Automation Anywhere’s $250m funding: another nosebleed valuation?

COMMENTARY

Yesterday RPA specialist vendor Automation Anywhere announced it’s raised $250m from a number of venture capital firms including NEA (also led investment in Appian pre-IPO and invested in Salesforce, Workday and others) and Goldman Sachs Growth Equity. What’s going on? The funding round values Automation Anywhere at about $1.8bn – that’s somewhere between 50x and […]

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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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TIBCO and Scribe, 51pc attacks and AI-washing

PODCAST

Digital technologies are changing work and the workplace faster than ever before. In this 30’47” episode Craig Wentworth and Neil Ward-Dutton talk about TIBCO’s acquisition of integration specialist Scribe Software; the potential risks of 51% attacks and vulnerabilities, and what this means for public blockchains; and the dangers of AI-washing. Along the way Neil outs […]

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Unwrapping PegaWorld and Pega Infinity

COMMENTARY

At this year’s PegaWorld, Pegasystems launched – with significant fanfare – its latest major technology release, Pega Infinity. Here’s what’s inside the wrapping. In truth, Pega Infinity is largely a matter of packaging rather than a matter of significant new capability (although a number of new features are being released). Nevertheless it’s important, because it […]

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OutSystems bags $360m in funding to fuel expansion, innovation

COMMENTARY

Low-code application platform specialist OutSystems has formally announced a colossal $360m funding round. What does it mean? In our recent in-depth profile of OutSystems, we highlighted: “OutSystems bridges two worlds very effectively indeed: first, the world of business process automation; and second, the world of rapid, low-code application development… this is an offering with a […]

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Box gets (more) serious about process with Progressly acquisition

COMMENTARY

Box announced at the end of last week that it was acquiring workflow platform Progressly, bringing Progressly’s ‘operations cloud’ into the Box fold to enable much deeper and richer integrations between cloud content in Box and business operations across a range of systems from the likes of Oracle, JD Edwards, SAP, and IBM. Box’s first […]

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Scribe Software: Bringing wholesale smarts to enterprise integration

RESEARCH REPORT // FREE

Scribe Software was founded in 1995 as an application integration software platform specialist. It launched Scribe Online, its integration platform-as-a-service offering – the focus of this report – in 2011. For enterprises, Scribe Online is a capable digital integration platform that’s particularly strong in its ability to support complex deployments involving multiple business operations, departments, […]

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On the Radar: KiSSFLOW

RESEARCH REPORT // FREE

KiSSFLOW is a cloud-based business process automation software platform designed to help customers very quickly build and deploy workflow-based applications to automate ‘long tail‘ administrative processes. Who? KiSSFLOW is a cloud-based business process automation software platform, active since 2012, and owned by OrangeScape, a US- and India-based software development firm founded in 2003 by Suresh […]

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