IBM, Automation Anywhere tie up for RPA push

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IBM is partnering with Automation Anywhere, one of the highest-profile Robotic Process Automation (RPA) vendors, to help it fill a key gap in its digital business automation portfolio. It’s a move that makes sense for both sides. After an initial wave of adoption within Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) providers – automating the factories of the […]

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NHS Blood and Transplant uses process and decision automation to transform organ allocation

RESEARCH REPORT // PREMIUM

The UK’s National Health Service Blood & Transplant has deployed cloud-based BPM and Decision Management technologies from IBM to transform the operation of its organ allocation schemes. The organisation also uses cloud-based collaborative modelling tools to enable varied groups of subject-matter expert stakeholders work together to specify key aspects of the schemes it’s addressing. Case […]

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Camunda goes up and downstream with Cawemo, Optimize

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Since its shift to focus on product (as well as services) in 2013, Camunda has focused on the core technology for business process automation – aiming to build the best available platform for executing BPMN processes. With the introduction of Cawemo and Optimize, though, it’s spreading out. Cawemo: collaborative BPMN diagramming Cawemo is a new […]

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TIBCO Cloud Live Apps: mojo returning

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Live Apps is a low-code application platform aimed at helping tech-savvy business teams replace casually-created systems built using SharePoint, Access, or Excel and email. At a high level this is nothing new, although it’s a significant departure for TIBCO; but in the detail there are five important differentiators. When TIBCO bought Staffware in 2004, it […]

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Dell Boomi: Bringing smarts and scale to hybrid integration

RESEARCH REPORT // PREMIUM

Dell Boomi has been an application integration technology provider since 2000, and has built and maintained a large and diverse customer base in the intervening period. The past 10 years have seen it focus strongly on its cloud platform as the ‘centre of gravity’ for its offerings, and also broaden its capabilities significantly. As well […]

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Digital transformation and the age of abundance

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The age of digital resource abundance is something that’s difficult for many leaders to really comprehend and embrace. We need to change that. I’m basically a dinosaur. The good news: I realised a couple of years back that I was a dinosaur, and I’ve been evolving furiously. Let me explain. I’m 47. I started playing […]

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Appian embraces work automation for Digital Transformation Platform play

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For some time Appian has pitched itself as much more than a pure ‘BPM platform provider’. Its recent announcements, focused on various work automation technologies, signal that it’s now pushing further, faster. Of course, since its inception Appian has been doing more than ‘just’ BPM. Right from the start, its platform included content and document management and enterprise collaboration tools […]

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The work automation explosion – a fork in the road for process platforms

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There’s an explosion of vendors entering the work automation space. Are the new entrants truly disrupting ‘heritage’ process platforms? Over on LinkedIn yesterday a provocative post caught my eye: proposing that Apple’s acquisition of Workflow and Dell Boomi’s acquisition of ManyWho signal more nails in the coffins of established process application platforms (like those from Appian, […]

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IBM Cloud: the best place to get digital enterprise value from data

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This week at IBM InterConnect 2017, IBM repeatedly stressed the way it wants to differentiate the IBM Cloud from competitors’ cloud platforms: through cognitive and data management services. Given the amount of time, money and people IBM’s put into transforming Watson from a gameshow-playing computer into a toolkit of component learning-system services, it’s probably no surprise that IBM is […]

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