Testplant Survey Reveals Critical Business ‘App Gap’
Research demonstrating the acute pressure that businesses are under to deliver apps in the IoT and digital era, has just been released by digital automation intelligence specialist, Testplant. Testplant’s ‘Application Crisis Research’, conducted amongst over 750 development team leaders in the US and UK, revealed that 68 percent plan to build more apps during the next 12 months. At the same time as reporting increased volumes of development, 91 percent of developers agree that user expectations for innovation and quality have also increased.
VMware Joins SAP To Accelerate Enterprise IoT Adoption
Cloud infrastructure and business mobility leader VMware has announced a collaboration with enterprise solutions provider SAP to create an integrated Internet of Things (IoT) solution. The integrated IoT solution will support the implementation and management of IoT use cases across devices, infrastructure, edge, cloud and application domains.
Mobile App Development Goes Tiny With Micro Apps
Tiny is trending, whether it comes to houses or mobile app development. Many organizations are trying customizable, single-purpose micro apps on for size.
How To Convince Your C-Suite To Commit To Digital Transformation
Companies must digitally transform to stay competitive, but face challenges getting upper management on board with innovation. Just one third of tech and marketing executives said they think the C-suite is significantly committed to digitally transforming their organizations, according to the Leapfrog Marketing Institute’s CMO Digital Benchmark Study, published earlier this year.
Puppet And Google Partner On Cloud On-Ramp
Google Cloud Platform seems to be pulling out the stops in its efforts to gain traction. Less than a week after Alphabet’s public cloud announced it was bringing 96-CPU machines to cloud computing comes word that it’s partnering with Puppet, the open source marketer of cloud-native software management tools. According to Puppet, the partnership will make it easier for its customers to take advantage of GCP.
Enterprise Architecture And Business Planning: Now Joined At The Hip
Thanks to cloud, lines of business are increasingly engaging in technical activity. But without deep architectural expertise, things could get very messy — and expensive.
Companies Are Investing Millions In AI — And Facing Big Barriers
A newly released study shows that many organizations are enthusiastically jumping on the AI bandwagon, and that they’re spending huge amounts of money on the technology. But it also shows that they’re expecting to face daunting barriers to adoption. Technology market research firm Vanson Bourne and data analytics provider Teradata surveyed executives at 260 large enterprises worldwide, and 80 percent said their organization is investing today in AI, while one in three think their company will need to invest more over the next 36 months to keep pace with competitors.
AWS, Microsoft Launch Deep Learning Interface Gluon
Amazon Web Services and Microsoft have teamed up to launch an open-source, deep learning library called Gluon that the companies say will make machine learning accessible to more developers. The library gives developers an interface where they can prototype, build, train and deploy machine-learning models for cloud and mobile apps, the companies explained in a joint press release.
Microsoft Just Added Cortana To Your Skype Contacts
Microsoft is rolling out its AI assistant Cortana on Skype for iOS and Android, offering smart replies, and help to schedule events, set reminders, find restaurants, and look up movie reviews. The addition of Cortana to Skype for mobile centers on the app’s chat feature, similar to Allo with Google Assistant or Facebook Messenger’s “M” assistant.
Invest In Emerging Technologies Or Risk Irrelevance
Emerging technologies used to be the playthings of rich firms. Having the luxury to look forward and make mistakes, they can invest in bleeding-edge technologies that may be able to help them lead the future. No longer. According to Charlie Dai, Principal Analyst for Enterprise Architecture Professionals, Forrester, emerging technologies are becoming vital for industry leadership and relevance. If you are not investigating or investing in them, you may be in danger of being sidelined.
Box Unveils Framework For Applying Machine Learning To Content
Box this week is announcing a new framework for applying machine learning to its cloud content management platform, arguing there’s a trove of untapped insight that customers can get out of their content on Box. Leveraging the company’s partnerships with major cloud service providers, Box will roll out a product line in early 2018 called Box Skills.
Google, IBM Launch Open API For Auditing And Governing Software Pipelines
Google and IBM have announced the launch of Grafeas, an open-source project providing developers with a standardised way of auditing and governing their software supply chains. The project provides an open API that collects and aggregates the metadata generated at each stage of software supply chain, according to Google’s blog post.
Target Partners With Google For Voice Shopping Through Google Express
Target is jumping into the voice-shopping trend in a new partnership with Google. The cheap-chic retailer said Thursday that it will allow consumers to shop for Target merchandise through Google Express and with the Google Assistant. Target was piloting the Google Express integration in California and New York, so today’s announcement marks a nationwide expansion of the program, minus Alaska and Hawaii.
Digital Transformation In Businesses Demands Thinking, Acting, Being Digital
Over the years, we have noticed that dynamic digital architectures and a diverse combination of technologies, processes and people allow organizations to make the most of new opportunities. Simply put, companies today need to move beyond simply using digital tools to thinking, acting and being ‘digital’. To quote Oracle’s CEO, Safra Catz, the hardest part of digital transformation isn’t technology—it’s managing the business through change.
GitHub Aims To Make Coding More Automated
At its GitHub Universe conference this week, GitHub is announcing a series of automated coding features, demonstrating how machine learning and data science can be applied to software development. The new tools will leverage the intelligence aggregated on the online code sharing and development platform over its nearly 10 years in existence, helping developers track dependencies, keep code secure and discover new projects.
HP Attempts To Modernize Traditional Retail Experience With POS Solution
IDC Retail Insights predicts that by 2018, 30 percent of major retailers globally will adopt an omni-channel digital B2B2C commerce platform, improving customer experience, process efficiency, and inventory management.
How Blockchain Security Is Driving Digital Transformations
Whether it is a secure cloud, a secure mobile device or a secure IOT interaction, organizations are making blockchain security a central part of their digital transformations. Everyone knows about blockchains; it’s the technical foundation of the popular and controversial Bitcoin currency. While Bitcoin has popularized the notion of the blockchain it’s done nothing to educate IT professionals on blockchain security and the value and uses of blockchains. Here we will attempt to remedy that that problem.
BMC CEO Highlights Demands Of Digital Transformation Era
Digital transformation is driving new expectations among channel partners’ customers, as well as their customers’ customers, Peter Leav, CEO and president of BMC, detailed at BMC Exchange in New York, New York. The CEO, who was appointed to lead the enterprise software vendor in December, said that while the “fundamentals” of daring efficiency and productivity while keeping an eye on costs and competition are still key to channel customers today, it’s clear digital transformation is getting more attention.
Samsung Forecasts Record 14.5 Trillion Won In Q3 Profit
Samsung forecasts operating profits of 14.5 trillion won for the third quarter of this year, it says in its preliminary earning guidance, which is its highest to date. The South Korean tech giant’s new record is a rise of 178.85 percent from last year, when profits were at a three year low of 5.2 trillion won due to the Galaxy Note 7 debacle. It is also a 3 percent rise from this year’s second quarter — its previous highest — of 14.07 trillion won in profits.