AuraPortal: A quiet but comprehensive process application platform contender

RESEARCH REPORT // PREMIUM

Process Application Platform vendor AuraPortal may not have the market presence of many of its competitors, but it has a significant customer base, particularly in Latin America. Its technology offers organisations with Microsoft-centric environments a very high degree of configurability, over a very broad range of functionality. Top takeaways Under the radar, but an established […]

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Dell Boomi finds a workflow fit with ManyWho

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With its acquisition of ManyWho, Dell Boomi is moving up the stack – adding workflow automation to its existing visual app integration capabilities. But there’s more. Dell Boomi – the independent vendor-to-beat in the integration platform-as-a-service (iPaaS) space – announced yesterday it has acquired ManyWho, a small provider of a cloud-based, low-code workflow application development […]

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Microsoft Teams is let loose against Slack

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This week, Microsoft announced the official general availability of its new team collaboration tool, Microsoft Teams. Launched in preview back in November, Microsoft Teams is part of the Office 365 suite alongside applications including Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business and Yammer, and will now be automatically provisioned to customers with the following Office 365 […]

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Intelligent automation – time to slow the AI rush?

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Just as mainstream businesses are getting used to the idea of robotic automation of elements of office work, we’re told that we need to be moving beyond robotic automation to intelligent automation. Is it really that time already? If you’re already familiar with Robotic Process Automation (RPA) or Robotic Desktop Automation (RDA) technologies, chances are you […]

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Where Next for Google Cloud Platform?

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Until now, Google’s cloud business strategy has tended to eschew mainstream enterprise appeal, seemingly opting instead to wait for organisations to decide they needed to ‘be more like Google’. However, last week’s Google Cloud Next conference in San Francisco marked a major step in the company’s evolving message of increasing enterprise-friendliness (and indicated a willingness and intention to go […]

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IBM+Salesforce: behind the Watson-Einstein headlines

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On March 6th 2017, IBM and Salesforce announced a new strategic partnership. The new partnership reveals a lot about the situations that both companies are currently in, as well as highlighting the current ‘hotness’ of AI. The headline element of the new IBM-Salesforce Watson Einstein partnership is the integration of IBM’s Watson technologies with Salesforce’s Einstein platform. […]

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Alfresco’s platform aims to bring flow to digital logjams

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Alfresco’s changed a lot since CEO Doug Dennerline took the helm in 2013. The company’s evolved from being a pure open source vendor, to one still with an ‘open core’ but with a much more pro-enterprise outlook. Now a new chapter has opened with the launch of the Alfresco Digital Business Platform. Alfresco has already worked […]

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Pegasystems growth continues, but clouds remain nebulous

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Pegasystems just announced its full-year financial results for 2016, and as of December 31, it attained a shade over $750m in revenue – that’s a 10% increase over 2015’s total of $682.7m. Pegasystems had been forecasting full-year revenue of $800m as recently as October 2016, and Q4 reported revenue was actually down very slightly over the same period […]

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Cognitive collaboration rules at IBM Connect 2017

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This week IBM hosted IBM Connect 2017, its annual customer and partner conference for its Collaboration Solutions division. Taking place in San Francisco for the first time, the conference had a different feel to previous years; after many years as a developer-centric gathering, IBM has spent the last few years trying to make it more […]

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Software AG’s webMethods Integration Cloud: bridging old and new

RESEARCH REPORT // PREMIUM

The webMethods brand has a B2B integration heritage going back over 20 years. Software AG’s webMethods Integration Cloud is built on webMethods’ initial foundations, and is a key part of Software AG’s broader integration portfolio. Integration Cloud is noteworthy because of the real consideration that’s been taken regarding design lifecycle and change management. Top takeaways […]

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