Forbes July 25, 2017

How Chatbots Are About To Change Communication

If you haven't heard of chatbots yet -- or your experience is limited to novelty programs like Cleverbot -- chances are you'll be seeing more of them in the coming years. Why? Because companies are slowly starting to leverage chatbots as a way to manage basic communication tasks that used to belong solidly to the realm of human capabilities.


IT Brief July 19, 2017

Exclusive interview: Democratising data science & making AI more accessible

So far, the company has completed two acquisitions, relocated its APJ headquarters to Melbourne, and is now in the process of expanding its cognitive computing and machine learning footprint.


Inside Small Businesses July 13, 2017

How SMEs can harness the IoT alongside Google and Amazon

More than ever before, Australian businesses are investing in new technologies and harnessing data gathered through the recording of human interactions and machine activity to create new revenues and grow their businesses.


TechTarget July 10, 2017

Progress snaps up mobile BaaS vendor Kinvey to extend app dev wares

Progress' addition of the Kinvey BaaS to its app dev tools lineup adds strong back-end capabilities intended to complement its Telerik front-end mobile development platform. Kinvey -- the fiercely independent maker of mobile BaaS, or backend as a service, application development tools -- is independent no more.


IT Brief Australia July 4, 2017

How artificial intelligence can prevent machine failures

Despite rapid advances in technology, we’re still seeing many stories of product recalls, factory failures and other types of maintenance accidents repeated, year after year. Just last March, Ford recalled almost 5,000 cars locally after seven burst into flames and more than 50 caught fire overseas.


CNBC June 28, 2017

Progress Software just dropped $49 million on start-up Kinvey to help companies build smarter apps

Progress on Wednesday announced that it has acquired Kinvey, a start-up that offers a service that developers can use to build and host mobile apps that integrate with existing enterprise software systems. The deal cost Progress $49 million.


Fortune June 28, 2017

Progress Software Is Buying App Development Specialist Kinvey for $49 Million

Progress, a maker of application development software, is buying Boston-based Kinvey for $49 million in cash. Kinvey, which fostered development of business-oriented mobile apps, will help Progress (PRGS, -0.06%) provide tools that companies can use to build apps that run on smartphones, tablets, desktops, TV screens, or wherever is most appropriate, Kinvey's founder and chief executive Sravish Sridhar told Fortune.


Computer Business Review June 16, 2017

Why Cognitive-First Applications Will Define the B2B World

With numerous reports on the exponential growth potential of trends such as IoT, machine learning and cognitive app development, there is no doubt the world is becoming increasingly connected and apps are becoming more intelligent.


CIO Australia June 15, 2017

Adopting cognitive-first mindsets: the first step in driving artificial intelligence success

The numerous reports on the growth, potential and effects of artificial intelligence (AI), IoT, and machine learning have caused many businesses to question what it will all mean for them. Automation, in one form or another, is already a part of our daily lives. A recent ADP report said Asia Pacific business leaders are increasingly recognising how AI technology can translate into higher productivity for organisations.


E&P June 13, 2017

Cognitive Predictive Maintenance Helps Manage Data Flood

The oil and gas industry is in the midst of a titanic period of disruption. It’s troubling—but not surprising—that 40% of new capital projects within the industry fail in terms of budgets and schedules, according to a study published by Booz Allen Hamilton. 


CMS Connected June 13, 2017

How Teknion Connects People, Technology & Spaces with a WCM

Located in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, India, Russia, and Malaysia, Teknion is not your regular furniture designer, as its mission is building furniture that connects people, technology and spaces. As having been dedicated to innovative and sustainable design, the company’s website is one of the most critical aspects of their business.


IoT Agenda June 2, 2017

Democratizing analytics is key to bringing IoT success to SMBs

Technology has often been dubbed the great equalizer for SMBs, empowering them to compete with industry goliaths more effectively than they could in the past. The internet of things is the latest technological enabler that companies are eyeballing, and it is poised to change the workplace — especially as the number of devices deployed by businesses continues to grow.


Website Magazine June 2, 2017

Prove Content Marketing's ROI with These Seven Solutions

How well is the content your company is producing working to convert visitors into buyers? While it is possible to attribute content to conversions within popular third-party analytics platforms, ideally it will be content management systems (CMS) that push those capabilities further - clearly mapping who viewed what and to what effect (even providing suggestions to generate more sales).


Computerworld Australia May 10, 2017

Democratise data science: The key to including SMBs in the machine learning equation

In the past two years we have heard that machine learning, predictive analytics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) will soon rule the world… and Australia. While this is exciting, today only a small part of Australian organisations with big budgets are really in the race for harvesting the benefits of the analytics era.


TechRadar Pro April 30, 2017

A closer look at the Internet of Things 2.0 – and why it’s inevitable

As IoT hardware becomes cheaper and more powerful, security in the next phase of the IoT will be critical. “Even relatively simple, everyday IoT devices have proven themselves capable of launching DDoS attacks on scales hitherto unimagined with simple GRE floods, as we saw in the case of the Mirai botnet attack,” says Rouffineau. “Imagine if those devices were more sophisticated, more powerful and more ubiquitous.”


ZDNet April 28, 2017

Analytics acquisition deals continue: it's an all-you-can-eat buffet

With this week's announcement that ERP vendor Infor will be acquiring cloud BI player Birst, the consolidation of the analytics world continued. Even as new startups in the machine learning/AI space get funded, the number of independent players in the BI and Big Data world continues to dwindle.


Baseline April 26, 2017

CMS Boosts Museum's Online Traffic and Revenue

Organizations of all types are rethinking their Web strategies as they strive to build their businesses online. But compelling content alone won't guarantee success. On-brand, user-friendly Websites optimized for search are essential to reach new audiences and generate revenue. An effective content management system (CMS) is the key to achieving those goals.


HostingAdvice.com April 26, 2017

Progress OpenEdge App Development Platform — How 55K Organizations Rapidly Build & Deploy Applications to Stay Competitive

Advancements in cloud technologies and the increasing demand to efficiently manage more data is driving enterprises to seek application modernization solutions to remain competitive. Progress® OpenEdge® is an application development environment that simplifies the development and delivery of mission-critical business applications. The platform provides a high-performing, reliable database and offers a number of tools, including a rules engine, workflow processes, and analytics, among others. 


Boston Business Journal April 20, 2017

Why Progress has pivoted to take giants like GE and PTC

Less than six months after taking over as CEO of Progress Software Corp. Yogesh Gupta is dramatically reshaping the 36-year-old firm in a bold attempt to build the next generation of software for industrial companies.


Internet of Business April 12, 2017

Progress goes cognitive-first for IIoT, who knew?

The company formerly known as Progress Software has ‘progressed’ far enough (by its own estimation) to drop the Software tag from its moniker. Like Sting, Madonna, Bono, Björk and Cher before it, the new and perhaps more snappily named Progress continues in its work to rebrand and reposition itself.