Broadcom announces plans to acquire CA Technologies for $18.9 billion

The infrastructure technology management software solution provider CA Technologies has announced it is entering into a definitive agreement to be acquired by the semiconductor company Broadcom. Broadcom is acquiring the company for $18.9 billion. CA shareholders will receive $44.50 per share in cash. “We are excited to have reached this definitive agreement with Broadcom,” said … continue reading

Dated monolithic architectures are killing future IT opportunities

Despite the rapid advances in technology, it seems many enterprises are still stuck in the past in terms of system architecture. André Christ, CEO and co-founder of SaaS company LeanIX, finds too many enterprises are continuing to use older architectures rather than upgrading to newer systems. This is starting to pose a problem as machine … continue reading

Guest View: CEOs — The biggest shadow IT threat?

Chances are high that your business is home to shadow IT. The practice of using unsanctioned software on company devices isn’t done out of malice. It’s quite the opposite — users are turning to unapproved applications like chat apps, task managers, or collaboration tools in an effort to be more productive. While the intentions of … continue reading

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SD Times news digest: Apache Spark 2.3, Google Hangouts Chat developer platform and API, and NodeSource’s NCM 1.1

Databricks has announced the release of Apache Spark 2.3.0 as part of the Databricks Runtime 4.0 beta. According to the company, this release focuses on usability, stability and refinement. A major milestone of the release is that it introduces Structured Streaming. According to the team, this enables low-latency continuous processing and stream-to-stream joins. Other features … continue reading

SD Times news digest: SEC approves guidance, Google Android Enterprise Recommendation and SnapLogic updates cloud platform

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has unanimously voted to approve a statement that assists public companies in preparing disclosures about cybersecurity risks and incidents. This addresses the importance of cybersecurity policies and procedures. “I believe that providing the Commission’s views on these matters will promote clearer and more robust disclosure by companies about cybersecurity … continue reading

Report: Incomplete digital transformations will result in loss of revenue

  The consequences of digital disruption can no longer be ignored. A new report from MuleSoft finds four out of five businesses expect to lose revenue fast if they fail to complete their digital transformations. “When it comes to digital transformation, it is no longer a case of ‘if’ but ‘when’ for organizations. However, there … continue reading

Database market consolidation is inevitable – how to pick the winners?

Databases comprise one of the largest and most foundational segments of the IT landscape—in some cases, comprising over 50 percent of the cost of the total application stack. The size and prominence of this segment continues to expand unfettered. Recent estimates from Gartner peg the database market at $36.4 billion, having grown 8.6 percent in … continue reading

Industry Watch: DevOps is an idea born by developers

DevOps. What a concept. Developers and IT operations teams working together to ensure applications are performant, can scale, and can deal with multi-stage deployments and rollbacks. But has it been a collaboration, or more like a railroading? If you look at the industry since business executives bought into the need for speed in application development, … continue reading

Industry Spotlight: Expanding the dynamics of business agility

To be truly agile, businesses must focus on user-oriented agile principles, not just on agile IT practices. That’s the key reason why, seven months after the availability of Release Dynamix, almost 70 of Panaya’s customers have already gone into production with the vendor’s latest product. With the dawn of digital transformation, organizations want to quickly … continue reading

SD Times news digest: BMC’s business automation platform, Loom Systems’ AI playbook and Adobe XD CC updates

BMC has announced new capabilities for its Control-M solution. Control-M is the company’s digital business automation platform. The new platform is designed to enable existing and new customers to build, deploy, and manage their business application workflows faster. “In today’s business environment, speed is the currency of digital business,” said Gur Steif, president, digital business … continue reading

Report shows broken IT processes are causing employees to leave their jobs

A third of employees are currently looking for new jobs and over 86 percent claim that the broken IT processes are the driving factor in their decision to leave their position, according to a new study funded by workflow solution provider Nintex. The Definitive Guide to America’s Most Broken Process was published by Nintex with … continue reading

Industry Watch: Transformation can be a monster

Frankenstein is a monster. IT can harm the people who created it. Ergo, IT is a monster. Taking a software tool from this vendor, hardware from another vendor, using a cloud-based storage and network system, can often lead to problems not foreseen by those who approved that approach. “There’s a new philosophy of how IT … continue reading

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