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|Abrahams Accessibility||Alastair Revell||Banks Statement||Bloor IM Blog|
|Bloor Security Blog||Fern Halper||Laurie McCabe||Louella Fernandes|
|Marcia Kaufman||MWD Advisors||Nigel Stanley||Process Performance Blog|
|Quocirca||The Holloway Angle||The Norfolk Punt|
Pegasystems now wants to be seen as an applications company, but its platform is still a big deal
In the past year Pegasystems has significantly shifted. It used to promote itself as a BPM platform provider differentiated by its rich industry frameworks, but now it’s promoting itself as a ‘strategic applications company’...
MWD Advisors | By: Neil Ward-Dutton, MWD Advisors | 3rd September '15
How Well Do You Know The Very Small Businesses That You Want to Sell To?
Technology vendors are increasingly targeting very small businesses (VSBs, with 1 to 19 employees) with their solutions, lured by the sheer size of the market and the relatively low penetration of many technology solutions in this sector. However,...
Laurie McCabe | By: Laurie McCabe, SMB Group | 2nd September '15
BP3: much innovation for customers, but a bigger story needed
Just before I left for a family vacation in August, I spent a couple of days in Austin TX with BP3 at the company’s BPM CAMP event, and caught a masterclass in customer-centricity. In case you’re not aware of BP3, it’s a specialist...
MWD Advisors | By: Neil Ward-Dutton, MWD Advisors | 1st September '15
Rethinking Managed Print Services for the Circular Economy
The circular economy is fast gaining ground as the latest buzzword in sustainability, bringing together emerging practices such as collaborative consumption and traditional concepts such as recycling and remanufacturing. The circular economy aims to...
Louella Fernandes | By: Louella Fernandes, Quocirca | 26th August '15
All change again at Zimbra/Telligent as both are acquired
Well it’s hard to keep up with these guys. Just a few weeks after I published my latest analysis of Zimbra and where it’s going, this week saw two separate acquisitions which split the two parts of the company once more. The first news...
MWD Advisors | By: Angela Ashenden, MWD Advisors | 20th August '15
The rise of digital natives and their enthusiasm for cloud services
Two years ago Quocirca published a research report, The Adoption of Cloud-based Services, which looked at the attitude European organisations had to the use of public cloud platforms. The research showed two extremes, among the UK respondents, 17%...
Quocirca | By: Bob Tarzey, Quocirca | 19th August '15
Securing the Internet of Things - time for another look at Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)?
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a broad area that is attracting much discussion. Wikipedia starts its IoT definition as follows: ‘the network of physical objects or things embedded with electronics, software, sensors, and connectivity to...
Quocirca | By: Bob Tarzey, Quocirca | 18th August '15
Confidence in data security part 2 - Weak links
A previous blog post, Room for improvement, showed that organisations that invest in user education, advanced technologies, and the ability to co-ordinate both security policy and incident response improved their confidence in data security. All...
Quocirca | By: Bob Tarzey, Quocirca | 17th August '15
Change is a verb
Informatica has historically been known as a provider of ETL (extract, transform and load) and associated solutions. While it has significantly extended its portfolio of products over the years it has been, to many eyes, what we might call a...
Bloor IM Blog | By: Philip Howard, Bloor Research | 17th August '15
Survey results: Social collaboration in transition
Last month, we launched an online survey to take the pulse of the social collaboration market, to get insights into the current levels of adoption maturity, the experiences of those who have already embraced social collaboration, and the concerns of...
MWD Advisors | By: Angela Ashenden, MWD Advisors | 12th August '15
Confidence in data security part 1 - Room for improvement
It will not come as a surprise to many that UK enterprises could do more to improve their confidence in data security. Security managers know this, but often struggle to get the funds they need. The first of three 2015 Quocirca research reports...
Quocirca | By: Bob Tarzey, Quocirca | 11th August '15
Sage's Everest: building mind and market share with a new generation of SMBs
At last week’s Sage Summit, one of the featured speakers was renowned British explorer, entrepreneur and adventurer Justin Packshaw. Among other achievements, Packshaw spoke about the challenges he and his team of 10 climbers faced to...
Laurie McCabe | By: Laurie McCabe, SMB Group | 5th August '15
'Digitalisation' and the optimal co-ordination of resources
First off I need to say that I am deeply ambivalent about the term ‘digitalisation’. There’s one too many syllables in the word. Nevertheless it’s the term used in this post from Gartner which set me to my keyboard. The title...
MWD Advisors | By: Neil Ward-Dutton, MWD Advisors | 2nd August '15
SAP's 5 + 1 Strategy to Build SMB Consideration and Adoption of Business One
When it comes to business management and enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions, SAP often isn’t on the radar for small and medium businesses (SMBs). But, while the ERP giant is best known for its large enterprise solutions, SAP...
Laurie McCabe | By: Laurie McCabe, SMB Group | 31st July '15
Are You Keeping Pace With Your SMB Customers?
The good news for tech vendors: SMBs are bullish on their own growth, and on using technology to help achieve that growth. The bad news: tech vendors may not be doing a good enough job helping SMBs understand, evaluate and buy the tech solutions...
Laurie McCabe | By: Laurie McCabe, SMB Group | 30th July '15
IBM's Recipes community
For some time, I've been worrying that IBM's profile with new, young, developers isn't as high as it should be. Microsoft is no longer the only game in town—in fact, it never was, but there was a time when Microsoft developers would tell me...
The Norfolk Punt | By: David Norfolk, Bloor Research | 30th July '15
Two reasons why HR needs to invest in social collaboration
With its benefits including more effective and streamlined communications throughout the organisation and better connecting staff, it’s perhaps not surprising that in many organisations a social collaboration initiative begins in the internal...
MWD Advisors | By: Angela Ashenden, MWD Advisors | 28th July '15
Taking the Plunge: triggers for small businesses to move to SAP Business One
When it comes to business management and enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions, SAP often isn’t on the radar for small and medium businesses (SMBs). But, while the ERP giant is best known for its large enterprise solutions, SAP Business...
Laurie McCabe | By: Laurie McCabe, SMB Group | 28th July '15
Quocirca MPS Landscape, 2015
The managed print services market continues to gain momentum as enterprises seek to tackle escalating print costs and drive greater business efficiency. The market is relatively buoyant with 51% of organisations (either already using or planning to...
Louella Fernandes | By: Louella Fernandes, Quocirca | 27th July '15
Case Management is the big focus for IBM's BPM offering in 2015
Over the past few years, IBM has been on a steady BPM technology trajectory that’s seen it consistently extend beyond its integration-centric heritage to produce flexible tools that can cope with different kinds of work scenario, are easy to...
MWD Advisors | By: Neil Ward-Dutton, MWD Advisors | 27th July '15
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