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Citizen Development Is Spreading Rapidly

So-called "citizen developers" are increasingly building custom business applications without code, giving employees better access to data and leading to faster decision making, according to a new report. The study, "2016 State of Citizen Development Report," was conducted by QuickBase, which... Read More »

How CIOs Can Improve Critical QA and Testing

Organizations are facing an assortment of quality assurance and testing challenges throughout a broad range of key, business-driving assessment areas, according to a recent survey from Capgemini/Sogeti and Hewlett Packard Enterprise. The accompanying "Read More »

Why IT Has Fallen Behind the Pace of Business

Very few IT and business leaders feel that their organization is extremely nimble in responding to future business needs, according to a recent survey from Unisys Corporation. The resulting report, titled "Meeting the Demands of the Digital Generation: Get Good at Cloud Now!" indicates that it's critical for tech... Read More »

How Next-Generation Databases Boost Performance

The majority of organizations predict that their deployment of next-generation database tech will outpace traditional database deployment within the next two years, according to a recent survey from Datos IO. The resulting report, titled "Data Protection for Next-Gen Databases," defines next-generation... Read More »

10 Tips for Implementing Scrum Practices

Many enterprises believe that simply adopting scrum practices will make their business agile. Scrum, a term named for the scrum formation in rugby, is an iterative and incremental agile software development framework for managing product development. Success with scrum is about building a company culture that promotes collaboration, transparency, self-organization and responsibility while... Read More »

When Apps Fall Short of User Expectations

While there's no way to eliminate every glitch and problem in applications, it is possible to approach application performance management in a better way.

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Why Unclear Directives Hinder App Development

The majority of application development and delivery professionals deal with problems related to missed requirements on a regular basis, according to a commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Blueprint Software. The accompanying report, titled "The Impacts Of Missed Requirements In Agile Delivery... Read More »

How Custom Software Drives Digital Transformations

The vast majority of executives said their company has either already completed or is expecting to complete a digital business transformation within the next five years—and many said the deployment of custom software solutions is helping them get there, Read More »

How Next-Gen Databases Elevate IT Performance

The majority of organizations predict that their deployment of next-generation database tech will outpace traditional database deployment within the next two years, according to a recent survey from Datos IO. The resulting report, titled "Read More »

Nine Advantages of Open Source Software

Even though some IT leaders shy away from open-source technology, its origins are rooted in traditional IT processes. Open-source software has come a long way over the years, and the always-active open-source communities are one of the primary reasons for the tech’s success. As a result, more than half of the software acquired over the next several years will be open source, according... Read More »

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