Topic: gartner

From the Editors: Where’s the incentive to defeat hackers?

After reporting out this month’s feature on software security, it strikes us that there appear to be parallels between companies selling security solutions and those selling pharmaceuticals. Those who take to conspiracy theories have argued for years that the pharmaceutical companies have no incentive to eliminate, say, cancer, because they would lose the massive profits … continue reading

Stop fighting yesterday’s software security wars!

In its 2015 report, the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) identified SQL injection and cross-site scripting among its Top 10 software vulnerabilities. Again. If it feels as if you’ve been reading this same story for the last decade, it’s because you have. So why is it that we can build intelligent robots, fling unmanned … continue reading

Digging into microservices

Today’s monolithic applications are starting to become too big and too complicated for developers to maintain. When developers want to update a feature, they are forced to update the entire application. To solve this problem, organizations have been turning to a new software development approach: microservices. “Microservice architecture is the idea that rather than building … continue reading

IDC’s Top 10 technology predictions for 2015

As the year comes to a close, it’s the season of analyst firms looking ahead at the year to come in technology. Not to be confused with Gartner’s Top 10 strategic technology trends for 2015, market intelligence firm IDC has released its own future forecast: “IDC Worldwide Predictions 2015: Accelerating Innovation on the 3rd Platform.” … continue reading

From the Editors: A trend that’s flying high…drones

Research firm Gartner recently released its top 10 strategic technology trends for 2015 that organizations can’t afford to ignore, but it missed a huge category—Drones, also known as unmanned aircraft systems, unmanned air vehicles or unmanned systems. While one could argue that drones fall under the organization’s smart machine category, so can the Internet of … continue reading

Gartner’s Top 10 strategic technology trends for 2015

For organizations looking to stay on top of the latest technology trends, Gartner has released its annual list of the top 10 strategic technology trends they say organizations should keep their eye on. “We have identified the top 10 technology trends that organizations cannot afford to ignore in their strategic planning processes,” said David Cearley, vice … continue reading

From the Editors: Don’t get lost in the hype

Hype can be a divisive word. In terms of emerging technology, hype can be spun as positive buzz, inflated expectations, in-demand and trendy, or markedly oversaturated. But what it doesn’t translate to is real-world value. Research firm Gartner defines its yearly Hype Cycle report as a “model designed to help clients make intelligent decisions about … continue reading

Report: Internet of Things hype is peaking

The Internet of Things wave is cresting in 2014, and according to Gartner, it’ll soon come crashing down. In Gartner’s annual Hype Cycle Report for 2014, the most-hyped emerging technology is the Internet of Things (IoT), which Gartner believes has reached its “peak of inflated expectations.” According to the report, obstacles such as data standards … continue reading

SD Times news digest: July 7, 2014—Xiki and Oculus Connect

Oculus debuts its first developer conference, Xiki Kickstarts upgrade and global tablet sales will surpass PC sales in 2015 … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Top 10 technology trends for 2014

Gartner lists 10 things that your business will need to be familiar with going into the next year … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Cybercrime Blotter: DDoS bank robbers; League of Legends hacked

More security slip-ups lead to more black eyes, and the responses to the hacks haven’t been encouraging … continue reading

In-memory data grids see 2013 as a big year

Gartner predicts huge growth for in-memory data stores, driven primarily by the need for real-time analytics … continue reading

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