The PaaS Shakeup and What It Means for OpenStack

All eyes are on the platform as a service (PaaS) market this week, following news that IBM is investing $1B to deliver unique PaaS capabilities and Pivotal’s announcement of the Cloud Foundry Foundation. But what does this all mean for a market that’s already confusing and growing increasingly difficult to navigate? Using his framework for categorizing the cloud landscape as a guideline, our CTO Johan den Haan dissects recent developments in the PaaS market, with an emphasis on OpenStack, its war with Cloud Foundry and the real road to business value (hint: winning the hearts of the business engineers and citizen developers).

Check out the post on Johan’s blog!

[Webinar Recap] Rewriting the App Delivery Playbook for the Age of the Customer

Last week we invited John Rymer, Vice President and Principal Analyst at Forrester Research, to present an executive webinar: Rewriting the App Delivery Playbook for the Age of the Customer. John outlines how CIOs and their teams can meet surging application demands, better serve both customers and business partners, and strategically propel the business forward by [in his words] fighting fire with fire. As markets become more and more empowered by new tech, it’s up to us to serve them (or in many cases, enable them to serve themselves) in the most efficient and intuitive way possible. This event was the latest edition in a series of executive webinars aimed at helping IT executive hone their application delivery strategy.

View the full webinar on-demand here. Continue reading

CIOs: Are You Ready for the Big Game? [eBook]

Super BowlOn Sunday, the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks will square off in Super Bowl XLVIII. While many people tune in for the commercials and witty social media banter, plenty of others watch for love of the game itself. To die-hard fans, it’s fascinating to see which coach leads his team to victory thanks to a sound game plan and flawless execution, on the field and off. Continue reading

[Webinar Recap] Communicating IT’s Value to the Business, ft. Dr. George Westerman

Recently, we welcomed best-selling author of “The Real Business of IT” and research scientist leading MIT’s Center for Digital Business, Dr. George Westerman, to a live webinar on ‘communicating the value of IT to the business.’ This webinar can be viewed on-demand here.

The format of the event was a question-and-answer session between Gottfried Sehringer, Mendix VP of Worldwide Marketing, and Dr. Westerman.  Below is an edited transcript of their conversation. Continue reading

The Pony Express: The Story of America’s First Failed Logistics Project

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Pony Express 1Don’t raise your brow just yet, partner – hear me out. The Pony Express: that famed route across the continental United States developed back in the early 1860s to offer a dramatically faster way to deliver mail? That was actually America’s first failed logistics application. Here’s why. Continue reading

[Webinar Recap] Using Process Automation to Drive Compliance and Reduce Cost of Ownership for Life Science Systems

Webinar: Using Process Automation to Drive Compliance and Reduce Cost of Ownership for Clinical Systems
Presenter: Duncan Hall, CEO/Founder Triumph Consultancy
Originally Aired: 11:00AM December 10, 2013
View this webinar on-demand.

About Duncan Hall

Duncan Hall, CEO and Founder of Triumph Consultancy, has spent 15 years focusing on clinical trial improvement through better application and pairing of process and technology. He’s been involved in more than 20 CTMS projects throughout his career, and focuses on process automation and quality risk management. Continue reading

3 Myths about Application-Fueled Enterprise Innovation


The term innovation gets thrown around a lot in business. Whether they’re changing the world, your company, or your team, innovators are easy to point out once they’ve made an impact. It’s hard though, to define the variables that had an impact on those innovators. There are libraries of knowledge on “best practices” in application-fueled innovation. But the truth is, there’s a great deal of randomness involved, and our business minds don’t like that. Continue reading

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