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Startups and a Common Misunderstanding in Agile Software Development

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They didn't feel they had visibility into timelines and costs for development of their software. They couldn't plan their business.

Startup Software Development – Do Your Homework Before You Develop Anything

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I just had an all-too common conversation with the founder of a startup who had spent more than a year working with a software development company who had produced a mess. The mess really comes from a developer who was willing to get started on a product that was not fully thought out. Who are the customers? Partners?

Do Not Obsess On Names – Obsess On Delivering Awesome Customer Value

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Instead, expeditiously pick a reasonable moniker and then get back to work delivering value to your customers. Cisco” is descriptive of nothing, offering no hint as to the company’s initial router design and development proficiency. A version of this article previously appeared in the Wall Street Journal. Really? Name Game. MMM MMM!!

Software Development Companies in Southern California

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This is a private group of CTOs who are responsible for software development within their companies. They are generally the senior most person responsible for custom software development, database design, database administration, web development, etc. or focused on industry or type of company.

Nimble Partners With Call Center Software Developer

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Santa Monica-based Nimble , which develops contact management software-as-a-service, has linked up its tools with call center software developer Talkdesk. According to Nimble, the move will automatically pair information from a customer''s contact history to Nimble''s contact records and customer data.

SAIC Gets $300M Software Development Contract

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According to the firm, it will provide software development services for developing applications for the Office of Federal Student Aid (FSA), a provider of federal and government-guaranteed funding for students. SAIC has approximately 44,000 employees serving both the Federal Government and some commercial customers

Nimble Updates CRM Tools

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Santa Monica-based social CRM software developer Nimble has rolled out a new version of its platform, which it is calling "Nimble 4.0". The company charges $25 per business user per month for the software, and says it now has over 100,000 registered users and over 10,000 paid customers in 122 countries. READ MORE>>.

Yardi Wins Customer In Louisiana

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Santa Barbara-based property management software developer Yardi reported a win in Louisiana this morning, with Weinstein Nelson Management. Weinstein Nelson Management, which is based in Baton Rouge, is using Yardi's software for reporting, lead tracking, and renewals for its properties. READ MORE>>.

A Chat with Chris Tragos of Jetpack

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The HTML5 platform that we use is also available as a self service tool to customers. They wanted something custom, to close the deal.

QAD Wins Customer In The UK

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Santa Barbara-based enterprise resource planning software developer QAD says this morning that it has signed up a new customer in the UK, Snell Advanced Media (SAM), to manage its business processes company-wide. enterprise resource planning business process management international customerREAD MORE>>.

CityGrid Media Launches APIs

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West Hollywood-based CityGrid Media , the unit of IAC which operates CitySearch, Insider Pages, and Urbanspoon, said Thursday that it has rolled out three new advertising APIs for developers. The new APIs allows any developer to build and display ads from CityGrid's inventory of ads from local businesses. READ MORE>>.

Yardi Wins Customer In Vancouver

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Santa Barbara-based real estate management software developer Yardi reports a customer win in Vancouver, British Columbia, saying that it has signed up Wesgroup Properties to its web-based property management and accounting platform. yardi vancouver software real estate management accountingREAD MORE>>.

BlackLine Tops 1300 Customers

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Los Angeles-based finance and accounting automation software developer BlackLine reports this morning that it added 393 new customers in 2015 and now has over 1300 customers around the world. blackline systems growth finance accounting software saas reconcileREAD MORE>>.

Yardi Signs Customer In The UK

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Santa Barbara-based property management software developer Yardi reported a win in the United Kingdom this morning, with boutique property and asset management company Rivenhall Real Estate Limited. The financial impact of the customer win was not announced. yardi property management software cloud international

Yardi Wins Australian Customer

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Santa Barbara-based property management software developer Yardi reported a win late Monday afternoon in Australia, with Australian property investor DeMartini Fletcher. yardi australia property management software internationalFinancial details of the win was not announced. READ MORE>>.

LogicMonitor Migrates Citrix GoToAssist Customers

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Santa Barbara-based infrastructure performance monitoring software developer LogicMonitor announced this morning that it has been named the "preferred" IT performance monitoring platform by Citrix, which is decommissioning its GoToAssist Monitoring product. logicmonitor citrix gotoassist performance monitoring software

RightScale Adds New Customers

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Santa Barbara-based cloud deployment software developer RightScale said Thursday that it has added three new customers, bringing its total number of software-as-a-service providers to more than 100. rightscale cloud computing software deployment customersImpact of hte various deals was not disclosed.

Smith Micro Adds Design and Development Service

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Aliso Viejo-based software developer Smith Micro Sofware said that it has launched a new, design and development service, which will help its customers develop their own mobile apps. According to Smith Micro, the service is aimed at B2 enterprises and startups, and help them develop iOS, Android, and Windows apps.

Custom Software

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012 -- Custom Software. For many companies, custom software provides the edge they need. Improved productivity and efficiency leading to cost reductions, easier to use services leading to increased customer satisfaction and retention, a new needed product or service that is not available anywhere else.

Tealium Links With Sitecore

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San Diego-based tag management software developer Tealium said today that it has linked with Sitecore > , a developer of customer interaction and marketing software. tealium sitecore management software integration Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. READ MORE>>.

