Partnership on AI adds new organizations to its network

The Partnership on AI to Benefit People and Society (Partnership on AI) is strengthening its network of partners by welcoming new organizations to share their diverse, unique perspectives on AI. Earlier in the year, Partnership on AI brought in Apple and six nonprofit board members to serve on the board of directors. This week, the … continue reading

Report: DevOps companies need to make the most of culture, monitoring, and incident management

What has 10 years of cultural change, infrastructure improvement and tooling done to the DevOps movement? That is the question Atlassian and xMatters wanted to answer in the latest DevOps Maturity Model report, which researched the current state of DevOps practices today. According to an Atlassian blog post, DevOps is here to stay, but key … continue reading

Red Hat Mobile releases new application assessment tool

Deciding to create a mobile application is more difficult than it sounds. Red Hat Mobile today is releasing a new Mobile App Assessment Tool to give businesses an overview of the complexities and resource requirements involved in a mobile application strategy. According to Clare Grant, general manager of Red Hat Mobile, the purpose of the … continue reading

How software architects can control the future of software architecture

In order to drive the business’ competitive advantage, software architects need to mix three ingredients into the “evolutionary cauldron” if they want to keep up: agility, velocity, and modularity. The evolution of software architecture is the future, and software architects hold all the power, according to Mark Richards, an independent software architect who gave the … continue reading

Study: Outdated, inadequate technology being deployed against today’s security threats

Businesses are still facing challenges in securing their data and applications, and a recent survey from Citrix highlights businesses’ never-ending struggle of effectively securing both data and infrastructure. In fact, Citrix found that it’s not just the security policies that are the problem; it’s the organization’s own solutions and employee devices that further complicate things. … continue reading

Cisco to acquire AppDynamics for $3.7 billion

In order to give its customers more insight into their application layers and drive the digital transformation for IT and business, Cisco announced its intent to acquire AppDynamics for US$3.7 billion. AppDynamics, an application intelligence company, was supposed to be the first tech company to go public this year, according to a Wall Street Journal … continue reading

LogiGear acquires True North Service, AI driving business growth, and Lux currently in beta—SD Times news digest: Jan. 17, 2017

LogiGear completed its acquisition of True North Service (TNS), a provider of contract staffing and software testing services to technology companies. TNS will allow LogiGear to expand its customer base, adding new companies like Amazon, Cisco, DocuSign and T-Mobile. LogiGear will also be able to expand its presence in the Pacific Northwest, and continue to … continue reading

Gemalto acquires 3M, enters commercial biometrics market

Gemalto announced today that it will acquire 3M’s identity-management business, which will become a part of the Gemalto Government Programs business. The agreement to acquire 3M’s identity-management business totaled US$850 million, and it includes 3M subsidiary Cogent. The closing of this transaction is expected to start in the first half of 2017. When the acquisition … continue reading

Rogue Wave Software acquires Akana, SourceClear announces major product features, and Pneuron unveils new capabilities for its orchestration software—SD Times news digest: Nov. 29, 2016

Rogue Wave Software has acquired Akana, a company that specializes in managing and securing APIs. According to Rogue Wave CEO Brian Pierce, the acquisition will build on Rogue Wave’s commitment to software development, and it will extend its efforts into web, mobile and IoT. The Akana API platform is currently available in three editions, which … continue reading

How IT teams can prevent shopping outages this holiday season

Thanksgiving through Black Friday is a busy season for e-retailers. A lot of revenue is generated during this period of time, and if a site goes down, it’s not just one person who is going to have to do some explaining. The IT team, project managers and the CEO will have to answer to shareholders, … continue reading

Udacity launches service for next-generation freelancers and contractors

In order to connect companies with some of the top engineers who are proficient in mobile app development, web development and other specializations, Udacity is launching a new service called Udacity Blitz. With technology rapidly changing, the gig economy continues to grow. Freelancers, contractors and temporary employees are becoming popular in the software development and … continue reading

Five steps developers can follow to measure the ROI of mobile apps

With today’s hyperactive application market, it can be a challenge for today’s developers to achieve financial success. For some free mobile applications, measuring the return on investment is complex, and businesses can get caught up trying to sift through the sea of analytics tools before they even define their return on investment. Many mobile development … continue reading

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