We currently host a growing number of blogs:
|Abrahams Accessibility||Alastair Revell||Banks Statement||Bloor IM Blog|
|Bloor Security Blog||Fern Halper||Laurie McCabe||Louella Fernandes|
|Marcia Kaufman||MWD Advisors||Nigel Stanley||Office Jotter|
|Process Performance Blog||Quocirca||The Holloway Angle||The Norfolk Punt|
The value of opensource
I'm actually in Budapest for the Cloudstack collaboration conference, but as i try to wrench my mind around to thinking about technology again (I was at Bloor's 25th birthday party in London last night, and I'm now in Budapest, and I was in Las...
The Norfolk Punt | By: David Norfolk, Bloor Research | 21st November '14
SPARK 2014 lowers the barriers to low-defect programming
I have been writing about the idea of writing in an environment that makes putting defects into programs much harder—see, for example, a series of articles in The Register, back in 2006, here. Now, I have noticed some developments around Ada...
The Norfolk Punt | By: David Norfolk, Bloor Research | 20th November '14
Increase your predictive analytics' impact: quantify the expected benefits
Our research suggests that whilst many organisations understand the value and power of predictive analytics and its potential impact on business efficiencies, competitive advantage and revenue generation, a high proportion didn’t articulate...
MWD Advisors | By: Helena Schwenk, MWD Advisors | 20th November '14
IBM Reimagines the Email Story With IBM Verse
You’ve got mail! It’s been a long time since most of us have experienced the surge of pleasurable anticipation that Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan enjoyed in the 1998 film classic, “You’ve Got Mail.” Instead, if you’re...
Laurie McCabe | By: Laurie McCabe, SMB Group | 19th November '14
I was at Amazon Web Services’ re:Invent 2014 conference in Las Vegas last week. There, the company made a slew of new service announcements—some focusing on application development and deployment (such as AWS CodeDeploy, AWS...
MWD Advisors | By: Craig Wentworth, MWD Advisors | 19th November '14
Girls Who Code
One of the things that has been bothering me for some time is why many IT departments seem more reluctant to automate their own processes than those in other parts of the business. For instance, it is typically easier to get approval to hire more...
Bloor IM Blog | By: Philip Howard, Bloor Research | 19th November '14
Rethinking the email client; IBM raises the bar with IBM Verse
This week, IBM is launching IBM Verse, the software giant’s new email offering. The successor to the long-standing Lotus Notes, IBM Verse is due for general release in H1 2015, and represents much more than just a rebranding exercise. First...
MWD Advisors | By: Angela Ashenden, MWD Advisors | 18th November '14
Dell's Strategy to Bring Game-Changing Technologies to SMBs
This is the second post in a two-part blog series discussing Dell’s strategy to help SMBs better capitalize on technology. The first, A New Cloud Formation: Dell Cloud Marketplace, provides perspectives from Dell World 2014. This second post,...
Laurie McCabe | By: Laurie McCabe, SMB Group | 18th November '14
A New Cloud Formation: Dell Cloud Marketplace
This is part one of a two-part blog series discussing Dell’s strategy to help SMBs better capitalize on technology. This first post provides perspectives from Dell World 2014. The second post, Dell’s Strategy to Provide Game Changing...
Laurie McCabe | By: Laurie McCabe, SMB Group | 18th November '14
Cray and Hadoop: not (at first sight) an obvious partnership
In over 20 years as an analyst I don’t think I have written about Cray before. You don’t normally think of supercomputers and information management in the same breath. But big data and the Internet of Things potentially changes all...
Bloor IM Blog | By: Philip Howard, Bloor Research | 18th November '14
The problem of buggy software components
What do Heartbleed, Shellshock and Poodle all have in common? Well apart from being software vulnerabilities discovered in 2014, they were all found in pre-built software components, used by developers to speed up the development of their own...
Quocirca | By: Bob Tarzey, Quocirca | 18th November '14
The time of the network computer has come again?
I take a different view of IT governance—to me, it is all about enabling desired business outcomes efficiently, about ensuring that the money an organisation spends on IT is devoted to delivering a business outcome, no more and no less. So,...
The Norfolk Punt | By: David Norfolk, Bloor Research | 18th November '14
It's big and it's clever - how savvy marketers hit the target with Big Data and Analytics
Last week my colleague Craig Wentworth and I spoke at the inaugural #CMOEvent near Silverstone in the UK. It was an enjoyable and interactive day with marketing attendees from several industries and the not-for-profit sector. Our talk centred on the...
MWD Advisors | By: Helena Schwenk, MWD Advisors | 12th November '14
FacilityLive is an Italian company with a product of the same name. I have recently had discussions with the company about working with them but this has not panned out. The stumbling block has been that the vendor thinks that the product is more...
Bloor IM Blog | By: Philip Howard, Bloor Research | 12th November '14
Making connections at J.Boye 2014
There’s definitely a season for conferences—two, in fact, with Spring and Autumn prompting a wealth of vendor, analyst and community events. This Autumn continues to be particularly busy for me, and last week I was over in Aarhus in...
MWD Advisors | By: Angela Ashenden, MWD Advisors | 10th November '14
Both I and my colleague David Norris have previously written about Connexica and its CXAIR product (see http://www.it-director.com/blogs/Bloor_IM_Blog/2011/6/connexica-cxair.html and http://www.it-director.com/content.php?cid=13079). This is how I...
Bloor IM Blog | By: Philip Howard, Bloor Research | 8th November '14
Google Glass - seeing is believing
I must admit to being sceptical about the whole ‘wearables’ thing. However, I was intrigued at a recent Google event to be given an opportunity to try out a pair of Google Glass glasses. Glasses have been part of my life for as long as I...
Quocirca | By: Bob Tarzey, Quocirca | 7th November '14
Intacct Collaborate: Bringing Sales and Finance Together
This video interview was originally posted on SMB Group Spotlight. Laurie: Hi, this is Laurie McCabe from SMB Group and today I’m here on the SMB Spotlight at Salesforce’s Dreamforce 2014 Conference. I’m talking to Aaron Harris,...
Laurie McCabe | By: Laurie McCabe, SMB Group | 4th November '14
LogRhythm's continued momentum
LogRhythm recently announced another round of funding to the tune of US$40 million, taking the total that it has received to date to US$76 million. With this new cash injection, it aims to further accelerate product development and to expand its...
Bloor Security Blog | By: Fran Howarth, Bloor Research | 4th November '14
Tag those assets!
One of the minor governance issues I write about is the need for automated discovery and management of software assets—including Open Source Software. I often think that commercial vendors must have made this difficult by design—with...
The Norfolk Punt | By: David Norfolk, Bloor Research | 4th November '14
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