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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)

Diffusing Technology into Generation Z

Telecom Innovation on Ulitzer Us "Baby Boomers" tend to believe we have accomplished a lot in the years ranging from our roots of hard rock, to the birth of basic internet technologies in the early 1970s. We started our generation with black and white television, experiencing everything from the assassination of President Kennedy to absorbing the wonders of man walking on the moon. We end our generation with 7.6 Terabit submarine cables connecting every continent with high speed many-to-many interactive communications and applications. Communications for many during the early 1960s consisted of telephone party lines, daily newspapers, telegraph, and radio broadcast. While in high school (Richfield, Minnesota), some of us privileged students in more opulent areas had access to computer classes. This consisted of having a teletype terminal attached via low capacity lin... (more)

IBM Scales DevOps | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps @IBMcloud]

IBM Scales DevOps for Large Enterprises with New Hybrid Cloud Solutions IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced new, cloud-based DevOps services, software and infrastructure designed to help large organizations develop and deliver quality software faster. By tapping into the collaborative power of IBM's Cloud portfolio and deep business transformation experience, enterprises can speed the delivery of software that drives new models of engagement and business. Software-driven innovation is becoming a primary approach to how businesses create and deliver new value to customers. A survey of 400 business and IT executives by the IBM Institute for Business Value showed businesses that are more effective at software delivery are also more profitable than their peers nearly 70 percent of the time (1). DevOps provides a way for businesses to remain competitive, applying lean and agile pr... (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)

How to Develop Apps for Vehicles

Author Peter Rogers Principal Mobility Architect, CognizantVisionMobile recently published one of the best reports on apps for vehicles that I have read (http://www.visionmobile.com/product/apps-for-cars-mileage-may-vary/).  It is frustrating with how difficult it is to actually get an app approved for use in a car. Here are some of the unique challenges: ·         Safety first considerations (like driver distraction)·         Long sales and car vendor app approval process·         Car vendor led UX and ideation processes·         Low risk strategies for selecting apps·         Deal negotiation skills requirement·         Massive market fragmentation. The analogy VisionMobile offers is one that I remember vividly myself. That of running a small mobile games company (back before the days of iOS and Android App Stores around ) and trying to get a deal with a telecom... (more)

Companies Worldwide Flock to Neo4j to Make Their Applications Social

SAN MATEO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/21/12 -- Neo Technology today announced that several high profile companies such as Adobe, Viadeo, megree, CareerArc, and Wazoku have adopted Neo4j to solve social graph complexities and meet the high query performance levels required at Internet scale. Neo4j, the world's leading graph database, is uniquely suited to handle the exponential growth and massive connected data challenges associated with the social graph. With remarkable traction from partners and customers across online services, Telco and MDM markets, and thousands of successful deployments worldwide, Neo4j is the most widely adopted and trusted graph database. Graphs Are Everywhere The social graph leverages information across a range of networks to understand the relationships between individuals. As websites scale from zero to millions of users, traditional relatio... (more)

360i Welcomes Three-Time Cannes Lions Winner Adam Kerj as Chief Creative Officer

Digital agency 360i today announced that it has hired Adam Kerj to the newly created role of Chief Creative Officer, effective immediately. Kerj comes to 360i from Saatchi & Saatchi Stockholm, where he served as Executive Creative Director and Founding Partner. Under his helm, it was named Sweden’s Agency of the Year in 2005 and 2007 by Advertising Age. Kerj’s work has garnered close to 50 industry awards, including several from Cannes Lions, CLIOs, New York Festivals, FAB and Eurobest. Prior to his time at Saatchi & Saatchi, Kerj was Founding Partner of TBWA Stockholm and spent several years at Leo Burnett in both Europe and the U.S. Having founded two of the top agencies in Sweden, Kerj has created innovative marketing experiences for brands such as Procter & Gamble, Toyota and Sony Ericsson. For P&G’s Ariel, he created “The Fashion Shoot,” a live digital event th... (more)

Software Innovation Market

NEW YORK, March 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Software Innovation Market http://www.reportlinker.com/p01116941/Software-Innovation-Market.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=IT_HostingIBM concentrates on building end to end systems that are able to adapt of market changes. While this may make the IBM product set seem overly heavy in the short run, in the long run, this is of enormous value to clients as proved by the company market leading position in innovation software. The enterprise uses software innovation to transition to higher quality automated process, middleware to support smarter computing, and cloud computing in an era of smart phones. IBM is profiled as the leader in this software innovation initiative. The ability to federate and spread workloads secu... (more)

Engaging the Millennials: Leading Marketers Address Key Challenges in Digital Age

Pacific Conferences to Run Its 9th Conference on Marketing to Digital-Savvy Youths in Singapore and Indonesia Singapore, July 16, 2013 - (ACN Newswire) - The Millennials are one of the most challenging yet rewarding target audience of APAC marketers. Born with technology as their sixth sense, these "digital natives" are a generation of early adopters who shape trends that will eventually permeate into the rest of the population. With more than half of the APAC population under the age of 35 and their ever-increasing buying power, opportunities are boundless. However, this market also proves to be a hard nettle to crack. Samuel Jacoba, Intel's Southeast Asia Strategy Ideation and Social Media Lead, shared, "Millennials have one of the shortest attention spans in the history of man. This generation continues to befuddle marketers who have tried all the tricks in the boo... (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)