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Thought Leaders from Forrester, Siemens, Danlaw, Method Park and Polarion to Meet with Automotive Executives

Polarion Software - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 17:49
Exciting, exclusive content from automotive industry software/embedded experts is coming your way in May.
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Step2IT - New Silver Service Partner in Switzerland

Ranorex.com: Latest News - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 09:35
With our growing customer base in Switzerland, we are experiencing ever more demand for Ranorex consulting and implementation services. Step2IT will be a valuable partner for our clients and complement our established support system in Switzerland.

Our newest partner in Switzerland focuses on short-term and medium-term support, delivering a wide range of experience that they've accumulated over years of working with Ranorex. Whether you are experiencing project specific issues and need an expert, you are new to test automation and you would like to start with a proof of concept (PoC), you need application support or you require assistance with building the interfaces to integrate Ranorex into your test automation environment, Step2IT is the right choice.

For more information about Step2IT, please visit http://www.step2it.de/


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QA & Testing in Medical Devices

Intland Blog - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 17:00
What you can learn: Since human lives are dependent on them, it’s no wonder safety is a major concern regarding medical devices. As these devices are increasingly relying on embedded software, testing and Quality Assurance is of paramount importance. QA
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New Release of RAD Studio XE8 Announced

Software Development Tools Directory - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 16:24
Embarcadero Technologies, a provider of software solutions for application and database development, has released Embarcadero® RAD Studio XE8, the connected app platform for Windows and beyond. This major new release of RAD Studio enables Del ...
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REDpill Updates Java and Cobol Legacy Applications

Software Development Tools Directory - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 16:12
REDpill Systems has announced a trinity of software development products offering a heretofore unheard-of guarantee to anyone seeking to update aging Java, COBOL or any third-generation system.
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New TestComplete Jenkins Plugin Released

Software Development Tools Directory - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 16:07
SmartBear Software has released a TestComplete plugin for Jenkins, a popular open source continuous integration tool. The new TestComplete Jenkins plugin helps simplify and streamline continuous delivery process by making it extremely easy for an ...
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Appcelerator Arrow Framework for Mobile Apps Released

Software Development Tools Directory - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 15:45
Appcelerator has unveiled Appcelerator Arrow™, a framework for building and running mobile-optimized APIs. Appcelerator Arrow, part of the Appcelerator Platform, greatly simplifies one of the largest challenges in mobile development -- conn ...
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Oracle Announces Oracle Retail Cloud Services

Oracle Database News - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 13:00
Press Release Oracle Announces Oracle Retail Cloud Services Unparalleled combination of performance, reliability, security, and modern functionality helps retailers drive innovation and growth

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Apr 8, 2015

Oracle today announced six new Oracle Retail cloud services that provide retailers with rapid access to enterprise-grade applications for managing critical e-commerce, customer engagement, order management, order fulfillment, loss prevention, and brand compliance operations. The new cloud services stem from the MICROS Retail solutions acquired by Oracle in 2014, and they are part of a growing portfolio of retail solutions hosted by Oracle and available by subscription.    As technology and consumer expectations reshape the traditional shopping experience, IT departments must rapidly introduce new business capabilities while maintaining existing systems. Oracle Retail Cloud Services help retailers to ensure uptime and efficiency of key operations, while providing consistent, immediately available upgrades—enabling internal IT groups to focus on differentiating the customer experience and driving growth.     The cloud services included in the latest update to the Oracle Retail portfolio are Oracle Retail Brand Compliance Management Cloud Service, Oracle Retail Customer Engagement Cloud Service, Oracle Retail Open Commerce Platform Cloud Service, Oracle Retail Order Broker Cloud Service, Oracle Retail Order Management System Cloud Service, and Oracle XBRi Cloud Service.   “Retailers looking for agility, performance, and cost predictability are increasingly considering the cloud,” said Jill Puleri, senior vice president and general manager, Oracle Retail. “The new Oracle Retail Cloud Services help eliminate the time and cost constraints that too often hamper retailers’ ability to respond to new opportunities for growth. Just as important, Oracle Retail Cloud Services allow retailers to focus on their business and work on strategic projects that add value to the business.”   Oracle Retail Cloud Services leverage Oracle’s expertise in the cloud, security, retail-specific functionality, and networking. They augment the Oracle Cloud, the industry’s broadest portfolio of public cloud services across software as a service (SaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), data as a service (DaaS), and infrastructure as a service (IaaS). Oracle Cloud continues to show strong adoption, supporting 62 million users and 23 billion transactions each day. Oracle Cloud runs on 30,000 devices and 400 petabytes of storage in 19 data centers around the world.   The new Oracle Retail Cloud Services include:  
  • Oracle Retail Brand Compliance Management Cloud Service streamlines and automates many of the operations required to grow and improve private-label merchandising operations. Retailers can use the solution to plan, track, and manage merchandising activities, drop shipping, and supplier relationships.
 
