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As part of my work and investigation on the possibilities of deploying enterprise content management in the cloud, I heard from Curt Finch, CEO of Journyx, a project management software vendor, on things companies need to know about cloud deployments.For... Read More..
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Management guru Tom Peters, in his most recent work, The Little Big Things: 163 Ways to Pursue Excellence, talks about the importance of design as a part of continuous improvement. The important thing is that design is not just something... Read More..
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Readers of this blogsite may notice that we've changed the name from "SOA in Action" to "Business Transformation in Action."The change reflects the evolution of the ebizQ site from coverage of a collection of the leading technology initiatives to focus... Read More..
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Mike Gammage took a close look at IBM's latest study of 3,000 CIOs from around the world and noticed something about their commitment to business process management: It's not as strong as it was before -- down by four percentage... Read More..
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Forrester's Clay Richardson just published a piece at the ebizQ site that connects the dots between business process management and crowdsourcing. As he points out, there are profound benefits that can come out of a well-organized crowdsourcing process: the internal... Read More..
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How do you measure return on investment for BPM investments?Gartner analyst Bill Rosser recently took a stab at the ROI for BPM initiatives -- a tough area to measure ROI, since BPM has so many components and involves so many... Read More..
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Much of the discussion occurring in the ebizQ ecosphere in recent weeks has been evolving around new ways to manage organizations, employing the new tools and thinking arising out of BPM, service orientation and social media.Dion Hinchliffe, the industry's most... Read More..
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Here's an area in need of great process improvement:  Many IT and data managers feel that there is a wide disconnect between the individuals charged with ensuring database security and their corporate management. While database professionals and managers are expected... Read More..
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A lot of analysts and conference speakers talk about "business-IT alignment," but it is such an amorphous, feel-good concept that actually documenting it is next to impossible.Until now, that is. Ed Scannell over at SearchCIO just published a compelling interview... Read More..
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Business analysts and BPM specialists are currently focusing most heavily on analytics, and are most likely to be looking at cloud-based solutions to address some of these requirements.Inlevel, an online directory that helps end-users  match appropriate enterprise software solutions with... Read More..
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In this blog (formerly known as "SOA in Action"), Joe McKendrick examines how BPM and related business and IT approaches can promote business transformation.

Joe McKendrick

Joe McKendrick is an author and independent analyst who tracks the impact of information technology on management and markets. View more

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