Cambridge University Engineering Society Venture Competition

By Jeff Peel – I’m very honoured to have been asked to be a judge and speaker at the upcoming Cambridge University Venture Competion, organised by CUES – the University’s Engineering Society. Venture teams have been beavering away over several weeks and will present their ideas on October 13 in Cambridge.

Other speakers include:

  • Alex Kendall (CTO at Wayve)
  • John Hasar (Smart Energy Innovation Manager at BEIS)
  • Oliver Armitage (Founder & CSO at Cambridge Bio-Augmentation Systems)
  • Julie Alexander (Director, Urban Development & Smart Cities at Siemens)
  • Noemi de Hevia Mendez (Telecom Lead at DGCities)
  • Sam Ibbott (Head of Smart Cities at EIC)
  • Tauni Lanier (Founder of EcoCapital)

Anaeko showcases object storage credentials for software defined solutions

Client Media Release

Anaeko, the ‘third platform’ developer and consulting business, has today announced that it will be showcasing its IBM Cloud Object Storage expertise at IBM’s data storage event in London from today.

Anaeko has been an active player in the third platform wave over the last decade, focusing on mobile computing, social media, cloud computing, big data analytics and the Internet of Things (IoT).

The IBM Technical University is an opportunity for Anaeko to present the depth of its capabilities in software defined solutions – especially IBM Cloud Object Storage built on the Cleversafe platform. According to leading industry analysts, object storage provides vast scale with reduced complexity and reduced longer term management costs. It’s for this reason that the object storage market has been growing markedly on the back of other IT market segment growth such as cloud computing and application specific data analytics.

According to Colm Hayden, CTO of Anaeko, “The success of 3rd platform technologies including cloud, mobile, social and analytics has resulted in the exponential growth of data storage requirements to IDC’s predicted 44 zettabytes of data by 2020. Software defined storage platforms such as IBM Cloud Object Storage extend the scope of traditional storage hardware which is prohibitively costly and complex to manage at this scale. Over the last number of years Anaeko has enabled the delivery of software-defined storage solutions by integrating Cleversafe’s market leading object storage platform with products from Microsoft, Symantec, Veritas, Gladinet, Citrix, iRODS, Cloudera and Apache.”

He continued, “Anaeko combines deep Cleversafe expertise with world-leading integration skills to develop high performance plugins and validate compatibility with object storage APIs including S3 and OpenStack. We’re keen to hear from other attendees at the Technical University about how we can leverage our unique competency.”

Further information about Anaeko can be found at http://www.anaeko.com/

ServiceClarity and Clearvision Partner to Transform Productivity in Agile Software Development

 

Client Media Release

serviceclarity3Belfast & Southampton, October 12, 2016ServiceClarity, a provider of SaaS-based strategic reporting tools for cloud development and operations managers, has today announced a partnership with Clearvision, consulting specialists in JIRA.

Software developers across the world are increasingly relying on JIRA as a means of managing multiple, concurrent, cloud-based application development tasks and projects. JIRA is developed and marketed by Atlassian who serve over 50,000 customers globally, including 85 of the Fortune 100.

Clearvision, an Atlassian Enterprise and Platinum Expert, helps client companies implement JIRA alongside offering expert consulting, support, hosting and training services for the rest of the Atlassian tools.

Clearvision is now extending its JIRA-focused offerings to customers that need a more strategic view of software projects. By implementing ServiceClarity, customers are provided with a richer, deeper and more strategic view of multiple software development projects in real time.

According to Colm Hayden, CTO of ServiceClarity, “JIRA is a superb tool for managing cloud based software projects. But when many projects are being managed concurrently it’s impossible to tell what’s going on at a macro level, or what productivity levels are being achieved by different teams. ServiceClarity provides this strategic view – allowing software managers to drive efficiencies in development, operations and support by measuring the KPIs that matter – cost, quality, time-to-market and customer satisfaction.  Our partnership with Clearvision allows heavyweight JIRA users to optimise their development and operational processes, reduce cost and deliver business value  – with the support that’s required from a global JIRA implementation specialist.”

Gerry Tombs, Managing Director of Clearvision, explains the logic of this ‘strategic view’ of software development:

“The cloud allows development teams to deliver faster than before, using many ready-made resources. However, it is not uncommon for this to result in project bloat, poorly designed processes, and quite a degree of duplication of effort. By having a more strategic view – made possible by ServiceClarity – JIRA users can reap the double benefits of great project management tools as well as better management of development resources. It’s this combination of strategic and project management that makes ServiceClarity with JIRA particularly compelling. And we’re there to help ensure everything works seamlessly.”

For further information about ServiceClarity please visit http://www.serviceclarity.com/. For information about Clearvision’s Atlassian JIRA services visit https://www.clearvision-cm.com/atlassian/

Kevin Franklin at Qt Developer Days

Kevin Franklin, Associate Director of Quadriga Consulting, presented the findings from our first Qt Developer survey – part of the QtInsights programme – at Qt Developer Days in Berlin in November.  The presentation was recently posted online.

Our developer survey of Qt Developers was one of the most comprehensive ever undertaken.  It provides a deep insight into the focuses and expertise of a huge developer community.  In the presentation, Kevin presents an overview of the research findings. A white paper is also available via QtInsights.com