Two further Product Evaluations are now available in the growing series of companions to the Practitioner perspective of tools for Hybrid Mobile App Development. The two latest are Appcelerator and IBM Worklight. All the reports are available in the CIC Web Store.
Three major new reports from Creative’s Guidance on Mobile App Dev series
The push for mobile apps remains unstoppable and we’re well beyond the first wave. Now the quest is on to bring the whole mobile development effort under control. Optimising the processes, automation, integration and skills leveraging are among the current challenges the industry is facing.
CIC is pleased to release three more insightful and informative practitioner-oriented reports on the latest in mobile application development approaches and tools.
- In LoB Mobile App Dev IBM, we propose a strategy for developing mobile Line of Business (LoB) applications and examine IBM’s Mobile portfolio for supporting enterprise requirements.
- Practitioner perspective of tools for Hybrid Mobile App Development is a companion to the evaluations of PhoneGap Build, Telerik Icenium, Intel XDK, Appcelerator and IBM Worklight, which are some of the key tools for hybrid mobile app development.
- We begin our evaluations of that set of tools with a profile of Telerik Icenium.
All are available from the CIC Web Store.
Trends that will impact your business: IASA UK Application Defined Networks Summit 2013
CIC is sponsoring, along with Cisco Systems, a free one day Architect Summit focused on the subject of Application Driven Networks (ADN). The IASA Application Defined Networking (ADN) Summit 2013 takes place on 4th October in London. The event will look to understand:
- Which applications will be best suited to having greater control of the networks.
- What is the role of the business in expressing applications and application performance when the network is the fabric.
- How one moves applications and workloads around the network fabric to deal with demands, outages and changing business usage patterns.
- The architecture of network centric applications.
- What the requirements are that make up the topology of the business resources needed to administer the network from an application centric perspective.
- Who then owns and manages the network as an operating system.
Current exciting speaker line-up includes:
- Rupert Brown, Executive Director, IB CTO Lead Architect, UBS
- John Whiteway, Solutions Architect, Astra Zeneca PLC
- Jacoby Thwaites, CTO Sparkle.com
- Sam Mitchell, Senior Solution Architect, CohesiveFT
- Julian Lee, CEO Erudine
For more information and to register visit the Summit website at www.iasauk-adn.org.
New must-read content
Also just published, an insightful, detailed look by Ian Murphy at departing Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer’s career in Life for Microsoft without Steve.
All these excellent reports are available from the CIC Web Store.
Continuous Delivery Webinar for SAP Ops Teams
Bola Rotibi and Ian Murphy join Rick Porter from Revelation Software Concepts on two dates soon for a webinar call Continuous Delivery and Workflow Orchestration Strategies for SAP IT Operations Teams. The webinar will provide SAP IT Managers and Operations Team with a detailed view of how important flexibility and agile practices are to SAP release management and in running SAP like a factory. CIC will present recent research on what factors contribute to and detract from workable Continuous Delivery. Join Bola and Rick for a presentation in EMEA business hours on 4th September at 11:00 CET. Ian will present with Rick on a USA-timed presentation on 1st of October at 2:00pm EDT.
Development tools widen the strategic options for modernisation
Micro Focus has just published a CIC Commentary examining how the advanced capabilities of the Micro Focus Enterprise Product Set underpin modernisation strategies for the zEnterprise that were difficult or impossible until fairly recently. The report describes a set of strategies for integrating legacy applications quickly into a truly modernised environment, laying the foundations for adding state-of-the-art capabilities based on business priorities, virtually unhindered by legacy technical constraints. It is aimed at development managers, senior developers and application architects in IT organisations with large, complicated legacy application portfolios deployed on IBM mainframes and who are under inexorable pressure to modernise.
Salesforce.com issues a lucrative challenge
In her latest blog, Jessica Figueras looks beyond the gimmick of a Dragon’s Den-style startup competition, The Innovation Challenge, at the benefits to Salesforce.com, the entrepreneurial possibilities for its European ecosystem and the realistic roles of the VC’s.
IBM PureSystems one year on
As IBM PureSystems passes its first birthday, Ian Murphy takes a good look at what IBM is delivering and the promise of what is to come. His insightful report is available in the CIC Web Store.
Adobe, UX, design and development
It seems we notice the blurring of the lines between design – in the visual sense – and development in lots of our current research.
As a sort of keynote to the theme, we have just published a podcast interview with Arno Gourdol, Adobe’s senior director leading the web platform and authoring team at the company, about the opportunities and challenges in this area. The podcast is available to download or listen to, and there is also a companion report to purchase.
Sticking with Adobe, a prime agent of design/development overlap, Ian Murphy considers the reaction to Adobe’s announcement that Creative Suite is dead as a boxed product.
We’re also happy to welcome our first Practitioner Insight report from Clive Howard discussing the importance of User eXperience (UX) as the critical success factor in implementing an Enterprise Mobility strategy. This report is available as a free download from the CIC Web Store.
DevOps might tune Orchestrated IT
In a new blog, Ian Murphy reminds us that Orchestrated IT, a concept that’s been around a bit longer than DevOps, has not lived up to its promise. He thinks that DevOps may well act as the catalyst and framework for many vendors to sort out their orchestration.
Enterprise DevOps realities and a path towards Continuous Delivery
CIC has just published Continuous Delivery Realization. This Guide offers directions for improving the collaboration between IT development and operations teams, and a path towards Continuous Delivery. Continuous Delivery is synonymous with an ability to increase software release rates. It provides IT organizations with the capacity and flexibility for reacting to the changing demands of their business clients.
The Guide is available as a free download from the CIC Web Store.
In a separate but related report, we profile the support delivered to improving Enterprise development and operations relations (DevOps) by Serena Software’s Release Management and Automation portfolio (also available from the CIC Web Store).
Patterns and working practices for cross discipline Agile implementation
IBM has just published CIC’s report, Agile Deployment for Embedded Software & Complex Systems. This Guide presents directions for Agile deployment strategies in the delivery of embedded software products and complex systems. It does so based on analysis and insights from an in-depth qualitative study of Agile implementations within organizations delivering embedded software products and complex and safety critical systems. The Guide provides an analysis of the maturity of Agile implementation within the providers of embedded software products and complex and safety critical systems, highlights some of the detailed findings from the organizations interviewed that give insight into the prevailing trends, tools in use, experiences gained and common practices in play.
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