Talk delivered by Paul Herzlich at the Micro Focus 2012 Developer Conference about the changing landscape for COBOL developers.
The perennially challenging processes for determining requirements, coding and testing.
CIC’s Principal Analyst Dr Cathy Mulligan and Bola Rotibi, Research Director discuss with Gail Wong, Product Manager, AT&T Internet of Things, the very real way that a Telecom operator such as AT&T can make good business from IoT with strong valued based partner interactions. In this podcast we hear about the foundations for a partnership model and strategy that can deliver meaningful engagement, opening the way for viable commercial returns for each participant in the partner chain. Of note are the capabilities on offer from existing connectivity investments in addition to the practical implementation requirements for edge communications. Spoiler Alert: the potential for sustaining the viability of Blockchain for key supply chains and networks is envisioned. Add to cart to download or play here. Scroll down to see other podcasts in the MWC19 series.
Mastering data and drawing insights and context is now recognised as a cornerstone capability for operating in the digital economy. Artificial Intelligence (AI), the umbrella term for a cohort of underpinning technologies such as Machine Learning (ML) serves as the means to extract and determine the insights that the data is pointing to and the mechanism by which to influence or directly impact an outcome. Navigating one’s way through the multitude of competing AI offerings requires a clear understanding of what is available and how it might serve your particular needs and resources. While many suppliers now make room for AI support, knowing their unique capability and strength especially as some features become commodity offerings, will allow you to align the right fit. With its focus on deep machine learning at its 2018 Amazon Web Services (AWS) Summit in London, AWS is speaking to organisations that want to realise transformative change through Artificial Intelligence. This reports looks at where a vendor like AWS is placing some of its emphasis with respect to its AI offerings.
There is no doubt that User Experience (UX) has become a critical concern for those that procure and develop software. BMC, a leading global IT vendor, began its UX journey almost 5 years ago. Its journey has lesson for all enterprises. This report specifically highlights a number of important considerations:
- Driving Business Value
- Driving Broader Business Modernisation
- UX for managing risks
- Design and development
- Industrialising UX for scale
- A path for enterprise to follow
- A UX checklist to guide others in their journey.
As a publicly traded company, Box has sought to bring its finances more in line with typical public companies, as opposed to capital intensive start-ups. This it is successfully doing without slowing its ability to grow both customers and capabilities. This report charts the evolution of Box’s business strategy and provides a profile and review of the Box platform in meeting the enterprise content needs of the digital workforce. Specifically, this report covers:
- CIC direction and analysis
- Evolution of Box’s business and a growing product portfolio targeting a broad audience base
- Proof points of Box as a true enterprise vendor
- The business and operational value of the Box platform services with an outline of its industry leading security credentials
- Building the modern organisational unit to drive application success
- Competitive position with end user scenarios
Organisations are looking to implement strategies and processes that allow them to successfully operate in the digital economy. They need guidance to understand how best to achieve their goals and what supporting practices will ensure the most effective and efficient approaches. While no two organisations are the same, learn how BP Castrol employs customer-centred outcomes, planning and enterprise architecture to support its investments in agile and DevOps.
Organisations are looking to implement strategies and processes that allow them to successfully operate in the digital economy. They need guidance to understand how best to achieve their goals and what supporting practices will ensure the most effective and efficient approaches. While no two organisations are the same, learn how Capgemini strategy for APIs, along with business and solution architecture help drive consistency and maintain integrity for digital operations.
CIC has attended MWC since 2014 and has seen it grow to wield influence in the direction of software development, delivery and lifecycle management across the broad software solution and communication landscape. In this podcast discussion, CIC’s Research Director, Bola Rotibi and Principal Analysts Cathy Mulligan and Clive Howard wrap up on CIC’s attendance at Mobile World Congress 2019 and offer Insights into the potential future for both the conference and the wider industry. Of particular note, are thoughts on the key challenges concerning the underpinning technologies, connectivity and the impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT), Blockchain and process strategies such as DevOps. Fast forward 3 to 5 years – find out what type of conference the CIC team think MWC will become. Add to cart to download or play here. Scroll down to see other podcasts in the MWC19 series.