  • Oracle Retail Customer Engagement Cloud Service provides a segmented view of customers, gift registry capabilities, and loyalty program and campaign management tools necessary to acquire and retain customers and to increase conversion rates and basket size.
 
  • Oracle Retail Open Commerce Platform Cloud Service provides an all-in-one e-commerce solution that includes features such as search engine optimization, site search, and personalization capabilities required to build e-commerce traffic, increase conversion rates, and reduce costs. The service also enables sales and marketing staff to easily build and modify pages, launch or fine-tune promotions, and create user communities around shared interests.
 
  • Oracle Retail Order Broker Cloud Service provides businesses with real-time visibility of available inventory across all retail channels and distribution centers from any point of service. Store associates and call center representatives can use the application to “save the sale” by quickly and easily finding items in other stores, e-commerce, or warehouse locations.
 
  • Oracle Retail Order Management System Cloud Service provides online shoppers and call center agents with real-time visibility into ordering and fulfillment, enabling them to verify inventory availability before an order is completed and have accurate expectations for delivery. The solution integrates with other retail operations and business analytics to help retailers increase efficiencies, reduce costs, and accelerate order delivery by streamlining processes and adjusting inventory distribution.
 
  • Oracle XBRi Cloud Service equips retailers to detect, investigate, and reduce losses from fraud and noncompliance. Loss prevention investigators can use the service to isolate suspicious activity down to a location or register, or an individual, and the business intelligence solution correlates transaction data with other loss prevention methods—such as time-stamped surveillance videos—to save research efforts and travel costs while determining whether the issue requires disciplinary or legal action.
  Oracle Retail Cloud Services Flex with Retail Businesses Every business is unique and Oracle Retail Cloud Services give retailers greater flexibility to adopt what they need, when they need it as they get more value from legacy systems and shift to next-generation business solutions.    Most important, Oracle Retail Cloud Services provide retail executives with the tools to keep up with today’s rapidly changing environment.   “IT departments need to deliver meaningful value to the business in time frames that are measured in months,” said Puleri. “Oracle Retail Cloud Services dramatically accelerate deployments and help retail IT executives shift their focus from system maintenance to business innovation.”   Additional Information To learn more about Oracle Retail Cloud Services, contact your Oracle Sales representative or e-mail OneRetailVoice_ww@Oracle.com.   Contact Info Greg Lunsford
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Progress Announces Availability of DigitalOcean for Modulus Platform Users Deploying Apps in APAC

Progress Software News - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 09:02
Progress Announces Availability of DigitalOcean for Modulus Platform Users Deploying Apps in APAC
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RhodeCode

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 09:39
RhodeCode is a source code management solution that supporting all major version control systems: Git, Mercurial and Subversion. It provides code protection through extensive permissions management, fully integrated code search function, integrat ...
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Node DM

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 09:33
Node DM is an open source asynchronous dependency manager for Node.JS. This is a simple library to handle dependencies in your JavaScript app.
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Progress Announces Winners of the Telerik Sitefinity 2014 Website of the Year Awards

Progress Software News - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 09:03
Progress Announces Winners of the Telerik Sitefinity 2014 Website of the Year Awards
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Welcome to Morris Medical Monthly!

