CMSC Media May 15, 2019

Erika Jones Recaps the ProgressNEXT 2019 Event

Last week, the CMSC Media team had the opportunity to travel to Orlando, FL to attend the ProgressNEXT 2019 Global User Conference. The event was filled with insightful sessions and networking with some of the top minds in the CMS industry. The theme of the week stood out as ‘accelerating digital innovation’, and some of the ideas and ways that partners and customers are implementing Progress Sitefinity Software’s app builds show that things are undoubtedly accelerating.


The New Stack May 14, 2019

Toronto Toll Road Takes the Fast Lane to Personalized Service

The 407 ETR, Toronto’s all-electronic, barrier-free toll highway, is just an example of the capabilities in a connected world, according to Ravi Chandler, group architect for the project.

Speaking at ProgressNEXT 2019, the Progress Software global user conference, he outlined three scenarios in which users could seamlessly use its mobile app.


The New Stack May 13, 2019

Progress Unite UX Bridges the Gap Between Designers, Developers

In an effort to bridge the gap between user interface (UX) designers and developers, Progress Software has announced a preview of Unite UX, a tool to translate design into front-end code.

It was developed after in-depth conversations with customers about their pain points. This lack of collaboration between these two functions kept coming up over and over, according to Progress Senior Director of Customer Success Dan Levy.


IoT News May 10, 2019

Hello Tractor: How the ‘Uber for Farming’ is Revolutionizing Agriculture

IoT News sat down with Hello Tractor CEO Jehiel Oliver to discuss how the company is revolutionising agriculture, particularly in emerging markets.


TechForge May 9, 2019

Daniel Levy, Unite UX: Uniting developers and designers | ProgressNEXT 2019

Ryan sits down with Daniel Levy, Product Manager of Unite UX at Progress, to learn about the new solution which aims to improve collaboration between developers and designers.


TechForge May 9, 2019

Jehiel Oliver, Hello Tractor CEO: 'Uber for Farming' | ProgressNEXT 2019

Ryan sits down with Hello Tractor CEO Jehiel Oliver to discuss how the 'Uber for Farming' came about using IoT, cloud, and AI technologies.


Developer Tech May 9, 2019

Uniting Developers and Designers with Unite UX

Developer sat down with Unite UX product manager Daniel Levy to hear Progress’ plan to bridge the gap between developers and designers.

Most of us have witnessed or experienced the disconnect. The different tools used often results in a back-and-forth with constant reiterations needed. Ultimately, this wastes effort and money with a slow time-to-market.


Developer Tech May 8, 2019

Progress CTO: Microapps Save Time, Increase Productivity

During his keynote talk at ProgressNEXT 2019 today, CTO Dmitri Tcherevik announced ‘microapps’ which promise to save time while increasing productivity.

The promise is something any sane developer would embrace. After all, as Tcherevik quips, it means increased free time for office parties.


TechForge May 7, 2019

Dmitri Tcherevik, Progress CTO: What's new, spanning form factors, and AI | ProgressNEXT 2019

Ryan sits down with Progress CTO Dmitri Tcherevik ahead of his talk at ProgressNEXT 2019 to discuss the company's latest developments in solutions like Kinvey, spanning form factors including wearables and VR/AR, and the use of AI for chatbots and more.


TechForge May 7, 2019

Ravi Chander, 407 ETR: Building a Smart Highway | ProgressNEXT 2019

Ryan sat down with Ravi Chander, Group Architect of 407 ETR, during ProgressNEXT 19 to hear how the company is building the world's smartest highway, scaling to meet the demands of its two million users, and using data to ensure users have a positive experience.


Digitalization World May 2, 2019

Focus on What Matters: Boosting the Productivity of Professional Developers

Low-code platforms have become popular tools for building apps quickly and lots of hype has been created around them. By passing on the keys to app development from the professional developer to the business user, they seem to be opening up new potential to fast-track app delivery. Functionalities such as point-and-click and drag-and-drop have simplified the process, empowering users with a basic understanding of coding to get involved. This might sound like the ideal scenario but reality shows it is not. Simplifying app development and involving business users might result in ending up with generalists unable to perform on either side – business or IT.


