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...
Software industry competition predictions
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 by Richard Harris
Daniel Herndon, Director of Cloud Services, and Linda Ding, Senior Director of Vertical Marketing Strategy from Laserfiche discuss their 2022 predictions about organizations adopting the cloud and low-code/no-code approaches, how businesses will build business resilience, why more organizations will commit to a digital-first approach, and much m...
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...
Data sharing predictions for 2022
Friday, January 14, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
Barr Moses, the CEO, and Founder of Monte Carlo worked with Fortune 500 companies as VP of Customer Operations at Gainsight to help teams use data as a competitive advantage. Lior Gavish, Barr’s co-founder, was formerly SVP of Engineering at Barracuda where he built fraud detection systems powered by data, ML, and analytics. Moses shares her 2022 predictions with ...
Connecting with people through remote contextual research
Wednesday, January 12, 2022 by Joy Wong Daniels
In product research and design circles, a contextual inquiry is a fancy term for doing research in a user’s natural environment while they go about their typical activities. It’s an essential research methodology product designers and user experience designers rely on, a type of field study that involves in-depth interviews and observations with a small samp...
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, ...
Increase developer productivity in 2022
Sunday, January 9, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
Patrick Jean is the CTO at OutSystems, where he's focused on building a great engineering culture where motivated people are free to unleash their passion doing meaningful work. With more than 20 years of engineering leadership experience, he has led multiple high-stakes, cloud transformation initiatives at SaaS providers, blending customer focus, inspired developme...
Low code platform Zenity lands $5M in funding
Wednesday, December 8, 2021 by Christian Hargrave
Zenity exited stealth mode with a $5 million seed funding round, led by Vertex Ventures and UpWest, and backed by top executives such as the former CISO of Google, Gerhard Eschelbeck, and former CIO of SuccessFactors, Tom Fisher. With Zenity, businesses can promote citizen development and adopt Low-Code/No-Code platforms while avoiding critical data exfiltration or disr...
Rollbar releases Adaptive Alerts feature
Tuesday, December 7, 2021 by Christian Hargrave
Rollbar, provider of real-time error monitoring Software as a Service, has announced Adaptive Alerts, a new feature that adds to its reliable, informative, and actionable alerts about unexpected issues in monitored applications and services. Rollbar’s error monitoring is state of the art and provides highly accurate alerts with fewer false positives and false nega...
HAProxy load balancer 20th anniversary celebration
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 by Christian Hargrave
HAProxy Technologies, the provider of a software load balancer, has announced the 20th anniversary of the HAProxy load balancer, a major milestone for one of the industry's most successful open-source products. This week, the HAProxy community will be celebrating this milestone at the virtual HAProxyConf by presenting individual experiences in deploying the HAP...
Developer platform Haystack launches Enterprise solution
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 by Russ Scritchfield
Engineering productivity company Haystack Analytics reported continued strong business performance as it introduces its enterprise offering less than 6 months after announcing seed funding. Revenues have increased by an average of over 35% month-over-month as demand amongst high-profile customers has grown.
Haystack provides a platform providing technology leade...
Blue Prism and AWS partner to transform automation
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Blue Prism, a pioneer in intelligent automation, and Amazon Web Services, Inc. have announced a global, multiyear strategic collaboration agreement to transform how businesses provision intelligent automation.
Expanding on a wide range of automation provided by both companies to date, such as Blue Prism Service Assist, which gives customers a 360-degree vie...
MuPDF App Kits land from Artifex Software Inc
Monday, November 15, 2021 by Richard Harris
Artifex Software, Inc. has expanded the MuPDF family of products with the development of MuPDF App Kits. These easy-to-implement SDKs were explicitly designed for Android and iOS mobile application developers. Artifex technologies provide essential tools to major print manufacturers, SaaS and Cloud developers, PDF tools/creation companies, and software develop...
SaaS company receives $27M in funding
Monday, November 15, 2021 by Christian Hargrave
Swimm announced a $27.6 million Series A funding round to enable engineering teams to create documentation that is always up to date. The round, which brings Swimm's total funding to $33.3 million, was led by New York-based global venture capital and private equity firm Insight Partners, with participation from Dawn Capital, alongside existing seed investors Pitango...
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...
Nylas expands operations in Europe
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 by Richard Harris
Nylas announced that one of Europe and the world’s leading e-commerce platforms have selected Nylas to quickly, securely, and automatically connect real-time communications data into their application. With Nylas’s Email and Neural APIs, this fintech enterprise can more intelligently extract and structure data from the more than 2 million transactions on the...
Offshore software developers risks and advantages
Thursday, October 28, 2021 by Vivien F. Peaden
The onset of COVID-19 has hastened CEOs’ prioritization of digital transformation to future-proof their organizations. This paradigm change is driving the IT outsourcing spend to improve operational agility, integrate new technologies, and achieve cost-savings and faster time-to-market.
Risks and advantages of using offshore software developers
The pandemic ...
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...
