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How to App Dev in the age of Digital Transformation: New challenges, new thinking

By | 2017-04-21T13:22:44+00:00 11 April 2017|Analysis, Software Development|

Look around you and ask yourself this: How far away am I from a software application? Software is everywhere and we live in an age that is increasingly enabled by software. Some might even go as far to say driven by software. Whether at work or play, we’re actively or passively using software. According to [...]

The real winners as VMware sells its vCloud AIR business

By | 2017-04-21T16:53:11+00:00 6 April 2017|Analysis, Cloud|

When VMware launched its vCloud Initiative at the 2008 VMworld conference it looked like it was going to move into and dominate the nascent cloud market as it had done the virtualisation space. It took five years, however for VMware to move from announcement to production. In that time, VMware had missed the boat and [...]

Why two heads are better than one for IBM and Salesforce in AI

By | 2017-03-09T13:23:11+00:00 9 March 2017|Analysis, Analytics, Partner Ecosystems, Software Development|

On Monday 6th March 2017, IBM and Salesforce announced they will form a strategic partnership centred on their Artificial Intelligent (AI) and cognitive computing products: IBM Watson and Salesforce Einstein. While many of the details around the integration are unclear this is neither a one sided, nor a Marketing announcement.  A strategic relationship for strategic [...]

Why HPE can be an Infrastructure Advocate

By | 2017-03-01T13:23:25+00:00 1 March 2017|Analysis, Cloud, IT operations and system management|

IT is under pressure to move out of the company data centre and into the cloud. The business sees it as the answer to many of today’s challenges and it often forms the platform on which Digital Transformation is built. The goal for the business is to become faster, more agile and innovative in order to [...]

What Really Matters? HIMSS 2017 Day One Insights

By | 2017-02-21T10:08:02+00:00 21 February 2017|Analysis, Healthcare|

Data of course! It helps you find new insights but ask relevant questions! At day one of HIMSS the prelude of the show was dedicated to education. I choose the stream on ‘Digital & Personal Connected Health’. And my personal key take-away: It’s all about the data and the way individual patient journeys can be [...]

Homing in on Salesforce’s healthcare capabilities

By | 2016-11-29T08:45:02+00:00 29 November 2016|Analysis, Healthcare, Vendor Analysis|

When thinking about how to handle customers successfully, Salesforce’s capacities in the field of customer relationship management (CRM) come to mind quickly. CRM has the power to positively transform the customer-client relationship and is seen as a crucial element in establishing long-standing ties between companies and their customers. Although CRM has been applied across various [...]

Is there a new VMware in the making? Four strategic moves that point to a yes

By | 2016-11-29T08:47:24+00:00 22 November 2016|Analysis, Cloud, IT operations and system management|

VMware’s success has resulted in a dominant market position leaving it both searching for new growth opportunities and facing pernicious threats to the market it controls. At VMworld Europe 2015, the company was facing uncertainty from the announcement that its parent company EMC was to be acquired by Dell. Its own long-term strategic vision also [...]

How best to use patient generated health data? The US government attempts to find an answer.

By | 2016-12-01T14:46:51+00:00 25 October 2016|Healthcare|

To counterbalance the foreseeable explosion of healthcare costs, reducing the length of hospitalisation – whilst minimising the risk of readmission – and incentivising prevention are seen as suitable measures to deliver care that is at the same time more cost efficient, improves patient outcomes and ensure a greater self-determination of the individual. Both concepts expand the radius [...]

Rethink your User Experiences (UX) for 2017 with CIC’s UX for Businesses Workshop

By | 2016-10-17T11:09:50+00:00 2 October 2016|Analysis, Consulting|

Organisations that create software have become increasingly aware of the importance of the experience that software provides to users. There are many reasons why user experience (UX) is important, including increased application adoption or sales, brand perception or creating a more appealing workplace. We have seen the power of experience through the success of organisations [...]

Health check: What the heck? Impressions from HEC2016

By | 2016-10-17T10:52:09+00:00 5 September 2016|Healthcare|

What the heck is HEC? It is the annual conference of the European Federation for Medical Informatics (EFMI) that teams up with the leading national organisations promoting Medical Informatics in the respective country it takes place. This year’s event came to Munich and was hosted by the Maximilian Ludwig University. Under the motto “Health-Exploring Complexity” [...]