Topic: micro focus

A sober view of DevOps and the value it can create

To fully participate in the digital economy and stay ahead of customer expectations, enterprise IT must deliver software faster than ever before. As a result, Agile development and DevOps processes have become critical for IT to meet the challenges of the digital world. Those processes give enterprises flexibility, enabling them to pivot as needed to … continue reading

Report: COBOL at the center of modernization strategies

Across the industry, companies are looking to modernize, and according to a new survey from Micro Focus, the programming language COBOL is at the center of this modernization.  According to 70% of the COBOL survey’s respondents, modernizing COBOL applications is favored over replacing or retiring them. This is due to the fact that COBOL provides … continue reading

The 2018 SD Times Software Testing Showcase

These are many technologies available to organizations looking to bring their testing up to the speed of software development. Ensuring quality can no longer be the drag on software deployment, if businesses want to stay competitive and be able to take advantage of changes in their markets. Some are choosing continuous testing, while others are … continue reading

Micro Focus on the growth of intelligent testing

The advent of Agile methodology, DevOps, and emerging technologies like artificial intelligence, robotic process automation and machine learning creates a seismic shift in application testing requirements and test tools. As companies gravitate towards digital transformation strategies, there are more applications and new technologies that require testing at increasingly rapid rates. Key challenges include the elimination … continue reading

Micro Focus ALM Octane platform enables enterprise Agile collaboration

Founded in 1976 by Brian Reynolds, Micro Focus has grown as an innovator in technology throughout the years. It has participated in several mergers and acquisitions, and in 2017, it merged with HPE Software to form what is now poised as one of the largest pure-play software companies ever. The company’s focus is on helping … continue reading

A guide to automated testing tools

Applitools provides visual AI testing solutions to test automation engineers, DevOps teams, front end developers, QA experts, and digital transformation executives. Its Application Visual Management framework automates all aspects of application development. By using visual AI, problems are detected early before the application is released into production. Application Visual Management along with Applitools’ Monitoring platform … continue reading

Security Operational Centers are experiencing an upward trend, report says

As the volume of security threats rises, so is the efficiency of Security Operational Centers (SOC) used to combat against security breaches. A newly released report from Micro Focus found a 12 percent improvement in SOC maturity, the biggest improvement over the last five years. The report is based on the company’s Security Operations Maturity … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Syncfusion’s Essential Studio 2017 Volume 4, Micro Focus acquires COBOL IT, and Android Quick Boot

Syncfusion has announced the release of Essential Studio 2017 Volume 4, the final quarterly update to the Developer Platform for 2017. Included in the update is Essential JS 2, which is a collections of 25 Syncfusion JavaScript components. “Tools for web development are a crucial part of cross-platform solutions, wherever your users may be. That’s … continue reading

Micro Focus releases StormRunner Functional

Micro Focus has announced Micro Focus StormRunner Functional, a new tool that allows application testing to be done on almost any browser, operating system, or device. According to the company, StormRunner Functional will enable intelligent and continuous delivery cycles. “Creating high-quality, high-performing applications – at breakneck speeds – leaves very little time to validate quality … continue reading

Micro Focus announces update to its Service Management Automation solution

Micro Focus today released SMA-X, the 10th version of its Service Management Automation platform with enhanced automation, analytics and collaboration. “This changes how end users interact with service management,” said Roy Ritthaler, vice president of product marketing, who joined Micro Focus from HPE. By adding chatbots and virtual agents, SMA-X “provides the modern service experience, … continue reading

Navigating the endless ALM river

Agile development and DevOps are fueling the evolution of application life-cycle management (ALM) as delivery cycles continue to shrink. While the original promise of end-to-end visibility and traceability is still important, today’s ALM is more about continuous processes. Microsoft’s Team Foundation Server (TFS) and Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) reflect that and the changes that … continue reading

HPE’s history of deals, a new sale, and a hopeful future

Hewlett Packard Enterprise started a new chapter this Wednesday when it decided to spin off a bundle of its software assets to U.K.-based enterprise software and information business Micro Focus, creating a new entity. This US$8.8 billion decision brings HPE’s long history of software acquisitions and spinoffs into the light, and possibly foreshadows a better strategy … continue reading

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