Polarion Software - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 17:07
Polarion consultant Daniel Morris begins a new monthly series for posts for developers of medical devices and related software and systems.
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Nordstrom Supports International Expansion with Upgrade to Oracle Retail Merchandising Systems

Oracle Database News - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 13:00
Press Release Nordstrom Supports International Expansion with Upgrade to Oracle Retail Merchandising Systems Retailer’s implementation establishes foundation for sustainable growth across Nordstrom full line and Rack stores in North America

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Apr 6, 2015

Leading fashion specialty retailer Nordstrom has implemented new Oracle Retail Merchandise Operations Management and Oracle Retail Store Inventory Management solutions to support its expansion in Canada. The retailer plans to roll out the latest releases of these Oracle Retail solutions companywide to support its Nordstrom and Nordstrom Rack stores.   Nordstrom completed the Oracle implementation on schedule for the September 2014 opening of its two-story, 140,000-square-foot store at the Chinook Centre shopping mall in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The retailer deployed an integrated suite of applications to support its core merchandising, pricing, and store inventory operations including Oracle Retail Merchandising System, Oracle Retail Price Management, Oracle Retail Trade Management, and Oracle Retail Invoice Matching.   “Oracle is a valued partner to our business,” said Bill Tucker, vice president of Technology, Nordstrom. “Oracle’s retail industry solutions help to ensure that our technology investment evolves with our business to support our growth strategy and help us meet the changing expectations of our customers.”   A long-time Oracle customer, Nordstrom has been recognized throughout the retail industry and investment community as a pioneer. Using technology in its stores and online, Nordstrom delivers a highly relevant and personalized experience that enables its customers to shop on their terms. Moving to the next-generation Oracle Retail Merchandise Operations Management suite of solutions, and doing so with an approach that retains the applications’ latest features and functionality without custom code changes, enables Nordstrom to establish an upgrade path that lowers total cost of ownership across its IT systems.   “By rolling the new Oracle Retail solutions out in conjunction with the Canada expansion, we are able to fully evaluate and understand the new features and functionality before impacting our remaining store operations,” said Tucker. “As we put the Oracle solutions in place across the business, we are positioned to take immediate advantage of new features, performance, and functionality enhancements in Oracle Retail 14.1.”   “Nordstrom is a valued customer and we appreciate the opportunity to support the company as it continues its growth path and serves customers in new markets,” said Jill Puleri, senior vice president and general manager, Oracle Retail. “Oracle is committed to continuing to provide retailers with the latest solutions to enable delivery of the commerce anywhere strategies that engage global consumers. By putting in place the next-generation Oracle Retail solutions, Nordstrom captures the best practices and rich retail functionality inherent in these applications while benefiting from our ongoing investment in new upgrades and technology enhancements.”     Contact Info Greg Lunsford
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Oracle Adds New Data Integration Technologies to Enterprise Big Data Portfolio

Oracle Database News - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 13:00
Press Release Oracle Adds New Data Integration Technologies to Enterprise Big Data Portfolio New Oracle-only innovations help speed time from data to decisions

