Software Development is a term to encompass the processes of software engineering combined with the research and goals of software marketing to develop computer software products. Synonyms include software life cycle and software process. There are several models for such processes, each describing approaches to a variety of tasks or activities that take place during the process.
OpenShift Enterprise by Red Hat® is an application platform to help organizations develop, deploy, and manage existing and container-based applications seamlessly across physical, virtual, and public cloud infrastructures. Built on proven open source technologies, OpenShift Enterprise helps application development and IT operations teams modernize applications, deliver new services, and accelerate development processes.
CA Technologies, a software company servicing the majority of the Global Fortune 500, wanted to help its internal development teams get its world-class apps to market faster. By using OpenShift Enterprise by Red Hat, CA Technologies was able to provide a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) for its internal teams to more quickly build and deploy Software-as-a Service (SaaS) applications for its external customers. Development times dropped from months to weeks in most cases. In addition, the new system offers maximum scalability by automatically spinning up or spinning down servers based on user load.
Cisco is a leading provider of networking solutions that transform how people connect, communicate, and collaborate. A US $47 billion global company, Cisco develops intelligent networks and technology architectures for customers in industries ranging from government and military to healthcare and transportation. To help keep pace with rapidly changing customer demand, Cisco built its internal Lightweight Application Environment on OpenShift Enterprise by Red Hat. With this solution, Cisco IT delivers application middleware quickly and easily to internal developers through a self-service portal. Cisco has decreased time to market for new applications, streamlined the infrastructure using containers, increased operational efficiencies, and improved the developer experience.
There are a growing number of examples of how software and the cloud have the power to be disruptive technologies. Amazon and Alibaba in retail, Square and Apple Pay in finance, Uber and Lyft in transportation, and Netflix and Spotify in media are all examples of recent software-based services that have revolutionized how we do business. This potential for disruption across all vertical industries is driving a requirement for enterprises and their IT organizations to be more agile and responsive to changing business environments.
Built with proven open source technologies, OpenShift Enterprise by Red Hat helps application development and IT operations teams create and deploy apps with the speed and consistency that business demands.
It’s a digital world and you’re going to have to provide software services, whether to service the internal needs of your business or the demands of your customers. Doing so isn’t optional. The effective use of technology delivers business value.
The traditional technical and cultural challenges that large, hierarchical IT organizations face become more visible during times of IT transformation, such as the adoption of cloud technologies, DevOps practices, and agile methodologies. Persistent organizational culture is organic, and it can be extremely difficult for IT leaders to dictate it effectively from the top down. IT leaders can, however, use technology to encourage proper incentive structures in all levels of the organization. This paper explores the role of OpenShift by Red Hat in creating an atmosphere where creative and passionate developers can succeed frequently and quickly. Their success means decisionmakers can impact organizational culture and more rapidly achieve their goals. In this way, IT leaders can harness the efficiency and persistence of spontaneous organization, despite the inherent limitations of hierarchical systems.
The Middleware Services Group within Information Technology Services (ITS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill needed a comprehensive, dynamic solution for frequent server provisioning requests and, in particular, managed servers. Without such a solution, the likelihood that users would employ outside vendors significantly increased. Use of outside vendors would potentially increase security concerns, present additional costs, and further complicate system administration. Moving to a fully-interoperable Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering, built on OpenShift Enterprise by Red Hat, has allowed the middleware services team to deliver a flexible development and hosting environment that has fostered innovation and increased peace of mind.
Today’s business world is evolving at a faster rate than ever before. Customers and partners expect IT organizations to rapidly deliver new products and services while maintaining legacy applications and infrastructures, grappling with vendor lock-in, and operating on constrained budgets. In the face of all these challenges, IT organizations struggle to keep up with the demands of the business. These pressures are forcing strained organizations to review their processes and infrastructure to find new ways to increase their ability to quickly deliver high-quality applications.
Amadeus is a leading provider of innovative technology solutions for the global travel industry. To meet changing customer demand, the €4 billion company needed a new computing platform that was highly available, flexible, and tolerant to infrastructure fluctuations. Amadeus chose OpenShift Enterprise by Red Hat as the foundation for its new application infrastructure. When the project is complete, Amadeus expects the cloud solution to decrease system latency for better customer service, increase platform availability, streamline operations through automation, and reduce time to market for new services.
FICO, a data analytics software company, wanted to diversify into new markets its core offering of providing on-premise software to major corporations. To do this, the company launched FICO Analytic Cloud, a cloud delivery channel that enables FICO to serve organizations of all sizes. FICO Analytic Cloud was first launched in 2013 and provides Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) access to FICO Decision Management Platform, which allows customers to use FICO tools and technology to create, customize, and deploy applications and services. FICO Decision Management Platform is built on OpenShift Enterprise by Red Hat, which provides the PaaS tools and support FICO needed to rapidly scale the platform and Analytic Cloud.
In a multi-database world, startups and enterprises are embracing a wide variety of tools to build sophisticated and scalable applications. IBM Compose Enterprise delivers a fully managed cloud data platform so you can run MongoDB, Redis, Elasticsearch, PostgreSQL, RethinkDB, RabbitMQ and etcd in dedicated data clusters.
The database you pick for your next application matters now more than ever. It can be difficult, and oftentimes impossible, to quickly join today's data into the relational model. Learn how a NoSQL database can act as a viable alternative to or compliment an existing relational database.
Once you know that a document oriented database is the best database for your application, you will have to decide where and how you'll deploy the software and its associated infrastructure. Download this white paper for an outline of the deployment options available when you select IBM® Cloudant® as your JSON store.
IBM API Connect is a comprehensive management solution that addresses all four aspects of the API lifecycle: create, run, manage and secure. This makes API Connect far more cost-effective than limited point solutions that focus on just a few lifecycle phases and can end up collectively costing more as organizations piece components together. Download this datasheet and find out how IBM API Connect can help your organization.
Discover how best-in-class organizations are using financial consolidation as the catalyst to better strategic financial analysis and business decision making. Learn about how the best finance operations deliver faster, more accurate and more automated close and consolidations. Hear about Space Saver a Prophix customer and how his company uses Prophix for financial consolidation and to help them plan their product inventories, their product discounting strategies, and their product mix.
Prophix develops Corporate Performance Management (CPM) software that companies use primarily to manage processes in the finance department, streamlining budgeting, planning, financial reporting and consolidation, and scorecarding.
For over 25 years, Prophix has served as a valuable partner to professionals in corporate Finance departments around the globe. In so doing, Prophix has continuously developed, tested, and refined technology solutions that help companies become more profitable, more efficient, and more future-ready.
With Prophix you can produce rolling forecasts, multi-year forecasts, daily forecasts and driver-based forecasts. With a centralized application, organizing fragmented data from multiple sources and change assumptions easily and create a multitude of scenarios.
In this IBM limited-edition Dummies book, you’ll learn what operational decision management (ODM) is and how it can benefit your organization by helping to:
- Enable faster and more agile change so your business can react more quickly to opportunities and threats
- Automatically capture knowledge so it can be reused to make better business decisions
- Manage compliance better by providing a clear record of the rules that govern business operations
- Make operational decisions more predictable and repeatable while also allowing you to model, measure, collaborate on and refine these decisions as your business needs change
- Improve customer service with more consistent and accurate rules-based decisions, as well as by personalizing the user experience