The pressure’s on for social collaboration

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After riding the hype wave for almost a decade, social collaboration technology vendors now face a changing market – where they must compete with a new set of team collaboration tools like Slack. It’s been too much for some, with several players exiting or dialling back their investment here, but there’s one major new entrant […]

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Hyperledger: Permissioned blockchains for every industry

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The Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger project is an umbrella initiative under which communities are developing interoperable enterprise-grade, open source permissioned blockchain tools and frameworks. Hyperledger currently has over 170 members, including major software and hardware vendors, system integrators, and blockchain early adopters. Its most active project, the Hyperledger Fabric blockchain framework for developing permissioned blockchains, forms […]

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SAP targets digital transformation through innovation

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SAP’s Innovation Management offering combines a software product with professional services, and is designed to help organisations embrace innovation, particularly in the context of digital transformation initiatives. The product, SAP Innovation Management, focuses on the front-end aspects of innovation: enabling the collection, validation and selection of ideas. It integrates with SAP Project and Portfolio Management […]

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bpmNEXT: Pushing the boundaries of BPM

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Long-term community members and customers will have seen us write about bpmNEXT. It’s a one-of-a-kind event, held every year in the US and bringing together a cluster of quasi-competitive technology vendors, consultants and industry analysts. At bpmNEXT, instead of tearing each other’s throats out as you might expect, the delegates present their latest work, share […]

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SAP Jam Communities: Bringing engagement to commerce

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Building on its experience with SAP Jam in the internal social collaboration space, SAP has launched SAP Jam Communities – delivering community capabilities in the context of e-commerce services. The first version integrates solely with the vendor’s own SAP Hybris Commerce solution, but over time SAP intends to extend this to additional products and use […]

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bpmNEXT: Remixing BPM for the digital age

COMMENTARY

Last week I was lucky enough to present in the ‘business of BPM’ track at the fourth annual bpmNEXT conference in Santa Barbara, CA. My session at bpmNEXT was on ‘Remixing BPM for the digital age’. The main point I made: BPM technologies deliver capabilities that all organisations pursuing a digital transformation agenda need – […]

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IBM and SAP’s new ‘digital partnership’: showing, not telling

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Today IBM and SAP jointly announced “plans across both companies to drive the modernisation of clients’ systems and processes and accelerate them into the digital economy”. What does that mean? The IBM and SAP Partnership for Digital Transformation is a new marketing initiative from the two mega-vendors (which of course are already engaged in a huge strategic […]

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The social collaboration vendor landscape

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Though there are many potential opportunities from leveraging social collaboration technologies to support a more collaborative organisation, it can be difficult to know which vendor offerings best suit your needs. This article maps out the vendor landscape for social collaboration technologies, to help you understand where you need to start, and what you should be […]

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SAP targets social business processes with SAP Jam

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Launched in October 2012, SAP’s social collaboration offering, SAP Jam, brings together capabilities from SAP’s collaborative decision making tool, SAP StreamWork, and the acquired SuccessFactors Jam technology. Integrated tightly with SAP’s business application products, SAP Jam focuses on providing social collaboration features to support specific business processes – particularly in the areas of HR, sales, […]

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