Yardi Adds Customer In The UK

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Santa Barbara-based software developer Yardi , which develops real estate property management software, says it has signed up a customer in Leeds, UK. Yardi said that Moorgarth Property Management Limited will managei ts office, industrial, and retail portfolio with Yardi's Genesis2 software. READ MORE>>.

BlackLine Trumpets Revenue Growth, Customers

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Los Angeles-based financial automation software developer BlackLine said Thursday that its Q3 revenues were up over 50 percent, as a result of customer growth at the company. BlackLine said that it now has over 100,000 users of its software, which is used by companies for automating their financial close processes.

ServiceNow Wins Colorado Customer

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San Diego-based enterprise IT software developer ServiceNow has signed up a new customer in Colorado, the firm reported today. ServiceNow said that the Colorado Springs Utilities has implemented the company''s cloud-based, software-as-a-service products for managing its IT services. READ MORE>>.

Cyberflow Analytics Acquired By Webroot

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San Diego-based cybersecurity software developer CyberFlow Analytics , which develops software to analyze network traffic to locate cyber threats, has been acquired by Webroot , Webroot said on Monday. Cyberflow's software was used for identifying network anomalies in IPv4 and IPv6 traffic. READ MORE>>.

Esri Rolls Out Replacement For Google Earth Enterprise

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Redlands-based GIS and mapping software developer Esri has launched a new product, which takes aim at enterprise users of Google Earth. READ MORE>>. esri google earth enterprise mapping visualization

BlackLine Signs Priceline, Shopify, Yodlee, Others

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Los Angeles-based accounting software developer BlackLine Systems , announced a long lineup of name brand companies who have signed up for its software this quarter, including POPSUGAR, Priceline Group Services, Shopify, Spirit Airlines and Yodlee. blackline systems software customers growth priceline yodlee shopify popsugar

Report: Snapchat Acquires Bitstrips For Around $100M

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Esri Adds Indoor Mapping Support For Retail Analytics

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Redlands-based GIS software developer Esri says it has tied with another software developer, GISinc, in a move to provide indoor mapping of customers for retailers. The deal pulls data such as customer locations inside a store and items that those customers are selecting for purchase, into Esri's ArcGIS software.

OpenX Announces Customer Numbers

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Pasadena-based OpenX Technologies , which develops ad serving software used by online publishers, is reporting this morning that it has added more than 8,000 publishers since it launched its product in October of 2008. The software developed by OpenX is used by online publishers to serve up Internet advertising.

Building Your MVP as a Non-Technical Founder

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The second bullet, getting feedback from customers is most often not valid either. It had a passionate group of 50 people attending.

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Lieberman Software Teams With Canadian Company

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Los Angeles-based security software developer Lieberman Software said this morning that it has teamed with Canadian company Aikya Security Solutions, to expand its resach in Canada. The two said that Aikya will offer up Lieberman's Enterprise Random Password Manager (ERPM) product to its customers. READ MORE>>.

Kareo Rolls Out Updated Software

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Irvine-based medical practice management software developer Kareo , led by Dan Rodrigues, said Tuesday that it has launched the next generation of its cloud-based software for outsourced billing. kareo medical office software billing cloud update Pricing on the new product was not announced. READ MORE>>.

CrowdStrike Launches New Services Offering

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Irvine-based cybersecurity software developer CrowdStrike said Monday that it has rolled out a new set of customer support and services options, to support the deployment of its CrowdStrike Falcon software. crowdstrike cybersecurity security software support customer servicesREAD MORE>>.

MaintenanceNet Acquisition By Cisco Completes

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Carlsbad-based cloud software developer MaintenanceNet is now officially part of Cisco, Cisco said this week, after it completed its acquisition deal for the company. MaintenanceNet develops cloud-based software being used by companies to better manage the renewal of recurring customer contracts. READ MORE>>.

Nimble Opens API

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Santa Monica-based Nimble , the developer of web-based, customer relationship management (CRM) tools, said today that it has launched a new application programming interface (API) and application marketplace. The company said the new API is the first in a family of APIs to help developers create applications using Nimble's platform.

MomentFeed Signs Long List of High Profile Customers

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Santa Monica-based location analytics software developer MomentFeed announced Tuesday morning that it has signed on some big brands as customers of the firm. momentfeed location analytics software saas marketing brands retail retailerFinancial details of the wins were not disclosed. The firm is led by Rob Reed.

Central Desktop Names New Board Member

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Pasadena-based software developer Central Desktop said this morning that it has added software veteran Kumar Vora to its board of directors. The company says its customers include CBS, MLB.com, WD-40, Harvard University, Workday, and many others. READ MORE>>.

Cornerstone OnDemand Lands Maersk

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Santa Monica-based cloud software developer Cornerstone OnDemand has signed on shipping and transportation giant Maersk has its newest customer, the company reported this morning. Cornerstone OnDemand's tool will be used for learning, development, and compliance efforts at Maersk, across 130 countries. READ MORE>>.

MSC Software Gets Win In Italy

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MSC Software said that Riba Composites is using both is MSC Apex and MSC Nastran Nonlinear products. READ MORE>>.

Fixing Tech’s Gender Problem Starts With Company Culture

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Software Secretaries. In 1952, 100 years after Lovelace’s death, Dr. Grace Hopper developed the first compiler. Share and Enjoy.