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December 07, 2017
Salesforce faces heavy competition for SMBs among more nimble, agile, less expensive boutique CRM vendors. Yet, the largest CRM platform woos SMBs like it does bigger fish.
December 04, 2017
The jury may currently be quite firmly “out” on whether software application developers are attracted to so-called low-code platforms. Does a software engineer have to think of themselves as coming ...
November 06, 2017
In our series on cloud native computing, TheServerSide spoke with a number of experts in the field, including a number of members of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. The following is the ...
October 12, 2017
Tiny is trending, whether it comes to houses or mobile app development. Many organizations are trying customizable, single-purpose micro apps on for size.
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An expert looks at tools and techniques, like containers, microservices and ChatOps, that can help enable digital transformation by overcoming roadblocks that make the move challenging. Continue Reading
Java DevOps tooling is the key to speeding up continuous delivery adoption. This guide covers why and how to consider DevOps tools for business efficiency. Continue Reading
Learn why no-code/low-code development platforms with drag-and-drop capabilities should be a welcome alternative for developers and simplified method for non-developers. Continue Reading
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With careful planning, MBaaS can help improve development efforts toward a good, productivity-enhancing workplace. Expert Tom Nolle explains how. Continue Reading
Before making a decision about IaaS vs. PaaS for development, organizations should know the major differences. Here we examine the differences between the two. Continue Reading
Vendors such as IBM are launching financial application development platforms in hopes of attracting fintech companies and independent software vendors. Continue Reading
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When a Dutch energy grid provider needed to develop new business apps on top of SAP ERP, it turned to the Mendix RAD platform to foster collaboration between IT and business users. Continue Reading
No-code platforms have a place in app development, but knowing how and when to use them is key. An expert looks at features that make them a good choice for many app dev projects. Continue Reading
Infrastructure as code provides the flexibility that DevOps strives for -- admins can automate everything from the ground up. This tutorial walks through automated testing of infrastructure code. Continue Reading
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Low-code platforms make it easier for anyone to create apps, but did you know they can be used to stop the spread of app sprawl as well? Successful companies share their secrets. Continue Reading
The Monsanto Company, the world's largest seed company, has turned to the Internet of Things to solve one of the food industry's biggest problems: how to feed an extra 2.3 billion people around the world by 2050. The agrochemical company isn't alone in looking at IoT to solve big problems. CIOs from across industries are researching the technology and vendors that can help them turn an acronym into a business solution. But as our CIO Decisions cover story and main feature this month make clear, IoT initiatives won't happen without close collaboration with business colleagues and operations. Read about the IoT challenges CIOs need to understand before they get started on an enterprise IoT project.
Also in this issue, we look at how free app Duolingo teaches users foreign languages through crowdsourcing; investigate how one CIO's team made the "big switch" from technology supplier to IT service provider; ask an expert about the technologies behind digital transformation; and flag five big mistakes that put CIO careers at risk. Continue Reading
Devising a server patch management strategy for a virtual host can reduce VM downtime, service disruptions and the number of late nights you spend working in the IT department. Continue Reading