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EDM CAE Forum 2017 Daimler

Intland Blog - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 09:55
Date: 19-20 July 2017 Location: ICS der Landesmesse Stuttgart Intland Software’s booth number: C7.2 With over 200 exhibition themes, 120 lectures and workshops as well as 8,000 participants, EDM CAE Forum (Engineering Data Management and Computer Aided Engineering Forum 2015) back in 2015 was a new milestone. The upcoming event in July this year welcomes…
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Forum Safety & Security 2017

Intland Blog - Tue, 07/04/2017 - 09:51
Date: 5-6 July 2017 Location: H4 Hotel Munich Messe, Munich, Germany Intland Software’s booth number: TBA This year’s Forum Safety & Security event (held in Munich between 4-6 Jul 2017) kicks off with a keynote titled ‘Security in the Age of Industry 4.0 and IoT’, aptly describing just how much of a challenge the safety…
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Oracle Named a Leader in the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Access Management, Worldwide

Oracle Database News - 3 hours 16 min ago
Press Release Oracle Named a Leader in the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Access Management, Worldwide Oracle positioned as a leader based on completeness of vision and ability to execute

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Jun 26, 2017

Oracle today announced that it has been named a leader in Gartner’s inaugural “Magic Quadrant for Access Management, Worldwide 2017” report[1]. Oracle believes its leadership position for Oracle Access Management further highlights the exceptional service enhancements introduced by Oracle Identity Cloud Service so far this year.

“We believe this recognition is a credit to Oracle’s commitment to build a comprehensive portfolio of PaaS security solutions, an integral piece of Oracle Cloud Platform,” said Peter Barker, senior vice president, Identity and Security at Oracle. “Our goal has been to deliver a suite of security solutions that customers can adapt and scale to help secure their digital business transformation. Oracle Identity Cloud Service is a core part of Oracle’s Identity-based Security Operations Center (SOC) framework that provides customers with an adaptive, machine learning-based security architecture.”

For this report, Gartner evaluated vendors with regard to their ability to provide a general set of access management (AM) functionalities across multiple use cases, and in multiple geographies and industries, and to do so by providing solid value for money as perceived by their customers. According to the report, “Leaders in the AM market generally have significant customer bases. They provide feature sets that are appropriate for current customer use-case needs. Leaders also show evidence of strong vision and execution for anticipated requirements related to technology, methodology or means of delivery; and they show evidence of how AM plays a role in a collection of related or adjacent product offerings. Leaders typically demonstrate solid customer satisfaction with overall AM capabilities, the sales process and/or related service and support.”

According to Gartner, "AM applies to technologies that use access control engines to provide centralized authentication, single sign-on (SSO), session management and authorization enforcement for target applications in multiple use cases. Access managers have evolved from early ‘web access managers.’ Target applications may have traditional web application architectures using web browsers and web application servers, and these applications may run on customers' premises or in the cloud.”

Download Gartner’s 2017 “Magic Quadrant for Access Management, Worldwide” here.

Oracle Access Management and Oracle Identity Cloud Service are part of the broader Oracle Identity Management platform.  Oracle was also recognized as a leader in Gartner’s February 2017 “Magic Quadrant for Identity Governance and Administration” for the fourth consecutive year. Oracle’s Access Management solutions are designed to help businesses secure hybrid, on-premises and cloud application deployments, while preserving a seamless user experience, centralized administration, and market-leading performance and scalability. Oracle Identity Cloud Service, which is Oracle’s next generation comprehensive identity platform, is cloud-native and designed to be an integral part of the Oracle Identity SOC that also includes Oracle Security Monitoring and Analytics Cloud Service, Oracle CASB Cloud Service and Oracle Configuration and Compliance Cloud Service.

