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?

COMMENTARY

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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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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bpmNEXT v6: a short review

COMMENTARY

Last week was the sixth bpmNEXT conference, and my sixth time there and fourth time presenting. Every year bpmNEXT is one of the most essential things in my calendar – principally because it provides a super-concentrated opportunity to make sure I’m up to speed with what many of the BPM, Decision Management and process automation […]

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UiPath’s funding, blockchain and IoT, Customer Journey Mapping

PODCAST

Digital technologies are changing work and the workplace faster than ever before. In this 30’40” episode Research Director Neil Ward-Dutton and Principal Analyst Craig Wentworth “unravel some more gubbins” – focusing on UiPath’s big funding round and emerging automation architecture; how many blockchain applications require more than blockchain technology; and the truth about Customer Journey […]

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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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It’s ML-with-everything, as AWS equips builders for (AI) business

COMMENTARY

As much as a conference as wide-ranging as AWS re:Invent can have a focus, last week’s main message was that developers (“builders”, in CEO Andy Jassy’s parlance) need to embrace machine learning techniques in order to deliver the next generation of applications everywhere. It’s AWS’ mission to make that as accessible as possible. It’s fair […]

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The gloves are off: Getting serious with Google Cloud

COMMENTARY

Google opened up its offices in London this week for the Google Cloud EMEA Analyst Summit. Although ostensibly ‘cloud’ in name, it was a chance for the company to show off advances in Android and Chromebooks, though it was the G-Suite (office and productivity tools) and Google Cloud Platform services which were of most interest […]

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TIBCO has vision and chops. Can it bring its customers along?

COMMENTARY

At the TIBCO NOW conference in San Diego, the venerable independent middleware pioneer unveiled a set of new products and capabilities, building on announcements at its Berlin event earlier in 2017. Slimmed down, pushing forward Three years after its transition back into private hands (with its purchase by PE firm Vista Equity Partners for $4.3bn […]

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Digital Integration Platforms: The vendor landscape

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The Digital Integration Platform vendor landscape is really crowded: a mix of startups, specialists with significant experience and ‘heritage’ enterprise platform vendors are all busily trying to get your attention. Which kinds of vendor and service offering are going to be best-aligned to your needs? Top takeaways The capabilities of Digital Integration Platforms are largely […]

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