Why blockchain is the future
Friday, January 15, 2021 by Richard Harris
The fears from the pandemic have naturally placed more focus on wearables helping us monitor our health, fitness, and keeping us better connected.
Companies such as Apple, Samsung, Fitbit, and others are flooding the market with health and fitness devices to help mankind to stay healthy and happier. I believe we will see even more companies entering this space and mo...
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 ...
Try to make web apps like native apps in 2021
Wednesday, January 6, 2021 by Freeman Lightner
Consumers will want to work seamlessly between desktop and mobile. We will continue to see an accelerated trend towards modifying web apps to exhibit mobile app-like functionality and bring rich desktop features to the phone.
Addressing system-switching fatigue
Businesses will seek more integrated solutions to reduce the number of portals users must log in to, whe...
MemSQL is now SingleStore
Monday, November 2, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
MemSQL announced a name change. The company is now known as SingleStore, which better describes the organization’s expansive value proposition.
“It is a momentous day,” said SingleStore CEO Raj Verma. “We have built a technology that can provide our customers with unprecedented speed, scale and concurrency. This is possible using SQL in a hybr...
4 Things Enterprise Developers Need From Their Tools
Friday, October 9, 2020 by Freeman Lightner
Successful software development and delivery often comes down to the tools you use. With all the complexity of enterprise DevOps, there’s an allure to getting started with a simplified all-in-one tool that supposedly does everything. But what do enterprise development teams really need?
1. Development teams need best-in-class tools to meet enterprise requ...
AudioMob runs competition for aspiring games developers and students
Friday, September 18, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
AudioMob ,and pioneers of the audio advertising format in mobile games, announced one of the most exciting game jams of the year! It has been designed for Indie developers and students looking to break into the industry and the prizes are some of the best a game jam could offer.
AudioMob’s ‘Resonate’ competition is aligned tightly w...
AudioMob launches beta program to better monetize games
Thursday, July 16, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
AudioMob has launched its open beta, following a deeply successful closed beta that attracted participation from both high-profile studios and global advertising brands.
Rewarded Audio, as an ad format, is a natural successor to rewarded video. It only differs from rewarded video by running the ads in the background of a game, while the player continues to play on, u...
Quick Base introduces Sandbox
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Quick Base introduced Quick Base Sandbox, a new way for business professionals to work with IT to safely innovate and test low-code applications that support unique business processes. Sandbox brings safe testing to business developers for the first time, providing a place to easily collaborate with IT when making changes to new and existing workflows, while giving IT d...
Evolution of Infrastructure as a Service
Thursday, February 20, 2020 by Richard Harris
Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) has changed the world. In the past, a company had to invest time and resources into building and operating its own servers. So much effort went into maintaining infrastructure, that little time remained for focusing on the company mission. IaaS changed all that. Today, a provider like AWS will build the server farm. A software company ...
Dangers of quantum hacking
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 by Richard Harris
Active Cypher has built a password-hacking quantum computer to demonstrate the dangers of quantum hacking.
Using $600 worth of hardware parts easily purchased online or at a local electronics store, Active Cypher’s founder and CTO, Dan Gleason, created a portable quantum computer dubbed QUBY (named after qubits, the basic unit of quantum information). QUBY runs...
The outside-In approach to IT
Friday, November 22, 2019 by Freeman Lightner
Information technology and services are undergoing an evolution. Too often, back-office IT organizations fixate on “IT-centric” outcomes, such as uptime and risk reduction, without tying the conversation back to the business. But now, more and more organizations are taking Gartner’s recommendations and changing the conversation to focus on business out...
Software feature experimentation tips
Monday, October 7, 2019 by Dawn Parzych
Every new feature starts as an idea. Not all ideas are good ideas. Therefore, not every new feature is a good idea. So how do you know which feature is a good idea and which one isn’t? You experiment.
The idea of experimenting with users or in production may sound scary and complicated, but it doesn’t have to be. The questions below shed some light ...
Sam Hinkie to keynote at Cleo Connect 2019
Thursday, July 25, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
If you want to really understand how to create value through digital disruption, these two execs have proven formulas and are lined up to share their keys to success.
