Low code will grow up in 2023
Monday, January 23, 2023 by Richard Harris
Cost consciousness is always important, but at times of greater uncertainty (global recessions, pandemics, etc.) it becomes a high (if not the highest) priority. That will almost assuredly change companies’ approaches to business applications, sometimes in paradoxical ways.
The challenge at hand
On the one hand, Software-as-a-service (SaaS) has offered simpl...
Vacation rental software solution Lodgify lands $30M
Monday, November 28, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
Vacation rental software startup Lodgify has secured $30 million in Series B funding. The investment round was led by Octopus Ventures with participation from Bonsai Partners, Aldea Ventures and ICF (Institut Català de Finances) as well as existing investors, Intermedia Vermögensverwaltung and Nauta Capital.
Lodgify will use the funds to acceler...
How to integrate payments into SaaS products
Tuesday, October 11, 2022 by David Sharp
The disruptive nature of the COVID-19 pandemic impacted small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in many ways, from changing consumer expectations. to a migration to a remote workforce, to immense supply chain issues. To combat this disruption, many businesses either sped up their digital transformation investments or started down that path out of necessity.
Productive developers prefer quality code
Monday, July 11, 2022 by Richard Harris
New research from Rollbar, a provider of real-time error monitoring Software as a Service, indicates that nearly a third (32%) of CTOs, developers, engineers, and technical leads feel the most productive when they are creating better quality code and not just more code. Nearly as many (28%) said that meeting and exceeding their managers’ expectations is what ...
2022 development productivity predictions
Monday, January 17, 2022 by Richard Harris
Brian Rue is the CEO and Co-founder of Rollbar, an SF-based provider of real-time error monitoring Software as a Service, where he leads the company’s overall strategy and direction. Brian founded the company with Cory Virok in 2012. Prior to Rollbar, Brian was the CTO and Co-founder of Lolapps, a leading publisher of independent games on social networks and mobil...
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...
Crypto APIs launch MPC Wallet as a Service
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
The Bulgarian-based Software-as-a-Service startup Crypto APIs has launched an improved Wallet as a Service (WaaS) to provide small and medium businesses, enterprises, and institutions with a more secure and reliable multi-currency digital wallet.
Crypto APIs launch MPC Wallet as a Service
The service utilizes an advanced Multi-Party Computation (MPC) cryptographic...
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...
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...
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...
Plectica LLC launches VideoKit for developers
Wednesday, November 11, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Plectica LLC introduced VideoKit, a developer tool that provides a fast and easy way to embed flexible video features into any software product or service, including custom apps built for virtual events, multiplayer games, remote work and other apps for collaboration and socializing.
Connecting and collaborating with others remotely - for work, school, or leisu...
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 ...
WSO2 Enterprise Integrator 7.0 is here
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 by Freeman Lightner
Integration is becoming an integral part of software development as the applications driving today's digital businesses combine data, events, and services from within the organization, throughout ecosystems, and across devices. As a result, IT organizations increasingly need to adopt a range of integration styles and architectural integration models while keeping pa...
Yellowbrick Data launches Cloud Data Warehouses and DR services
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 by Freeman Lightner
Yellowbrick Data, a provider in enterprise data warehousing, has announced the Yellowbrick Cloud Data Warehouse and the Yellowbrick Cloud Disaster Recovery (Cloud DR) service. The Yellowbrick Cloud Data Warehouse has been operating in enterprise production environments since early 2019, and both new products leverage the power of the Yellowbrick Data Warehouse, the...
Women Who Tech announce 10 finalists
Thursday, September 5, 2019 by Brittany Hainzinger
Women Who Tech announced the 10 finalists for the European-leg of its flagship Women Startup Challenge. The HealthTech startups will pitch their ventures to top investors and compete for an equity-free $50,000 cash grant on 7th October at Paris City Hall, Hôtel de Ville.
"By 2040, $25 trillion will be spent annually on healthcare, yet only 9.7% of investor...
Theatro joins with Cisco and Honeywell
Friday, August 30, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Theatro announced that they have joined forces with Cisco and Honeywell to transform the future of retail, hospitality, manufacturing and other markets with large deskless workforces. The investments by these two market leaders will anchor the expansion of its platform interoperability and its market footprint.
Theatro’s voice-driven Intelligent Assistant platf...
More AI tools to come from Near's $100M raise
Friday, August 2, 2019 by Richard Harris
Near, the platform that leverages AI to make real-world data actionable, has announced that it has raised $100 million in a new round of funding. The investment comes from London headquartered private equity firm Greater Pacific Capital (GPC). With this fresh investment, Near has raised a total of $134 million to date, including from Sequoia Capital and JP Morgan.
Feature management trends are growing
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by Richard Harris
As companies transition to a world built on software, there is an increasing requirement to move quickly, innovate faster, and deliver exceptional user experiences. As such, feature management is a process development teams are increasingly relying on as a best practice to separate code deployments from feature releases. This allows teams to control feature lifecycles, ...
Rollbar acquires Hungarybased Samebug
Thursday, February 28, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Rollbar, a provider of real-time error monitoring Software as a Service, announced it has acquired Hungary-based Samebug, in a strategic move that further deepens its domain expertise in grouping and allows for the integration of proprietary Samebug technology into its error monitoring solution. It also allows Rollbar to quickly grow its engineering team and have greate...
