Bloor IM Blog
This is the Bloor Information Management (IM) Blog. Multiple Bloor analysts will be contributing to this blog over time.
Enthusiasm is the SPARQL in your eyes
As there have been several (usually misspelled) searches on the Bloor Research web site since SPARQL City released SPARQLverse recently, it is probably appropriate that I write something about it. So, SPARQLverse is a graph-based analytics platform:...
Philip Howard, Bloor Research | 17th December '14
BackOffice Associates reinvents itself
What do you think of when you think of BackOffice Associates (BOA)? I know what I think of: SAP and data migration. And that used to be true. It still is to some extent (for example, SAP resells some of BOA’s accelerators—SAP Information...
Philip Howard, Bloor Research | 13th December '14
The resurgence of Pitney Bowes
Pitney Bowes is best known for its mailing services. Not surprisingly, given the prevalence of electronic forms of communication, it is slowly losing business in the SMB (but not the enterprise) space. However, both the SMB and enterprise clients...
Philip Howard, Bloor Research | 9th December '14
The wanton stings and motion of the sense
Shakespeare may not have had the Internet of Things (IoT) in mind when he wrote Measure for Measure but the IoT is all about motion and sensors. And measures for that matter. When you think about the IoT you tend (or I did, at any rate) to think...
Philip Howard, Bloor Research | 4th December '14
Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others
I am not sure that NuoDB had Jonathan Swift in mind when it named the 2.1 release of its product “Swifts”. As the major new feature of this version is the introduction of what the Gartner Group calls HTAP (hybrid transaction and analytic...
Philip Howard, Bloor Research | 1st December '14
By our first strange and fatal interview
I recently posted a blog about an interview style webcast I was doing with Informatica on the uses and costs associated with data integration tools. I’m not sure that John Donne was right when he said that it was strange, let alone fatal, but...
Philip Howard, Bloor Research | 30th November '14
Girls Who Code
One of the things that has been bothering me for some time is why many IT departments seem more reluctant to automate their own processes than those in other parts of the business. For instance, it is typically easier to get approval to hire more...
Philip Howard, Bloor Research | 19th November '14
Cray and Hadoop: not (at first sight) an obvious partnership
In over 20 years as an analyst I don’t think I have written about Cray before. You don’t normally think of supercomputers and information management in the same breath. But big data and the Internet of Things potentially changes all...
Philip Howard, Bloor Research | 18th November '14
FacilityLive is an Italian company with a product of the same name. I have recently had discussions with the company about working with them but this has not panned out. The stumbling block has been that the vendor thinks that the product is more...
Philip Howard, Bloor Research | 12th November '14
Both I and my colleague David Norris have previously written about Connexica and its CXAIR product (see http://www.it-director.com/blogs/Bloor_IM_Blog/2011/6/connexica-cxair.html and http://www.it-director.com/content.php?cid=13079). This is how I...
Philip Howard, Bloor Research | 8th November '14
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