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 ...
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...
Measuring app stability to reduce technical debt
Friday, April 17, 2020 by James Smith
In the fast-paced world of software and application development, one reality holds true: errors are inevitable. Even though you try to minimize errors as much as possible, you’ll eventually overlook some of these bugs in order to get your app, or new features, to market faster.
This concept is called technical debt. Everyone has it; it’s a fact of ...
Appian creates free COVID-19 Response Management application
Monday, March 23, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Appian announced that it has created a free COVID-19 Response Management application for enterprises and government agencies. True to Appian’s commitment for speed, the application can be fully configured and adopted within two hours.
The app establishes a central command center to safeguard the health and safety of employees. It tracks health status, location,...
FTC responds to COVID 19
Monday, March 23, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
The FTC is taking a variety of measures to respond to the new and challenging circumstances associated with the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis. The two main priorities, as always, are the health and safety of people, their families, and the entities and individuals who appear before us; and the continuity of our mission to protect consumers and competition. To that end, we...
CircleCI now has AWS GovCloud support plus several other updates
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
CircleCI announced the availability of AWS GovCloud support among several other updates to their server solution.
GovCloud is an AWS service specifically built for U.S. government agencies, defense companies, and other regulated industries such as healthcare, finance, justice/public safety, and energy. As of today, CircleCI server installations on AWS are configured ...
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...
GE expands intelligent health ecosystem
Thursday, December 19, 2019 by Richard Harris
GE Healthcare launched the Edison Developer Program to accelerate the adoption and impact of intelligent applications and developer services across health systems. The program is based on Edison, GE Healthcare’s secure intelligence platform, and helps healthcare providers gain easier access to market-ready algorithms and applications by directly integrating these ...
Booz Allen introduces Modzy AI platform
Monday, November 11, 2019 by Freeman Lightner
Booz Allen combined its deep domain and technical expertise in complex AI engagements with leading AI software companies to introduce Modzy, an enterprise AI software product designed for rapid deployment, management, and governance of AI models at scale.
Modzy is an AI platform and marketplace with embedded security, adversarial defense, and governance to operationa...
Embracing operational analytics for better development
Friday, November 8, 2019 by Freeman Lightner
Operational analytics defines how we use business analytics to improve business operations. Amazon DynamoDB is a key-value and document database that delivers single-digit millisecond performance at any scale. Hundreds of thousands of AWS customers have chosen DynamoDB as their database for mobile, web, gaming, ad tech, IoT and other applications that need low-late...
Digital change tips from SolarWinds
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 by Richard Harris
Successful change management can identify services, users, applications and devices impacted by technology changes. Digital changes typically impact more than one department, so change management shouldn't be left responsible to solely one team, and when businesses are adopting digital solutions, it is important to keep the change management...
eiPaaS value as seen from Jitterbit's CTO
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 by Richard Harris
Fragmented technologies have the power to stop an enterprise dead in its tracks. However, there is one secret weapon every business needs to give themselves a fighting chance to quickly grow to the levels of those other major companies. Enterprise integration has become the great growth enabler for today's enterprises. We spoke with, Manoj Chaudhary, CTO and VP...
COBOL at 60
Thursday, September 12, 2019 by Richard Harris
Micro Focus commenced its COBOL60 activities, celebrating the continued relevance of information technology’s most enduring business language. Known for its innovation, portability, readability, and business-centricity, COBOL has continually expanded and adapted to support new technologies and business demands.
COBOL at 60
Created in 1959 as a U.S Department...
Developing Blockchain Dapps with Factom (FAT protocol)
Monday, August 19, 2019 by Richard Harris
The Factom blockchain is a decentralized publication protocol for building record systems that are immutable and independently verifiable. It enables secure storage of data without disclosing private information or requiring trusted intermediaries. Unlike other public blockchains, Factom uses a distributed ledger architecture that allows related entries to be linked chr...