In this CIC case study, you will learn how a 40+ year old leading furniture retailer in South Florida undertook a successful mobile transformation to improve its workforce’s productivity. Important points of focus:
- An overview of the transformational journey that City Furniture needed to undertake
- Discover four key insights underpinning City Furniture’s transformation execution
- Review the dynamics of a transformation in action
- Take away five essential lessons that can help guide other journeys
It is widely acknowledged that the cloud market in 2018 is growing. Many indices point to this, but one in particular is from the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, which held its annual European conference in Copenhagen in May. As is the practice, the Kubernetes Conference (KubeCon) was run alongside. It attracted more than 4,100 people from around Europe and marks a key watershed moment for cloud native applications that enterprise IT should take note of. In this article, we outline how three years on and acceleration in adoption is showing from all corners and what the coming of age for Cloud-native means for the market.
The Compuware Uniface business unit continues to demonstrate the success of a strategy that created an independent entity (for the most part) from the wider Compuware organization. The rewards have been strong growth in revenue and profit, and an increase in the Uniface customer audience. In this spotlight report we look to assess Compuware Uniface’s forthcoming releases of Uniface 9.6 and Uniface 10 and determine whether they can address the needs of its existing audience and satisfy the expectations of a more demanding market place. We also look to see whether a revitalized partnership initiative, along with a more dynamic customer engagement and support program, can provide the long term growth goals of the Uniface management team.
The primary success of DevOps has been in helping to break down the barriers between development and operations. In and of itself, this is a significant bonus. In reality though, DevOps is a collective term and home for several foundational changes and a broader set of characteristics that have helped this happen. This CIC report outlines what they are and offers insights into the trajectory for DevOps: NoOps or Product teams? While DevOps signifies a much welcomed need for change, CIC’s attendance at Jenkins World 2017 offers a perspective on its maturity. Readers will learn the potential of a broader role for DevOps within the rest of the organisation.
In this report, we identify the breadth and mix of the DevOps tooling support on z Systems and the opportunities available for balancing the support, for both open source and commercial enterprise tooling solutions. With so many options available, it is crucial that stakeholder roles strike the right balance to leverage z Systems to the full and ensure its continued value proposition in a hybrid landscape. The download consists of three papers for different audiences: the complete report, a version for business leaders and a version for technical leaders. This paper was authored on an independent basis by the analyst team at Creative Intellect Consulting, with sponsorship from IBM. The content is based on industry intelligence gathered and analysed by the authors and does not necessarily reflect the views of the sponsor.
Organisations are looking to implement strategies and processes that allow them to successfully operate in the digital economy. They need guidance to understand how best to achieve their goals and what supporting practices will ensure the most effective and efficient approaches. While no two organisations are the same, learn a European high-tech manufacturer’s data capital, consistency and new structures for collaboration and frictionless data exchange are vital for sustaining its position in the digital economy.
The use of cloud-based services and operations and wider support for cloud deployments is a growing reality. This is true even amongst those organisations committed to maintaining a level of support for non-cloud based workloads. Crucially, cloud underpins many of the technologies spearheading the digital economy. Across industries and markets, many also see it as a fundamental component for digital transformation. This report investigates the dynamics of the cloud market and profiles technologies that leverage cloud to enable new innovations and opportunities and improve business and operational output. Specifically, the report:
- Identifies the mix of workload scenarios that are being adopted in hybrid environments, that support cloud services and on-premises IT infrastructure
- Offers guide points and step directions for those who have already, or are looking to, invest in WebSphere Application Server technology, so that they are better equipped to start their use of cloud computing
- Highlights the new features within WebSphere V9
In this report from our Creative Shorts series on Application Lifecycle Management, we put forward an un-bureaucratic approach to QA and testing management that supports ALM and improves business insight into IT.
Organisations are looking to implement strategies and processes that allow them to successfully operate in the digital economy. They need guidance to understand how best to achieve their goals and what supporting practices will ensure the most effective and efficient approaches. While no two organisations are the same, learn how Harman International employs change management and skilled software delivery to reduce the risk of innovation.
In this spotlight report we look at HP’s Service Virtualization and Network Virtualization capabilities and offerings. In particular, we examine what it means to developers, test and quality assurance teams, and why the next generation of business applications requires a new approach to development and testing that allows not just corporate systems to be simulated, but also the network conditions and third-party services. This real-world testing is the key to ensuring not just faster time to market, but also stable systems, delivered to production with confidence.