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Progress Announces Appointment of Kurt J. Abkemeier as Chief Financial Officer

Progress Software News - Wed, 09/28/2016 - 21:10
Progress Announces Appointment of Kurt J. Abkemeier as Chief Financial Officer
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What is new in codeBeamer 8.0?

Intland Blog - Wed, 09/28/2016 - 17:00
Webinar date: Wednesday 28 Sep 2016 Time: 4:00 PM (CET) / 10:00 AM (ET) / 7:00 AM (PT) Webinar duration: approx. 30 min What you can learn: codeBeamer’s latest release 8.0 brings a T√úV certification for ISO 26262 and IEC
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Toyota Selects Oracle Cloud to Analyze Ha:mo Sharing Service in Verification Project

Oracle Database News - Wed, 09/28/2016 - 16:00
Press Release Toyota Selects Oracle Cloud to Analyze Ha:mo Sharing Service in Verification Project Using Oracle’s cloud-based data visualization service to analyze usage trends of Ha:mo RIDE sharing service

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Sep 28, 2016

Oracle announces today that Toyota Motor Corporation selected Oracle Cloud to analyze the usage trend of Ha:mo RIDE, an ultra-small mobility sharing service that it deploys in the Ha:mo low-carbon transportation system verification project.

Ha:mo is a transportation system that connects personal transportation modes and public transportation for seamless and enjoyable local mobility. The verification project was launched in Toyota City in October 2012. Using a vehicle management system connecting users, cars and parking stations, Toyota currently offers the Ha:mo RIDE sharing service with Toyota Auto Body’s COMS.

Toyota needs to analyze usage trends to verify the effectiveness of a sharing service that responds to diverse needs, such as direct transportation to daily destinations including the office, school, and commercial facilities, connection with public transportation, and touring around sightseeing spots. Toyota decided to use Oracle Data Visualization Cloud Service in order to verify the data analysis and visualization.

Oracle Data Visualization Cloud Service helps organizations analyze big data in enterprise systems in a few clicks, efficiently and quickly identify and share hidden patterns from scattered data, and obtain actionable business insights. Because all of these can be done without resources of the IT division, it can reduce time to obtain business value and accelerate implementation of measures based on analysis results.

For analyzing the usage trend of Ha:mo RIDE, Toyota has recognized Oracle Data Visualization Cloud Service for the following reasons:

  • It combines diverse structured data, shows them in a highly visualized manner in just a few clicks, and creates message-based scenarios from layouts with enhanced infographics.
  • Because Toyota carries out Ha:mo and other new projects based on the “cloud first” policy, the company recognized quick implementation of Oracle Data Visualization Cloud Service offered on the cloud.
  • It is available for a fixed monthly fee of approximately $179.00 USD (18,000 yen) per user (without tax, minimum 5 users) or higher, and desktop version is also available. Therefore, employees can complete tasks on their personal PCs, which allows them to save time and attain high cost effectiveness.
  • It is expected to be used not only in a single division but for the enterprise, and supports the need of big data and statistical analyses.

“Ha:mo’s mobility support will improve convenience, access and transportation, thus helping people move around and invigorating local communities,” said Makoto Tamura, General Manager, Ha:mo Business Planning Dept. ITS Planning Div., Connected Company, TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION. “We use Oracle Data Visualization Cloud Service to analyze usage trends to advance the Ha:mo next-generation transportation system and verify its effectiveness as a sharing service to meet all kinds of needs.”

  Contact Info Scott Thornburg
Oracle
+1.415.816.8844
scott.thornburg@oracle.com Norihito Yachita
Oracle Japan
+81.3.6834.4835
norihito.yachita@oracle.com About Oracle

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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Oracle and Java are registered trademarks of Oracle and/or its affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Safe Harbor

The following is intended to outline our general product direction. It is intended for information purposes only, and may not be incorporated into any contract. It is not a commitment to deliver any material, code, or functionality, and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions. The development, release, and timing of any features or functionality described for Oracle's products remains at the sole discretion of Oracle Corporation. 