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

[1] Gartner, “2017 Magic Quadrant for Access Management, Worldwide,” by Gregg Kreizman, Anmol Singh, June 7, 2017

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Oracle Named a Leader in the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Mobile App Development Platforms

Oracle Database News - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 16:00
Press Release Oracle Named a Leader in the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Mobile App Development Platforms Oracle positioned as a leader based on ability to execute and completeness of vision

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Jun 23, 2017

Oracle today announced that it has been named a leader in Gartner’s 2017 “Magic Quadrant for Mobile Application Development Platforms” report[1]. This recognition is another milestone in the tremendous momentum and growth of Oracle Mobile Cloud Service, part of Oracle Cloud Platform, this year.

“We believe this recognition is another acknowledgement of Oracle’s strong market momentum in the mobile and larger PaaS market, driven by the successful adoption of Oracle Cloud Platform offerings by thousands of customers,” said Amit Zavery, senior vice president, Oracle Cloud Platform. “By delivering a comprehensive offering with key differentiating capabilities, such as chatbot support, predictive analytics, and adaptive intelligence to make apps more contextual and smarter, Oracle has given customers a powerful option to meet their ever-evolving development needs.”

Gartner positions vendors within a particular quadrant based on their ability to execute and completeness of vision. According to Gartner, leaders must represent a strong combination of Ability to Execute and Completeness of Vision. In the MADP sector, this means that Leaders are not only good at cross-platform development, deployment and management across the full life cycle, but also have a good vision of the omnichannel and post-app requirements, support for multiple architectures and standards, a solid understanding of IT requirements, and scalable sales channels and partnerships. Leaders must provide platforms that are easy to purchase, program, deploy and upgrade, and which can connect to a range of systems of records and third-party cloud services.

Oracle was recognized as a market leader for more than doubling its customer count for Oracle Mobile Cloud Service. A cloud-based Mobile Application Development Platform (MADP), Oracle Mobile Cloud Service provides a no-code approach to app development. It has been deployed by many midsize and large enterprise customers who praised the product’s integration capabilities and cloud architecture. Oracle continues to expand its mobile cloud platform with chatbot support, expanded analytics, and high-productivity development tools.

Download Gartner’s 2017 “Magic Quadrant for Mobile Application Development Platforms” here.

Oracle Mobile Cloud Service is an open, standards-based platform built from the ground up for the cloud to help developers build better apps faster. Oracle Mobile Cloud Service was designed to help customers to engage with their customers and their employees across web, mobile, wearables, and the growing bot channel with conversational interfaces. Its persona-based approach provides the best tools for each persona involved in a mobile solution to provide a collaborative mobile-first and API-first solution.  It provides a rich set of mobile services that makes it very easy for mobile developers to add mobile context to their apps through services like push notifications, stateless offline sync, and location-based services that supports beacons and GPS. Additionally, Oracle Mobile Application Accelerator capabilities provide business-friendly tools with an easy drag and drop tool to build engaging mobile applications without writing any code. The depth and breadth of mobile analytics provide both developers and business owners with deep insights into mobile application performance, usage and adoption so they can personalize the engagement with their mobile users and increase adoption of their mobile applications. Oracle Mobile Cloud Service provides complete software development life cycle (SDLC) support for mobile app developers in the cloud as one integrated solution.

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

Additional Information

[1] Gartner, “2017 Magic Quadrant for Mobile Application Development Platforms,” Jason Wong | Van L. Baker | Adrian Leow | Marty Resnick, 12 June 2017

Contact Info Nicole Maloney
Oracle
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nicole.maloney@oracle.com Sarah Fraser
Oracle
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The Oracle Cloud delivers hundreds of SaaS applications and enterprise-class PaaS and IaaS services to customers in more than 195 countries and territories while processing 55 billion transactions a day. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), please visit us at oracle.com.

