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How to Become a Master at Software Delivery

While modern approaches to software development and delivery are emerging as make-or-break factors for achieving a competitive edge, few organizations excel in practicing continuous delivery, deploying DevOps-enabled automation or adopting other digital transformation-worthy tools and techniques, according to a recent survey from CA Technologies. The resulting report, "Read More »

How Agile Adoption Will Improve App Testing

With the vast majority of organizations now viewing enterprise app testing as a crucial strategic pursuit, CIOs and their IT teams believe that the adoption of continuous delivery and agile processes will greatly improve testing, according to a recent survey from Panaya. The resulting "2017 State of... Read More »

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 a Blended Approach to Databases Can Help IT

With many current systems failing to make data available in a timely manner, a significant share of companies are actively evaluating new forms of database management system (DBMS) technology, according to a recent survey from InterSystems. The resulting report, "Choosing... 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.

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Wringing Productivity From Mobile Apps

As the app market matures, a majority of businesses are seeking increased productivity from mobile apps, rather than just using them to mobilize the workforce, according to a new study. The report, "2017 Executive Enterprise Mobility," was conducted by Apperian in conjunction with CITO... Read More »

Why Mobile and IoT Apps Are at Risk

A new study reports that companies are "unprepared for risks created by vulnerabilities in internet of things applications." The report, "2017 Study on Mobile and IoT Application Security," was conducted by the Ponemon Institute and sponsored by Arxan Technologies and IBM. It surveyed 593 IT and... 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.

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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... 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 »

How to Speed Up Software Release Rates

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 »

Danforth Pewter Modernizes Its Retail System

The producer of handcrafted metal gifts and accessories adopts a more sophisticated, advanced and integrated approach to managing its retail management system.

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How Citizen Developers Improve App Delivery

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 "Read More »

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 Online Account Access Can Lose Customers

CIOs must help their organizations find an easier way for customers to access their online accounts, Read More »

How Tech Tools Can Grow Customer Loyalty

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 »

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 »

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