Topic: digital transformation

Digital architects rose to the challenge – So must databases

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated some digital aspirations and projects, and slammed the brakes on others. A recent Couchbase report reveals that roughly a third of companies interviewed are delaying legacy database upgrades because of the pandemic. A slightly larger group, some 34%, say it has had the opposite effect. Architects bear much of the … continue reading

3 common process automation mistakes (and how to fix them)

Like their cloud-native counterparts, many large or longstanding enterprises aspire to automate as much of their operations as possible. As a result, many of them get overly ambitious with their process automation goals, and attempt to roll out sweeping, company-wide digital transformation initiatives. While ambition is a good thing, many of these initiatives take years … continue reading

How transformation works in practice

Transformations take time. People think you can bring in a tech transformation coach, change everybody’s job title, and get them on a quick “sheep dip” of a certified scrum team member. But in organizations, transformation happens incrementally. The good news is that the benefits of transformation can start to be delivered straight away. The goal … continue reading

The bumpy road of moving applications to the cloud

Everywhere you look, companies are involved in some sort of digital transformation. For some, it means moving their entire business to the cloud which may include building or purchasing software for payroll, ordering, fulfillment and many other activities. For larger firms, entrenched with legacy applications, it means migrating or rewriting hundreds or perhaps thousands of … continue reading

Take a data-first approach to modernization

Modernization is important in order for companies to keep up with evolving industry conditions, but some businesses may be modernizing at a faster pace than their software can keep up with.  In an SD Times Live! talk with CodeLogic, Eric Minick, DevOps evangelist at CodeLogic, and Brandon Tylke, chief software architect at CodeLogic, explained why … continue reading

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SD Times news digest: PyTorch 1.9 now available, BrowserStack closes $200 million Series B funding round, Uno Platform 3.8 now available

PyTorch 1.9 was released with major improvements to support scientific computing including torch.linalg, torch.special and Complex Autograd. The Complex Autograd feature improves testing for complex operators by adding more OpInfos and adding a greater validation through a TorchAudio migration to native complex tensors.  The new version also includes major improvements to on-device binary size with … continue reading

BMC’s latest updates focus on modernizing mainframe app development and delivery

BMC, a provider of software solutions for the autonomous digital enterprise, announced new offerings and integrations with its BMC Automated Mainframe Intelligence (AMI) and BMC Compuware portfolios that focus on streamlining mainframe application development, increased uptime and faster threat detection.  The BMC Compuware ISPW solution for software change management enables developers to easily edit source … continue reading

Microsoft unveils next steps of its global skills initiative

Microsoft’s next step in its global skills initiative is to help 250,000 companies make a skills-based hire in 2021 together with LinkedIn.  The company launched its global skills initiative last summer and has since helped over 30 million people learn new digital skills.  “A new generation of 21st century infrastructure calls for new investments that … continue reading

Analyst Watch: Foster development-related education

As digital transformation initiatives accelerate, so too does the intensity with which employees attempt to acquire coding and digital literacy skills. For example, IDC data forecasts that the population of part-time developers, defined as professional resources who perform development-related work even though they do not have the job title of developer, will increase with a … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Visual Studio Code 1.53 released, Mixed Reality feature tool for Unity, GitHub Marketplace updates

Visual Studio Code 1.53 includes JavaScript debugging with support for conditional exception breakpoints and Node.js worker_threads, as well as Notebook UX updates, a markdown preview image auto update, and more.  Users can now start multiple concurrent debug sessions and each subsequent debug session will have a number at the end of the name so it … continue reading

How Smart Data Hubs power digital transformations

Digital transformation is now vital to business survival, and an increasingly key element of digital transformation is real-time data. Digital integration hubs (DIHs), which are a type of Smart Data Hub, are increasingly being used as high-performance data access layers that provide real-time access to data from across the enterprise to power real-time business processes. … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Microsoft announces SharePoint Workflow transformation to Power Automate, Apple preps developers forStrong Customer Authentication, Prime and Synerzip merge

The new SharePoint Workflow transformation to Power Automate workshop focuses on workflow assessment and migration guidance to Power Automate in a discovery and hands-on learning event.  This follows the announcement of the retirement of SharePoint 2010 workflows earlier this year Microsoft also stated that 2013 Workflows will eventually follow a similar retirement path.  After attending … continue reading

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