The future of process automation, with Bonitasoft’s Miguel Valdes Faura

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Digital technologies are changing work and the workplace faster than ever before. In this 35’14” episode, Neil Ward-Dutton talks to Bonitasoft’s CEO Miguel Valdes Faura about BPM’s past and present, and where process automation is going next. Neil and Miguel talk specifically about support for different types of work, the impact of microservices, as well […]

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OutSystems 11: Dealing with the dull stuff

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OutSystems 11 is released today. It majors on features and capabilities that aren’t necessarily sexy, but will make dealing with large, complicated application delivery programmes easier. Application delivery backlogs faced by enterprise IT departments have been the hook that OutSystems has hung its proposition for at least the past couple of years. But whereas the […]

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TIBCO’s evolution, Building a global data consent ledger

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Digital technologies are changing work and the workplace faster than ever before. In this 30’19” episode Craig Wentworth and Neil Ward-Dutton discuss the ongoing evolution of digital platform specialist TIBCO Software, and explore hu-manity.co’s initiative to build a blockchain-based Global Consent Ledger that individuals can use to grant access to third parties for use of […]

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TIBCO NOW: core vs edge

COMMENTARY

Last week saw TIBCO’s biannual global customer event, TIBCO NOW, back in Vegas. The theme of the conference: “Innovation at the edge”. After last year’s TIBCO NOW event in San Diego, I shared that TIBCO seemed to be getting its mojo back. My takeaway, though, was that its main challenge would be to bring its existing […]

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Sold to Siemens: Is Mendix now out of the picture?

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With its acquisition by global technology powerhouse Siemens for about $700m last week, Mendix has secured financial stability and backing… but at what cost? Somewhat predictably, Mendix’s competitors have wasted no time in spreading a bit of fear, uncertainty and doubt about Mendix’s future. Here’s Appian’s CEO Matt Calkins [reg required]. The acquisition press release highlights […]

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Google tiptoes into enterprise customer interaction tech with Contact Center AI

COMMENTARY

At Google Cloud Next ’18 the company announced – among many other things – a new bundle of enterprise-focused technologies specifically aimed at organisations building (or revitalising) multi-channel contact centres. Work automation vendors Appian and UiPath are part of the story. The foundation of Google’s new Contact Center AI is the high-end Enterprise version of […]

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K2: Serious ambition and credentials for business process automation

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K2’s process application platform has undergone a few extensions and changes in its near 20-year history, but following its successful 2015 venture funding round its technology capability, applicability and business credibility have all developed quickly. Top takeaways “Automating every business process in every organisation” The K2 platform has been around for a long time: its […]

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

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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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Shaking up work optimisation, decentralised AI futures and the AI market

PODCAST

Digital technologies are changing work and the workplace faster than ever before. In this 34’20” episode Craig Wentworth and Neil Ward-Dutton talk about how the perennial debate about work automation vs work optimisation needs shaking up; blockchain cloud services and decentralised AI; and lastly – why, despite the huge and rapid advances currently happening in […]

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