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Platform Power: ServiceNow at Cloud Field Day #2 Cloud computing and services platform company ServiceNow took part in the second annual San Francisco located Cloud Field Day #2 event this July 2017. Designed to be an open discussion forum for speakers and audience members to deconstruct and demystify the core mechanics of cloud, ServiceNow speakers were open and frank about the opportunities and challenges facing businesses who want to harness the power of cloud platform technologies in the context of new connected business models. Structured workflow and automation ServiceNow's Jonathan Sparks kicked off proceedings in his capacity as senior director of product management. Sparks introduced vice president of finance and corporate development Dominic Philips who underlined the fact that ServiceNow essentially offers structured workflow and automation between servi... (more)

Can Big Data Save the Earth, or Will ROI Win?

This post is sponsored by The Business Value Exchange and HP Enterprise Services So Big Data is everywhere, well - it is if you believe all the hype. But hype and hyperbole or not, what matters now is that we're talking about Big Data a lot because vendors are continuing to develop their applications, data models, cloud frameworks and supporting analysis functions around the definition of massive data sets that we have become used to. But there's a problem and it's called ROI. ROI or Return on Investment is the point where we see whether real world implementation of technology i... (more)

Vene, Vidi, Adobe!

Adobe staged its MAX 2006 developer and customer conference under the theme "Beyond Boundaries" to showcase the company's emerging technologies and provide a glimpse of future innovations. Adrian Bridgwater attended to drink it all in. Adobe's MAX 2006 event was held at The Venetian Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas from the 23rd to the 26th of October - the company's first event of this kind since joining forces with Macromedia. Adobe's focus was directed at highlighting the newest breed of rich applications and what it likes to call "engaging content and experiences" under the ban... (more)

Speech and Sound: The Next "Killer Paradigm Shift"..?

There was a time, not so very long ago, when IT directors and chief information officers dismissed the Internet as something of a passing fad. Somehow though, things took off pretty well with the whole web thing didn't they? Mobile telephony has also grown to a level of dominance that we could never have predicted when it first started appearing around 30 years ago. Then came the tablet... just another fad right? Well, the first few were, but then "Magic Steve" produced the tablet we all love and cherish didn't he? (OK yes - I know Android is doing well in this space too, you don'... (more)

How Should CIOs Engineer the New Social Enterprise?

As we know, Chief Information Officers are generally ‘change and upheaval averse' because it is, after all, mostly prudent to resist change. With change comes risk, new user training, new integration challenges and a bottom line with increased cost. But new social enterprise trends cannot be brought to bear without taking the necessary steps that form Business Process re-Engineering (BPE) and its associated evils. If process re-engineering within the commercial space has indeed developed a bad name, this may be down to the fluffier of the fluffy management consultants who operat... (more)