Thoughts and ideas from Neil Ward-Dutton at MWD Advisors, an advisory firm specialising in issues concerning IT-business alignment in the enterprise.
Getting the job done: thoughts from a BPM technology customer panel
What do a retailer, a pub management company, and a claims management service provider have in common? When it comes to their experiences with implementing BPM technology—quite a bit, it turns out. Even when these companies are at very...
Neil Ward-Dutton, MWD Advisors | 21st October '14
Salesforce catches a Wave and rolls out Salesforce Cloud Analytics
This week Salesforce used its flagship user conference Dreamforce to announce the release of its first Cloud Analytics offering: Wave. This is a significant announcement for the CRM giant since the company has faced increasing criticism for its lack...
Helena Schwenk, MWD Advisors | 20th October '14
Why? Why? Why? The social collaboration mantra
There are many reasons why a social collaboration initiative might fail, but by far the most common is that not enough thought has gone into why. Why should we invest in collaboration? Why should I allow—never mind encourage—my team to...
Angela Ashenden, MWD Advisors | 15th October '14
SMiLE, it's collaboration!
Last week I attended the SMiLE London event, hosted by Simply Communicate. SMiLE stands for Social Media in the Large Enterprise, and it’s an event targeted at internal comms professionals who want to take advantage of social technologies....
Angela Ashenden, MWD Advisors | 30th September '14
Building a business case for social collaboration
Back in August we published a new report, Building a business case for social collaboration, written by Angela Ashenden. As a bit of an experiment we decided to offer this report for free download until the middle of September, just to see how much...
Neil Ward-Dutton, MWD Advisors | 30th September '14
Watson Analytics: getting creative with the data preparation and analysis process
Last week at IBM’s Business Analytics Live event the company gave an introduction to Watson Analytics, its cloud-based natural language analytics service that enables business users to ask relevant business questions of data in a Google-like...
Helena Schwenk, MWD Advisors | 29th September '14
Clarizen webinar poll: a snasphot into changing project management expectations
I recently took part in a Clarizen-hosted webinar focused on measuring success and demonstrating the ROI of social and collaborative work management, alongside Robert Forde from Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in the UK. As part of the webinar,...
Angela Ashenden, MWD Advisors | 29th September '14
Digital, customers, data: the strategy connection that you must understand
When I wrote my A Digital Strategy is a data strategy post earlier this year, it generated a fair amount of discussion, and one outcome was a post from Pegasystems’ CMO, Robert Tas: A Digital Strategy = A Customer Strategy. Robert makes some...
Neil Ward-Dutton, MWD Advisors | 24th September '14
Bullet-proof SQL - Hadoop's real battleground
Ever since Hadoop’s second generation release in late 2013 brought it closer to enterprise capability acceptance, the blogosphere has been ringing with the sound of commentators proclaiming what was still lacking, and what hurdles that yellow...
Craig Wentworth, MWD Advisors | 22nd September '14
Who should lead a social collaboration initiative?
I blogged recently about how I thought HR should play a more central role in social collaboration initiatives (and it prompted some interesting discussions/debates!), so I thought this time I’d focus on who is currently driving this trend...
Angela Ashenden, MWD Advisors | 17th September '14
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