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Q4 FY17 GAAP EPS UP 15% TO $0.76 and NON-GAAP EPS UP 10% TO $0.89

Oracle Database News - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 21:00
Press Release Q4 FY17 GAAP EPS UP 15% TO $0.76 and NON-GAAP EPS UP 10% TO $0.89 Total Cloud Revenues Up 58% to $1.4 Billion, Total Revenue Up 3% to $10.9 Billion

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Jun 21, 2017

Oracle Corporation (NYSE: ORCL) today announced fiscal 2017 Q4 results and fiscal 2017 full year results. Comparing Q4 2017 to Q4 last year, SaaS (Software as a Service) cloud revenues were up 67% to $964 million, and non-GAAP SaaS revenues were up 75% to $1.0 billion. Cloud PaaS (Platform as a Service) plus IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) revenues were up 40% to $397 million, and non-GAAP PaaS plus IaaS revenues were up 42% to $403 million. Total cloud revenues were up 58% to $1.4 billion, and non-GAAP total cloud revenues were up 64% to $1.4 billion. Cloud plus on-premise software revenues were up 5% to $8.9 billion, and non-GAAP cloud and on-premise software revenues were up 6% to $8.9 billion. Total revenues were up 3% to $10.9 billion.

Operating Income was up 3% to $4.1 billion, and the operating margin was 37%. Non-GAAP Operating Income was up 5% to $5.0 billion, and the non-GAAP operating margin was 46%. Net Income was $3.2 billion, and non-GAAP Net Income was $3.8 billion. Earnings Per Share was $0.76, while non-GAAP Earnings Per Share was $0.89. Without the impact of the U.S. dollar strengthening compared to foreign currencies, Oracle’s reported GAAP Earnings Per Share would have been 2 cents higher, and non-GAAP Earnings Per Share would have been 1 cent higher.

Short-term deferred revenues were up 8% to $8.2 billion compared with a year ago. Operating cash flow on a trailing twelve-month basis was up 3% to $14.1 billion.

For fiscal 2017, Cloud SaaS revenues were up 61% to $3.2 billion compared to fiscal 2016. Non-GAAP SaaS revenues were up 68% to $3.4 billion. Cloud PaaS and IaaS revenues were up 60% to $1.4 billion for both GAAP and Non-GAAP. Total cloud revenues were up 60% to $4.6 billion. Non-GAAP cloud revenues were up 66% to $4.7 billion. Cloud and on-premise software revenues were up 4% to $30.2 billion. Non-GAAP cloud and on-premise software revenues were up 5% to $30.4 billion. Total Revenues were up 2% to $37.7 billion. Non-GAAP Total Revenues were up 2% to $37.9 billion.

Operating Income was $12.7 billion, and operating margin was 34%. Non-GAAP Operating Income was $16.2 billion and non-GAAP operating margin was 43%. Net Income was $9.3 billion while non-GAAP Net Income was $11.6 billion. Earnings Per Share was $2.21, while Non-GAAP Earnings Per Share was $2.74. Without the impact of the U.S. dollar strengthening compared to foreign currencies, Oracle’s reported GAAP Earnings Per Share would have been 4 cents higher and non-GAAP Earnings Per Share would have been 3 cents higher.

“Our fourth quarter results were very strong as revenue growth and earnings per share both substantially exceeded the high end of guidance,” said Oracle CEO, Safra Catz. “We continue to experience rapid adoption of the Oracle Cloud led by the 75% growth in our SaaS business in Q4. This cloud hyper-growth is expanding our operating margins, and we expect earnings per share growth to accelerate in fiscal 2018.”

“We sold $855 million of new annually recurring cloud revenue (ARR) in Q4, putting us over our $2 billion ARR bookings goal for fiscal year 2017,” said Oracle CEO, Mark Hurd. “We also delivered over $1 billion in quarterly SaaS revenue for the first time. Next year is going to be even better. We expect to sell a lot more than $2 billion in new cloud ARR in fiscal year 2018.”

