1. Articles in category: Application Management

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    1. Test Automation Market: Opportunities for Proliferation of Test Automation in North America are Spiraling

      Test Automation Market: Opportunities for Proliferation of Test Automation in North America are Spiraling Press release from: TMR In the last couple of years, test automation has emerged as one of the most widely–adopted strategies across IT companies worldwide. It has proven quite helpful in software development and in optimizing testing processes.

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    2. A More Flexible Approach to App Containerization

      Mobile management has undergone a significant evolution from the era of strict enterprise-owned devices to the world of BYOD and beyond. The transition hasn’t always been smooth for enterprise IT, but the bright side is that organizations now have significantly better options for both empowering the user base with mobile access while maintaining high levels of security needed to protect sensitive data. The most significant advancement may be the introduction of flexible approaches to containerization. Containers are used to create an authenticated and encrypted area of an employee's device that separates sensitive corporate information from the owner's ...

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    3. Microsoft’s Project Springfield helps developers find and squash bugs

      Microsoft today announced a first preview of Project Springfield at its Ignite conference in Atlanta. The cloud-based tool aims to help developers find bugs in their applications by combining fuzz testing, an automated way of testing code by throwing semi-random input at it, with artificial intelligence tools that allow the tool to ask smarter what-if questions when it looks at potential security issues.

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    4. How to do software rationalization right

      From a high-level perspective IT budgets have two parts: maintenance and strategic initiatives. Maintenance tends to grow at the expense of strategic initiatives and, left unchecked, ultimately stifles innovation. In mid to large IT organizations, this has resulted in the emergence of Application Portfolio Management or APM. APM is a disciplined approach to aligning enterprise applications to maximize business value while minimizing lifecycle ownership costs.

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    5. Google Dreams of a World After Apps but It’s a Nightmare for Rivals

      "In an app world, Google is nothing."

      With one search algorithm tweak this week, Google rekindled deep-seated fears that it is doing its damnedest to nuke apps. Maybe. Google earns more money when people are on the mobile Web, not in apps. Publicly, the company has voiced support for solving the nagging problems of apps, discovery and dormancy. Internally, however, chatter is less about crippling apps than imagining a world beyond them.

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    6. Reinventing outsourcing through agile principles

      Organisations are starting to use agile principles to reinvent the outsourcing selection process, with some excellent results. The Agile Manifesto, originally designed for software development, encourages collaborative, cross-disciplinary teams to move rapidly, prioritise working services over exhaustive documentation, and maintain flexibility to change. By adopting these principles, companies have an opportunity to extract much-needed value from an otherwise costly and time-consuming endeavour

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    7. Want Faster Deployments? Shift Left.

      The challenge CIOs face is keeping up with exponentially increasing demands and the business expectation to deliver solutions fast, at a lower cost and with higher quality. You’re already doing all you can, right? What more can you do? Try “Shift Left.”  It’s the practice of focusing on quality from day one of a project in order to identify and fix defects as they arise. Adopting a Shift Left approach is also the key to delivering systems and applications 25% faster, with higher customer satisfaction, lower labor costs, greater quality and higher production availability.

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    8. Data security, the achilles heel of DevOps

      Survey finds speed and quality in software delivery are the name of the game in DevOps. But does data get put at risk? There has been overwhelming momentum to the practice of DevOps in recent years, and for good reason.  However, it takes data to test and ensure that everything is running properly, and all too often that data comes out of live production systems. Once data leaves the data center, there's less assurance that it is being managed in a secure way. 

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    9. IDC cuts forecast for mobile management software sales

      It still sees $2.9 billion in sales in 2019 Sales of mobile management software will grow at a slower pace over the next few years but will still top $2.9 billion in 2019, according to IDC’s latest forecast. The projected annual sales growth by multiple enterprise mobility management software (EMM) vendors globally will slide from last year's 27% growth rate to a projected annual increase of less than 10% in 2019, IDC said in this month's forecast.

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    10. Citibank Is Working On Its Own Digital Currency, Citicoin

      Citibank Is Working On Its Own Digital Currency, Citicoin

      In a move that should be of no surprise to anyone familiar with the space, Citibank has admitted to running a test platform for digital currencies and is pondering its own solution, CitiCoin. According to the International Business Times, Citigroup has built its own digital currency based on bitcoin and the blockchain. This, in itself, isn’t very difficult – anyone can create a cryptocurrency in a few seconds with a bit of programming knowledge. But the fact that Citibank, at least in its R&D arm, is looking into the technology is promising.

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    11. When it comes to mobile apps, IT is ‘slow, poor and weak’

      When it comes to mobile apps, IT is ‘slow, poor and weak’

      When 80 percent of employees say mobile technology is critical for getting their job done, but the same number say they haven’t asked their IT department for the apps they need because they don't think they'd get what they need, that’s a sure sign of trouble. It’s a sure bet that those employees are downloading apps from public app stores that you may or may not be happy with them using.

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