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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
Trends in SMB Collaboration, Communication, and Mobility: What's Your Strategy?
Companies that use these solutions to automate and streamline collaboration can not only improve productivity, but also give employees more flexibility in terms of how, when, and where people they...
Laurie McCabe | By: Laurie McCabe, SMB Group | 19th July '16
ExtraHop Networks. IT Operations and wire data analytics
ExtraHop is a breath of fresh air in the crowded world of IT Operations Analytics (ITOA). ExtraHop performs real-time stream analysis of the packets that carry data across a network, transforming...
Bloor IM Blog | By: Ronnie Beggs, Bloor Research | 18th July '16
A powerful citizen developer ecosystem - Mendix v7 brings great power - and, possibly, great responsibility
I've been following Mendix for some time. It's an interesting application delivery platform, which is heavily focused on growth: it doesn't make a profit yet, but has really captured the "citizen...
The Norfolk Punt | By: David Norfolk, Bloor Research | 11th July '16
Automating spreadsheet processes
Back in 2011 I wrote an article (http://www.bloorresearch.com/blog/im-blog/process-governance-and-spreadsheets/) that was, in part, about automating spreadsheet processes. By that I mean those...
Bloor IM Blog | By: Philip Howard, Bloor Research | 11th July '16
Qlik Sense and data preparation
Qlik has just released Qlik Sense 3.0. A major part of this release is the product's support for self-service data preparation and it does one thing in particular that I have seen from no other...
Bloor IM Blog | By: Philip Howard, Bloor Research | 8th July '16
Java on the Mainframe - on z/OS rather than Linux - An opportunity well worth researching, if you run a Mainframe
There is suddenly new interest in monitoring Java on mainframes - I'm not talking about running lots of Java VMs on Linux but about running Java against big mainframe systems on z/OS. This might be...
The Norfolk Punt | By: David Norfolk, Bloor Research | 4th July '16
Your money or your data? Mitigating ransomware with Dropbox
Ransomware is designed to be scare you into parting with money to avoid losing your data; there is no reason that either should happen.
Quocirca | By: Bob Tarzey, Quocirca | 1st July '16
Come spy with me: drones and info-sec
As the use of drones for commercial and recreational purposes increase consideration needs to be given to privacy and information security.
Quocirca | By: Bob Tarzey, Quocirca | 30th June '16
Genpact to acquire PMNsoft
Genpact has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire PNMsoft. PNMsoft is a leading Microsoft BPM software vendor, but not so many of us here in Europe might know of...
The Holloway Angle | By: Simon Holloway, Bloor Research | 29th June '16
IoT: Where Innovation, Pragmatism and Collaboration Meet
The IoT revolution has only just begun. Dell's IoT award winners are living proof that even at this early stage, IoT is quickly moving from hype to reality.
Laurie McCabe | By: Laurie McCabe, SMB Group | 29th June '16
HP: Reinvention for the digital future
HP Inc. faces challenging times in revitalising both its PC and printer business. Amidst declining sales and tighter margins, HP's pillars of growth in office printing will be driven by...
Louella Fernandes | By: Louella Fernandes, Quocirca | 29th June '16
Working with giants - 25 years of IT security
Symantec's June 2016 announcement that it intends to buy Blue Coat mirrors Trend Micro's acquisition of Tipping Point in 2015. Both moves underline that there is an appetite for integrated offerings from the broad play security giants.
Quocirca | By: Bob Tarzey, Quocirca | 29th June '16
Missed Sales Machine? Attend the Encore Presentation!
If you didn't get a chance to attend, Salesforce and SalesHacker are presenting a 2-day Encore presentation of the entire Sales Machine event on July 6 and 7.
Laurie McCabe | By: Laurie McCabe, SMB Group | 28th June '16
SAS goes open
SAS has and is doing a number of interesting things. Perhaps the most surprising, after so many years of focusing solely on SAS code, is that it is opening up the SAS environment to other approaches....
Bloor IM Blog | By: Philip Howard, Bloor Research | 27th June '16
Temando - a shipping platform for carriers and retailers
Recently I had a briefing from Carl Hartmann, CEO and co-founder of Temando, a company I had not heard of before and was interested to know more about after my blogs around Christmas 2015 regarding...
The Holloway Angle | By: Simon Holloway, Bloor Research | 27th June '16
QuickBooks Self-Employed: Built for the Business of One
According to the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), over 40% of all U.S. workers are now contingent, which includes the self-employed as well as temp workers, contractors, on-call workers...
Laurie McCabe | By: Laurie McCabe, SMB Group | 24th June '16
DevOps at the Oval - Development vs. Operations
Cloudbees and friends had a great "Oval Table" discussion about DevOps (the merging of the Dev - development or programming - silo with the Ops - automated systems Operations - silo) a week...
The Norfolk Punt | By: David Norfolk, Bloor Research | 16th June '16