“AT&T has agreed to migrate thousands of existing Oracle databases containing petabytes of data plus their associated applications workloads to the Oracle Cloud,” said Oracle Chairman and CTO, Larry Ellison. “In the coming year, I expect more of our big customers to migrate their Oracle databases and database applications to the Oracle Cloud. These large-scale migrations will dramatically increase the size of both our PaaS and IaaS cloud businesses.”

The Board of Directors also declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.19 per share of outstanding common stock. This dividend will be paid to stockholders of record as of the close of business on July 19, 2017, with a payment date of August 2, 2017.

Q4 Fiscal 2017 Earnings Conference Call and Webcast

Oracle will hold a conference call and webcast today to discuss these results at 2:00 p.m. Pacific. You may listen to the call by dialing (816) 287-5563, Passcode: 425392. To access the live webcast of this event, please visit the Oracle Investor Relations website at http://www.oracle.com/investor. In addition, Oracle’s Q4 results and fiscal 2017 financial tables are available on the Oracle Investor Relations website.

A replay of the conference call will also be available by dialing (855) 859-2056 or (404) 537-3406, Pass Code: 34656498.

Contact Info Ken Bond
Oracle Investor Relations
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ken.bond@oracle.com Deborah Hellinger
Oracle Corporate Communciations
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Progress Software Announces Details for Fiscal Second Quarter 2017 Earnings Release and Conference Call

Progress Software News - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 14:19
Progress Software Announces Details for Fiscal Second Quarter 2017 Earnings Release and Conference Call
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Polarion ALM 17.1 – What’s New and Noteworthy

Polarion Software - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 14:42

Summer is rolling in and before the vacation season gets well underway, it’s time to announce the release of Polarion ALM version 17.1 – the first service release of the version 17 cycle – and as usual, to give you a summary of what our development team delivers in the release. So without more ado, […]

The post Polarion ALM 17.1 – What’s New and Noteworthy appeared first on Polarion Software Blog.

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Embedded Testing 2017

Intland Blog - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 11:01
Date: 20-22 June 2017 Location: Munich, Germany For the third time in 2017, Embedded Testing will take place in Munich between 20-22 June. The conference focuses exclusively on the embedded environment, with topics covering unit testing, static code analysis, black and white box testing, code coverage analysis, regression testing, integration testing, standards and liability risks,…
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Automotive Testing Expo Europe 2017

Intland Blog - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 11:00
Date: 20-22 June 2017 Location: Messe Stuttgart, Germany Intland Software’s booth number: 1048 2017 marks the 19th edition of the prestigious Automotive Testing Expo Europe event. With over 330 exhibiting companies congregating in Stuttgart, the automotive capital of Europe between 20-22 June, this expo is a major event for developers, suppliers, and other players in…
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Oracle Health Sciences Reimagines Clinical Development Technology with New Cloud-Based eClinical Environment of the Future

Oracle Database News - Mon, 06/19/2017 - 13:00
Press Release Oracle Health Sciences Reimagines Clinical Development Technology with New Cloud-Based eClinical Environment of the Future Unifies clinical development operations and information to help life sciences companies bring therapies to market faster and more cost-effectively

DIA – Chicago, IL.—Jun 19, 2017

Oracle today introduced Oracle Health Sciences Clinical One Platform, a cloud-based eClinical environment that is intended to redefine the way technology supports clinical research, and its first capability in the new environment, Clinical One Randomization and Supplies Management.

Developing a potentially life-saving drug from a promising molecule to an FDA-approved therapy can take more than a decade and cost billions of dollars due to redundant processes, increasing volumes and variety of patient data, and older technology systems that don’t communicate with one another. Oracle Health Sciences is tackling these issues with its Clinical One Platform, a new cloud-based eClinical solution that will unify clinical development operations and information in a single environment with shared functions and an easy-to-use interface for sites, clinical coordinators and their counterparts.

