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The digital thread

COMMENTARY

I’m at an Alfresco event in New York, and was lucky enough to get to sit next to a senior IT executive from a very large industrial conglomerate at dinner last night. I was explaining the outline of the MWD Advisors research framework, and also outlining how we see digital technologies’ value as being about […]

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Looking forward at IBM Connect 2016

COMMENTARY

Earlier this week, IBM hosted its annual collaboration conference, IBM Connect, which once again took place in Orlando, Florida, although this time at a new venue (the Hilton Orlando) for the first time in 10 years. After the uncertainty surrounding the 2015 event, IBM Connect 2016 felt like a refreshing new start, building upon many […]

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Is TIBCO still serious about tibbr?

RESEARCH REPORT // FREE

Since TIBCO’s acquisition and privatisation in late 2014, the once bubbly tibbr has largely dropped off the radar in the social collaboration market, with little in the way of marketing, PR or product announcements for the last 12 months. So is this still an area of investment for TIBCO, or should customers and prospects be […]

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On the Radar: OnBase by Hyland

RESEARCH REPORT // PREMIUM

Hyland OnBase is a single enterprise information platform for managing content, processes and cases, available on-premise or in the cloud. The company currently has over 14,500 customers. Who? Hyland, creator of OnBase, is based in Westlake, Ohio, U.S., with offices in twelve locations worldwide (including Brazil, UK, Germany, Switzerland, Australian, and Japan). What does it do? […]

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IBM extends its case for content management into the cloud

RESEARCH REPORT // PREMIUM

IBM’s Enterprise Content Management (ECM) suite is now infused with analytics and process management capabilities that enable it to construct solutions for case-based ECM. The company’s recently announced partnership with Box has begun to extend a traditional on-premise reach into cloud and hybrid scenarios, so that its ECM tools (and custom applications built upon them, […]

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Software AG – bouncing back?

COMMENTARY

Software AG has posted its preliminary results for Q4 and full-year 2015. Q4 saw a significant bump in revenue: is the German home of ARIS and webMethods on a growth path again? The company’s Q4 results show a 23% rise in revenue associated with its Digital Business Platform segment (which equates to the combination of ARIS and […]

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Communication and social adoption: a marathon, not a sprint

COMMENTARY

It’s no secret these days that achieving widespread adoption of social collaboration technologies in an organisation is not easy: you can’t trust viral adoption to get there by itself, and too often I come across stories where initial enthusiasm for an organisation’s new social initiative just petered out after six months or so. There are […]

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BPM technology review 2015: Appian

RESEARCH REPORT // PREMIUM

Continuing to uphold the reputation it gained as the first provider of cloud-based BPM technology, Appian continues to forge process application deployment innovations through its Appian Platform. The Appian Platform has always been about much more than delivering core BPM functionality (with bundled collaboration, content and document management tools and portal technology) and this trend […]

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Social collaboration: Igloo Software

RESEARCH REPORT // PREMIUM

Despite operating in a highly competitive landscape, Canadian vendor Igloo Software has established a strong profile in the social collaboration market with its highly flexible and configurable cloud-based intranet/extranet solution. Top takeaways Igloo Software provides a flexible, configurable, hosted platform for social collaboration Unlike some social collaboration platforms where the user experience is the same […]

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