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Red Hat - the open source conglomerate
Red Hat faces the same challenges as any technology vendor with a broad product portfolio. However, it remains loyal to its open source ideals.
Quocirca | By: Bob Tarzey, Quocirca | 24th October '16
Digital rights management is evolving in response to the rise of cloud services, the diversification of user end-points and increasing cyber-threats. New products are emerging to overcome the shortfalls of earlier products.
Quocirca | By: Bob Tarzey, Quocirca | 19th October '16
The Yahoo hack - a numbers game
The theft of the email addresses and other account details of 500 million Yahoo users is a golden opportunity for cyber-criminals working with bad-bots.
Quocirca | By: Bob Tarzey, Quocirca | 18th October '16
Nok Nok adds a risk engine for FIDO driven authentication
The addition of a risk engine to Nok Nok's FIDO-driven Authentication Server further strengthens the way web service providers can authenticate the consumers they transact with.
Quocirca | By: Bob Tarzey, Quocirca | 17th October '16
Why EU data protection will still apply to post-Brexit UK
For commercial, legal and moral reasons the EU GDPR, or something that mimics it, will apply in the UK following Brexit.
Quocirca | By: Bob Tarzey, Quocirca | 14th October '16
Can the print industry survive digital disruption?
"Companies rarely die from moving too fast, and they frequently die from moving too slowly" Clayton Christensen With a business model predicated on selling hardware and consumables, how...
Louella Fernandes | By: Louella Fernandes, Quocirca | 12th October '16
The issue with testing today - Modern systems are so complex, testing may do little more than engender a false sense of security
I think we need to mention a few caveats first. We are not saying, in this blog, that conventional testing tools and techniques are useless (although if, as some people suggest, the majority of...
The Norfolk Punt | By: David Norfolk & David Norris | 10th October '16
Act Local to Grow Global: Part 1, Entrepreneurs' Organization
How can quality localization help small and medium businesses (SMBs) enter, sustain and grow their businesses internationally? I've been interviewing customers for this four-part blog series,...
Laurie McCabe | By: Laurie McCabe, SMB Group | 7th October '16
Your Journey to the Cloud; Assured - Good governance for digital transformation is the first stage for many mutable businesses
The irresistible rise of digital services in the cloud has stolen the headlines of late. Yet most enterprises still depend on IT systems which we now refer to as legacy. The well-informed Board...
Bloor IM Blog | By: Ronnie Beggs, Bloor Research | 7th October '16
Where is SMB Collaboration Headed?
-by Sanjeev Aggarwal and Laurie McCabe In today's digital age, location no longer needs to be a barrier between co-workers. Whether the other person is sitting next to you or on the...
Laurie McCabe | By: Laurie McCabe, SMB Group | 4th October '16
A focus on Business Continuity - Business Continuity should be a tested part of holistic system design, not a bolt-on afterthought
Lots of people never think about the possibility of things going wrong, but some do, and it is part of the governance of an enterprise that someone has thought about business...
The Norfolk Punt | By: David Norfolk, Bloor Research | 29th September '16
Uniface 10 - Now generally available
Possibly nothing illustrates to journey from 4GL to "low code platform" better than Uniface, although there are other survivors from the 20th century that are still effective in the modern world...
The Norfolk Punt | By: David Norfolk, Bloor Research | 21st September '16
Acumatica: Mapping ERP to SMB Customers
My conversation with Jon Roskill, Acumatica CEO, bout Acumatica's solution, customers, and the newly released Acumatica 6.0.
Laurie McCabe | By: Laurie McCabe, SMB Group | 15th September '16
Is HP Inc. poised to disrupt the print industry?
HP Inc. has set the stage for its ambitious plans to seize market share in the A3 copier/MFP market. On the back of its announcement to acquire Samsung's printer business in a transaction...
Louella Fernandes | By: Louella Fernandes, Quocirca | 15th September '16
Thinking About Going Global? Read This Book First
You have to evaluate your product or service for the international market and for the global economy, no matter how small you are.
Laurie McCabe | By: Laurie McCabe, SMB Group | 9th September '16
Developing for the Mutable Enterprise - is "NoCode", with tools such as Metavine Genesis, the way forward?
So, you want to be a "Mutable Enterprise", one in a constant state of change and evolution? But, what's your IT development environment going to look like? Well, I think it is going to be "NoCode"...
The Norfolk Punt | By: David Norfolk, Bloor Research | 8th September '16
New Report from Research and Markets of Dublin on the Global RFID Market
A new report entitled, Global RFID Market for Industrial Applications 2016-2020, has just been published by Research and Markets of Dublin. The report covers the present scenario and the growth...
The Holloway Angle | By: Simon Holloway, Bloor Research | 7th September '16
The Mutable Enterprise - What it means to society as a whole
I was thinking about the real drivers for the Mutable Enterprise recently and I think they are a bit more complicated than just the appearance of younger customers with mobile phones. In my...
The Norfolk Punt | By: David Norfolk, Bloor Research | 2nd September '16
Enterprise disruption and streaming analytics: from data to digital transformation.
Disruption is key to success in any market. Cloud is a good example where disruption has been felt by non-cloud technologies, but also by the Enterprise, where the Cloud is now driving complete...
Bloor IM Blog | By: Ronnie Beggs, Bloor Research | 1st September '16
Sugar Awarded "Most Innovative CRM - Global 2016" by Capital Finance International
It has just been announced that SugarCRM Inc has been named "Most Innovative CRM - Global 2016" at this year's Capital Finance International (CFI) Awards. These awards aim to identify and reward...
The Holloway Angle | By: Simon Holloway, Bloor Research | 24th August '16