Unlike other products in the market, which are point solutions that address only a single part of the drug development lifecycle or a single area within clinical research, Clinical One Platform is a holistic, unified cloud environment. It is being built from the ground-up to address the needs of the entire drug development lifecycle – everyone and every process required to get a drug to market. The vision for its Clinical One Platform is to bring more drugs to market faster and offer hope for more cures by eliminating redundancies, creating process efficiencies and sharing information—in a way that has never been done before.

“Pharmaceutical companies continue to look for new and innovative ways to bring therapies to market faster and more cost effectively. Technology providers who can offer a unified, cloud-based eClinical platform that enables companies to seamlessly share clinical trial data throughout all phases of the drug development lifecycle and across all functions, will be poised to take advantage of the expanding eClinical market,” said Alan S. Louie, Ph.D., Research Director, IDC.

In addition to unveiling its Clinical One Platform, Oracle also launched its first capability in the new environment, Clinical One Randomization and Supplies Management. Designed with self-service in mind and to eliminate the need for customization, this capability will feature an intuitive user interface, enabling clinical teams to design, validate and deploy a study in days with the click of a button. This enables clinical coordinators to quickly add patients to a trial, collect screening information and ensure eligibility for randomization in record time.

“The pharmaceutical industry has been stitching together systems to support the drug development lifecycle for decades, creating a Frankenstein effect. Our vision, and why we created the Clinical One Platform clinical environment, is to provide our life sciences customers with a modern, collaborative cloud environment that eliminates massive redundancies and help enable them to set up a trial in days instead of weeks, while allowing broader clinical teams to leverage what’s already been done,” said Steve Rosenberg, general manager, Oracle Health Sciences. “But ultimately, it’s about trying to accelerate the pace of finding more cures faster and more cost-effectively as millions of patients wait with hope.”

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Oracle offers a comprehensive and fully integrated stack of cloud applications and platform services. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), visit www.oracle.com.

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The Israel Software Testing World Cup (ISTC) Supported by Inflectra and SpiraTest

Inflectra News - Mon, 06/19/2017 - 01:00

Inflectra - a sponsor of DevGeekWeek 2017 and 1st Israel Software Testing Cup (ISTC) is pleased to announce that its software testing platform – SpiraTest has been chosen as the underlying testing tool to run the finals of the ISTC and that Inflectra will be attending DevGeekWeek to provide insights and information for the local testing community.

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Black Duck Selected as a 2017 US-Ireland Top 50 Company

Black Duck Software Press Releases - Fri, 06/16/2017 - 17:30
Black Duck Selected as a 2017 US-Ireland Top 50 Companyhleclair Fri, 06/16/2017 - 12:30

BURLINGTON, MA, June 16, 2017 – Black Duck Software has been named a US-Ireland Top 50 Company by The Irish Echo, the USA’s largest and most widely read Irish American weekly. Black Duck was presented with the award honoring 50 major companies with operations in the US and Ireland during the New York/New Belfast Investment Conference at Pier A, Harbor House in New York City.

Black Duck joined Northern Property, Norwegian Airlines, and Bank Of Ireland as one of the 50 firms recognized for bringing business in Ireland to global heights.

Editor of the Irish Echo, Ray O’Hanlon, said the awards were an acknowledgment of the unique bonds between the two nations. “The unmistakable and unbreakable bonds between Ireland and the United States have proven a key element in Ireland’s progression, both in terms of peace and prosperity. Those bonds grow ever stronger when underpinned by economic growth and business relationships.”

Black Duck opened its Belfast-based Open Source Security Research Group in late 2016. The Northern Ireland group is a component of Black Duck’s global Center for Open Source Research and Innovation (COSRI). The Northern Ireland group plays a major role in COSRI’s research work by analyzing open source security issues and attack patterns, and by providing customers with actionable information on vulnerabilities, corrective actions to reduce risk and strategies for effective, secure use of open source.

“Since creating COSRI, we have been increasing our strategic investments in open source security research and innovation worldwide,” said Black Duck CEO Lou Shipley. “Northern Ireland has the depth of security research talent to meet our needs both in the near term and for the future, and we look forward to continued growth and success.”

