Archive for April, 2012

Progress Drops the Boom

Well, this was quite a surprise, from Progress: Divest Non-core Product Lines. Progress will divest ten non-core product lines: Actional, Artix, DataXtend, FuseSource, ObjectStore, Orbacus, Orbix, Savvion, Shadow and Sonic.  Each of these product lines are strong and viable, however,

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#IBMImpact: Business Partner Day is a Wrap

I guess I’d forgotten how busy the Sunday before Impact really is.  Business Partner sessions start at 9:30 and last all day.  Then there’s the Solution Center reception at 5pm, and then of course, there’s finishing those presentations that you’re

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Pedestal E14: BP Mobility by BP3

For the next three days, Monday through Wednesday, we’ll be staffing the BP Mobility pedestal – pedestal E14. This is where you want to come to dive deep on our demonstration of what can be done with IBM BPM and

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IBM. BPM. Mobile. Worklight. BP3. BPMobility. Must be #IBMImpact

We’re co-presenting with two great BPM and Mobile advocates from IBM – Greg Harley and Eric Wayne.  We have a three-part presentation prepared: to cover the core IBM BPM product support for REST APIs and Mobile, to cover how we

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IBM BPM + Mobile = BP3 and BP Mobility

We have a birds of a feather session scheduled at IBM Impact this week: BPB-2541  Mobile+BPM: Building Mobile Apps with IBM BPM and BP3’s BP MobilityScott Francis, BP3 Global, Inc.; Ivan Kornienko, BP3 Global, Inc.Where: Venetian – Marcello 4405When: Wed,

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Time for a Change: New Branding for BP3

2012 has been a transition year for BP3, 5 years into our journey. We are 10x the size we were in year 1.  We’re addressing really interesting projects.  We have organized into teams to provide differentiated services to customers.  We

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We're Ready to Make an Impact

[Note: this is a repost of a guest post on the IBM Impact Blog – thankyou to Shaku Selvakumar for inviting me to share on the blog!] Why We’re Excited about Impact Last year we went to IBM Impact and

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Free Press

One of the great frustrations in the BPM market is how difficult it is to get companies to share their successes with BPM.  Unlike the way GE and a few other companies trumpeted their six-sigma successes, companies this time around

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Always Be Recruiting?

Along with  “Always Be Closing” and “Always Be Selling”, we can add “Always Be Recruiting” as Ben Yoskovitz of Instigator Blog writes: Running the two processes of fundraising and recruiting simultaneously is incredibly challenging. Both are time consuming, frustrating and

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Economics and User Acquisition for Mobile Apps

Vijay Dheap of IBM recently posted about the economics of Mobile Apps, and there were a few good points to take out of it: Mobile web apps leverage highly available skills in web development to deliver a mobile specific user

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What Instagram-Facebook tells us about BPM and Mobile

In light of the discussion about Mobile and BPM recently, I thought the Instagram purchase by Facebook was quite interesting. Om Malik’s GigaOm has a great article on the topic. My translation: Facebook was scared shitless and knew that for

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Related BPM-Mobile Post on ebizQ

The BPM-Mobile discussion migrated over to ebizQ, with the question: As Keith Swenson writes on Dion Hinchcliffe’s recent keynote at AIIM2012, “The shift to mobile computing is the most dramatic technology transition in history.  Ever.”  So how do you think

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Imagine a Better Mobile BPM

No series of posts on the cloud would be complete without also mentioning what’s going on in mobile, as Perfect Storm Brewing, makes clear. Ever since I first graduated from college, I’ve been working with firms who really wanted to

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Is BPM Good for "Tasks for Knowledge Workers"?

John Reynolds’ Thoughtful Programmer blog is full of good information, and once in a while I need to call out a particularly good post for comment.  Recently he wrote about Tasks for Knowledge Workers, offering up one generalization of these

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Perfect Storm Brewing

Keith Swenson covered the AIIM2012 Ted Schadler Keynote in his blog, and a few passages jumped out at me: He presented a slide showing how dramatically the world has changed since 2007, only 5 years ago.  At that time there

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Excellence in Your Craft: Jiro Dreams of Sushi

If you are looking for a role model for excellence in one’s craft, look no further than Jiro Dreams of Sushi– a fantastic film (Japanese, with subtitles).  I just saw it tonight and I couldn’t have been more impressed with

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Process Center Repository in the Cloud

Previously we’ve discussed why BPM was a bit late to the cloud, but now we’ll turn a little to what BP3 hopes to do about it in our little corner of the market. The Process Repository Use Case In our

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Right out of a Science Fiction Novel

When I read and watch interviews with Elon Musk, it feels like something right out of a science fiction novel.  A rogue entrepreneur attempting to make space travel a reality.  It is pretty inspiring to see how his two firms,

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One of the Best Articles on Pricing You'll Read

And it is written by our good friends over at Mimiran: There can be only one (cue Highlander) low cost provider in any market. In most cases, unless you have some defensible, sustainable cost advantage (think Southwest airlines), this will

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BPM Still has a Long Life Ahead

I didn’t pull too many punches with my take on the whole BPM is Dead meme among bloggers, but it is nice to see a very different take on the discussion, from Neil Ward-Dutton.  Whereas our own blog picked out

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