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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 »

Eight Interesting Facts About Java

Java, the long-lasting programming language, remains immensely popular—and for many good reasons. Java is the go-to language for millions of software developers. Java emerged as a tech juggernaut because of its unique portability and its capability of operating similarly on any hardware or operating system. It’s secure, simple and robust, so with these attractive qualities in... Read More »

Aligning Agile Practices With Quality Assurance

While the adoption of agile software development for Web apps is nearly ubiquitous among organizations today, the change isn't leading to much notable advancement in quality assurance and testing, according to a recent survey from Sauce Labs and Dimensional Research. The resulting "Read More »

The Dangers of Neglecting a DevOps Strategy

The majority of organizations are replacing existing tech with DevOps solutions, according to a recent survey from AppvanceRead 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 »

CentralLite Makes Connection Count Through APIs

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

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McCormick Spices Up Sales Through APIs

The spice and packaged goods giant turns to an API strategy to deliver greater value to its business partners and customers, while boosting brand loyalty.

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10 Things You Need to Know About Java 8 Adoption

According to a new study, nearly two-thirds of Java developers have already migrated to Java 8, or are committed to doing so within the next year. The survey, conducted in September 2014 by Typesafe, which helps developers build... Read More »

IT Needs Better Service Management Tools

IT service management (ITSM) is considered a customer and stakeholder-centric approach to improving the implementation and management of tech functions. In other words, it ensures that business comes first, and tech comes second. Ironically, however, a clear majority of tech professionals say they aren't able to leverage their ITSM solution beyond standard IT processes, according to a new... Read More »

Debunking Five Myths of Enterprise App Development

Many businesses harbor mistaken beliefs about building mobile apps, according to FeedHenry, which makes open standard-based mobile platforms for enterprise. The Burlington, Mass., firm has formulated five myths about enterprise app development and debunked them with five solutions. FeedHenry analyzed internal customer data and industry RFPs of organizations with more than 1,000 employees in... Read More »

Nine Best Practices for Plan/Build/Run Frameworks

With these nine best practices, the Plan/Build/Run model can put IT teams ahead of the curve in delivering effective programs in today’s ever-competitive business environment. 

 

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