Cleo is pleased to announce that Sam Hinkie, former president and general manager of the Philadelphia 76ers basketball team, and Charles Araujo, principal analyst at Intellyx and author of several techn...
Mobile web capture SDK announced by ABBYY
Monday, June 24, 2019 by Brittany Hainzinger
ABBYY launched ABBYY Mobile Web Capture, a new SDK enabling developers to add real-time image and data capture to their mobile web-based onboarding scenarios. Suitable for iOS and Android, the SDK will help companies to dramatically accelerate onboarding processes, decrease client dropout rates caused by manual data entry, and create a better customer experience.
App development demand and low code spotlighted in new report
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 by Richard Harris
OutSystems has published its sixth annual research report on the state of application development and the challenges faced by development and delivery teams. The State of Application Development, 2019: Is IT Ready for Disruption? unveils detailed survey results from over 3,300 IT professionals in all industries across the world.
The new research report provides in-de...
UNESCO wants to make AI less artificial and more intelligent
Monday, March 11, 2019 by Richard Harris
As UNESCO's (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) Director-General Audrey Azoulay opened this year's global Conference, she said, “The issues raised by artificial intelligence are not technological. They concern our own humanity, raising scientific, political, philosophical and ethical questions.”
Ms Azoulay decla...
Multicloud strategies just got easier thanks to LiveData
Friday, January 18, 2019 by Richard Harris
WANdisco, the LiveData company, has released the general availability of LiveData for MultiCloud, a new addition to its WANdisco Fusion distributed computing platform for enterprises. Powered by what they call "DConE" - a patented, high-performance consensus technology, LiveData for MultiCloud aims to solve the exponentially growing challenge of keeping d...
Disruption survey reveals attitudes of businesses
Thursday, January 10, 2019 by Richard Harris
Analysis of the latest research on how business views technology disruption conducted by Futurum has been analyzed by a company called Savoy Stewart, and the results are interesting.
Technology disruption is defined as ‘technology that displaces an established technology and shakes up the industry or creates a completely new industry’. It was discovered t...
What game developers can learn from Fortnite's rise
Friday, December 28, 2018 by Richard Harris
Fortnite took over the video game world in 2018 and reached over $1 billion in sales, reaching every gaming fan with experiences on all the major consoles, mobile operating systems and even streaming platforms like Twitch. However, Fortnite seems to have reached a plateau with a recent study by StreamElements revealing viewership of the game has steadily declined since ...
Gamification can transform your software security program
Tuesday, December 18, 2018 by Pieter Danhieux
No matter the organization, or indeed their individual circumstances, there is one problem I have identified time and time again over the course of my career: AppSec managers, CISOs, CIOs and cybersecurity experts all over the world are rarely able to positively engage their dev teams on security best practice and training. It’s a source of conflict between teams,...
StackCommerce celebrates $100M in payouts to creators
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
StackCommerce announced that it reached a financial milestone of $100 million in total payouts to its creator network comprised of publishers and brands. Founded in 2011, StackCommerce got its start by connecting niche, tech-focused content sites and their readers with highly relevant tech products through commerce content.
The company expanded into the men’s l...
Web app testing tool LoadNinja lands
Monday, November 5, 2018 by Richard Harris
SmartBear released LoadNinja, a cloud-based platform for engineers and performance professionals who load test web applications. SmartBear says LoadNinja can deliver a rare combination of efficiency, accuracy, and actionable performance data, allowing teams to incorporate load testing easily in an agile and devops environment. Unlike traditional load te...
Container security considerations for developers
Monday, October 29, 2018 by Richard Harris
On the path to a secure digital business, secure service containers bring the best of agility and security to development teams – a growing concern for companies from startups to the Fortune 500. By moving the security concern out of the application layer into an encompassing container platform, one provides a very elegant solution to significantly reduced attack ...
OutSystems low code platform forms partnership with Persistent
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
OutSystems has recognized Persistent Systems as a Global Partner, its highest partnership level. Persistent and OutSystems have strengthened their strategic alliance to make it easier for customers to launch products and service lines, transform customer experience, and automate business processes. With this strategic partnership, organizations can better harness the be...
