Salesforce and Tableau software become one
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 by Richard Harris
Salesforce has said it will buy Tableau Software for $15.7 billion in an all-stock deal, making it the largest acquisition in the history of the company. This is more than double the $6.5 billion the San Francisco-based cloud giant paid for MuleSoft last year.
Salesforce will use the acquisition to double down on business intelligence through powerful new data...
Lightning Web Components goes open source
Monday, June 10, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Zinier gets $22M to transform field service management with automation
Monday, March 11, 2019 by Brittany Harris
Zinier has raised $22 million in Series B funding to accelerate global growth and expand its platform to meet the growing needs of field service organizations. Returning investor Accel led the round, along with Founders Fund, Nokia-backed NGP Capital, Qualcomm Ventures LLC and returning France-based investor Newfund.
The investment coincides with the field service in...
New low-code platform for the enterprise emerges from Turbo Systems
Friday, March 1, 2019 by Brittany Harris
Turbo Systems just launched its universal, no-code engagement platform for the enterprise. Led by Hari Subramanian, Co-Founder and former CTO of ServiceMax, Turbo provides an easy way for businesses to instantly create rich applications to extend the capabilities of all existing systems of record, including ERP, CRM, and HRIS systems.
“The systems of record mak...
Productive app updates while prioritizing the customer
Monday, February 25, 2019 by Richard Harris
Product innovation is essential for companies that want to have a high-performing app. Top companies that stay ahead of the curve are constantly changing, experimenting and creating new ways for users to engage with products. However, when implementing new app features or experiences, customers need to be at the center of the innovation process.
Companies can use tes...
Why everyone should learn to code
Monday, January 28, 2019 by Richard Harris
Learning how to program software isn't necessarily the easiest thing you'll ever do. In fact, it's going to be one of the hardest. Programming and code are difficult, and not just in the sense of understanding logic and syntax, but also in the way that it's a never-ending achievement because it's always evolving. Programmers never stay in one place v...
Lightning Platform Mobile from Salesforce aims to future-proof apps
Thursday, January 24, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Adding another lego to the wall between native programmers and low-code app builders, Salesforce has just announced the new Lightning Platform Mobile, a set of tools and services that aim to empower business users to build quick, connected and future-proofed mobile apps.
Consumers today expect their mobile experiences to be immersive and easy-to-use. But with a...
Blockchain development with strong APIs
Monday, January 21, 2019 by Richard Harris
2018 was the year of blockchain “pilot” projects - where companies began to truly explore all of the possibilities of the technology. For example, in PwC’s 2018 survey of 600 executives, 84 percent said their organizations had at least some involvement with blockchain technology - but only 15 percent reported having gone live.
As we jump into 2019, ...
Top coding languages and technologies report sets the pace for 2019
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by Richard Harris
The top coding languages and programs studied by its millions of users in 2018 have been released by Pluralsight, the enterprise technology learning platform.
2019 promises to be another year where software dominates the tech and IT landscape, so knowing which languages and programs are coming out on top is useful to both companies trying to keep up with competition ...
Friday, December 14, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Lightning Web Components ...
Testing your app for the holidays
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 by Eran Kinsbruner
It’s almost the most wonderful time of the year and retailers of all sizes have already been busy preparing - and in some cases bracing - for the upcoming surge in traffic that is expected to hit their websites and mobile shopping apps this holiday season. Salesforce is predicting that mobile devices will drive 68 percent of all holiday shopping traffic this year,...
Nexmo Customer Communication API Connector gets a boost from WhatsApp
Friday, September 28, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Vonage announced that its Nexmo Communication API Connector, available on MuleSoft's Anypoint Platform, is now integrated with the WhatsApp Business solution. This integration enables MuleSoft customers to leverage the new WhatsApp Business solution to elevate their customer engagement.
Simple integration of Nexmo APIs into WhatsApp Business solution workflows el...
