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Success breeds success with social collaboration

For any social collaboration initiative, one of the biggest challenges is making the leap from the early adopter stage to broad, cross-organisation use of the platform. Whether you’ve built your initiative on a foundation of viral, grass roots adoption of a free tool, or whether you’ve sensibly started small and focused, with a carefully identified […]

Posted on Monday, October 5, 2015 by

Box’s platform alteration

I was in San Francisco for Box’s annual BoxWorks conference last week, and once again the platform theme loomed large. There was some re-capping on announcements which I’ve covered in earlier blogs – such as the deep partnership with IBM (bringing significant ECM and case management integration, and cloud storage options through SoftLayer); and some that built […]

Posted on Monday, October 5, 2015 by

Metadata rules content management with M-Files

Finnish-born M-Files Corporation provides a metadata-powered enterprise information management solution which can be deployed on-premise, in the cloud, or in a hybrid arrangement. M-Files’ Enterprise Information Management platform is designed to manage both structured data (e.g. ERP and CRM data) and unstructured content (e.g. documents, images, media) throughout any content-based workflow. Here’s the important thing: rather than […]

Posted on Friday, October 2, 2015 by

How Transport for London enables its open data strategy

Transport for London (TfL) is a statutory body, created under a UK Act of Parliament, to implement the Mayor of London’s Transport Strategy and manage London’s integrated transport network (including surface and underground rail, buses and trams, cycling, river services, and taxis). Its main digital asset is the tfl.gov.uk website, which serves between 600,000 and […]

Posted on Thursday, September 24, 2015 by

Five things smart CIOs know about digital transformation

Last week I was lucky enough to participate in a CIO roundtable discussion led by Myron Hrycyk, former Group CIO at Severn Trent Water. [Check out an in-depth Digital Leader interview I did with Myron earlier this year.] The purpose of discussion was to explore the question of change at pace, and its role in […]

Posted on Thursday, September 24, 2015 by

In content management, what’s the difference between a hybrid cloud and a hybrid cloud?

Well… our recent research has shown that although “hybrid” has been catapulted into the centre of vendors’ marketing word-clouds in large friendly letters, when we scratch the surface we find the term’s being stretched to cover a number of different capabilities. What’s driving this race to capture the middle ground? Enterprise customers beyond the born-in-the-cloud […]

Posted on Friday, September 18, 2015 by

Mvine – your flexible friend?

Based in London UK, Mvine is a provider of online communities and portals to help organisations engage with clients, and support collaboration and communication among members, in a secure, cloud-hosted environment. The company’s solutions – which can be fully customised and configured for each client depending on their needs and priorities – are built on […]

Posted on Friday, September 18, 2015 by

The cloud workflow zoo

You might say that the ‘traditional’ BPM technology platform marketplace is maturing / mature, and you’d be right. The products that dominate the market for on-premises, business-critical business process automation platforms are pretty mature and stable. We haven’t quite got to the point where we got to with RDBMSs 10 years ago – where IBM, […]

Posted on Friday, September 18, 2015 by

More than just words: why social collaboration needs executives to lead by example

Senior executive buy-in and commitment is often cited as a vital element in the success of a social collaboration initiative, but I’ve found that the reasons behind this aren’t always comprehensively understood, meaning that often it doesn’t quite go far enough to be worthwhile. Of course, any project that requires adoption by multiple departments within […]

Posted on Monday, September 14, 2015 by

Alfresco: a company in transition

Alfresco provides an open core, open standards-based platform for content management, extended enterprise collaboration, business process management, compliance management, and case management which can be deployed on-premise, in the cloud, or as a hybrid solution. Alfresco’s portfolio provides a lightweight platform for ECM, BPM, and content collaboration across the extended enterprise. It comprises Alfresco One’s […]

Posted on Sunday, September 13, 2015 by