Hedera Hashgraph ecosystem expands
Monday, September 20, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
The Hedera Governing Council has announced the approval of a plan to allocate 10.7 billion hbars (approximately 20% of total supply), currently worth US $5 billion as of September 16th, 2021, towards the development of the Hedera ecosystem. The resolution was approved at the July 14th Governing Council meeting, at which time the value of the allocation was approximately...
Improving cloud security practices for DevOps teams
Thursday, August 26, 2021 by Richard Harris
Technology integration allows customers to securely leverage existing keys, secrets, tokens, and certificates into declarative CI/CD pipelines and ease the management of HashiCorp Vault infrastructure and security practices.
Opsera and HashiCorp partner with plans on improving cloud security practices for DevOps teams
Opsera, the Continuous Orchestration platform ...
Best SaaS product award recognizes Adventoris
Monday, August 9, 2021 by Freeman Lightner
Adventoris is the creator of SwiftCloud, a mobile app for distributors and wholesalers that provides businesses with a platform that enables their customers to see products, communicate with the company, and place orders 24/7.
Best SaaS product award recognizes Adventoris
Adventoris has been shortlisted in the SaaS Awards, celebrating software innovation across th...
Faster customer integrations from HackerOne
Thursday, July 29, 2021 by Freeman Lightner
Tray.io has announced that HackerOne is using Tray Embedded to develop and deliver powerful customer integrations at scale. With Tray Embedded, HackerOne quadrupled its integration delivery speed to maximize developer efficiency and reduce the integration maintenance burden. Armed with seamless integrations, HackerOne customers can spend less time context-switching...
Vanta launches Automated ISO 27001 Certification and HIPAA Compliance
Tuesday, July 13, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Vanta announced public availability for two new certification standards that help secure the internet and protect consumer data. Vanta provides automated compliance audits and continuous security monitoring through a robust SaaS platform, enabling companies to achieve industry standardization in weeks instead of months.
The rise of data leaks and privacy concerns hav...
Opsera has announced its Salesforce CD release automation
Monday, June 28, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Opsera announces its native Salesforce CI/CD release automation functionality. This new feature gives Business Application teams the same powerful DevOps platform that software delivery teams use to significantly shorten software delivery cycles, enhance pipeline quality and security, lower operations costs and align software delivery to business outcomes.
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 ...
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...
Automation Cookbook introduced by Applitools
Thursday, April 15, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Applitools announced the launch of its “Automation Cookbook,” featuring free bite-sized videos aimed to upskill developers and test engineers of all experience levels. Anyone looking for quick answers to their test automation questions can use recipes to solve everyday challenges and also practice in the Test Kitchen for free. The initiative is led by Angie ...
Infrastructure as code announced by env0
Monday, March 15, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
env0 announced the company’s enterprise-grade Infrastructure as Code (IaC) automation platform featuring self-hosted agents, SAML (Security Assertion Mark-up Language) authentication support and SOC2 Type 2 certification. The enhanced platform delivers production proven remote-run workflow management and a new security framework to empower user deployments and dir...
Remote run SaaS solution for the automation of Terragrunt workloads
Thursday, February 25, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
env0 announced the first remote run SaaS solution for the automation of Terragrunt workloads across multiple Terraform modules. The integration of Terragrunt and env0 optimizes IaC deployments to ensure greater efficiency, control, visibility and governance.
With env0's automated, collaborative remote-run workflow management platform for Terragrunt, the company a...
SaaS predictions from BigPanda
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
We are about to witness the mass extinction of dinosaurs - vendors with on-prem software who have been dragging their feet on replatforming to a SaaS solution. They will try desperately to hang on to existing customers while pivoting investments, people and messaging with the promise of their new SaaS-centric, all-in-one platform.
By July 2021, I predict companies wi...
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...
Virtual desktops will gain popularity in 2021
Sunday, January 10, 2021 by Freeman Lightner
Desktops-as-a-service, or virtual cloud desktops, will gain popularity in 2021. These are offerings like Amazon Workspace, Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop, Google Chromebook. The offerings enable the entire environment of workstations to be delivered as a service — a display that connects to personal computing in the cloud. It reduces the in-house infrastructure...
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...
Price of cloud services predicted to drop in 2021
Thursday, January 7, 2021 by Freeman Lightner
Cloud services will grow at a rate of 40% as companies will drive to replatform in order to be more nimble, cost-effective, and customer-driven. The movement to the cloud will be seen as a “must-have” for every company.
Direction and price of cloud services
The growth of cloud SaaS offerings will make it easier and cheaper for all companies—large...
API sprawl security concern predictions of 2021 from Volterra
Wednesday, January 6, 2021 by Freeman Lightner
As organizations continue to digitally transform business processes, they are increasingly transitioning from legacy applications to modern, cloud-native apps.
These intricate modern apps feature far more APIs than their predecessors including API sprawl.
Since these apps are built with extensive microservices, many of these APIs are deeply embedded and hidden. Th...