AWS and Salesforce announce new integrations
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 by Richard Harris
AWS and Salesforce just announced at Dreamforce 2018 new integrations that they hope will dramatically simplify how data and events are shared across AWS and Salesforce services.
As part of the next phase of their global strategic alliance, the two companies will work together to deliver integrations and frameworks for connecting the Salesforce Platform with AW...
National Coding Week is here
Monday, September 17, 2018 by Richard Harris
National Coding Week is upon us. That's why we thought it would be great to compile some quotes from industry experts to talk about what they think is most important about learning how to coding - a question seen through many different lenses.
“Today, software drives business. So, if an organization wants to excel, it needs to become a software-powered jugg...
AI features coming in Talla Intelligent Knowledge Base version 2
Friday, August 24, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Talla launched version 2.0 of the Talla Intelligent Knowledge Base. This new platform update harnesses techniques in natural language processing and AI-powered automation to achieve significant benefits for revenue generating teams within companies.
Rob May, Founder and CEO Talla said: “Businesses today are driven by information, but the way that information is...
Supporting citizen developers to speed digital transformation
Thursday, May 10, 2018 by Bill Kennedy
More than just a buzz word, companies across the globe are embracing digital transformation to create more efficient organizations not tied to traditional software applications and to forgo the messy paper trail. Digital transformation is dependent on many factors, but in particular, cloud-based technology is largely responsible for fueling the change. Simply put, overt...
Tom Ebling joins Moltin board of directors
Monday, May 7, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Tom Ebling has joined Moltin's board of directors. An accomplished industry executive, Ebling is the former CEO of Demandware. He brings more than 30 years of operating and management experience to Moltin. Ebling was CEO of Demandware from 2010 to 2016 and helped it scale from $20 million to $250 million in revenue. He led the company through a successful IPO in 2012 an...
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...
Learning to code with Salesforce
Friday, March 23, 2018 by Richard Harris
While accessible technology is a must to elevate developers, developers also need better educational resources. Learning needs to be bite-sized, continuous, flexible and fun. That is why Salesforce says they launched Trailhead, the free online learning platform, that takes learners on guided, hands-on journeys to learn today’s in-demand skills. The pace of innovat...
Magic Software v4.7 has been launched
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Magic Software Enterprises has announced the launch of Magic xpi 4.7, a solution that enables organizations to quickly adapt to changing technologies and business conditions, while providing a multi-point low code solution that aims to lower IT development and operational costs associated with integration.Magic Software, which recently extended its partnership with Sale...
Flex contact platform announced by Twilio
Monday, March 19, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Twilio announced Flex, a contact center platform that gives businesses complete control of their contact center experience. With Twilio Flex, companies can instantly deploy an omnichannel contact center platform and also programmatically customize every element of the experience including the interface, communication channels, agent routing, and reporting to meet the un...
Panaya makes strides in Agile delivery
Thursday, February 15, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Panaya has announced that Panaya has expanded its footprint in the Enterprise Agile Delivery market. Since RDx's (Release Dynamix) release last May, the company's cloud-based application lifecycle management solution has been adopted by over 70 customers including global names such as Repsol, Ralph Lauren, Loreal, Mercedes, and BioMarin. In efforts to keep pace wi...
IBM and Salesforce announce strengthened strategic partnership
Monday, January 22, 2018 by Richard Harris
IBM and Salesforce has announced an expansion of their partnership, bringing together IBM Cloud and Watson services with Salesforce Quip and Salesforce Service Cloud Einstein to enable companies to connect with their customers and collaborate more effectively with deeper insights.With this expansion, Salesforce has named IBM a preferred cloud services provider and IBM h...
Automic intelligent automation platform released
Friday, October 27, 2017 by Richard Harris
Automic, one of CA Enterprises most recent acquisitions, recently announced its first major product release under the CA name, and that Automic has been named the flagship piece of CA’s new Intelligent Automation platform. The move demonstrated CA’s investment in the automation market, a market said to have a potential to grow to $10B by 2020. This is Automic’s first pl...