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Oracle Report Shows Smart Devices Fueling Rise in LTE Network Traffic

Oracle Database News - Wed, 09/28/2016 - 14:00
Press Release Oracle Report Shows Smart Devices Fueling Rise in LTE Network Traffic New Oracle Index Provides Communications Professionals a Road Map to Better Plan For and Manage Global Growth in LTE Diameter Signaling

5G WORLD ASIA, Singapore—Sep 28, 2016

Oracle today announced the “Oracle Communications LTE Diameter Signaling Index, Fifth Edition,” highlighting the explosive growth in LTE Diameter Signaling traffic as a result of advancements in consumer technologies such as streaming video and connected devices. Diameter signaling is a protocol or language critical network functions use to communicate across core LTE networks. The report demonstrates that Diameter signaling shows no sign of slowing and is expected to generate 565 million messages per second (MPS) by 2020. As 5G implementations begin to roll out in years to come, Diameter growth will only accelerate as the signaling technology for 5G as well.

To effectively manage this influx in traffic, it’s critical to understand where it’s coming from and what’s driving it. The report was designed as a tool for communications service providers (CSPs), network engineers and executives to plan for these expected increases in signaling capacity over the next five years.

For example, LTE Broadcast remains one of the fastest-growing generators of Diameter signaling traffic as video becomes more prevalent in our everyday lives. As consumers fill their insatiable need to “multi-task”, or use voice and data at the same time, the enabling technology Voice over LTE (VoLTE) is also expected see a significant uptick.

Likewise, devices that reach beyond the traditional mobile handset, such as sensors used in smart city and connected car initiatives will have a significant impact on Diameter signaling growth, as will signaling associated with policy management required to support more sophisticated data plans and applications.

“As Oracle’s new report clearly indicates, LTE traffic shows no sign of slowing down in the near future due to consumers’ smartphone usage and emerging applications like connected car,” said Greg Collins, Founder and Principal Analyst, Exact Ventures. “In order to control costs and to efficiently and effectively route signaling traffic, CSPs need to continue to invest in a scalable, reliable Diameter signaling infrastructure—or they risk network outages and overprovisioning that could damage their brand image, their customers’ experience, and their profitability.”

“LTE continues to gain momentum, fueled by new ways of transmitting and consuming information—from vine videos to car sensors that detect upcoming road hazards,” said Doug Suriano, senior vice president and general manager, Oracle Communications. “CSPs need to continue to innovate and properly plan for Diameter signaling growth to meet changing industry and consumer demands, and leveraging the cloud is one of the clearest avenues for CSPs to achieve these goals.”

Oracle helps CSPs create a more scalable and reliable Diameter signaling infrastructure with Oracle Communications Diameter Signaling Router and Oracle Communications Policy Management. To review the full report and expected growth rates, visit: http://bit.ly/2d6hcEs

LTE Diameter Signaling Traffic by Region
  • Latin America and the Caribbean continues to show steady growth in Diameter networks. The region will generate 15.6 million MPS by 2020, a CAGR of 59 percent.
  • The Middle East and Africa will reach 19 million MPS of Diameter signaling by 2020, a CAGR of 58 percent.
  • The Asia Pacific region will become the largest generator of Diameter signaling traffic in the world, with more than 56 percent of the world’s LTE connections by 2020. This will represent 385 million MPS and a CAGR of 59 percent.
  • North America leads the world in LTE penetration as service providers move aggressively to sunset 2G and 3G services. It is projected that 59 percent of connections in the United States will be 4G/LTE by 2020. In addition, the region will more than triple MPS to 46 million by 2020, representing a 32.1 percent CAGR.
  • Europe generates 12 percent of the worlds Diameter signaling. Eastern Europe generated 1,387 million MPS in 2015, with an expected growth rate of 88 percent by 2020. In comparison, Western Europe generated 5 million MPS in 2015, growing to 34 million MPS by 2020 for a CAGR of 46 percent.
Usage and Citation

Oracle permits the media, financial and industry analysts, service providers, regulators, and other third parties to cite this research with the following attribution:
Source: “Oracle Communications LTE Diameter Signaling Index, Fifth Edition.”

