Channel partners delve into Apple’s Swift programming language


Channel companies active in mobile development have begun to explore Swift, Apple's programming language for iOS and OS X. Apple announced Swift in June at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference. The language marks a departure from Apple's past focus on Objective-C, the key language for iOS and OS X applications. The new Swift language takes… Read More

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The Best Cloud-Based Enterprise Software Startups To Work For In 2014


Enterprise software start-ups continue to be an area attracting significant new investment and generating many new jobs. Tracking the myriad of start-ups and quantifying private company growth is exceptionally challenging using manual methods however. To gain greater insights into this area of enterprise software start-ups I signed up for a free first month trial of… Read More

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Narinder Singh of Topcoder: Is It the Cards, or How You Play Them?


This interview with Narinder Singh, president ofTopcoder, which administers computer-programming competitions, was conducted and condensed by Adam Bryant. Q. Were you in leadership roles early on? A. I grew up in Cincinnati, and became interested in the martial arts as a teenager. I got a black belt in taekwondo and was soon teaching classes of 15 to… Read More

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How Harvard Medical School Uses Open Innovation To Solve World-Class Scientific Problems


At the intersection of two important medical fields—immunology and genomics—lies immunogenomics, an area of research that explores the ways in which the human genome interacts with disease. Solving big-data based algorithmic problems in immunogenomics is as difficult as it sounds. When Harvard Medical School (“HMS”) decided to tackle a DNA sequencing algorithm that already had… Read More

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This company saved $300k on insurance by giving employees Fitbits


A year ago when Appirio said it was hoping to use data collected from employee wearables to negotiate a better deal on its health insurance bill, it seemed like a stretch. Could information that Appirio cobbled together about how many steps a couple hundred workers took each day convince an insurance company to lower its… Read More

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How Crowdsourcing Makes Appirio Bigger Than It Is


Cloud integrator Appirio probably has more MongoDB database programmers and Apple iOS mobile application experts than any other technology solution provider in the world, but that doesn't mean they're all on the payroll.   The company's not-so-secret weapon is the crowdsourcing community Topcoder, through which it gains access to more than 650,000 designers, developers and data scientists, who… Read More

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How to Build an App With the Crowd


I have at least 7 really cool app ideas… but I have no time, and I frankly couldn’t program them to save my life. Could you? I started looking into how I could design and make an app quickly and cheaply… Normally what I’d do is go out and hire an in-house developer (or a… Read More

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Crowdsourcing means raising an army of developers


Enterprises are grappling with a rapidly changing IT landscape and not enough in-house developer talent to deal with it. As the explosion of the cloud, Big Data, mobile and connected devices leaves organizations strapped for skills in emerging areas, more and more enterprises are turning to crowdsourced application development. Crowdsourcing development platforms give enterprise organizations… Read More

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Crowdsourced Software And What’s In For The Coders?


Fast forward a week and I’m talking to Narinder Singh, co-founder of US-based IT services company, Appirio as he stops over in London and we’re talking disruption and new ways of working. In 2013, Appirio acquired Topcoder an online marketplace for IT talent, which the company describes as the world’s largest open innovation community. Read… Read More

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How Social Onboarding Can Increase Employee Productivity


HR is often only seen as an administrative arm of the business. They manage the intake of information to get payrolls and benefits done, track employee movement through the organization and they disseminate those pesky annual spreadsheets managers use to allocate incentive compensation. But in truth, the aim of HR is to increase the productivity… Read More

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