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MongoDB: Looking to build on a decade of success

By |2019-07-11T14:13:51+00:0011 July 2019|Analysis, Cloud|

Databases are the beating heart of almost every software application. Today, relational databases are prevalent and most enterprises run Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, or the like. More recently, however, the relational database has been challenged. One vendor at the forefront of this change is document database provider, MongoDB. MongoDB held its annual MongoDB World event [...]

CIC Focus: Is Microsoft’s reality for AI really that different?

By |2019-04-12T18:03:07+00:0012 April 2019|Analysis, Artificial Intelligence, Vendor Analysis|

With the cacophony of announcements around Artificial Intelligence (AI) from many of the leading software vendors, you’d be forgiven for believing that each presents a unique direction to be investigated. The reality though is that while there are clear signs for differentiating focus, the hurdles and barriers for AI are common and the intentions and [...]

Can Adobe deliver a blockbuster in LA with Adobe XD?

By |2018-10-16T16:40:14+00:0016 October 2018|Analysis, User Experience, Vendor Analysis|

Adobe MAX – the creativity conference – left Las Vegas and is now back in LA after a two-year road trip. MAX covers the ever-increasing breadth of Adobe’s Creative Cloud portfolio that includes tools for graphic design, digital design, illustration, photography, film, and more. Aside from stalwarts such as Photoshop, Adobe’s focus is on Adobe [...]

European Union (EU) vs Google: This is not going to go the way you think, EU

By |2018-07-20T09:13:29+00:0020 July 2018|Analysis, Licensing, Mobile, Platforms and Operating Systems|

The European Union has fined Google €4 billion for acting, in what it says, is an anti-competitive way. This does not come as a surprise; the EU has a history with big US tech companies. One is reminded of its high-profile battle with Microsoft that resulted in a fine. Google’s “crime” is to use its [...]

AI in the docks: Are the believers forgetting something?

By |2018-06-09T16:06:46+00:009 June 2018|Analysis, Analytics, Artificial Intelligence|

A hot topic in technology right now is Artificial Intelligence (AI). Many will have seen Google's recent Duplex demo or the work that IBM has been doing in healthcare. Vendor keynotes have been packed with AI capabilities and customer success stories. However, there are some other stories that should sound a note of caution, and [...]

Not a trick question: What is a great Customer Experience?

By |2018-05-30T18:36:42+00:0030 May 2018|Analysis, Digital Transformation, User Experience|

May 2018 saw Adobe Summit come to London - Adobe's annual event where it shows off the latest capabilities within its Experience Cloud. Adobe’s aim is to enable enterprise organisations to create great Customer Experiences (CX), but as they presented their various products, I couldn’t help but feel a disconnect with the experiences I have [...]

UX Insights: Vendors need ‘Why’ as well as ‘How’

By |2018-04-11T14:03:43+00:0011 April 2018|Analysis, User Experience, Vendor Analysis|

Vendors have embraced the importance of User Experience (UX). Just look at Windows 10, IBM Verse or Android Oreo. It would be unfair to suggest that many did not respect UX before, however in recent years it has come to the fore. More vendors are encouraging their customers to embrace UX and are providing assistance [...]

What’s it going to take to achieve UX maturity?

By |2018-03-22T13:58:19+00:0022 March 2018|Analysis, Vendor Analysis|

In a nutshell - education and evangelism. UserZoom recently held its annual “Better UX” event in London. UserZoom is a vendor that offers a platform for measuring and improving User Experiences through enabling organisations to engage real product users. Since the last event in 2017, UserZoom has acquired UK-based WhatUsersDo. This enhanced its own offering [...]

HPE Re-Discovers itself, but is it on the right track?

By |2017-12-05T15:00:23+00:005 December 2017|Analysis, Cloud, Vendor Analysis|

A little over two years ago HP was a $120 billion IT giant that could rival the likes of IBM. Its business included consumer and enterprise hardware, software and professional services. At HPE Discover in Madrid (28-30 November 2017) we saw a very different business. A brief history of not much time On 1 November [...]

What is the best line of defence against Ransomware?

By |2017-10-11T15:40:17+00:0011 October 2017|Analysis, Software Security|

Of the various recent high-profile IT security breaches, perhaps the one to have the biggest impact on the public consciousness was that which affected the U.K.'s National Health Service. While other incidents may have had a greater financial cost or lead to greater loss of data, it was the inability for a hospital to treat [...]