Thoughts and ideas from Neil Ward-Dutton at MWD Advisors, an advisory firm specialising in issues concerning IT-business alignment in the enterprise.
What's coming in 2015?
Cloud platforms as innovation platforms. The blurring of organisational and capability boundaries. The importance of mobile devices as part of the changing digital workplace. The instrumentation of everything. The rise of analytics-driven...
Neil Ward-Dutton, MWD Advisors | 18th December '14
Collaboration vs. communication - and the importance of purpose
Earlier this week, I had the pleasure of participating in a panel webinar focused on The Future of Business Communication, which involved an interesting discussion on the way we use technology to collaborate, as well as the inevitable critique of...
Angela Ashenden, MWD Advisors | 16th December '14
OpenText snaps up Actuate to plug analytics gap
Last week OpenText announced its intention to acquire Actuate, the open source embedded analytics company for around $330 million. The deal is expected to close in the first quarter of 2015. News of an acquisition wasn’t a total surprise for...
Helena Schwenk, MWD Advisors | 8th December '14
Increase your predictive analytics' impact: quantify the expected benefits
Our research suggests that whilst many organisations understand the value and power of predictive analytics and its potential impact on business efficiencies, competitive advantage and revenue generation, a high proportion didn’t articulate...
Helena Schwenk, MWD Advisors | 20th November '14
I was at Amazon Web Services’ re:Invent 2014 conference in Las Vegas last week. There, the company made a slew of new service announcements—some focusing on application development and deployment (such as AWS CodeDeploy, AWS...
Craig Wentworth, MWD Advisors | 19th November '14
Rethinking the email client; IBM raises the bar with IBM Verse
This week, IBM is launching IBM Verse, the software giant’s new email offering. The successor to the long-standing Lotus Notes, IBM Verse is due for general release in H1 2015, and represents much more than just a rebranding exercise. First...
Angela Ashenden, MWD Advisors | 18th November '14
It's big and it's clever - how savvy marketers hit the target with Big Data and Analytics
Last week my colleague Craig Wentworth and I spoke at the inaugural #CMOEvent near Silverstone in the UK. It was an enjoyable and interactive day with marketing attendees from several industries and the not-for-profit sector. Our talk centred on the...
Helena Schwenk, MWD Advisors | 12th November '14
Making connections at J.Boye 2014
There’s definitely a season for conferences—two, in fact, with Spring and Autumn prompting a wealth of vendor, analyst and community events. This Autumn continues to be particularly busy for me, and last week I was over in Aarhus in...
Angela Ashenden, MWD Advisors | 10th November '14
How do you build a digital strategy? How do you make it work on the ground?
My colleague Steve has already highlighted the release of the first of a new series of interviews I’m doing: with Chief Digital Officers, and with CIOs who have taken responsibility for setting and implementing digital strategies within their...
Neil Ward-Dutton, MWD Advisors | 27th October '14
Jive shows it's growing up at JiveWorld 2014
This week saw social collaboration vendor Jive Software hold its annual customer and partner conference, JiveWorld, in Las Vegas. The event welcomed more than 1,600 attendees, including 50 partner organisations, in an event that truly celebrates the...
Angela Ashenden, MWD Advisors | 24th October '14
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