Posts Tagged ‘Progress’

Infographic: Are businesses really digitally transforming or living in digital denial?

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

Progress survey finds businesses have under two years to make digital inroads before suffering financial and competitive losses.

“Digital disruption is now part of our daily existence as it has changed how we live, communicate and work. Yet, many organisations in Singapore continue to deny that digital technologies have already radically transformed the business landscape and struggle to embark on the transformation journey, consequently risking their survival,” said Benjamin Wong, Managing Director, Asia, Progress.

“Digital disruption is now part of our daily existence as it has changed how we live, communicate and work. Yet, many organisations in Singapore continue to deny that digital technologies have already radically transformed the business landscape and struggle to embark on the transformation journey, consequently risking their survival,” said Benjamin Wong, Managing Director, Asia, Progress.

Progress today announced the results of its recent global survey, “Are Businesses Really Digitally Transforming or Living in Digital Denial?”.

While most businesses in Singapore and other markets around the world recognise the inherent benefits of “going digital,” the majority of respondents are hitting roadblocks—lack of internal alignment, lack of adequate skills and plenty of cultural resistance.

“This survey brings to light the reality of today’s digital transformation challenges. By providing business leaders with tangible data points, we hope they will better understand the key aspects to focus on in order to succeed in the changing business landscape,” added Wong.

“This survey brings to light the reality of today’s digital transformation challenges. By providing business leaders with tangible data points, we hope they will better understand the key aspects to focus on in order to succeed in the changing business landscape,” added Wong.

Coupled with technology constraints and an overall inability to execute, the result is a growing state of anxiety about embarking on digital transformation, with some fearing it may already be too late.

The survey, conducted in Q1 2016 by Loudhouse, the specialist research division of Octopus Group, aimed to better understand how business leaders view digital transformation and learn their plans to address its challenges.

Respondents included individuals from 10 countries including Singapore, Australia, United Kingdom and the United States.

Survey respondents included a mix of more than 700 global C-Level/VP decision makers; heads of marketing, digital and IT; as well as developers, IT architects, directors, engineers and line of business managers.

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Contest: The Progress-XTC Challenge – build a cool app

Sunday, September 14th, 2014

You get to use for free US$35,000 worth of Progress software development tools, enjoy US$10,000 worth of product training and mentoring, and potentially win up to US$25,000 in market development funds.

Take up the Progress-XTC Challenge. Register by 30 September, 2014.

Take up the Progress-XTC Challenge. Register by 30 September, 2014.

The Progress-XTC Challenge is actually a contest within a contest. It is held as part of the EXtreme Tech Challenge (XTC), of which Progress Software is a sponsor.

To take part in the Progress-XTC Challenge, you’re required to build an application using one to three of the following Progress technologies:

  1. Progress Rollbase – Rapid application development for web and mobile in the cloud
  2. Progress Modulus – Platform to deploy, manage, monitor and scale Node.js applications.
  3. Progress Corticon – Rules engine to add sophisticated, automated decisioning to your application.

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Progress Software makes available Pacific aPaaS platform

Friday, August 9th, 2013

Progress Software has boosted its cloud toolset with the availability of Progress Pacific’s new data connectivity and application capabilities as part of its Progress Pacific application platform-as-a-service (aPaaS).

Progress Pacific is a new Application Platform as a Service (aPaas) for building and managing powerful, data-rich business applications on any cloud, mobile or social platform.

Progress Pacific is a new Application Platform as a Service (aPaas) for building and managing powerful, data-rich business applications on any cloud, mobile or social platform.

Progress Pacific includes the new Progress DataDirect Cloud service, Progress Rollbase, and Progress OpenEdge 11.3 development software.

“Customer and partner response to the Progress Pacific launch in June has been extremely positive and we are now delivering on our vision. It’s clear that the move to aPaaS is gaining momentum as time-to-market and data capabilities in new apps are key requirements for developers and end users. Pacific addresses these needs with rich data, visual design and open deployment capabilities in a single platform,” John Goodson, Chief Product Officer at Progress Software.

These new capabilities further Progress Software’s strategy to give anyone the ability quickly create, evolve, and customize connected business applications on demand.

The product is a platform which simplifies application development and deployment for anyone who wants to develop apps for consumers or businesses.

Think an easy drag-and-drop tool that does not require developers to have complicated programming language capability which includes new data connectivity and application capabilities.

The idea is to make modern application development a breeze to allow developers, independent software vendors and enterprises to create and roll out apps to meet the needs of their internal employees or customers’ needs.

Afterall, we live in a mobile world now where apps is the new rule of the game.

Below are more technical descriptions of the new capabilities.

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this WEEK in TECH – a selection of interesting events

Sunday, October 14th, 2012

Here’s a selection of interesting tech events happening this week (14-20 October 2012). It is not an exhaustive list and represents only a sampling of events that gives a taste of the tech pulse in Singapore.

What are some of the more interesting tech events happening in Singapore?

What are some of the more interesting tech events happening in Singapore?

This week sees the continuation of buzz building up to the General Availability of Windows 8. Intel, Samsung, HP and Sony have already showcased their respective offerings. Next week, Microsoft will be releasing Windows 8 on 26 October 2012.

Audiophiles can look forward to the launch of Swiss Piega handmade speakers by Atlas Singapore, while photographers finally see the Lytro light field camera officially launched in Singapore.

The much anticipated Samsung GALAXY Note II and GALAXY Camera will be launched at the Ritz-Carlton; while BlackBerry and ZALORA join hands to present a fashion show inspired by the BlackBerry Bold smartphones.

On the enterprise side, Progress Software and NCS are talks about growth in big data and the realtime analytic industries, while DPM Teo Chee Hean opens Techventure 2012.

Finally, wrap up the week with a bit of fun and learning at Canon Imaging Academy, shooting out-and-about Singapore and learning about shooting stock photos along the way.

15 October (Sunday)

BlackBerry JamHack 2012

5-city, 3-day, 40-hour hackathon organised by 5 developer groups & communities in Asia Pacific, supported by RIM.

Culminates in App Pitches on the last day on 15 Oct.

Venue: Delhi, Bangalore, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Manila


15 October (Monday)

Realtime analytics for business

Progress Software and NCS talks about growth in big data and realtime analytic industries.


16 October (Tuesday)

Lytro launch

Official launch of the Lytro light field camera in Singapore.

Venue: Clarke Quay


17 October (Wednesday)

Samsung launch of GALAXY Note II and GALAXY Camera

Launch of Samsung’s latest products in Singapore.

Venue: Ritz-Carlton


17-18 October (Wednesday to Thursday)

Techventure 2012

This year’s theme, “Äsia.Innovation.Renaisance”, highlights the economic transformation in Asia and opportunities for businesses from technological innovation.

Venue: Marina Bay Sands


18 October (Thursday)

Fashionably Bold

BlackBerry and ZALORA collaborates on a fashion show inspired by the BlackBerry Bold smartphones.

Venue: 72-13 Mohammed Sultan Road


19 October (Friday)

Piega launch by Atlas

Swiss Piega launching a range of exclusive handmade speakers in Singapore.

Venue: Atlas Showroom @ Windstedt


20-22 October (Saturday to Monday)

Singapore iStockalypse

iStockphoto and Getty Images are partnering with Canon Singapore to organise this 3-day photo-workshop to shoot Singapore.

Theory on Saturday, followed by portfolio review on Sunday and out-and-about shooting on Monday.

Venue: Canon Imaging Academy