Contact Info Katie Barron
Oracle
+1 202.904.1138
katie.barron@oracle.com About Oracle

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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Oracle and Java are registered trademarks of Oracle and/or its affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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The following is intended to outline our general product direction. It is intended for information purposes only, and may not be incorporated into any contract. It is not a commitment to deliver any material, code, or functionality, and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions. The development, release, and timing of any features or functionality described for Oracle's products remains at the sole discretion of Oracle Corporation. 

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Docker Announces Partnership With Microsoft

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 09/27/2016 - 16:53
Today, Docker announced a commercial partnership with Microsoft to enable enterprises to modernize their application environments and create hybrid Windows applications using Commercially Supported Docker Engine (CS Docker Engine) and Docker Data ...
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MapR Supports Event-Driven Microservices

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 09/27/2016 - 16:44
MapR Technologies, provider of a Converged Data Platform, has announced comprehensive support for microservices that leverage continuous analytics, automated actions, and rapid response to better impact business as it happens. New capabilities in ...
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OutSystems Available on Microsoft Azure Marketplace

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 09/27/2016 - 16:41
OutSystems announced today that its low-code, rapid application development platform, powered by Microsoft Azure, is now available in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace. Azure customers can now purchase the OutSystems enterprise-grade, low-code app ...
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Aqua Security Announces $9M in Funding by Microsoft

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 09/27/2016 - 16:25
Aqua Security, the platform provider for securing virtual container applications, has announced it has secured US$9 million in Series A funding, led by Microsoft Ventures. Cybersecurity luminary and investor Shlomo Kramer will be joining Aqua&#39 ...
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Microsoft Office Importer and Project Migration Tool Updated for Spira 5.0

Inflectra News - Tue, 09/27/2016 - 01:00

We are pleased to announce the release of updated versions of our import/export utilities for Microsoft Excel, Word and Project as well as an updated version of the Project Backup & Migration tool for Spira. These new updates take advantage of the new features in SpiraTest, SpiraPlan and SpiraTeam 5.0.

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The VisibleThread 2016 User Conference

VisibleThread - Thu, 09/22/2016 - 14:28
The VisibleThread 2016 User ConferenceOptimize your investment in VisibleThread – Drive better efficiency & Compliance – Launching VisibleThread Docs 2.13 -Customer Best Practice –¬†¬†and more”

 

VisibleThread 2016 User Conference

REGISTER

Please join us for the 2016 VisibleThread users conference.

This year we’re back with a full day of bigger and better insights – usage and technical tracks. You can hear real world stories of how customers like¬†Accenture, Milestone Systems¬†and others use VisibleThread to win more & make language doc and web reviews 45% more efficient.

Where & When?

This year’s conference will be held on 17th November in Fairfax, Virginia.¬†Doors open at¬†7:30, light breakfast will be served and a buffet lunch.¬†The Conference session will start at¬†8:30 with customer and product tracks. We will finish at 5pm.

Please join us for drinks afterwards.

Why attend?

This is an ideal opportunity to:

  • Hear how our customers drive efficiency and higher win rates with VisibleThread
  • Network and talk to fellow government / commercial contractors and sales/marketing professionals
  • Learn all you need to know about our latest 2.13 VisibleThread Docs release. This includes; new Doc Compare Capability, new Readability Annotation feature & much more.
  • Meet VisibleThread executives and technical support staff.
  • Detailed deep dive product sessions.
  • Learn about our plans for 2017. Have a chance to influence how we extend the products.

