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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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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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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Digital Integration Platforms: The vendor landscape

RESEARCH REPORT // FREE

The Digital Integration Platform vendor landscape is really crowded: a mix of startups, specialists with significant experience and ‘heritage’ enterprise platform vendors are all busily trying to get your attention. Which kinds of vendor and service offering are going to be best-aligned to your needs? Top takeaways The capabilities of Digital Integration Platforms are largely […]

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Oracle Cloud: “the only cloud you’ll ever need to run your business”

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It wasn’t many years ago that Larry Ellison proclaimed cloud computing to be “gibberish”, “insane” and “idiocy”. To my mind at least, Oracle’s cloud conversion has been astonishing. At the 2017 Openworld conference in San Francisco a procession of keynote presenters made one thing completely clear above all else: Oracle has now completely embraced the […]

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UiPath’s quiet growth path

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It’s not one of the most widely-known vendors in the Robotic Process Automation (RPA) space, but UiPath is quietly accelerating, collecting customers at an impressive rate. UiPath has for some time run a business model that’s optimised for scaling: aggressive pricing and generous free options, and focusing exclusively on partners for implementation (you can find […]

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Bizagi scores $48m Private Equity investment

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‘Digital Process Automation’ platform vendor Bizagi has secured a $48m minority investment from private equity firm Invus. It plans to use the cash to fund acceleration in the territories it’s currently seeing significant growth in: the US and Europe. Bizagi is already growing strongly in the US, Europe (and Latin America). It’s growing from a […]

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Digital Integration Platforms: What are they and why should I care?

RESEARCH REPORT // FREE

Digital Integration Platforms enable teams to work together to design, deploy, operate, monitor and change integration software services that connect business applications, data sources and other software platforms – wherever they may be hosted. Digital Integration Platforms are delivered as-a-service, licensed on a subscription basis and priced according to usage. Is a Digital Integration Platform […]

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An emerging architecture for the new wave of automation

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Every organisation that’s serious about exploring or embracing new automation technologies within their operations needs to understand how they can complement each other and act in different contexts. We’ve talked for some months now about what we call the new wave of automation: a cluster of related technology trends that are impacting the ways that […]

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