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On the Radar: UiPath

RESEARCH REPORT // PREMIUM

UiPath, founded in 2006, plays in the very fast-growing Robotic Process Automation (RPA) technology market – and has a clear strategy to configure its business in a way that enables it to scale as quickly as possible. Who? UiPath is an emerging specialist Robotic Process Automation (RPA) software tools vendor. The company’s core team is […]

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AWS’ mission to evenly distribute the future

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Amazon Web Services’ message has been a consistent one over the last few years I’ve been coming to its AWS Summit events: “come on in, the infrastructure’s lovely” (i.e. why are you not with us already?). Thumping dance music intros? Check. Senior Exec flown in to evangelise? Check. Parade of customers given their six minutes […]

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On Genpact’s acquisition of PNMsoft

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Following on from Genpact’s announcement earlier this week of its acquisition of BPM technology provider PNMsoft, I had the chance to have an in-depth briefing with PNMsoft’s CEO Gal Horvitz to find out more about the likely next steps for both companies. Of course, Genpact’s principle proposition has been related to business process improvement in some […]

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Rise of the machines? – Bots, AI, and the Future of Work

COMMENTARY

Software agents are nothing new, but we’re now entering a new wave of innovation relating to bots and artificial intelligence that has the potential to impact our lives at home and at work, and change how businesses operate. New applications for ‘intelligent’ automation are springing up everywhere, with the potential to affect all of the […]

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Can Facebook at Work change the face of enterprise collaboration?

RESEARCH REPORT // FREE

In January 2015, Facebook quietly took the covers off its first venture into the enterprise collaboration space with the introduction of a beta programme for “Facebook at Work”, a version of its flagship platform designed for enabling collaboration inside an organisation. Eighteen months later – with over 450 early adopter organisations signed up, including large […]

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From agility to capability – innovation in the cloud

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This week’s Innovation Through Interconnection event (hosted by Equinix as part of London Technology Week) brought together speakers from a variety of industries – united by stories of innovation, IoT, and the cloud. LEGO Group’s VP of Corporate IT, Esben Viskum described his company’s two platforms: a stable enterprise one for the likes of SAP and Microsoft business […]

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What's your social collaboration raison d'être?

What’s your social collaboration raison d’être?

COMMENTARY

One of the most frequent pieces of advice I offer to organisations considering a social collaboration initiative is to be clear why your organisation needs to be more collaborative. It’s not enough for your goal to simply be “better collaboration”, you need to unpick exactly what advantages better collaboration will bring you, and how these […]

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IBM’s IoT platform takes Watson closer to the edge

COMMENTARY

It’s all very well instrumenting your field devices up to the max so you’re overrun with data that describes every way your physical things are being used (and the environment they’re being used in). But what if there’s just too much data, too far away from your compute, on too slow a connection, to be […]

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On the Radar: Q9 Elements

RESEARCH REPORT // PREMIUM

Going back to their roots, the team behind early-stage Q9 Elements offers a growing set of SaaS-based tools to help teams develop and share process knowledge. Who? Q9 Elements, Inc (www.q9elements.com) is an early-stage specialist provider of SaaS-based collaborative business process mapping and knowledge management tools. It’s headquartered in San Francisco, CA. What does it […]

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SAP Jam Communities: Bringing engagement to commerce

RESEARCH REPORT // FREE

Building on its experience with SAP Jam in the internal social collaboration space, SAP has launched SAP Jam Communities – delivering community capabilities in the context of e-commerce services. The first version integrates solely with the vendor’s own SAP Hybris Commerce solution, but over time SAP intends to extend this to additional products and use […]

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