Boston Business Journal April 18, 2019

Largest Software Development Firms in Massachusetts

Progress was ranked as the 16th largest software development firm in MA out of 25 companies on BBJ’s first annual list.


InfoWorld April 17, 2019

When Developers Shouldn’t Trust Low-Code Platforms

The application development world is continuously changing, evidenced by the analyst community’s frequent revisions of their various categories and definitions of application development tools and platforms. The rapid evolution and consequent flux are fueled by organizations clamoring for a single platform and toolset that can help them quickly deliver omnichannel, customer-grade apps spanning desktop, web, mobile, wearables, etc.

The right low-code solution based on open standards can be invaluable in an era of “more apps, faster, that run anywhere.” That said, not all low-code solutions are created equal. Here are three red flags to watch for when evaluating a solution.


ITProPortal April 14, 2019

The New Language of High-Productivity Development Platforms

Each new – and not so new – technology trend brings its own language, complete with acronyms, jargon and marketing-speak. Consulting services website Connet lists more than 3,000 computer acronyms. Here we are going to focus on one of tech’s current hot topics: Low-code high-productivity application development platforms. Acronyms are flying: RMAD, RADP, LCDP, MADP, hpaPaaS and more. Some of the acronyms may be new, and marketers are spinning the terms “low-code” and “high-productivity” in new ways, but these technologies have been around. For a long time.


Hosting Advice April 1, 2019

Progress OpenEdge 12 Enables Developers to Modernize Mission-Critical Applications With More Robust Features and Architecture

Progress OpenEdge adds considerable value for developers who create vital apps, and it recently released its most robust update to the platform — OpenEdge 12. While Progress has expanded its portfolio, OpenEdge development remains a priority because more than 2,100 businesses use it to develop and modernize apps essential to their success. OpenEdge 12 responds to their needs by improving scalability and continuous operations while including automatic repair features. The company says users who upgrade to the latest version can expect to see up to a 200% performance boost.


Channelnomics March 29, 2019

Progress Buys Ipswitch to Expand in SMB

Application development specialist Progress is paying $225 million to acquire Ipswitch Networks, best known for its network management and file transfer tools, in a bid to gain access to small and midsize business (SMB) segment.


ZDNet March 28, 2019

Progress Acquires Ipswitch for $225 Million, Tops First Quarter Targets

Progress, which specializes in application development, said it will acquire Ipswitch for $225 million in cash.

Ipswitch makes data file transfer and network management software. Progress said the deal will add to non-GAAP earnings and cash flow as well as boost its small and medium-sized businesses products.


App Developer Magazine March 20, 2019

JavaScript Based Low Code Platform Emerges from Progress

Progress has revealed its strategy and approach for enabling high productivity application development. As part of this strategy, Progress announced the latest release of the Progress Kinvey platform, delivering a combination of high productivity, full developer control over the app experience, and operational efficiency for modern workloads with dynamic scale.


ITProPortal March 20, 2019

Identifying the MVPs in your AI deployment Strategy

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has played a critical role in business transformation strategies. Once a figment of the human imagination, it has become crucial in improving processes, enhancing employee productivity, and revolutionising the customer experience. Based on this, decision-makers are turning to their IT departments and the professionals they need to deploy AI-integrated applications.


ADTMag March 18, 2019

Progress Updates Low-Code-for-Pros Kinvey Platform

Progress Software has updated its low-code Kinvey platform that -- unlike competitors that target the "business user" audience -- positions itself as a productivity tool for professional developers.

Progress said it's providing a "new form of low-code platform" that's focused on professional developers, enabling high productivity capabilities along with delivery of different apps that run natively across devices and platforms across multiple channels.