About Black Duck Software

Organizations worldwide use Black Duck’s industry-leading products to automate the process of securing and managing open source software, eliminating the pain related to security vulnerabilities, compliance and operational risk. Black Duck is headquartered in Burlington, MA, and has offices in San Jose, CA, Vancouver, London, Belfast, Northern Ireland, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Seoul and Beijing. For more information, visit www.blackducksoftware.com.

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Progress Named a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Mobile Application Development Platforms

Progress Software News - Thu, 06/15/2017 - 19:20
Progress Named a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Mobile Application Development Platforms
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Microsoft Joins Cloud Foundry Foundation

Software Development Tools Directory - Thu, 06/15/2017 - 15:43
Cloud Foundry Foundation, home of the industry-standard platform for cloud applications, has announced Microsoft has joined as a Gold Member. With a leading public cloud platform Microsoft Azure, and deep enterprise experience, Microsoft will bri ...
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BMC Control-M Workbench Enables a Jobs-as-Code for Application Developers

Software Development Tools Directory - Thu, 06/15/2017 - 15:36
As part of its strategy to empower developers and continue to drive DevOps innovation in multi-cloud environments, BMC, a global leader in IT solutions for the digital enterprise, today introduced Control-M Workbench, a no-cost, self-service, sta ...
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Amazon Web Services Makes Greengrass Generally Available

Software Development Tools Directory - Thu, 06/15/2017 - 15:18
Amazon Web Service has announced that AWS Greengrass, software which allows customers to run AWS compute, messaging, data caching, and sync capabilities on connected devices, is now available to all customers. With AWS Greengrass, devices can run ...
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Organizations Increase Reliance on Open Source and Acknowledge Risks, But Efforts to Secure and Manage It Effectively are Lagging

Black Duck Software Press Releases - Thu, 06/15/2017 - 13:00
Organizations Increase Reliance on Open Source and Acknowledge Risks, But Efforts to Secure and Manage It Effectively are Lagginghleclair Thu, 06/15/2017 - 08:00

 Black Duck Center for Open Source Research & Innovation releases 2017 Open Source 360° Survey

BURLINGTON, MA - June 15, 2017The world’s appetite for open source software is voracious.

In the last year, businesses around the globe significantly increased their use of open source and although they readily acknowledge growing concerns about open source-related security and operational risks, the effective management of open source is not keeping pace with the increase in use.

Those are among the key takeaways from the 2017 Open Source 360° Survey results released today by Black Duck’s Center for Open Source Research and Innovation (COSRI). The COSRI survey comprised 819 respondents primarily from the U.S. and EMEA, 74% of whom were software developers, IT operations/professionals, systems architects, development managers, and security professionals.

Nearly 60% of respondents said their organizations’ use of open source increased in the last year citing: cost savings, easy access, and no vendor lock-in (84%); ability to customize code and fix defects directly (67%); better features and technical capabilities (55%); and the rate of open source evolution and innovation (55%).

Additionally, in terms of open source’s positive impact on business, survey respondents highlighted accelerated innovation (55%) and quality improvement (44%).

Even as their organizations are embracing open source to accelerate application development and increase development agility, respondents expressed concern about license risk/loss of intellectual property (66%); exposure to internal applications to exploitation from open source vulnerabilities (64%); exposure of external applications to exploitation because of open source vulnerabilities (71%); unknown quality of components (74%); and failure of development teams to adhere to internal policies (61%).

Despite those high levels of concern, nearly half of survey respondents indicated their organizations have no formal policies for selecting and approving open source. And just 15% indicated they have automated processes in place to manage their open source use.

Respondents gave their organizations decidedly middling marks in areas of managing and securing their open source, with slightly more than half reporting: being in compliance with associated licenses (54%); being aware of known security vulnerabilities (55%); knowing where and which open source versions are currently integrated and deployed (54%); and conforming to internal policies (44%).

