Architecting the new wave of automation

RESEARCH REPORT // FREE

This report tackles the subject of ‘automation architecture’ – the practice of deliberately planning and shaping how your organisation invests in work automation technologies. Automation architecture is important because – on the surface at least – numerous technologies have the potential to compete or substitute for each other in enabling the automation of aspects of […]

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Automation Anywhere’s $250m funding: another nosebleed valuation?

COMMENTARY

Yesterday RPA specialist vendor Automation Anywhere announced it’s raised $250m from a number of venture capital firms including NEA (also led investment in Appian pre-IPO and invested in Salesforce, Workday and others) and Goldman Sachs Growth Equity. What’s going on? The funding round values Automation Anywhere at about $1.8bn – that’s somewhere between 50x and […]

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Autonomous Clouds, Ethereum’s Enterprise Alliance, Blockchain + Industry 4.0, Google Duplex

PODCAST

Digital technologies are changing work and the workplace faster than ever before. In this 36’39” podcast episode, Craig Wentworth and Neil Ward-Dutton weave chaotically across lanes marked “technology” and “philosophy”, this week talking about: Oracle’s new Autonomous Cloud offerings The Ethereum Enterprise Alliance and its new Architecture Stack work Blockchain’s potential in driving a real […]

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A conversation with Alfresco’s John Newton

PODCAST

Digital technologies are changing work and the workplace faster than ever before. In this 25’40” podcast episode, Neil Ward-Dutton and Craig Wentworth talk to John Newton, the Co-founder, CTO and Chairman of Alfresco Software about his research into the potential impact of AI technologies on Content and Process Management – and business automation more broadly.

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Low-code app development – second time around

COMMENTARY

Low-code app development tools have existed for over 20 years, but for a long time they were a niche concern. The tradeoffs they brought were too big for many people to embrace. Now we have different circumstances, though, and the technology’s improved, too. It looks like low-code app development tools will go a lot further […]

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How digital technology changes work: the big picture trends

PODCAST

Digital technologies are changing work and the workplace faster than ever before. As we expand the scope of the MWD Advisors podcast, here’s a playlist of three episodes looking at the ‘big picture’. In this podcast playlist, Neil Ward-Dutton and Craig Wentworth cover three broad big picture trends: The age of abundance. The transparency premium. […]

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Harnessing collective intelligence: Qmarkets’ packaged approach to innovation

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Qmarkets provides collective intelligence-driven innovation management solutions that support a range of different innovation use cases, both inside and outside an organisation’s boundaries. Top takeaways A flexible and scalable platform focused on configuration, not code Targeting organisations with advanced innovation management needs, Qmarkets’ offering is designed to enable the creation of a highly tailored, complex […]

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The pressure’s on for social collaboration

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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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On the Radar: Codigital

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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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Baxi innovates with sand, pebbles and rocks

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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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