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.



CA Technologies to acquire Veracode

CA Technologies has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Veracode, a leader in securing web, mobile and third-party applications across the software development lifecycle, for approximately $614 million in cash. The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of fiscal year 2018, and is subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approvals.







Compuware 'de-legacies' COBOL code

The world’s largest enterprises run their business on COBOL - but can't nimbly update that code in response to changing business needs due to quality concerns, antiquated processes, and loss of application expertise. Compuware is addressing this critical issue with the first fully automated mainframe unit testing that empowers in-house, outsourced, expert and novice developers alike to immediately validate code changes.





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.







Cloud app adoption brings competitive advantage

Frost & Sullivan research commissioned by NetSuite has revealed that a majority of European businesses surveyed that have adopted cloud-based applications for at least one core business area such as accounting, customer relationship management (CRM) or ERP have a huge competitive advantage over their peers. The Frost & Sullivan study of more than 600 senior IT decision makers from a cross section of industries throughout Europe also found that these businesses can more easily and efficiently take their businesses global to fuel business growth.








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