Everynet launches secure IoT to digitalize Puerto Rico infrastructure
Thursday, September 3, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Everynet BV announced the completed roll-out of a secure data network designed to enhance Puerto Rico's infrastructure modernization initiatives.
"There is a great opportunity to enable efficiencies with the Internet of Things (IoT) in Puerto Rico," says Tom Nelson, Everynet's Chief Commercial Officer. "Everynet brings this experience...
PayPal to roll out direct sales of cryptocurrency
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 by Freeman Lightner
Recent reports indicate that Fintech giant, PayPal, plans to roll out direct sales of cryptocurrency to its 325 million users within the next few months. Currently, PayPal can be used as an alternative means for withdrawing funds from exchanges such as Coinbase, but this would be a first in terms of offering direct sales of crypto. Industry sources reported that the com...
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...
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...
Red Hat OpenShift now available for IBM and LinuxONE
Tuesday, February 18, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform is generally available for IBM Z® and IBM LinuxONE™.
“Containers are the next generation of software-defined compute that enterprises will leverage to accelerate their digital transformation initiatives,” says Gary Chen, Research Director at IDC. “IDC estimates that 71% of organizations are in the proce...
NoSQL DBaaS, Couchbase Cloud arrives
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 by Richard Harris
Couchbase introduced Couchbase Cloud, a fully-managed Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS). Couchbase Cloud enables enterprises to host their data within their own Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) for greater control and ownership, and pay for only what they use. Customers can now experience best-in-class performance and availability from the most powerful NoSQL database technology...
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...
NGINX 2019 F5 announcements for DevOps, NetOps, and SecOps
Thursday, September 12, 2019 by Freeman Lightner
At NGINX Conf, F5 Networks announced several new solutions designed to help DevOps, NetOps, and SecOps teams better collaborate in delivering modern applications.
“Companies are at a digital tipping point,” said Gus Robertson, SVP and GM of NGINX at F5. “They must modernize their apps and infrastructure in order to offer experiences as compelling as...
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...
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...
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 ...
RAD definition is changing
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 by Vijay Pullur
RAD platforms started out as tools for citizen developers without substantial technical knowledge of coding, who could use intuitive “out of the box” features to create applications suited for simple departmental and experimental needs. While these early RAD platforms (not this "rad") brought basic coding capabilities to the masses, the application...
Implementing AI technology while overcoming legacy systems
Friday, January 4, 2019 by Jason Cottrell
Legacy software is not great.
That may not be a fair position to take on all legacy software, but it’s a fairly safe starting point for most of it. Typical legacy software is difficult for users to work with, prone to issues and glitches, and worst of all, doesn’t play nicely with other systems. Again: legacy software is not great.
There are a number o...
AIOps and why IT should care
Thursday, November 29, 2018 by Bhanu Singh
For years, industry leaders have rightfully evangelized the massive benefits of digital transformation. Abandoning outdated legacy systems and processes in favor of cloud-enabled ones helps produce greater insights, lowers operating costs, and streamlines operations for faster time-to-market of new products or services and a better overall customer experience. Already, ...
Dynatrace expands AWS visibility and contextual problem analysis
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by Richard Harris
Dynatrace has announced the extension of the platform’s cloud visibility and contextual data ingestion from Amazon Web Services (AWS) with Amazon CloudWatch (CloudWatch) and AWS CloudTrail (CloudTrail). The addition of AWS metrics and events from the two services enriches the high-fidelity data that Dynatrace processes, further enhancing contextual problem identif...
Netifi offers new way to create microservices and cloud native apps
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Netifi just put out their first product, a free download of Proteus Community Edition, which helps reduce the complexity associated with developing and deploying microservices and cloud-native applications. Proteus, based on the open source RSocket protocol, takes care of networking complexity, such as routing, session resumption, application flow control and predi...
Software modernization myths likely holding you back
Thursday, November 1, 2018 by Vijay Pullur
As new cloud, AI, and mobile technologies continue to shape the tech landscape, it’s increasingly challenging for developers and IT leaders to maintain up-to-date applications in the face of nonstop innovation. It’s no wonder that many industry professionals are concerned about their ability to effectively and affordably complete an application modernization...
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.
Open Source ABL code release with Spark Toolkit
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Progress has announced the release of Progress Spark Toolkit, a set of open source Advanced Business Language (ABL) code and recommended best-practices to enable organizations to evolve existing applications and extend their capabilities to meet market demands.
“It has also enabled us to contribute to, and impact, the efforts of other Progress customers and par...
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 -...
2018 Cloud and DevOps survey findings from Quali
Monday, April 2, 2018 by Richard Harris
Quali has announced the results of its third annual Cloud and DevOps Survey examining current infrastructure trends, as well as some of the key barriers facing industry leaders. The findings, based on more than 1,300 responses from DevOps and IT professionals, showed the top barriers to DevOps adoption involve stagnant organizational cultures (according to 22 percent of...
