Will The Metaverse bubble will burst
Monday, May 9, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
"The meta-bubble is set to burst, with a bang. There are an astonishing 160 companies currently building their own metaverses. This is an unbelievable amount of time and money pouring into unchartered territory," says Tim Frost, founder, and CEO of Yield App.
"The metaverse looks set to be the next big stage on which we will see crippling los...
Software development costs detailed in new Boyd report
Thursday, April 28, 2022 by Richard Harris
A new 2022 North American site selection study compares the cost of operating a software development center in a series of 25 top U.S. and Canadian hubs of the software industry. Operating costs are scaled to a representative 50,000 sq. ft. software development office employing 150 workers. The analysis includes all major geographically-variable cost factors critical to...
Video editing SAAS platform lands $46M in funding
Wednesday, April 27, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
A video-editing SAAS platform formerly known as Toch.ai announced they have secured $46.8 million in Series B funding led by A91 Partners, Alpha Wave Global, and Binny Bansal, who is the former co-founder of Flipkart and a current investor in the company. Other investors include Innoven Capital, Pacific Western Bank, and Stride Ventures amongst others. Th...
Kubernetes clusters for AI ML apps
Tuesday, March 29, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Quickly launch and easily manage production-grade Kubernetes clusters for AI and machine learning applications at scale with Rafay.
Rafay Systems, the platform provider for Kubernetes Operations, announced the expansion of the industry's only turnkey solution for operating Kubernetes clusters with GPU support at scale by adding powerful new metrics and dashboards...
Efinity parachain launches on Polkadot
Wednesday, March 16, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
Enjin has launched its flagship parachain Efinity on Polkadot. As the first-ever NFT parachain to launch on the Polkadot network, Efinity will support CryptoBlades and its 1.1 million users, with additional commitment from over 100 games and apps.
Purpose-built to remove the barriers to entry to NFTs and decentralized gaming, Efinity simplifies the user experience an...
Ethereum virtual machine lands from Ontology
Monday, March 7, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Ontology announced the release of its Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM). Seamlessly connecting the Ontology and EVM-based ecosystems will increase cross-chain interoperability, allowing EVM-based blockchain developers to migrate easily across ecosystems and seamlessly construct applications on Ontology.
To celebrate the release, Ontology has also announced a $10 million...
VMs and Containers on Kubernetes
Wednesday, February 16, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
Rafay Systems, the platform provider for Kubernetes Operations, has announced support for running both Virtual Machines (VMs) and containers on Kubernetes through its Kubernetes Operations Platform (KOP). To help enterprises that rely upon existing VM-based workloads, Rafay accelerates application modernization and increases operational efficiency for legacy application...
Software company LeanIX celebrates 10th anniversary
Friday, February 4, 2022 by Richard Harris
LeanIX celebrates 10 years in business this month. An international success story, LeanIX has quickly earned the trust of 650 customers, including more than 10 percent of the Global 500, and serves 150,000 users worldwide. This 10th anniversary follows a year that saw LeanIX continue to grow at 60%, successfully complete a major acquisition (Cleanshelf), sign ...
Testing App for API calls lands from Speedscale
Wednesday, January 19, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Speedscale, the API test-automation software company, today launches Speedscale CLI, a free observability tool that inspects detects, and maps API calls on local applications or containers. The offering underscores the importance of continued and proactive API testing to quickly detect and debug defects within a shifting array of upstream and downstream interdependencie...
DevOps predictions for 2022
Wednesday, January 19, 2022 by Richard Harris
Yoav Landman, Co-Founder, and CTO of JFrog created Artifactory after 7 years as a senior consultant with AlphaCSP. He has held several senior technical roles with Attunity, Verve, and Sausage. Yoav holds a Master of Computing degree from RMIT University and a BA in Law (LLB) from Haifa University.
Low-Code/No-Code, Metaverse, and DevOps predictions for 2022
Security compliance predictions for 2022
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
Edward Tuorinsky is the Managing Principal of DTS, a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business, that provides information technology and management consulting services in the areas of program management, governance, strategic planning, organization advancement, business process efficiency, software development, system integration, and learning enhancement solutions....