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Apr 6, 2015

A key component of Oracle’s comprehensive big data strategy, Oracle today unveiled Oracle Data Integrator for Big Data to help make big data integration more accessible and actionable for customers.  This news follows closely on the heels of Oracle’s recent Enterprise Big Data announcement and furthers Oracle’s vision to enable Hadoop, NoSQL, and relational database technologies to work together and be deployed securely in any model—whether public cloud, private cloud, or on-premises infrastructure.    Oracle Data Integrator for Big Data enables customers to quickly go from data to decisions, streamline their Hadoop development, and enhance data transparency and data governance across the organization. It provides customers with access to an increased number of diverse data types from on-premises and cloud sources, and helps deliver increased performance for growing data volumes, and enrich data quality for business decisions and regulatory compliance. Unlike other products in the marketplace, Oracle Data Integrator for Big Data is designed to fully leverage a customer’s existing investment in their Hadoop cluster, running completely natively without requiring proprietary code to be installed or a separate server to be run.   “This is a significant milestone for big data tools,” said Jeff Pollock, vice president of product management at Oracle. “With this new product Oracle has made it possible for our customers to be big data ETL developers without having to learn Scala, Pig or Oozie code. In fact, Oracle is the only vendor that can automatically generate Spark, Hive and Pig transformations from a single mapping which allows our customers to focus on business value and the overall architecture rather than multiple programming languages.”   Generating value from big data requires the right tools to move and prepare data to effectively discover new insights. In order to operationalize those insights, new data must integrate securely with existing data, infrastructure, applications, and processes. Oracle Data Integration is a key component of Oracle’s Big Data solutions, a group of Oracle technologies that work seamlessly together to help companies exploit enterprise big data faster, at lower cost, and with less risk. They allow customers to securely reach across Hadoop, NoSQL, and relational databases to easily and cost-effectively sift through massive and diverse data sets.   “Oracle continues to innovate its data integration product line to support a growing ecosystem of big data sources, new technologies, and high performance real-time use cases,” said Charles Zedlewski, vice president, products, Cloudera.  “These latest enhancements in Oracle Data Integration make the portfolio a primary contender for enterprises interested in standardizing on Oracle across the full spectrum of their big data infrastructures, from data ingest and integration, to warehousing, to discovery and big data analytics.”   Oracle Data Integrator for Big Data, Oracle Data Integrator 12c, Oracle GoldenGate for Big Data, and Oracle GoldenGate 12c are part of Oracle’s comprehensive data integration portfolio, which includes data services, data federation, metadata management, data quality, bulk data movement, and real-time replication. Contact Info Nicole Maloney
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Medical Device Design Control (Part 2 of 3)

Polarion Software - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 17:31
Part 2 in a series for medical device developers by Polarion domain expert Larry Sampson.
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3 Ways to Improve Your Compliance Matrix Process

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3 Ways to Improve Your Compliance Matrix (1)

We have been helping proposal teams become more productive for the last 5 years. We work extensively with proposal managers, proposal coordinators and capture managers. During that 5 year period, we learned a lot about how people work with Compliance Matrices. And how best to most effectively use a compliance matrix in your proposal development process.

If you’re working federal, state or local bids priming on an IDIQ, or teaming on a small RFP you’ll find this useful. We have published posts on this subject in the past here and here. For this one, I want to summarize 3 key techniques that can improve your compliance matrix process.

For clarity, let’s recap what a compliance matrix is.

What is a compliance matrix?Compliance_Matrix_-_Canva

The purpose of a compliance matrix is to:

  1. Identify the requirements in an RFP,
  2. Identify if the requirements are met by a proposal,
  3. Identify where the requirements are met in a proposal by outlining page, section and paragraph numbers and to
  4. Assist the reader when reviewing a proposal.

To make it concrete here’s a fairly standard example of what a matrix might look like in the flesh:

Compliance Matrix Template

So now we’re on the same page, let’s consider how you may be able to tweak your compliance matrix process.

1. Automate the process for the initial stages - a compliance matrix in shorter time

This may sound obvious but is often overlooked. Overworked proposal managers continue to hand craft the entire matrix. If you’re a SDVOSB or handling large volumes of proposals, you simply don’t have time to be copying & pasting. The sheer manual effort of creating the first pass matrix is way better spent elsewhere in your proposal process.

The standard process goes like this:

  1. Convert solicitation from PDF to MS Word (if in word)
  2. Identify significant sections of the RFP that will form the basis of the matrix. For instance section L and M.
  3. For each paragraph, populate a row in a compliance spreadsheet. This will include the page or paragraph number and the text of the compliance statement. You will use copy/paste to get to this stage and many hours of effort.
  4. Once all occurrences are in the spreadsheet, then for each row, fill in the details relating to where in the response we meet the requirement.

