Unveiling his third annual “Design in Tech Report” in a March 12, 2017, talk, Silicon Valley design guru John Maeda noted that design is now a top priority for venture capitalists, consultancies and even stuffy enterprise software giants.
When New Zealand–based SuiteBox launched six years ago, it started out supplementing annual company meetings with online video. But a few years in, the startup had the foresight to pivot. The new target? A market that Skype, FaceTime, Google Hangouts, DocuSign, and WebEx had missed: virtual meetings in the financial world.
With the popularity of containers and microservices, developers can push out a new crop of cloud-native applications faster than ever. But technologies that make developers’ lives easier still tend to create complexity for the IT operations teams that have to keep those apps running, warns Daniel Lopez Ridruejo, cofounder and CEO of San Francisco-based Bitnami, which provides open source application packages for Oracle Cloud and other IT infrastructure service providers.