Your cloud-based application could be a profitable product

In the world of application development, there is enterprise grade and product grade. If you’ve never heard those terms before, you’re not alone. Product grade software means a software system built at such a high degree of quality that it’s able to provide value for many different platforms, problem domains, and enterprises. Much like you…

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UniCredit Bank Suffers ‘Data Incident’ Exposing 3 Million Italian Customer Records

UniCredit, an Italian global banking and financial services company, announced today that it suffered a security incident that leaked some personal information belonging to at least 3 million of its domestic customers. Officially founded in 1870, UniCredit is Italy’s biggest banking and financial services and one of the leading European commercial banks with more than…

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Top 5 things to know about alternative data

Alternative data allows businesses to discover trends and financial opportunities without compromising consumer privacy. Tom Merritt explains the five things you need to know about alternative data. People are expressing concerns about how companies use their data, but companies keep emphasizing that they need your data in order to make money. There’s got to be…

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Unsecured Adobe Server Exposes Data for 7.5 Million Creative Cloud Users

The U.S. multinational computer software company Adobe has suffered a serious security breach earlier this month that exposed user records’ database belonging to the company’s popular Creative Cloud service. With an estimated 15 million subscribers, Adobe Creative Cloud or Adobe CC is a subscription service that gives users access to the company’s full suite of…

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7 open-source tools that make AWS Lambda better

Serverless applications strip software down to the barest of essentials: one short snippet of code, invoked and scaled on demand. Serverless is just the ticket for smaller apps, like a simple API or a single webpage, that don’t need the management overhead of an entire server or virtual machine. A serverless system simplifies life for…

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