How to automate your app dev process—and improve code quality

As your business grows, it’s increasingly important to understand how to scale engineering processes and methodologies. The amount of time spent on setup, deployment and manually testing code is often ignored by technology teams and managers. Manual server configuration and code quality tests are not only error prone, but they ultimately result wasted time and money.   3 steps to automate...

How big data analytics help hotels gain customers’ loyalty

To attract visitors and to encourage guests to return, hotels have come up with many unique amenities over the years. But until recently, many of these hotel amenities were determined by "gut feel" and manual surveys of customers in which guests were asked which free amenities they enjoyed most. Now, thanks to analytics, the task of determining the right...

‘People Analytics’ Can Save You From Costly H.R. Mistakes

"Data tells a compelling story -- way more compelling than whatever I can articulate," Maia Josebachvili, vice president of strategy, marketing and people at the recruitment software company, Greenhouse, told me. Josebachvilli is like so many others today who are striving to make their workplaces better. And, in that context, she described to me how her team members noticed immediately...

GTX Teams Up with Ideal Prediction, Strengthening Execution Analytics

GTX, the institutional foreign exchange (FX) arm of GAIN Capital Holdings (NYSE:GCAP), has teamed up with Ideal Prediction, helping enable a fortified offering of Transaction Cost Analysis (TCA) and advanced execution analytics capabilities for clients, according to a GTX statement. Ideal Prediction is an independent trading analytics and data science company – the union with GTX will look to expand...

Data analytics firm Ugam going global

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Data analytics major Ugam is eyeing new geographies such as Australia and Japan to expand its presence. Its co-founder and Chief Executive Sunil Mirani said that the official launch of Ugam at Melbourne in Australia is slated for March. “We intend to enter Japan as well,” he added. Mirani was in the city at the Big Data workshop hosted by Ugam...

Cruise Automation Is Testing a Ride-Hailing App for Self-Driving Cars

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"Another day, another self-driving video from Cruise Automation," Cruise co-founder and CEO Kyler Vogt tweeted on Wednesday, as the company released its second video demonstrating the autonomous vehicle technology it's developing for ride-hailing applications. Technology, apparently, it has been testing in San Francisco for the past few months. The latest video begins with a scheduled passenger pickup in the Potrero...

Internet of Things + Analytics = Opportunities

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The Internet of Things, or IoT, is clearly the most exciting invention since the Internet itself. Kevin Ashton coined the term IoT, 17 years ago, to describe the network connecting objects in the physical world to the Internet. Fast forward to the present day, IoT is about pervasive connectivity. This means everything and anything is connected to the Internet...

Salesforce acquires Sequence to build out its UX design services

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Salesforce has made another acquisition that underscores how the CRM and cloud software giant is looking to sell more services to its customers that complement the software they are already buying. It has acquired Sequence, a user experience design agency based out of San Francisco and New York that works with brands  like Best Buy, Peets, Apple, Google and many more. The news was announuietly...

Top 10 Ways To Achieve Agile Security

Achieving agile security in the cloud is a challenge many companies are beginning to face as they deploy cloud environments. To create a security mindset among developers while providing security tools that matched the pace of development, businesses are using new technologies, best practices and a DevSecOps approach to accelerate innovation while maintaining security. These tactics allow developers to...

IBM’s Biggest-Ever Blockchain Trade Finance Trial Could Go Global

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Two government agencies funded IBM's latest block chain implementation, the largest ever in terms of parties involved and arguably one of the more impressive in the sophistication of the offering. With support from both Dubai Customs and Dubai Trade, IBM has so far courted a telecommunications service provider, a letter of credit issuing bank, a responding bank, a freight company and...