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Yellowfin officially launched in Zimbabwe

Yellowfin, a Business Intelligence (BI) tool service provider originating from Australia, recently convened a session in Harare where they spoke to the Zimbabwean market as they officially unveiled the international brand to the Zimbabwean community.

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Progress Software Announces Intent to Acquire Telerik

Progress Software Corporation today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately held Telerik AD, a leading provider of application development tools, for $262.5 million. Telerik enables its 1.4 million strong developer community to create compelling user experiences across cloud, web, mobile and desktop applications. Telerik's revenue for the last twelve months was over $60 million, with annual bookings growth of over 20%. Progress expects the addition of Telerik to be slightly accretive on a Non-GAAP basis in the first year following the acquisition.

The combination of Progress and Telerik will create a comprehensive cloud and on-premise platform offering that enables developers to rapidly create beautiful applications driven by data for any device or cloud. The combined offering will enable developers to create highly personalized user experiences, powerful applications and connections to multiple data sources without being limited by cloud or device.

"User experience is defining the way application software is being selected. Telerik's strength is in helping developers create elegant, custom user interfaces for their cloud, web-based and on-premise applications," said Phil Pead, Progress CEO. "Building applications today is truly complex. Developers also must deal with security, scaling, massive amounts of data and the ability to deploy on a large number of different devices. Together, Progress and Telerik can help to solve these issues so that developers can focus on building software that solves business problems."

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Yellowfin voted World's most innovative BI three years in a row

Yellowfin has been recognised as the world's most innovative dashboard and ad-hoc reporting vendor for the 3rd year in a row in BARC's The BI Survey – the world's largest survey of BI users.

"Yellowfin is clearly the leader in innovation, a key advantage being sought by all types of organizations seeking to compete in today's global economy." – BARC's The BI Survey 14

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Progress Software Announces Intent to Acquire Telerik

Progress Software Corporation today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately held Telerik AD, a leading provider of application development tools, for $262.5 million.

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Yellowfin voted World's most innovative BI three years in a row

Yellowfin has been recognised as the world's most innovative dashboard and ad-hoc reporting vendor for the 3rd year in a row in BARC's The BI Survey – the world's largest survey of BI users.

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Progress ranked in 'Software Magazines' Software 500

Progress has been ranked #178 based on total worldwide software and growth rate during the 2013 fiscal year.

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DYOA boosts demand for PaaS

Research commissioned by Progress Software has revealed that the new age of 'Develop Your Own Application' (DYOA), much like Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), is driving demand for rapid application development Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) technologies.

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Progress '2014 Making a Difference' conference a huge success

One hundred and twenty delegates from across South Africa converged at the Progress Africa 'Making a Difference' conference, held at the Champagne Sports Resort in the Drakensburg from 27 to 30 July.

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Nucleus Supply Chain Management turns to Yellowfin BI

When Nucleus Supply Chain Management, a leading South African outsource/co-source supply chain management group needed an interactive dashboard solution, it turned to Yellowfin BI.

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Yellowfin launches Yellowfin 7.1 analytics platform: Makes world-class Location Intelligence easy

Global Business Intelligence (BI) and analytics software vendor, Yellowfin, has launched the latest version of its BI platform, yellowfin 7.1. Enhancements in yellowfin 7.1 concentrated on extending three core technical areas, by boosting Location Intelligence capabilities, improving CSV support and increasing the number of visualizations supported by Yellowfin's Auto Chart functionality.

For a detailed overview of all enhancements and improvements contained in yellowfin 7.1, download the official Release Notes here.

New mapping capabilities: World-class Location Intelligence has never been simpler

yellowfin CEO, Glen Rabie, said that the most important innovations delivered in yellowfin 7.1 were the unique enhancements made to Yellowfin's mapping capabilities, which would make world-class Location Intelligence accessible to users of all types and organizations of all sizes.

"The ability to analyze organizational data from a geographical standpoint is critical, across all industries, because research indicates that 80 percent of business data is location-relevant," said Rabie. "Despite this, the vast majority of organizations have struggled to source, collate and analyze the necessary location-based data to underpin location analytics. yellowfin 7.1 changes that, delivering the Location Intelligence features required to quickly create beautiful enterprise mapping and a brilliant analytical experience."

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Progress Predicts an End to the "Application Ice Age' in 2015

Technology has reached a tipping point. It now belongs to everyone. The underlying tools have become ubiquitous and as a result, everyone is becoming empowered by today's affordable, high-powered devices. As enterprises look to build their business on top of this landscape, Progress predicts five major technology trends that will shape the year ahead.

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AIGS appoints sales and marketing director

AIGS has appointed Gustav Piater as Sales and Marketing Director. With a wealth of experience within the sales and marketing arena in the ICT sector, Piater will be responsible for marketing and sales team leadership, as well as driving positive revenue growth.

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Inclusion promotes success

The most fundamental way to make a difference – in your personal or your business life – is in creating positive interpersonal interactions. However, all too often, prejudice and discrimination rears its ugly head.

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The promise of PaaS

echnology has forever altered the way we interact in our business and personal lives. The consumerisation of IT is forcing businesses to rethink how they run IT, and making them forge better, more collaborative relationships with their users.

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Progress Kicks Off Exchange 2014 with Global Partner Awards

Progress announced winners of its annual Global Partner Awards. Now in its 13th year, the Progress Global Partner Awards recognize partners across 15+ categories using one or more of Progress' core solutions for application development and deployment, including Pacific, OpenEdge, Rollbase, and Corticon. Awards were given out during a special ceremony marking the official start of Progress Exchange 2014, taking place in Orlando, Florida this week.

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First steps to a secure BYOD programme

As a recent article at Dell's Tech Page One explains, BYOD "is one of the best productivity innovations in recent years. Used properly, a motivated workforce will drive your business forward, reduce costs and improve morale. Fail to use it properly, and the potential for harm is great."

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PaaS powers a new era of app development

There is no doubt that cloud computing services have become mainstream and a core part of the ICT strategy for businesses both large and small. Over the last two years, platform as a service (PaaS) has also seen a surge in uptake, with PaaS accounting for almost a quarter of public cloud revenue in 2012, according to Market Monitor.

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