John Pierce

Splunk To Buy Cloud-Monitoring Software Maker SignalFx For $1.05 Billion

Splunk To Buy Cloud-Monitoring Software Maker SignalFx For $1.05 Billion (wsj.com) Posted by BeauHD on Wednesday August 21, 2019 @10:10PM from the expanded-capabilities dept. Splunk Inc. reached a $1.05 billion deal to buy cloud-monitoring startup SignalFx Inc., a deal that would strengthen the cybersecurity and data-analytics firm’s offerings in the fast-growing cloud-computing sector. The Wall…

Anime Studio, Khara, Is Planning To Use Open-Source Blender Software

Anime Studio, Khara, Is Planning To Use Open-Source Blender Software (neowin.net) Posted by BeauHD on Friday August 16, 2019 @08:45PM from the making-the-switch dept. The Japanese anime studio, Khara, is moving to Blender, the the open-source 3D creation software. “It’ll begin partially using the software for its current development ‘EVANGELION:3.0+1.0’ but will make the full…

California legislature bars facial recognition for police body cameras

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – California’s legislature on Thursday passed a three-year ban on state and local law enforcement from using body cameras with facial recognition software, the latest curb on technology that some say poses a threat to civil liberties. FILE PHOTO: Police officers separate demonstators during an America First rally in Laguna Beach, California,…

Software development is broken– here’s how to repair it

In the software industry, the product development cycle is broken. It’s costly. It’s laborious. And too often, product teams fail to meet their customers’ needs. And this is especially true in the business-to-business market. More than one in three “enterprise projects” — those solutions created for entire organizations, rather than individuals — come in over…