BOSTON, Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The BizOps Coalition, which advocates for fundamental change in the way business and IT collaborate in modern software development, today announced its BizOps Manifesto, a new framework designed to connect technology investments to business outcomes.
Leaders across industries have learned that too often, software investments are not tied to business outcomes. A recent survey revealed that 78 percent of respondents said the disconnect between IT and business units results in significant costs. This misalignment often creates waste and hinders productivity and innovation.
“The harsh, ‘new normal’ reality requires a significant focus on connecting business metrics and outcomes to every IT product and project. To accomplish these objectives, IT leadership teams require pragmatic operating models and frameworks that reduce business risks and increase operational and team efficiencies,” said Stephen Elliot, program vice president, Management Software and DevOps at IDC. “IT and business leaders who adopt BizOps have a great opportunity to win now, drive more team collaboration, deliver business outcomes, and thrive in the future.”
The BizOps Coalition
The BizOps Coalition is focused on the advancement and adoption of the BizOps methodology. In addition, the group provides thought leadership, education and best practices BizOps strategies via the bizops.com platform.
Founding members and BizOps Manifesto authors include Dr. Mik Kersten, founder & CEO of Tasktop; Serge Lucio, vice president and general manager of the Enterprise Software Division, Broadcom; Patrick Tickle, chief product officer, Planview; Sally Elatta, CEO of AgilityHealth; Evan Leybourn, CEO of Business Agility Institute; Tom Davenport, distinguished author and professor; Dave West, founder of Scrum.org Kevin Surace, chairman/CTO of Appvance.ai and many others.
“BizOps helps improve development cycles, streamline business operations, and ultimately, accelerates digital transformation for many organizations,” said Serge Lucio
Orca Security Research Reveals How Software Industry Unwittingly Distributes Virtual Appliances with Known Vulnerabilities
Software vendors are often distributing their wares on virtual appliances with exploitable and fixable vulnerabilities, and running on outdated or unsupported operating systems:
The Orca Security research study found 401,571 total vulnerabilities in scanning 2,218 virtual appliance images from 540 software vendors.
The research has started to move the cloud security industry to a safer future. Since alerting vendors of these risks, 287 products have been updated and 53 removed from distribution, leading to 36,938 discovered vulnerabilities being addressed.
For example, Dell EMC issued a critical security advisory; Cisco published fixes to 15 found security risks; and IBM, Symantec, Kaspersky Labs, Oracle, Splunk, ZOHO and Cloudflare all removed outdated or vulnerable virtual appliances.
The “Orca Security 2020 State of Virtual Appliance Security” report found that as evolution to the cloud is accelerated by digital transformation across industries, keeping virtual appliances patched and secured has fallen behind. The report illuminated major gaps in virtual appliance security, finding many are being distributed with known, exploitable and fixable vulnerabilities and on outdated or unsupported operating systems.
To help move the cloud security industry towards a safer future and reduce risks for customers, Orca Security analyzed 2,218 virtual appliance images from 540 software vendors for known vulnerabilities and other risks to provide an objective assessment score and ranking.
Virtual appliances are an inexpensive and relatively easy way for software vendors to distribute their wares for customers to deploy in public and private cloud environments.
“Customers assume virtual appliances are free from security risks, but we found a troubling combination of rampant vulnerabilities and unmaintained operating systems,” said Avi Shua, Orca Security CEO and co-founder. “The Orca Security 2020 State of Virtual Appliance Security Report shows how organizations must be vigilant to test and close any vulnerability gaps, and that the software industry
The global paints and coatings market size is poised to grow by USD 33.64 billion during 2020-2024, progressing at a CAGR of about 4% throughout the forecast period, according to the latest report by Technavio. The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment. The report also provides the market impact and new opportunities created due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Download a Free Sample of REPORT with COVID-19 Crisis and Recovery Analysis.
