Box Skills and the search for intelligent content

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I spent last week in San Francisco at BoxWorks, getting a sense of where Box is now and where it sees itself heading. Admittedly, we’re seeing scripted demos at a vendor’s flagship annual event – so the usual conference caveats apply (some of the services announced at BoxWorks won’t even see daylight as Beta releases […]

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Salesforce Ignite: innovation to drive digital transformation

RESEARCH REPORT // FREE

Over the last few years, Salesforce has been quietly brewing an innovation consulting service called Salesforce Ignite. With more than 250 engagements under its belt to date, the experienced Salesforce team helps customers to understand, prioritise and solve their biggest digital challenges, delivering tangible technical solutions based on the Salesforce platform. Helping clients become “customer […]

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Digital Integration Platforms: The vendor landscape

RESEARCH REPORT // FREE

The Digital Integration Platform vendor landscape is really crowded: a mix of startups, specialists with significant experience and ‘heritage’ enterprise platform vendors are all busily trying to get your attention. Which kinds of vendor and service offering are going to be best-aligned to your needs? Top takeaways The capabilities of Digital Integration Platforms are largely […]

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Oracle Cloud: “the only cloud you’ll ever need to run your business”

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It wasn’t many years ago that Larry Ellison proclaimed cloud computing to be “gibberish”, “insane” and “idiocy”. To my mind at least, Oracle’s cloud conversion has been astonishing. At the 2017 Openworld conference in San Francisco a procession of keynote presenters made one thing completely clear above all else: Oracle has now completely embraced the […]

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Innovating in search of growth: Imaginatik’s Innovation Central

RESEARCH REPORT // PREMIUM

Software vendor Imaginatik was first to market with an innovation management solution in 1996, and its product Innovation Central today provides a broad and flexible platform that supports end-to-end innovation management. Though the market opportunity has never been greater, the company faces increasing competition and needs to find new ways to differentiate. The godfather of […]

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Blockchain for business: What is it and why should I care?

RESEARCH REPORT // FREE

Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin might be grabbing all the headlines, but the potential impact of blockchain in business means you have to dig further than you’ll find in simple discussions of tokens, coins, and ‘mining’. Blockchain technologies are already at work in a range of business settings, across diverse industry use cases, and they have the […]

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Blockchain for business – your questions answered

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Last week, MWD Advisors presented a free webinar entitled Blockchain for your business – what does it mean, and what should you do about it? In it we covered the genesis of blockchain and distributed ledger technologies to highlight some of their key characteristics and issues; what different types of blockchains are good for, and […]

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Blockchain for your business: What does it mean, what should you do about it?

RESEARCH REPORT // FREE

Bitcoin and Ethereum are grabbing all the headlines, but there’s a lot more to blockchain than tokens and coins. There are implications for your business that you need to understand. Permissioned, private blockchains are able to build on existing roles and relationships amongst B2B partners, while smart contracts can help reinvent business processes that cross […]

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UiPath’s quiet growth path

COMMENTARY

It’s not one of the most widely-known vendors in the Robotic Process Automation (RPA) space, but UiPath is quietly accelerating, collecting customers at an impressive rate. UiPath has for some time run a business model that’s optimised for scaling: aggressive pricing and generous free options, and focusing exclusively on partners for implementation (you can find […]

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Track blockchain projects with our new interactive research tool

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We’re starting to collect examples of blockchain projects (and in rare cases, products!) as we build out our research into ‘blockchain for business’. We decided to work on this openly, so you can ride with us as this fast-changing space evolves. To that end we’ve just published a first version of an interactive project-tracking research tool […]

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