RPA blind spots, Self-sovereign Identity, DocuSign and Smartsheet, and more

PODCAST

Digital technologies are changing work and the workplace faster than ever before. In this 43′ episode Research Director Neil Ward-Dutton and Principal Analyst Craig Wentworth focus on how some people have a ‘RPA blind spot’; the development of a new Self-sovereign Identity initiative; DocuSign’s and Smartsheet’s IPOs; and finally – research on quantum blockchain time machines. You […]

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What Facebook’s troubles teach us

COMMENTARY

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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Harnessing collective intelligence: Qmarkets’ packaged approach to innovation

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Qmarkets provides collective intelligence-driven innovation management solutions that support a range of different innovation use cases, both inside and outside an organisation’s boundaries. Top takeaways A flexible and scalable platform focused on configuration, not code Targeting organisations with advanced innovation management needs, Qmarkets’ offering is designed to enable the creation of a highly tailored, complex […]

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

COMMENTARY

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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On the Radar: MindSumo

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San Francisco-based MindSumo provides a hosted and managed open innovation community that enables organisations to engage with university students through innovation challenges. Who? Former Stanford start-up MindSumo provides a hosted and managed open innovation community that enables organisations to engage with university students through innovation challenges. What does it do? Described by the company as […]

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IBM buys XCC to add a digital workplace layer to IBM Connections

COMMENTARY

Today, IBM announced its acquisition of TIMETOACT GROUP’s XCC product, a “digital workplace hub” which is built on top of its collaboration product, IBM Connections. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. XCC – a quick win for IBM As I outlined in my recent blog, IBM is working hard on revamping Connections. Most of the […]

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Acquisition news fuels uncertainty at JiveWorld 17

COMMENTARY

Six years after its IPO, social collaboration vendor Jive Software is to be acquired by ESW Capital for $462m. While there has long been speculation that an acquisition was on the cards, the news has certainly overshadowed Jive’s customer conference this week, and will undoubtedly leave many customers and prospects wondering what’s ahead. A new […]

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On the Radar: Kore.ai

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Florida startup Kore.ai provides an enterprise-focused chatbots development and hosting platform, and a collection of pre-built “Smart Bots” that addresses key industry- and line-of-business-focused use cases. Who? Headquartered in Orlando FL, Kore.ai is a two-year-old start-up that provides technologies which take advantage of AI, natural language processing and bots to help organisations improve digital customer […]

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