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Percona and SolarWinds Collaborates on MySQL

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 11/17/2015 - 17:19
Percona, the company that delivers enterprise-class MySQL and MongoDB solutions and services, has announced a partnership with SolarWinds, a leading provider of powerful and affordable hybrid IT infrastructure management software. Under the terms ...
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise Focus on Docker

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 11/17/2015 - 17:13
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has introduced a comprehensive lineup of new solutions built for the Docker ecosystem. Docker technology has been rapidly adopted by developers, DevOps and IT operations professionals as it provides a new way to s ...
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Learn More: Polarion QA’s Parameterized Testing

Polarion Software - Tue, 11/17/2015 - 16:30
Polarion QA allows you to build and maintain traceability from requirements through test verification to code, while leveraging your Test Plans, Test Cases and Test Runs for maximum reuse, collaboration, and reporting.
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Progress and Layer 8 Connect Deliver the First Customer-Centric Marketing Platform on Cisco Intercloud

Progress Software News - Tue, 11/17/2015 - 10:01
Progress and Layer 8 Connect Deliver the First Customer-Centric Marketing Platform on Cisco Intercloud
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The CMO Club and Oracle Deliver New Solution Guide to Help CMOs Transform Their Marketing Organization

Oracle Database News - Tue, 11/17/2015 - 09:00
Press Release The CMO Club and Oracle Deliver New Solution Guide to Help CMOs Transform Their Marketing Organization New CMO Solution Guide provides best practices to help marketers maximize business impact of data, technology and content

Redwood Shores, California—Nov 17, 2015

To help CMOs meet skyrocketing customer and boardroom expectations, The CMO Club, along with Oracle, today released “The CMO Solution Guide for Building a Modern Marketing Organization.” The guide, which is based on interviews with CMOs and digital marketing leaders from major brands including Dow Chemical, JetBlue Airways, MasterCard, PayPal, Quiznos, The Hershey Company and Viking River Cruises, includes insights and best practices that CMOs can apply to build customer-first marketing teams that drive measureable results.

Marketing leaders are faced with a perfect storm of business, consumer and technological change that is exponentially increasing the complexity of every single marketing activity. In this new business environment, marketers need to rethink existing processes and embrace data, technology and content to deliver more meaningful customer experiences and demonstrate marketing’s impact on business results. To help marketers successfully manage this transformation, the new CMO Solution Guide provides practical advice from 20 in-depth interviews with CMOs and digital marketing leaders from organizations of various sizes and different industries.

“While the number of tools and amount of data available to marketers continues to multiply, the age old challenge of capturing and leveraging the right data to create engaging customer experience across all channels still exists,” said Pete Krainik, CEO, The CMO Club. “The first step they must take is to establish the appropriate organizational alignment to successfully create this type of customer experience. While no organization is exactly the same, this guide helps provide easy-to-implement changes that any marketer can use to drive transformation.”

CMO Priorities: Acumen, Alignment, Agility and Accountability

While there is no organizational model that fits every company universally, four key themes emerged during the course of the interviews that informed the organizational decisions that CMOs make: Acumen, Alignment, Agility and Accountability.

“During the course of our interviews, we heard repeatedly how marketers could address key issues around acumen, alignment, agility and accountability and how these forces shape the CMO,” said John Ellett, report author and CEO of nFusion. “The leaders we spoke with all emphasized how thoughtful organizational changes can help better position today’s marketer to keep pace with rapidly changing consumer dynamics.”

Acumen: To become more effective modern marketers, respondents reported that enhancing the skills within their department has become a top priority. From developing valuable customer insights through data mining to investing in content creation and the need for greater evaluative analytics, leading marketers are investing heavily in helping their teams learn new skills.

“We set up an analytics center of excellence to centralize and analyze information across platforms,” said Karen Quintos, CMO, Dell. “This equips our marketers with the real-time insights and agility they need to develop customer-centric programs that advance our business.”

Alignment: From top to bottom and across all functions, the guide shows that it is critical for all departments to follow the same processes and company culture in order to effectively engage customers across all touchpoints.

“Alignment is very important,” said Rishi Dave, CMO, Dun & Bradstreet. “Marketing is evolving and becoming very specialized across a number of disciplines—technology, data, analytics, content, operations, creative, etc. Marketing organizations need to hire specialists who are experts in these areas and create the processes for the specialists to work together in an integrated way in service of the customers. This was less of an issue when marketing was a general discipline in the old days.”

Agility: To meet consumer demands for exceptional customer experience, the guide noted how important it is for businesses to have strong cross-functional teams and the flexibility to pilot something new to test and learn best practices.

“Pilot is my favorite word – trying something new with the intention of learning and knowing it may fail,” said Snehal Desai, Global Business Director, Dow Water & Processing Solutions, Dow Chemical. “People are more willing to support a pilot than to completely change the way they are doing things today.”

