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Moving IBM's $100bn needle with Smarter Process
As Sandy, Bruce and David have already highlighted, one of the very biggest themes at this year’s IMPACT conference for IBM middleware customers was ‘Smarter Process’. BPM in some form has been a significant feature of the previous...
MWD Advisors | By: Neil Ward-Dutton, MWD Advisors | 15th May '13
More than a DevOps story
It's not often that I review fiction in here, but I think this book is worth a read - both by IT professionals and by the business managers who (hopefully) manage them. The book is The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your...
The Norfolk Punt | By: David Norfolk, Bloor Research | 15th May '13
Putting Big Data To Work For SMBs
In my previous post, Is Big Data Relevant for†SMBs?, I looked at the underlying trends driving the buzz around big data, and why big data is relevant for SMBs. I also discussed why 'big' is a relative term—relative to the amount of information...
Laurie McCabe | By: Laurie McCabe, SMB Group | 11th May '13
Bloor IM Blog | By: Philip Howard, Bloor Research | 10th May '13
VSBs Use Mobile Payments Solutions to Get Ahead
SMBs are taking to mobile solutions like ducks take to water, as revealed in SMB Group’s 2013 SMB Mobile Solutions Study, and as I discussed in 2013 SMB Mobile Attitudes and†Challenges. In fact, I’m hard-pressed to think of any other...
Laurie McCabe | By: Laurie McCabe, SMB Group | 9th May '13
SAP takes HANA to the Clouds
SAP ran a virtual and global press and analyst event last night to announce the latest enhancement to its in-memory platform HANA, this time launching SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud. The name of the offering pretty much sums it up, but in a nutshell SAP...
MWD Advisors | By: Helena Schwenk, MWD Advisors | 8th May '13
Salesforce returns its attention to serving the customer
Last week, we (Helena Schwenk and Angela Ashenden) attended Salesforce.com’s customer event in London, which this year was branded as the “Customer Company Tour”, replacing the previous CloudForce moniker. As in previous years,...
MWD Advisors | By: Angela Ashenden, MWD Advisors | 7th May '13
Enterprise apps for sale
Salesforce.com is about a lot more than customer relationship management these days. Perhaps one of the most interesting facets of the product is salesforce.com as a trusted platform for enterprise cloud computing; together with Salesforce...
The Norfolk Punt | By: David Norfolk, Bloor Research | 3rd May '13
CA World 2013 Fytte 2 - Mainframe Application Virtualisation
Talking with Michael Madden, General Manager, and David Hodgson of CA's Mainframe group, I was touched by their infectious (and, in my opinion, justified) enthusiasm. It's also a good sign that if Mike Gregoire (CA Technologies' new CEO) is teaching...
The Norfolk Punt | By: David Norfolk, Bloor Research | 2nd May '13
Is Big Data relevant for SMBs?
There’s little doubt that big data is the latest 'big thing' in the IT industry. But for many small and medium business (SMB) decision-makers, big data is a somewhat fuzzy term. Ask any number of them what big data means, and you’re...
Laurie McCabe | By: Laurie McCabe, SMB Group | 1st May '13
Adobe makes social publishing predictive
In an effort to cement its position in the social marketing space, Adobe recently announced some key enhancements to its Adobe Social product suite during its Digital Marketing Summit in London. In particular the company has incorporated predictive...
MWD Advisors | By: Helena Schwenk, MWD Advisors | 1st May '13
Huddle impressions: some features
I've just had a hands-on demo of Huddle (which describes itself as an enterprise content collaboration platform) with Jonathan Howell (its CTO) and James Pipe (one of its product managers, focused on mobile and desktop). As I've said before, there...
The Norfolk Punt | By: David Norfolk, Bloor Research | 1st May '13
CA - Same old same old, or new opportunities?
CA is a company with a somewhat chequered past. Two of its CEOs (along with other senior staff) have been accused concerning financial irregularities, and the repercussions around these issues are only just quietening down. The other big challenge...
Quocirca | By: Clive Longbottom, Quocirca | 1st May '13
Time to automate parallel development tools
An interesting—and arguably important—example of a favourite hobby horse of mine emerged at the recent Intel Software Development conference in Chantilly, France. That hobby horse is the way that technologists get so carried away with...
Banks Statement | By: Martin Banks, Lian-James Consultancy | 30th April '13
Why the role of the CISO needs to change
Research conducted by Pricewaterhouse Coopers found that, in 2006, just 22% of more than 7,000 organisations surveyed had a CISO or equivalent function, but that proportion had grown to more than 80% by 2011. However, according to a recent report by...
Bloor Security Blog | By: Fran Howarth, Bloor Research | 30th April '13
Intralinks challenges Box with launch of VIA
As the market for 'sync & share for business' hots up, today sees the launch of a new product targeting this highly competitive and fast-growing area. Intralinks VIA is the new hosted solution from established secure document sharing and...
MWD Advisors | By: Angela Ashenden, MWD Advisors | 29th April '13
News from CA World 2013 - Fytte the First
So, CA Technologies has a new CEO at last (see management team bios here) and¬†Michael P. Gregoire¬†looks as though ¬†he may be what the company needs. Talking to people at CA Technologies, he seems to have gone through its somewhat diverse and...
The Norfolk Punt | By: David Norfolk, Bloor Research | 29th April '13
CollaborHaitian: How CIC Uses Social Business to Crowd Source Medical Care in Haiti
When small business owners and entrepreneurs think of IBM, they often mistakenly assume that IBM’s sophisticated solutions are only affordable by large corporations and IBM sometimes lags the competition in garnering SMB mind share. But some...
Laurie McCabe | By: Laurie McCabe, SMB Group | 27th April '13
Access Group increases cloud footprint with acquisition of TeamSeer
On April 18th, Access Group acquired the SaaS-based staff planner and team management solution, TeamSeer, thus increasing their aCloud subsrriber base. This makes Access's ninth acquisition in recent months. TeamSeer automates the absence management...
The Holloway Angle | By: Simon Holloway, Bloor Research | 27th April '13
Dreaming of the perfect trip
Travel—what once was exotic and exciting has now become a feature of many business people's nightmares. An example is my latest trip—two weeks in Las Vegas covering two different events. Company number 1 said I should book my own travel....
Quocirca | By: Clive Longbottom, Quocirca | 26th April '13
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