Information Management August 3, 2016

Data Lakes v. Data Warehousing In the Digital Transformation Boom

We are living in a digital era, in which the numbers of channels we use to interact and engage are always increasing. Businesses must transform to keep pace with, when, how, and where the digital customer wants to engage. They need quick insight from data to make rapid strategic and proactive decisions. But where is all of that data being stored?

Fortune July 31, 2016

This Is Where Women Have An Advantage In Tech

The MPW Insiders Network is an online community where the biggest names in business and beyond answer timely career and leadership questions. Today’s answer for: How do you excel in a male-dominated industry? is written by Colleen Smith, vice president and general manager of OpenEdge at Progress.

The VAR Guy July 25, 2016

Changes to the Channel: Rebranding around Digital Transformation

Rebrands happen. And more often than not, they are based on well-informed considerations and good intentions. But there’s no denying that a move this significant inspires curiosity at best and reservations at worst. When a technology partner lets its channel know that it’s going to rebrand around digital transformation, there might be some initial alarm before the excitement can set in. So how can you get your partners on board?

eWeek July 19, 2016

12 Key Guidelines for Making a Digital Transformation

The old rules no longer apply, and that's a tough reality to face. Digital disruption is now part of our daily existence. It's time, and highly appropriate, for businesses of all sizes to face this new dynamic and begin to plan for a more integrated, technical future. Progress came up with 12 actionable principles an organization must consider as it plans for digital transformation.

Computerworld July 13, 2016

Next government must ensure coding in schools is a priority

The Australian Workforce Productivity Agency predicts that in 2025 there could be an undersupply of qualifications for key ICT occupations, with employment projected to grow between 64 and 72 per cent faster than overall employment growth, and account for around 5 per cent of all employment in 2025.

Diginomica July 11, 2016

More digital can be digitally-tragic, not digitally-transformed

Digital transformation ain’t easy or straight forward, so much so that a large percentage of are pretending it doesn’t apply to them, even though they know it does. So is that an opportunity for vendors to move in and do it for them? It could be if they realise it is not about shifting more of their technology.

CMSWire July 10, 2016

Grow Your Digital Initiatives With Smart, Agile CMS Platforms

Businesses now are expected to be more agile than ever and capable of responding immediately to changing businesses conditions. They must also manage and optimize customer experiences across multiple digital channels and devices. To accomplish these digital initiatives, they rely on the latest evolution of content management systems (CMS).

PCR June 29, 2016

What businesses need to be aware of when embracing digital transformation in a mobile-first world

Mark Armstrong, VP and MD EMEA at digital transformation firm Progress, talks about the importance of keeping the user in mind when upgrading a firm's IT systems.

Baseline Magazine June 29, 2016

Why the Digital Transformation Is Stuck in Neutral

The majority of IT decision-makers fear that their company may be losing ground to competitors in launching a digital transformation, according to a recent survey from Progress. The accompanying report, "Are Businesses Really Digitally Transforming, or Living in Digital Denial?" indicates that relatively few organizations are fully immersed in digital strategy programs. However, they realize that these programs serve a vital purpose in improving customer experiences, expanding market reach and uncovering new revenue streams.

CIO June 20, 2016

IT talent biggest roadblock to digital transformation

A global study from IDT, conducted in collaboration with SAP, surveyed 81 executives (65 percent of which identified themselves as CIOs) and found that 80 percent of businesses cite digital transformation as a priority. However, according to the report, only 35 percent of respondents said their business actually had a "clearly defined digital transformation strategy."

Forbes June 14, 2016

4 Smart Fan Engagement Initiatives The Green Bay Packers Are Working On Right Now

NFL Teams are not often seen as innovators in the digital space. In most cases, they’re the last people to find out about a technology their fans have been using for years. Most teams see the social writing on the wall but battle against the truth for years, desperately clinging to the traditional shreds of last decades’ communication channels. This is not the case with Green Bay Packers who are tackling several digital and social initiatives at once.

SiliconANGLE June 8, 2016

Connectivity is king: The democratization of data | #SparkSummit

Connectivity is the theme of this interview, as Sumit Sarkar, chief data evangelist at Progress, works to enable connectivity in any direction, making it open in what he calls a “democratization of data.”

Forbes June 4, 2016

What, Exactly, Is A Digital Strategy? It Depends Upon Who You Ask

A recent survey, sponsored by Progress, finds digital transformation, where it is occurring, is happening in fits and starts, not as part of any grand sweeping strategies. Most of the 700 decision makers in the survey — which appear to be executives in charge of digital initiatives — say they are still taking incremental steps (75%), rather than having a digital strategy fully rolled out or in production. June 1, 2016

7 habits of highly effective developers

Great programmers aren't always the most productive ones, and the developer who gets the everyday jobs done well is much more effective than the one who occasionally reaches dizzying coding heights. And for most employers it's the area under the curve that counts, not the highest point it reaches.

SD Times May 23, 2016

SD Times blog: Telerik mostly blends into Progress

Paul Nashawaty, senior director of product and solutions marketing at Progress, was discussing the new DigitalFactory solutions the company has created to bring a more holistic view to companies across multiple types of development and deployment. Those solutions combine several Progress product lines—DataDirect, Telerik and Modulus among them—into a comprehensive suite.

CRN Magazine May 23, 2016

Progress Launches Development Platform For Digital Transformation Applications

Progress is jumping into the digital transformation arena, launching a new software development toolset that digital agencies and strategic service providers can use to build omni-channel customer engagement applications for their customers.

Loyalty360 May 18, 2016

Companies Hit Road Blocks En Route to Digital Customer Experience Transformation

According to a new global survey (“Are Businesses Really Digitally Transforming or Living in Digital Denial?) from Progress, most marketers freely support and understand the inherent benefits of “going digital,” but the majority of respondents are hitting road blocks.

Boston Globe May 17, 2016

In The Name of Progress (Software)

For Progress Software chief executive Phil Pead, a corporate rebranding has turned out to be more than presenting a new corporate face to the world. It's also about rallying employees around unifying themes.

SDTimes May 16, 2016

Progress creates DigitalFactory solutions

Organizations today understand the need to digitally transform their businesses, as customers do more shopping online and on mobile devices, yet the complexity of this transformation has made many organizations feel like they’re already too late.

ITProPortal May 16, 2016

Businesses in denial over digital transformation

Businesses have conflicting thoughts when it comes to digital transformation, a new and extensive study by Progress suggests.