Manifold comes out of stealth to connect developers to cloud services
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 by Richard Harris
Manifold has launched from stealth with $15 million USD in Series A funding from OMERS Ventures, Boldstart Ventures, Version One Ventures, Amplify Partners and Leaders Fund. Manifold is working to redefine the developer services ecosystem with a platform that allows developers to easily find, buy, and manage their favorite services - from email to logging - without bein...
DocuSign talks about embedding eSigning into your app
Monday, June 12, 2017 by Richard Harris
DocuSign, an eSignature startup, has a reported $3 billion valuation, more than 100+ million users, and a client roster that includes Microsoft, Salesforce, LinkedIn and SAP. Here Marie Huwe, the VP of Developer Programs and Evangelism at DocuSign, tells us about their API and how developers have influenced their growth and success to date. ADM: What is your role at Doc...
NVIDIA hosts eighth annual GPU Technology Conference
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 by Richard Harris
NVIDIA will host its eighth annual GPU Technology Conference (GTC) on May 8-11, at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center. NVIDIA founder and CEO Jensen Huang will deliver a keynote on Wednesday, May 10, to an expected audience of 8,000 attendees.GTC is the largest event of the year for developers, data scientists and executives in the fields of artificial intelligence,...
The hidden hazards of mobile app development
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 by Burley Kawasaki
The transition from desktop to mobile computing is not a question of if, but when. According to Gartner, within the next five years, 70 percent of software interactions in enterprises will occur on mobile devices. Little wonder, then, that organizations that are just embarking on their mobile app development journeys can often be tempted to assume the voyage will be smo...
The A to Z of low-code app development
Friday, February 10, 2017 by Karthick Viswanathan
As we enter 2017, we are seeing low-code app development take root across larger enterprises and smaller businesses alike. In 2016, big players like Google, Microsoft, Oracle, and Salesforce staked their claim in this market segment. Enter 2017, and we can expect the new entrants, along with incumbents such as WaveMaker, Mendix and OutSystems, to beg...
Stop wasting the cloud!
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 by Richard Harris
Some people think about the public cloud is as a “utility” - you can buy services on demand, just like electricity, or water, or heating. Each of these utilities are consumable - as you grow you can consume more, as you shrink you can consume less. In the case of the public cloud, you are consuming IT-related infrastructure and services to build, test, and run ente...
UCaaS adoption gaining ground as enterprises turning to the cloud
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 by Richard Harris
More than half (51%) of businesses are expected to adopt cloud Unified Communications (UCaaS/Hosted PBX) by 2020, surpassing premise-based PBX as businesses of all sizes shift to the cloud for unified communications, team collaboration and contact center services, according to the 2nd Annual BroadSoft, Inc. survey of global telecom providers and industry leaders.The Bro...
Security Intelligence Platform from Exabeam launched
Thursday, February 2, 2017 by Richard Harris
Exabeam has announced its new Security Intelligence Platform, designed to decrease the risk of cyber threats for organizations of any size.Recent data breaches continue to demonstrate that security management is broken; attacks using stolen or misused passwords keep rising, and companies cannot detect or respond to them effectively. Breaches now have national and intern...
Developers and API standards
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 by Richard Harris
For nearly five years, Andy Beier, director of engineering at Domo, has worked to build more than 500 data connectors for the company’s business optimization platform. However, as Andy and his team strove to complete that monumental task, they continually ran into roadblocks because of the lack of standards in API development. Frustration led to action and the Domo...
The future of cloud communications
Friday, January 27, 2017 by Richard Harris
As the popularity of using Cloud-enabled platforms grows, the market for such features is quickly ballooning in size. I'm sure you've heard about this latest trend in both tech and non-tech industries of adopting the power that a Cloud platform can provide, and in turn, some really special things are happening as its evolution continues down the road. But what's the fut...