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Did Zimbra bite off more than it could chew?

Following its acquisition of open source email and collaboration vendor, Zimbra in 2013 – and its subsequent adoption of the Zimbra company name – the new Zimbra (formerly Telligent) spoke at the time of unifying email and social collaboration in a single user experience, creating “Inbox 2.0″, and blurring the lines of business messaging. Two […]

Posted on Friday, July 3, 2015 by

WATCH: 5 top tips for social collaboration success

There are many benefits to be had from enabling social collaboration within your organisation, such as improved knowledge sharing, enhanced innovation to create business differentiation, and better-connecting employees to streamline communication. But implementing technology is only a small part of the solution; the bigger challenge is getting people to use the technology and to work […]

Posted on Thursday, July 2, 2015 by

A tale of two clouds from IBM and Box

Last week IBM and Box jointly announced a partnership that heralds a much closer working relationship between the two companies, and easier integration for their customers and developer communities alike. Enterprise vendor partnerships aren’t new to Box. Earlier this year it joined Microsoft’s Cloud Storage Partner Program and tightened up its integration with Office, but the […]

Posted on Monday, June 29, 2015 by

Spark grows up and scales out

To understand the furore that’s greeted recent vendor announcements around open source analytics compute engine Spark, and some commentary seemingly setting up a Spark versus Hadoop battle, it’s worth taking a moment to recap on what each actually is (and is not). As I covered in last year’s MWD report on Hadoop and its family […]

Posted on Thursday, June 25, 2015 by

Qlik kicks off a shift to platform provision with QIX

Qlik has just released its Qlik Analytics Platform: a developer platform aimed at software vendors and web developers wanting to harness components such as Qlik’s analytic engine, or build their own data visualisations or mash-up websites. The release marks a subtle shift for the company, part of a bigger initiative to broaden its appeal in […]

Posted on Thursday, June 25, 2015 by

BOC Group: putting customers first in process modelling and architecture

BOC Group is a specialist provider of software tools, consulting and other services designed to help organisations deliver transformation in their businesses through the use of IT. The company was founded in 1995 and has offices in Vienna, Berlin, Madrid, Dublin, Athens, Warsaw, Winterthur and Paris. It currently employs over 180 people. BOC Group offers […]

Posted on Thursday, June 25, 2015 by

Influencing HR at IBM Smarter Workforce London

By Angela Ashenden and Helena Schwenk Last week was IBM’s Smarter Workforce London event, which targets HR professionals to showcase the company’s Kenexa products and strategy, and also to inspire HR leaders to take a more innovative approach to getting more from their workforce. As this is an area which overlaps significantly with both our […]

Posted on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 by

Rounding up Teradata’s big data portfolio

Formed in the late 1970s following a research partnership between the California Institute of Technology and Citibank’s Advanced Technology Group, Teradata spent much of its first two decades specialising in large-scale data warehouses built on massively parallel processing architectures. However, with the big data capability landscape now more diverse, and with cloud-based delivery vying with […]

Posted on Friday, June 19, 2015 by

Widening the net for Teradata’s Integrated Marketing Cloud

Teradata held its annual Connect conference in London recently, and although the marketing applications vendor didn’t make any big announcements or major product updates it provided a useful opportunity to recap the progress of its Integrated Marketing Cloud and the role of customer analytics within it. A steady climb to the marketing cloud Teradata Marketing […]

Posted on Thursday, June 18, 2015 by

BPMN 2.0 in action

At this week’s quarterly OMG Technical Meeting in Berlin, a group of BPM technology providers carried out a high-stakes, live-streamed public demonstration of model interchange across a whole range of tools and platforms. Chaired by Trisotech’s Denis Gagne, representatives from the OMG’s Model Interchange Working Group showed how BPMN 2.0 diagrams can be exported, imported, […]

Posted on Thursday, June 18, 2015 by