Accountability: To demonstrate marketing’s impact on the bottom line, the guide recommends establishing the right measures from the outset and instilling a culture of personal accountability around those parameters.

“I can measure everything today, and that is both a blessing and a curse” said Heidi Melin, CMO, Plex Systems. “The curse is you have to decide what the most important things are to measure to demonstrate accountability.”

“Modern marketing has undergone significant changes in the last few years,” said Andrea Ward, vice president, Marketing, Oracle Marketing Cloud. “To help marketers successfully navigate these changes and drive measurable results, we teamed with The CMO Club to produce this guide. The guide provides invaluable insights from marketing leaders at some of the world’s largest brands and reminds us all to continue to focus on key marketing tenants of acumen, alignment, agility and accountability. These themes are at the heart of the Oracle Marketing Cloud, which enables marketers to activate the right data, in the right way, in the right channels at the right time, in order to stay ahead of their competition.”

Contact Info Erik Kingham
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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.

About CMO Club

The CMO Club is the world's most engaged and inspired community of Senior Marketing Executives who help each other solve their biggest challenges within a candid, trusted and sharing environment. Collaboration fueled by inspiring events and within the members-only Digital Solutions Clubhouse raises the standard for what is required to be a successful Chief Marketing Officer. With more than 850 members, The CMO Club is the go-to center for today's Senior Marketer for peer-based personal and career success support. For more details, please visit www.thecmoclub.com

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Seminar: Managing Open Source To Maximize Opportunity And Minimize Legal Risk

Black Duck Software Press Releases - Mon, 11/16/2015 - 23:28

BakerHostetler
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Continental Breakfast will be served 

Tightening budgets and competitive pressures have many technology companies turning to open source software (OSS) to increase agility and accelerate innovation. However, a recent Gartner report states that 50% of companies will face challenges due to a lack of OSS policy and management.

While OSS provides many competitive advantages, most technology companies are yet to uncover its full potential. Many have no strategy for optimizing development with OSS and often ignore or are unaware of the technical, business and legal challenges of multi-source development. Companies are similarly unaware that the OSS being used within their business environment and, in many cases, already contained within their own proprietary code, may be subject to a myriad of security vulnerabilities and exploits. Indeed, OSS governance has moved past traditional license compliance concerns and the focus on the secure use of OSS has moved front and center.   

We invite you to attend our legal seminar where Judy Selby, Partner, and Oren Warshavsky, Partner at BakerHostetler and Matthew Jacobs, General Counsel at Black Duck Software will cover:

  • The latest OSS trends 
  • Overviews of some of the most popular OSS licenses (including the GPL)
  • OSS, a focus on security 
  • Policy, Procedures and Best Practices
  • Some common case studies for OSS 
Event Dates:  Thursday, December 3, 2015 Lead Segment:  License
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Siemens Customer Testimonial: ‘Polarion’s Helping Solve the Problem’

Polarion Software - Mon, 11/16/2015 - 17:47
At Polarion Software, we pride ourselves on working closely with our partners and customers, providing the best solutions to meet your needs. It’s a symbiotic relationship that we take great care in nurturing, in order to provide you with the greatest Requirements Management, QA, and ALM software to perform your daily operations in an effective manner.
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Squire.js

Software Development Tools Directory - Mon, 11/16/2015 - 15:51
Squire.js is an open source dependency injector for Require.js users to make mocking dependencies easy!
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Krypton

Software Development Tools Directory - Mon, 11/16/2015 - 15:50
Krypton is a Selenium based Open Source framework for your QA Automation needs. It helps Manual QA Testers become experts in Automation without any requirement of programming knowledge. Meant for Web and Mobile it supports common features like Cr ...
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Join Polarion Software at Product Innovation Boston 2015

Polarion Software - Fri, 11/13/2015 - 16:26
Polarion Software will be exhibiting during Product Innovation Boston 2015 conference and expo later this month. PI Boston takes place on Nov. 17 and 18, and will be located at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel.
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What Security Tools Miss

Black Duck Software Press Releases - Thu, 11/12/2015 - 17:00
Webinar

Static analysis tools, dynamic analysis tools, and PEN testing tools are all essential weapons against the “bad guys.”  But for the 78% of companies worldwide that use open source software in their application development these tools are ineffective in identifying and mitigating open source security risks across their application portfolios.
 
