Blockchain for business: Vendor landscape

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Blockchain platforms have evolved from their cryptocurrency origins. They are now being built to target enterprise use cases across many different industries (from financial services, through manufacturing and the supply chain, to healthcare, insurance, government, telecoms, and more). They’re also becoming far better integrated with business systems and complementary technologies like IoT and business analytics […]

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On the Radar: FlowForma

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FlowForma provides FlowForma Process Automation, a low-cost platform targeted at business analysts and process owners for creating and operating forms- and workflow-based applications that work hand-in-hand with Microsoft SharePoint – without the need for specialist IT knowledge. Who? FlowForma was founded in 2012 as a spinout from Ergo, a Microsoft systems consultancy. Ergo had built […]

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Smart Cows, Adobe/Microsoft/SAP v Salesforce, and more

PODCAST

Digital technologies are changing work and the workplace faster than ever before. In this 30’01” episode, Craig and Neil talk about the challenges of extending digital initiatives out into the field, the announcement by Adobe, Microsoft and SAP of an ‘Open Data Initiative’, and the ongoing challenges faced by the current state-of-the-art AI-powered image recognition […]

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Three swipes at the AI pinata

PODCAST

Digital technologies are changing work and the workplace faster than ever before. In this 36’52” podcast episode, Craig Wentworth and Neil Ward-Dutton discuss AI technology company acquisitions, AWS’ new machine learning-powered Macie discovery service (and its role in GDPR compliance), the problem with AI terminology – and finally, recent news from Blockchain Week NY.  

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Box Skills and the search for intelligent content

COMMENTARY

I spent last week in San Francisco at BoxWorks, getting a sense of where Box is now and where it sees itself heading. Admittedly, we’re seeing scripted demos at a vendor’s flagship annual event – so the usual conference caveats apply (some of the services announced at BoxWorks won’t even see daylight as Beta releases […]

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Microsoft Teams is let loose against Slack

COMMENTARY

This week, Microsoft announced the official general availability of its new team collaboration tool, Microsoft Teams. Launched in preview back in November, Microsoft Teams is part of the Office 365 suite alongside applications including Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business and Yammer, and will now be automatically provisioned to customers with the following Office 365 […]

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Slack launches Slack Enterprise Grid

COMMENTARY

Earlier this week, Slack finally unveiled its new offering addressing the needs of large organisations, called Slack Enterprise Grid. As I noted in my article on Slack a couple of weeks back, the new offering is an entirely re-architected platform which ties together the various pockets of Slack adoption across an organisation, bringing centralised security […]

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A peek into IBM Watson Workspace

COMMENTARY

In November, IBM announced a new team collaboration offering called IBM Watson Workspace. Underpinned by cognitive technology, it is designed to complement IBM’s other enterprise collaboration offerings while attracting new customers in this competitive space. I recently got access to the preview version. This week, I’ve had a chance to take a closer look at IBM’s […]

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How the Met Office WOWs with Microsoft Azure

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The UK Met Office uses Microsoft Azure to underpin its new weather IoT platform, the Weather Observation Website (WOW) service – providing APIs both for ingestion of environmental data from myriad sources, and for reuse by third-party developers and citizen weather enthusiasts. Case study key facts Organisation The Met Office – a ‘trading fund’ of […]

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