On the Radar: ProFinda

RESEARCH REPORT // PREMIUM

UK-based start-up ProFinda’s cloud-based technology leverages machine learning to help organisations make the most of their employees’ skills and expertise, through an application that matches skills profiles with specific projects or tasks. Who? London-based ProFinda is a small provider of a cloud-based work and talent optimisation platform that matches individuals’ expertise profiles with task requests […]

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Beyond SMB: Slack eyes the enterprise

RESEARCH REPORT // PREMIUM

Since its launch in early 2014, cloud-based team collaboration vendor Slack has notched up more than 4 million users and $100 million in annually recurring revenues, and has sparked a frenzy of excitement in the tech media. But the company is now keen to break into the enterprise, and compete on a level with major […]

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A look at Genpact’s Digital disruption

COMMENTARY

Back in the summer of 2016, BPO provider Genpact bought Process Application Platform specialist PNMsoft. You might ask – what’s a BPO player doing buying a business software platform company? This is an unusual thing: other BPO firms have occasionally acquired specialist software capabilities, but most often these have been industry-specific and bought in as […]

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Towards ‘Total Community’ with Lithium Technologies

RESEARCH REPORT // PREMIUM

As one of the most established – and highest profile – players in the market for online communities, Lithium Technologies has seen this technology area evolve significantly with the growth of public social media, and over the last few years has added to its Lithium Communities solution with Lithium Response, a social media response tool, […]

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AWS brings on ‘bots for the masses’ with new AI services

COMMENTARY

If you like your hullabaloo to come in compute, storage, database/analytics, and devops-related flavours, then AWS’ annual re:Invent ‘educational conference’ event in Las Vegas last week didn’t disappoint. And that’s before the company revealed its new AI services and IoT on-device capabilities. This year’s highlights included seven new Amazon EC2 instances; a ‘simple VPS’ called […]

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Process Application Platforms 2016: Oracle

RESEARCH REPORT // PREMIUM

This report assesses the capabilities of Oracle’s Process Application Platform, and also examines the partners and intellectual property that Oracle can offer customers exploring associated technology implementations. This assessment report forms part of a series of reports from MWD Advisors which assesses business process application technology offerings – technology-related capabilities which support organisations wanting to design, develop, deploy, […]

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Robotic Automation: What is it and why should I care?

RESEARCH REPORT // FREE

Robotic Automation is a business and technology practice that uses software ‘robots’ to act as synthetic application users to automate highly repeatable, highly structured tasks across business systems. Is it a good fit for your organisation? Top takeaways At its heart, Robotic Automation is nothing new (technically) The fundamental technology that powers Robotic Automation offerings, […]

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On the Radar: AeroFS

RESEARCH REPORT // PREMIUM

AeroFS provides an on-premise peer-to-peer file sync-and-share platform, upon which it’s now developed a content collaboration and team messaging tool called Amium. Who? AeroFS is a specialist provider of file sharing and collaboration tools, headquartered in Palo Alto, CA. What does it do? Having spent its first few years focusing solely on the on-premise enterprise […]

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On the Radar: Nuxeo

RESEARCH REPORT // PREMIUM

Nuxeo provides an open source platform for content management, document collaboration, and digital asset management (deployable on-premise or in the cloud) that combines a binary filestore with either a NoSQL or SQL database to effect a ‘big data’ approach to ECM. Who? Nuxeo is a specialist content management technology provider, headquartered in New York – […]

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Kofax builds its RPA credentials with Kapow 10

RESEARCH REPORT // PREMIUM

With Kapow 10, Kofax has created itself a position in the fast-moving Robotic Process Automation (RPA) technology marketplace. Its new integration engine, providing support for automation of Windows-native applications as well as providing embedded mainframe terminal connectivity, means Kapow now has the ability to span the breadth of ‘legacy’ applications that so often populate environments […]

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