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IT’s role is changing dramatically from working in isolation to operating hand in hand with the business team. Successful IT leaders understand that they need to keep a pulse on the newest technologies and work in unison with their business counterparts in order to remain at the forefr...
Developing, say, the next generation computer chip is enormously expensive, both in terms of money as well as the time that researches must devote. If there were any question as to whether people would buy that faster chip, then the will to invest would drop, and with it the exponentia...
The problem today’s organizations face is that digital transformation relies both upon technology advancement as well as organizational innovation – and yet, it seems our inability to accelerate the latter may be putting the whole kit and caboodle in jeopardy. If only we could bottle u...
Over the years Function Points have been a most scientific method of measuring the size of business capability. The main reason is that function point is technology agnostic and counts the output directly from the point of view of business user. So at the end of day any gain in the ...
Just last year, a CA Technologies and Vanson Bourne survey revealed that DevOps was not a sure-fire hit— 16 percent of senior IT professionals did not know what DevOps was, and an additional 18 percent had no plans to adopt it. Fast forward one year and the results tell an entirely new...
Gone are the days when IT was seen as unimportant or unchanging. IT is no longer only about supporting employees—it integral to businesses. CEOs have taken note of the fact that customers are more likely to interact with your brand through an app than a person, and companies are trying...
Since the birth of Hadoop in 2005-06, the way we think about storing and processing information has evolved considerably. The term “Big Data” has become synonymous with this evolution. But still, many of our customers continue to ask, “What is Big Data?”, “What are its use cases?”, and...
Achieving DevOps success requires coordination across different IT department workflows, and poses a challenge for many organizations. Success ultimately depends on an IT organization’s ability to integrate technologies and processes at key points along individual departmental life cyc...
Today we speak of digital transformation, representing customer-driven technology choices upending traditional business models and associated processes. But perhaps this period is better thought of as the big data revolution, or the age of cloud computing, or maybe the rise of the Inte...
As our devices continue their inexorable march to greater variety and maturity, customer preferences represent the cutting edge, driving enterprises to accelerate their digital transformation initiatives to offer unified omnichannel interactions. However, this transformation goes well ...
How quickly do things change in the world of mobility? Just last year, CA Technologies conducted a worldwide survey that told an entirely different story from the one we are hearing today. 2013’s Enterprise Mobility – It’s All About the Apps was a call to action for enterprise IT to ke...
The pace of innovation in such big data-driven targeting technology is advancing unabated. There is so much noise in today’s omnichannel world that anything a marketer can do to get your attention is welcome – and furthermore, the more information they can collect about you, the better...
The move to DevOps introduces additional constraints to the Iron Polygon, as individual projects become less distinct. In an environment focused on continuous automated testing as well as continuous integration and deployment, individual iterations become the project unit as organizati...
Transformed traditional IT must act as the enterprise “traffic cop” – a good cop that keeps agile teams from crossing the compliance/security line, making sure that interactions among such teams play by a consistent, consistently evolving set of rules. Coordinate and facilitate sharin...
The Application Economy is here and there’s no turning back. Applications have become the primary face of business, and they’re easier to use than ever before. Your customers are far more likely to experience your brand and interact with your enterprise through a software app than a li...
Originally posted @ Gigaom Research 8/25/14 http://research.gigaom.com/2014/08/seven-things-the-cio-should-consider-when-adopting-a-holistic-cloud-strategy/   As conversations about cloud computing continues to focus on IT’s inability at holistic adoption, organizations outside of...
By Katie Kennedy The Defense Information Systems Agency’s chief information officer and director for Enterprise Information Services Dave Bennett opened for FedScoop’s “Lowering the Cost of Government with Information Technology (IT) Summit” on August 21. Bennett’s opening discussion b...
…all this and more in this week’s compendium of open source news!   Two Steps Forward, One Step Back Sounds like a Strauss Waltz? Almost. After 10 years the city of Munich’s love affair with open source may be coming to an end.  Despite saving $16 million by using the custom ...
Originally posted @ Gigaom Research 8/18/14 http://research.gigaom.com/2014/08/cloud-is-now-a-boardroom-discussion-and-more-are-requesting-cio-adoption/ Cloud computing and the board of directors may seem like an odd match. However, it is not the first time that executives and technolo...
