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Bizagi introduce Simulation to their freeware process modeller
Bizagi have announced a new version (2.5) of their freeware process modelling tool that incorporates simulation capabilities. The simulation capabilities have been provided through collaboration between Bizagi and Lanner. The Lanner Group was formed...
The Holloway Angle | By: Simon Holloway, Bloor Research | 19th June '13
Key Considerations: How SMBs Are Using Data and Insights to Get Ahead
In the first post in this series, Seeing the Light: How SMBs are Using Data and Insights to Get Ahead, I shared the motivations that prompted three SMBs (BGF Industries, Oberweis Dairy and Twiddy & Company) to replace spreadsheets and intuition...
Laurie McCabe | By: Laurie McCabe, SMB Group | 18th June '13
Social collaboration software: helping make the world smaller
Using technology to support collaboration in business is far from a new idea – the reason email is so well-entrenched, for example, is that we’ve been using it for decades. However, historically, business collaboration generally meant a...
MWD Advisors | By: Angela Ashenden, MWD Advisors | 17th June '13
PegaWORLD 2013 impresses, but what's next?
A swaggering Pegasystems put on its annual customer event in Orlando last week. An audience of over 2,000 customers, partners and employees came together to dodge thunderstorms, play ping-pong and soak up some pretty compelling stories of...
MWD Advisors | By: Neil Ward-Dutton, MWD Advisors | 14th June '13
We recently completed a survey of the ISV market and I thought it might useful to summarise our findings. Perhaps the most interesting statistic was that 75% of ISVs were still just concentrating on traditional applications that improve current...
Bloor IM Blog | By: Philip Howard, Bloor Research | 12th June '13
Top SMB Takeaways: SAP Sapphire 2013
A couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to attend Sapphire 2013, SAP’s annual user conference. As is the norm for these events, SAP opened the fire hose to reveal new directions, product and solution announcements, and partner and...
Laurie McCabe | By: Laurie McCabe, SMB Group | 11th June '13
Salesforce doubles down on marketing and analytics with two acquisitions in a week
Last week Salesforce.com raided its piggy bank by announcing not one but two acquisitions. It started the week with news of its impending $2.5 billion purchase of marketing software vendor ExactTarget and then soon after it announced the purchase of...
MWD Advisors | By: Helena Schwenk, MWD Advisors | 11th June '13
Seeing the Light: How SMBs Are Using Data and Insights to Get Ahead
At a time when information is proliferating at an unprecedented rate, companies that effectively gather, create and use information can gain dramatic market advantages over those that don’t. SMB Group’s 2012 Routes to Market Study shows...
Laurie McCabe | By: Laurie McCabe, SMB Group | 6th June '13
As usual with any major vendor conference there are various new product releases and announcements. The most interesting from Informatica World are the release of new Informatica PowerCenter Express Editions and the introduction of Vibe. The Express...
Bloor IM Blog | By: Philip Howard, Bloor Research | 5th June '13
BonitaBPM 6 - engineering for growth
Bonitasoft launches version 6 of its BPM platform tomorrow – and there’s a lot of new code and capability on show. A completely new runtime engine and a new work portal are both reflections of the fact that the company is seeing bigger...
MWD Advisors | By: Neil Ward-Dutton, MWD Advisors | 4th June '13
Innovative analytics technology from Light Cyber
The attacks being experienced today on computer networks are increasingly targeted and sophisticated. Attackers carefully research their victims and increasingly write one-off exploits that are highly unlikely to be caught using traditional rules...
Bloor Security Blog | By: Fran Howarth, Bloor Research | 4th June '13
Salesforce Company Communities
A clear theme at the Salesforce.com Customer Company Tour I went to recently was the power of a Collaboration team - including the power to sell things to customers, especially if the team included a previous, and highly delighted,...
The Norfolk Punt | By: David Norfolk, Bloor Research | 3rd June '13
Charting Your Big Data Journey
In the first post in this series, I examined the underlying trends driving the buzz around big data and its relevance for SMBs. In the second, I discussed how three IBM business partners (FYI Solutions, LPA Systems, Inc. and Waypoint Consulting) are...
Laurie McCabe | By: Laurie McCabe, SMB Group | 31st May '13
Telling stories at CMSG 2013
Why go to a conference these days? After all, all the information one could possibly need is on the web, isn't it, probably with a nice video to go with it? Well, it's the story, dammit. Before you start a new technology initiative you worry about...
The Norfolk Punt | By: David Norfolk, Bloor Research | 30th May '13
Blended security threats require a unified response
The new mantra today is that it is not if your organisation will suffer a security breach, but when. In a recent survey released during Infosec Europe 2013, 93% of large organisations reported that they had been breached in the past year, as did 87%...
Bloor Security Blog | By: Fran Howarth, Bloor Research | 28th May '13
Informatica extends its cloud proposition with Active Endpoints acquisition
Back on February 15, Informatica almost silently acquired BPM technology specialist Active Endpoints. Although the BPM vendor built most of its business by selling a traditional on-premise product (ActiveVOS), Informatica was largely lured by the...
MWD Advisors | By: Neil Ward-Dutton, MWD Advisors | 24th May '13
Teradata Connect 2013 and how email marketing still counts
Last week Teradata ran its Integrated Marketing Management conference – Connect 2013 - in London’s O2. The event attracted around 1000 attendees combining prospects and customers from both Aprimo and eCircle (two former acquisitions...
MWD Advisors | By: Helena Schwenk, MWD Advisors | 23rd May '13
Informatica acquire Active Endpoints
Active Endpoints has been acquired by Informatica. The news was buried in a press release announcing Informatica's latest cloud-based product, which is dated February 20, 2013. It's not immediately clear when the acquisition happened. The...
The Holloway Angle | By: Simon Holloway, Bloor Research | 23rd May '13
Continuous deployment at BCS CMSG 2013
If there is one thing that drives agile delivery of automated business outcomes, it's continuous deployment. Automation of error-prone manual procedures reduces errors and increases efficiency - as long as you build on configuration management best...
The Norfolk Punt | By: David Norfolk, Bloor Research | 21st May '13
The change of season and, of course, the weather from snow to sunshine here in the UK seems to have coincided with the production of 2 reports on ERP from 2 of the major magazines aimed at the manufacturing vertical. The Logistics Manager article[i]...
The Holloway Angle | By: Simon Holloway, Bloor Research | 21st May '13
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