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Thingalytics: An Introduction

Thingalytics: An Introduction

0 by / on March 30, 2015, 6:00 am / in Uncategorized

People often ask me: “John, what really is this Internet of Things? It sounds like a lot of hype about smart fridges that tell you when to buy milk.” Actually, the Internet of Things (IoT) is much more important and transformative than that. In fact, it is changing everything – just as the original Internet did. Put simply, the Internet […]

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Top 10 Supply Chain and Manufacturing Predictions for 2015

Top 10 Supply Chain and Manufacturing Predictions for 2015

0 by / on January 26, 2015, 2:39 pm / in Uncategorized

Next year innovative manufacturers will leap ahead by deploying more and better sensors, add more comprehensive automation and increasingly choose local fabrication. In 2015, we will see manufacturers and their partners accelerate the implementation of initiatives that will deliver on the promise of the Internet of Things. For some companies, this will be a challenge, but for many others it […]

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IoT: The Integration of Things

IoT: The Integration of Things

0 by / on March 25, 2015, 6:00 am / in Featured Authors, Integration Insights, Live from Software AG, Megatrends: What's Hot and What's Not

The Internet of Things is going to be the biggest driver of integration technology in history. Like Metcalfe’s law states that the value of a telecommunications network is proportional to the square of the number of connected users of the system (n2), Herring’s corollary of Metcalf’s Law states that the value of integration is directly proportional to the number of […]

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Integration Technology: Spend, Baby, Spend!

Integration Technology: Spend, Baby, Spend!

0 by / on March 27, 2015, 6:00 am / in Integration Insights

The Internet of Things is going to be the biggest driver of spending on integration technology in the next few years. As trends go, the Internet of Things is a big one. The ongoing proliferation of smart devices and sensors will drive IoT spending, replacing the previous dominance of SaaS. Consultancy Gartner predicted back in 2013 that there would be […]

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Best Execution – does it have to be so hard?

0 by / on March 16, 2015, 4:48 am / in Uncategorized

It is over seven years since MiFID was introduced into the European markets, bringing with it the obligation for investment firms to ensure ‘best execution’ for their clients. Now, with MiFID II fast approaching, and as firms re-evaluate their policies and procedures, this is probably a good time to assess the current landscape in terms of what is working and […]

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Software AG Brings the Digital Business Platform to Boston

Software AG Brings the Digital Business Platform to Boston

0 by / on March 5, 2015, 12:56 pm / in Uncategorized

Sharing a post by Peter Krensky from the Aberdeen Group: I recently spent the day at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel for Software AG’s Analyst & Media Conference. CEO Karl-Heinz Streibich kicked things off by celebrating the German company’s 42-year history operating in the Americas (the City of New York was customer #3). He emphatically stated that “providing mission critical software […]

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ERP’s Data Quality Myth

ERP’s Data Quality Myth

0 by / on February 26, 2015, 12:00 am / in Integration Insights, Process Power, Uncategorized

Back in the 1960s, 70s and 80s, the mainframe was king. For those users not lucky enough to have a console enabling data entry directly to analog/magnetic tape, good integration meant keeping your box of punch cards in exactly the right processing sequence in order to avoid a print-out ending with the word ABORTED.   The big Metrics were CPU utilization […]

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What to Look for From the Retail Industry in 2015

What to Look for From the Retail Industry in 2015

0 by / on January 28, 2015, 2:18 pm / in Uncategorized

Retail is an evolving, exciting industry right now, and that’s unlikely to change in 2015. Disruptive forces will continue to play their part — whether technology based, competitively based or a combination — creating challenges for retailers, but also fantastic opportunities. Here are some things to watch for in 2015: Market Share Challenge The market share of established players will […]

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What are Your Hybrid Integration Plans for 2015?

What are Your Hybrid Integration Plans for 2015?

0 by / on January 9, 2015, 11:42 am / in Integration Insights, Megatrends: What's Hot and What's Not

We are more than a week into 2015 and most of us are kicking off our new initiatives for the year. Are you making plans for your hybrid integration platform yet? As more and more cloud applications make their way into your business, and as you develop more and more mobile applications requiring access to internal data and services, hybrid […]

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