Archive for June, 2014

Press Release: BP3 Global Named One of the Best Places to Work in Austin

We’re proud of our company and how cohesive we are as a team.  When we won one of the awards for top places to work in Austin, we were thrilled with the recognition of a great team and a great

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This Still Seems Obvious

It still seems obvious to me why startups target iOS over Android for their first target platform.  I’m not sure why it isn’t obvious to pundits on the subject.  They assume that raw numbers will dictate mindshare of startups, eventually.

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Commodotizing the Complements

Many hailed Elon Musk’s decision to release a bunch of patents around their quick-charge stations (and others).  I still can’t quite tell if he released all their patents or only ones relating to the quick-charge stations. The stated goal: At

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Brazos Portal Beta 2

Beta 2 of Brazos Portal is out. The progress reported here indicates we’re on track for a great GA. 12 issue addressed in this build.  We’ll keep turning the crank and make it better.  If you’re using Beta 1, there’s

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New Space for the Next Phase

At BP3 we’ve always believed in the importance of having great space in which to work.  We didn’t start out with great space – we started out with what we could afford.  But we gradually improved on our space and

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Getting Started with Brazos Portal

As a companion to the Brazos Portal Beta Release, we’ve put together this handy demonstration of the Brazos Portal and its main features. We’ll post more in the coming weeks – but video alone doesn’t do it justice. You can

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For Release: Brazos UI Toolkit 3 Released

BP3 (http://www.bp-3.com), leaders in BPM services, has announced a substantial update to its Brazos UI toolkit to coincide with the release of IBM BPM 8.5.5.  The Brazos UI toolkit, designed to provide end users with a customizable, user friendly interface

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Different Lenses

Ben Evans’ take on WWDC (Apple’s World-Wide Developer Conference) is worth reading for Apple watchers or people who appreciate design-thinking.  His point about how Apple approaches cloud is pretty insightful: But none of this says ‘CLOUD™’ and none of it

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Brazos Portal: Now in Beta

[ Editor’s pre-amble: First announced at IBM Impact, Brazos Portal is now in Beta!   Brazos portal is one of the most significant developments in BPM UI that I’ve seen in the last 10 years, and we couldn’t be more

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Updates to Brazos UI in Version 3: The Card View

We’re obviously excited about what’s happening on the Brazos platform for building beautiful interfaces for BPM.  In version 3, things are only getting better, and we’ll release a few videos to call attention to the new features.  The following video

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Great Things Come in Threes: Announcing Brazos 3

This is a big week for us. Brazos UI adoption has never been faster – with more registrations in the last month than any month previous, over 450 registered developers, and more than 44 production deployments leveraging Brazos UI. Great

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Process and Basketball

I’m not precisely a Spurs fan, despite living in Texas. They don’t always inspire to put it nicely, but you have to respect their approach to the game and the fundamentals.  And they just won another NBA championship – their

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Process and Data – If Data came First, How Did it get There?

BPM.com’s Peter Schooff was nice enough to take our post on Process First, then Data and start a robust discussion on their forum. One oversimplification in my writeup was that by saying “process first”, the implication is that data can’t

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Confidence

Some of the coverage of Apple’s WWDC focused on Apple’s increased openness, as well as their willingness to tackle a long laundry list of features that were on every developer’s wish list: Apple knocked nearly every item off the community’s

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ATC CEO Summit – Impressions

A couple weeks ago I had the honor of attending the Austin Technology Council (ATC) CEO Summit. This year it was held at Brazos Hall, which is a pretty fantastic two-story venue in the heart of downtown Austin. Under the

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Austin Startups: It’s What’s for Dinner

I’ve previously commented on the trend of Austin eateries exporting good food (or clearly, building up the kind of operational capability to handle multiple local or regional locations).  Austin makes some great food.  And it travels well. VC’s may not

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Support for your Side Project

My good friend (and former coworker) Gary Chou has started a new venture that I hope flourishes and establishes a branch in Austin! It’s called Orbital.  And he already has some great press coverage for his new project: Gary Chou’s

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A Data-centric View within Traditional BPM

[Editor’s note: It seems topical and timely to re-publish Gary Samuelson’s take on how to take a Data-centric view to your BPM efforts as a complement to the other prevalent process-centric and application-centric views.  Check out his original post along

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Process First, then Data

Every once in a while you read something that reveals that someone else in your market space just has a very different view of how it works.  I like to keep up with what other BPM software and services vendors

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More Good News for Austin: Two Boxes

Following on the heels of DropBox locating an office in Austin, now Box is also opening an Austin office, with plans to hire 90 by year-end.  They’re both locating in an area of downtown Austin that is quickly becoming startup

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Interesting BPM Acquisition in Europe

I was quite surprised by the news late last night from Safira and KPMG:  they’re joining forces as KPMG acquires Safira as an autonomous subsidiary. LISBON, June 2 – KPMG Portugal SGPS, S.A, announced today the signing for the acquisition

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Is Stanford the Epicenter for Startups?

Question:  Is Stanford the Epicenter for Startups? Signs point to yes. However, that doesn’t mean that there aren’t great startup hubs all over the US and in other countries.  There are.  But the level of startup insanity is most prevalent

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