Intelligent support platform from TheLoops receives funding
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 by Freeman Lightner
TheLoops, an intelligent support operations platform, announced it has closed $8.5 million in a seed funding round led by Dell Technologies Capital, with participation from Tidal Ventures and Westwave Capital. The company will use the funds to scale its research and development and go-to-market operations to accelerate the adoption of its Intelligent support operations ...
Test automation framework from Tavant gets update
Thursday, June 17, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Tavant announced a new version of its end-to-end test automation framework, FIRE 5.0 (Framework for Intelligent and Rapid Execution).
Tavant's FIRE 5.0 is a comprehensive tool and technology agnostic-test automation framework. This framework can orchestrate multiple automation tools and technologies, including (but not limited to) Selenium, Appium, Cypress, Protr...
Productivity APIs from Nylas get more funding
Thursday, June 17, 2021 by Freeman Lightner
Nylas, the communications API platform for modern email, scheduling, and work automation tools for developers and enterprises, announced it has raised $120 million in Series C funding. The investment brings Nylas’ total funding to $175 million, further accelerating the growth of both Nylas and the API economy.
The round was led by Tiger Global Management with p...
Compliance automation will take center stage this year
Wednesday, May 26, 2021 by Richard Harris
Compliance automation uses artificial intelligence features and technology to make compliance procedures easier - according to most sources on the web, about the meaning of compliance automation.
Progress Software CEO Yogesh Gupta says with smart companies turning to a compliance-as-code approach to keep infrastructure, apps, and end-user devices secure and com...
Bugsnag acquired by SmartBear
Monday, May 3, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
SmartBear announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire application stability management pioneer, Bugsnag.
Bugsnag’s best-in-class, full-stack stability and error monitoring technology is leveraged by industry leaders like Airbnb, Slack, Lyft, and more than 6,000 organizations that prioritize application stability and health in order to ...
Opsera raises $15 Million for continuous orchestration of DevOps
Friday, April 30, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Opsera announced $15 million in Series A funding led by Felicis Ventures. Existing investors Clear Ventures, Trinity Ventures and Firebolt Ventures, and new investor HMG Ventures, also participated. With a total of $19.3 million in funding since it was founded in 2020. Opsera will continue to grow its world-class engineering team, and accelerate its global sales, market...
Applitools Visual AI enables Thunderhead to deliver flawless UX faster
Monday, February 22, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Applitools announced how its Visual AI technology helps Thunderhead create a visually perfect experience in its ONE Engagement Hub. Thunderhead offers it’s AI-driven ONE Platform, a transformational technology for customer engagement and the recognized global leader in the Customer Journey Orchestration and Analytics market. The ONE Engagement Hub helps global bra...
Improving security posture with static application security testing
Friday, February 12, 2021 by Tim Jarrett
Amid the worldwide pursuit of digital transformation, the software has seen a meteoric rise, and application security has become paramount. As more companies become software-centric, they publish more applications, increasing the risk vulnerable code will be released. To help reduce this risk, static application security testing (SAST) can help dev teams find and fix we...
Nureva toolkit to give developers access to cloud-based APIs
Thursday, February 4, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Nureva Inc. announces the Nureva Developer Toolkit to give developers secure access to a growing collection of cloud-based APIs for Nureva audio systems. Using APIs for device management and device control, third-party and in-house developers can easily access device information, update firmware and control settings. Customers can now automate daily routine tasks and le...
Geospatial PaaS allow developers to integrate location in apps
Monday, February 1, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Esri announced the launch of ArcGIS Platform, a geospatial platform as a service (PaaS) for developers that need to integrate location capabilities into their apps, business systems, and products. ArcGIS Platform gives developers direct access to Esri's powerful location services using the APIs and web frameworks of their choice.
"ArcGIS Platform lets users ...
Low code platforms evolve beyond application development
Wednesday, January 20, 2021 by Freeman Lightner
Edge computing, which pushes "computational" work as close as possible to the point of data collection, will attain critical mass in 2021. Already, more than 50% of new enterprise IT infrastructure will adopt edge computing as an alternative to massively centralized data centers, for proprietary data or in situations (such as transportation or defense) that ne...
Zombie Companies in 2021
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
In the investment world, there is a financial concept known as a “zombie company.” These companies are only able to remain in business because financial debt is artificially cheap. When rates rise to normal levels, they are not able to survive. In the IT world, the pandemic has exposed a new type of zombie company: a company that has not digitally transforme...
Persistent memory makes its way into business applications
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 by Richard Harris
In 2021, more businesses will focus on rapidly accelerating and scaling out applications to meet the challenges of digital transformation.
In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic drove many businesses, especially those in food delivery, eCommerce, logistics, and remote access and collaboration services, to dramatically scale-out and upgrade infrastructure to maintain high app...
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...
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...
Digital Transformation 2021 Predictions
Friday, January 8, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
The events of 2020 have caused many organizations to find flaws in their approach to digital transformation. In fact, of the more than 500 global executives recently surveyed by Harvard Business Review Analytic Services, only 27% said they would rate their company’s digital transformation strategy as “very effective” both before and after the Covid-19 ...
Private LTE 5G adoption to transformation in 2021
Thursday, January 7, 2021 by Richard Harris
Industrial enterprises are looking to adopt open and standards-based wireless technologies as a newfound dependence on wireless connectivity to digitize workflows, operational efficiency, and production agility escalates. These enterprises, which are often comprised of large vibrant ecosystems of vendors and software providers, are seeking one thing - enterprise mobilit...
