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 »
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 "
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 »
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 »
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 »
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,
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 "
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 »
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 »
It's been described as the "new cloud"—not only for its potential impact upon the enterprise, but because there's a general sense of mystery about what exactly it is. In this case, we're talking about software-defined networking (SDN). As defined on a purely technical level, SDN establishes a layer of software between bare network components and the IT admins who configure them,... Read More »