DevConnections, powered by Microsoft User Community will start next Monday
This autumn DevConnections will be October 31 to November 3 2011 at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, NV, USA. This is third time SoftElegance attended at DevConnections, the gathering of professionals from Microsoft User Community.
The show is separated by the ‘connections’ and include ASP.NET & Silverlight Connections, Visual Studio Connections, SQL Server Connections, SharePoint Connections, Exchange Connections, Windows Connections, Windows Azure Connections, HTML5 Connections.
DevConnection allows to “explore the latest trends and get the most up to date information and training available”. We are looking forward to get the latest news from the upcoming event and share it.
Despite technology breakthroughs over the years, software development remains costly and error-prone
Today we’ve found interesting study about software development projects statistic. “The data about software development projects is sobering—as it has been for decades. Too many projects still end up way over budget and behind schedule.”
This study covers 10 000 software projects and found that 21% of them had failed, meaning they weren’t completed or were rejected by the customer. About 37% of the projects in the study were deemed successful: They came in on time and within budget, and users accepted the result.
The rest 42% of the projects were found to be challenges: They were late, over budget, not meeting users’ needs, or all of the above. This it new study published at 2011 by Standish Group.
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IDC Manufacturing Insights supply chain strategies
The IDC Manufacturing Insights Perspective looks at the notion of clock speed in the supply chain, how the accelerating pace of business is causing manufacturers to rethink their approach to the supply chain, and the way that supporting IT capabilities are consumed.
Custom software development for supply chain automation is one of the strongest SoftElegance’s skills. We are always in touch with the latest trends and perspectives in supply chain.
This perspective covers Supply Chain Strategies; it covers regions: North America; covers categories: Manufacturing, Industry Focus.
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Study reveals industries boosting investment in IT outsourcing
The retail, manufacturing, telecoms and media sectors in Europe and EMEA have spent more on IT outsourcing during the first 9 months of 2011 than in the whole of last year.
Based on study “Study reveals sectors boosting investment in IT outsourcing” ComputerWeekly has found that in Europe, Africa and Middle East companies have spent more on IT outsourcing.
Martyn Hart, chairman at the National Outsourcing Association, said the retail sector is an example of a sector harnessing IT outsourcing to become more efficient and attract more customers.
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Gartner has released two researches about enterprise IT spending and about the future of IT.
New Gartner’s research found that enterprise IT spending estimates to total $2.7 trillion in 2012. In 2011 expected spending was $2.6 trillions. The increase is 3.9 percent.
Also Gartner’s analysts say it’s needed to oust the old, legacy systems in favor of mobile, cloud computing systems.
Today we would like you to know more predicts about IT spending and how to invest this budget, Gartner has found on it’s researches.
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Microsoft plans to bring ‘big data’ analysis by integrating Hadoop into Windows and SQL Server
This week Microsoft announced collaboration with Yahoo Hortonworks to develop a Apache Hadoop implementation for Windows Server, SQL Server 12, and Windows Azure platforms.
Hadoop is an open source platform for big data analysis and working with unstructured data. It also works on clusters of computers or servers. The preview of Hadoop-based service for Windows Azure will be available by the end of 2011, and the Server’s Hadoop implementation will work with the existing BI tools.
“Microsoft’s strategy is to groom Linux-friendlier Hadoop to fit snugly into Windows environments, thus giving organizations on-tap, seamless, and simultaneous access to both structured and unstructured data via familiar desktop apps, such as Excel, as well as BI tools such as Microsoft PowerPivot”, said Ted Samson, InfoWorld’s senior analyst.
Custom-development with SharePoint is a popular strategy for IT departments.
SharePoint Server 2010 adoption is very strong, and this version of the product has the strongest features yet for custom development. Application backlogs growing, many organizations will find themselves taking on SharePoint “customization” projects to meet business demands.
The survey on customer experiences with Microsoft SharePoint shows a successful product moving crisply through a major upgrade, from Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS 2007) to SharePoint Server 2010. SharePoint usage is strong in organizations of all sizes and in most industry sectors. The product’s continued success has two conflicting facets for application development and delivery pros.
John R. Rymer and Rob Koplowitz has prepared the great research SharePoint Custom-Development Strategy Is More Crucial Now Than Ever. “The stage is set for a big upswing in custom application development on Microsoft SharePoint“.
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U.S. IT companies send their jobs offshore and not going to cut IT budgets.
SIM’s (Society of Information Management) survey shows that offshoring has become so engrained in IT processes that 65% of businesses do it for some aspect of their business. SIM has published it’s annual survey of IT budgets and technology trends last week.
Based on data collected from CIOs and senior IT leaders at 275 companies, survey found that nearly a quarter of the companies using offshore services did so to run existing systems applications. And another 20% said they used offshore services to manage their infrastructure.
The other good news for offshore IT service providers is that companies aren’t cutting IT budgets. Last year, 65% of the firms responding to this survey said their budgets would be equal or greater to the previous year. That increased to 83% this year, and 85% of the respondents said next year’s budgets would be equal or better than their current budgets.
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We definitely want you to know: almost every organisation intends to migrate software to SaaS.
Gartner’s research: “User Survey Analysis: Software as a Service, Enterprise Application and Vertical Software Markets.” Nearly all organisations expect to invest in SaaS, according to a it’s survey.
Researchers found 95% expect to invest significantly in software as a service. The communications (52%), utilities (51%) and banking and securities (49%) industries rank highest with SaaS deployed across the horizontal and vertical-specific categories sampled.
Demand for software as a service remains strong as net-new deployments increase. Gartner’s analysts explore adoption trends and projected use across regions, company size, and enterprise application and vertical software markets.
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Yesterday at SoftElegance we had internal discussion about upcoming Windows 8.
The first we’ve discussed in Metro style apps, what does it mean for developers. Than little bit about desktop, it’s UI and all legacy applications. Also it was discussed some new features like Hyper-V virtualization on ‘client’ version, support or ARM architecture. And for the end some feedbacks about BUILD conference.
Our main focus was on development part of Windows 8, or what Windows 8 will mean for developers.
Please find our SlideShare presentation about the keynote topics we’ve discussed. This is not full of information presentation, it’s just the main topics to discuss.
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