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Guest View: Microservices or death: Diffusing the monolith time bomb

When a company embarks on “digital transformation,” it often has to modify its existing software systems. This can become excruciatingly difficult in large organizations with software monoliths—large, custom-built software systems with multiple development teams working on the same codebase. A common response from companies with their backs up against the “monolithic wall” is to hire executives from well-known … continue reading

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Industry Watch: 2017: The future starts now

Toys that understand a child’s language and interact with him or her on a level he or she can understand. Personal assistants that learn your routines and vocalize reminders to complete tasks, or to exercise. Software quality systems that can learn what is a bug and what is not, or what areas are vulnerable to … continue reading

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Enterprises need the digital transformation

The digital transformation is something of a dream for the corporate world. Whether executives have grown jealous of fast-moving competitors’ products, or managers are sick of broken processes and hand-driven products, the end goal of just about every business in the world these days is to increase software development budgets, and to create more products … continue reading

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2016: The Year of Artificial Intelligence

In the software development industry, 2016 was truly transformative. The way software is developed, what it is being created for, and where it resides and is used all changed to a large degree last year. More development teams adopted agile and DevOps techniques, while QA “moved left” and integrated into the process, rather than being … continue reading

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BMC bridges gap between business leaders and developers with new Innovation Suite platform

The DevOps evolution brought the developer and operations communities together, but now, companies are putting an emphasis on getting the business owners and stakeholders more involved in the entire application development process. BMC wants to bridge the gap between developers, operations and business owners, which is why it launched its new Innovation Suite today. The … continue reading

The PDF file format: A work in progress

With almost every sector of the economy facing a digital transformation, businesses must find new ways to get their information and data online. No longer does it make sense to have documents stored on paper. To keep up with the ever-changing times, more and more businesses are turning to the Portable Document Format (PDF). “Due … continue reading

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Volkswagen prepares for digital transformation

Volkswagen is still making headlines in the United States over its diesel emissions scandal, but like all good businesses, the company is not wasting a crisis. While the company has long employed software developers, it is only just now using them to build applications outside of the cars it sells. The company’s first consumer-facing application … continue reading

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AppDynamics’ Business iQ engine turns performance monitoring data into business results

Businesses are learning that they need to work and release software faster in order to use agile infrastructures, but what’s missing from their digital transformation is business leaders and IT teams sharing metrics throughout every phase. In order to connect the dots between the CIOs and IT/operations folks, AppDynamics released its new App iQ performance … continue reading

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Gartner makes predictions about the ongoing digital transformation

Digital transformation is upon us, and Gartner believes it will continue to fuel our future and the future of businesses. The organization announced its top predictions for IT organizations and users going forward, as well as the five domains a digital platform should cover at its Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2016 in Orlando. According to Gartner, the … continue reading

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Automic Software introduces DevOps product portfolio to drive operational agility

Instead of approaching DevOps from the developer side, Automic Software is coming at digital transformations from the operations side. The company released its unified suite of business automation products today, Automic V12, and it wants to help enterprises increase operational agility without having to “rip and replace” its core business applications into the cloud. With … continue reading

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NVIDIA and TomTom develop AI, CA Technologies reports on digital transformations, and FileMaker announces new cloud platform—SD Times news digest: Sept. 28, 2016

NVIDIA and TomTom are partnering to develop a new artificial intelligence service that can create a cloud-to-car mapping system for self-driving cars. The system uses TomTom’s HD map coverage, and it uses the NVIDIA DRIVE PX 2 computing platform. The solution accelerates support for real-time in-vehicle localization and mapping for driving a vehicle on highways. … continue reading

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Microsoft announces new capabilities for security, cloud, intelligence

Digital transformation is the cornerstone upon which Microsoft’s announcement at today’s kickoff of the company’s Ignite conference were all about. Devices already outnumber users there are for them, and Microsoft sees security, intelligence and the cloud platform as key pieces that will facilitate that transformation. “With an ever-evolving and increasingly complex cyber threat landscape, security … continue reading

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