Warnings for aircraft cybersecurity
Thursday, August 1, 2019 by Brittany Hainzinger
The Department of Homeland Security issued a security alert for small planes, warning that modern flight systems are vulnerable to hacking if someone manages to gain physical access to the aircraft. Engine readings, compass data, altitude and other readings “could all be manipulated to provide false measurements to the pilot,” according to the DHS alert.&nbs...
Independent Games Festival 2020 now accepting submissions
Wednesday, July 31, 2019 by Richard Harris
Informa Tech, the organizers of the Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2020, are now accepting submissions to present lectures, roundtables, and panels for the Core Concepts part of the event, taking place from Wednesday through Friday of the GDC week.
Proposals will be open from now until Thursday, August 15th at 11:59 PM PT. GDC 2020 marks the 34th edition of the con...
Identifying company influencers to help with automation projects
Monday, July 8, 2019 by Richard Harris
Instagram influencers may be all the rage, but it’s time organizations shift the focus away from external influencers to internal ones. And, this isn’t a task for your CMO, rather it’s one the CIO can tackle.
CIOs, raise your hand if you already are or have plans to implement automation technology at your organization. If you were to ask this questi...
Google Cloud Next 19 announcements
Thursday, April 11, 2019 by Brittany Hainzinger
Next ‘19 is underway, and here’s a summary of the important news announced from the event.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai kicked off talking about Cloud’s momentum and announced their new multi and hybrid cloud offering called Anthos. Anthos lets customers write once and run anywhere—in the cloud, in their data center, or even in other clouds.
Game developer tips and insight for 2019
Thursday, January 24, 2019 by Richard Harris
2019 offers promising new opportunities for game developers to reach new markets. But how can developers best capture diverse users’ attention and loyalty? Webpals Mobile, a performance-driven mobile-app user acquisition company, recently conducted a study comparing advertising driving gaming app downloads in the United States and Asia. Drawing on insights from th...
The benefits of single page applications as Adobe sees it
Thursday, January 10, 2019 by Gabriel Walt
Most people currently use a SPA every day without realizing it. Google Maps, Twitter, and Gmail are just a few examples of the abundance of SPAs in use today. While SPAs have been around for a while, technology advances have caused interest in them to soar over the past couple of years. Still, some misconceptions exist about the technology, many based on limitations in ...
Mobile ad campaign company to be bought by Adjust
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by Richard Harris
Adjust has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire data aggregation platform Acquired.io. The comprehensive SaaS solution automates and simplifies multi-channel campaign management for mobile user acquisition.
Started in San Francisco in 2016 by Andrey Kazakov and Max Gannutin, Acquired.io’s SaaS solution automates multi-channel cam...
New APM platform uses AI and runs on Amazon EMR
Monday, December 10, 2018 by Richard Harris
Unravel Data, the application performance management (APM) platform designed for big data workloads, has introduced a full-stack, artificial intelligence (AI)-driven solution for big data workloads running on Amazon EMR. Amazon EMR is a cloud service that enables big data processing using Spark, Kafka, Hadoop, Impala, Hive, and other big data components across dynamical...
Retro gaming talk with Matthew Thomas of Storytellers Entertainment
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 by Richard Harris
Storytellers Entertainment, an emerging game studio, seeks to revive fantasy retro gaming with its serialized fantasy based, solo-RPG. Matthew Thomas and Bill Munns are the creative heads behind their game “Imperium Omni”.
Matthew grew up in Southern California, where he went to college at age 16 later on, and earned a degree in Computer Programming ...
The speed of Artificial Intelligence learning just got faster
Monday, November 12, 2018 by Richard Harris
Researchers at Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) have partnered with a team from Tencent Machine Learning to create a new technique for training Artificial Intelligence (AI) machines faster than ever before, while maintaining accuracy - and in doing so, broke the world record.
During the experiment the team succeeded in training two popular deep neural networks cal...
