Artificial Intelligence Breakthroughs Lead to Unprecedented M&A Growth, Reveals Hampleton Partners’ Report Real Wire Wed, 05/15/2019 - 05:18

London, UK – 15 May 2019. Hampleton Partners’ latest analysis of the Artificial Intelligence M&A market reveals that over 150 deals were disclosed in 2018, up from 105 deals in 2017. The first half of 2019 is also showing impressive AI-related M&A momentum, with 65 deals already recorded and a total of near 100 deals forecast for the half-year only. In terms of market value, AI is forecast to grow from $21.46 billion in 2018 to $190 billion by 2025 – in other words, to grow nine-fold over the next seven-year period[1].

Heiko Garrelfs, sector principal, Hampleton Partners, said:

Global Survey Shows App Dev Industry Ready for Massive Disruption Real Wire Tue, 05/14/2019 - 09:01

LONDON – 14th May - OutSystems has published its sixth annual research report on the state of application development and the challenges faced by development and delivery teams. The State of Application Development, 2019: Is IT Ready for Disruption? unveils detailed survey results from over 3,300 IT professionals in all industries across the world.

Confirmit Announces 2019 ACE Award Winners Real Wire Tue, 05/14/2019 - 05:53

New York, NY – 14 May 2019 – Confirmit, the leading global solutions provider for Customer Experience, Voice of the Employee, and Market Research today announced the winners of the 2019 Confirmit ACE (Achievement in Customer Excellence) Awards. Established in 2005, the annual award program recognizes Confirmit clients who demonstrate proven excellence and innovation in their Customer Experience programs. This year’s programs focused specifically on how companies are using customer experience to develop insights that enable smarter decisions and better business outcomes.

What an ideal Reputation Management Software looks like Andrea Bell Tue, 05/07/2019 - 17:33

Reputation management is becoming more important now than ever before. The easy access to social media as a communication tool and vehicle to share opinions make it straightforward for customers to give their feedback.

90% of consumers agree that positive reviews influence their purchasing decision according to a survey by Marketing Land. While this is good news in one way, it is also bad in several ways. One negative review of your product or service can quickly tarnish your image as a business. 

How Complementary Colors Work in Web Design

There is an entire science behind colors and why they impact users the way they do. Designers understand some hues clash while others complement one another. Most designers are also skilled at putting a palette together that reflects the personality of the brand. Complementary colors, however, have several advantages that improve the overall impact of a design and draw users in.

Building a multi-brand ecosystem of communication apps interoperable, secure and auditable by design

25th April 2019 - On 24th April 2019, Secure Chorus, at the invitation of the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), held an expert workshop at CYBERUK 2019 called “Building a multi-brand ecosystem of communication apps that are interoperable, secure and auditable by design”. Secure Chorus is a not-for-profit membership organisation in the field of information security. 

Survey: Medical Device Industry Reveals 75% Satisfaction With Hybrid Development Method, Lowered Confidence in Compliance Real Wire Tue, 04/23/2019 - 08:38

MINNEAPOLIS, MN, April 23, 2019 — Perforce Software, a provider of solutions to enterprise teams requiring productivity, visibility, security, and scale along the development lifecycle, released the results of a global survey of medical device professionals today. Key findings suggest ongoing struggles with manual development, a trend-bucking shift toward hybrid development methodologies, and decreased confidence in audit compliance.

For teams that changed development methodologies in the past year, nearly 40% of them adopted a hybrid Agile methodology — moving away from Scrum (pure Agile method) and Stage-Gate, a proprietary Waterfall method.

How to Celebrate Your Company's Milestones Lexie Lu Thu, 04/18/2019 - 08:23

You've worked hard to make your company the success it is today. Those little and big milestones are worth celebrating. However, knowing you've hit a milestone, and coming up with unique ways of marking the occasion, are two different things.

According to the U.S. government, about 50 percent of businesses fail by year five and 70 percent by year 10. Even making it through your first year is something to celebrate. Some of the milestones you should revel in are the number of years in business, meeting big goals, awards and accolades. Use any excuse to have a party.