Archive for January, 2014

Apple’s Strategy

I should thank John Lilly for pointing me to this blog post by Ben Bajarin – “What I love about Apple’s Strategy“.  What I love about the article is this part: The broad claims that are made about what Apple

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High Tech in the Chamber of Commerce

This kind of development is probably old news in Silicon Valley, where High Tech has dominated for decades.  But in Austin, it was quite a turn of events to see several technology executives join the 2014 Austin Chamber of Commerce.

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What is the Mission for Internships at BP3?

Our goal with the internship program at BP3 is pretty simple.  We want to add value to our interns’ career and skill development.  In turn, we are making the bet that these interns will create value for us at BP3.

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Talking Lean Startup with Eric Ries, and relating it to BPM

Well it was quite an honor to be invited to ask Eric Ries a few questions about Lean Startup on behalf of IBM’s Entrepreneur Week (starting February 3rd, 2014!) One of the things I love about Lean Startup is that

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We’re going back to #bpmNEXT in 2014

We hope to see you there – we’re looking forward to updating the BPM community on what we’ve learned over the last year working with BPM and mobile and responsive UIs. If you are engaged in the BPM community but

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Focus on Something that Matters

Thought we’d share a good moment from last year’s IBM Impact – about a minute of an interview I did where the discussion turned to advice for customers taking on BPM.  The short version: Focus on something that matters. Seriously. 

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Chuys, an Austin Favorite, Expands

I still can’t believe Chuy’s is a public company (Nasdaq: CHUY). A recent article touted it as a restaurant to watch due to its ongoing expansion.   It now operates 47 restaurants across 14 states. So, on the off chance

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Don’t Worry, We’ll Keep Coding

Many economists, journalists, and business owners have fretted over the lack of software design, development, and engineering talent – specifically, the fact that it appears to be in limited supply while the demand for such talent is increasing apace. First,

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Technote: BP Labs Weighs in on BPM Monitoring

I love to see the kind of knowledge we’re able to share with customers at BP3.  Dave Rosen from our BP Labs group has shared a great writeup of BPM Monitoring: The Basics: Remote protocol checks – Basic network services

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One Austin, Two Zebras

I almost forgot why I had this article tagged, until I read it again – and noticed (again) that not one, but TWO companies with Zebra in the name raised money in early December. First, Zebra Imaging – a hologram

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Are Entrepreneurs like Wine?

Forbes reports on a Kauffmann study that shows that great entrepreneurs are older than you think: My colleagues and I did a study, funded by the Kauffman Foundation, that surveyed 500 successful high growth founders. Against all stereotypes, we found

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WP Engine Going Strong

Last week the news broke that WP Engine has completed a $15M funding round. We don’t have a financial interest in the company, but we’re very happy customers.  WP Engine runs our WordPress installations that control our site and blog. 

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Process for Pitching

There are two things about this article on Greg Maddux that struck me: This guy had a great process for practicing and executing the business of pitching baseballs.  It reminded me a bit of Jiro Dreams of Sushi. Greg, like

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ECM and BPM in 2014

After reading Lubor’s blog on content management predictions for 2014, I had a bit of de ja vu: The debate about the future of ECM has been raging over the last years. Many consider the term obsolete or at least

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BPM Rorschach Test

When you say “standard processes” or “automated processes” in BPM circles, it is a dog whistle for the pundits and gurus to chime in, because those terms are like a Rorschach test for how you view BPM inside your own

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The Good News for Capital Factory Keeps Rolling In

I was happy to see this article in Silicon Hills News, about Capital Factory expanding in 2014.  Capital Factory has been a great resource for Austin startups since 2009 or so, and every year they figure out how to bring

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Austin’s Challenges

“A lot of the world would love our challenges” – Angelos Angelou, on the subject of Austin On December 12th last year, Angelos Angelou held the 39th Angelou Economics Forecast.  He announced that next year’s – the 40th! – would

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Technote: Installing Multiple Versions of the IBM BPM Process Designer

We’ll be posting more Tech notes like the one David Bailie published to our knowledge library, on the subject of installing multiple versions of the Process Designer on the same machine. Problem StatementThere are times where you may need multiple

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Spredfast Raises a Series D

Spredfast announced just after the New Year that they raised $32.5M in a Series D round: Social marketing company Spredfast is announcing that it has raised $32.5 million in Series D funding.The round was led by Lead Edge Capital with

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Congratulations to Ian Gotts

I’m a little overdue, but I just wanted to take time out to say congratulations and thanks to Ian Gotts, one of the movers and shakers in BPM for many years.  Just two years ago his firm, Nimbus, sold to

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Why I Read the Monday Note

This article is why I read the Monday Note.  It is so good. Let’s rewind the tape. Once upon a time, there was The Way of The Carrier. Verizon, Sprint, AT&T treated handsets makers the way a supermarket chain treats

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BP Labs: Unraveling the Toolkit Dependency Problem

One of the great advantages BP3 brings to our customer base is our BP Labs team, which is constantly investing in software and methods to support our business and our customers’ processes.  The Neches suite for process analysis and governance

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2013: Year in Review

2013 was a great year for BPM.  Oh, it is tempting to dismiss the consolidation and foundation-building that happened in 2013 as a lack of innovation, but you don’t have to be an Apple fan to relate to the general

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