Apple Search Ads support from Appbi
Friday, November 9, 2018 by Richard Harris
Apple Search Ads is Apple’s proprietary ad platform that offers iOS mobile app publishers a way to get their app found through app store specific searches. It’s reported that 65 - 80 percent of all app installs happen after a search through the app store. So understanding the challenges with being discovered through searches in the app store is a big deal.
New game studio wants to bring back fantasy based retro gaming
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 by Richard Harris
An emerging game studio, Storytellers Entertainment, is hoping to spark a new generation of fantasy based retro gaming with the development of “Imperium Omni”, a four part serialized solo-RPG set in the vast fictional world of Aeris Pri. The game is to be released on PC with future expansion to Xbox and PS4 console platforms.
The company, established by f...
Golden rules for an agile reporting structure
Thursday, September 13, 2018 by Dave West
For the majority of organizations adopting Scrum, they are moving from a traditional team-based model to a Scrum-based approach. Traditional team models vary for every organization, but normally have the following elements:
A project manager responsible for ensuring the project delivers
A line manager who individuals in the team report to. That person d...
Stony Brook University gets $25M for new engineering program
Wednesday, August 22, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) and Chairman of the Senate’s Higher Education Committee Kenneth LaValle (1st Senate District) announced the award of $25 million in funding to Stony Brook University that will enable the university to begin the initial phases for developing a new engineering building on campus. The funding will enable Ston...
Game Developers Conference is now accepting submissions
Monday, July 23, 2018 by Richard Harris
UBM Tech Game Network, the organizers of the Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2019, are accepting submissions to present lectures, roundtables, panels and tutorials from now until Thursday, August 16th at 11:59 PM PT. This will be the 33rd edition of GDC, the world’s largest and longest-running event for game developers, and organizers are keen to feature cutting-...
Flying cars could be here sooner than you think
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by Richard Harris
According to a recent report from Frost & Sullivan, flying cars are set to disrupt the mobility space with at least ten early entrants expected to launch various versions of flying cars by 2022. With helicopters and other adaptable aviation playing a vital role in supporting law enforcement throughout the U.S., airborne technology is becoming an important accessory ...
Artificial Intelligence in the public and private sectors
Thursday, June 7, 2018 by Richard Harris
You're not the only one nervous about AI -in light of rapid AI growth and adoption, the U.S. Government recently held three Subcommittee Meetings designed to understand the implications posed by the widespread adoption of AI technology in the public and private sectors. So why is the US Government concerned about AI in society, and what role should it be considering...
State of DevOps report reveals new insights
Monday, June 4, 2018 by Richard Harris
Puppet has announced the findings of the State of DevOps: Market Segmentation Report. The new report reveals insights by industry, region, department and company size, based on the 2017 State of DevOps Survey data. Over the past six years, Puppet has surveyed more than 27,000 technical professionals, making the State of DevOps Report a comprehensive and long-running stu...
Find bugs in your code before launch with new ReGrade platform
Thursday, May 24, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Let's face it, most of us do not write flawless code, and according to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, 90 percent of security incidents result from exploits against defects in software (ouch). Curtail Security has announced the release of ReGrade. The platform helps give customers the ability to identify critical version differences in the development cycle an...
GPU based servers can help solve Big Data energy woes
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 by Richard Harris
Big data keeps getting bigger, and companies may think they are reducing their carbon footprint by moving to the Cloud but this move could actually be making things worse for the environment. With each new data center created for big cloud providers, tens of thousands of new racks need to be installed, which translates into a further strain on energy resources. &n...
Alternative Google Play app stores to consider
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 by Alex Makarevich
Android is open source, and because of that -app developers can build and deploy an APK file anywhere! There are obvious advantages to deploying into the known Android app stores such as Google Play, and Amazon - mostly in the potential number of impressions and installs your app can receive, because Google play comes as the default app store on most Android devices. Pl...