Snowflake bursting at the seams as Netflix hops on
Thursday, February 14, 2019 by Richard Harris
Snowflake Computing announced another year of exponential growth - but it comes alongside some interesting numbers for cloud adoption as well. The company’s 2019 financial year, which ended January 31, delivered a multitude of successes and recognition from its customers, venture capital firms and industry experts.
Snowflake’s unique cloud-built arch...
Speeding up SaaS deployments with Platform.sh
Friday, November 23, 2018 by Richard Harris
Organizations spend an inordinate amount of time and resources developing and maintaining infrastructure, which distracts from what should be their core focus: providing customers with valuable and engaging applications and digital experiences. Platform.sh allows companies to direct their attention towards accomplishing this primary goal by relieving them of the burden ...
Pulse Secure expands to support hybrid IT with secure access
Monday, April 16, 2018 by Richard Harris
Pulse Secure has announced new cloud and virtual appliances to protect access and support applications in hybrid IT environments. Enterprises are quickly moving to deploy hybrid IT, leveraging the cloud to introduce new user services and gain disaster recovery resiliency, as well as continuing to use the data center when they must have total control of the application. ...
Netskope unifies enterprise cloud and web security
Thursday, April 5, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Netskope has announced the general availability of Netskope for Web, an expansion of the Netskope Cloud Security platform that enables safe web use for enterprise organizations. Powered by the same cloud-native architecture and patented Cloud XD technology of the award-winning and market-leading Netskope cloud access security broker (CASB), Netskope for Web uniquely und...
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...
The report from 50 billion mobile and web events is here
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 by Richard Harris
Mixpanel, Inc. released its first Product Benchmarking Report to determine quantitative benchmark metrics for key moments in the user’s web and mobile journey while seeking to answer the question often asked by marketers and developers, “what’s the best performance standard for our industry?” The findings challenge many commonly held product performance benchmarks while...
Are app store subscription models right for your app
Friday, October 6, 2017 by Mark Rosner
While advertising and in-app purchases are the methods of monetization app marketers are probably most familiar with, subscription-based models may be the most overlooked. But subscriptions offer publishers benefits like a predictable, long-term revenue stream, and higher average revenue per user (ARPU) versus ads or IAPs. Subscriptions can also be deeply engaging for u...
Tech decision makers double down on cloud adoption says new index
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
The large majority of technology decision makers (84 percent) say their organizations invested in cloud services in 2016. The adoption of cloud services in 2016 is a mirror image of the planned cloud investments expressed in last year’s report. According to Insight’s 2017 Intelligent Technology Index report, “As IT leaders make decisions and arrangements to straddl...
Software's breakout moment is here says Battery's Neeraj Agrawal
Friday, May 19, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
Software - particularly cloud-based technology, is now creating roughly $1.4 trillion in economic value in the U.S. and is poised to grow even more, particularly as non-tech companies transform themselves into software businesses, according to a new report released today by global investment firm Battery Ventures. The figure represents nearly eight percent of U.S. GDP.T...
Catching up with Red Hat Mobile to talk about low code in the enterprise
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 by Richard Harris
Low code is a movement that has emerged in the marketplace in recent times, not only for mobile but also for business process management (BPM) and other application development areas. What company can resist the pull of low-cost and relatively fast development times? Especially when it's as simple as a drag and drop gesture away. So it's not surprising that many big nam...
DevOps for Big Data with Pepperdata
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 by Richard Harris
Despite huge investments in big data applications, there’s still a bottleneck as developers and operators try to find effective and efficient ways to adjust and correct their big data applications’ code. As a result, companies deploying applications suffer from decreased developer productivity and cluster efficiency - a critical flaw to keep up with today’s big data inf...
API monetization requires good API management
Friday, February 17, 2017 by Dmitry Sotnikov
More enterprises are going beyond the implementation of APIs to looking at how they can be monetized internally, externally, or both. In this article let’s look at different monetization strategies and how they will affect which deployment model will be most effective in your enterprise: on-premises, in the cloud, or a hybrid approach.Indirect MonetizationOften companie...
Anchore Navigator adds more registries to find containers in
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 by Richard Harris
With nearly 500,000 images on DockerHub and thousands more hosted by cloud providers such as Amazon and Google, finding the right container image and keeping track of updates is becoming increasingly complicated. And that's not even mentioning the growing number of private registries hosted by independent software vendors.That's why Anchore, Inc. thinks that their free ...
Platform9 releases infrastructure agnostic managed Kubernetes service
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 by Richard Harris
Platform9 just announced the general availability of its Managed Kubernetes service, the industry’s first infrastructure-agnostic, SaaS-managed offering. Unlike legacy software distribution models, Managed Kubernetes is deployed and managed entirely as a SaaS solution, across on-premises and public cloud infrastructure. The company also introduced Fission, a ...
DevOps in the cloud
Monday, January 23, 2017 by Jeff Klaus
There’s no question that DevOps delivers significant benefits to enterprise IT, including improved productivity and efficiency, shorter time-to-market, more reliable releases and higher levels of end-user satisfaction.Meanwhile, enterprises, attracted by the flexibility and the lack of infrastructure overhead that Cloud solutions offer — advantages that are ever more ap...
What you need to know about customizing Software as a Service
Wednesday, January 4, 2017 by Stacy Simmons
It’s a given for web and mobile application development that performance testing is critical to application success. Yet, for organizations wishing to customize third-party (3P) software as a service (SaaS) rather than running it out of the box as written, performance testing can be problematic. For some types of performance testing, it is nearly impossible due to limit...