Cognitive collaboration rules at IBM Connect 2017

COMMENTARY

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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Process Application Platforms 2017: Bonitasoft

RESEARCH REPORT // PREMIUM

This report assesses the capabilities of Bonitasoft’s Process Application Platform, and also examines the partners and intellectual property that Bonitasoft’s can offer customers exploring associated technology implementations. This assessment report forms part of a series of reports from MWD Advisors which assesses business process application technology offerings – technology-related capabilities which support organisations wanting to design, […]

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Slack launches Slack Enterprise Grid

COMMENTARY

Earlier this week, Slack finally unveiled its new offering addressing the needs of large organisations, called Slack Enterprise Grid. As I noted in my article on Slack a couple of weeks back, the new offering is an entirely re-architected platform which ties together the various pockets of Slack adoption across an organisation, bringing centralised security […]

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A peek into IBM Watson Workspace

COMMENTARY

In November, IBM announced a new team collaboration offering called IBM Watson Workspace. Underpinned by cognitive technology, it is designed to complement IBM’s other enterprise collaboration offerings while attracting new customers in this competitive space. I recently got access to the preview version. This week, I’ve had a chance to take a closer look at IBM’s […]

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Dropbox’s billions – what’s in a run-rate?

COMMENTARY

The news that Dropbox revenue has reached the $1Bn annual run-rate marker on Monday has tended to rather over-shadow the company’s other announcements this week (general availability of notetaking tool Dropbox Paper, early access to Smart Sync which unifies access to online and offline folders, new web UI, new price plans for Dropbox Business, etc.). But […]

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What does automation mean for architects?

COMMENTARY

Increasing automation – across core software delivery, IT management and business contexts – needs to be reflected in IT architecture change. Let’s see why. Earlier this week I was lucky enough to be a presenter at January’s CW500 event in London – talking about key business/technology trends and how they’re affecting IT investment and governance. As […]

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Process Application Platforms 2016: OpenText

RESEARCH REPORT // PREMIUM

This report assesses the capabilities of OpenText’s Process Application Platform, and also examines the partners and intellectual property that OpenText can offer customers exploring associated technology implementations. This assessment report forms part of a series of reports from MWD Advisors which assesses business process application technology offerings – technology-related capabilities which support organisations wanting to design, […]

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On the Radar: Promapp

RESEARCH REPORT // PREMIUM

Promapp, a specialist provider of cloud-based business process mapping and knowledge management tools, offers a compelling solution to the problem of managing process variants. Who? Promapp is a specialist provider of SaaS-based collaborative business process mapping and knowledge management tools. It’s headquartered in New Zealand with additional offices in Australia, the US, and UK. What […]

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