OpenText ‘servicises’ Release 16 to build its new OT2 platform

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OpenText has ‘containerised’ its Release 16 suite, and started to expose the suite’s capabilities in the new OT2 microservices platform, setting up the building blocks for a new parallel stream of OpenText SaaS apps, and third-party custom applications alike. I’ve spent much of this week at OpenText’s annual Enterprise World conference, in Toronto. And although […]

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Box gets (more) serious about process with Progressly acquisition

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Box announced at the end of last week that it was acquiring workflow platform Progressly, bringing Progressly’s ‘operations cloud’ into the Box fold to enable much deeper and richer integrations between cloud content in Box and business operations across a range of systems from the likes of Oracle, JD Edwards, SAP, and IBM. Box’s first […]

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What Facebook’s troubles teach us

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On Monday April 9th 2018, individual Facebook users learnt whether their own personal data was caught up in the haul of 87 million accounts harvested by Cambridge Analytica. Aleksandr Kogan’s thisisyourdigitallife app at the centre of the scandal was downloaded by ‘just’ 270,000 people, but – by exploiting Facebook’s T&Cs and API policies for third-party […]

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Alfresco’s digital transformation platform play

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Alfresco Digital Business Platform is a single, open platform that provides an integrated suite of containerised, auto-scaled microservices for content, process and records management which can be deployed on premise, in the cloud, or in a hybrid architecture. Top takeaways It’s all about the experience now Delivering high-quality digital experiences requires that content or process […]

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Good data governance in the platform age

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As more businesses turn to cloud platforms on which to build their content applications, especially as platform ecosystems evolve to encompass the best machine learning and artificial services available, what should they look for to make sure they stay on the right side of their own data governance policies and comply with regulatory mandates, such […]

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Hyperledger Sawtooth – Intel’s blockchain baby comes of age

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The Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger project gained another 1.0 release this week, when the Hyperledger Sawtooth distributed ledger platform framework reached production-ready status. As we outlined in our report on Hyperledger late last year, Sawtooth is a modular blockchain platform designed to address the scalability, security, and privacy concerns associated with large and distributed validator populations. […]

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Google Cloud AutoML: no longer just bots-for-boffins

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This week saw Google announce early alpha access to its Cloud AutoML service, designed to bring custom machine learning models to the general developer population (i.e. those without any specific deep learning expertise – not just deep learning researchers, or the data scientist community). By Google’s reckoning, that opens up the power of deep learning […]

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IBM Blockchain Platform: Spanning development, operations, governance

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IBM Blockchain Platform is a cloud-based permissioned blockchain platform. It’s based on the Hyperledger Fabric framework and includes the Hyperledger Composer Online Playground for application development; and is integrated with IBM’s own operational management tools, utilities, and support. Top takeaways A playground for developers, a production environment for business Although the IBM Blockchain Platform sports […]

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Oracle Blockchain Cloud Service: Production-ready for beyond PoCs

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Oracle Blockchain Cloud Service is a Hyperledger Fabric-based blockchain platform in the Oracle Cloud, wrapped with enterprise features for improved security, resilience, ease of management, and so on – and outfitted with integration into a raft of Oracle products to enable integration with existing applications, plus REST APIs to help developers build new applications. Top […]

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