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Uniface 10 - Now generally available
Possibly nothing illustrates to journey from 4GL to "low code platform" better than Uniface, although there are other survivors from the 20th century that are still effective in the modern world...
The Norfolk Punt | By: David Norfolk, Bloor Research | 21st September '16
Acumatica: Mapping ERP to SMB Customers
My conversation with Jon Roskill, Acumatica CEO, bout Acumatica's solution, customers, and the newly released Acumatica 6.0.
Laurie McCabe | By: Laurie McCabe, SMB Group | 15th September '16
Is HP Inc. poised to disrupt the print industry?
HP Inc. has set the stage for its ambitious plans to seize market share in the A3 copier/MFP market. On the back of its announcement to acquire Samsung's printer business in a transaction...
Louella Fernandes | By: Louella Fernandes, Quocirca | 15th September '16
Thinking About Going Global? Read This Book First
You have to evaluate your product or service for the international market and for the global economy, no matter how small you are.
Laurie McCabe | By: Laurie McCabe, SMB Group | 9th September '16
Developing for the Mutable Enterprise - is "NoCode", with tools such as Metavine Genesis, the way forward?
So, you want to be a "Mutable Enterprise", one in a constant state of change and evolution? But, what's your IT development environment going to look like? Well, I think it is going to be "NoCode"...
The Norfolk Punt | By: David Norfolk, Bloor Research | 8th September '16
New Report from Research and Markets of Dublin on the Global RFID Market
A new report entitled, Global RFID Market for Industrial Applications 2016-2020, has just been published by Research and Markets of Dublin. The report covers the present scenario and the growth...
The Holloway Angle | By: Simon Holloway, Bloor Research | 7th September '16
The Mutable Enterprise - What it means to society as a whole
I was thinking about the real drivers for the Mutable Enterprise recently and I think they are a bit more complicated than just the appearance of younger customers with mobile phones. In my...
The Norfolk Punt | By: David Norfolk, Bloor Research | 2nd September '16
Enterprise disruption and streaming analytics: from data to digital transformation.
Disruption is key to success in any market. Cloud is a good example where disruption has been felt by non-cloud technologies, but also by the Enterprise, where the Cloud is now driving complete...
Bloor IM Blog | By: Ronnie Beggs, Bloor Research | 1st September '16
Sugar Awarded "Most Innovative CRM - Global 2016" by Capital Finance International
It has just been announced that SugarCRM Inc has been named "Most Innovative CRM - Global 2016" at this year's Capital Finance International (CFI) Awards. These awards aim to identify and reward...
The Holloway Angle | By: Simon Holloway, Bloor Research | 24th August '16
Modelling business decisions
I am a huge believer in using business rules management software, embedded in automated systems, to handle the business decision logic. Business rules can be related directly to the day-to-day...
The Norfolk Punt | By: David Norfolk, Bloor Research | 16th August '16
Modelling business decisions - There is now a standards-based approach to modelling and managing business decisions
I am a huge believer in using business rules management software, embedded in automated systems, to handle the business decision logic...
The Norfolk Punt | By: David Norfolk, Bloor Research | 14th August '16
Legacy, a reassessment - Legacy applications may be generating the profits that are paying for your innovation
I always get a bit irritated whenever I hear someone talking disparagingly about legacy technology, often in a Mainframe context. If I hear that a long lost uncle has left me a legacy, I usually feel...
The Norfolk Punt | By: David Norfolk, Bloor Research | 12th August '16
Using Sales Management Solutions to Boost Sales Productivity and Customer Satisfaction
SMB Group research consistently shows SMBs view attracting new customers, growing revenues, maintaining profitability, improving cash flow and improving customer experience and retention as their top...
Laurie McCabe | By: Laurie McCabe, SMB Group | 10th August '16
Zizo: the analytics
This is the second article of two about Zizo. In the first (see here) I discussed the company's use of a pattern database as its secret sauce behind the analytics as a service that the company...
Bloor IM Blog | By: Philip Howard, Bloor Research | 8th August '16
Dealing From a New Deck: Oracle Buys NetSuite
Everything came full circle with NetSuite today, when Oracle announced that it plans to acquire NetSuite for $9.3 billion. Flashback In 1998, Evan Goldberg, founder of what was then NetLedger,...
Laurie McCabe | By: Laurie McCabe, SMB Group | 30th July '16
Quocirca MPS Landscape, 2016
The new world of managed print services is defined by changing customer ambitions, new priorities and a different set of challenges. As a consequence, organisations are looking for more flexibility...
Louella Fernandes | By: Louella Fernandes, Quocirca | 29th July '16
Zizo: using a pattern database
Zizo is a UK-based provider of analytics as a service. For those with long memories the company used to be called Data-Re, and it was originally founded back in 2002 before changing its name to Zizo...
Bloor IM Blog | By: Philip Howard, Bloor Research | 29th July '16
BMC, reports of death exaggerated? - Its forward-looking strategy is unveiled in London
Earlier this year, if you'd asked my opinion of BMC I'd have probably said that it had gone a bit quiet since privatisation in 2013; that it had lots of good technology and clever people; and, quite...
The Norfolk Punt | By: David Norfolk, Bloor Research | 27th July '16
Boeing and Microsoft to build cloud-based platform for Boeing's commercial aviation apps
Last week, Boeing celebrated a benchmark 100th anniversary of its founding. This week they have announced an agreement with Microsoft to build a cloud-based platform for Boeing's portfolio of...
The Holloway Angle | By: Simon Holloway, Bloor Research | 20th July '16
Free Apama Community Edition from Software AG
Streaming analytics is an exciting emerging market. It enables enterprises to respond in real-time to context-aware insights from fast data generated by sensors, the web, mobile devices and networks...
Bloor IM Blog | By: Ronnie Beggs, Bloor Research | 20th July '16