“The 2017 Open Source 360° survey responses correspond closely with our experience as we engage with businesses of all sizes in all industries around the world. Companies are using a tremendous amount of open source for sound economic and productivity reasons, but today most companies are not effective in securing and managing it,” said Black Duck CEO Lou Shipley. “This is surprising for a number of reasons. Today open source comprises 80% to 90% of the code in a modern application and the application layer is a primary target for hackers. This means that exploitation from known open source vulnerabilities represents the most significant application security risk most organizations face,” Shipley said.

The Open Source 360° survey results show that open source vulnerability tracking and remediation remain primarily manual processes carried out by internal resources (53%). Only 27% of respondents reported automatic identification and remediation tracking of known open source vulnerabilities.

Shipley noted that the survey responses are “also very much in line with results in the open source audits we conduct for our customers.”

Black Duck’s On-Demand business unit conducts hundreds of open source code audits annually, primarily related to merger and acquisition transactions. The recently published Open Source Security and Risk Analysis (OSSRA) report on 1,071 applications audited during 2016 found both high levels of open source usage – 96% of the applications contained open source – and significant risk to open source security vulnerabilities – more than 60% of the applications contained open source security vulnerabilities.

Notably, in that Open Source Security and Risk Analysis (OSSRA) report, audited applications from the financial industry contained 52 open source vulnerabilities per application, and 60% of the applications contained high-risk vulnerabilities. The retail and e-commerce industry had the highest proportion of applications with high-risk open source vulnerabilities, with 83% of audited applications containing high-risk vulnerabilities.

This year’s Open Source 360° Survey conducted by Black Duck’s COSRI is the successor to the former Future of Open Source Survey, co-presented for many years by Black Duck and North Bridge.

A detailed presentation of the complete Open Source 360° Survey results will be available on the Black Duck website on June 22 following a COSRI webinar discussion of the survey findings.

Other notable findings from the 2017 Open Source 360° survey include:

Methods for tracking use of open source: Information provided by developers (54%); Manual design/code reviews (36%); Scans to inventory open source in use (33%)

Methods for reviewing code for open source useDon’t review code for open source (38%); Internal tools to scan for open source (27%); Third-party tools to scan for open source (28%)

Most important elements to a successful open source policy: A structured process for review and approval of open source use requests (42%); A whitelist/blacklist of approved open source components, specific to use cases 39%; A whitelist/blacklist of approved open source licenses, specific to use cases (39%)

Prevalent areas for open source usage: Build applications used within our organization (77%); Build applications used by our customers 69%; Build and run our IT operations infrastructure (69%)

Prevalent technology areas for open source use: Development Tools/Software Development Lifecycle (57%); Containers/DevOps/Virtualization/Cloud Computing (53%); Systems Management/Operating Systems (52%);

Open Source Contribution: (66%) of companies surveyed contribute to open source projects.

Open Source 360° 2017 collaborators included the following (platinum collaborators are in bold): AppnovationBareos GmbH & Co. KGBlack Duck Software, Capital One, Couchbase, Credativ, EnterpriseDB, Grid Protection Alliance, InfoSysOpen Hub, Open Invention Network (OIN), Open-Xchange, Opmantek, OSSAT (Open Source Academy of Arts, Science and Technology) of Pakistan, Pentaho, Red Hat, Rift-io, Rocket.Chat, Symphony Foundation, univention, WIPRO, WP Engine

About Black Duck

Organizations worldwide use Black Duck’s industry-leading products to automate the process of securing and managing open source software, eliminating the pain related to security vulnerabilities, compliance and operational risk. Black Duck is headquartered in Burlington, MA, and has offices in San Jose, CA, Vancouver, London, Belfast, Northern Ireland, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Seoul and Beijing. For more information, visit www.blackducksoftware.com.

