In June 2013 SoftElegance attended Gartner IT Infrastructure & Operations Management Summit
Gartner.com: “Gartner IT Infrastructure & Operations Management Summit 2013 will help I&O leaders apply authoritative thinking, leading-edge strategies and tactical best practices to their enterprise I&O planning and initiatives.”
We’re really glad and satisfied attending Gartner’s event. We heard a lot, new and proven concepts, future and predictions. One of the first keynotes was about what does the future hold for Infrastructure and Operations?
The main ideas are that it will be required to care about BYOD and mobile apps, that I&O will loose control over the architecture because of SaaS applications, that business unit managers will spend more on IT, more and more critical business applications will be sources via the cloud.
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£38.7bn UK’s total production came from IT outsourcing
Research into the UK outsourcing sector found that 7.4% of the UK’s total production came from outsourcing, and about a third of that – some £38.7bn – was IT outsourcing. It is a sector that adapts to market conditions, reshaping itself to give customers what they want.
The past year has seen the public sector feature heavily in outsourcing news. The government wants to cut costs, so it has been trying outsourcing models. At the same time, it is putting pressure on its suppliers to do more.
Based on ComputerWeekly’s “Top 10 IT outsourcing stories of 2012”
We’ll cut some stories from the original article and the three most interesting are:
General Motors insourcing: One off?
One of the big stories recently concerning outsourcing IT is one about doing the opposite. GM is in the process of insourcing its currently heavily outsourced IT. GM originally bought EDS as its internal IT department before spinning it out as a separate company. It continued to buy services from EDS. Then EDS was acquired by HP, and now, a few years down the line, GM is bringing almost everything in-house.
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Best Practices to the Standard Object Modeling Language
Today we had the next internal discussion “UML distilled and software for visual modelling“. It starts from the seminar and very brief discussion of the Unified Modeling Language. Then we discussed who and how used UML in real production projects, discussed the best practices, and which diagrams should be really helpful.
Starts from Visual Studio 2010 integrated tools for visual modelling looks rather helpful, it also can be mapped to the source code, and vice versa to visual diagrams.
Also we found UML Distilled: A Brief Guide to the Standard Object Modeling Language rather good handbook for UML.
SoftElegance become a sponsor of the International Programming Olympiad
SoftElegance announced its support of the 7th Open Students Programming Olympiadnamed after S. O. Lebedev and V. M. Glushkov “KPI-Open”, which will take place from 9 till 14 of July 2012 in Kiev, Ukraine.
This contest is driven by National Technical University “Kyiv Polytechnic Institute” with the support of Ministry of Education and Science, youth and sports of Ukraine, and Cybernetic Center of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, since 2006.
Aside from providing general support for the Contest, SoftElegance will hold its own competition on practical programming with separate rewards and prizes.
Please find the full press-release at KPI-Open official website.
More information at SoftElegance website.
ASP.NET MVC 4 Beta released 15 February 2012
Yes, ASP.NET MVC (Model-View-Controller) 4 Beta was released last week. And it’s a great post of Scott Guthrie, VP in the Microsoft Developer Division ASP.NET MVC 4 Beta. There’s no sense to repost all article and features, but here is the most important information for executives.
The ASP.NET MVC 4 Beta release works with VS 2010 and .NET 4.0. The ASP.NET MVC 4 will also be built-into the upcoming VS11 / .NET 4.5.
ASP.NET MVC 4 includes new support for building mobile web applications and mobile web sites, including new mobile project template. ASP.NET MVC 4 includes support for creating “Web APIs”. More about ASP.NET MVC 4 Beta at official Microsoft’s ASP.NET website.
Enterprise Manufacturing Intelligence Forecast till 2016 to Growth
Here at SoftElegance we are always deep in our customers industry. Manufacturing is the one of such industry we are keeping in touch. This post is about enterprise manufacturing intelligence, the one of the fastest growing segments of Manufacturing Execution Systems.
Enterprise Manufacturing Intelligence (EMI), or simply Manufacturing Intelligence (MI), is a term which applies to software used to bring a corporation’s manufacturing-related data together from many sources for the purposes of reporting, analysis, visual summaries, and passing data between enterprise-level and plant-floor systems, according to Wikipedia.
Enterprise Manufacturing Intelligence market experiencing rapid growth. The Enterprise Manufacturing Intelligence market is one of the fastest growing segments of the CPM/ MES global automation software and service markets. The market growth is a result of manufacturers need for timely information to support and drive operational decisions.
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What is the future of Microsoft Silverlight? Will HTML5 break Silverlight6?
The latest version of Silverlight is 5, it was released on December 2011. And since those date there are no news about the future of Silverlight. The company saying that’s too early to comment the future. Can Silverlight survive in a world of HTML5?
“Silverlight is a powerful development tool for creating engaging, interactive user experiences for Web and mobile applications. Silverlight is a free plug-in, powered by the .NET Framework and compatible with multiple browsers, devices and operating systems, bringing a new level of interactivity wherever the Web works” says official MS website. So can it live together with HTML5?
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To be successful enterprise apps must be…
Originally “The new rules for enterprise apps” posted by Minda Zetlin for ComputerWorld. SoftElegance as software development company with major part of enterprise customers attended in the latest trends in enterprise IT world.
“To be successful today, enterprise software must be more user-friendly, get updated more often, and offer users outside your company more transparency than ever before”.
In this post you’ll find some of most important new rules for enterprise apps and software.
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How to include the entire software process to enterprise level, not just development process
The Enterprise Unified Process (EUP) is the modified Rational Unified Process for the enterprise need, adopted RUP to software development process at enterprise level. The original source is ‘The Enterprise Unified Process: Extending the Rational Unified Process’ book by Scott W. Ambler, John Nalbone, and Michael J. Vizdos.
Book short description: This book describes the fundamentals of the Enterprise Unified Process (EUP), an extension of the IBM/Rational Unified Process (RUP) that helpsmake it a full IT lifecycle. This is a “how to” guide usingreal-world experiences and examples for the practitioner. Enterprise Unified Process is built onbeing an add-on to the RUP, instead of a detractor.
Also we introducing you ‘Introduction to the Enterprise Unified Process (EUP)’, the whitepaper summarized the book The Enterprise Unified Process: Extending the Rational Unified Process, published by Prentice Hall PTR, February 2005.
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If you’re looking to have software written for you that does exactly what you need it to – whether it’s for internal or external-use purposes – it’s vitally important that you consider bringing in external specialists to craft it for you.
If you’re a company that doesn’t normally specialise in software development, but you want to get some branded programs out there for the public or the industry you’re connected to to use, you may not be ideally set up to build that software, and that’s where outsourcing becomes a smart choice.
Whether you’re designing new phone software to appeal to those browsing handsets on o2.co.uk or you’re a financial advice firm that wants to offer its clients helpful software and digital tools, then an outsourced software developer can add their expertise and insight, while at all times remaining under your command.
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