Software

New research: Legacy applications threaten digital transformation initiatives for IBM i shops

PETERBOROUGH, NH – July 09, 2019 – 67 per cent of survey participants admit to keeping legacy IT applications running simply because the historical data they hold is still useful according to new research. However 60 per cent believe retaining these systems can hold back digital transformation initiatives because they are difficult to integrate with more modern systems.

40 IBM i users completed the survey from SoftLanding® Systems, a division of UNICOM® Global, at the recent International i-Power 2019 IBM i conference in the UK.

New Research Shows Surge in Malicious Office Documents, Mac Malware and Web Application Exploits

25 June 2019 – WatchGuard® Technologies’ latest quarterly Internet Security Report shows a massive 62% increase in overall malware detections in Q1 2019 compared to the previous quarter. The report also found that cyber criminals are leveraging a wide array of varied attack techniques, including malicious Microsoft Office documents, Mac malware and web application exploits. These results illustrate that hackers are doubling down on well-known tactics like credential theft and ransomware by utilising fake Office documents and other attack vectors that require advanced defenses to combat a wider variety of threat vectors.

Global Survey Shows App Dev Industry Ready for Massive Disruption

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

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

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. 

Survey: Medical Device Industry Reveals 75% Satisfaction With Hybrid Development Method, Lowered Confidence in Compliance

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.

Mitek expands auto-capture user experience across all digital channels with the addition of desktop

San Diego, Calif. — April 9, 2019 — Mitek (NASDAQ: MITK, www.miteksystems.com), a global leader in mobile capture and digital identity verification software solutions, today announced it has upgraded its desktop browser experience to support auto-capture so customers can rapidly verify the identity of applicants across all digital channels: desktop browsers, mobile web and native applications.

Digital Government Survey: Increasing the Quality of Citizen User Experience Is App Developer’s Top Goal

LONDON — 2nd April 2019 — OutSystems, provider of the number one platform for low-code rapid application development, today announced the results of a new Digital Government Survey. The research, conducted in partnership with IDG, revealed that the top priority of application developers at state and local government agencies is improving the quality of the citizen experience (46 percent), followed by reducing the cost of service delivery (42 percent).

Other top priorities include improving data security (42 percent), providing better access to data and information (40 percent), and increasing the speed of service delivery (38 percent).

Brexit far more difficult to prepare for than Y2K, Eggplant survey reveals

London, UK, 26th March 2019: 81% of businesses are likely to review or update existing business processes and software as a result of Brexit, a survey from Eggplant, the customer experience optimization specialist today revealed. The survey also found that 65% of organizations believe it is certain or very likely that Brexit will impact software systems and processes.

When it comes to an organization’s systems, 57% believe the impact of Brexit to be far more complex to prepare for than Y2K/the Millennium Bug, a problem in the coding of computerized systems that was projected to create havoc in computers and computer networks around the world at the beginning of the year 2000.

Land Grab for Technology and Talent Spurs Five-Year High Of $182 Billion for Enterprise Software M&A

London, UK – 11 March 2019. The latest M&A market reports from international technology mergers and acquisitions advisor, Hampleton Partners, on the Enterprise Software and IT & Business Services sectors show consistent growth in transaction volume, multiples and valuations, with Enterprise Software M&A disclosed deal value achieving a whopping $182.2 billion in 2018 – a five-year high.