Thoughts and ideas from Neil Ward-Dutton at MWD Advisors, an advisory firm specialising in issues concerning IT-business alignment in the enterprise.
Microsoft swoops for Revolution Analytics: another boost for the mainstreaming of R
At the end of last week Microsoft announced its intention to acquire Revolution Analytics, a commercial software provider of the open source R statistical programming language. The acquisition provides Microsoft with a robust set of commercial R...
Helena Schwenk, MWD Advisors | 26th January '15
Box enjoys a bullish IPO, but where will all the cash go?
So, enterprise content collaboration vendor Box finally went public last week. The hotly-tipped IPO of early 2014 cooled somewhat mid-year—a combination of turbulent times for tech stocks and a luke-warm reception for Box’s numbers in...
Craig Wentworth, MWD Advisors | 26th January '15
Egnyte integrates analytics to optimise file sharing and collaboration
When we covered Egnyte’s enterprise file sync and share (EFSS) offer in an On the radar report back in May 2014, we commented that in order to make good on its growth ambitions the company would soon have to settle on how it chose to...
Craig Wentworth, MWD Advisors | 23rd January '15
It's not ALL about collaboration ALL of the time
While we are far from being in a position where collaboration is a foundation of every company culture, we have reached a point where it is generally recognised, accepted even, that better collaboration means better business. Whether it is about...
Angela Ashenden, MWD Advisors | 21st January '15
Oracle picks up a digital marketing Christmas present: Datalogix
Yesterday Oracle announced its acquisition of Datalogix; a Colorado, US based marketing data technology company that helps brands and online publishers connect to offline consumer purchase data. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Datalogix will...
Helena Schwenk, MWD Advisors | 23rd December '14
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
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