• The State Of Document Management And Some Potentially Heretical Thinking

     

    Running surveys is an age-old approach that technology vendors take in order to make some news. It’s also a really good source of data points for technology commentators – so long as you ignore the requisite vendor pitch amongst the data, these surveys are pretty useful tools. The latest to [...]

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  • MuleSoft Chases All Those Millions Of .NET Apps And Microsoft Use Cases

     

    In an industry which tends to chase the shiny new thing, you’d be forgiven for not realizing just how many critical business applications run on relatively old systems and languages. People talk about the fact that most airlines still run on massive old mainframes and that’s a fact but even [...]

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  • Docker Makes Its Move, Acquires Orchard In A Sign Of Things To Come

     

    Docker is a copybook case study of an open source project done right. The initiative took an existing technology and approach (Linux containers), modernized it for today’s applications and put it out into the community. And my how the community responded, support for Docker is incredible – large vendors and small [...]

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  • vCita Goes End-To-End For Small Business Customer Engagement

     

    I first heard of vCita a few years ago when I was in Israel. At the time it was creating an online scheduling tool – similar to that offered by Tungle (since acquired by Blackberry and shuttered) and ScheduleOnce. vCita however was focused more on small and mid sized businesses [...]

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  • Riding The Target Breach Wave LogRhythm Raises $40M

     

    The massive security breach at Target was a nightmare for Target itself and its customers but it was serendipitous for security vendors. All of a sudden internet security, which had kind of fallen behind in the attention stakes, was front and center of…

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  • Are Those Birds Singing? No, It’s Alpine Chorus Extolling The Virtues Of Its Enterprise Big Data Platform

     

    Nearly every week a new vendor arises who promises to bring big data analytics to enterprises in a new and easy way. The allure of big data is unquestionable – organizations have an immense amount of raw data, from both inside their own systems but also increasingly from external sources, deriving valuable [...]

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  • Octoblu Peels Back The Covers On Its Internet Of Things Platform

     

    Want to know what is the hottest area that will be on marketers and PR folk’s lips over the next few years? Anything involving connected devices. Call it the Internet of Things, the Internet of Everything, the Internet of Customers or whatever variation on the theme, but in essence the [...]

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  • PowWow And The Allure Of Instant Mobile Apps

     

    As enterprises try and re-imagine what their world looks like when all of their employees are able to work from anywhere (and, indeed, demand to be able to work anywhere) there are soon struck by a realization that in many cases their most critical bus…

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  • Ping Identity Ups The Identity Game — Heralds The ‘Post Password’ Era

     

    Ping Identity is one of a number of vendors (alongside Okta, OneLogin and others) all trying to build the identity fabric for the modern era, an era that because of its plethora of different applications, organizational constructs and connected devices, means that existing approaches towards identity simply don’t suffice. At [...]

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  • Pose POS And The Allure Of Free

     

    So, here’s a question for you. Do small businesses value price over everything else or is the cost of a solution secondary to how well it fits their situation? This isn’t a rhetorical question but rather is what will decide the success or otherwise of a new initiative by cloud [...]

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