How Auka built its mobile payments platform on Google Cloud

RESEARCH REPORT // PREMIUM

Norwegian payment provider and e-money institution Auka (formerly mCash) has partnered with financial institutions, retailers, wireless carriers and consumers to develop a highly scalable mobile payment service built on Google Cloud Platform. Case study key facts Organisation Auka Industry Financial Services Current goals Develop a secure, distributed, scalable payments infrastructure that can handle large volumes […]

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The Shape of Innovation // Ep. 4: Innovation through recombination, not just invention

The shape of business innovation has changed radically over the past 30 years. This podcast series explores the changing shape of innovation through conversations with real-world innovation practitioners and leaders. In this 18’41” episode Principal Analyst Angela Ashenden talks to innovation leader Frank Hatzack about his experience driving innovation at a biotech firm, and his own approach […]

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Pegasystems Customers Place Their Bets In Vegas

COMMENTARY

PegaWorld 2017 lived up to expectations: cracking keynotes, packed track sessions and enough downtime to get around the exhibition. With around 4.5K attendees, this event has grown significantly since I last visited. The CEO kicks off PegaWorld 2017 Pegasystems’ CEO Alan Trefler opened the conference, taking a swipe at key competitors such as Oracle and […]

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Leading financial services firm supports new workstyles, improves information governance with Egnyte

RESEARCH REPORT // PREMIUM

A leading global financial services firm has deployed technology from Egnyte both on-premise and in the cloud in order to provide seamless access to information to employees (office-based and mobile) and external partners worldwide. It’s enabled it to adapt to and support new mobile and collaborative workstyles, and consolidate information governance arrangements in a new […]

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TIBCO Cloud Live Apps: mojo returning

COMMENTARY

Live Apps is a low-code application platform aimed at helping tech-savvy business teams replace casually-created systems built using SharePoint, Access, or Excel and email. At a high level this is nothing new, although it’s a significant departure for TIBCO; but in the detail there are five important differentiators. When TIBCO bought Staffware in 2004, it […]

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How Vimond grew a global broadcast media platform with AWS

RESEARCH REPORT // PREMIUM

Vimond Media Services has re-engineered its distribution platform to run in the AWS cloud, to reduce distribution costs for its customers and provide them with more agile workflow – so they can exploit the broadcast industry’s move to IP-format media. Case study key facts Organisation Vimond Media Services Industry Broadcast media Current goals Reduce costs […]

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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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CIOs’ responses to digital imperatives highlight gaps in skills and trust

RESEARCH REPORT // FREE

MWD Advisors conducted an in-depth CIO study in spring 2017. It shows that as organisations embark on the journey of digital transformation, IT functions need to step up their game – regaining trust with the business and upskilling in key disciplines such as customer experience, business architecture and innovation. Top Takeaways CIOs are positioning themselves […]

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Waitrose saves £3.5 million through Partner Ideas

RESEARCH REPORT // PREMIUM

UK retailer Waitrose has implemented an idea management platform from Wazoku to overhaul its long-established suggestions box and to better-engage Partners in driving the business forward. The Partner Ideas programme has delivered clear ROI multiple times over, and is gaining traction throughout Waitrose and its parent organisation, the John Lewis Partnership. Case study key facts […]

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Dell Boomi: Bringing smarts and scale to hybrid integration

RESEARCH REPORT // PREMIUM

Dell Boomi has been an application integration technology provider since 2000, and has built and maintained a large and diverse customer base in the intervening period. The past 10 years have seen it focus strongly on its cloud platform as the ‘centre of gravity’ for its offerings, and also broaden its capabilities significantly. As well […]

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