Austin, TX, August 21, 2014 --(PR.com)-- TeleSpace receives PCI, HIPAA, and SOC II Type 2 Security compliance certifications. TeleSpace is demonstrating their commitment to provide assurance of securely handling and protecting their customer data through security compliance certifica...
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When one of our writers, Lev Lesokhin, started contributing to Wall Street & Technology he was shocked to find very little on the subject of technical debt. Considering how much the concept intersects the worlds of finance and technology, he thought he’d find whole forums of IT guy...
So says CIO.com, in a recent article 11 Market Trends in Advanced Analytics. R, an open source programming language for computational statistics, visualization and data is becoming a ubiquitous tool in advanced analytics offerings. Kirsch says nearly every top vendor of advanced analyt...
As an enterprise and software architect the one thing I hate most about my job is documentation, yet the importance of doing documentation on sizable projects is what I find myself preaching about the most.One reason I understand the importance of documentation is that I came from an e...
Industry Publication Assesses Leading OSS/BSS Solutions Worldwide, Selecting Providers "at the Forefront of Tackling Today's Telecom Challenges"London, United Kingdom - 5th August 2014 - MYCOM software business, the leading independent provider of carrier-grade Service and Network Perf...
Tuesday 29 July, 2014 Pushfor, a London-based startup, has released a unique platform to allow companies to send professional business content that deletes from the recipient's device after a specific number of views or on a particular date. Pushfor’s patent-pending technology...
Etherios taps into the power of salesforce.com's social, mobile and connected cloud technologies to help accelerate business transformation for companies using Service Cloud July 28, 2014 - Etherios, a division of Digi International and a Platinum Cloud Alliance Partner of salesforce.c...
Expectation of IT and the CIO’s office is rising rapidly, and the expectation is that IT will work to exploit the full pot...
Topics Range from APIs to Digital Transformation GLENS FALLS NY AND FREMONT CA, July 24, 2014 – Intellyx and EITAGlobal today announced that they are jointly […]
As part of our new site launch we will also be starting a new video content series ‘Meet the Digital CIO’. Under a headline theme of ‘Transformation @ Work’ this will explore the full range of challenges, including culture, personnel and skills, as well as the t...
Swiss based SandSIV, the pure play developer of Voice of the Customer (VoC) technology, and provider of expert Customer Experience Management (CXM) consultancy, has just published a new free white paper that introduces a strategy for implementing CXM within the enterprise.SandSIV has t...
Thought I’d take a moment to drop a bit of an idea out there for making the most of vendor relationships. You see, product roadmaps in the tech space are simply a sales and marketing tool. They are designed so that whomever you are talking to can point at them and say “those fifteen mu...
In the past decade, it’s become even more obvious that reducing software risk has one of the strongest correlations to cost and overall impact on the value of all applications. That is why last month we organized a CIO conference with our partners Steria in Belgium focused on software ...
Every month, we provide an important tip about data security in the cloud. We have discussed fundamentals like encryption and key management, but for July, the USA’s month of independence, we would like to discuss our interdependence between our cloud data security and our employees. C...
Nowhere is the poor architect’s quest for respect more difficult than on Agile development teams. Even when Agilists admit the need for architecture, they begrudgingly call […]
Well this is good news for Microsoft because Microsoft was the first cloud services vendor to get this OK. Let us start expalining what this FedRamp JAB-PTO is.FedRamp:FedRamp stands for Federal Risk and Authorization Managment Program which has government-wide range and provides a sta...
I'm happy to say that later this month, on 23 July, we're holding an API Workshop as part of the Axway Connections event in Sydney, Australia. We
Dois novos relatórios da Forrester Research e 451 Research reconhecem as principais mais valias da EasyVista Nova Iorque, 3 de julho de 2014 - EasyVista Inc. (www.easyvista.com), um líder global em soluções de Gestão de Ativos e Serviço de TI, anuncia que ...
As an SDN network provider focused on the datacenter, we spend a good amount of time understanding the state of data centers today, tomorrow and some time into the future. There is no question that the use of Software as a Service (SaaS) applications in the cloud is growing rapidly....
Adjectives like “swashbuckling” and “romantic” rarely if ever apply to enterprise technology, so the fact that “rogue” IT is now a Thing should give one pause. […]