While organizations view automated software testing as a key component of agile tech deployment, many aren't capable of implementing this capability, according to a recent survey from Zephyr. The resulting report, "How the World Tests 2016," indicates that a notable share of IT teams struggle with a lack... Read More »
Databases are vital to digital transformation, according to a new survey from NuoDB, "Benchmarking Strategic Technology Initiatives with Software Companies," and agility is also essential. As the software industry transitions from on-premises implementations to a software-as-a-service (SaaS) approach, companies are... Read More »
CIOs and other IT decision-makers are committed to increasing the frequency of software releases. However, boosting the rate of these releases often leads to eventual failures, according to a recent survey from Appvance. The resulting report, "IT Decision-Makers: State of Software Release Efficiency," indicates that security... Read More »
The most valuable developers of custom apps for your organization may not even work in the IT department. That's because the growing presence of employees and managers called "citizen developers" are creating custom apps in a very efficient and business-focused manner, according to a recent survey from FileMaker. The resulting "
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 »
If talk really is cheap, then can the act of listening pave the path to untold riches? It's quite possible—at least from a corporation's perspective, according to a recent survey from HundredX. IT solutions which enhance the ability to listen to customers, findings reveal, are emerging as top tools to boost satisfaction levels... Read More »
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 »
A new study shows that most organizations offload tasks, improve their agility, add new functionality and reduce costs with software as a service (SaaS), but they still need to think through unique security risks. The study, "The Impact of Cloud Applications on the Role of IT," was commissioned by BetterCloud and conducted by 451 Research using the U.S.-based web survey to query 269... Read More »