Architecting the new wave of automation

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Given the wide variety of automation-related technologies being pitched to organisations, and the speedy pace of automation technology evolution, it’s vital that you develop an automation strategy that clearly and deliberately sets out how and where you will look to apply different kinds of automation technology capability – and why you are looking to apply […]

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Webinar: Architecting the new wave of automation

Given the wide variety of automation-related technologies being pitched to organisations, and the speedy pace of automation technology evolution, it’s vital that you develop an automation strategy that clearly and deliberately sets out how and where you will look to apply different kinds of automation technology capability – and why you are looking to apply […]

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Mapping out an emerging architecture for automation

COMMENTARY

A whole heap of technologies are vying to play roles in enterprises’ automation strategies. This is a fast-moving space. Next week I’ll be keynoting at the annual bpmNEXT conference held in Santa Barbara. Most of the attendees at past events have been technology vendors in the business automation space, and this year (as in past […]

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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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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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Maybe you don’t need an AI strategy

COMMENTARY

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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Blockchain for your business: What does it mean, what should you do about it?

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Bitcoin and Ethereum are grabbing all the headlines, but there’s a lot more to blockchain than tokens and coins. There are implications for your business that you need to understand. Permissioned, private blockchains are able to build on existing roles and relationships amongst B2B partners, while smart contracts can help reinvent business processes that cross […]

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An emerging architecture for the new wave of automation

COMMENTARY

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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The new world of innovation: your path to success

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For decades, most organisations tried to drive innovation in just one way: by building internal R&D teams. This isn’t enough any more. Markets move fast. Barriers to innovation are lower than they’ve ever been. Your competitors are more agile. As Sun Microsystems’ co-founder Bill Joy famously said: Most of the smartest people work for someone else. […]

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