Archive for February, 2013

Is BPM Dead? Pega Says “No” Also

I missed the news from a week ago that Pegasystems had reported 4th Quarter and Fiscal Year 2012 numbers.  Revenue was up 25% for the fourth quarter, year-over-year.  Fourth quarter net income was $20M, compared to a loss of nearly

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Working in the Office

Marissa Mayer and Yahoo are getting a surprising amount of heat for a recent decision to have Yahoos work in the office, or quit.  A lot of people take issue with this.  They rightly point out that if “working from

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Austin’s Thinktiv in the News

Great article in the Statesman on Sunday about Thinktiv, by perhaps Austin’s best connected tech reporter, Lori Hawkins.  It centers on how Thinktiv is revising the startup process for their customers: “I knew exactly what the software would do and

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Sound Bites and Running your Business

Giff Constable’s post, Hire Carefully Doesn’t Have the Same Ring, is spot-on.  He is riffing on a Fast Company article: “Why ‘Hire Slow, Fire Fast’ Is A Bunch Of BS,” or so says Danny Boice in a recent Fast Company

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BPM Market Size – How Big?

I liked Dave Brakoniecki’s analysis of a Kofax – sponsored report from Forrester with interesting BPM market size numbers: Here are the headlines: I think the BPM numbers are just about what you’d expect from Forrester or one of the

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Credential Feedback Loop

Chris Dixon writes some great stuff on his blog. And this one on the Credentials Trap is no exception. I talk a lot to people who are deciding between startups and established companies. They’re usually early in their careers and

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How to Make Mobile BPM a Success in Your Enterprise

ReadWriteWeb has a great article on how to make BYOD (Bring your own device) successful in your enterprise. Our product manager for BP Mobility pointed out that the top-10 list mirrors our approach to Mobile, two of which jump out

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Lowering the Barrier to Mobile BPM

We’ve blogged before about the benefits of native mobile apps for BPM (and in particular, why a native iOS app is a good place to start). But one of the things we’ve learned in working with customers is that there’s

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What We Would Talk About at IBM Impact

We’ve been honored to have speaking roles at IBM Impact for each of the last 3 years.  We’re hoping to return to the speaker’s podium again in 2013!  I really like some of the sessions we proposed, and thought it

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I, Tech Company

Giff Constable opines in on the Tech Company meme: I keep on running into large companies who say they are not a technology company. All I want to do is shake them and say, “Don’t you get it? We’re all

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Austin Manufacturing Surprise

Caught this article in the Austin American-Statesman the other day about Austin manufacturing output growing 4x the rate of the overall local economy: Local manufacturing output has skyrocketed over the past decade, growing more than four times faster than the

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Intalio Results are In

I haven’t been following Intalio closely since Ishmael moved on.  But they just posted about their Q4 results, and in the interest of making comparisons with Appian‘s results, we should review their statements as well. Obviously things are going well

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Do we need to Disrupt BPM?

Gary Comerford is thoughtful, as usual in his recent post on “BPM Disruption“: There are certain individuals in the BPM stream who seek to disrupt the status quo. Some of them are blatantly provocative with what they say, others are

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I’ll See your Champion, and Raise you One

Last year I was honored (and surprised) to be named an IBM Websphere Champion. I didn’t quite realize at the time how selective the program is (and consequently, it is a small number of champions).  Moreover, you have to re-qualify

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Sandy’s Review of IBMConnect 2013 Highlights

Sandy Kemsley’s writeup of IBMConnect highlights and updates is worth reading.  There are a couple of nuggets in particular to entice you to read the post: I don’t know a lot about HR systems, although I’m seeing a huge potential

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BPMN 3.0?

EbizQ had to ask the question: “Should there be a BPMN 3.0 and, if so, what additions should it include?” One point of view was that the spec needed to be split into 4 specs, with more targeted purposes and

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Timeframe, Staying Power, and the Long View

I liked this thought by Om Malik, and Max Levchin, on the long view: When asked, he said that it is time to get off the four-year-cycle of the Silicon Valley startup. However, to solve bigger problems, sometimes you need

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