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Web Apps Are the Most Vulnerable to Breaches

Is the cloud more—or less—secure than on-premises data centers? The "2017 Cloud Security Report," a study from Alert Logic, found 51 percent more security incidents per customer in on-premises installations than in public clouds. However, the report pointed out that more incidents do not... Read More >

How Citizen Developers Are Driving Business Apps

With demand for custom apps soaring, the presence of citizen developers is expected to grow over the next two years, according to a recent survey from FileMaker. The accompanying report, "Custom Apps: The Engine for Digital Transformation," defines custom apps as ones that a business designs and... Read More >

How Continuous Testing Boosts Business Performance

With the majority of IT departments managing hundreds or thousands of custom apps and developing many of them in-house, a growing number of organizations are investing in automated continuous testing, according to a recent survey from CA Technologies. The resulting report, "Read More >

Academy of Art Draws on Digital Tech

A leading private university dedicated to the arts turns to a single set of digital technologies to transform processes and boost performance and learning. Read More >

How Can CIOs Take Control of App Sprawl?

Managing and maintaining the growing array of enterprise, cloud and mobile apps is taxing organizations of all shapes and sizes—and giving CIOs nightmares. Read More >

What to Look for in Collaborative Tools

The majority of professionals feel that collaborative solutions play a key role in helping their organization achieve critical business goals, according to a recent survey conducted by the Harvard Business Review Analytics Services. The resulting report, sponsored by Insight,... Read More >

Employees Are Unhappy With Enterprise Mobile Apps

Demand is strong for enterprise mobile apps, but penetration is low, and few employees are satisfied with their company apps compared to their personal, non-work apps, says a new study, "Functional But Unfriendly: A UX Study of Enterprise Mobile App User Experience." "There is a large unmet appetite for apps among the... Read More >

Why Agile Teams Need Automated Software Testing

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 of... Read More >

Databases & Agility Key to Digital Transformation

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 >

Are CIOs Ready to Mine the API Gold Rush?

APIs are at the heart of new business models and ecosystems driving today’s enterprises. Read More >

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 and... 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 >

Why APIs Are Agents of Change for Digitalization

Digital platforms are the key to innovative business models and quality customer interaction. 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 to... Read More >

Koko.org Builds Apps for the Apes

The world-famous Gorilla Foundation turns to self-built applications to take primate research into the digital age. Read More >

How Carnival Cruise Navigates IT on the High Seas

The Miami-based cruise line adopts an applications management solution to connect its ships and business operations more effectively. Read More >

Demand for Apps Grows but Quality Takes a Hit

Tech departments are allocating a significantly larger share of their overall budgets to quality assurance (QA) and testing, according to a recent survey from Capgemini. Produced in conjunction with HP, the resulting "Read More >

Top Advantages of DevOps and Continuous Delivery

CIOs and their tech teams are constantly under the gun to test and launch digital products and services faster–at lower costs. Fortunately, there are two increasingly popular ways to do so: continuous delivery and DevOps. A report from McKinsey & Company, titled "Read More >

CIO Changes IT Into Driver of Innovation

The CIO of Mentor Graphics helped make IT an objective-driven department, with every IT employee's purpose directly connected to the organization's mission. Read More >

10 Steps to Swiftly Deploy Mobile Apps

To bridge the gap between mobile app supply and demand, speed is essential, and a Rapid Mobile App Development (RMAD) strategy helps IT teams meet the challenge. According to Gartner, 20 million enterprise apps will be built in the next five years. IT leaders are expected to speed up the development of enterprise... Read More >

Discover the Key Issues and Best Practices Around BRMS

Join industry experts for a wide-ranging discussion of business rules management software on May 20th. Read More >

How to Make Enterprise Software More Appealing

There should be a compelling business case to utilize enterprise software, but efforts often fall short. Here are some tips to get the most out of your apps. Read More >

Dialing Into Digital Tickets

CIOs shouldn't underestimate the speed at which ticketing is changing. But it isn't only the transportation industries that need to adopt digital systems. Read More >

CentralLite Makes Connection Count Through APIs

The manufacturer of energy management systems builds a robust API platform to support the Internet of things. Read More >

How Shadow IT Transformed the Role of CIO

The majority of CIOs feel that their role is changing–and the rising trend of shadow IT is having a significant impact on this sentiment, according to a recent survey from BT Global Services. The report, titled "Art of Connecting: Creativity and the Modern CIO," indicates that CIOs must adapt due to shifting demands among... Read More >

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