The sorry state of affairs of software components

Synopsys has released its report, “The State of Software Composition 2017,” which analyses real-world data to investigate the security of the software supply chain ­ one of the most significant challenges the software industry faces today. The report summarises the analysis of 128,782 software applications, which identified 16,868 unique versions of open source and commercial software components containing almost 10,000 unique security vulnerabilities.






80 percent of CIOs planning Big Data projects in 2017

Talend has released the findings of a survey of 169 IT decision makers, indicating big data, analytics and governance top the list of priorities in 2017. The findings show real-time analytics, metadata management, and self-service data access make up nearly 70 percent of the projects IT leaders intend to execute in 2017, as they get their data in shape to pursue artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning in the future.









Mainframe challenges stifle innovation

Enterprises relying on the mainframe struggle to deliver application improvements at the speed of today’s digital business and run the risk of not meeting customer experience and product expectations, according to a new commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Compuware Corporation. Fortunately, enterprises can successfully address these challenges by applying proven DevOps best practices to their mainframe environments.





CA Technologies strengthens security portfolio

CA Technologies has introduced a new behavior analytics solution that integrates with CA Privileged Access Manager (PAM). Called CA Threat Analytics for PAM, the product features machine-learning capabilities for better threat detection and breach prevention associated with privileged users. CA also announced CA Identity Service, a new, turn-key identity-as-a-service solution, to address identity and access management (IAM) needs for both on-premises and cloud-based applications.





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