Software developers now more valuable to companies than money: so what is a board to do?

CTOvision

A full quarter-century into the era of the modern consumer internet, the C-suite is still grappling with the fundamental problem dubbed digital transformation. One reason this challenge is so pernicious is that it can’t be solved the way most transitions can, with money and management consultants. Instead, it requires the expertise of a new breed […]. Cloud Computing CTO News The Boardroom

Atlassian: The tools every developer team wants badly

CTOvision

Infrastructure Companies AtlassianAtlassian is focused like a laser beam on unleashing the potential of every team. Their collaboration software helps teams organize, discuss and complete shared work.

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Mastercard woos software developers with API platform

Computer Weekly

Credit card company Mastercard is investing heavily in digital payments and wants to engage with developers and startups

Who Will Buy your Emerging Software Company?

The Investing Edge

But over the last decade, there is an important distinction that has developed into a serious trend regarding who might want to buy your growing software company one day. Ascent works with B2B Tech/SaaS software companies in the U.S., Outcomes for Information Tech Companies.

How to Develop a Comprehensve Innovation Framework

Future of CIO

The realities of corporate life don't allow companies to spend all their resources on radical innovation, because of the high percentage of risks to fail. Before ideation, companies need to discover insights. After ideation, companies need to filter, prototype and validate their ideas.

How to get your company to handle the cloud truth

David Linthicum

In their latest release, The Cloud Adoption Playbook, they say what many of us already knew: Many companies adopt cloud computing to support innovation and rapid change. However, those companies may not understand the fundamental cultural changes needed to make this adoption work long-term. [ Keep up with the latest developments in cloud computing with InfoWorld’s Cloud Computing newsletter. ]. As a technologist, I can get the cloud technology to work. Always.

Low-Code Development 101: Understanding the Basics

mrc's Cup of Joe Blog

Summary: Application development has long been a problem facing both the IT department and the business units. Today, we explore the concept of “low-code development”, and explain how it helps address this problem. Development lags far behind demand. Hire more developers.

The Latest Developments In Corporate Data Security

CTOvision

The Latest Developments In Corporate Data Security Corporate data security is defined as the processes by which sensitive information is accessed only by authorized individuals and then destroyed when it is no longer needed. Proactive measures, including software purchases, third-party services, and internal company policies, offer data security solutions that would prevent most types of […].

Developing a PaaS Migration Strategy

Perficient - Digital Transformation

Most large companies have built a portfolio of applications over many years that includes custom and commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) software. Most companies will need formal IT budgets and timelines that may span multiple years.

VMware Developers, Rejoice!

Chuck's Blog - EMC

But this move to software-defined implies that your traditional IT infrastructure becomes more of a developer’s platform.  In its own way, it’s a relatively significant development — especially if you’re heavily invested in VMware technology. The Developer Gap?

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Why web application development projects fail (and what IT can do about it)

mrc's Cup of Joe Blog

Summary: Depending on the survey you read, anywhere from 25% – 68% of development projects fail. Over the past 37 years in the application development software industry, we’ve seen it all. We’ve seen app dev projects of all shapes and sizes, across all industries and company sizes.

CIO Mistakes – Treating Mobile Like Desktop Development

The Accidental Successful CIO

Developing mobile apps is a lot different from creating a desktop application Image Credit: Mystery People. CIOs are in charge of the IT department and this means that we’re in charge of all of the software that our firm develops.

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How the Splash Customer Team Transformed the Company

The Investing Edge

This department, which typically develops after sales and engineering, is often the difference between business success or failure because its main function is to keep your existing customers happy and growing. We are grateful to have been an early investor in the company.

Capital One CIO: We're a Software Company

Information Week

Capital One CIO Rob Alexander has transformed his organization from an IT shop into a software company with Agile development, public cloud, new talent, open source technology, and machine learning

Enterprise Mobile App Use to Grow Rapidly as Companies Look to External Developers: Report

Data Center Knowledge

Enterprises are expecting their IT departments to develop most of apps internally, with the amount of development outside of IT dropping from 42 percent now to 21 percent in two years. Read More. Shared

Gulf Cooperation Council’s local companies eye regional shared services

Computer Weekly

Enterprises indigenous to the Gulf region are taking their first step into business and IT shared services through internal developments

Embrace DBaaS to Speed Up Mobile App Development

CTOvision

As enterprises work to rapidly embrace the mobile revolution, both for their workforce and to engage more deeply with their customers, the pressure is on for IT to support the tools needed by their application developers. Mobile application developers are working with a massive variety of technologies and platforms, but one trend that stands out is the rapid adoption of NoSQL database engines and the use of Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) platforms and services to run them.

Transforming Development with AWS

All Things Distributed

At AWS, we want to be the Q for developers, giving them the super-powered tools and services with deep features in the Cloud. In the hands of builders, the impact of these services has been to completely transform the way applications are developed, debugged, and delivered to customers.