Automated testing in 2022
Friday, January 14, 2022 by Richard Harris
Ajay Dawar, Alok Kulkarni, James Isaacs, and Linda Chen from Cyara discuss their 2022 predictions about real-time quality assurance, adopting automated testing, balancing employee experience and innovation, how to deliver innovative customer experiences, why AI won't displace humans for customer support, how enterprises can achieve digital transformation success, an...
Compliance as code adoption in 2022
Monday, January 10, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
Prashanth Nanjundappa is VP of Product Management at Progress. He has spent his entire career of over 20 years in the tech world, managing cross-functional high-performance teams, focused on building and launching enterprise and consumer products globally.
In the first 12 years of his career, Prashanth worked as a developer, technical lead, and architect for mobile, ...
AI ML and IoT trends in 2022
Thursday, January 6, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Rob Gibbon, Product Manager at Canonical, and Gabriel Aguiar Noury, Robotics Product Manager at Canonical, the publisher of Ubuntu discuss their predictions and AI/ML & IoT trends in 2022.
AI ML and IoT Prediction - Rob Gibbon:
Whilst the AI/ML adoption trend accelerates, shadow IT environments and ungoverned cloud run costs will increasingly become an unaccep...
Cloud and cyber asset management trends for 2022
Thursday, January 6, 2022 by Richard Harris
Companies have been racing to mature their technologies and pursue digital transformations in the last few years, as a way to gain or maintain competitive advantage and resilience. This has led to an emerging area of focus: cyber asset management. Organizations are now taking inventory of their IT infrastructure and prioritizing more agile cyber asset management process...
Networking trends in 2022 from Itential
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
A recent Itential report shows that only 34% of network management professionals are completely satisfied with the tools and processes they use for network configuration management, a tumultuous setup for the year ahead. Peter Sprygada, Vice President of Product Management at Itential shares his 2022 predictions and some prominent networking trends to look out...
AI and Voice predictions for 2022
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Scott Stephenson is a dark matter physicist turned Deep Learning entrepreneur. He earned a Ph.D. in particle physics from the University of Michigan where his research involved building a lab two miles underground to detect dark matter. Scott left his physics post-doc research position to found Deepgram. Stephenson talks about his 2022 predictions and what’s ...
Matthew Halliday predicts 2022
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Matthew Halliday, Executive Vice President, Product Strategy and Co-Founder at Incorta is a veteran software engineer and data analytics expert, he co-founded Incorta in 2013 after more than 15 years at Oracle and several years managing products at Microsoft. With over 20 years of experience developing products and taking them to market, Matthew has served in several ke...
GraphQL platform Hasura launches new innovations
Monday, January 3, 2022 by Richard Harris
Hasura has announced a new Data Hub, bi-directional REST API Connectors, and support for Google Cloud, further reducing the time needed to ship software and providing easy onramps to GraphQL for organizations of all types. These innovations build atop existing industry-first capabilities including full-stack application previews and cross-database joins to enable compan...
Intelligence cloud lands from Azul
Monday, December 20, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Azul announced Azul Intelligence Cloud, a new family of products that apply cloud resources to analyze and optimize Java fleets and provide actionable intelligence. Intelligence Cloud’s first offering, Cloud Native Compiler, brings elasticity to Java JIT compilation, enhancing the performance of Java applications in any computing environment, including microservic...
DeFi platform expands into the NFT space
Monday, December 20, 2021 by Richard Harris
Umbria Network has augmented its position in the NFT space with its second phase of partnerships.
The protocol has introduced its novel Narni cross-chain liquidity bridge to a wider NFT audience via collaborations with innovative projects that are minting and selling on the Polygon blockchain. When buying NFTs on a Polygon marketplace such as OpenSea, users must brid...
Exclusive NFT issued from AMC Theatres and Wax
Thursday, December 9, 2021 by Richard Harris
AMC Theatres has announced that after the favorable public response to a movie-themed NFT offered a week ago exclusively to AMC ticket buyers, AMC will now offer a second NFT to all AMC Investor Connect members, to be delivered by the Worldwide Asset eXchange (WAX). The movie-themed NFT was the first-ever NFT issued in significant quantity by a theatrical exhibitor, and...