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Technavio has announced its latest market research report titled Global Paints and Coatings Market 2020-2024 (Graphic: Business Wire)
The growth of the global automotive industry is one of the key factors driving the global paints and coatings market growth. Economic growth in emerging countries and rising foreign investments have increased per capita income. As a result, consumers’ capacity to purchase cars has increased. Also, the public transportation infrastructure is transforming along with fleet addition. These factors are increasing paints and coatings activities in the automotive industry.
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The major paints and coatings market growth came from water-based technology segment. Water-based paints and coatings comprise water-soluble resins such as polyesters, polyacrylates, alkyds, epoxy, and epoxy esters. These resins are produced by the process of polycondensation and polymerization in an organic solvent medium. As a result, water-based paints contain alcohols, glycol ethers, and other oxygen-containing solvents that are miscible with water. Therefore, these water-paints are meant to protect against corrosion and aesthetics to the surfaces on which they are applied. Moreover, these paints have a low content of volatile organic compounds.
APAC was the largest paints and coatings market
Today’s Supreme Court Hearing On A $9 Billion Case Involving Oracle And Google Could Reshape The Software Industry
In a landmark moment in the history of the U.S. software industry, the Supreme Court held a hearing today on a long-running legal dispute that pits tech giants Oracle and Google against one another.
The case centers around whether or not a key foundation of today’s increasingly software-driven economy—blocks of code known as “application programming interfaces”, or APIs—is subject to copyright protection. Oracle claims Google infringed copyright when it used elements of the Oracle-owned Java programming language to build its Android operating system, which now powers billions of smartphones and other devices. Google denies the claim, which involves about 11,500 lines of code out of millions of new lines that it wrote to create Android. The two companies have been battling one another in the courts for over a decade, with Oracle demanding $9 billion in compensation.
The outcome of this epic legal fight matters because APIs, which enable different software applications to talk to one another and swap information, are essential for building larger systems. Developers at startups and large companies have been copying them for free for years and using them to knit together complex tapestries of applications that power online commerce platforms, advanced manufacturing facilities and other elements of modern digital economies.
If the Supreme Court ultimately rules Google did infringe Oracle’s copyright when it copied the Java APIs in question, it could trigger a tsunami of litigation as other companies seek payments for their APIs too. Google’s supporters, which include Microsoft and IBM, argue this will prove a costly headache for many companies. Some fear it will also have a chilling effect on startups and further boost the immense power of cash-rich tech platforms—including, ironically, Google itself—that are already under intense political and regulatory scrutiny.
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The Zacks Computer – Services industry is benefiting from robust demand environment for multi cloud-enabled software solutions for remote working, including online education portals, cloud-gaming and other platforms. Also, increasing adoption of digital transformative techniques in healthcare and financial services remains the silver lining for these industry participants.
CGI Group, Inc. (GIB), ManTech International (MANT), and WidePoint Corporation (WYY) are well positioned to benefit from the above-mentioned positives. Growing adoption of cyber security solutions, stringent regulatory requirements, digital healthcare and the need for business automation solutions should continue to drive the industry’s growth.
The Zacks Computer – Services industry primarily comprises companies that offer cloud and software-based solutions. Their offerings include national security solutions, business support solutions, and systems engineering as well as software application development solutions.
The industry participants cater to varied end markets and customers including intelligence, defense, U.S. government agencies, communications, banking, financial services, insurance, healthcare, as well as media and entertainment.
What’s Shaping the Future of the Computers – Services Industry
Remote Work & Online Learning Trends Boost Prospects: The industry’s growth is expected to accelerate in the days ahead on increasing number of remote workers in the wake of coronavirus-induced work-from-home wave. In this era of digital transformation, enterprises are actively seeking a common ground between on-premise and cloud infrastructures that will enable them to provide flexible and easily adoptable hybrid solutions. Notably, coronavirus-triggered demand for remote working has led to increased demand for cloud and cost-efficient business support solutions, as well as other digital monetization solutions, which bode well for the industry.
Growing Cyber Attacks a Tailwind: Increasing number of cyber attacks and related security risks are expected to keep the industry’s momentum alive. Government agencies are ideal targets for cyber attacks, as they are entrusted with sensitive information. Therefore, the