Thoughts and ideas from Neil Ward-Dutton at MWD Advisors, an advisory firm specialising in issues concerning IT-business alignment in the enterprise.
Design: IBM's secret weapon in the coming SMACdown?
I’ve talked before about how Phil Gilbert—the former President and CTO of Lombardi Software who joined IBM when it bought his company—now has a role to develop a cross-company design practice in IBM. IBM Design is centred around a lab in...
Neil Ward-Dutton, MWD Advisors | 29th November '13
Actuate sets out its stall with new messaging strategy
At its recent customer event held in London, Actuate CEO Pete Cittadini outlined a major overhaul of its market messaging. It’s an effort designed to give more clarity to Actuate’s position and focus and includes, amongst other things, a new...
Helena Schwenk, MWD Advisors | 21st November '13
For Software AG, there's a gap to fill; a Nordic event starts to show what's possible
November is a busy month for events and for travel, and this week I’ve been in Stockholm for Software AG’s Nordic Process Forum. I was invited to give a presentation, as well as to help facilitate a lunchtime roundtable discussion. [For anyone...
Neil Ward-Dutton, MWD Advisors | 15th November '13
IBM's project Neo takes aim at the data discovery and visualisation market
I didn’t make it to IBM’s Information-On-Demand (IOD) event in Las Vegas this year, but that’s not to say I didn’t keep up with the proceedings. Thanks to an active social media sphere and some interesting press releases, blogs and tweets...
Helena Schwenk, MWD Advisors | 14th November '13
Tasks and collaboration: let's get to the point
As we enter a phase where social collaboration is beginning to mature as a concept, and is being increasingly accepted by businesses as a way to help make positive changes to the way they work and the culture they aspire to develop, one of the most...
Angela Ashenden, MWD Advisors | 14th November '13
IBM takes further steps on its Smarter Process journey
A few weeks back I was invited to attend a small-scale industry event in San Francisco dedicated to IBM’s Smarter Process agenda. Roughly speaking that equates to its business around BPM and ‘ODM’ (Operational Decision Management, or business...
Neil Ward-Dutton, MWD Advisors | 31st October '13
My five key takeaways from the Big Data & Analytics Innovation Summit Dublin
As far as events go, the Big Data & Analytics Innovation Summit held in Dublin recently certainly proved to be one of the better ones I’ve attended. The conference is designed to help business professionals across all industries share best...
Helena Schwenk, MWD Advisors | 31st October '13
It's all about customer success at JiveWorld 2013
Recently, I’ve been at JiveWorld 13 in the inimitable Las Vegas, for the company’s 5th annual customer and partner conference. The first thing that struck me on Wednesday morning (once I’d got over the enormity of the Vegas experience, this...
Angela Ashenden, MWD Advisors | 25th October '13
Using analytics to fuel the customer revolution
Are you meeting your customers’ expectations? It’s a question that many of us should take time to ponder, especially since today’s customers are much more empowered, demanding and informed than ever. It’s just how it is these days. Your...
Helena Schwenk, MWD Advisors | 24th October '13
Anti-social - conquering privacy, confidence and trust
As the momentum around social business grows, it’s fascinating to watch it challenging so many existing assumptions about what we can and should be able to do in the workplace, and testing views on what should be private and what should be shared....
Angela Ashenden, MWD Advisors | 16th October '13
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