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

COMMENTARY

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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Three swipes at the AI pinata

PODCAST

Digital technologies are changing work and the workplace faster than ever before. In this 36’52” podcast episode, Craig Wentworth and Neil Ward-Dutton discuss AI technology company acquisitions, AWS’ new machine learning-powered Macie discovery service (and its role in GDPR compliance), the problem with AI terminology – and finally, recent news from Blockchain Week NY.  

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

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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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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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A conversation with David Katz, CEO of Plastic Bank

PODCAST

Digital technologies are changing work and the workplace faster than ever before. In this 20’34” episode, Principal Analyst Craig Wentworth talks to David Katz, Founder and CEO of Plastic Bank. By enabling the exchange of plastic for money, items or blockchain-secured digital tokens, Plastic Bank reveals the value in plastic – empowering recycling ecosystems around […]

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AI, transparency and trust: an interview with Pegasystems’ Rob Walker

PODCAST

Digital technologies are changing work and the workplace faster than ever before. In this 26’09” episode, Research Director Neil Ward-Dutton talks to Rob Walker, Pegasystems’ VP of Decision Management, Analytics and AI, about AI and the importance of transparency and trust in the decision management strategies you implement in your business.  

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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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