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How’s the 'software factory' going?

A software factory steadily humming along consistently and delivering quality output is the holy grail of software development. With trailblazing developments in artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML) and natural language...

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What is a business analyst? A key role for business-IT efficiency

Business analyst help guide businesses in improving processes, products, services and software through data analysis. These agile workers straddle the line between IT and the business to help bridge the gap and improve efficiency.

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R tip: How to create easy interactive scatter plots with taucharts

In this first episode of Do More with R, Sharon Machlis, director of Editorial Data & Analytics at IDG Communications, demonstrates how easy it is to use the R language to create an interactive scatter plot with multiple trendline...

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Should software developers have a code of ethics?

With great power comes great responsibility. As the details of the Facebook and Cambridge Analytica scandal reveal, the IT industry is still grappling with the question of how to deal with ethical dilemmas.

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Slack anchors digital transformation at 21st Century Fox

Jeff Dow says Slack has become the hub of collaboration for the entertainment giant. Here Dow describes how Slack migrated from IT to the remaining business units.

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What is low-code development? A Lego-like approach to building software

Drag-and-drop tools allow citizen developers to assemble applications without the need for manual programming. Here's how companies such as Shell Downstream, 7-Eleven and John Hancock are putting low-code development to work.

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16 tips for a smooth switch to agile project management

If your company is interested in making the switch to agile project management, here are some tips and strategies to help smooth the transition.

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Shell Downstream leans on low-code tools to drive app dev efficiency

Adopting cloud platforms has allowed the energy company to reduce its reliance on manual coding, accelerating time-to-market for applications, according to Shell Downstream CIO Craig Walker.

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What is CMMI? A model for optimizing development processes

The Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) helps organizations streamline process improvement, encouraging a productive, efficient culture that decreases risks in software, product and service development.

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How the agile methodology really works

Everyone seems to be talking about agile software development, but many organizations don't have a firm grasp on how the process works. Watch this 5-minute video to get up to speed fast.

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Walmart CIO repackages IT service as a product

The pace of technical change requires a different IT management approach, says Clay Johnson, CIO of Walmart Stores. Welcome to the age of managing IT as a product.

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What’s so transformational about agile?

Companies need to survive and thrive in the face of rapid competition. Technologists need to challenge themselves to develop new skills. Agile leads us to do both.

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ITIL and agile are not always the best of friends, but they sure are not enemies

Agile sounds quite opposite to the strict ITIL processes, they can work together pretty well in IT service management.

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Tech Talk: Lessons from Mobile World Congress, and what’s next for developers

For developers, are these the best of times or the worst of times? Given how fast technology (and needed skills) change, it's an open question. Our tech trio weighs in – and talks about what we learned from this year's Mobile World...

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What those developers really mean

Developers speak a language unto themselves. Here’s how to cut through their half-truths and sneaky barbs to know what’s really wrong with your code, timelines, expectations and management style.

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Mingis on Tech: Apple's latest iOS healthcare push

When iOS 11.3 arrives, it will allow a limited number of users to more easily access and share healthcare data – part of Apple's ongoing push to connect patients and doctors. Here's what that means and why Apple might actually succeed....

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Oracle pitches autonomous capabilities for its entire cloud platform

Oracle is raising its bid to attract enterprises moving to the cloud by extending AI-based automation throughout its PaaS (platform as a service) offerings, claiming that the new automated services will cut costs and reduce...

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15 risk areas for software development outsourcing

Watch for warning signs when your company is looking to successfully implement software outsourcing.

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