Join Mike Pittenger, VP of Product Strategy at Black Duck Software as he discusses what these tools miss and how to:

  • Automate the identification of all the open source – including code snippets –  throughout their code base
  • Automatically map known open source security vulnerabilities to the open source that is in use
  • Accelerate the triage process and track remediation
  • Continuously and dynamically monitor all open source in the code for newly identified vulnerabilities.
SF Campaign ID:  70160000000pmi1 Asset Value:  Low value Redirect:  https://www.blackducksoftware.com/resources/webinar/what-security-tools-miss Lead Segment:  License
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Oracle Business Intelligence 12c Helps Organizations Boost Their Digital Transformation Through Agile Visual Analytics

Oracle Database News - Thu, 11/12/2015 - 15:18
Press Release Oracle Business Intelligence 12c Helps Organizations Boost Their Digital Transformation Through Agile Visual Analytics Major Release Delivers Unmatched Levels of Visual Simplicity, Business Agility and Scalable Performance

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Nov 12, 2015

Oracle today announced the general availability of Oracle Business Intelligence 12c (BI 12c), designed to deliver an entirely new experience for blending and visually analyzing any data in an enterprise-scale analytics platform. The foundation of Oracle’s analytics offerings, Oracle BI 12c allows people across the organization to leverage a single integrated platform for self-service, visual data discovery and quickly find answers to pressing business questions while in the office or on the go.   Analytics offerings today force organizations to make a difficult choice between business agility and enterprise scale: Desktop solutions offer agile visual analytics but are limited to user-managed or departmental data; traditional BI solutions offer scalable performance on IT-managed data, but compromise agile self-service and time-to-value. Only Oracle BI 12c delivers both in a no-compromise, modern platform that empowers people with stunning visual analytics as well as curated dashboards and analysis across personal, departmental and enterprise data. Oracle BI 12c advances the state-of-the-art with an integrated platform delivering self-service visual analytics, a re-imagined user experience, optimized in-memory processing, built-in advanced analytics and simplified administration.   “We were impressed with what we saw in the Oracle Business Intelligence 12c Beta program,” said Arvinder Singh, BI solutions architect, Land O’Lakes.  “Data mashup is a big win for the business, allowing people to upload Excel data and combine results with existing OBI data for quick analysis and data visualization means users can quickly create meaningful, versatile dashboards without getting too technical.”    With the new enhancements in Oracle BI 12c, organizations are able to benefit from:  
  • Integration of data visualization and self-service data blending with enterprise analytics capabilities in the same offering, allowing customers to achieve the best of self-service agility and IT-managed reliability.
  • Intuitive search-driven analytics enabling people to type or speak questions and receive visualizations in response, broadening the reach and adoption of analytics across the organization.
  • Optimized in-memory processing for best use of system resources, enabling faster analysis on more data from personal, departmental, enterprise and Big Data sources.
  • Simplified administration and a streamlined upgrade process, delivering significantly lower cost of ownership.
“Our customers recognize that making informed decisions at the speed of today’s business requires a no-compromise analytics platform – one that empowers people with visual analytics, without compromising scale and reliability,” said Hari Sankar, group vice president, Business Analytics, Oracle. “Oracle BI 12c provides an enterprise-class visual analytics platform with everything customers need -- rich visual analytics and extreme performance, with simplified administration and governance.”   Oracle BI 12c offers compatibility and integration with the full breadth of Oracle’s analytics offerings, both on-premises and in the cloud. Oracle’s consistent technology approach ensures continuity of experience and portability across its entire analytics portfolio – in the cloud and on-premises– making it simpler for customers to adopt the environment of their choice and scale as their needs evolve.   Contact Info Tara Hanney
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Oracle
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A Success Story: TomTom Saves Serious Time with Ranorex Mobile Automated Tests

Ranorex.com: Latest News - Thu, 11/12/2015 - 13:38

TomTom is best known for being a global leader in navigation and mapping products and developing innovative products that make it easier for people to keep moving towards their goals. Since 2004 they have sold over 75 million portable navigation devices (PNDs).

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For their innovative PND feature called “Bring your own connectivity”, TomTom wanted to automate Bluetooth Interoperability (IOP) tests on iOS and Android phones. With this feature, people can connect with mobile phones via Bluetooth to get real-time traffic information on the TomTom navigation device.

The Ranorex test automation solution best met the company’s goals in terms of improving quality and efficiency through robust object identification, multiple technology support and easy integration into Jenkins continuous integration and HP ALM. With support from Ranorex, they set up a robust test framework and are now able to easily create maintainable test automation scripts.

Ranorex helped TomTom to achieve major time savings and reliable test results by automating their mobile tests.

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“In the past we were manually executing our tests and it took us ten man days, but now we can execute them automatically with Ranorex within four hours. Ranorex saves us lot of time and provides us with reliable test results.”

 Harpreet Singh Sethi – Senior Manager, PND Product Unit at TomTom

 

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OAT Solutions Summit in Brazil, November 25th

Inflectra News - Thu, 11/12/2015 - 01:00

As part of the summit, OAT Solutions will be introducing Inflectra’s SpiraTeam ALM, as well as covering in more detail SpiraTest, Rapise and introducing TaraVault.

