An analyst says BPM is the next ERP or the next killer application of enterprise software. But we are not sure if sharing honours with ERP is the best thing that can happen to BPM at the moment. For BPM to become the next killer enterprise app, it has to learn to avoid the minefield ERP walked into.
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The Open Group has released the second edition of its SOA Source Book, a practical guide to help enterprise architects […]
A third of organizations do not know how to effectively measure the benefits of business analytics projects. The lack of effective measurement methodologies is stalling enterprises from reaping the full advantage of their IT investment. It may also be holding back widespread deployment of analytics solutions.
Experts typically advise enterprises to take a stair-step approach to implement BPM.
A new white paper by BPM Guru Mark McGregor, A Pragmatic Approach to Leveraging BPM Technology for Business Success, has good details on how to get it right. It breaks down BPM projects into seven steps and provides good insight into each of them. It also has tips on how to bring in technology, and navigate organizational complexity.
While the demand for cloud computing-based hosting is on the rise, how profitable is it for data centers to provide it? There is interesting data to compare the cost and returns for three different hosting models: colocation, managed hosting and cloud computing. In sum, the jury is still out. But cloud computing is still some distance away before replacing other hosting models in data centers.
A new report states that “ease of use”, not necessarily advanced features, is key to achieving high user adoption of BI and analytics tools. Based on 255 survey responses, a new report says ease of use and interface appeal are important factors in making BI more pervasive, particularly beyond the power user base. “When BI is hard, more time is spent learning tools and on routine tasks than on using the data for insight and business improvement,” says the study author. “It’s particularly telling that easy-to-use BI tools are rated as more important than BI features and analytic power.”
Two recent surveys provide a good idea on where cloud computing stands today. First, cloud is a growing reality, not just an idea, for enterprises. They are not letting their fear of security stop them. Second, they are not yet ready to put their critical tasks on the cloud. They are possibly testing waters by driving a CRM or an HR app on the cloud.