need to pay attention to.
While software architecture isn't anything new - the speed of mobile undoubtedly has put critical elements of creating software outside of the main focus fo...
Why Citus Data is donating 1 percent equity to PostgreSQL foundations
Monday, November 26, 2018 by Richard Harris
The distribution model for databases is shifting to the cloud. With this shift, the economics of open source communities are changing. One of the most important issues in modern software is building sustainable open source models in the age of the cloud.
A challenge with being an independent open source project, however, is financial. The PostgreSQL community is comm...
Nexmo Customer Communication API Connector gets a boost from WhatsApp
Friday, September 28, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Vonage announced that its Nexmo Communication API Connector, available on MuleSoft's Anypoint Platform, is now integrated with the WhatsApp Business solution. This integration enables MuleSoft customers to leverage the new WhatsApp Business solution to elevate their customer engagement.
Simple integration of Nexmo APIs into WhatsApp Business solution workflows el...
Tidelift surpasses $1M to pay open source software maintainers
Friday, September 21, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Tidelift announced that it has surpassed one million dollars committed via its platform to pay open source software maintainers to provide professional assurances for their projects, as momentum behind this new approach to professional open source continues to build. Over 100 packages are already on the Tidelift platform, with maintainers getting paid to provide support...
Blockchain projects will be quietly abandoned says GlobalData
Friday, June 1, 2018 by Richard Harris
Are you starting a new blockchain project but already thinking of calling it quits? New research from GlobalData says many of the early blockchain projects will either be quietly shelved in favor of more traditional approaches or they will evolve in a way which reduces their dependence on blockchain technology in 2018.GlobalData's Thematic Research report, ‘Blockchain -...
Friday, March 30, 2018 by Richard Harris
The EmberConf, now in their 5th year, recently took place in Portland where all things Ember were talked about during the 3 day event. There was advanced Mirage training, Broccoli.js tutorials, chats about progressive web apps, and lots of talk about Ember.js - especially the new release of 3.0.Tom Dale, a senior staff engineer at LinkedIn, is one of the founders and cr...
IBM has a new Blockchain platform
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Interest in blockchain has never been greater, driving more focus on how it can be used in the enterprise. In fact, more than half of the world's big corporations are either actively considering, or are in the process of, deploying blockchain technology. And two thirds of firms state they expect the technology to be integrated into their systems by the end of 2018, acco...
Hard truths about wireless carriers from J.D. Power
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 by Richard Harris
Wireless devices have become like an appendage for most people. Getting the right service plan at a good price with the right device is essential. Wireless carriers are engaged in a fierce battle for the money and loyalty of consumers. Network quality is most important, but it’s not the only part of the equation that matters. Carriers that get all stages of the process ...
Actian says to be outperforming Amazon Redshift
Monday, March 12, 2018 by Richard Harris
Actian has announced that Actian Vector analytics database running on Amazon Web Services (AWS) outperforms Amazon Redshift "by as much as 12x" in an industry benchmark conducted by McKnight Consulting Group (MCG) Global Services. In a separate MCG benchmark report, Actian Vector performs "up to nearly 10x faster" than Microsoft SQL Server.In February 2018, MCG conducte...
Free Machine learning solutions via the Acumos Project
Friday, November 3, 2017 by Richard Harris
The Linux Foundation has introduced the Acumos Project, a new project that is still in formation and aims to make artificial intelligence (AI) available to everyone by providing a common framework and platform for the free exchange of machine learning solutions.The founding organizations include AT&T and Tech Mahindra, a company specializing in digital transformatio...
IBM sponsors Scrum conference in Dublin
Thursday, November 2, 2017 by Richard Harris
Scrum Alliance announced that its European Global Scrum Gathering has kicked off in Dublin with IBM as its top sponsor.“Reshaping the company in fundamental ways to fuel a culture of collaboration, IBM has embarked on an Agile journey that focuses on their customers’ needs,” said Scrum Alliance interim CEO Lisa Hershman. “We are thrilled to have IBM as our title sponsor...
Automotive startup competition 2017 finalists
Monday, October 9, 2017 by Richard Harris
The Los Angeles Auto Show (LA Auto Show) and AutoMobility LA has announced the finalists for its 2017 Top Ten Automotive Startups Competition (Top Ten) presented by Magna International, Inc. Selected from nearly 300 applicants, these innovative finalists were chosen based on a number of different criteria including the potential to greatly impact the daily transportatio...
Freemium sales tips from an expert in SaaS
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 by Chris Rothstein
Does the no-sales-team approach really work? Many organizations have relied on the "viral" nature of their products to scale their businesses, all supposedly without a sales team. But there is something these multi-billion dollar companies aren't telling you - all-star sales teams sit at the core of their success.Freemium has been billed as a way to generate new revenue...
The HTML5 killer you may not know about
Thursday, September 14, 2017 by Richard Harris
For years HTML has been the universal language for website construction, and it has been impressively resilient in the face of competing languages thus far. It’s been known to have the best combination of speed, security, responsiveness and compatibility of all programming languages on the market. However, the world is expanding beyond the internet browser to mobile and...
Kony introduces us to AppPlatform V8
Thursday, August 24, 2017 by Richard Harris
Businesses big and small are feeling the mounting pressure of increasing demand by their clients, employees and partners for mobile apps. Many of them struggle to meet this demand. Especially with limited budgets and lack of in-house developer skills, which seem to be the biggest hurdles.To help solve this mobile app dilemma, Kony recently launched its Kony AppPlatform ...
IBM announces blockchain integration with bigbox food supply chains
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 by Richard Harris
A group of companies across the global food supply chain have announced a major blockchain collaboration with IBM intended to further strengthen consumer confidence in the global food system. The consortium includes Dole, Driscoll’s, Golden State Foods, Kroger, McCormick and Company, McLane Company, Nestlé, Tyson Foods, Unilever and Walmart, who will work with IBM to id...
Zinnov names Aricent a leader in IoT
Friday, August 18, 2017 by Richard Harris
Aricent, a global design and engineering company, has announced that for the second year running, the company has been recognized among the leading players in the IoT market by Zinnov. The Zinnov Zones 2017 IoT Technology Services report classed Aricent in the leadership zone in five major industry categories that underline the company’s rich heritage in innovation and ...
Lowcode development is improving delivery speed
Thursday, August 3, 2017 by Richard Harris
New survey results from by Appian, from North American IT and executive leadership about their strategies for low-code platform implementation are out. The commissioned survey, conducted by leading independent analyst firm Forrester Consulting, shows decision-makers are leveraging low-code platforms to support three primary digital initiatives: digital process auto...
Introduction to Kubernetes from The Linux Foundation released
Monday, July 10, 2017 by Richard Harris
The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit advancing professional open source management for mass collaboration, has announced its newest massive open online course (MOOC) is now available. The free course, LFS158x - Introduction to Kubernetes, is offered through edX, the nonprofit online learning platform founded in 2012 by Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of T...