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Oracle Introduces Oracle Knowledge Advanced Cloud to Meet Customer Demands for Modern, Multi-Channel Customer Service and Support

Oracle Database News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 14:00
Press Release Oracle Introduces Oracle Knowledge Advanced Cloud to Meet Customer Demands for Modern, Multi-Channel Customer Service and Support Oracle’s new cloud solution enables global organizations to significantly improve customer experiences and reduce support costs

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Nov 11, 2015

Oracle today launched Oracle Knowledge Advanced, a new cloud solution within the Oracle Service Cloud that helps organizations deliver a better customer experience, while reducing overall customer support costs. Fully integrated into Oracle Service Cloud, the new cloud-based knowledge management solution enables organizations worldwide to effectively create and refine their knowledge assets to deliver a seamless cross-channel customer experience in 33 languages for both end customers and contact center agents.

In today’s digital economy, customers want effortless engagements, and will increasingly leverage web or mobile self-service as a first point of contact with an organization. This makes it essential that organizations are able to leverage knowledge management to provide exceptional, effortless customer engagements and increase customer loyalty.

In fact, according to Forrester Research’s September 2015 report Vendor Landscape: Knowledge Management for Customer Engagement, “Knowledge delivered to the customer or the customer-facing employee at the right time in the customer engagement process is critical to a successful interaction,” wrote Kate Leggett, vice president & principal analyst, Forrester Research. “When done correctly, deeper knowledge can be used to personalize an interaction, increase customer satisfaction, reduce call handle time, lead to operational efficiencies, increase customer engagement, and ultimately drive conversion and revenue.”

To help organizations around the globe meet customer demands and deliver the right answers through self-service channels, Oracle Knowledge Advanced cloud delivers rich capabilities including highly accurate cross-lingual search using natural language processing and self-learning algorithms, flexible authoring and workflow, rich analytics and customizable self-service and agent-facing knowledge applications. By taking advantage of federated search, organizations can find and display knowledge in one single interface regardless of where it is located, including the knowledgebase, other content stores and social sites.

Oracle Knowledge Advanced cloud also helps organizations drive efficiencies across the contact and engagement center by empowering agents with timely information at the point of need. The new release provides a complete web self-service solution with the integration of Knowledge Advanced and Customer Portal that enables brands to easily create and deploy pixel perfect service experiences using built-in tools and widgets. “Oracle’s internal deployment of Oracle Knowledge Advanced along with Oracle Service Cloud has been a huge success”, said Mark Sunday, CIO Oracle. “Oracle’s ‘My Help Customer Portal’ offers a single place for our employees to find out how to do something, make a request, or obtain support. In addition to modernizing the support experience for Oracle employees, it has helped IT and other internal service providers be more efficient, proactive and productive by including Knowledge directly in the support process.”

The addition of Oracle Knowledge Advanced cloud reinforces Oracle Service Cloud's commitment to helping organizations deliver successful customer experiences. Oracle Service Cloud is part of Oracle's Customer Experience Cloud, which also includes Oracle Marketing Cloud, Oracle Sales Cloud, Oracle Social Cloud, Oracle Configure, Price and Quote Cloud and Oracle Commerce Cloud.

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asad.mushtaq@oracle.com Diana Wong
Oracle
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Inflectra Offices Closed for U.S. Veteran's Day Holiday November 11th, 2015

Inflectra News - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 01:00

Inflectra's Offices are closed on Wednesday November 11th, 2015 in observance of the U.S. Veteran's Day public holiday.

We will reopen for business as usual on Thursday November 12th, 2015. If you have an urgent technical support issue, please submit a help desk ticket on our website.

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Altova Releases MobileTogether Version 2.0

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 11/10/2015 - 17:11
Altova has announced new features in the 2.0 release of MobileTogether, its paradigm shifting mobile development framework for multi-platform, data-centric apps. The 2.0 version of MobileTogether opens doors to a whole new market of developers wh ...
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New Zephyr Product Releases to Support JIRA 7

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 11/10/2015 - 16:17
Zephyr has announced the support for Atlassian products with several product announcements which include the support of the newly released 7.0 versions of JIRA Software, JIRA Core and JIRA Service Desk as well as Add-ons for Bamboo and HipChat in ...
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MariaDB Offers Hybrid Cloud Database for Microsoft Azure

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 11/10/2015 - 16:05
MariaDB has announced that MariaDB Enterprise Cluster with MaxScale is now available on the Microsoft Azure Marketplace. The highly scalable solution is based on MariaDB Enterprise and Galera Cluster and is integrated with MariaDB MaxScale. It ha ...
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Atollic Launches Free TrueSTUDIO C/C++ IDE

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 11/10/2015 - 15:51
Atollic has announced the launch of the new TrueSTUDIO Lite, a completely free, commercial-quality IDE without code-size or device usage limitations. This gives the ARM development community a high-quality, free-of-charge tool that everyone can s ...
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