Cloud migration platform wants to bring apps to the cloud
Thursday, February 8, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
AppOrbit has announced the availability of its application modernization and migration product, AppPorter. Automating digital transformation, the platform analyzes applications and their data dependencies, translates each application into a modern, comprehensive application container, and imports the fully functioning application, free of dependencies, into the cloud, w...
DNS security and why mobile app developers should care
Monday, February 5, 2018 by Richard Harris
DNSSEC is a DNS security extension specification for securing information provided by DNS. DNS has been a part of the global internet since the 1980s, but its authentication mechanisms are fairly weak. As a result, DNS is vulnerable to a form of attack called cache poisoning. Cache poisoning is a man-in-the-middle attack that implants false DNS information to redirect e...
Why enterprises will modernize their enterprise apps this year
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 by Richard Harris
Sapho and IDG Communications have released the results of a survey targeting 160 IT Directors and Chief Information and Technology Officers at enterprise companies with more than 1,000 employees. The results show an overwhelming number (78%) of respondents planning to upgrade their organization’s enterprise applications this year in an effort to provide employees with b...
Software testing using Artificial Intelligence
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 by Richard Harris
As the complexity of software continues to increase and release delivery cycles shorten, software testers need to provide quality feedback to developers nearly instantaneously. In this age of continuous testing, companies are adopting a new mantra: Test smarter, not harder. There’s simply no other choice, given the torrential pace of new software launches. Today, ...
Progress talks Kendo UI Builder v2
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 by Richard Harris
Not all companies are building applications from scratch today, so businesses must take into consideration the investments made in web applications in the past and leverage it as cost-effectively and efficiently as possible.We talked with Tanya O’Connor, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Progress OpenEdge, to learn more about how their new Kendo UI Builder 2.0 wants to ...
The holistic management of software comes to town from appOrbit
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 by Richard Harris
appOrbit, a company that looks to help accelerate digital transformation, is coming out of stealth and has unveiled its new application platform, which allows customers to automate the moving of enterprise software onto any modern infrastructure. The new platform helps speed up the movement of legacy applications like Siebel and Oracle to any cloud or container infrastr...
Endpoint Systems is utilizing the new Google Jobs API
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
Endpoint Systems, a systems integrator and developer of service and API software solutions, has announced it will offer services to help companies migrate and integrate their systems with Google’s recently unveiled Jobs API platform. Google announced in May that it will be launching a job search engine in the U.S. that will leverage their existing technologies to offer ...
A DevOps framework for federal customers
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
Last Thursday, President Trump signed an executive order designed to strengthen the cybersecurity of federal networks including moving all federal IT systems to the cloud. The executive order also calls for effective risk management, which includes requiring planning so that maintenance, improvements and modernization occur in a coordinated way and with appropriate regu...
Oracle releases their API Platform Cloud Service
Monday, May 15, 2017 by Richard Harris
Oracle is expanding their Cloud Platform’s integration offerings with the availability of their API Platform Cloud Service. Bringing together API-first design and governance capabilities from recently acquired Apiary and API management from Oracle, the new cloud service delivers end-to-end capabilities for designing, prototyping, documenting, testing, and managing the p...
The smart home effect on IIoT facilities
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 by Saar Yoskovitz
The backbone of many science fiction plots just a few short years ago - smart machines, homes and cities - are now all around us thanks to the Internet of Things (IoT). Fitbits track and analyze physical attributes from stairs climbed to quality of sleep. By simply saying “Alexa,” Amazon Echo can deliver you with today’s weather forecast or play your favorite music as y...
Quali's CloudShell version 8 is now generally availability
Friday, April 28, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
OpenStack adoption in enterprises is becoming increasingly embraced as revenues grow at 35% CAGR, according to 451 Research. Adoption of OpenStack is increasing among organizations with over 1,000 employees both with on-premise and hosted OpenStack deployments. The 451 Research team predicts a growing number of use-cases across enterprise and service provider deployment...
How to integrate business priorities into the DevOps process
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 by Anaud Ganpaul
The business case for enterprise mobile applications is in crisis. Enterprises increased their spend on mobile application development to more than 10% of their overall budgets in 2016, yet fewer than 1% of mobile apps are successful, according to research firm, Gartner.To address this disturbing trend, enterprises are re-envisioning their mobile application development...
Oracle chats about the new data integrator cloud service
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 by Richard Harris
On February 13, Oracle unveiled Oracle Data Integrator Cloud Service, Oracle’s new data integration cloud service aimed at simplifying and accelerating cross-enterprise data integration to support real-time analytics and help organizations drive better business decisions. With the increasing need for the enterprise to be effective and agile, organizations need seamless ...
How Rapid Application Development is Changing Everything
Saturday, September 24, 2016 by Richard Harris
I admit it, every time I hear the word RAD I go back to the 80's when BMX freestyle was at it's peak (I still own my beloved GT Performer)! But the RAD we are talking about here is "Rapid Application Development" (RAD), that used to be something reserved for making quick apps with minimal code input, little functionally, and that you did not intend on maintaining f...