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Adrian Bridgwater

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Qt Software has completed its plans to release the Qt source code repositories to the developer community. This news opens the door to software engineers who want to help guide and shape the future development of Qt with code contributions, translations, examples, and other offerings. Qt is a cross-platform C++ GUI toolkit available on Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows and is at the center of the UNIX / Linux KDE desktop. In addition to the source code repository release, there is also news that Qt Jambi, a Java version of the Qt GUI library, has been updated to version 4.5.0_01 and released under the LGPL. Qt Software says that it has also launched a web-based source code management system based on the principles of the Git and Gitorious open source version control and collaboration structure. The contribution model is online and will enable developers from the communit... (more)

When Is An Online Survey Not An Online Survey?

Online survey management company Vovici has this week released version 6 of its eponymously named enterprise feedback management (EFM) platform. The company says that Vovici 6 now features over 25 major feature enhancements for customers who want to build a centralized customer feedback platform across all aspects of the enterprise. With a new user interface for survey design, distribution and analysis, Vovici 6 is designed for both novice and expert users alike. Asserting that Vovici 6 is the result of meticulous research into how customers think about online survey management ... (more)

When Transaction Management Becomes a Business (Technical) Issue [#APM]

This post is sponsored by The Business Value Exchange and HP Enterprise Services Transaction management is not just for technical geeks; it is very much a subject that ‘business suits' should be focused on. But should it be seen as a business issue for technologists or a technology issue for business people? Or doesn't it matter and should transaction management be a two-way street anyway? Sometimes called business transaction management or business transaction monitoring (both conveniently sitting under a BTM acronym), this is the activity of application transaction profiling ... (more)

Internet of Things and Embedded Analytics By @ABridgwater | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

Embedded Analytics: Inside Apps, Inside Processes Now is the age of information analytics. We have (very arguably) reached a point where the insight arising from data analytics can be applied to almost every aspect of a company, in every business vertical. But what shape should that analytics be? Increasingly we talk about embedded analytics, but what do we mean? Should we be embedding analytics inside a) applications themselves, or should we b) look to embed analytics as business rules inside complete corporate processes - or should it be both? Embedded (application) analytics Th... (more)

The Business World Changed By @ABridgwater | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

The Business World Changed, Didn't You Get The Memo? It's enough to drive a regular IT market watcher to the point of despair. There has been a wide-ranging change in the way business operates driven by technology-driven transformation - could there ever be a more obvious statement to make, ever? The problem is how does it all work? The problem is how does all the data connect? The problem is which technology base and platform does a firm build its own IT stack up from? The problem is do we know why we are doing any of this in the first place? Old school traditionalists Tradition... (more)