Day: September 8, 2020

Sapphire’s 2020 CIO Innovation Index focuses on startup engagement amid COVID-19

The findings include insights from more than 100 CIOs to better understand spending, strategies guiding innovation, and more.

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On Tuesday, venture capital firm, Sapphire Ventures, announced the release of its second annual CIO Innovation Index. The latest report titled “Startup Engagement Trends for the Crisis CIO” details increased investment in startup IT spending in the next year. The 2020 report was “was fielded as COVID-19 began to emerge as a global threat,” and, as a result, provides insights into the various strategies IT leaders have adopted amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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“Enterprises are under a tremendous amount of pressure to transform into digital businesses so that they can operate with speed and agility, and create new revenue sources with digital services,” said Ramin Sayar, president and CEO of Sumo Logic, in a press release.

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PUBG cuts publishing ties with Tencent Games in India a week after ban – TechCrunch

PUBG said on Tuesday Chinese giant Tencent Games will no longer be the publishing partner of the popular game in India as it attempts to allay concerns of New Delhi, which banned the game and 117 other apps last week.

Prior to Tuesday’s announcement, Tencent Games published and distributed PUBG Mobile games in India.

“Moving forward, PUBG Corporation will take on all publishing responsibilities within the country. As the company explores ways to provide its own PUBG experience for India in the near future, it is committed to doing so by sustaining a localized and healthy gameplay environment for its fans,” PUBG Corporation said in a statement.

The title, the most popular mobile game in the country to date, said it is “actively monitoring the situation around the recent bans” and is committed to “engaging with its passionate player base in India.”

New Delhi banned 118 Chinese apps last

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Maximize developer productivity: How to keep up with the CI/CD wave

Commentary: For organizations hoping to embrace modern CI/CD practices, CircleCI’s new developer hub can help.

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Exactly no one is happy about the COVID-19 era, but it has pushed enterprises to modernize their infrastructure and development practices much faster than expected. Soon after the pandemic hit, CircleCI CEO Jim Rose said that, “The pandemic has compressed the time that companies are taking to get to [modern development practices like] CI/CD” (Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery). That was early April 2020.

Since that time, things have only accelerated, which means that it has never been more important to maximize developer productivity. In a conversation with Rose, he identified a few key things CircleCI and others can do to expedite the process by which companies modernize their application development processes. 

SEE: How to build a successful developer career (free PDF) (TechRepublic)

The one positive from COVID-19

Though 2020 feels

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