Straddling the old and the new, Swedish battleships and tech strategy

PODCAST

Digital technologies are changing work and the workplace faster than ever before. In this 30’41” episode, Craig Wentworth and Neil Ward-Dutton discuss Alfresco’s new DoD certifications and highlight the challenge for tech vendors of how to balance energy expended on entering new markets with energy expended on maintaining existing business. They also talk about some […]

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K2: Serious ambition and credentials for business process automation

RESEARCH REPORT // FREE

K2’s process application platform has undergone a few extensions and changes in its near 20-year history, but following its successful 2015 venture funding round its technology capability, applicability and business credibility have all developed quickly. Top takeaways “Automating every business process in every organisation” The K2 platform has been around for a long time: its […]

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OpenText ‘servicises’ Release 16 to build its new OT2 platform

COMMENTARY

OpenText has ‘containerised’ its Release 16 suite, and started to expose the suite’s capabilities in the new OT2 microservices platform, setting up the building blocks for a new parallel stream of OpenText SaaS apps, and third-party custom applications alike. I’ve spent much of this week at OpenText’s annual Enterprise World conference, in Toronto. And although […]

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Data Ethics, the Automation Bonanza and Secret Contracts

PODCAST

Digital technologies are changing work and the workplace faster than ever before. In this 35’23” episode Neil Ward-Dutton and Craig Wentworth talk about the UK Government’s new moves to establish a data ethics framework; the challenge of navigating through today’s fast-moving marketplace of automation technologies; and developments in blockchain to enable privacy in the execution […]

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Architecting the new wave of automation

RESEARCH REPORT // FREE

This report tackles the subject of ‘automation architecture’ – the practice of deliberately planning and shaping how your organisation invests in work automation technologies. Automation architecture is important because – on the surface at least – numerous technologies have the potential to compete or substitute for each other in enabling the automation of aspects of […]

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Automation Anywhere’s $250m funding: another nosebleed valuation?

COMMENTARY

Yesterday RPA specialist vendor Automation Anywhere announced it’s raised $250m from a number of venture capital firms including NEA (also led investment in Appian pre-IPO and invested in Salesforce, Workday and others) and Goldman Sachs Growth Equity. What’s going on? The funding round values Automation Anywhere at about $1.8bn – that’s somewhere between 50x and […]

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Shaking up work optimisation, decentralised AI futures and the AI market

PODCAST

Digital technologies are changing work and the workplace faster than ever before. In this 34’20” episode Craig Wentworth and Neil Ward-Dutton talk about how the perennial debate about work automation vs work optimisation needs shaking up; blockchain cloud services and decentralised AI; and lastly – why, despite the huge and rapid advances currently happening in […]

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TIBCO and Scribe, 51pc attacks and AI-washing

PODCAST

Digital technologies are changing work and the workplace faster than ever before. In this 30’47” episode Craig Wentworth and Neil Ward-Dutton talk about TIBCO’s acquisition of integration specialist Scribe Software; the potential risks of 51% attacks and vulnerabilities, and what this means for public blockchains; and the dangers of AI-washing. Along the way Neil outs […]

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