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The Top 5 2016 Trends That Are Changing Software Development By Omed Habib Software development is a moving target. You have to keep your eye on trends in the tech space that haven’t even happened yet just to stay current. Consider what’s happened with augmented reality (AR) in this year alone. If you said you were working on an AR app in 2015, you might have gotten a lot of blank stares or jokes about Google Glass. Then Pokémon GO happened. Like AR, the trends listed below have been building steam for some time, but they’ll be taking off in surprising new directions before the end of 2016. Here’s an overview of what’s coming next and what software developers can do to prepare for it. 1. Linking Application Performance and Business Performance Application performance management (APM) has grown incredibly sophisticated over the past decade. By 2010, Gartner had define... (more)

Top DevOps Tools | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #Docker #APM #Monitoring

Top DevOps Tools By Angela Stringfellow Even though DevOps has been around for a few years, it still is a fuzzy area for some organizations. A mashup of development and operations teams, DevOps centers on collaboration and a culture that seamlessly integrates developers and IT operations teams working to put out the best new apps. Because DevOps encompasses two teams working from ideation through product release, DevOps tools fall into several categories including those for logging, monitoring, automation, security, and configuration management. Due to the intensive work DevOps engineers and their teams complete on a daily basis, they don't have time to search for tools to help them complete their work more efficiently and productively. That's why we have searched for the top DevOps tools and created this list of the most reliable, secure, relevant, and useful tools... (more)

ContentStores: Linking Offline and Online Bookselling

Today, the world of consumer bookselling is characterized by two polarized business models: Bricks and Clicks – physical retail bookstores and virtual online webstores. The future of consumer bookselling depends on breaking down this polarization and creating a new hybrid business model that exploits combinatorial innovation – the combination of existing concepts and technologies to deliver a business model breakthrough. My aim here is to offer one view of the future of consumer bookselling by considering some key issues and outlining a set of synergistic technologies, then presenting a new business model based on the concept of a “Contentstore”. Three Key Issues There are at least three key issues that consumer bookselling grapples with on a daily basis: Browse offline – buy online. The new generation of web-savvy consumers browses books in the bookstore but buys... (more)

Gartner Hype Cycle 2012 – Emerging Technologies

Here is a summary of the Gartner Hype Cycle for “Emerging Technologies” for 2012 – what is stated explicitly, what can be inferred. This Hype Cycle is suppose provide insight into emerging technologies that have broad, cross-industry relevance, and are transformational and high impact in potential. Most crowded hype cycle on emerging technologies in last 10 years 48 technologies are listed in this year’s hype cycle which is the highest in last ten years. Last year they had 42 – year 2008 was the lowest (27) – year 2005 was the previous highest (44). What does this imply? May be Gartner is right when it says: We are at an interesting moment — a time when the scenarios we’ve been talking about for a long time are almost becoming reality. Which macro trends are stated explicitly in the report? Any Channel, Any Device, Anywhere — Bring Your Own Everything Smarter Thing... (more)

Why Do Businesses Adopt Service Virtualization?

What's the Business Value of Service Virtualization? With today's interconnected applications, a complete and realistic test environment is nearly impossible to stage. However, without reliable access to a complete and reliable test environment, testing is delayed or curtailed. The result is that organizations risk: Brand erosion as faulty software drives away customers Delays in time to market which diminish market share Exposure to legal liability associated with application failure (security, reliability, performance) That's where service virtualization comes into play. How Service Virtualization Helps Service Virtualization, with its ability to simulate complex environments, is truly a game-changer. Service Virtualization is a method to simulate the behavior of system components in complex, component-based applications. Service Virtualization provides software deve... (more)

NASA Picks Top Earth Data Challenge Ideas, Opens Call for Climate Apps

WASHINGTON, Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has selected four ideas from the public for innovative uses of climate projections and Earth-observing satellite data. The agency also has announced a follow-on challenge with awards of $50,000 to build climate applications based on OpenNEX data on the Amazon cloud computing platform. Both challenges use the Open NASA Earth Exchange, or OpenNEX, a data, cloud computing, and knowledge platform where users can share modeling and analysis codes, scientific results, information and expertise to solve big data challenges in the Earth sciences. OpenNEX provides users a large collection of climate and Earth science satellite data sets, including global land surface images, vegetation conditions, climate observations and climate projections. The four winners of the "ideation" stage of the OpenNEX challenge, which ran... (more)