We really look forward to seeing you & a big thanks for being part of the VisibleThread community.

Fergal McGovern,

CEO | VisibleThread

REGISTER


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APMP Webinar Slides

VisibleThread - Thu, 09/22/2016 - 11:52
APMP Webinar SlidesAssessing Probability, Risk and Cost in Responses to U.S. Federal RFPs

 

APMPSeptember 21st 2016 VisibleThread CEO, Fergal McGovern and Phil Nesbitt, Director of Proposal Development for Artel LLC presented this APMP Webinar about assessing probability, risk and cost in responses to US Federal RFPS.

How well you write an RFP directly impacts your ability to compete and win. ‚ÄúGarbage in, garbage out‚ÄĚ ‚Äď as the saying goes. Contents of RFP documents can vary wildly and so can their quality. In this session, presenters discussed Federal RFP structures, best practices for review and response, and the findings of a qualitative survey of Federal procurement documents.

The slides are here:

 DOWNLOAD SLIDES

US Gov Procurement 2016DOWNLOAD THE REPORT

 

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Medtech & Pharma Platform ‚Äď Innovative Drug-Device Combinations and Diagnostics

Intland Blog - Thu, 09/22/2016 - 11:00
Date: 22-23 September 2016 Location: Congress Center Basel Booth number: 44 Medtech & Pharma Platform is a conference that aims to facilitate the collaboration between the medical technology and pharma industries. Professionals attending the event will have a chance to
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Medtech & Pharma Platform ‚Äď Innovation at the Interface

Intland Blog - Thu, 09/22/2016 - 11:00
Date: 22-23 September 2016 Location: Congress Center Basel Booth number: 44 Medtech & Pharma Platform is a conference that aims to facilitate the collaboration between the medical technology and pharma industries. Professionals attending the event will have a chance to
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ALM Business Intelligence with Visual Data Analytics

Intland Blog - Wed, 09/21/2016 - 17:00
Webinar date: Wednesday 21 Sep 2016 Time: 4:00 PM (CET) / 10:00 AM (ET) / 7:00 AM (PT) Webinar duration: approx. 30 min What you can learn: While Business Intelligence practices have been widely used for decades to optimize the efficiency
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Why MS Word Compare does not work for Contracts Teams

VisibleThread - Tue, 09/20/2016 - 05:07
Why MS Word Compare does not work for Contracts Teams

We work with a lot of contracts teams. When a new contract revision lands, job one is to identify any material changes between the last version and this one. Contract managers use MS Word and Adobe Pro Compare for this job. But they’re not working.

Depending on contract size, it can take hours to compile a summary report showing ‘material changes’. There is a better way.

How it works today – use MS Word compare

When the final version of the 120-page PDF contract drops on your desk, what do you do?

  • You convert the PDF to MS Word, (or just use Adobe Pro compare directly if you have it.)
  • You fire up the ‚ÄėCompare‚Äô function in either MS Word or Adobe Pro.
  • Then start from page 1, reviewing each change in the visual compare pane. In MS Word, it looks something like this:
  • Compare View in MS Word
  • If the change is non-trivial, you log it in a separate spreadsheet (or Word doc) for review.
  • You review all changes, ignoring things like spelling corrections or punctuation changes. You carefully note any material differences.

This all takes time. MS Word presents all changes identically, so you spend a fair amount of mental energy categorizing whether the change is a simple spell fix or a more substantial change affecting the contract. You could easily spend several hours on this process, especially for larger documents.

Is there a better way?

Let‚Äôs take a different approach. Let’s call this ‘Text Diff’. And for this, we‚Äôll use VisibleThread Docs. Here‚Äôs what we do:

  1. Upload up your PDF or Word Docs & click ‚ÄėCompare Docs‚Äô
  2. Select the docs and launch the compare report (displayed in Excel). Here’s what you see:

VisibleThread Compare

In this example, we’re comparing two PDFs. Red means change, dark blue means no change.

