Can microservices save U.S. retailers?

The retail landscape as we know it is in trouble. Credit Suisse estimates that 25 percent of U.S. malls will close within the next five years. More than 5,300 physical stores have already closed in the U.S. between January 1, 2017 and June 20, 2017, with thousands more projected to close by the end of … continue reading

Black Duck audit highlights risk of open-source security vulnerabilities

Black Duck, a company that serves up information about the latest security vulnerabilities on open source components, released its 2017 Open Source Security and Risk Analysis (OSSRA) today. The OSSRA revealed significant risks related to open-source vulnerabilities and license-compliance challenges, as well as high levels of risk in the retail and ecommerce industry. According to … 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

Security testing should be on every DevOps team’s Black Friday checklist

The holidays are a time for shoppers to reap the benefit of online deals—and for hackers to leverage software vulnerabilities in retail systems and applications. In order to prepare for this year, IT monitoring experts suggested developers and operations teams incorporate adequate security testing as part of their holiday preparedness checklist. The biggest mistake organizations … continue reading

Applause mobile retail app report finds retailers need to embrace digital strategies

Applause released its third annual mobile retail apps report today, which highlighted what some of the top retail apps are doing right, and where some mobile apps fell short. However, the overall score of these mobile apps show development teams how far retailers still need to go to meet the needs of the user. ARC … continue reading

IBM’s Watson steps out again

A Mobile Developer Challenge, and forays into online retail, healthcare and food, mark a busy season for the supercomputer … continue reading

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