Idevnews Latest News http://www.idevnews.com Find our latest news! en-us How a Multi-Cloud Strategy Protects Against Failure: When Cloud’s Crash, What’s Your Plan? http://www.idevnews.com/stories/7013/How-a-Multi-Cloud-Strategy-Protects-Against-Failure-When-Clouds-Crash-Whats-Your-Plan Today, tons of websites and mobile apps rely on Amazon S3 and other cloud-based services. Clouds have proven convenient and cost-effective. But  to guard against when clouds fail Cloud Foundry Foundation CTO Chip Childers suggests a multi-cloud approach. Kony, KMC Controls Use Microservices To Drive Velocity, Variety for Mobile, IoT Apps http://www.idevnews.com/stories/7007/Kony-KMC-Controls-Use-Microservices-To-Drive-Velocity-Variety-for-Mobile-IoT-Apps Kony Inc., a cloud-based provider of mobility, omni-channel and IoT solutions, is helping forge  an intriguing bridge between the worlds of mobile apps and IoT. IDN talks with Kony’s Burley Kawasaki about their unique partnership with KMC Controls, a leader in building automation. MuleSoft ‘Crowd’ Looks To Remove API Speed Bumps; Spur More API Reuse, Collaboration and Fluidity http://www.idevnews.com/stories/7004/MuleSoft-Crowd-Looks-To-Remove-API-Speed-Bumps-Spur-More-API-Reuse-Collaboration-and-Fluidity As APIs have become more critical to enterprise efforts to reshape IT and enable digital transformation, MuleSoft execs say it’s time to remove the speed bumps that can impede API adoption and innovation.  IDN talks with MuleSoft’s Ahyoung An about Crowd, the latest edition of company’s API-led connectivity platform. MicroStrategy 10’s Latest Update Drives Innovation with Broader Connectivity, Support for ‘Intelligent’ Narratives http://www.idevnews.com/stories/7001/MicroStrategy-10s-Latest-Update-Drives-Innovation-with-Broader-Connectivity-Support-for-Intelligent-Narratives With version 10.7, the latest update to the MicroStrategy 10 platform, users for the first time can build custom connectors to almost any data source. Users will also be able to add more context to their dashboard, with the power of intelligent narratives. The Data Value Chain: Steps for Monetizing Your Data http://www.idevnews.com/stories/6998/The-Data-Value-Chain-Steps-for-Monetizing-Your-Data In today’s data-driven enterprise, the mad dash to capture and analyze mountains of new data can overwhelm both IT and the business.  Information Builders’ Rado Kotorv shares the secrets of a Data Value Chain, a methodology to turn any feelings of data chaos into an easy-to-follow roadmap to profits and ROI. With Spring ‘17 Release, AppDynamics Helps Application Teams Ship Faster and More Reliably http://www.idevnews.com/stories/6995/With-Spring-17-Release-AppDynamics-Helps-Application-Teams-Ship-Faster-and-More-Reliably With its AppDynamics Spring ‘17 release, the company is setting its sights on aligning the entire business on a single goal -- the ability to continuously delivering high quality mobile and web apps.  The latest edition adds a new developer toolkit and major updates to AppDynamics’ Enterprise iQ and Business iQ. Webscale’s Cloud Web Application Firewall Takes SaaS Approach to Web App Security http://www.idevnews.com/stories/6992/Webscales-Cloud-Web-Application-Firewall-Takes-SaaS-Approach-to-Web-App-Security For web site and application operators, attacks at the application layer can be varied – and catastrophic. Webscale is adding a SaaS-based firewall to its cloud-based web application delivery platform. Mendix Says Low-Code Platform Drives Speed of App Development & Fuels Digital Innovation http://www.idevnews.com/stories/6989/Mendix-Says-Low-Code-Platform-Drives-Speed-of-App-Development-Fuels-Digital-Innovation In 2017, the low-code platform sector is on fire, making it faster and easier to build web and mobile apps. At Mendix, their recipe for ‘low-code platform success’ goes beyond speed, with features to drive innovation from a lifecycle perspective. IDN speaks with Mendix CTO Johan den Haan about the importance of smart integration, collaboration and control.  SmartBear Looks To Speed Up Design, Documenting APIs with Updated, Unified Swagger UI and Editor http://www.idevnews.com/stories/6986/SmartBear-Looks-To-Speed-Up-Design-Documenting-APIs-with-Updated-Unified-Swagger-UI-and-Editor SmartBear Software is offering a new unified open source Swagger Editor and UI to make it easier to design, document and consume APIs using the OpenAPI/Swagger toolchain.  SmartBear also adds IBM Cloud to its commercial SwaggerHub integrated API platform offering. Customer Experience is King for App Success; Monitoring Strategies Need To Adjust http://www.idevnews.com/stories/6983/Customer-Experience-is-King-for-App-Success-Monitoring-Strategies-Need-To-Adjust A satisfying customer experience far outweighs all other metrics for app success.  That said, a survey from BigPanda finds it is getting more difficult for IT to effectively monitor apps and systems.  IDN looks at BigPanda’s survey – and suggestions to bridge this gap.