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Cloud and its impact on the ISV middle-ground

David Grimes, CTO at Navisite, explains the challenges and opportunities that cloud has presented for the incumbent ISV community… Over the past seven years, cloud technologies have exploded onto the scene, transforming not just IT, but businesses globally. You can be the best in your vertical but unless you have a forward-thinking IT strategy, the… Read More

Dell to sell software branch to private equity consortium

Dell is set to sell its software business as it looks to place a heavier focus on the recent acquisition of storage vendor EMC Corp. According to today’s press release, a consortium led by private equity group Francisco Partners and hedge fund Elliott Management has confirmed that it would be taking over Dell Software for an… Read More

Beaten British banks need to modernise and improve software quality management

Lev Lesokhin, EVP Strategy and Analytics, CAST, highlights the weaknesses in UK banking IT, and explains why we are falling behind U.S. and European counterparts… Following outages at some of the UK’s leading banks including Barclays and, most recently HSBC, which left customers unable to access funds for up to two days, means system failures are… Read More

UK banks must raise quality of code to avoid future outages

Vishal Bhatnagar, senior vice president and country manager at CAST UK, writes about the importance of software quality and UK banks’ negligence in this respect… A recent spell of outages at leading UK banks has served to draw attention to the lack of IT visibility in these institutions. The systems used by some of these… Read More

Microsoft seeks to win over corporate market with new Windows 10 OS

Microsoft has announced plans to gear its new Windows 10 operating system towards enterprise customers in an effort to recapture dwindling corporate adoption following its Windows 8 mis-hit. Unveiled yesterday by Windows executive vice president Terry Myerson, the new software will be made compatible across a wide range of devices including smartphones, tablets, and PCs…. Read More

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