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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Pega Robotics: Driving a wider automation agenda

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The Pega Robotics (RPA) technology was originally developed by OpenSpan, an automation specialist founded in 2005. Pega Robotics takes a differentiated approach to application automation that makes it particularly suitable for attended-mode use, and also gives it efficiency advantages for unattended use. Top takeaways Deep hooks drive comprehensive, efficient integration The Pega Robotics platform, like […]

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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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A conversation with TIBCO’s Shawn Rogers

PODCAST

Digital technologies are changing work and the workplace faster than ever before. In this 29’21” podcast episode, Craig Wentworth talks to Shawn Rogers, Senior Director of Analytic Strategy at TIBCO. Topics covered include: Data privacy, literacy, and trust – and how all this affects the nature of customer relationships built around data-driven services How brands […]

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Blockchain, poetry auctions and surviving the RPA frenzy

PODCAST

Digital technologies are changing work and the workplace faster than ever before. In this 25’48” episode Neil and Craig discuss the world’s first blockchain poetry auction and the implications for being able to hold and trade non-fungible tokens; and how we all need to be careful as UiPath’s crazy momentum – and the wider RPA […]

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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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Straddling the old and the new, Swedish battleships and tech strategy

PODCAST

Digital technologies are changing work and the workplace faster than ever before. In this 30’41” episode, Craig Wentworth and Neil Ward-Dutton discuss Alfresco’s new DoD certifications and highlight the challenge for tech vendors of how to balance energy expended on entering new markets with energy expended on maintaining existing business. They also talk about some […]

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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

COMMENTARY

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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Data Ethics, the Automation Bonanza and Secret Contracts

PODCAST

Digital technologies are changing work and the workplace faster than ever before. In this 35’23” episode Neil Ward-Dutton and Craig Wentworth talk about the UK Government’s new moves to establish a data ethics framework; the challenge of navigating through today’s fast-moving marketplace of automation technologies; and developments in blockchain to enable privacy in the execution […]

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