IBM may finally stop shrinking. But is it a turnaround?

IBM may finally stop shrinking. But is it a turnaround?

By Steve Lohr For 5 1/2 years, nearly the entire tenure of its chief executive, Virginia M. Rometty, IBM has reported a steady erosion of revenue. Selling off its chip manufacturing and smaller data-center computer businesses contributed to the decline. So, too, did the fact that new businesses like cloud computing, data analytics and artificial…

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Northern Trust to buy software development resources from Citadel

Northern Trust to buy software development resources from Citadel

Northern Trust has agreed to acquire software development rights of Omnium technology platform from hedge fund manager Citadel. Omnium, established in 2007, was the hedge fund administration subsidiary of Citadel before it was acquired by Northern Trust in 2011. Following that deal, the asset manager licensed Omnion’s middle and back office investment technology and rebranded…

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Amazon offers software development kit to expand Dash button replenishment program to more screens.

Amazon offers software development kit to expand Dash button replenishment program to more screens.

Amazon is expanding its Amazon Dash Services with Virtual Dash Button Service, an SDK that will allow developers to will add one-click reordering from multiple connected devices. The Dash program initially featured a physical button that would trigger reorders of supplies. By adding the Virtual Dash Button Services, Amazon can expand its supplies replenishment sales….

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5 Things to Consider When You’re Hiring A Software Outsourcing Partner

5 Things to Consider When You’re Hiring A Software Outsourcing Partner

Need a software developer? It’s easy to outsource them globally, but finding the right outsourcing partner isn’t nearly as simple — though there are some strategies out there that will make your task a little bit easier. Say, for example, that you want to outsource your software development. Maybe you’re convinced by success stories like that of Skype, which built its beta…

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Game developer uses Crypt of the NecroDancer for proposal

Game developer uses Crypt of the NecroDancer for proposal

Independent game developer Lislore Goedhard proposed to Ted Martens using a custom build of Crypt of the NecroDancer with the help of designer Ryan Clark and composer Danny Baranowsky. Martens is a pixel artist and animator on Crypt of the NecroDancer, and Goedhard enlisted his fellow NecroDancer colleagues Clark and Baranowsky to aide in her proposal. Announced on Twitter, Goedhart explained how the collaboration…

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The future of software development in 2018

The future of software development in 2018

Software development went through leaps and bounds this year with new advancements and innovations in artificial intelligence, containers, security, applications and more. With 2017 coming to a close, we asked software development luminaries and thought leaders to forecast what is next for this space in 2018. Aruna Ravichandran, VP of DevOps product and solutions marketing…

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Looking Forward to Java in 2018

Looking Forward to Java in 2018

As 2017 draws to a close, let’s look at the future of the Java platform in 2018. We enter 2018 after a year that has brought more change to the Java world than is usual. In part this is due to the arrival of Java 9, albeit almost a year late. However, over time, this…

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Microsoft in 2017: The biggest hardware and software milestones

Microsoft in 2017: The biggest hardware and software milestones

During the course of the 2017 calendar year, Microsoft introduced an updated line of products—both hardware and software—to augment its lineup of products, while continuing to provide exciting new features. It updated its existing lineup of Surface products by introducing the new Surface Pro and Surface Book 2. Both hardware follow-ups brought with them upgrades to further enhance…

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