MWD Advisors Blog
Thoughts and ideas from Neil Ward-Dutton at MWD Advisors, an advisory firm specialising in issues concerning IT-business alignment in the enterprise.
Recent Blog Posts
Jive makes headway towards profitability with Q3 results
Earlier this week, social collaboration vendor Jive Software announced its Q3 2015 results, highlighting revenues that were up around 7% over 2014 at a smidge under $50m, combined with year-to-date...
Angela Ashenden, MWD Advisors | 12th November '15
Oracle Digital: almost invisible, but really, really important
As I walked through Moscone North at 5.30pm on Wednesday, the vast majority of Oracle OpenWorld attendees had already left - in a rush to get to the Customer Appreciation Event on Treasure Island.
Neil Ward-Dutton, MWD Advisors | 2nd November '15
The Oracle Co-ordination Cloud
At Oracle OpenWorld this week, nobody can escape one simple thing: Oracle has taken its commitment to cloud platforms and services to a whole new level. This is a drum that's being beaten loud and...
Neil Ward-Dutton, MWD Advisors | 29th October '15
Making sense of Digital: is "look at Uber and Airbnb" the best we can do?
Companies like Uber and Airbnb are disrupting industries, while owning no assets. They take advantage of digital technologies and platforms to build relationships with customers quickly and at low...
Neil Ward-Dutton, MWD Advisors | 26th October '15
Getting Notes down on Paper with Box and Dropbox
So you’ve got a cloud-based file storage / collaboration business? Well then, what you need to offer alongside is a real-time collaborative document editing tool based on open source Etherpad...
Craig Wentworth, MWD Advisors | 23rd October '15
Where now for the ECM in EMC, after Dell's $67 billion takeover?
$67 billion is a lot of money in anyone's book. Yes, it can buy you (at current prices) all the bitcoins that will ever be made. Twelve times over. But it’s also what Dell is set to pay for EMC...
Craig Wentworth, MWD Advisors | 19th October '15
Success breeds success with social collaboration
For any social collaboration initiative, one of the biggest challenges is making the leap from the early adopter stage to broad, cross-organisation use of the platform. Whether you’ve built your...
Angela Ashenden, MWD Advisors | 5th October '15
Box's platform alteration
I was in San Francisco for Box's annual BoxWorks conference last week, and once again the platform theme loomed large.
Craig Wentworth, MWD Advisors | 5th October '15
Metadata rules content management with M-Files
Finnish-born M-Files Corporation provides a metadata-powered enterprise information management solution which can be deployed on-premise, in the cloud, or in a hybrid arrangement.
Neil Ward-Dutton, MWD Advisors | 2nd October '15
How Transport for London enables its open data strategy
Transport for London (TfL) is a statutory body, created under a UK Act of Parliament, to implement the Mayor of London's Transport Strategy and manage London's integrated transport...
Neil Ward-Dutton, MWD Advisors | 24th September '15