Really easy to see changes on both sides of the fence¬†with¬†no confusing 3rd pane. Really easy to see where the more material changes occur. The more red there is, the more likely this change requires close¬†attention. And it’s really easy to skim through this report by scrolling in Excel.

A difference in Philosophy

There are 2 core problems with ‘Visual Compare’ in¬†MS Word:

1.) Designed for MergeMS Word is designed for Merging. MS Word (and Adobe Pro  for that matter) show differences with a view to merging both versions. Contract Managers do want to easily see the differences, but not with an intent to resolve them into 1 file.2.) Handles all differences equallyWhen reviewing changes, contract managers are really on the lookout for these kinds of changes;
  • Financial Terms, including; indemnification clauses, bond clauses, pricing changes etc,
  • Delivery Terms, including; time frame, performance criteria etc,
  • Conflict of Interest Terms, including supplier relationships etc,
  • Intellectual Property Terms, Privacy Terms,¬†the list goes on.

They pay little attention to grammar or typographical changes. Yet the¬†visual compare in MS Word¬†shows all changes in an equal way. It means you have to do a second pass on the¬†differences and somehow note those. This ‘visual parsing’ places a high cognitive burden on the user. And takes time.

Why is ‘Text Diff’¬†better?

Here’s why:

  1. Faster: You have a workable report in Excel in seconds. Compare that to the manual equivalent in Word which could take hours.
  2. Visually easier to see changes on both sides: You can easily see changes in both documents simultaneously without the visual overload you get in MS Word.
  3. The right format: Since the report is in Excel, it’s really simple to add new columns which allow you prioritize change or write notes for team review.
Summary Takeaways

In summary:

  1. Contract and Proposal Managers frequently need to see revision changes in documents.
  2. MS Word (or Adobe Pro) is freely available in most corporate environments, so we use the compare solution.
  3. MS Word and Adobe Pro are designed for merging differences into a single doc. Contract Managers want to easily see the differences only. They do not want to merge them into 1 file.
  4. Visual Compare in MS Word places a high cognitive burden on the user.
  5. Using a ‘Text Diff’ report (in VisibleThread Docs or another solution) provides a faster, more intuitive and flexible way to compare docs.

 

Bottom-line; we all have MS Word in our corporate environments, so we continue to use an imperfect tool for the job! And that’s costing everyone hours. There is a better and faster way.

If you want to try VisibleThread Docs compare for yourself, sign up here for a 7-day free trial

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Marketing Automation Specialist

Intland Blog - Fri, 09/16/2016 - 14:28
Intland Software is a fast-growing B2B software (Application Lifecycle Management) solution provider. Our product codeBeamer ALM is a platform that helps our clients in the Automotive, Healthcare and Avionics industries develop better software faster. While the company is based in
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Implementing Software Quality Assurance Best Practices

Intland Blog - Wed, 09/14/2016 - 17:00
Webinar date: Wednesday 14 Sep 2016 Time: 4:00 PM (CET) / 10:00 AM (ET) / 7:00 AM (PT) Webinar duration: approx. 30 min What you can learn: With software quality becoming a central topic shaping the professional discussion in various industries,
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Addressing the Weaknesses of Agile Development

Intland Blog - Fri, 09/02/2016 - 10:50
Once and a while we come across customers who complain about Agile Methodology.  No matter the complaint, more often than not it is dismissed as the fault of the customer for not implementing Agile Methodology correctly, as if by doing
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Should you Use Agile, Waterfall, or a Hybrid Solution?

Intland Blog - Wed, 08/31/2016 - 17:00
Webinar date: Wednesday 31 Aug 2016 Time: 4:00 PM (CET) / 10:00 AM (ET) / 7:00 AM (PT) Webinar duration: approx. 30 min What you can learn: With the growing popularity of Agile development methods, lots of companies and development
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