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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Dropbox, Salesforce, Automation Anywhere, Digital transformation troubles and more

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Digital technologies are changing work and the workplace faster than ever before. In this 40’28” episode Research Director Neil Ward-Dutton and Principal Analyst Craig Wentworth focus on Dropbox’s evolving relationship with Salesforce as it readies for IPO; Automation Anywhere’s new Bot Store and what it means for the integration technology space; the ‘Cinderella’ parts of digital […]

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Good data governance in the platform age

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As more businesses turn to cloud platforms on which to build their content applications, especially as platform ecosystems evolve to encompass the best machine learning and artificial services available, what should they look for to make sure they stay on the right side of their own data governance policies and comply with regulatory mandates, such […]

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On the Radar: Redbooth

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Redbooth provides a team-focused content collaboration and task management suite, and an on-premise peer-to-peer file sync and share platform. Its combined offering is born of the merger of AeroFS with Redbooth (and the amalgamation of some of the former’s Amium product capabilities into the Redbooth suite). Who? Previously a standalone collaboration / project management vendor, […]

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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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Box Skills and the search for intelligent content

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I spent last week in San Francisco at BoxWorks, getting a sense of where Box is now and where it sees itself heading. Admittedly, we’re seeing scripted demos at a vendor’s flagship annual event – so the usual conference caveats apply (some of the services announced at BoxWorks won’t even see daylight as Beta releases […]

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Aurea sells Jive-x business to Lithium.. So now what?

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Less than three months after Jive was acquired by Aurea, the company has now sold the external communities piece of the Jive portfolio, Jive-x, to Lithium Technologies. In an announcement released by Lithium yesterday, Lithium stated its plans to continue offering the solution, and supporting Jive’s existing Jive-x customers through this transition. A great new […]

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University of Chicago builds online learning community for alumni

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To help it extend its reach and engagement with its vast alumni population, the University of Chicago implemented an online community using Jive Software, where it provides interactive online classes, seminars and other graduate programmes. Case study key facts Organisation University of Chicago Industry Higher Education Project goals Against a background of ambitious funding goals, […]

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