Perhaps the biggest transformation in enterprise IT since the public cloud emerged is the move toward “mobile-first” application development. As mobility continues to become the new enterprise standard, developers are looking for frameworks that provide the tools they need to create innovative mobile applications without sacrificing their existing investments.
While there are proven, enterprise-ready frameworks and platforms for developing and deploying traditional desktop applications, the mobile application development landscape is still evolving. Mobile Backend as a Service (MBaaS) attempts to fill the gap between traditional application platforms and mobile applications. It is the new middleware, exposing APIs and functions that enable developers to rapidly build new mobile apps and mobile-enable legacy enterprise applications.
The agile approach to developing software—and managing work in general—is your passport to success in the application economy. Agile promises a range of benefits: faster time to market, increased productivity, fewer defects, cost savings and better employee engagement.
The mobile app has become “the” strategic initiative for all digital organizations attempting to drive business forward. “By 2017, mobile apps will be downloaded more than 268 billion times, generating revenue of more than $77 billion — making apps one of the most popular computing tools for users across the globe.”1 The app has become more than a simple method of communication. It is the new critical point of engagement, the face of the organization, and quite possibly the difference maker in customers staying or leaving. Getting the “user experience” (or UX) right in the eyes of the consumer is no longer a nice to have but fundamental to achieving success.
OpenLab provides an environment and set of resources where customers representing telecommunications, education, government, financial services, and virtually every other vertical market can explore new technologies, all in the spirit of network transformation. By examining SDN/network automation solutions such Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), software-defined WAN (SD-WAN), and others, OpenLab offers a platform for developing and delivering new network-integrated functionality that serves the greater need.
Continuous testing is the practice of testing across every activity in the SDLC to uncover and fix unexpected behaviors as soon as they are injected. Continuous testing is the embedding of testing as a fundamental and ongoing aspect of every activity through the application lifecycle, from requirements through production, to ensure the business value is being achieved as expected.
As the pace of business continues to quicken, companies are starting to recognize that to stay competitive the process of developing and releasing software needs to change. Release cadence has greatly accelerated. There is no occasion anymore for a six- to 18-month find-and-fix turnaround in which the customer will find the delay acceptable. Things need to move faster, and they need to be ready and perfect faster.
Download this whitepaper to find out how CA Technologies can help with your Continuous Testing.
Project and portfolio management or PPM software can make or break an organization’s ability to deliver.
The recent growth in portfolio management as a strategic business function has led to many vendors of software related to elements of project execution “bolting on” project and portfolio management (PPM) modules. This is a clear attempt to try and get a piece of a growing, lucrative market.
Twenty five years ago, PPM software was nothing more than project management software with the ability to publish or share information across projects. It was capable of doing a lot, but none of it was intuitive and therefore wasn’t particularly useful. Compared to today’s solutions, those products were dinosaurs. Since then, many vendors have invested a lot of money into their solutions, developing world-class offerings that can truly support effective management of the portfolio, and, more important, of the business that portfolio drives.
In a fast-changing app economy, agility and alignment are king. Without these attributes, it’s difficult to address top priorities around growth, customers and workforce. Organizations need to know that they’re developing and delivering the solutions that customers want when they want them. That means aligning the right resources to best-bet projects in order to roll out new offerings on time and within budget—and ultimately deliver value to the business.
Take steps to improve resource management today. Because when your people are engaged, your projects really move. Learn more about CA PPM resource management today by downloading this white paper.
The Life Sciences industry has changed significantly over the past 10 years. With a view to developing new, more effective treatments, industry leaders are exploring new therapeutic areas and approaches like biologics and precision medicine. To address this shift, pharmaceutical and medical devices manufacturers look to connect systems, people and data - characterized by more predictive and adoptive facilities that leverage machine learning, 3D modeling, Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT), digital twin, and augmented reality.
This eBook explains the main challenges of manufacturing and explores 5 manufacturing experiences that disrupt the future of manufacturing in the Life Sciences industry.
For data-driven businesses, cloud can be a boon. Data can be found, processed and managed on the cloud without an investment in local hardware infrastructure, but what does that mean to information trust and governance? When data comes from cloud-based sources, IT needs a plan for data integration and security.
