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All change again at Zimbra/Telligent as both are acquired

Well it’s hard to keep up with these guys. Just a few weeks after I published my latest analysis of Zimbra and where it’s going, this week saw two separate acquisitions which split the two parts of the company once more. The first news was that the social collaboration part of the business (formerly “Telligent”, […]

Posted on Thursday, August 20, 2015 by

Are we post-digital yet?

We talk a lot about the digital evolution of knowledge work here at MWD Advisors how a confluence of new expectations of ubiquitous access (mobile, open, BYOD, etc.) and new ways of participating (social connections, sharing, etc.) are bearing down on organisations of all types, transforming the ways in which work gets done and […]

Posted on Friday, August 14, 2015 by

Survey results: Social collaboration in transition

Last month, we launched an online survey to take the pulse of the social collaboration market, to get insights into the current levels of adoption maturity, the experiences of those who have already embraced social collaboration, and the concerns of those who have yet to invest in this technology. We’re delighted to announce the results […]

Posted on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 by

‘Digitalisation’ and the optimal co-ordination of resources

First off I need to say that I am deeply ambivalent about the term ‘digitalisation’. There’s one too many syllables in the word. Nevertheless it’s the term used in this post from Gartner which set me to my keyboard. The title of this ‘Smarter with Gartner’ (cute branding!) post is “Digitalization or Automation Is […]

Posted on Sunday, August 2, 2015 by

Two reasons why HR needs to invest in social collaboration

With its benefits including more effective and streamlined communications throughout the organisation and better connecting staff, it’s perhaps not surprising that in many organisations a social collaboration initiative begins in the internal communications department; often it’s in conjunction with a need to overhaul or reinvigorate the corporate intranet, or to support efforts to unify a […]

Posted on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 by

Case Management is the big focus for IBM’s BPM offering in 2015

Over the past few years, IBM has been on a steady BPM technology trajectory that’s seen it consistently extend beyond its integration-centric heritage to produce flexible tools that can cope with different kinds of work scenario, are easy to use, and able to handle very significant design-time and operational scale. With its latest release IBM […]

Posted on Monday, July 27, 2015 by

Alteryx: on a mission to make analysts more productive

This month Alteryx, Inc. was in London as a participant of Tableau’s user conference. The data blending and advanced analytics vendor has around 350 joint customers with Tableau (including recent wins at Audi, EasyJet, EMC, and Johnson & Johnson) so it’s perhaps no surprise to see the company take prime position at the customer event. […]

Posted on Friday, July 24, 2015 by

Bonita BPM 7: from BPM to ‘living applications’

With the release of Bonita BPM 7, the commercial open-source player has become part of a growing band of BPM technology vendors making a shift towards delivering broader business application development functionality. This is a natural consequence of the maturation of BPM technology and its increasingly tactical application. Bonitasoft has implemented a number of important […]

Posted on Friday, July 24, 2015 by

Peeking into Pentaho’s Big Data Analytics platform

Pentaho, a Hitachi Data Systems company (www.pentaho.com) is headquartered in Orlando, FL, USA and provides a big data orchestration platform for blending data from multiple sources and delivering a broad range of embeddable business analytics capabilities. The company was acquired by Hitachi Data Systems in June 2015 after over a decade of being privately held […]

Posted on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 by

Is social collaboration on your agenda? Take part in our new survey!

Hype about social collaboration technologies and their power is everywhere, but we want to learn more about what’s really happening, and why. Over the last few years, we’ve published a fantastic library of case studies which show how organisations are getting value from social collaboration, and this has helped us to provide you with some […]

Posted on Monday, July 20, 2015 by