Euro RSCG Life Named 2010 Network of the Year by Medical Marketing & Media

NEW YORK, Jan. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Medical Marketing & Media has chosen Euro RSCG Life as its Network of the Year for 2010, a reflection of the network's accomplishments in 2009 as well as its long history of achievement grounded in values. Euro RSCG Life has worked hard to create a highly entrepreneurial, collaborative environment that lets staff members express themselves and fosters innovation and ideation. The agency has led the industry with its "digital at the core" model. In 2009, Euro RSCG Worldwide won the biggest digital pitch of the year, beating out Digitas to take the global digital business for IBM. Euro was also named digital agency of record and/or social media agency of record for such multinational companies as Ikea, method, P&G, sanofi-aventis, Shire Pharmaceuticals and Sprint. "This award is a great endorsement of all that Euro RSCG Life has b... (more)

CA Technologies Named a Leader in Project/Program Portfolio Management by Independent Research Firm

CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA) today announced it has been named a Leader in “The Forrester Wave™: Project/Program Portfolio Management, Q4 2012.”* The company also received the highest score in the current offering category of below-the-line vendors. Above-the-line solutions focus on portfolio planning, with linkage to tactical work planning and execution. Below-the-line solutions focus on planning, execution, and work management. According the report, CA Technologies offers “robust analytics at transactional and strategic levels.” The report also notes that CA Clarity™ Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) offers customers “a wide range of deployment options, which allows them to either start quickly via software-as-a-service (SaaS) or proceed on a traditional on-premises route that supports a number of configurations.” Forrester says CA Technologies “adaptable in... (more)

Symphony Teleca Advances Development of Innovative Connected TV and Set-Top Box Solutions as RDK Scaling Partner, Systems Integrator

Symphony Teleca Corporation, a global innovation and development services company, announced today that through its license as a Reference Design Kit (RDK) scaling partner and systems integrator, it has been developing an innovative portfolio of RDK-based solutions, integration and testing services, built on the RDK software stack, which provides a streamlined approach to the development and deployment of advanced set-top, gateway, and system-on-a-chip (SoC) platforms. Earlier this summer, Symphony Teleca unveiled its TweeTV application as an example of how it is providing design and innovation to the RDK ecosystem. The Twitter hashtag-based guide to social TV watching and interactive Twitter and TV mashup is optimized for an immersive 10-foot experience. Tweets containing an event’s hashtag are displayed as an overlay or crawl, accessed by browsing an alternative ... (more)

Symphony Analytics Launches Industry’s Most Advanced Framework for Retail Analytics and Multi-Channel Engagement

Symphony Analytics, a division of global innovation and development services company Symphony Teleca Corporation (STC), today launched Symphony RAMP, the Retail Analytics and Multi-Channel Engagement Program that leverages the company’s expertise in real-time analytics, mobility and advanced technologies - such as iBeacon, NFC, geo-fencing and M2M - to provide retailers with the processes, solutions and services necessary to better engage with individual consumers wherever they may be. Symphony RAMP addresses the challenges of today’s retail marketplace, including the need to increase customer loyalty and provide instant consumer gratification, as well as the need to predict consumer behavior in real-time. “The rise of social media, location-based awareness and other technologies are transforming the retail industry,” said Bob Myers, CEO of Sheplers, a leading retai... (more)

New Creatives: Mobile, Social, Versatile, Optimistic

Seventy-four percent of creative professionals view mobile technology as transforming the face of creativity and design, with seven in 10 reporting they create specifically for mobile devices, according to research released today from Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE). The findings are detailed in The New Creatives Report, a U.S. survey of more than 1,000 creative professionals and 500 students in creative disciplines. The study provides insights into the attitudes and beliefs of the creative vanguard – including graphic designers, illustrators, Web designers, photographers and video professionals – about the future of the creative industry. An overwhelming majority (77%) of creatives believe change within the industry is happening rapidly, with two-thirds expecting their role will be significantly different within three years. New technologies such as mobile are driving this ch... (more)