Software Development

Why mastering the Mainframe is more popular than ever

By |2018-03-21T15:58:46+00:0016 March 2018|Analysis, Education, Mainframe, Software Development|

IBM first launched its Master the Mainframe competition back in 2005. Since then it has rebranded its mainframe division, launched several new models, slashed the price and seen a significant increase in customer purchases. Despite many seeing the mainframe as a legacy form of computing, IBM has managed to reinvent it again and again. Its [...]

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The end is nigh for Flash but what can we learn from its life and death?

By |2017-07-29T16:37:49+00:0029 July 2017|Analysis, Software Development|

Adobe has announced that it will end support for Flash on 31 December 2020. While this announcement may have been inevitable, it is worth taking a moment to mourn the passing of a technology that was integral to the growth of the World Wide Web. However Flash may have come to be viewed, there was [...]

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How to App Dev in the age of Digital Transformation: New challenges, new thinking

By |2017-04-21T13:22:44+00:0011 April 2017|Analysis, Software Development|

Look around you and ask yourself this: How far away am I from a software application? Software is everywhere and we live in an age that is increasingly enabled by software. Some might even go as far to say driven by software. Whether at work or play, we’re actively or passively using software. According to [...]

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Why two heads are better than one for IBM and Salesforce in AI

By |2017-03-09T13:23:11+00:009 March 2017|Analysis, Analytics, Partner Ecosystems, Software Development|

On Monday 6th March 2017, IBM and Salesforce announced they will form a strategic partnership centred on their Artificial Intelligent (AI) and cognitive computing products: IBM Watson and Salesforce Einstein. While many of the details around the integration are unclear this is neither a one sided, nor a Marketing announcement.  A strategic relationship for strategic [...]

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Microsoft Build 2016: The cognitive war begins

By |2016-04-04T13:38:11+00:004 April 2016|Analysis, Cloud, Software Development|

We are entering a time of "cognitive computing" – the start of what some call the 3rd era that will include Artificial Intelligence (AI). Cognitive has been brought to the public conscious by IBM and its IBM Watson program. From winning the game show Jeopardy on US TV to advising Oncologists with patient treatment plans [...]

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More than a question of support: Opportunities for London Tech start-ups through IBM’s Digital City Network

By |2016-10-17T10:52:15+00:009 July 2015|Analysis, Developers, Tech Start-ups|

On any list measuring cities by economic, cultural or intellectual dynamism, London is frequently at the top. In many cases it vies for pole position with New York City demonstrating that no matter the measurement criteria both cities are recognisably thriving global centres. The challenge for any capital city like London is in bringing together [...]

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What’s compelling about ARM and IBM’s IoT partnership?

By |2016-10-17T10:52:18+00:006 March 2015|Analysis, Internet of Things, Software Development|

In 2014 IBM launched its Internet of Things (IoT) Foundation, a cloud based service within its Platform as a Service (PaaS) offering Bluemix. The aim was to attract developers to IoT by making it easy to utilise the cloud as a platform for building applications based on data coming from devices (things). Of course for [...]

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Development productivity in an era of rapid technology change

By |2016-10-17T10:52:18+00:0010 February 2015|Analysis, Software Development|

A major challenge for software development teams over the last decade has been the pace of technology change.  And this shows no sign of easing off as we begin to witness a move beyond mobile – at least from a market messaging viewpoint – into the world of Internet of Things. Businesses now expect applications [...]

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Three characteristics for supporting the Developer Community for the future

By |2016-10-17T10:52:20+00:0030 January 2015|Software Development|

The world of software development is diversifying in terms of people, skills, tools and technologies. The recent rapid growth in technology offerings presents innumerable possibilities and opportunities for individuals and organisations. At the same time it throws up challenges which all will need to be address. In a recent Creative Intellect podcast Research Director Bola [...]

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Using HP lifecycle virtualizations to reduce test costs and production risks

By |2016-10-17T10:52:20+00:0026 January 2015|Delivery and Lifecycle Management, Software Development, Software Quality, Software Testing|

No matter how big a customer you are, when a vendor wants to sell you a product at $239,000 a pop, you have to ask yourself serious questions whether it can save you money or give you some competitive edge. Reading Ian Murphy’s Spotlight Review of HP's Service and Network Virtualization instantly set me off [...]

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