Press Coverage

No Jitter September 6, 2016

Digital Transformation or Digital Denial?

Digital technologies are radically transforming every facet of business. From the customer experience to employee engagement, user expectations keep growing. Yet many organizations have been resistant to change. This inaction now leaves digital decision makers facing a stark reality: They must digitally transform to survive -- and do it quickly.

Enterprise Apps Today September 2, 2016

DevOps, Digital Transformation Go Together

DevOps, which Wikipedia defines as "a culture, movement or practice that emphasizes the collaboration and communication of both software developers and other IT professionals while automating the process of software delivery and infrastructure changes," will play a key role in digital transformation strategies for many companies, according to Everest Group's annual report on application services.

Integration Developer News September 1, 2016

Progress DataDirect To Offer ‘Day One Support’ To Keep Pace with Changes to Popular Big Data Platforms

Enterprises continue to struggle to keep up with frequent release cycles for many big data and cloud offerings. Enter Progress, which is looking to end the frustration of keeping end-to-end projects up and running with its new DataDirect’s Day One Support program.

App Developer Magazine August 23, 2016

How Will Pokemon Go Change the Way Developers Build Apps

It seems like everyone is playing Pokémon Go, the Pokémon collecting application that took the world’s mobile devices by storm. While the gaming phenomenon is all the rage among individual users who have got to catch ‘em all, the app’s innovative combo of GPS and augmented reality technologies will have a long-term impact on mobile and business strategies as companies digitally transform their businesses.

Entrepreneur August 22, 2016

Coding in the Classroom: Learning the Future Language of Business

Being multilingual is certainly a notable attribute, but in addition to spoken vernaculars, there are other languages arguably more integral in shaping the future of business -- namely, the coding languages that make up enterprises’ robust backend structures. These languages are fast becoming more important for students to learn an early age.

FierceCMO August 22, 2016

Poll: Marketing tech integration improving, still work to be done

Marketing organizations have embraced marketing automation and technology solutions but are still working on fully integrating the systems they have in place, with a recent poll showing most teams require manual processes to get their systems to work properly.

TechTarget August 10, 2016

Digital migration ultimatum advises the time for change is now

Progress Software is best known for its application development tools and venerable database. Recently, however, it became known for stirring up the cloud computing landscape, publishing a 32-page call to arms for businesses large and small. As this manifesto puts it, "deny and fade, or survive and thrive." To explain what it is calling a "digital ultimatum," Mark Troester, vice president of solutions marketing at Progress, spoke exclusively with SearchCloudApplications.

Barron's August 6, 2016

4 New Ways to Hitch a Ride on the Cloud

Tired of hearing about the handful of tech names everyone must own? Consider roaming a bit farther afield for cloud computing. Software tool-makers Twillio, New Relic, Atlassian, and Progress Software are off-the-beaten path.

Barron’s August 5, 2016

Progress CEO Pead Aims to Ameliorate the ‘Emasculation’ of IT

The other day, Phil Pead, who’s been head of 35-year-old Progress Software (PRGS) since 2012, stopped by Barron’s offices to discuss how the company is gaining new relevance for clients in the market for software development.

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.