UiPath’s funding, blockchain and IoT, Customer Journey Mapping

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Digital technologies are changing work and the workplace faster than ever before. In this 30’40” episode Research Director Neil Ward-Dutton and Principal Analyst Craig Wentworth “unravel some more gubbins” – focusing on UiPath’s big funding round and emerging automation architecture; how many blockchain applications require more than blockchain technology; and the truth about Customer Journey […]

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UiPath: an RPA ‘unicorn’ is born

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Following rumour reported on TechCrunch earlier this week, Robotic Process Automation (RPA) technology specialist UiPath has formally announced a Series B funding round that now values the company at over $1 bn. What does it mean? As I’ve noted before, UiPath has in recent months marked itself out as a company that’s designed to scale, […]

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A conversation with IBM’s Sharon Weed Cocco

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Digital technologies are changing work and the workplace faster than ever before. In this 29’09” episode, Principal Analyst Craig Wentworth talks to Sharon Weed Cocco, Director of Blockchain Technologies at IBM, about the value of blockchain, where Sharon’s seeing it best applied across various industries, and where she’d like to see it introduced. Topics discussed […]

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Appian and Pegasystems: a tale of two growth paths

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Appian and Pegasystems, two Process Application Platform leaders and frequent competitors, both released their full-year financial results in the past week. What do they show us? Appian released its results on February 23rd. Appian’s overall revenue for 2017 grew 33% to $176.7m; net loss widened 148%, from $12.5m a year earlier to $31m. Appian has […]

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Data-as-a-feature, Mulesoft’s growth, IBM’s blockchain beliefs, AI in app dev

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Digital technologies are changing work and the workplace faster than ever before. In this 39’03” episode, Research Director Neil Ward-Dutton and Principal Analyst Craig Wentworth discuss the issues behind recent tech industry developments. This week: the meaning of data-as-a-feature; Mulesoft’s growth and what that means for the integration tech market; IBM’s blockchain beliefs as stated […]

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Low-code app development – second time around

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Low-code app development tools have existed for over 20 years, but for a long time they were a niche concern. The tradeoffs they brought were too big for many people to embrace. Now we have different circumstances, though, and the technology’s improved, too. It looks like low-code app development tools will go a lot further […]

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AI, transparency and trust: an interview with Pegasystems’ Rob Walker

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Digital technologies are changing work and the workplace faster than ever before. In this 26’09” episode, Research Director Neil Ward-Dutton talks to Rob Walker, Pegasystems’ VP of Decision Management, Analytics and AI, about AI and the importance of transparency and trust in the decision management strategies you implement in your business.  

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Hyperledger Sawtooth, Low-Code app dev, Platformification and iPaaS trends

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Digital technologies are changing work and the workplace faster than ever before. In this 24’36” episode, Research Director Neil Ward-Dutton and Principal Analyst Craig Wentworth discuss the issues behind recent tech industry developments. This week: Hyperledger Sawtooth; the growing market for low-code application development tools; the fashion for turning products into platforms; and what the […]

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Hyperledger Sawtooth – Intel’s blockchain baby comes of age

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The Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger project gained another 1.0 release this week, when the Hyperledger Sawtooth distributed ledger platform framework reached production-ready status. As we outlined in our report on Hyperledger late last year, Sawtooth is a modular blockchain platform designed to address the scalability, security, and privacy concerns associated with large and distributed validator populations. […]

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ProcessMaker’s workflow journey

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If you’re a workflow and BPM technology insider, you’ll be aware of a number of open-source technology providers, and names like Red Hat and Camunda might spring to mind. You might not necessarily know ProcessMaker – a company originally founded as Colosa, with its core product, also called ProcessMaker, first launched in 2008. It’s certainly […]

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