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On the Radar: ManyWorlds

RESEARCH REPORT // PREMIUM

With its machine learning-based recommendations engine Synxi, Texas-based ManyWorlds leverages the rich data generated by modern social and collaborative technologies to give individual users personalised and contextual suggestions of content and experts. The company currently provides integrations with Microsoft SharePoint, Yammer and TIBCO tibbr. Who? Headquartered in Austin, Texas, ManyWorlds (www.manyworlds.com) is a small, R&D-focused […]

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How the Met Office WOWs with Microsoft Azure

RESEARCH REPORT // PREMIUM

The UK Met Office uses Microsoft Azure to underpin its new weather IoT platform, the Weather Observation Website (WOW) service – providing APIs both for ingestion of environmental data from myriad sources, and for reuse by third-party developers and citizen weather enthusiasts. Case study key facts Organisation The Met Office – a ‘trading fund’ of […]

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Stories from the digital pioneers

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What does a global charity have in common with a chain of optician stores, a telecom provider and a pharmaceutical giant? They’re all pushing hard to reap the benefits that digital technologies can bring. Earlier this summer, I chaired a CIO event that ran as part of a new UK Festival for Business in Liverpool. The […]

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Collaborative online learning drives growth, sustainability for Resound

RESEARCH REPORT // PREMIUM

In May 2015, UK-based professional education and learning provider Resound Training and Development responded to client demands for a more flexible, distributed approach to training by shifting to an online learning model using software from Noddlepod. As a result, the company has been able to expand its portfolio of courses and position itself strongly for […]

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Salesforce flexes its muscles with Community Cloud

RESEARCH REPORT // PREMIUM

Launched in 2013, Salesforce’s online communities offering, Salesforce Community Cloud, provides a platform for engaging with customers and partners – as well as enabling internal employee collaboration. The product builds upon and extends Salesforce’s CRM, service desk and marketing applications and leverages the social features of Chatter. Despite being a relatively new entrant to this […]

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AstraZeneca supports strategic cloud shift with ‘citizen integrator’ platform

RESEARCH REPORT // PREMIUM

To support a new strategic shift to use of cloud-based applications and software platforms, AstraZeneca needed tools that would help its highly distributed, federated IT capability deliver integration solutions without extensive specialist skills. AstraZeneca turned to SnapLogic and achieved impressive results. Case study key facts Organisation AstraZeneca Industry Pharmaceuticals Current goals In late 2014, following […]

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Let employee collaboration lead the way

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I’m all for the idea that a great way to get senior-level buy-in for (and drive momentum with) a social collaboration initiative is to find a handful of really good use cases which clearly demonstrate the value of a more open, networked approach to working. However, very often I find that instead of looking for […]

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On the Radar: Celonis

RESEARCH REPORT // PREMIUM

Celonis’ process mining technology and solutions are proving highly popular – largely because of the company’s focus on customer and user experience, and ease of use. Who? Celonis (www.celonis.com) is a fast-growing specialist business process mining software provider. Its headquarters are in Munich Germany; it currently has other offices in the USA and Netherlands. What […]

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

RESEARCH REPORT // FREE

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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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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