Error monitoring to drive code ownership in 2021 says Bugsnag
Thursday, January 7, 2021 by Freeman Lightner
The extreme reliance on all things digital as a result of COVID-19 makes application health a key area of focus in 2021. COVID-19 has accelerated the need for a mobile-first strategy, and enterprises are prioritizing the health of their mobile applications to meet customer expectations.
To do so, they are leveraging stability management tools that enable organization...
Mobile edge computing predictions for 2021 from FogHorn
Wednesday, January 6, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Today, many warehouse and logistics operations are under pressure to significantly reduce order-to-delivery timelines, driven by increasing consumer demand and expectations. To help organizations meet these vastly accelerated timelines and improve operational visibility, industrial mobile devices, equipped with specialized applications, will make it possible to track an...
Automation is critical according to CircleCi 2021 predictions
Wednesday, January 6, 2021 by Freeman Lightner
Expect the uncertainty that we experienced in 2020 to continue. When shelter-in-place orders hit, teams focused on prioritizing foundational systems to make work possible. 2021 will require prioritizing people. Leaders will need to take a close look at their organizations to build resilient teams and avoid burnout.
The rollercoaster of 2020 has highlighted the compet...
Low code tool adoption to increase in 2021 Infragistics predicts
Wednesday, January 6, 2021 by Richard Harris
Driven in part by COVID-19, the continued rapid pace of digital transformation across enterprises is creating enormous innovation opportunities while at the same time significantly increasing demand on IT to deliver new mobile application experiences.
Development teams were already seeing overloaded backlogs in 2020 and we predict that in 2021 more organizations will...
Content management systems evolution
Wednesday, November 25, 2020 by Richard Harris
Recently, Perfect Sense, a product company with professional services founded 12 years ago, officially rebranded its company as Brightspot, the name of the flagship Content Business Platform.
Brightspot is emerging at a time when greater demand is requiring every business to become a content business. The Brightspot Content Business Platform was designed to replace t...
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...
CI and CD Can Make the Difference for Your Business
Thursday, November 19, 2020 by Freeman Lightner
Corporate leaders expect development teams to produce innovative, high-quality, highly secure, agile applications that are instantly available on multiple platforms with a seamless user experience.
In this software-centric era, DevOps, continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery (CD) — three milestones on the path to organizational improvement — h...
Software Delivery Management Is the Key to CI CD and DevOps Success
Friday, October 16, 2020 by Freeman Lightner
Continuous integration (CI), continuous delivery (CD) and DevOps have the power to drive digital transformation, changing the way we work and innovate with faster delivery speeds, greater feature responsiveness and increased team productivity. But how do you measure the success of CI/CD and DevOps?
You need the data on your software delivery processes — q...
Modern cross browser testing helps engineers test faster
Thursday, October 1, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Applitools announced an industry report empirically proving that modern cross browser testing powered by Visual AI helps engineers test 18.2x faster across the full test cycle including writing, running, analyzing, reporting, and maintaining tests.
Data for the report was sourced from 203 engineers across 75 countries who spent 3,112 hours completing the Ultrafast Cr...
62 percent of IT practitioners work 10 hours more a week since COVID19
Monday, September 14, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
PagerDuty, Inc. released a new worldwide study highlighting that more than 80% of organizations have experienced a significant increase in pressure on digital services since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. These same companies cited a 47% increase in the number of daily incidents, resulting in 62% of IT and DevOps practitioners spending more than 10 extra hours...
ArangoDB add new features to their scalable multi-model graph database
Thursday, August 27, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
ArangoDB announced the GA release of ArangoDB 3.7. ArangoDB 3.7 introduces new graph and search features that improve the database's capability to work with highly-connected data at any scale -- furthering the company’s goal of providing the most flexible database on the market.
Key features in ArangoDB 3.7 include improvements for distributed scale-out gra...
Visual AI from Applitools reaches one billion images analyzed
Tuesday, June 23, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Applitools announced its Visual AI technology has surpassed one billion images analyzed since launching commercially and is projected to double year over year. Each of the one billion images analyzed includes AI enhancing data from over 130 different browser and version combinations, viewport information, and direct user feedback on defects, dynamic content, and more. T...
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 ...
Why you should pace yourself with application modernization
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 by Snjezana Cvoro-Begovic
In business and in life, it’s natural to set goals. Like many of us, you probably establish goals based on what you can accomplish in the short term, while gauging what it will take in terms of resources, assets and time.
But you may also embrace the idea of stretch goals, which help with motivation and permission to be ambitious, sometimes enabling us to...
The agents of transformation COVID-19 edition from AppDynamics
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
AppDynamics released a special COVID-19 edition of The Agents of Transformation, a report conducted to understand in greater detail how technology professionals and IT departments are grappling with surging demand and mounting pressures to accelerate digital transformation strategies in response to the way we are working during COVID-19.
The comprehensive study surve...
Developer Hub announced by Fastly
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Fastly, Inc announced the launch of its new Developer Hub, a central place for developers to easily access all the tools they need to build fast, scalable and secure modern applications on the Fastly edge cloud platform. Housed within the Developer Hub is a testing sandbox, ready-to-deploy code snippets, and a growing repository of structured tutorials, reference materi...
BlackBerry and ZTR partner to revolutionize the rail industry
Tuesday, April 7, 2020 by Freeman Lightner
ZTR and BlackBerry Limited have announced they are combining their proven technology expertise to offer railcar owners, operators, and suppliers a powerful new digital monitoring solution.
Recognizing there was an immediate industry need for a remote railcar monitoring solution that could withstand the rugged conditions of the railway, provide greater fleet...