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The Business of IoT

First things first: let’s get one thing clear – the Internet of Things (IoT) is not a technology. It’s not even a group of technologies. It’s a prediction about how a particular set of technologies in combination is going to impact society and business. But the IoT prediction has potentially very significant implications, and from my perspective […]

Posted on Friday, November 21, 2014 by

Increase your predictive analytics’ impact : quantify the expected benefits

Our research suggests that whilst many organisations understand the value and power of predictive analytics and its potential impact on business efficiencies, competitive advantage and revenue generation, a high proportion didn’t articulate these ideas and notions within a business case. When asked why, many alluded to the fact that whilst they recognised its purpose, building a […]

Posted on Thursday, November 20, 2014 by

Re:Invent reviewed

I was at Amazon Web Services’ re:Invent 2014 conference in Las Vegas last week. There, the company made a slew of new service announcements – some focusing on application development and deployment (such as AWS CodeDeploy, AWS CodePipeline, and AWS CodeCommit), some on security, compliance and governance (such as AWS Service Catalog, AWS Config, and […]

Posted on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 by

Rethinking the email client; IBM raises the bar with IBM Verse

This week, IBM is launching IBM Verse, the software giant’s new email offering. The successor to the long-standing Lotus Notes, IBM Verse is due for general release in H1 2015, and represents much more than just a rebranding exercise. First trailed at IBM Connect in January this year and thus far referred to as IBM […]

Posted on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 by

It’s big and it’s clever – how savvy marketers hit the target with Big Data and Analytics

Last week my colleague Craig Wentworth and I spoke at the inaugural #CMOEvent near Silverstone in the UK. It was an enjoyable and interactive day with marketing attendees from several industries and the not- for-profit sector. Our talk centred on the impact of Big Data Analytics, in particular the trends influencing and driving how organisations […]

Posted on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 by

Making connections at J.Boye 2014

There’s definitely a season for conferences – two, in fact, with Spring and Autumn prompting a wealth of vendor, analyst and community events. This Autumn continues to be particularly busy for me, and last week I was over in Aarhus in Denmark, speaking at the 10th annual J.Boye conference. This was my third visit to […]

Posted on Monday, November 10, 2014 by

How do you build a digital strategy? How do you make it work on the ground?

My colleague Steve has already highlighted the release of the first of a new series of interviews I’m doing: with Chief Digital Officers, and with CIOs who have taken responsibility for setting and implementing digital strategies within their organisations. I started seeking out these ‘digital leaders’ and asking to interview them because I kept coming up […]

Posted on Monday, October 27, 2014 by

Jive shows it’s growing up at JiveWorld 2014

This week saw social collaboration vendor Jive Software hold its annual customer and partner conference,  JiveWorld,  in Las Vegas.  The event welcomed more than 1,600 attendees, including 50 partner organisations, in an event that truly celebrates the successes of its customers, to the extent that 90% of sessions included customer speakers. It perhaps shouldn’t be […]

Posted on Friday, October 24, 2014 by

Getting the job done: thoughts from a BPM technology customer panel

What do a retailer, a pub management company and a claims management service provider have in common? When it comes to their experiences with implementing BPM technology – quite a bit, it turns out. Even when these companies are at very different stages in their use of the technology. Last week I had the pleasure […]

Posted on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 by

Salesforce catches a Wave and rolls out Salesforce Cloud Analytics

This week Salesforce used its flagship user conference Dreamforce to announce the release of its first Cloud Analytics offering: Wave. This is a significant announcement for the CRM giant since the company has faced increasing criticism in recent times for its lack of analytic capabilities. Wave aims to address this gap;  built on the Salesforce1 platform, […]

Posted on Monday, October 20, 2014 by