DuckDuckGo vs. Google vs. Privacy
Friday, October 19, 2018 by Richard Harris
Online privacy is becoming harder to find - Facebook gathers users’ data to sell to third parties, Google tracks everyone’s searches, ISPs in many countries gather communication data, and governments are increasingly demanding backdoor access to encrypted devices. In the latest news, Google exposed the data of 500,000 Google+ users and didn’t...
Document signing API from HelloSign opens rift for disruption
Friday, October 19, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
The corporate world has came a long way from the days without computers. Today, however, many business processes can’t even be done without the assistance of some sort of machine. In fact, adopting new technologies that make businesses more efficient and secure is causing an arms race amongst the big names. It’s only natural then that the old pen and pa...
Fission open source serverless framework gets updated
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by Richard Harris
Platform9 just released updates to Fission.io - the open source, Kubernetes-native Serverless framework, with new features enabling developers and IT Operations to improve the quality and reliability of serverless applications.
Other new features include Automated Canary Deployments to reduce the risk of failed releases, Prometheus integration for auto...
iOS 12 development tips from a highly rated instructor
Thursday, October 11, 2018 by Angela Yu
While this year’s iOS update was not accompanied by visual overhauls, the latest version of the most advanced mobile operating system is designed to make everyday tasks on iPhone and iPad faster and more responsive.
If you are a developer, you’re in luck. Some of the latest features deliver faster ways to get things done by providing the ability for any a...
Legacy system gridlock overcome in OutSystems 11
Friday, September 28, 2018 by Richard Harris
OutSystems announced the release of OutSystems 11, a low-code solution to address one of the biggest issues facing IT teams - legacy system gridlock. Building on its low-code platform for web and mobile apps, OutSystems 11 delivers new advanced capabilities to help organizations modernize legacy systems and replace large application portfolios.
Atlassian acquires OpsGenie plus launches new Jira Ops product
Tuesday, September 4, 2018 by Richard Harris
Today is an exciting day for Atlassian. At their annual European user conference, Summit Europe, they announced two major pieces of news: the acquisition of OpsGenie and the launch of their latest product, Jira Ops. These two announcements help to demonstrate their strategic focus on the IT market. As IT is being transformed by software, it presents a major opportunity ...
iOS 12 subscription based app tips for success
Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by Eran Kinsbruner
Last year, Apple held a secret meeting with a select group of iOS app developers in New York to talk about changing the current app delivery model from one-time purchases to subscription-based. From Apple’s view, these one-time purchases typically are inexpensive ($1-2), yet grant end-users unlimited access to the app and support, which can prove to be costly from...
Another mobile ad serving platform updates for GDPR compliancy
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
The GDPR deadlone is looming and mobile ad networks are scrambling to get their SDK's updated to stay legal. MoPub has just announced that their SDK v5.0 now includes several new improvements and bug fixes for iOS, Android, and Unity. This includes the important updates that are required to obtain consent from users in the European Economic Area (EEA), the United K...
Automate your ITOps intelligently to beat out competitors CA says
Friday, May 11, 2018 by Richard Harris
Automation and IT are joined at the hip. From backing up servers to parsing log files and alerting, automation is a staple in the daily routine of IT operations and DevOps.But IT infrastructures have changed considerably since the early days of IT operation centers, so automated processes need to grow and adapt too, and become more intelligent, to maintain a high level ...
Job automation: Impacts, risks, and the future
Friday, April 27, 2018 by Richard Harris
Automation has been affecting our everyday lives for a long time now. From washing machines cleaning our clothes for us to water coming out of the facet because of a well, we love convenience, and automation makes it all happen.I think every generation has stood on the cliff of change because of automation. When technology is involved, making it working "automatically" ...
The bright future of software development
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 by Richard Harris
The now famous 2011 essay from Marc Andreessen titled “Why Software Is Eating The World” has become a bit of a staple when having a conversation about business, and software, and how they work together to solve problems. In a nutshell, Marc points out that software is still in a growth period and infiltrating businesses all across the globe and that it will contin...