Moving to Kubernetes just got a little easier thanks to Civo
Thursday, December 2, 2021 by Freeman Lightner
Civo has announced the launch of its new Partner Program. Open to any company in the tech space, the program aims to support the growth ambitions of partners and encourage the brightest minds of the industry to come together and collaborate on reshaping the cloud-native landscape. To join the program, partners bring sales leads to Civo in exchange for a commission....
Ontology partners with bloXmove
Tuesday, November 23, 2021 by Richard Harris
Ontology, the project bringing trust, privacy, and security to Web3 through decentralized identity and data solutions, has announced a partnership with bloXmove, a business-to-business mobility blockchain platform designed to simplify travel across multiple forms of transportation by connecting mobility apps and reducing the need for users to switch between them.
StorONE launches backup storage
Friday, November 19, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
The latest ransomware variants perform what is known as sleeper attacks, which avoid discovery by slowly infecting data. By the time an organization realizes it is dealing with a ransomware attack, a high percentage of data is encrypted. Modern backup storage needs to not only provide immutability of backup data it must do so, without impacting performance for pote...
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...
Bluebird Network now hosts two Internet exchanges
Thursday, November 11, 2021 by Richard Harris
Bluebird Network, a communications infrastructure provider with two data centers, and 10,000 route miles of fiber ranked in the top 1% of Internet Service Providers (ISPs) worldwide, is now the host of two internet exchanges within their discrete data centers at polar ends of the company’s digital footprint. These exchanges allow customers to offload traffic, incr...
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...
iOS 15 benchmark updates from AppsFlyer
Monday, November 1, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
AppsFlyer is back with an updated data set for iOS14+ Benchmarks.
iOS 15 adoption hits 30% after 5 weeks since the release
The share of users who have upgraded their operating systems to version 15 has only reached 30% as Apple has yet to push this update among its users. Adoption is slower than usual, iOS 14 reached 40% in the same time frame.
iOS Shopping app...
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 ...
Kinetica as a service is now available on Azure
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 by Christian Hargrave
Kinetica, the database for time and space, is now easily accessible as a service on Microsoft Azure, giving organizations real-time contextual analysis and location intelligence on massive data sets with reduced computing infrastructure and lower costs.
Organizations across industries rely on Kinetica's vectorized database to analyze data from sensors and ma...
SaaS management 2021 survey highlights
Monday, October 18, 2021 by Freeman Lightner
LeanIX SaaS Management Survey 2021 highlights a lack of standardized processes and clearly defined roles in SaaS management today, leading to widespread challenges
SaaS adoption in the enterprise continues to grow at an accelerating pace. Indeed, 70 percent of international IT leaders surveyed in a new study published by LeanIX (https://www.leanix.net/) report strong...
Software testing with Visual AI
Thursday, September 30, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Applitools announced its inclusion in new research published by Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) entitled, "Disrupting the Economics of Software Testing Through AI." According to the report, Visual AI has the highest impact on software testing as compared to other available applications of AI technology in the market today.
Software testing with ...
Blockchain protocol AllianceBlock wants to be your Defi ecosystem
Tuesday, August 17, 2021 by Richard Harris
On a mission to build the world’s first globally compliant decentralized capital market, since its launch in late 2020, the DeFi powerhouse AllianceBlock recently announced partnerships with Chainlink, Ocean Protocol, Injective Protocol, Orion Protocol, CertiK, the London Stock Exchange Group’s Partner Platform and many more.
We had a chat ...
Kubernetes for the enterprise as Canonical sees it
Tuesday, August 10, 2021 by Richard Harris
Nearly five years ago, throngs of people in cities across America started roaming streets, parks, and other places to hunt down creatures on their cell phones. The launch of Pokémon GO on July 5, 2016, created a craze, peaking at 45 million daily users and smashing previous estimates of player traffic.
Behind the scenes, a new open-source technology played a p...