Cloud-based BPM isn’t yet ubiquitous in practice—but the approach is certainly a widespread topic of conversation among business and IT professionals involved in process improvement.
As ThinkStrategies consultant Jeff Kaplan puts it: “The question about ‘What is the cloud and why should I care’ is giving away to ‘Where, when and how do I take advantage of the cloud in my business?’”
This special report on BPM
and cloud computing
focuses on helping BPM specialists answer that question. Content includes:
* BPM in the cloud: Identifying benefits, addressing concerns.
ebizQ Site Editor Anne Stuart provides an introduction to and overview of cloud-based BPM.
* Process management and the cloud: Challenges and risks.
ebizQ contributor Adam Riglian takes a look at security, cost and integration and other issues that must addressed when moving processes to the cloud.
* BPM, the cloud and innovation: Peter Fingar's insights and advice.
ebizQ's Peter Schooff speaks with author, consultant and thought leader Peter Fingar on BPM, cloud computing, innovation and related topics.
* Cloud-based BPM pioneers describe steps for success.
The most likely path to success with cloud-based BPM: Start with a clear strategy. ebizQ contributor Christine Parizo offers advice from experts and BPM specialists who have begun doing BPM in the cloud.
* BPM and cloud computing: Steer clear of these pitfalls.
Combining process management and cloud computing creates some unique challenges that business and IT managers—especially BPM specialists--should consider before moving forward. ebizQ contributor Crystal Bedell explains.
* BPM and the cloud: Steve Weissman goes beyond the hype.
In this Q & A and accompanying podcast
, consultant Steve Weissman and ebizQ's Peter Schooff discuss opportunities, challenges, myths, roles and other issues involved in moving to cloud-based BPM.
* BPM moves to the cloud: Jeff Kaplan explains.
In this Q & A and accompanying podcast
, consultant Jeff Kaplan talks with Peter Schooff about the cloud's growing influence on business in general--and on BPM in particular.
RELATED CONTENT FROM OUR 'SISTER SITES':
Following is a sampling of related content from other sites within TechTarget, ebizQ's parent company:
* A move to cloud computing should involve BPM and SOA
, a report by Mike Kavis for SearchCIO.
* Cloud computing seen as key to business success
, a report by Karl Flinders for ComputerWeekly.com.
* SaaS business process management systems close, but not quite there
, by Kristen Caretta for SearchCIO-Midmarket.
About the Author
Anne Stuart, site editor for ebizQ, is a veteran journalist who has written for national magazines, daily newspapers, an international news service and many Web sites. She’s specialized in covering business and technology issues since 1993, holding senior editorial positions at CIO, Inc., WebMaster and Redmond Channel Partner magazines. Previously, she was an editor and reporter for The Associated Press and several daily newspapers. She's based in Newton, Mass., at TechTarget, ebizQ's parent company. She can be reached at email@example.com. Follow Anne on Google+ and at annestuart_TT on Twitter.More by Anne Stuart
ebizQ is the insider’s guide to next-generation business process management. We offer a growing collection of independent editorial articles on BPM trends, issues, challenges and solutions, all targeted to business and IT BPM professionals.
We cover BPM standards, governance, technology and continuous process improvement, as well as process discovery, modeling, simulation and optimization, among many other areas. We follow case management, decision management, business rules management, operational intelligence, complex event processing and other related topics. We closely track important trends such as the rise of social BPM, mobile BPM and BPM in the cloud. We also explore BPM’s use in functional areas, such as supply chain and customer management, and in key verticals, such as financial services, health care, insurance and government.
ebizQ's other BPM-oriented content includes podcasts, webcasts, webinars, white papers, a variety of expert blogs, a lively online forum and much more.