Contacts

Black Duck Center for Open Source Research & Innovation
Brian Carter
bcarter@blackducksoftware.com
or
Haidee LeClair
hleclair@blackducksoftware.com

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VisibleThread at APMP’s Bid & Proposal Con 2017

VisibleThread - Thu, 06/15/2017 - 11:27
VisibleThread at APMP’s Bid & Proposal Con 2017

APMP Bid New Orleans

APMP’s Bid & Proposal Conference is in full swing at the New Orleans Marriott as we head into Day 3 of the world’s largest event for proposal, bid, tender, capture and business development. We at VisibleThread have really enjoyed the first 2 days and are looking forward to more great talks from fellow industry professionals today.

Here are a couple of sessions we are particularly looking forward to:

 

Are you kidding me… that was a Proposal Kick-Off Meeting?

Day 3 starts with Steve Hennessy, President of Hennessy Defense LLC looking at how to get the best out of proposal kick-off meetings.

‘The Proposal Kick-Off Meeting should be one of the most critical first steps for any proposal team. However, far too often teams have short, weak, ill-prepared kick-off meetings…. or they don’t hold one at all! Poor kick-off meetings cause problems throughout proposal development. Teams that rush through a kick-off meeting miss the opportunity to drive a high functioning team that understands all expectations of the proposal leadership team. They dive into the proposal head first without knowing real details and specifics about the offer and why the customer should pick you. Proposal outline issues, generic content, and high initial cost roll-ups are some of the critical issues that occur when you don’t hold a detailed, well prepared kick-off meeting.’

It’s great to see others stressing the importance of identifying RFP affinity quickly and ensuring better compliance and fewer gaps further along the process.

 

Rapid Responses to RFPs – Turning Around Proposals in Two Weeks or Less

Later in the day, Dave Rinaldo and Hillary Fredrick of Chief will discuss tight proposal turnaround deadlines and how to meet them without harming the quality of your proposals.

‘When it comes to providing services to federal and commercial clients, companies must be prepared to deliver proposals that are compliant, compelling and responsive to RFP requirements—oh and by the way—responses are due within one or two-weeks. So how do you handle the proposal process from initial capture, to proposal management and submission within a tight turn? You can conduct all the key elements of Business Development including capture, proposal management and coordination of responses within a quick timeframe as long as you have a strong, solid process that is flexible to accommodate the rapid response. This model or approach can work for small and large businesses.’

 

Say hello – Drop by & see us at Booth #34

We will have an exhibitor’s booth all week at APMP’s Bid & Proposal Con. If you’re attending, drop by and say hello!

Click here for a full schedule of today’s speakers at APMP Con 2017

 

 


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Review Hub

Intland Blog - Thu, 06/15/2017 - 10:57
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UCAAT 2017 programme is online!

Elvior - Thu, 06/15/2017 - 09:16


The fifth User Conference on Advanced Automated Testing (UCAAT 2017) is taking place in Berlin, Germany on 11-13 October 2017 and hosted by Fraunhofer Focus. 
Conference programme is available online - check it out here: https://ucaat.etsi.org/2017/programme.
This year Elvior engineers are co-authors of 4 presentations:
Tutorials:
From TDL to TTCN-3: A Step by Step Tutorial
Philip Makedonski, Gusztav Adamis, Martti Käärik, Finn Kristoffersen and Gyorgy Rethy (ETSI STF)

Presentations:
Mapping TDL to TTCN-3
Philip Makedonski, Gusztav Adamis, Martti Käärik, Finn Kristoffersen and Gyorgy Rethy (ETSI STF)

Poster session:
Model-based testing of 3D video games
Õnne Mets (Virtual Heritage)  and Madis Taimre (Elvior)
Modernizing TTCN-3
Jens Grabowski, György Réthy, Kristof Szabados, Tomáš Urban, Julien Deltour and Jacob Wieland (ETSI STF)
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