5 Interview Questions To Determine Whether the Candidate Shares Your Company’s Core Values

Computer Weekly

When Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos, was just out of college, he sold his first company to Microsoft for $265 million. But for him, the sale wasn’t about money—he was actually most concerned about the company culture he had created. “I

Corporate IT: 5 Interview Questions to Find Digital Product Developers

CEB IT

As companies of all sizes and styles take on digitization projects to use technology and data in all aspects of their operations , CIOs are having to come up with new roles and new career paths for their teams.

Why a Reactive Security Strategy Costs Companies Millions Each Year

CTOvision

While it opens up new markets that would have simply been unavailable decades ago, it also brings threats that, if not countered, can cost those companies millions, or even billions, of dollars. While malware can lead to costs of millions of dollars for a company, it doesn’t have to.

Tech Companies That Missed the Mark in 2016

CTOvision

However, not every company saw great success, and even the tech giants had some big snafus. Here are some of the most notable tech company failures of the past year. Companies should think very carefully about any April Fools’ joke they create. Normally, Google is one of those companies that does very well with their pranks, but 2016 brought one that didn’t have many people laughing. Not even Apple was free from the tech company fray in 2016. Rick Delgado.

The Next Phase of Agile Development

CIO Dashboard

Web-based companies are making daily, multiple updates to their systems while legacy companies strive for minimal, monthly releases. Forward-thinking CIOs are examining how antifragile companies can introduce frequent change without comprising the user experience.

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7 myths and facts you should understand about low-code development

mrc's Cup of Joe Blog

Summary: As businesses rush to deliver solutions quickly, low-code development is growing. In this article, we dispel some common myths of low-code development platforms and share some important facts. Developers use low-code platforms to speed up application delivery.

5 Problems Solved by Web Development Platforms

mrc's Cup of Joe Blog

Summary: Do your development projects drag on for months? Learn how a web application development platform will help solve these problems. Web application development requires an ever-evolving skillset, yet many companies can’t afford to bring in developers with modern skills.

UI Developers Move the Needle on Accessibility

Information Week

One app development company is making it easier for other developers to build accessibility into their websites and applications

IBM Wants Enterprise Developers to Build Weather Data into Apps

Data Center Knowledge

Partners with The Weather Company to bring vast amounts of weather data into IBM cloud Read More. Big Data Cloud Computing IBM the weather company

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PM pressures internet companies to act on terrorist propaganda

Computer Weekly

The UK, France and Italy will use a meeting with technology companies at the UN General Assembly in New York to press for development of technical solutions to defeat terrorist activity on the internet

Should You Build in-house or Outsource Development of Your Mobile Apps?

CTOvision

Once an enterprise has decided to go down the path of building native mobile apps, there is one critical decision involved –whether to build these apps in-house or to outsource development. In the series, this third post will be useful when the choice has been made to develop native apps.

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How to Estimate Mobile App Development Cost

IT Toolbox

You have the best mobile app idea to help your company improve customer engagement and support your marketing campaigns. However, you can't get started when you have problems calculating a budget for the development proposal. Mobile app development expenses vary considerably, with Clutch.io discovering

SEC Investment Company Reporting Modernization Foundational Work

Perficient - Digital Transformation

In a new guide , we discuss the background of the SEC’s Investment Company Reporting Modernization Rules and the potential effects on individual financial institutions. The snippet below talks about the foundational work companies should have already completed. Expose Required Data: Conduct development to expose data not currently accessible to clients or available in internal systems, perform aggregation, and custom calculations. Business case and roadmap development.

Juniper product development chief resigns, company resets engineering makeup

Network World

Juniper is reshaping some of its top executive roles as Jonathan Davidson, executive VP and general manager of the firm’s Development and Innovation group resigned from the company. Davidson, a former Cisco executive in charge products such as the Cisco 7200 and Enterprise ASR 1000 product management team joined Juniper in 2010 to lead the company’s Security, Switching and Solutions Business Unit.

SEC Investment Company Reporting Modernization Program Challenges

Perficient - Digital Transformation

In a new guide, we discuss the background of the SEC’s Investment Company Reporting Modernization Rules and the potential effects on individual financial institutions. The snippet below talks about the challenges you can expect when developing a response program. Expect challenges in various areas: Data Availability: All required data elements may not be available internally. You may need to extend or revamp existing data collection processes.

Product Development Must Evolve for the Internet of Things

Forrester IT

But creation of these products is a major challenge for traditional product companies. The process of building connected products is complex, requiring new software development skill sets, accelerated product release cadences, and innovative software tools and proccesses that meet the needs of IoT product organizations. Adapt agile development and planning processes to physical product development.

How to Keep Your Company’s Information Organized

CTOvision

The larger that your company grows, the more vital that it is for all the information your company processes to be properly organized at all times. Accurate information organization puts your company in the best position to develop fully customized white label […]. Information organization quality is directly correlated with just how actionable the information is.