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.




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.






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