Hard on the heels of a recent move to make its Watson supercomputer a service that developers can invoke via RESTful APIs, IBM is now making $100 million available to help developers build cognitive computing applications that can run on top of Watson.
Given the rabid nature of most of their fan base, professional football teams were among the first organizations to see the value of developing mobile applications to get closer to those fans. The problem for most teams now is the stadium WiFi experience they provide to their most loyal fans leaves much to be desired.
The Salesforce1 platform that integrates customer relationship management (CRM) with analytics, social networking and mobile computing software has seen its momentum grow with a 96 percent increase in the number of active Salesforce1 mobile app users
The convergence of big data analytics and the API economy has been prognosticated for a while. Now Apigee wants to turn that prediction into reality. With the acquisition today of InsightsOne, the provider of API integration and management tools is moving to tightly couple predictive big data analytics software with applications looking to invoke analytics via an API. Instead of building predictive analytics capabilities from the ground up, Apigee CEO Chet Kapoor envisions a world where developers apply analytics to any number of processes via an API.
You don’t have to look much further than the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this week to see how dominant mobile computing is becoming. In fact, a recent survey of 6,698 developers conducted by Appcelerator found that 44 percent of enterprise developers will create and publish APIs that external developers will optimize for mobile computing. Another 45.3 percent said they would likely do so, creating a total of 89.3 percent. That total would suggest a mass movement is well under way.
There’s no shortage of controversy when it comes to healthcare these days, but from a developer perspective, the increased usage of electronic medical records (EMR) represents a potential boon. The challenge is that a lot of those records are locked up in proprietary systems that for the most part are fairly inaccessible.
While developers have traditionally had a love-hate relationship with Facebook over the years, a new survey suggest that at least for the moment, developers want to be friends with Facebook more than ever.
More analytics applications than ever are being developed using the open source R programming language. This means integrating these applications with all the other applications that need to consume that information has become something of a challenge. With the release of version 7.0 of its commercial implementation of an R programming environment, Revolution Analytics is trying to simplify that process.
One of the more subtle trends starting to emerge as 2014 approaches is that end users are increasingly self-servicing their data integration requirements. As integration services continue to mature in the cloud, the days of end users’ dependence on developers to connect various sets of data are coming to a close. A case in point is Adeptia, a provider of data and application integration software that plans to extend the reach of its software directly to end users.
It’s no secret that Dell placed a big bet on software companies in the last few years. The hard part will be pulling all the assets together under a shared integrated framework. The company is working through the first phases of that effort now, according to Dell Software president John Swainson.