The gloves are off: Getting serious with Google Cloud

COMMENTARY

Google opened up its offices in London this week for the Google Cloud EMEA Analyst Summit. Although ostensibly ‘cloud’ in name, it was a chance for the company to show off advances in Android and Chromebooks, though it was the G-Suite (office and productivity tools) and Google Cloud Platform services which were of most interest […]

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The pressure’s on for social collaboration

RESEARCH REPORT // FREE

After riding the hype wave for almost a decade, social collaboration technology vendors now face a changing market – where they must compete with a new set of team collaboration tools like Slack. It’s been too much for some, with several players exiting or dialling back their investment here, but there’s one major new entrant […]

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Ultimus: Aiming to “industrialise” process digitisation

RESEARCH REPORT // PREMIUM

From its initial focus on workflow, Ultimus broadened out to offer a broad process automation suite, the Ultimus Adaptive BPM Suite – and in 2016, Ultimus introduced its Composed Process Solutions (CPS) offering. The CPS platform is an application generator framework that sits atop other Ultimus products and enables trained “composers” to very rapidly build […]

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Hyperledger: Permissioned blockchains for every industry

RESEARCH REPORT // FREE

The Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger project is an umbrella initiative under which communities are developing interoperable enterprise-grade, open source permissioned blockchain tools and frameworks. Hyperledger currently has over 170 members, including major software and hardware vendors, system integrators, and blockchain early adopters. Its most active project, the Hyperledger Fabric blockchain framework for developing permissioned blockchains, forms […]

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The Shape of Innovation // Ep. 8: The value of foresight and futures work

The shape of business innovation has changed radically over the past 30 years. This podcast series explores the changing shape of innovation through conversations with real-world innovation practitioners and leaders. In this 22’16” episode, Neil Ward-Dutton talks to Rob Gear, Futurist and Innovation Lab lead at PA Consulting, about how foresight and futures work provides framing […]

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On the Radar: Codigital

RESEARCH REPORT // PREMIUM

UK-based Codigital’s Real-Time Ideas Engine application enables organisations to quickly engage large groups of individuals to co-create and prioritise solutions to open ideation questions. What does it do? The Codigital Real-Time Ideas Engine is a SaaS-based application which enables organisations to ask a question of a group, and have the group collaboratively provide ideas to […]

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TIBCO has vision and chops. Can it bring its customers along?

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At the TIBCO NOW conference in San Diego, the venerable independent middleware pioneer unveiled a set of new products and capabilities, building on announcements at its Berlin event earlier in 2017. Slimmed down, pushing forward Three years after its transition back into private hands (with its purchase by PE firm Vista Equity Partners for $4.3bn […]

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SnapLogic: Low-code, truly hybrid integration

RESEARCH REPORT // PREMIUM

SnapLogic is a specialist Digital Integration Platform software vendor. The company is unusual in offering an integration platform that’s not only ‘hybrid’ in the sense that you can deploy services in multiple locations (both cloud-hosted and on-premises); but also in the sense that you can use its platform to automate multiple kinds of integration data […]

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Baxi innovates with sand, pebbles and rocks

RESEARCH REPORT // PREMIUM

As part of an initiative to develop and clarify its approach to innovation, and to help engage its whole business in the innovation process, UK-based manufacturing firm Baxi implemented an innovation management platform from HYPE Innovation. Since its launch in mid-2016, Baxi’s “Xchange” platform has hosted 15 challenge-based campaigns, either targeting specific groups or open […]

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Maybe you don’t need an AI strategy

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Maybe you don’t need an AI strategy. After all, it’s completely overhyped. Alternatively, it’s just a load of repackaged old stuff we’ve been doing for years. Either way. Or maybe you do. Here are three things every senior technology leader or architect needs to know about AI* in business: “AI” is not one identifiable, singular […]

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