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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
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