Download this insightful white paper and learn the four key priorities you must consider when developing your IT strategy to promote good hybrid information governance. Learn the blend of process, organizational and technical enablers that will allow you to move to a hybrid environment with speed and confidence.
This paper looks at how the cloud landscape is rapidly evolving to address the needs of critical enterprise applications. On the way, we’ll highlight some common cloud misconceptions. Finally,we’ll set out how IT leaders can create a clear, robust enterprise cloud strategy for their organizations that enables digital innovation and business transformation.
Answers to Your Mobile Device Data Protection Questions. The IT landscape is changing quickly, Get expert advice on developing a strategy and learn how your organization can manage security on employee-owned mobile devices.
"Have you ever wished for an army of clones to do all your thankless tasks and chores? Well, that fantasy is becoming a reality—at least on the Internet. And while they may not be actual clones, bots have begun doing lots of digital dirty work.
Managing your relationship with bots—good and bad—has become an inherent part of doing business in a connected world. With more than half of online traffic initiated by autonomous programs, it’s clear that bots are a driving force of technological change, and they’re here to stay.1
As bot technology, machine learning, and AI continue to evolve, so will the threats they pose. And while some bots are good, many are malicious—and the cybercriminals behind them are targeting your apps. Preparing your organization to deal with the impact of bots on your business is essential to developing a sustainable strategy that will enable you to grow as you adapt to the new bot-enabled world."
After buzzing Industry 4.0 all over the media by all OT and IT experts, today, a few key concepts seem to unveil the potential that the industry believes is behind Industry 4.0. These include: Smart Machines, Smart Factory, cyber physical systems, Everything-as-a-Service and a few technologies like OPC UA, cloud and data analytics.
Clearly, they are the innovation drivers and must-haves for every vendor of automation products that want to be recognized as leaders or challengers. Sooner or later they will become standards and used by followers and niche players, but the key question for the market of automation suppliers is not who is first in developing and providing all the nice concepts and technologies, but who is creating and combining them in the right way so that they can be turned into new revenue streams.
We keep in mind that competitive advantages can be achieved through increasing operational efficiency, but the better way is through strategic uniqueness. Companies which ar
As competition for talent intensifies, take advantage of social technologies for recruiting. Learn how social and collaboration tools enhance, improve and reinvent recruiting processes, and best practices for developing a social recruiting strategy.
Published By: Steelwedge
Published Date: May 12, 2014
7 critical factors for developing an integrated business process that drives collaboration and unied focus across multiple divisions and departments to align operational planning with financial planning.
If you’re a sales manager, you’re probably feeling stuck in the middle. On one hand, you have a huge employee engagement movement going on with HR departments focusing on developing leaders and recognizing achievements with substantial budgets. On the other side, marketing departments are using technology and creativity (and also large budgets) to connect with and educate customers about their products, solutions and brands.
The trend is to challenge every dollar spent on sales compensation to maximize ROI. HR departments are treating salespeople like all other employees. And customers are going online to avoid anyone with sales in their title.
Based on our research and applications we see in our customers’ leading sales initiatives, if you’re a sales manager, you are trying to maximize results out of your sales team by increasing your teams engagement to meet company goals. Download this white paper to see which eight trends you should consider as you strategize for the year.
Download this easy-to-read guide to learn how NVMe can help you achieve better storage performance. You'll get insight into comparing NVMe alternatives, developing a low-risk NVMe adoption strategy, and increasing the performance of mission-critical applications.
Published By: Mimecast
Published Date: Nov 14, 2018
What if your employees were more informed about security threats, more skeptical about what they receive in email, and less likely to click on malicious links in email without first verifying them?
There are some impactful, quick wins that you and your organization can realize by implementing security awareness training. This recent in-depth survey of security professionals by Osterman Research shows that the leading security concerns across organizations are all areas in which security awareness training can yield significant benefits.
Here are some suggestions on processes and practices to consider when developing a security awareness training program that will actually change behavior and make the organization less likely to fall prey to a cyberattack.
Published By: Mimecast
Published Date: Nov 14, 2018
Mike Rothman, President and Analyst at Securosis, and author of The Pragmatic CSO, conducted this study, which breaks down how companies can most effectively change employee security behavior and lower risk.
If you want a blueprint for developing an effective program, this is a great place to start.