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
Sapiens: tackling a dirty little secret in Decision Management
Just as is the case in so many business process automation projects, there’s a ‘dirty little secret’ in decision management and business rules automation - a big chunk of the time and money...
Neil Ward-Dutton, MWD Advisors | 27th January '16
Communication and social adoption: a marathon, not a sprint
It’s no secret these days that achieving widespread adoption of social collaboration technologies in an organisation is not easy: you can’t trust viral adoption to get there by itself, and too...
Angela Ashenden, MWD Advisors | 21st January '16
Salesforce and Box get closer together for richer experiences and easier integrations
Yesterday Salesforce and Box jointly announced an upcoming pilot of Salesforce Files Connect for Box (starting in February next year), and a Box SDK for Salesforce (available immediately).
Craig Wentworth, MWD Advisors | 17th December '15
What is a Collaborative Organisation anyway?
Over the last few years, I've spent a lot of time writing and talking about the benefits of collaboration and the technology to support collaboration in its many forms. What has become clear during...
Angela Ashenden, MWD Advisors | 17th December '15
SAP brings engagement to customer transactions through SAP Jam Communities
While it may not have been among the earliest to the social collaboration party, since its launch of SAP Jam in late 2012 - SAP has been carefully carving out a niche for itself in this intensely competitive marketplace.
Angela Ashenden, MWD Advisors | 15th December '15
5 Social Collaboration Vendor Trends for 2016
With 2016 just around the corner, it’s a good time to assess the major trends that are influencing the market for social collaboration technologies. This remains an area that is seen as a major...
Angela Ashenden, MWD Advisors | 14th December '15
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