There is no doubt this process works, but it’s incredibly time consuming. The specific issue is that the 3rd step is extremely labor intensive.

When we talk about automating that step we’re really just talking about optimizing a part of the compliance matrix process.

In an automated version of the above step 3 looks like this:

Step 3-1: Upload & analyze the PDF or Word doc (Time: 30-90 seconds)

Step 3-2: Run specific compliance scan (Time: 10-20 seconds)

Step 3-3: Export to Excel (Time: 5-10 seconds)

Options for automation:

There are 2 main ways to automate:

  • Use MS Word macros to parse MS Word documents. Many of the larger shops who often have IT support already have macros available to them. These will typically key off indicator words/phrases like ‘will’, ‘shall’, and ‘must’.

This ensures proposal writers have more time to work on improving proposals.

Here is an example matrix generated for the $34b RS3 program to give you a sense of what is possible with automation.

Compliance Matrix Template

And to get the actual full generated matrix, click here.

2. Use compliance matrix to help capture decisions (bid, no-bid, teaming)

Having a consistent systematic process drives routine, encourages repeatable behavior and helps with review. Below is an outline of Shipley’s recommended process.

Shipley Compliance Matrix

 

Take note of how often No Bid features on the process map. Choosing No Bid can be hard decision but it can result in time and cost savings.

While the Compliance Matrix is traditionally used to manage the proposal development process, it can also double as a great way to help the no-bid decision. Naturally if you’re using a manual approach, there is no way this would work.

But, if step 3 is automated, now you can run a slim line version of the compliance matrix as part of your capture activities. This sizes indicative effort (with the no of rows generated commensurate with the likely effort), and helps add depth and metrics to the bid, no-bid decision.

3. Consider new compliance matrix columns like ‘ease of understanding’

Many of us are inward facing when we think about how we craft our proposal. It’s easy to forget that a reviewer is comparing your proposal alongside multiple other vendors.

Consider the evaluator/reviewer when writing your proposal. How readable is the proposal? Making the evaluator’s life easier is an excellent way to stand out from competitors. So scoring your proposal and storyboard in this way can really help you win.

I hope this helps improve your compliance matrix. As always, if you have any ideas and suggestions, please leave a comment below.

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GPL and Software Licensing Issues Lessons from the Versata Lawsuit

Black Duck Software Press Releases - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 16:30
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Over half of the more than one million open source projects available on the internet use GPL licenses. The GNU General Public License Version 2 (GPL-2.0) continues to be the most widely used and most important license for free and open source software. Many companies confidently integrate valuable software made available under this license into their development environments and internal operations, as well as their outbound products and services.  The conditions in the license must be met, however, when distributing code made available under this or any license. Despite its importance, GPL-2.0 has been the subject of very few court decisions, and few of the most important terms of the GPL-2.0 have been interpreted by courts.

This quiet period came to a close recently due to the five interrelated cases arising from a dispute between Versata Software, Inc. ("Versata") (its parent company, Trilogy Development Corporation, is also involved, but Versata is taking the lead) and Ameriprise Financial, Inc. ("Ameriprise"). The courts in two separate cases issued decisions on November 25.

Join this webinar presented by Black Duck Software in which Mark Radcliffe, partner at DLA Piper and General Counsel for the Open Source Initiative (OSI), will review the five cases arising from these allegations and important terms of the GPL-2.0 and Karen Copenhaver, partner at Choate Hall & Stewart and Counsel for the Linux Foundation, for a Q&A on open source license litigation.

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Gupta Technologies Releases Team Developer 6.3

Software Development Tools Directory - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 16:21
Gupta Technologies, a provider of application development, database and migration software, has announced the availability of Team Developer 6.3. This new release features language enhancements, improved and updated controls, a newly-updated repo ...
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